Commissioner Noack’s letter to Government Abbott about the 3.6 mile Tx-249 “Taxway” (tollroad) raises major Republican issues

June 23, 2017 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack’s June 20, 2017, letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott out the “249 Toll Road” raises some major Republican and conservative philosophical issues. The letter follows: “Dear Governor Abbott, “As you know, the Texas Department of Transportation has plans to build SH 249 from FM 1774 […]

County’s conflicts of interest “disclosures” lack transparency

Conroe, June 20 – Montgomery County’s Judge, Craig Doyal, and Commissioners have provided conflict of interest disclosures which are woefully inadequate. The disclosures, which appear under the “Transparency” tab on the County’s beleaguered website, raise more questions than provide any answers, especially with respect to Doyal. State law of conflict of interest disclosures Chapter 176 […]

Decimation of Hope Highway (Part 2 of 2-part series): real citizens appear before Commissioners Court to oppose $73 million, 3.6-mile, Tx-249 tollway

Decimation of Hope Highway (Part 2 of 2-part series): real citizens appear before Commissioners Court to oppose $73 million, 3.6-mile, Tx-249 tollway

Image: In foreground, State Representative Mark Keough who is running for Montgomery County Judge in the 2018 Republican Primary Election, and Governor Greg Abbott. In back, left to right, Keough Chief of Staff Jason Millsaps, Ruth Mesta, and Kurt Jones. Conroe, June 18 – Genuine citizens appeared before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to explain […]

Doyal’s, Riley’s, Meador’s fragile egos dominate June 13 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Doyal’s, Riley’s, Meador’s fragile egos dominate June 13 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, June 17 – The fragility of County Judge Craig Doyal’s, Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador’s, and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s egos dominated the June 13, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting. Doyal carefully channeled all discussion in a manner so it would sound positive to himself and his two allies. After […]

“The Golden Hammer Award” given to “anonymous” for first time to demonstrate Commissioners Court ignorance concerning County “internal service funds”; questioning employee retiree health benefits

Conroe, June 17 – The Golden Hammer Award went to “anonymous” for the first time at the Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting, because, when the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, asked the members of the Commissioners Court what “internal services funds” were, only one member of the Commissioners Court […]

Doyal, Riley failed to round up any citizens – without ties to special interests – for their “249 Partnership” presentation at Commissioners Court (part 1 of 2-part series)

Conroe, June 16 – The “citizens” whom Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley rounded up to speak in favor of their beloved $73 million 3.6-mile 249 tollway, also known as the Decimation of Hope Highway, all had special interests and ties to the so-called “249 Partnership,” a lobbying group established […]

BREAKING NEWS! County political establishment converges on county vendor LJA Engineers’ weekend fishing trip

BREAKING NEWS! County political establishment converges on county vendor LJA Engineers’ weekend fishing trip

Image: The itinerary for the Montgomery County political establishment’s fishing, gambling, and hunting trip kindly provided by County vendor LJA Engineering, Inc. UPDATE, June 16, 2017, 2:29 p.m. After this story broke yesterday in The Golden Hammer, County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner canceled their participation in this trip. Commissioner Mike Meador […]

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal hammering taxpayers with gamesmanship with his own Departmental budget proposal

Conroe, June 15 – After two-and-a-half weeks of delay, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal finally relented and produced his proposed budget for his County Judge Department for Fiscal Year 2018 to The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, in response to an Open Records Act request. Doyal’s proposal hammers the taxpayers and explains why […]

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