Establishment versus reform highlights news shorts – Texas Open Meetings criminal briefs, Magnolia area taxation without representation, Wilkerson fighting to keep anti-conservative control

Establishment versus reform highlights news shorts – Texas Open Meetings criminal briefs, Magnolia area taxation without representation, Wilkerson fighting to keep anti-conservative control

Image: Conservative activist Ginger Russell, a year or two ago, contemplating her future discussions with her friend Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. Conroe and Magnolia, October 10 – These news stories may be short, but they’re important nonetheless. All three stories highlight the ongoing battle between the Montgomery County political “establishment” and reform efforts […]

Trial of the 21st Century: Prosecutors file reply to Montgomery County’s Judge Doyal’s brief in Open Records Act criminal case

Beaumont, October 5 – Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey of Houston filed a reply brief on Monday, October 2, 2017, to Montgomery County Craig Doyal’s brief in the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont, the appellate case involving the criminal indictment of Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport (who […]

BREAKING NEWS! Doyal, Riley issue disgusting Tx-249 propaganda glorifying their own corruption, major contributor to their criminal legal defense fund

BREAKING NEWS! Doyal, Riley issue disgusting Tx-249 propaganda glorifying their own corruption, major contributor to their criminal legal defense fund

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 23 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley issued a disgusting Tx-249 Tollway propaganda press release this afternoon in which they tried to glorify a “donation” of shopping center and commercial developer Varde Partners to the right-of-way along the proposed highway boondoggle claiming that it […]

Riley, Davenport obtain additional extension to file brief in criminal Open Meetings Act case against them, delay clearly major political strategy

Beaumont, September 13 – Both criminal defendants Charlie Riley, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner, and Marc Davenport, local political boss and consultant as well as the First Gentleman to incumbent County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, requested and received 21 day extensions to file their responsive appellate briefs in the case involving their criminal indictments under the […]

Prosecutors provide cogent summary of criminal case against County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, Davenport, argue trial court should not have dismissed criminal proceedings against them

Prosecutors provide cogent summary of criminal case against County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, Davenport, argue trial court should not have dismissed criminal proceedings against them

Beaumont, July 13 – The prosecutors, acting on behalf of the State of Texas, who are pursuing criminal convictions against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss and consultant Marc Davenport, filed their opening Brief late in the day on Monday, July 10, 2017, in the Ninth […]

BREAKING NEWS! Prosecution files brief, presses forward, in criminal case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport: The TOMA Trial, the Trial of the 21st Century

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, July 12 – The prosecution, the State of Texas, filed its Brief in the Beaumont Court of Appeals late Monday, July 10, 2017, arguing that the trial judge, Randy Clapp of Wharton County who acted as a visiting judge, erred when he ruled that the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) was unconstitutional […]

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Conroe, June 3 – Two cases vitally important to Montgomery County – the “Video-Gate” investigation of County Judge Craig Doyal and the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) criminal prosecution of Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and consultant Marc Davenport – are progressing slowly. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, provides this update after […]

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Image: The Notice of Appeal, which Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey, filed to appeal on behalf of the State of Texas the criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport. Conroe, April 21 – Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey filed the State of Texas’ Notice […]

The problem is with Craig and Charlie, not the Open Meetings Act

The problem is with Craig and Charlie, not the Open Meetings Act

Image: Criminal defendants Craig Doyal (County Judge) and Charlie Riley (Precinct 2 County Commissioner) have attempted to argue that they’re so afraid of Section 143 of the Texas Open Meetings Act that they won’t even socialize together or communicate for fear of criminal prosecution. Here’s Charlie’s February 18, 2016, fundraiser where a quorum of the […]

Creighton clarifies his precise goal for Jones Forest, provides update on 85th Texas Legislature

The Woodlands, April 3 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) told The Golden Hammer Sunday afternoon, “My goal for the upcoming committee hearing on Senate Bill 1964 would be to restrict the entire forest to its current use, which is undeveloped, until the Texas A&M System talks about its preferences and has a conversation with […]