Doyal, Martin strenuously seek to exclude public participation in budget process

Conroe, August 27 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and County Auditor Phyllis Martin have taken some unusual steps to exclude the public from participating in the County budget process. The so-called “public hearings” that the Commissioners Court conducted on August 8 and August 22, 2017, shouldn’t fool anyone; they weren’t really public hearings, because […]

Adrian Heath’s return overshadows Supreme Court Justice Devine’s speech to Montgomery County Eagle Forum

Conroe, August 4 – Montgomery County Eagle Forum had a special meeting on Thursday, August 3, 2017, in Conroe. Local hero Adrian Heath returned to the community after a six-month political imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Heath’s brief presentation overshadowed the presentation of Republican Texas Supreme Court Justice John Devine […]

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 […]

Comparison Chart: Montgomery County Budget – Current, Citizens Budget Committee Proposal, Commissioners Court Tentatively Adopted Budget

Conroe, July 30 – Numerous readers have asked for a complete comparison chart of the current Fiscal Year 2017 County Budget, the Citizens Budget Committee recommended Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, and the tentatively adopted Fiscal Year 2018 Budget as the Commissioners Court actually adopted it. The comparison follows. The middle column is the Citizens Budget […]

County Clerk Mark Turnbull makes outstanding budget presentation, shows historical efficiency of his County Clerk’s Office

July 26 – The highlight of yesterday’s “budget workshop” before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court was County Clerk Mark Turnbull’s budget presentation for his County Clerk’s Office and for the Court Collection Department. Turnbull made a video in which he explained the historical levels of his Office’s budget in comparison to what he termed 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 proposes major administrative spending cuts in County budget, solution to audit mess

Conroe, July 23 – The Citizens Budget Committee, which issued its report on Friday, July 21, 2017, has proposed Montgomery County government spending cuts of approximately $24 million mostly in the general administration departments of the County while maintaining County services at present levels. The Committee also proposed a method of resolving the failure of […]

Citizens Budget Committee issues proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget with substantial spending reductions, will make presentation to Commissioners Court on July 25

Citizens Budget Committee issues proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget with substantial spending reductions, will make presentation to Commissioners Court on July 25

Conroe, July 22 – The Citizens Budget Committee issued its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget in a 36-page report provided to the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Friday, July 21, 2017. The proposed budget includes total expenditures of $307,497,321, plus $28,968,161 for “internal service funds” (employee benefits, casualty and liability payments) for a […]

Commissioner Noack proposes substantial spending reductions for his department to show budget leadership

Commissioner Noack proposes substantial spending reductions for his department to show budget leadership

The Woodlands, June 6 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack (R-The Woodlands) proposed substantial spending reductions for his Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Department in order to show leadership for the upcoming consideration of the County’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. “I wanted to show leadership for other County Departments by demonstrating that I could and would […]

Noack, Clark spending reduction proposals in revised “Budget Packet” set for Tuesday Commissioners Court approval

Conroe, April 8 – After Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark complained about the failure of County Judge Craig Doyal’s and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s so-called “Budget Packet” to include requested reductions in County government spending at the March 28, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, Noack and […]