BREAKING NEWS: Conroe ISD votes 5 to 2 against reappraisals for flood-damaged homes

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 19 – The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trusteess voted 5 to 2 against permitting reappraisals for flood-damaged homes of taxpayers within the jurisdiction of the Conroe Independent School District. The two board members who voted in favor of reappraisals and providing tax relief to flood victims were Board President Melanie […]

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, left, and State Representative and candidate for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, right. Conroe, September 15 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, recognized the County government leaders who reduced their departmental spending for the coming Fiscal Year 2018 Budget along with the two members of the […]

EXTRA! Precinct 2 Commissioner Candidate Parker joins CISD President Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of Harvey-damaged properties

Conroe, September 14 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker, who is challenging incumbent Commissioner Charlie Riley in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election joined Conroe Independent School District Board President Melanie Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of all Tropical Storm Harvey-damaged properties. “I call for all taxing entities attached to the […]

Creighton, Toth, Huberty call for investigation into SJRA, possible sunsetting

Conroe, The Woodlands, and Kingwood, September 10 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), State Representative Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood), and former State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) have called for an investigation in the Texas Legislature of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). Creighton has added that he’s glad the SJRA is up for sunset review […]

House to vote on $7.9B Harvey relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With federal disaster reserves running out, the House is swiftly moving to pass President Donald Trump’s request for a $7.9 billion first installment of relief for victims of Harvey. GOP leaders also hope to use the urgent Harvey aid bill to solve a far more vexing issue: Increasing the U.S. debt limit […]

As Harvey finally fizzles, a look at what made it so nasty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The slow-moving, super-wet and especially devastating storm named Harvey is finally fizzling. Since first hitting shore near Corpus Christi, Texas, more than a week ago, the storm dumped 27 trillion gallons of rain on Texas and Louisiana — enough to cover all of Manhattan a mile (1.6 kilometers) deep. It set a […]

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gives $1M to Harvey relief

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated $1 million to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund which will go toward short and long term relief and recovery efforts. United Way Worldwide said Wednesday that the national fund will distribute 100 percent of donations to recovery efforts for those affected by […]

Texas prepares as Harvey strengthens to Category 2 storm

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey intensified as it steered toward the Texas coast on Friday, with forecasters saying it had strengthened to a Category 2 storm with the potential to swamp communities more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) inland. The slow-moving hurricane could be the fiercest such storm to hit the United States in almost […]

Full Report to Board of District Judges: “Need for an Independent Audit Under Section 115.033 of the Texas Local Government Code”

Memorandum To:                 Honorable Board of Judges                         Honorable Brett Ligon, District Attorney From:           Eric Yollick, Private Citizen Re:                 Need for An Independent Audit Under Section 115.033 of the Texas Local Government Code Date:             December 2, 2016 – – – There are three primary reasons that the Montgomery County Grand Jury should order an independent audit […]

Time to End Nepotism in the Montgomery County Government

Time to End Nepotism in the Montgomery County Government

Conroe, April 10 – It’s time to end nepotism in the Montgomery County government. In two instances – (1) the “Charlie Riley 2-Step” where he created a new position and then hired his own wife, Deanne, for it, and (2) the immense problems involving the County Treasurer’s Department and the proposal that some still-undisclosed person […]