BREAKING NEWS! 284th District Judge Bays orders SJRA to turn Emergency Action Plan over to The Golden Hammer’s Publisher, SJRA appeals

BREAKING NEWS! 284th District Judge Bays orders SJRA to turn Emergency Action Plan over to The Golden Hammer’s Publisher, SJRA appeals

Image: On Friday, September 1, 2017, San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston stood on the Lake Conroe Dam with other officials to try to justify why the Authority had flooded thousands of homes downstream during Tropical Storm Harvey without failing to give any warning to the homeowners. On Monday, February 25, 2019, 284th […]

Charlie’s gibberish: Montgomery County Commissioner Riley easily makes most ignorant comment of the day during July 25 Commissioners Court budget workshop

Conroe, July 26 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley easily made the most ignorant comment of the entire day, July 25, 2018, of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court budget workshop. In response to a request by Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright to hire an additional attorney and a legal assistant and buy some computer […]

Houston Mayor Turner’s former press secretary’s indictment for violating Texas Open Records Act sends message to Doyal, Montgomery County government to start complying

Houston and Conroe, July 22 – In light of the July 19, 2018, indictment of Darian Eve Ward, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s former press secretary, for illegally withholding public information requested under the Texas Public Information Act/Open Records Act, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and the Montgomery County government generally should take heed that at […]

Rather than focusing on her work for the taxpayers during her last few months in office after landslide electoral defeat, County Treasurer Davenport submits massive bizarre Open Records Act request to Montgomery County Attorney Lambright

Rather than focusing on her work for the taxpayers during her last few months in office after landslide electoral defeat, County Treasurer Davenport submits massive bizarre Open Records Act request to Montgomery County Attorney Lambright

Image: Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport submitted a bizarre Texas Open Records Act request to County Attorney J.D. Lambright on May 24, 2018, and revealed that hatred and venom continue to consume her almost four months after her landslide loss to challenger Melanie Pryor Bush in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. Conroe, July […]

County Judge Doyal threatens, bullies Montgomery County government employees NOT to provide information to Citizens Budget Committee

County Judge Doyal threatens, bullies Montgomery County government employees NOT to provide information to Citizens Budget Committee

Image: Typical Montgomery County government employee in Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s perfect world, as he envisions it. Conroe, June 9 – The Golden Hammer has confirmed that Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks have instructed County Department Directors not to provide information to or participate in the deliberations of […]

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright: “AG ruling exactly in accord with advice we gave County Treasurer Davenport 90 days ago which she refused to follow”

Conroe, March 3 – “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s ruling is exactly in accordance with the advice we gave County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport 90 days ago,” said Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright of the official State of Texas decision ordering Davenport to release her office procedures manual that she attempt to withhold from public view […]

Breaking News: Texas Attorney General Paxton rules against Montgomery County Treasurer Davenport, orders her to stop hiding her office procedures manual from public!

Breaking News: Texas Attorney General Paxton rules against Montgomery County Treasurer Davenport, orders her to stop hiding her office procedures manual from public!

Image: Top of letter ruling from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who has ordered Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport to stop withholding from the public her office procedures manual. Paxton issued the ruling on February 28, 2018. BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, March 1- Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton has ordered Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport […]

Montgomery County Government “For Sale” Part 5: Phonoscope corruption requires secrecy

Montgomery County Government “For Sale” Part 5: Phonoscope corruption requires secrecy

Image: Montgomery County government record produced, after redaction, in response to an Open Records Act request concerning fiber optic cable company Phonoscope’s business relationship with the County government, corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport, and others. At Phonoscope’s and Davenport’s demand, the County government only produced that information on September 26, 2017, and claimed that […]

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

Image: On October 12, 2017, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley asked precisely the right question to engineer Sam Hinojosa of Halff Associates, Inc., the engineering firm doing a $2 million study for the San Jacinto River Authority, which many hold responsible for much of the flooding downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam during […]

Mike Meador takes the gifts (of taxes) from you: after delays, Commissioner finally releases proposed budget with tiny cuts in bloated Precinct department

Image: County Judge Craig Doyal looks at Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador with admiration while likely thinking, “Wow, that guy really knows how to spend and tax!” Willis, June 24 – Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador finally released his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget almost a month after The Golden Hammer sought the […]