The Golden Hammer, Yollick celebrate “Sunshine Week” with victory over San Jacinto River Authority in Court of Appeals!

The Golden Hammer, Yollick celebrate “Sunshine Week” with victory over San Jacinto River Authority in Court of Appeals!

Image: Guillaume Courteois, “David and Goliath,” 1650-1660, Oil on Canvas, Palazzo del Conservatori, Rome. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Beaumont, March 19 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, and its Editor Eric Yollick celebrated “Sunshine Week,” March 14 to 20, in honor of open government with a victory in the Beaumont […]

Beaumont Court of Appeals changes judge panel on precipice of ruling in The Golden Hammer’s case against San Jacinto River Authority

Beaumont Court of Appeals changes judge panel on precipice of ruling in The Golden Hammer’s case against San Jacinto River Authority

Image: Chief Justice Scott Golemon of the Beaumont Court of Appeals. Beaumont, January 6 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals announced on Monday, January 4, 2021, that it was forming a new panel of Justices to determine whether the San Jacinto River Authority should get away with hiding its most important operational document from the […]

Beaumont Court of Appeals takes the ethical approach all the way around in Texas Open Meetings Act case

Beaumont, November 1 – The four-person Beaumont Court of Appeals has taken the ethical approach all the way around in the Texas Open Meetings Act criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport. Justice Charles Kreger recused himself from participating in the case. […]

Open Meetings Act prosecution submits final briefs to Court of Appeals in criminal case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Beaumont, October 25 – After a blockbuster “friend of the court” Brief from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urging the Beaumont Court of Appeals to permit the criminal indictments of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport to proceed to trial, the Special Prosecutors – […]

Morning Extra! State’s brief due May 31 in TOMA case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Beaumont, May 16 – The Official Court Reporter of the 221st District Court filed her Reporter’s Record on May 11, 2017. The Beaumont Court of Appeals has established the briefing schedule. The State of Texas’ Brief is due May 31, 2017, since the Court of Appeals is treating the case as an accelerated appeal. Under […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Image: Chief Justice Steve McKeithen of the Ninth Court of Appeals of Beaumont. Beaumont, April 29 – The Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont has accelerated the appeal in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport for allegedly violating the Texas Open […]

BREAKING NEWS: Court of Appeals Rules That Large Groundwater Producers May Challenge Regulations of Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

Beaumont, February 2 – In a major victory for water users in Montgomery County, the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont ruled that large water producers may challenge the validity and reasonableness of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservative District’s (LSGCD) rules under the Texas Water Code and the Texas Declaratory Judgments Act. The opinion, which […]