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 […]

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Conroe, June 3 – Two cases vitally important to Montgomery County – the “Video-Gate” investigation of County Judge Craig Doyal and the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) criminal prosecution of Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and consultant Marc Davenport – are progressing slowly. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, provides this update after […]

“Video-Gate”: Doyal should face consequences; benchmarking law enforcement

“Video-Gate”: Doyal should face consequences; benchmarking law enforcement

Image: Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson. Conroe, May 30 – The “Video-Gate” scandal involving Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s filming of political advertisements in his official County Judge Office inside the Sadler Administration Building is a test of the integrity of our law enforcement community. There is every reason to believe that Sheriff Rand Henderson […]

Open Meetings Act prosecution of Doyal, Riley plods forward in Court of Appeals

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Beaumont, May 10 – The accelerated pace of the State of Texas’s appeal to the Beaumont Court of Appeals in its prosecution of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport for violating the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) has slowed slightly. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Precinct 4 Operations Manager Willett uses County dump truck to take materials to his home

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Grangerland, May 5 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has confirmed that Precinct 4 Operations Manager Tracy Willett instructed a Montgomery County government dump truck to take road materials to his home outside of Grangerland on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The materials appear to be dirt and road fill […]

Liberty County Commissioner McCarty’s conviction and removal from office raises the spector of Montgomery County’s “Goetz-gate” scandal: “This jury sent a message that they wanted change”

Liberty County Commissioner McCarty’s conviction and removal from office raises the spector of Montgomery County’s “Goetz-gate” scandal: “This jury sent a message that they wanted change”

Image: Former Liberty County Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike McCarty, removed from office on April 24, 2017, after a Liberty County jury convicted him of misuse of government property. Liberty, April 25 – The conviction of Liberty County Commissioner, Precinct 1, Mike McCarty and his subsequent removal from office yesterday for misuse of government personnel […]