Editorial: East Montgomery County deserves better than Metts as a JP or Commissioner, while the entire County government needs sexual harassment reform

ERIC YOLLICK*, The Golden Hammer It’s time for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts to go. The people of East Montgomery County deserve a lot better. Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are nothing short of an abuse of power. That’s what we’re seeing with the cases of Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Bill O’Reilly, Matt […]

Doyal tucks ultra-liberal income redistribution program onto “consent agenda” to support anti-poverty programs in Kenya, Turkey, Syria, and elsewhere

Doyal tucks ultra-liberal income redistribution program onto “consent agenda” to support anti-poverty programs in Kenya, Turkey, Syria, and elsewhere

Image: Students at Top Mark High School in Kawangware, Kenya, enjoying the tax dollars with which Montgomery County’s Craig Doyal, the County Judge, wants to support them. (Source: Educational Outcomes.) Conroe, November 24 – As Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal sees his political career crumbling into dust as a result of his anti-citizen, pro-special interest, […]

Ugly November 14 Commissioners Court meeting reveals Doyal, Riley, Meador indifference

Conroe, November 20 – The Montgomery County Commissioner’s November 14, 2017, meeting was ugly. County Judge Craig Doyal and the members of the Commissioners Court didn’t seem to comprehend what was happening during the event. The Golden Hammer‘s ratings measure Commissioners Court votes that affect spending in comparison to the provisions of the Republican Party of […]

During November 14 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, 5 times when they had no idea what they were voting to approve

During November 14 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, 5 times when they had no idea what they were voting to approve

Image: When government acts, it usually messes things up. On November 14, 2017, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court considered at least five items about which they had no idea what they were discussing. Conroe, November 19 – The November 14, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting was ugly. At least five times during the meeting, […]

Motorcycle purchasing jumble-up creates Commissioners Court confusion

“And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good – – Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?” Conroe, November 18 – It was embarrassing to watch Montgomery County Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo present a request for approximately $125,000 of BMW motorcycles during the Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, […]

High Noon Extra! CPS Board President Jaggers apologizes for adoption resolutions, while County Judge, Commissioners’ inattention raises major issue of concern

HIGH NOON EXTRA! BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, November 17 – CPS Board President Terri Jaggers, who also runs a nonprofit adoption organization, apologized to the community, to Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, and to the entire Montgomery County Commissioners Court for the wording of the Montgomery County Adoption Day and Montgomery County Adoption Month resolutions which […]

Meador will likely have to stay in the Commissioners Court meeting for Tx-249 Tollway vote, should leave for MCAD

Conroe, November 13 – Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador drinks a lot of coffee to stay awake and goes to the men’s room quite a lot during Montgomery County Commissioners Court meetings. On three occasions during the past year, proposals to spend money on the ever unpopular Tx-249 Tollway, the $73 million 3.6 mile […]

Zeaolous candidates file during first hour of March 2018 Republican Primary Election filing period

Conroe, November 12 – A rush of zealous candidates for the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election swarmed upon the Republican Party Headquarters on Saturday, November 12, 2017. “More positive reforms are coming,” Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark announced as he became the first candidate officially to file for a position on the ballot […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court continues to march in lockstep at October 24 meeting

Conroe, November 11 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting  on October 24, 2017, was another fiscal disaster for the citizens of Montgomery County where the five members of the Commissioners Court seemed to march in lockstep. The Golden Hammer‘s ratings measure Commissioners Court votes that affect spending in comparison to the provisions of the Republican Party […]

Commissioners Court to consider 13 Appraisal District Board candidates, odds of reform nil

Image: With the Commissioners Court and school districts unwilling to rein in the Montgomery Central Appraisal District, the true engine of tax increases in Montgomery County, the County government and administration-heavy school districts will continue to enjoy their unlimited supply of tax dollars to spend. Conroe, November 11 – On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the […]