Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal follows Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s precept: “Political institutions are a superstructure on the economic foundation”

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal follows Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s precept: “Political institutions are a superstructure on the economic foundation”

Image: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1917. Conroe, August 12 – As we approach the one-hundredth anniversary of the horrific “October Revolution” which imprisoned Russia for three quarters of a century, we hear more and more from Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County […]

The Republican Party is an institutional failure

Washington, Austin, and Conroe, August 11 – The Republican Party is an institutional failure. It’s tragic, because for 157 years the Grand Old Party has been the greatest political hope for citizens of the United States. Where the Party is now Strangely, the Republican Party’s success defines its failure. Just look at where the Party […]

Proposed $24K payment to Graves Humphries for “free” JP court collections overshadows August 8 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, August 7 – A proposed payment to what JP James Metts refers to as a “free” collection service in the amount of $24,504.99 overshadows the August 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting. The payment to Graves Humphries law firm is part of the Graves Humphries/NetData collection and JP court database fiasco which Metts […]

Montgomery County Government 401: The Golden Hammer to Implement Zero-Based Budgeting

Montgomery County Government 401: The Golden Hammer to Implement Zero-Based Budgeting

Image: Since we’re looking for something fun to do, such as zero-based budgeting or learning about the Montgomery County government, let’s start with The Hillary Step, at 28,839 feet, Mount Everest, Nepal. The Step is a nearly vertical climb of approximately 39 feet just below the South Summit. The 2015 earthquake on Mount Everest has […]

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 […]

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 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 Commissioners Court approves unseen “master plan” for airport which is “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money”

Montgomery County Commissioners Court approves unseen “master plan” for airport which is “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money”

Conroe, July 12 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted to approve a “master plan” for the Montgomery County Airport which the members of the Commissioners Court never saw. Local activist and sage Bill O’Sullivan described the airport as a “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money,” because the “master plan called for spending $3.9 […]

Only small amount of money involved, but Commissioners Court took precisely correct action to deny District Clerk funding for juror gifts

Conroe, May 26 – On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, all five members of the Montgomery Commissioners Court acted precisely correctly in denying a $300 funding request from the Montgomery County District Clerk Barbara Adamick. It took the right action from all five Court members and the community should extend their appreciation to all of them. […]

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