County’s conflicts of interest “disclosures” lack transparency

Conroe, June 20 – Montgomery County’s Judge, Craig Doyal, and Commissioners have provided conflict of interest disclosures which are woefully inadequate. The disclosures, which appear under the “Transparency” tab on the County’s beleaguered website, raise more questions than provide any answers, especially with respect to Doyal. State law of conflict of interest disclosures Chapter 176 […]

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 […]

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

Conroe, June 10 – After a rough start to a mundane Open Records Act/Public Information Act request, certain departments within the Montgomery County government showed a serious commitment to “open government” by responding much faster to a subsequent request than Texas law would ordinarily require. The rapid responses from several County departments reveal a commitment […]

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

WARNING: IF YOU ONLY LIKE TO READ MATERIAL THAT AGREES WITH YOUR OPINIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS EDITORIAL. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, June 9 – The decision of Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon this morning not to pursue criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for filming political advertisements inside […]

Constable’s Captain Fincher stood up to Davenport, Mack when they tricked him into political meeting inside JP Courthouse: “It’s not their decision to choose candidates; it’s the public’s” (The Davenports, Part 7)

Constable’s Captain Fincher stood up to Davenport, Mack when they tricked him into political meeting inside JP Courthouse: “It’s not their decision to choose candidates; it’s the public’s” (The Davenports, Part 7)

Image: Retired Precinct 1 Constable’s Captain Rusty Fincher. Willis, June 9 – Precinct 1 Constable’s Captain Rusty Fincher faced off with local political consultant Marc Davenport (husband of County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport), Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack, and then Sheriff candidate Rand Henderson when Davenport tricked Fincher into meeting with them in […]

Commissioner Jim Clark: “A fiscal conservative figures out how to do more and spend less government money”

New Caney, June 8 – Explaining that “a fiscal conservative figures out how to do more and spend less government money,” Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark proposed a 9.7% lower budget for his Precinct 4 Commissioner County Department for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018. “The citizens of Precinct 4 won’t see any reduction in […]

Montgomery County Tea Party hosts brief forum for 2018 candidates, including Keough, Bagley, Toth

Conroe, June 7 – Although the speeches were brief, the Montgomery County Tea Party presented what looked and felt like the first candidates’ forum for the 2018 election cycle on Monday night at the Church @ 242, the organization’s usual biweekly meeting location. President Patricia Tibbs hosted the presentation that involved announced candidates Mark Keough […]

“My clients will not work with her clients on any level or they will not be my clients”: The Davenports’ direct interference with County government (The Davenports, Part 6)

“My clients will not work with her clients on any level or they will not be my clients”: The Davenports’ direct interference with County government (The Davenports, Part 6)

Image: Left to right: Wayne Mack, Stephanne Davenport, and Marc Davenport, April 9, 2017. A major issue in the 2018 elections will undoubtedly be the Davenports’ use of threats and blocks to interfere with County business and political discourse through their and their clients’ intimidation tactics. Conroe, June 7 – Local political consultant Marc Davenport […]

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 […]

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