Montgomery County Treasurer Davenport displays finance ignorance during “budget workshop,” costs County a fortune in payroll expense

Montgomery County Treasurer Davenport displays finance ignorance during “budget workshop,” costs County a fortune in payroll expense

Image: Embattled County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport presented her department budget proposal on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, with Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts reading or sleeping in the background. Conroe, July 31 – Embattled Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport attempted to fool the public into believing the financial economy of her payroll operation […]

Metts’ JP court strikes out as worst run court in Montgomery County, loss leader

Metts’ JP court strikes out as worst run court in Montgomery County, loss leader

Image: Data compilation of Montgomery County Justice Courts, Fiscal Year 2016 (October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016). Sources: Texas Office of Court Administration, Montgomery County government. New Caney and Conroe, July 30 – Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts strikes out as the worst run Justice Court in Montgomery County and a […]

Doyal, Commissioners Court impose tax increase (with increased appraisals), utterly fail to cut County government spending, keep tax rate at $0.4667 per $100

Doyal, Commissioners Court impose tax increase (with increased appraisals), utterly fail to cut County government spending, keep tax rate at $0.4667 per $100

Image: The explosive spending growth of the Montgomery County government under County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador has gone nuclear. They’ve done nothing to manage the operations of the County government. While they’ve slept (or played golf), the citizens have paid taxes. Conroe, July […]

County Judge’s proclaimed spending reduction is actually Noack’s, Clark’s spending reduction!

County Judge’s proclaimed spending reduction is actually Noack’s, Clark’s spending reduction!

Image: Precinct 3 Constable Ryan Gable (back to camera) speaking to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Thursday, July 27, 2018. Court members, left to right, Jim Clark (Precinct 4), James Noack (Precinct 3), Judge Craig Doyal, Charlie Riley (Precinct 2), and Mike Meador (Precinct 1). Conroe, July 27 – County Judge Craig Doyal and […]

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s latest way to try to fool citizens to make them believe he’s a “fiscal conservative”: “pass-throughs”

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s latest way to try to fool citizens to make them believe he’s a “fiscal conservative”: “pass-throughs”

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal excitedly discussing his latest method of trying to fool the citizens of this community, so-called “pass throughs,” by trying to make them believe that the County government hasn’t raised spending as much as it has. Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Brian Dawson (left) and Doyal’s “chief of staff” jim […]

County Custodial Maintenance Director Garcia reveals total ignorance of management, claims reduction in top-heavy salaries budget would lead to “catastrophe” and “sick building syndrome”

County Custodial Maintenance Director Garcia reveals total ignorance of management, claims reduction in top-heavy salaries budget would lead to “catastrophe” and “sick building syndrome”

July 26 – Montgomery County Custodial Maintenance Department Director Lorena Garcia proclaimed that adoption of the Citizens Budget Committee Report’s recommendation to reduce her Department’s salaries would lead to “catastrophic” impacts on Montgomery County, even announcing her fear of “sick building syndrome” and mass layoffs of custodial staff. Garcia, of course, failed to consider the […]

Precinct 2 Commissioner candidates Dawson, Parker discuss Citizens Budget Committee Report, while Riley stands mute; meanwhile, serious legal issue arises with “Budget Workshop”

Precinct 2 Commissioner candidates Dawson, Parker discuss Citizens Budget Committee Report, while Riley stands mute; meanwhile, serious legal issue arises with “Budget Workshop”

Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker. Magnolia, July 25 – Both Brian Dawson and Gregory Parker, the two challengers running against incumbent Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlier Riley, contacted¬†The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, to discuss the Citizens Budget Committee Report, which issued on Friday, July 21, 2017. When this newspaper […]

Citizens Budget Committee report addresses basic County functions: law enforcement, roads

Citizens Budget Committee report addresses basic County functions: law enforcement, roads

Image: An accident showing the confluence of law enforcement with road and bridge operations. Conroe, July 24 – The Citizens Budget Committee’s report, which issued on Friday, July 21, 2017, addressed the two primary County functions – law enforcement and roads – among several other topics related to County government spending. The Committee’s report included […]

Personality, technology, reform highlight District Clerk race between Adamick and Miller

Personality, technology, reform highlight District Clerk race between Adamick and Miller

Image: Montgomery County District Clerk candidate Melisa Miller with husband Jason. UPDATE: At the request of several dozen readers, this newspaper has updated this article by adding an additional paragraph at the end. Conroe, July 24 – A personal dispute, technology, and reform are the issues highlighting the District Clerk race for the March 6, […]