Montgomery County Community Development Director Ducharme seeks nice pay raise as part of flood grant

Montgomery County Community Development Director Ducharme seeks nice pay raise as part of flood grant

Conroe, December 17 – As part of a flood mitigation and flood buyout grant application that the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will review on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, during its last meeting of the year, Community Development Director Joanne Ducharme will seek a substantial salary increase for herself and two County employees out of the […]

Turns out what County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport is really hiding is that she doesn’t really have procedures for her very simple, yet overstaffed, office

Conroe, December 17 – Thanks to the fair-mindedness of an employee in the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office and two similar individuals in the County Attorney’s Office, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper has had an opportunity to ascertain – late last night – what County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport is actually hiding by so fiercely […]

Mostly lumps of coal but one gem in Montgomery County Commissioners Court December 12 meeting agenda

Mostly lumps of coal but one gem in Montgomery County Commissioners Court December 12 meeting agenda

Conroe, December 12 – The meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, will mostly bring lumps of coal to the stockings of the County’s taxpayers, who are already breaking under the massive tax increases the County government has levied through historically high government spending and massive Appraisal District-led tax hikes. […]

Noack the Hero, Part 2 of 3: the County government budget

The Woodlands, December 2 – The Fiscal Year 2018 governmental expenditure budget is the highest in the history of Montgomery County. Despite the freespending ways of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador, the citizens did not suffer a tax rate increase in the […]

JP Metts has gone hunting, courtroom goes dark

JP Metts has gone hunting, courtroom goes dark

Image: Shhhhhh! Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts has gone hunting. New Caney, December 2 – Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts has gone hunting, so his courtroom has gone dark. Metts and his County employee girlfriend, Dianne Rogers, disappeared for three weeks in late 2016 to go hunting in Colorado, […]

Precinct 4 Commissioner candidate Bagley questions $170K animal shelter trailer expenditure, MCAS Director Johnson tries to explain

Conroe, November 28 – Precinct 4 County Commissioner candidate Bob Bagley, who currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Hospital District, criticized Montgomery County Animal Shelter Director Aaron Johnson’s proposed expenditure of $169,931.00 for the purchase of a “trailer designed for the use of emergency animal rescue and mobile adoption unit,” […]

Montgomery County Government “For Sale” (Part 10): the Money Circle of Terri and Pat Jaggers

Montgomery County Government “For Sale” (Part 10): the Money Circle of Terri and Pat Jaggers

Image: Terri Jaggers celebrating politics with husband Pat Jaggers. Conroe, November 28 – As Ellis Redding said in The Shawshank Redemption, “oh how the money flowed.” Introduction: bizarre Montgomery County Adoption Day (and Month) proclamations and Jaggers’ apology On November 14, 2017, a funny thing happened in the Montgomery County Commissioner Courtroom, which turned out not […]

How the Davenport Ring Rolls

Image: Corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport. Conroe, November 27 – It’s become well known in Montgomery County that Marc Davenport, a corrupt local political boss who receives enormous consultant fees from his clients, goes far beyond the propriety of a normal political consultant such as the renowned Melanie Schoettle of MediaGenics or Alan Blakemore […]

Seven worst examples of wasteful spending on the November 28 Commissioners Court meeting agenda

Seven worst examples of wasteful spending on the November 28 Commissioners Court meeting agenda

Conroe, November 27 – Montgomery County government spending is totally out of control. Instead of reducing the budget for Fiscal Year 2018, the Budget is actually the highest governmental expenditure budget in the history of Montgomery County. Since 2000, the County Budget has grown 428% while population has only grown 84%. The County government’s spending […]

After claiming – improperly – that he’s Montgomery County’s CEO, Doyal desperately seeks outside firm to provide unnecessary “strategic plan”

Conroe, November 26 – Embattled Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has included an agenda item that would permit him to hire another consulting firm for the Montgomery County to prepare a “strategic plan” for the County. In a November 20, 2017, memorandum, Doyal incorrectly claimed that he is “serving in essence as the county’s CEO.” […]