It’s Hammer Time to air live, beginning at 11:45 a.m., from Board of District Judges meeting concerning Montgomery County Auditor

Montgomery County, September 14 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live/YouTube show on MCP.TV, will air live today, Friday, September 14, 2018, beginning at 11:45 a.m. from the Montgomery County Courthouse where the Board of District Judges will meet to discuss whether to re-appoint Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin to another 2-year term and […]

BREAKING NEWS! County Auditor Martin’s secret budget request to Board of District Judges raises troubling questions about her performance

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 14 – The Golden Hammer has obtained County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s secret budget request to the Board of District Judges which she presented to them on Monday, September 10, 2018. Martin’s secret budget request raises troubling questions about her job performance and her independence as an auditor. Martin provided a 9-page submittal […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Noack leads move to cut County Auditor’s FY 2019 budget by cost of Budget Office

Montgomery County Commissioner Noack leads move to cut County Auditor’s FY 2019 budget by cost of Budget Office

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack urged the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to reduce the County Auditor’s Budget by the amount of money set aside for the Budget Office, which took away some of the County Auditor’s functions. The Auditor, Phyllis Martin, fought against reducing the bureaucracy of her department. Noack’s motion passed […]

District Judge Michalk harshly criticizes Montgomery County Auditor Martin on ERP secrecy

Conroe, September 2 – 221st District Judge Lisa Michalk harshly criticized Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin for Martin’s failure to disclose to and communicate with the Board of District Judges about the $14.85 million Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software Martin has pushed the taxpayers to purchase. Despite not reviewing any contract, any specifications or terms […]

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, Auditor Phyllis Martin receive The Golden Hammer Award for wasting millions of dollars on Enterprise Resource Planning software

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, Auditor Phyllis Martin receive The Golden Hammer Award for wasting millions of dollars on Enterprise Resource Planning software

Image: Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport (left), on her way out as Treasurer on December 31, 2018, much to relief of the taxpayers, and County Auditor Phyllis Martin (right), possibly also on her way out, begged the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to spend $14.9 million more on the Enterprise Resource Planning software which confers no […]

Editorial: Please end the ERP madness and put those funds where they should go, Sheriff’s patrol officers, A/C for cages for Animal Control

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The complete madness known as the “Enterprise Resource Planning” (ERP) software of the Montgomery County government must come to an end right now. It’s again on the agenda for the Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Commissioners Court. Since this Commissioners Court feels obligated to spend money rather than saving the taxpayers’ burden, […]

Commissioners Court holds somewhat informal tax rate hearing on August 24, but still tries to blame others for lack of spending leadership

Conroe, August 26 – On Friday morning, August 24, 2018, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court held a hearing on the tax rate, which didn’t make much sense, since the Court has not presented a proposed budget yet. Nevertheless, two citizens – this newspaper’s Publisher (photograph above) and Mark Frank (photograph below) – attended the hearing. […]

Davenport Ring rears its ugly head to push “one of most costly items” Montgomery County government has ever purchased, $15 to $20 million ERP system; Davenport, Martin yell at County Judge Doyal, Palomo in secret meeting

Davenport Ring rears its ugly head to push “one of most costly items” Montgomery County government has ever purchased, $15 to $20 million ERP system; Davenport, Martin yell at County Judge Doyal, Palomo in secret meeting

Image: Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo, Jr., CPPB, dared go against the wishes of the Davenport Ring, the corrupt group of elected officials and County employees, who follow the direction of corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport, when Jalomo deferred the proposed $15 to $20 million Enterprise Resource Planning software that was on the August 14, […]

Montgomery County Auditor Martin embarrassed as Board of District Judges, under Robin’s leadership, begin real oversight

Montgomery County Auditor Martin embarrassed as Board of District Judges, under Robin’s leadership, begin real oversight

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin hides her face from the citizens and from The Golden Hammer‘s watchful eye, as the Board of District Judges chided her for failing to provide sufficient backup materials to support her request for a hefty salary increase for herself and for her bureaucratic staff. Expecting to waltz out of the […]

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