BREAKING NEWS: Attendance at Mack’s re-election kickoff way down from previous years

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, October 12 – Attendance at Wayne Mack’s re-election kickoff event, that he advertised as “the greatest nonpolitical event of the year,” was down substantially from previous years, as Montgomery County citizens are coming to realize that he’s a cynical politician trying to hide behind his own narcissism and godliness. While there were […]

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

Image: On October 12, 2017, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley asked precisely the right question to engineer Sam Hinojosa of Halff Associates, Inc., the engineering firm doing a $2 million study for the San Jacinto River Authority, which many hold responsible for much of the flooding downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam during […]

Guest Editorial: Bob Bagley speaks out on the federal flood study the Commissioners Court voted to support

Bob Bagley, GUEST COLUMNIST I witnessed the Big Thompson Canyon Flood of 1976 in Colorado. After that flood warning devices were installed throughout the area. How many hurricanes and storms have caused flooding here since that time and what remediation has been accomplished? When we continue to do what we’ve always done, we continue to […]

Fragile Tx-249 Tollway corruption stalls during Montgomery County Commissioners Court while Meador goes to the bathroom

Fragile Tx-249 Tollway corruption stalls during Montgomery County Commissioners Court while Meador goes to the bathroom

Image: With Commissioner Mike Meador missing (empty chair on far right), the fragile Montgomery County Commissioners Court coalition foisting the Tx-249 Tollway on Montgomery County citizens, despite massive community opposition, first voted down a proposal to accept the corrupt right-of-way grant from Varde Partners, a multinational real estate developer which regularly gives small portions of […]

BREAKING NEWS: Montgomery County website down all day until 4:13 p.m.!

BREAKING BROKEN NEWS! Conroe, October 10 – The terribly dysfunctional Montgomery County government’s website has been broken all day long but finally came back on line at 4:13 p.m., CST! The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has confirmed that the Information Technology Department had contacted the web hosting service to let them know that […]

Establishment versus reform highlights news shorts – Texas Open Meetings criminal briefs, Magnolia area taxation without representation, Wilkerson fighting to keep anti-conservative control

Establishment versus reform highlights news shorts – Texas Open Meetings criminal briefs, Magnolia area taxation without representation, Wilkerson fighting to keep anti-conservative control

Image: Conservative activist Ginger Russell, a year or two ago, contemplating her future discussions with her friend Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. Conroe and Magnolia, October 10 – These news stories may be short, but they’re important nonetheless. All three stories highlight the ongoing battle between the Montgomery County political “establishment” and reform efforts […]

EXTRA! EXTRA! CORRUPTION ALERT! Commissioners Court to vote for Tx-249 Tollway land deal tainted with corruption

EXTRA! EXTRA! CORRUPTION ALERT! Conroe, October 9 – Money ties to an Austin political consultant released from federal prison, to Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s legal defense fund, to a Minneapolis real estate developer that contributes thousands of dollars to Doyal’s campaign fund, and to San Antonio Rick Sheldon taint the right-of-way deal that Doyal […]

Sunday Afternoon Extra! Montgomery County Commissioners Court to nominate two for Montgomery Central Appraisal District!

Conroe, October 8 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court has four people whom it will seriously consider for nomination to the Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD). A fifth person appears merely to be a “revenge nominee” of the angry Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. The Court may nominate two individuals to the MCAD Board […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court hurries to spend the rest of the tax dollars; final ratings for Fiscal Year 2017

Conroe, October 7 – At the final Commissioners Court meeting during Fiscal Year 2017, on September 26, 2017, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court hurried to spend the remaining tax dollars they hadn’t yet burned. Here are the ratings of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper. The cumulative ratings began on October 1, 2016, the […]