Mike Meador takes the gifts (of taxes) from you: after delays, Commissioner finally releases proposed budget with tiny cuts in bloated Precinct department

Mike Meador takes the gifts (of taxes) from you: after delays, Commissioner finally releases proposed budget with tiny cuts in bloated Precinct department

Image: County Judge Craig Doyal looks at Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador with admiration while likely thinking, “Wow, that guy really knows how to spend and tax!” Willis, June 24 – Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador finally released his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget almost a month after The Golden Hammer sought the […]

“Hit List” 2.0: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport starts her own list of “friends” and “likes” of her likely electoral opponent and CISD President Melanie Pryor Bush (The Davenports, Part 11)

“Hit List” 2.0: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport starts her own list of “friends” and “likes” of her likely electoral opponent and CISD President Melanie Pryor Bush (The Davenports, Part 11)

Image: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, the wife of political boss Marc Davenport, has begun to accumulate her own “Hit List” of political enemies. Conroe, June 23 – Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, who will attempt to run for re-election in the 2018 election, went around the small group of people who attended County Judge Craig […]

While Meador, Martin fight for secrecy, County Attorney Lambright fights to bring transparency to County budget process

While Meador, Martin fight for secrecy, County Attorney Lambright fights to bring transparency to County budget process

Image: Right to left, County Attorney J.D. Lambright, County Attorney’s Administrative Manager Natalie Laurent, December, 2016. Conroe, June 21 – As taxpayers are highly focused on the upcoming budget discussions for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the Montgomery County government, County Attorney J.D. Lambright has become a hero for the cause of transparency, while […]

Montgomery County’s Appraisal District gorging itself on its own high appraisals, seeks massive budget increase

Montgomery County’s Appraisal District gorging itself on its own high appraisals, seeks massive budget increase

Image: Montgomery Central Appraisal District Board of Directors member and County Commissioner Charlie Riley. Conroe, June 20 – Enjoying the fruits of its own massive appraisal increases, the Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD) plans a massive spending increase of $1,838,375, or 15.93%, for Fiscal Year 2018 over its 2017 operating budget. MCAD’s Board of Directors […]

Wayne Mack’s court: wheelhouse of inappropriate behavior, employee idleness (the Davenports, Part 9)

Wayne Mack’s court: wheelhouse of inappropriate behavior, employee idleness (the Davenports, Part 9)

Image: Left to right, Wayne Mack, Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace, with the man he refers to as “my favorite Commissioner,” Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador. Montgomery and Willis, June 19 – Wayne Mack’s Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Court, located in Montgomery and Willis, is a wheelhouse of inappropriate behavior and […]

Decimation of Hope Highway (Part 2 of 2-part series): real citizens appear before Commissioners Court to oppose $73 million, 3.6-mile, Tx-249 tollway

Decimation of Hope Highway (Part 2 of 2-part series): real citizens appear before Commissioners Court to oppose $73 million, 3.6-mile, Tx-249 tollway

Image: In foreground, State Representative Mark Keough who is running for Montgomery County Judge in the 2018 Republican Primary Election, and Governor Greg Abbott. In back, left to right, Keough Chief of Staff Jason Millsaps, Ruth Mesta, and Kurt Jones. Conroe, June 18 – Genuine citizens appeared before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to explain […]

Doyal’s, Riley’s, Meador’s fragile egos dominate June 13 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Doyal’s, Riley’s, Meador’s fragile egos dominate June 13 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, June 17 – The fragility of County Judge Craig Doyal’s, Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador’s, and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s egos dominated the June 13, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting. Doyal carefully channeled all discussion in a manner so it would sound positive to himself and his two allies. After […]

Charlie Riley Slams Citizen Interests With His Proposed Commissioner Precinct 2 Budget

Charlie Riley Slams Citizen Interests With His Proposed Commissioner Precinct 2 Budget

Image: Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley embracing major political contributor (and County vendor) Jeff Cannon, President of LJA Engineers, February 28, 2017. Magnolia, June 16 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley has submitted a proposed budget for his Commissioner Precinct that is against citizen interests, because it’s anti-roads, anti-spending reduction, and anti-law enforcement. Riley is very […]

BREAKING NEWS! County political establishment converges on county vendor LJA Engineers’ weekend fishing trip

BREAKING NEWS! County political establishment converges on county vendor LJA Engineers’ weekend fishing trip

Image: The itinerary for the Montgomery County political establishment’s fishing, gambling, and hunting trip kindly provided by County vendor LJA Engineering, Inc. UPDATE, June 16, 2017, 2:29 p.m. After this story broke yesterday in The Golden Hammer, County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner canceled their participation in this trip. Commissioner Mike Meador […]

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