County government officials bemoan problems with $16 million behemoth of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system

Conroe, October 21 – It was a guess and a lie when Montgomery County Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo, at the behest of then-County Judge Craig Doyal, said that the price of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software was fixed at $14.8 million during an August 18, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting. County Auditor Phyllis Martin urged […]

Riley’s liberal political machine decimates Montgomery County Republican Party’s General Election campaign

Riley’s liberal political machine decimates Montgomery County Republican Party’s General Election campaign

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, who filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2002 and now controls the Montgomery County Republican Party and the “Republican Voters of Texas PAC,” appeared with Democrat Jimmie Dotson, who is running for election to the Woodlands Township Board of Directors in the November 3, 2020, General Election. The […]

Over Commissioner Riley’s vehement resistance, County government releases Forensics Center plans, reveals Riley lied to public, Commissioners Court

Over Commissioner Riley’s vehement resistance, County government releases Forensics Center plans, reveals Riley lied to public, Commissioners Court

Image: Architect’s rendering, drawn on August 5, 2020, of Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s dream Forensics Center,  designed for Montgomery County’s projected population in 2052 (!), which would cost the taxpayers $18.1 million. Riley lied to the members of the Commissioners Court and the public on September 22 when he said there were no architect […]

Commissioners Court approves construction of at least $18 million Forensics Center with no plans, specifications, knowledge

Commissioners Court approves construction of at least $18 million Forensics Center with no plans, specifications, knowledge

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack tried to stop the Montgomery County Commissioners Court from committing to construction of a Forensics Center, which will cost at least $18.1 million to the taxpayers, but the Riley-Meador-Metts tax dollar spending freight train stop rolled over him. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 23 – […]

Without Commissioners Court approval of plans, drawings, budget, or specifications, Riley wants to proceed with advertising for bids for Forensics Center

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 22 – On the super secret “consent agenda,” Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley has placed a project for approval which will cost Montgomery County taxpayers between 18 and 19 million dollars. On the secretive agenda, secrecy apparently being the key to the manner in which Riley […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley continues to use public trust to enrich his family, this time with campaign funds paid directly to daughter

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley continues to use public trust to enrich his family, this time with campaign funds paid directly to daughter

Image: It’s not surprising that Alicia Riley Curry, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s daughter, is such a vehement supporter of her father. He’s directly paying her out of campaign funds each month. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Magnolia, September 21 – Last Wednesday, September 16, when Alicia Riley Curry went up to a […]

Riley’s family obsessed with conservative Republican critic, disturbs her, while raising big question about Deanne Riley’s job

Conroe, September 17 – In a confrontation which revealed the Riley family’s obsession with criticism by conservative Republican leader Ginger Russell, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner’s daughter, Alicia Riley Curry, disrupted a quiet lunch meeting among three conservatives – Russell, Doris Fike, and Cheila McKay – at the Citizens Grill in Conroe on F.M. 1488 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Under Noack’s great leadership, Riley’s surprise, Montgomery County Commissioners Court retreats from tax increase, actually lowers taxes

BREAKING NEWS! Under Noack’s great leadership, Riley’s surprise, Montgomery County Commissioners Court retreats from tax increase, actually lowers taxes

Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley made the motion to adopt a tax rate of 43.12 cents per $100 valuation, which is a slight decrease in County government taxes, at the September 8, 2020, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting. Riley’s motion passed unanimously. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 9 – Montgomery County taxpayers […]

Gregory Parker, Guest Editorial: Corruption, cronyism continues in Montgomery County government

Gregory Parker, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer “There are no necessary evils in government; Its evils exist only in its abuses.” ~ President Andrew Jackson. Previously I wrote an article entitled “Why the Worst Rise to the Top?” In it, I identified three factors that aid the worst individuals in their rise to the top: […]

Republican Party calls emergency meeting to spur Commissioners Court not to raise taxes on Montgomery County taxpayers in midst of Chinese Coronavirus panic, while Commissioners Court postpones Thursday meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 26 – The Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) will conduct an emergency meeting of the Republican County Executive Committee (CEC) on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Precinct 66 Chairman Adrian Kaiser and Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz, who is also a Precinct Chairman, were the instigators of the call […]

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