BREAKING NEWS: Former Montgomery County Treasurer Gustavsen calls upon lame duck County Judge Doyal to “stop the vindictive firings” of County employees

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, November 11 – Former Montgomery County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen, one of the most revered people in Montgomery County government during the past fifty years, called upon Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal “to stop the vindictive firings of County Employees” specifically in reference to the November 13, 2018, Commissioners Court agenda item where […]

Editorial: All the way around, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s behavior regarding her “procedures manual” has been abominable

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer At the beginning, on December 1, 2017, Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport told Melanie Pryor Bush and Justin Pulliam, who requested a copy of her office procedures manual, that she couldn’t produce the document to them as “public information” because she had to protect the personal identifying information, including dates of […]

County Treasurer Davenport releases procedures manual, no surprise that it’s junk; but there was a problem…

County Treasurer Davenport releases procedures manual, no surprise that it’s junk; but there was a problem…

Image: One of the pages of information County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport withheld from public view, claiming that it was a trade secret, proprietary information, and a key to how to “manipulate” the County finance system. Conroe, March 9 – After Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ordered her to do so, Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport […]

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright: “AG ruling exactly in accord with advice we gave County Treasurer Davenport 90 days ago which she refused to follow”

Conroe, March 3 – “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s ruling is exactly in accordance with the advice we gave County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport 90 days ago,” said Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright of the official State of Texas decision ordering Davenport to release her office procedures manual that she attempt to withhold from public view […]

MORNING EXTRA! Gustavsen knew “manipulation of the county finance system” not part of job duties

MORNING EXTRA! Conroe, January 5 – Yesterday County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport admitted in a written statement that the County Treasurer Office procedures manual that she’s hiding from the public contains “step by step instructions on how to manipulate the county finance system.” Therefore, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper asked her predecessor Martha Gustavsen […]

Retired County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen endorses Melanie Pryor Bush over incumbent Davenport

Conroe, January 4 – Retired Montgomery County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen, one of the most popular figures in the history of Montgomery County politics, has endorsed Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees President Melanie Pryor Bush to replace incumbent County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport. Gustavsen had hired Davenport as a secretary in the County Treasurer’s Department […]

County Judge Craig Doyal reveals obsession with nepotistic relationship with County Treasurer

Conroe, May 29 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has revealed an obsession with the nepotistic relationship upon which he depends upon County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport who employs Doyal’s daughter. While it’s a classic example of the harm of nepotism within government, it’s also  sad for many other County employees as well as for Doyal’s […]

Guest Editorial: Former County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen talks about the County Treasurer’s Office

MARTHA GUSTAVSEN There are many reasons why the office of County Treasurer in Montgomery County should not be abolished. I served as Montgomery County Treasurer from 26.5 years (January 1, 1987 to June 30, 2013). In September of 2013, the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas presented me a “Lifetime Membership” in their association. The County […]

Doyal pushed for appointment of Stephanne Davenport as County Treasurer to get his daughter Lindsey Doyal into a higher paying job

Doyal pushed for appointment of Stephanne Davenport as County Treasurer to get his daughter Lindsey Doyal into a higher paying job

Image: Betty Graham was the first Montgomery County employee in history to receive a 45-Year Service Pin in 2014. Graham retired from Montgomery County in 2016 after 47 years of service. Graham had been County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen’s choice as her interim successor as County Treasurer. The Commissioners Court voted to appoint Stephanne Davenport instead. […]