Montgomery County Judge Keough cloaks major issues for Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting in secrecy to exclude public from deliberations

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 13 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough has cloaked several major issues in secrecy to exclude the public from the Commissioners Court’s deliberations during the Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Regular Meeting. Keough’s secrecy regarding those matters portends financial disaster for local taxpayers. Spay and neuter services for dogs […]

County Judge Keough, Commissioners Court add new method to secretive goverment: “special sessions”

County Judge Keough, Commissioners Court add new method to secretive goverment: “special sessions”

Image: Montgomery County Auditor spoke to an empty Commissioners Courtroom on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, during the “special meeting” of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The “special meetings” have become Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough’s and the Commissioners Court’s latest method of conducting government in secret. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 6 – […]

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 4 of 6: Charlie Riley’s $16 million ERP meltdown

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 4 of 6: Charlie Riley’s $16 million ERP meltdown

Image: Montgomery County Treasurer Melanie Bush (right) presides over the $16 million Enterprise Resource Planning software disaster of the Montgomery County government. Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, disgraced former County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, and terminated former County Auditor Phyllis Martin “gifted” the boondoggle to Bush and to Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo (shown at […]

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 2 of 6: Was this dark meeting of the United States Senate the most damaging in American history?

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 2 of 6: Was this dark meeting of the United States Senate the most damaging in American history?

Image: Former United States Congressman Ron Paul, Republican of Lake Jackson, spoke about the economic damage the Federal Reserve Board has caused on CNBC in October, 2019, and on many other occasions. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Washington, D.C., February 2 – Government is no longer for the people. Rather, government meets and operates […]

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 1 of 6: Magnolia ISD’s example of how government operates in secrecy

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 1 of 6: Magnolia ISD’s example of how government operates in secrecy

Image: Magnolia Independent School District Board of Trustees with Superintendent Todd Stephens fourth from left. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Magnolia, February 1 – With spending exploding, taxes skyrocketing, and government’s reach stretching, local governments are doing everything they can imagine to avoid public scrutiny. Their efforts directly contradict the policy of the […]

Despite AG Paxton’s admonishments about First Amendment rights, Texas House moves to limit citizen information about 87th Legislature in two key votes

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, January 15 – Despite the efforts of conservative Republican State Representatives and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a coalition of liberal Republicans and Democrats defeated a number of procedural votes to make Texas House of Representatives proceedings more open to the public, despite the Chinese Coronavirus, during the 87th […]

Commissioners Court to begin 2021 with enormous tax dollar spending spree, complete reversion to secrecy

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 12 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will begin 2021 today with a wild spending spree most of which they’ll approve in secret under the super-secret “consent agenda” which Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough has enlarged during his first two highly secretive years in office. The proposal, which […]

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