Elitist Montgomery County Commissioners Court Adds To Disaster At Five Meetings (August 22 (3), September 1, September 5): The Golden Hammer Ratings

Elitist Montgomery County Commissioners Court Adds To Disaster At Five Meetings (August 22 (3), September 1, September 5): The Golden Hammer Ratings

Image: As the nuclear holocaust began at the end of the movie Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, presidential advisor Dr. Strangelove (whom actor Peter Sellers portrayed) recommended that the President gather several thousand of the elite leaders of the nation to live in deep mineshafts where the radiation […]

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright recommends Code of Ethics change to improve compliance, Court approves for the money

Conroe, September 4 – Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright is trying to put some teeth into the County’s new Code of Ethics, which the Commissioners Court reluctantly passed on February 1, 2017, in order to maintain eligibility for grants from the Texas Department of Transportation (Tx-DOT). At the August 22, 2017, Court meeting, Lambright proposed […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Commissioners Court to hold special meeting Friday, September 1, to take action on Harvey-related flooding

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, August 29 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting on Friday, September 1, 2017, at 6 p.m., at the Commissioners Courtroom to discuss the recent flooding relating to Tropical Storm Harvey. The purpose of the meeting will be to take action with respect to debris and project management […]

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 […]