Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Riley receives “The Golden Hammer Award” for costing County hundreds of millions of dollars in road grants due to his absence

Conroe, August 28 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley received “The Golden Hammer Award” for losing hundreds of millions of grant dollars for Montgomery County as a result of his failure to attend meetings of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (“HGAC”) Transportation Policy Council. The full presentation of Riley’s Award follows. “I once read […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts, City of Shenandoah move forward with David Memorial Drive Extension, while Riley, HGAC fail to secure necessary funding

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts, City of Shenandoah move forward with David Memorial Drive Extension, while Riley, HGAC fail to secure necessary funding

Image: While the David Memorial Drive Extension is underway, thanks to the efforts of Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler, the Shenandoah City Council, and Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts, the road project, which Wheeler and Metts both agree is important for mobility and for public safety, will now terminate at the northern edge of […]

After O’Sullivan’s comment about County taxpayers’ $56 million interest free loan to the State of Texas, Commissioners finally begin to take pass-through toll funds seriously

Conroe, July 3 – Bill O’Sullivan, Montgomery County’s “sage,” who just celebrated his 72nd birthday while worrying about the public fisc, warned the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, that they should act as quickly as possible to recover the $56 million of pass-through toll funds the State of Texas Department of […]

Breaking News: Riley intends to plow through W.G. Jones State Forest with major thoroughfare extension of Gosling Road

Breaking News: Riley intends to plow through W.G. Jones State Forest with major thoroughfare extension of Gosling Road

Image: Major Thoroughfare Plan Map, 2016, from Houston-Galveston Area Council, showing extension of Gosling Road north as a 4-lane, 80 foot right-of-way road, through the middle of the W.G. Jones State Forest immediately north of F.M. 1488 extending from the current Peoples Road. Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley is on the Policy Council […]

Sorry, Charlie, But You’re Lying About the Woodlands Parkway Extension: Major Thoroughfare “Nuclear Bombshells” Right Through The Woodlands, Part 2 of 2

Sorry, Charlie, But You’re Lying About the Woodlands Parkway Extension: Major Thoroughfare “Nuclear Bombshells” Right Through The Woodlands, Part 2 of 2

Image: HGAC and Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s 2016 Major Thoroughfare Plan showing Woodlands Parkway Extension (in purple dots to left of the words “Woodlands Parkway”) which will turn Woodlands Parkway into a major east-west thoroughfare that will connect Interstate 45 all the way to the TX 249 Tollway, also known as the […]

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Candidate Gregory Parker has a great day: great TV interview, major endorsement, serious fact-finding

Conroe, April 5 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker had a great day yesterday. First, Parker appeared on “It’s Hammer Time,” the Facebook Live television show (MCP.TV), which brilliant media director and producer Bill Brenza has engineered, to discuss his plans as County Commissioner. Parker told The Golden Hammer‘s Publisher that he considers […]

Repudiated at polls, Doyal panders to vendors by cramming HGAC Regional Transportation Plan down Montgomery County citizens’ throats (yes, it includes Woodlands Parkway Extension!)

Repudiated at polls, Doyal panders to vendors by cramming HGAC Regional Transportation Plan down Montgomery County citizens’ throats (yes, it includes Woodlands Parkway Extension!)

Image: A map showing a portion of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s 2045 Regional Transportation Plan that would force light rail into Montgomery County and high-speed rail along the TX 249 corridor. The Plan also includes the Woodlands Parkway Extension! Conroe, March 18 – The big-government bureaucrats are hovering around Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and […]

$The 6 Billion Man: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

Conroe, March 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal is the $6 billion man when it comes to government spending. The County government budget is $377 million with a crushing $55 million per year of annual debt service and long-term debt of in excess of half a billion dollars. That’s not enough spending for Craig […]

THE GOLDEN HAMMER’S JANUARY 24, 2017 COMMISSIONERS COURT RATINGS: Commissioners Pass Ethics Policy Under Tx-DOT Threat of Funding Withdrawal!

Conroe, January 28 – The Golden Hammer released Commissioners Court ratings for the January 24, 2017, meeting, with cumulative scores as well for the Fiscal Year 2017 reporting period. Points are good. COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING JANUARY 24, 2017, 9:30 A.M. (Judge Doyal and Commissioners, Meador, Noack, Riley, and Clark were present.) The Consent Agenda was […]