Montgomery County Judge Keough, in deal with voter-rejected Commissioner Metts, seeks to slap GOP supporters in face, transfer Precinct 4 employee to become taxpayer-funded lobbyist

Montgomery County Judge Keough, in deal with voter-rejected Commissioner Metts, seeks to slap GOP supporters in face, transfer Precinct 4 employee to become taxpayer-funded lobbyist

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough has continued his focus in serving Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts over any interests of the citizens from the beginning of his term through the present, when Keough has come to the aid of a Metts political appointee who will lose her job when Metts’ replacement comes into office […]

How conservative really is Attorney General challenger Louie Gohmert? Part 1 of 2: Missed votes, increasing his own salary

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, D.C., January 10 – Congressman Louie Gohmert has a reputation as a “conservative” in the United States House of Representatives and “inside the Beltway” of Washington, D.C. Nevertheless, a closer look at his voting record – beyond the “establishment”-serving American Conservative Union rating – reveals a troubling history of missed […]

The Folly of Woodlands Incorporation, Part 3: Meet the highest paid government employee in Montgomery County (outside of schools and forensic lab)

The Folly of Woodlands Incorporation, Part 3: Meet the highest paid government employee in Montgomery County (outside of schools and forensic lab)

Image: Woodlands Township General Manager Jeff Jones is the highest paid local government employee in Montgomery County, outside of schools and the County Forensics Laboratory, at $242,500 in salary, $97,727.50 in benefits, $7500 annual car allowance, and $20,000 in other expenses, for total annual compensation of $367.727.50, on the backs of Woodlands taxpayers. The Golden […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to hold public hearing Friday August 20 after finally figuring out amount of spending budget they approved

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 17 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court finally figured out how much spending they approved during the so-called “budget workshop” at the end of July, when Budget Director Amanda Carter issued the “preliminary budget” for Fiscal Year 2022 last week. The total spending budget they approved for the […]

Enormous unknowns, bureaucratic explosion plague Montgomery County’s FY 2022 Budget, even after conclusion of so-called “budget workshop”

Enormous unknowns, bureaucratic explosion plague Montgomery County’s FY 2022 Budget, even after conclusion of so-called “budget workshop”

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack cost the taxpayers $7,010,254 in services when he insisted on awarding himself and all other County government employees a 5% across-the board salary increase. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 3 – Under normal circumstances, when the Montgomery County Commissioners Court concludes its “budget workshop” and […]

Editorial: Noack and Riley should feel ashamed for betraying Montgomery County citizens

Eric Yollick, Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Hammer Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack should feel ashamed for his abject betrayal of Montgomery County citizens in the Commissioners Court “budget workshop.” Noack began the “budget workshop” with a carefully-planned proposal to give himself and all County government employees an across-the-board 5% pay raise, which will cost taxpayers […]

After year of destruction of lives, jobs, families, incomes, Montgomery County Commissioners Court, elected officials reward themselves with 5% pay raise

After year of destruction of lives, jobs, families, incomes, Montgomery County Commissioners Court, elected officials reward themselves with 5% pay raise

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court decision to reward themselves five percent (5%) across-the-board pay raises for all County government employees amounts to nothing short of treason, after more than a year of the government’s destruction of lives, jobs, families, and incomes among the private citizens who suffer the local tax burden. The Golden Hammer […]

Commissioner Charlie Riley transcends into Montgomery County’s own version of Dr. Strangelove during discussion of massive 5% across-the-board salary increases

Tags The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 29 – Montgomery County has gained its own version of “Dr. Strangelove” in none other than Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley. At the end of producer and director Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant movie Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Peter Sellers […]

State Representative Toth files bill to stop paying lawmakers who break quorum

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, July 14 – On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) filed House Bill 270 in response to Democrat lawmakers abandoning the Special Session of the Texas Legislature.. HB 270 would withhold taxpayer dollars for a year from legislators who prevent a quorum by skipping […]

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