BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer presents iconic statues to Montgomery County government

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer presents iconic statues to Montgomery County government

Image: GOP Precinct Chair Ginger Russell points to the iconic statues which The Golden Hammer presented to the Montgomery County government this afternoon, as renowned political activist Kelli Cook and Montgomery County Hospital District Board member and Precinct 4 County Commissioner candidate Bob Bagley follow the proceedings. Russell was pointing specifically at her favorite of the […]

In addition to highest operational expenditure budget in history, Montgomery County Fiscal Year 2018 Budget has many firsts

Conroe, September 2 – The long-awaited “proposed budget” for Fiscal Year 2017 finally appeared for public view on Thursday, August 31, 2017, around 10 a.m. in the morning. That means that citizens, members of the Commissioners Court, and any other interested parties will have less than five days to review a $358 million budget, which […]

Montgomery County’s “budget office” scam (shhhh…it’s just another excuse to raise government spending…)

Conroe, August 26 – The new Montgomery County government “budget office” is nothing other than a scam, an excuse to raise County government spending by at least $301,000 per year. Just think about how much money that is: the median annual family earnings in Montgomery County, Texas, is $68,838 per year. The Commissioners Court intends […]

Montgomery County’s new “budget office” is a bureaucratic budget disaster with bloated budget to boot; don’t forget the water cooler (!)

Montgomery County’s new “budget office” is a bureaucratic budget disaster with bloated budget to boot; don’t forget the water cooler (!)

Image: Robert Earl Hughes was the heaviest man in recorded history. At his peak, he weighed 1,069 pounds. At his death at the age of 32, Hughes weighed 1,041 pounds. Conroe, August 22 – Montgomery County’s new “budget office,” which Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 3 County Commissioner touted as some sort of […]

Bambi Meets Godzilla: Taxpayers versus the Commissioners Court in the August 8 budget hearing

Bambi Meets Godzilla: Taxpayers versus the Commissioners Court in the August 8 budget hearing

Conroe, August 9 – The budget hearing on August 8, 2017, before the Montgomery County Commissioner Court portends a scene from the classic 1969 short, “Bambi versus Godzilla.” (Video of short at bottom of this article.) During both the regular Commissioners Court meeting and the budget hearing portion of the meeting afterwards, citizens, including Alan […]

Montgomery County citizens should demand, expect District Judges, Commissioners Court to reduce County Auditor’s Office Budget to Reflect Shift Of Budget Functions

Conroe, August 3 – Montgomery County citizens should demand and expect that the Board of District Judges and the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will reduce the County Auditor’s Office Budget by at least $348,176.47 to reflect the decision of the Commissioners Court to move the Auditor’s budget function to a separate “Budget Office.” At the conclusion […]

Doyal’s “budget office” proposal fraught with perils

Doyal’s “budget office” proposal fraught with perils

Image: The Budget Office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is little more than a political tool for the government to attempt to fool the citizens into believing that the government’s officials care about their use of public funds. Sadly, Montgomery County’s “budget office” appears headed towards the same pattern. Conroe, August 2 – There […]

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 […]