Slouching Towards Totalitarianism, Contact Tracing, Part 4 of 7: Do you trust these people to protect your privacy under the Constitution?

Slouching Towards Totalitarianism, Contact Tracing, Part 4 of 7: Do you trust these people to protect your privacy under the Constitution?

Image: The Board of Directors of MTX Group, Inc., based in Albany, New York, which received a $295.2 million contract from the Texas Department of State Health Services to implement digital contact tracing throughout the State of Texas in order to identify with whom individuals have been in contact to prevent the spread of the […]

Representative Toth, Texas House Freedom Caucus call for state spending reductions, while Governor Abbott silent

Representative Toth, Texas House Freedom Caucus call for state spending reductions, while Governor Abbott silent

Image: State Representative Mayes Middleton, Republican of Houston, is Chairman of the Texas House of Representatives Freedom Caucus. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, May 7 – The Freedom Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives and State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, have called upon Governor Greg Abbott and the 87th […]

Flynn attempts to skirt Texas Constitution’s prohibition against his running for State House District 138

Flynn attempts to skirt Texas Constitution’s prohibition against his running for State House District 138

Image: Josh Flynn (right) with his father, State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van). The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Houston, December 15 – Harris County Department of Education President Josh Flynn, who is the political establishment candidate for the Republican nomination for House District 138 in Houston from which State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) is retiring, appears […]

Scam with Sham: Commissioners Court to scam taxpayers, circumvent Texas Constitution with sham contracts for nonprofits; Decimation of Hope Highway to cost $200K more

Conroe, September 24 – Under the super-secret “consent agenda,” the Montgomery County Commissioners Court intends to scam Montgomery County taxpayers with ten (10) sham contracts with nonprofits to whom the Commissioners Court is illegally gifting the public’s money. If nothing revealed the illegality of these payments previously, the sham contracts do. The Texas Constitution – […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Riley, Meador, Metts violate Texas Constitution by illegally funding private nonprofit corporations, ignore Noack’s brilliant suggestion

Conroe, August 5 – The Texas Constitution – and numerous Texas Attorney General Opinions – could not be more clear: it is against Texas law for a County government or a city to provide tax dollars to private nonprofit corporations and foundations. Nevertheless, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court – and three of its Commissioners, Mike […]

Keough removes 30.06-30.07 stickers from Montgomery County Judge’s Office, stands for right to bear arms and against government overreach

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, January 13 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, who came into office as a “reform conservative” only 12 days ago, has removed the 30.06-30.07 stickers on the front window of the County Judge’s Office, which liberal Craig Doyal had put on those windows. Those stickers ostensibly would prohibit “License-To-Carry” holders from carrying […]

Editorial: Board of District Judges should strictly enforce Texas Constitution’s “separation of powers,” bring County Auditor’s political involvement to swift halt

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer For at least 32 years, Montgomery County taxpayers have had to go it alone without any independent audit of County government finances. That’s led to disastrous consequences, such as massive overspending, a County Auditor acting as an advocate for Commissioners Court spending programs, nepotism, conflicts of interest, favoritism towards certain citizens […]

Commissioner Noack seeks to draw Montgomery County government management back to Commissioners Court, away from Doyal

Conroe, March 27 – Now that Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal is a lame duck after the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack is seeking again to return management and control of the Montgomery County government to the entire Commissioners Court and out of the hands of Doyal. The […]

After claiming – improperly – that he’s Montgomery County’s CEO, Doyal desperately seeks outside firm to provide unnecessary “strategic plan”

Conroe, November 26 – Embattled Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has included an agenda item that would permit him to hire another consulting firm for the Montgomery County to prepare a “strategic plan” for the County. In a November 20, 2017, memorandum, Doyal incorrectly claimed that he is “serving in essence as the county’s CEO.” […]

The Golden Hammer makes recommendations for Tuesday November 7 Constitutional Amendment election

Texas, Our Texas, November 4- The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, makes its recommendations for the Constitutional Amendment election set for Tuesday, November 7, 2017. There are seven (7) proposed amendments to Texas’ Constitution of 1876. In 1876, 11 years after the end of the American Civil War, Texans had had enough of the […]