Commissioner Noack answers the tough Tx-249 questions

Commissioner Noack answers the tough Tx-249 questions

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe). The Woodlands, July 5 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, caught up with Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack on Independence Day and asked him the tough questions about the Tx-249 Tollway, the 3.6 mile, $73 million tollway project at […]

What’s a “patriot”? What’s a “conservative”? A Republican? A liberal? A libertarian? (Plus a brief Davenport, Part 14)

What’s a patriot? The Associated Press wrote the following about Ronald Reagan in 2004: “Ronald Reagan, an infectiously optimistic president who forged an enduring relationship with the American people, dedicated his presidency to two goals — the destruction of Soviet communism abroad and the reduction of government at home. He lived to see the first […]

Doyal decimates Montgomery County, lies to Texas Transportation Commission about “unified voice” behind Tx-249 Tollway

Doyal decimates Montgomery County, lies to Texas Transportation Commission about “unified voice” behind Tx-249 Tollway

Image: Montgomery County Craig Doyal, June 29, 2017, waiting to speak to the Texas Transportation Commission. Austin, June 30 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal lied to the Texas Transportation Commission at a hearing in Austin yesterday and told them, in response to questioning from Transportation Commissioner J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., that he stood before […]

County Auditor Martin left out important facts in request for salary increase to Board of District Judges

Conroe, June 29 – When Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin presented a secretive memorandum to the Board of District Judges on June 26, 2017, in which she requested a raise, Martin left out some pretty critical information about her position and about her department in comparison to the other twelve County Auditors mentioned in her […]

Although Meador, Riley claim complete befuddlement regarding Appraisal District Budget, they do seem to understand conflicts of interest

Although Meador, Riley claim complete befuddlement regarding Appraisal District Budget, they do seem to understand conflicts of interest

Image: Montgomery Central Appraisal District Directors Mike Meador, who is also Precinct 1 County Commissioner, and Ed Chance, former Precinct 3 County Commissioner. Conroe, June 29 – At the Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting, Mike Meador, who is both a Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD) Director and Precinct 1 County Commissioner, and Charlie […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes on thermonuclear spending spree after County Auditor Phyllis Martin dangles $5 million fuse

Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes on thermonuclear spending spree after County Auditor Phyllis Martin dangles $5 million fuse

Image: Riding a thermonuclear bomb of explosive government spending into the future, the Montgomery County Commissioners spent more than $6 million of County funds in a brief period on three pet projects of Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador, and County Auditor Phyllis Martin. (Photograph of Major T.J. “King” […]

Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspending

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances rejected the U.S. territory’s proposed budget on Tuesday because it said it lacks at least $200 million in specific cost-saving measures and contains nearly $120 million in overspending and ineligible expenditures. It is the first time the U.S. territory has to […]

This week’s outrage: with the Montgomery County government’s spending totally out of control, the one official who’s seeking a salary increase is none other than the Chief Budget Officer (County Auditor)!

This week’s outrage: with the Montgomery County government’s spending totally out of control, the one official who’s seeking a salary increase is none other than the Chief Budget Officer (County Auditor)!

Image: County Auditor and Chief Budget Officer Phyllis Martin. Conroe, June 27 – With Montgomery County government spending exploding out of control with a 424% increase since 2000 and with a complete failure of Montgomery County’s Auditor Department to follow generally accepted accounting principles – to the degree that 435th District Judge Patty Maginnis had […]

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