Hypocrisy, spending explosion mar Commissioners Court agenda

Conroe, May 22 – Craig Doyal’s hypocrisy and the County spending explosion over which he has presided have marred the May 23, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting, which the Court has set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Please hold on to your wallets. Doyal’s hypocrisy in full swing Four weeks ago, Doyal made a huge issue […]

“A million here, a million there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money”: where the Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes completely awry

“A million here, a million there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money”: where the Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes completely awry

Image: United States Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (right), the Senate Republican Leader, arguing with Senator Mike Mansfield (left), the democrat leader, in 1967, a time when Republicans actually against too much government spending. Conroe, May 18 – Arguing about too much government spending, United States Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen once said, “A million here, a […]

May 9 “Consent Agenda” another super secretive one from County Judge Doyal, Commissioners Court; but, gosh, The Golden Hammer, how can it be “secretive” if it’s 9 pages long!

May 9 “Consent Agenda” another super secretive one from County Judge Doyal, Commissioners Court; but, gosh, The Golden Hammer, how can it be “secretive” if it’s 9 pages long!

Image: Star Wars’ Dark Emperor Palpatine. But, golly, The Golden Hammer, Palpatine operated out in the open too, didn’t he?! Conroe, May 7 – The May 9, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting agenda for the 9:30 a.m. meeting contains another super secretive “consent agenda.” But is it really fair to describe the 9-page long “consent agenda” super […]

Airport Maintenance Director Scott Smith resigns, Doyal and Commissioners keep it secret; meanwhile, secret Animal Shelter interview

Conroe, April 27 – Montgomery County Airport Maintenance Director Scott Smith announced his resignation in order to retire with his last day on the County payroll to be July 28, 2017. Smith has been the Airport Maintenance Director since 2007. Smith provided a lengthy memorandum of resignation on April 24, 2017, to all five members […]

Darkness and secrecy envelope Montgomery County government: Secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates Commissioners Court agenda for April 25 meeting, executive session agenda items (21A and 21B) clearly violate Texas Open Meetings Act

Darkness and secrecy envelope Montgomery County government: Secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates Commissioners Court agenda for April 25 meeting, executive session agenda items (21A and 21B) clearly violate Texas Open Meetings Act

Image: The appearance of the upcoming Commissioners Court meeting. Conroe, April 22 – A massive and secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates the agenda for the April 25, 2017, Montgomery Commissioners Court meeting. Without communicating with each other, County Judge Craig Doyal and the four County Commissioners will approve millions of dollars of spending, budget amendments, […]

Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson presents his “Strategic Plan 2017-2020”

Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson presents his “Strategic Plan 2017-2020”

Image: The reorganized Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and its Leadership Team. Conroe, April 15 – Montgomery Count Sheriff Rand Henderson, celebrating his 100th day in office earlier this week, presented his “Strategic Plan 2017-2020” to the citizens of Montgomery County as well as to the members of the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. […]

County Attorney Lambright tries to raise Ethics Committee concern, Commissioners Court ignores

Conroe, April 15 – At this past Tuesday, April 11’s Commissioners Court meeting, Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright attempted to raise an ethics concern about the appearance of a conflict of interest of one of the members of the County’s new Ethics Committee, Dale Inman, of Montgomery. The Commissioners Court brushed Lambright off hardly without […]

“Decimation of Hope Highway” spending boondoggle dominates April 11 Commissioners Court, The Golden Hammer releases ratings; all five Court members receive the “Jethro Bodine Award”!

“Decimation of Hope Highway” spending boondoggle dominates April 11 Commissioners Court, The Golden Hammer releases ratings; all five Court members receive the “Jethro Bodine Award”!

Conroe, April 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in which County Judge Craig Doyal’s and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s pet project, the $100 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 “Decimation of Hope Highway” project at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County, dominated the […]

20% Homestead Exemption, Doyal’s Encouragement of Foreign Nationals to Receive Easier Immigration Status Under Obama Program in Montgomery County Highlight March 28 Commissioners Court Meeting

Conroe, March 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., where Noack led, Riley switched his vote, and Doyal followed to allow passage of a 20% property tax homestead exemption. Points are good. COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING MARCH 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. (Judge Doyal and Commissioners Meador, […]