Steganography on Display: County Judge Doyal, Chief of Staff Fredricks Late-Friday Commissioners Court Agenda, Consisting of 16 Pages and 2,274 Pages of Backup Documents; Impossible for Commissioners, Public to Have Meaningful Notice

Conroe, February 12 – Without providing any advance information to the rest of the Commissioners Court or the public, County Judge Craig Doyal and his Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks posted an agenda for the February 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting with 2,274 pages of backup. Clearly, Doyal and Fredricks seek to prevent […]

Clark, Noack Disavow the WATT, Come to Taxpayers’ Defense

Conroe, February 8 – County Commissioners Jim Clark, Precinct 4, and James Noack, Precinct 3, have seemingly disavowed Craig Doyal’s, Charlie Riley’s, and Mike Meador’s WATT (the War Against The Taxpayers). Clark and Noack have made clear their de-WATTment in a series of press releases they have issued over the past five days. Those press […]

Guest Editorial, Gregory Parker: The Conversation Begins Now

When I relocated to Montgomery County 5 years ago, I did so knowing it was the perfect place for my wife and I. I had served my country and my community faithfully and now it was time to join the private sector. I believed that Montgomery County reflected my governing philosophy; that the role of […]

Noack, Clark Propose State-Level Property Tax Reform, But Need to Focus on Spending Reductions as Truest Reform

Spring, February 8 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark have proposed a resolution for the February 14, 2017, Commissioners Court Agenda to support efforts by the Texas Legislature to bring about meaningful property tax reform. Citizens who pay taxes, however, cannot afford to wait for the Legislature […]

County Judge, Commissioners, Attorney Defy Republican Party Platform

County Judge, Commissioners, Attorney Defy Republican Party Platform

Conroe, February 8 – County Judge Craig Doyal, his Commissioner colleagues on the County Commissioners Court (Meador, Riley, Clark), and County Attorney J.D. Lambright have defied the Texas and National Republican Party Platforms in their major decisions in office. The problems arise primarily in government spending, toll roads, and taxation. The Republican Party of Texas […]

Montgomery County Judge Doyal Instructs County Departments to “Keep Our County Budget Growth in Line with the Growth of the County’s Population”

Montgomery County Judge Doyal Instructs County Departments to “Keep Our County Budget Growth in Line with the Growth of the County’s Population”

Conroe, February 6 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal issued a directive today to all Montgomery County elected officials and department heads to “keep our county budget growth in line with the growth of the county’s population and inflation.” The written directive also mentioned that Doyal personally was offering taxpayers property tax relief “to assist […]

Lambright Employees’ Comments About “Ice in the Slime Machine” Display Terrible Anti-Citizen Office Culture He’s Engendered

Conroe, January 5 – Written comments of several employees from within County Attorney J.D. Lambright’s Office about The Golden Hammer’s article “Ice in the Slime Machine” (February 2, 2017) put on public display the terribly anti-citizen office culture Lambright has engendered among the County employees under his supervision. When one shakes a tree, some leaves […]