The Golden Hammer ratings: how did government officials rate during the Chinese Coronavirus response

The Golden Hammer ratings: how did government officials rate during the Chinese Coronavirus response

Image: Throughout the Chinese Coronavirus response, Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson led in accordance with Constitutional principles and with a tender heart for individuals, families, and businesses suffering. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 19 – The Golden Hammer has received substantial feedback from our readers and the Montgomery County community in general with respect to the […]

With 230 active Wuhan virus cases, 6 deaths, community reeling from government-dictated economic shutdown, Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes to give away money to favored nonprofits

With 230 active Wuhan virus cases, 6 deaths, community reeling from government-dictated economic shutdown, Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes to give away money to favored nonprofits

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley pushed a motion to give tax dollars away, even though taxpayers are reeling from the County government’s dictated shutdown of the local economy. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Washington, D.C., April 16 – Montgomery County presently has 230 active Wuhan virus cases, 6 deaths therefrom, and […]

Deceptive “Republican Voters of Texas PAC” little more than continuation of Riley’s “war against conservatives”

Deceptive “Republican Voters of Texas PAC” little more than continuation of Riley’s “war against conservatives”

Image: The so-called “Republican Voters of Texas PAC” is little more than a continuation of Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s “war against conservatives.” In the photograph, Riley, shown at left, is doing “battle” with a representative of the elected conservative Republican Precinct Chairs, at right. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Montgomery County, March […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on September 24, 2019, with, from left to right, Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 14 – As Fiscal Year […]

Ave atque vale, fellow cult members

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Hail and farewell. Three years ago, a person who is the subject of some of the articles in The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, accused me of having a “puppet master.” That’s a concept he understood, because he was a puppet master himself (and, arguably, continues to be today.) My […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court passes “historic” Budget, Noack asks “After hearing that [citizen comment], I wonder what the temperature in Hell is?”

Conroe, September 5 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court passed an historic Fiscal Year 2020 Budget in the amount of $336,572,225 with a $0.4475 per $100 valuation tax rate. The budget was historic, because it was the first time in history when the Commissioners Court adopted a budget at the “effective tax rate” or less. […]

Not charity but raw politics will dominate August 13 County Commissioners Court meeting, just like in the days of Terri Jaggers

Not charity but raw politics will dominate August 13 County Commissioners Court meeting, just like in the days of Terri Jaggers

Image: Check from Meals on Wheels to Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts for fuel? Conroe, August 13 – It’s not charity when you’re giving away other people’s money. It’s raw politics, Terri Jaggers style. Metts has placed the following item on the Commissioners Court agenda: “Consider and approve carrying over remaining contingency funds […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Riley, Meador, Metts violate Texas Constitution by illegally funding private nonprofit corporations, ignore Noack’s brilliant suggestion

Conroe, August 5 – The Texas Constitution – and numerous Texas Attorney General Opinions – could not be more clear: it is against Texas law for a County government or a city to provide tax dollars to private nonprofit corporations and foundations. Nevertheless, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court – and three of its Commissioners, Mike […]

With Noack’s, Keough’s strong leadership, Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts budget at “effective rate” (same taxes as last year!) for first time in recent history!

With Noack’s, Keough’s strong leadership, Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts budget at “effective rate” (same taxes as last year!) for first time in recent history!

Image: Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae (back to camera) spoke to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Thursday, August 1, 2019, as the Commissioners Court voted to adopt a 44.75 cents per $100 valuation tax rate and set the Montgomery County Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at $336,506,358. Conroe, August 2 – The Montgomery […]

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