County Budget Workshop redux: The Golden Hammer Award, Meador remembers, Meador forgets, Tammy’s numbers, the scorecard, what they don’t know, the sad librarians

Conroe, July 27 – The Montgomery County Commissioner Court “Budget Workshop” continued on Thursday, July 27, 2017, with County Judge Craig Doyal and the Commissioners. For the taxpayers, it was a depressing affair all the way around. Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador has obviously never found a program on which he would restrain himself […]

County Custodial Maintenance Director Garcia reveals total ignorance of management, claims reduction in top-heavy salaries budget would lead to “catastrophe” and “sick building syndrome”

County Custodial Maintenance Director Garcia reveals total ignorance of management, claims reduction in top-heavy salaries budget would lead to “catastrophe” and “sick building syndrome”

July 26 – Montgomery County Custodial Maintenance Department Director Lorena Garcia proclaimed that adoption of the Citizens Budget Committee Report’s recommendation to reduce her Department’s salaries would lead to “catastrophic” impacts on Montgomery County, even announcing her fear of “sick building syndrome” and mass layoffs of custodial staff. Garcia, of course, failed to consider the […]

Word of Trump pick for FBI director could come within days

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be FBI director and Trump has said a decision could come within days. Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas […]

Commissioners Court flails around budget issues, fails to give sufficient guidance to County Department heads

Conroe, April 26 – With no guidance for any particular method to find budget cuts, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court has left the County Department heads completely in the dark about the specific manner in which they are to find “across-the-board” budget cuts to propose in accordance with the 2017 Budget Packet which asks County […]

Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose had a back-nine charge so common at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia finally caught a good break in a major. Jordan Spieth got his name high on those famous white leaderboards, the only spot he has ever occupied on the weekend at the Masters. Saturday […]

Masters traffic jam: Contenders galore at Augusta National

PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fans of dominant, wire-to-wire performances and runaway winners, this Masters is not for them. Forget a Tiger Woods’ style blowout. Unlike that performance 20 years ago, Augusta National has a traffic jam atop the leaderboard that will likely take the entire weekend to untangle. Sergio Garcia […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Where things stand

Conroe, April 2 – The criminal pretrial hearing on the constitutionality of the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) under which Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport were indicted in June, 2016, took three days of the past week. The attorneys have told Visiting District Judge […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Special Prosecutors announce first witness on Monday to be former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia

Conroe, March 31 – After the criminal defense team representing County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport rested at 1:11 p.m. this afternoon, Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey announced that the State of Texas would present former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia as its first witness on Monday morning […]