For the good of the Montgomery County Republican Party, it’s time for Wilkerson to retire

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The July 15, 2019, Campaign Finance Report, which Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) Chairman Wally Wilkerson filed with the Texas Ethics Commission revealed a very troubling statistic. Wilkerson is squandering $40,000 per year of Republican Party funds on his private secretary and office overhead which provide no campaign value to the […]

Don’t feel good; Montgomery County Commissioners Court faces last day of budget workshop without any fiscal restraint

Conroe, July 27 – The most dangerous room in Montgomery County, Texas, on Funerary Friday, July 27, 2018, will be the Montgomery County Commissioners Courtroom where County Judge Craig Doyal and his cohorts have failed to examine the efficiency or waste of any County government operations since last year when they went through the same […]

Citizens Budget Committee adopts Fiscal Year 2019 goal of $20 million in Montgomery County government spending reductions with $4 million increase in law enforcement funding

Citizens Budget Committee adopts Fiscal Year 2019 goal of $20 million in Montgomery County government spending reductions with $4 million increase in law enforcement funding

Image: Five of the Citizens Budget Committee members, from left to right, Ginger Russell (Republican Precinct Chair, education expert, known as the Quiet Lady From Magnolia), Bob Bagley (Montgomery County Hospital District Board member, conservative activist), Kelli Cook (Campaign for Liberty Gulf Coast Regional Chair, policy wonk), Bill O’Sullivan (The Sage, Texas Patriots PAC Treasurer, […]

2 pages tucked in the backup materials for the March 20 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting illustrate the County’s corruption, waste

Conroe, March 17 – Among the 121 pages of Montgomery County government spending are two pages that illustrate well why County tax dollars rapidly disappear under the current regime running the local property tax dispensary with County Judge Craig Doyal leading the way. Under Agenda Item 9A4 on the secretive “consent agenda” for the March […]

When candidates run for office, guess whose job it is to make a SERIOUS decision?

Conroe, The Woodlands, New Caney, Magnolia, Montgomery, Porter, Willis, and Everywhere Else in Montgomery County, July 8 – Over the course of the past few weeks, three candidates have announced their intentions to run for the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, a governmental body seriously in need of major reform. Montgomery County’s government suffers from the […]

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

Conroe, April 23 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, celebrates 100 days of publication today. The online newspaper began publication at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017. For the first three weeks, the paper published weekly. It also had some major kinks to work out. One of them was the appearance. In its […]

WHY THE “GOETZGATE” SCANDAL IS MORE RELEVANT IN 2017 THAN 2016

The “Goetzgate” scandal requires some explaining from County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley. Magnolia, January 13 – With the tension between County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley intensifying as our community approaches the 2018 elections, the “Goetzgate” scandal has started to cross people’s minds more than ever previously, because neither Doyal […]