Power Top Ten #3: District Attorney Brett Ligon

Power Top Ten #3: District Attorney Brett Ligon

Image: Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon. Conroe, December 22 – District Attorney Brett Ligon is the 3rd most powerful person in Montgomery County. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, continues the tradition of listing the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County. The Power Top Ten doesn’t commemorate the […]

Editorial: Keep the eye on the ball (smaller government), don’t overreact, and don’t wish harm on others

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer As we head into some very serious elections, tough political debates, and a new year, it’s important that we keep our eye on the ball: we need smaller government. We need government that doesn’t spend our money so freely, that doesn’t spend wastefully, that doesn’t keep raising our taxes, and that […]

Editorial Update: Montgomery County’s Spaceman: ethics can’t be “aspirational” if we can’t even reach the floor, plus a tribute to two courageous ladies

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: THIS EDITORIAL WAS UPDATED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, TO REFLECT CURRENT EVENTS. Eric Yollick, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Back in February when the Montgomery County Commissioners Court considered whether to pass a Code of Ethics in order to comply with a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requirement, so the County could continue to […]

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner’s electoral contest starts to get dirty

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner’s electoral contest starts to get dirty

Image: The 1844 Presidential Election was one of the nastiest in American history up to that point. James Knox Polk, one of the United States’ greatest presidents, defeated Whig Henry Clay, primarily because Polk supported annexation of Texas, the greatest place on Earth. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: THIS STORY HAS AN UPDATE, DATED NOVEMBER 17, 2017, 0930. […]

Reform County Judge candidate Keough signs “Contract with Montgomery County”

Conroe, November 15 – Reform County Judge candidate Mark Keough, who is running to clean up Montgomery County’s government and seeking the Republican Nomination in the March 6, 2018, Primary Election, signed his “Contract with Montgomery County” during a packed event in downtown Conroe last night. Keough announced the terms of the “Contract with Montgomery […]

Metts, Mack perpetuate Davenport’s impersonation of public employee

Metts, Mack perpetuate Davenport’s impersonation of public employee

Image: Embattled County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport (left) and corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport (right). Conroe, November 2 – James Metts and Wayne Mack, two Justices of the Peace in Montgomery County, have perpetuated corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport’s impersonation of a public employee for several years. Their actions would seem to raise the […]

Why Charlie Riley had to get Deanne a job: the full story

Why Charlie Riley had to get Deanne a job: the full story

Image: Some personnel from Precinct 5 Constable David Hill’s office, June 28, 2017, left to right: Deanne Riley (receptionist), Chris Jones (Chief Deputy), Billy Masden (Captain), and Rebecca Stauth (receptionist). Magnolia and Conroe, October 31 – Before the end of the year in 2016, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley realized he had to get […]

Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Parker stresses “Texas values” in campaign kickoff

Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Parker stresses “Texas values” in campaign kickoff

Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker at the Blackwood Gun Club in Conroe on October 23, 2017. Conroe, October 23 – “I’m fighting to bring Texas values back into the Precinct 2 County Commissioner’s office,” explained Gregory Parker, a former Republican Comal County Commissioner who is running against two others for Montgomery County’s […]

Montgomery County Government for Sale! Part 1: The Prelude to Corruption

Image: Jacqueline Lanell Felder, convicted of bribery and tampering with a governmental record, was a “very good employee” in the eyes of former Custodial Maintenance Director Wayne Mack. Conroe, October 1 – The citizens should have seen the corruption coming from a distance, because the prelude began to brew and some of the signs were […]