News Analysis: What happened to Julie Turner, James Noack from Power Top Ten List?

News Analysis: What happened to Julie Turner, James Noack from Power Top Ten List?

Image: Happier, more cohesive times? Julie Turner (center left in red jacket) and James Noack (center right in plaid shirt) definitely enjoyed more political cohesion on November 7, 2018. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Montgomery County, December 30 – The most conspicuous absences from The Golden Hammer‘s Power Top Ten List of the ten most powerful […]

Power Top Ten #1: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley

Power Top Ten #1: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner has developed enormous political self-discipline over the past three years. This photograph shows Riley (center) talking with constituents at one of his fundraisers. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, December 29 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley is The Golden Hammer‘s Power Top Ten #1. He runs the Montgomery […]

Montgomery County Toll Road Authority continues humpy financial performance, as quarterly reports cast shadow over Commissioners Court meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Magnolia, December 8 – The Montgomery County Toll Road Authority’s (MCTRA) quarterly financial statement, which will cast a shadow over today’s Commissioners Court meeting, continues to show severe mismanagement and poor financial operations. Despite glowing projections and promises from MCTRA President and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, […]

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 […]

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