Commissioner Riley’s befuddlement, Auditor Martin’s conflicts on public display during auditor’s report to Commissioners Court

Conroe, March 19 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s befuddlement over his own Precinct budget and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s conflicts of interest and in appropriate involvement in political issues were on public display in the March 14, 2017, and other recent Commissioners Court meetings. Martin’s actions were particularly disconcerting since the County government and […]

County Auditor Martin to present financial records to Commissioners Court, forced to reveal parts of the financial mess of Montgomery County government

Conroe, March 14 – County Auditor Phyllis Martin will present certain budget-related documents to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court during the meeting today at 9:30 a.m. The documents provide a small glimpse of the complete fiscal mess which County Judge Craig Doyal and his colleagues on the Commissioners Court have created. Martin provided a memorandum […]

Pro-government spending associations issue deceptive report about county spending; county judges, commissioners attempt to blame everyone else

Pro-government spending associations issue deceptive report about county spending; county judges, commissioners attempt to blame everyone else

Image: “The Cost of Government: Six Significant Cost-Drivers Not Addressed by SB 2,” Report of Texas Association of Counties, County Judges and Commissioners Association, and others. Austin, March 7 – As part of their efforts to defeat meaningful property tax reform during the 85th Texas Legislature, the Texas Association of Counties (TAC), the County Judges […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE CRAIG DOYAL, PRECINCT 1 COMMISSIONER MIKE MEADOR, AND COUNTY AUDITOR PHYLLIS MARTIN

March 3, 2017 Honorable Craig Doyal, County Judge Honorable Mike Meador, Precinct 1 Commissioner Honorable Phyllis Martin, County Auditor Dear Judge Doyal, Commissioner Meador, and Ms. Martin, Senator Phil Gramm predicted in 1996 during a speech in College Station that the United States would suffer a fiscal collapse if government spending increased at its 1990s […]

Doyal, Meador, Martin usurp budget process, plan to begin secret meetings on County spending

Doyal, Meador, Martin usurp budget process, plan to begin secret meetings on County spending

Image: Montgomery County  Auditor Phyllis Martin, sitting at her desk at Commissioners Court. Conroe, February 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously voted to establish a Budget Review Committee that would meet in secret but report to the Commissioners Court once in a while. The Budget Review Committee will include County Judge Craig Doyal, […]

Martin, Doyal, Meador seek to tuck County budget process into secret committee

ARE THE TAXPAYERS “NOTHING MORE THAN…[CRAIG DOYAL’S] ATM”? Conroe, February 27 – Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin, working closely with County Judge Craig Doyal and “chief of staff” jim fredricks, added an Agenda item to create a secret budget committee that would take the departmental budget review power away from the Commissioners Court and tuck […]

C’mon, Kids, Let’s Avoid the Clear Code of Ethics Violation 3 Weeks Into the New County Ethics Code!

Conroe, February 13 – On Tuesday, the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court are set to violate the Code of Ethics only three weeks into its existence. Pretending to be the Montgomery County Toll Road Authority (MCTRA), which borrows millions and millions of dollars from the County to fund Doyal’s and Riley’s pet Tx-249 […]

County Judge Doyal Contradicts Halff’s Engineer James Baker, Catches Lie About Tx-249 Extension; Pretend-Toll Road Authority to Meet During Commissioners Court on Valentine’s Day

Conroe, February 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s statements in an 2008 “profile” contradict Halff Associates, Inc.’s engineer James Baker’s comments about whether the Tx-249 $100 million “Decimation of Hope Highway” extension project would proceed if Montgomery County chose not to foot the bill. ProfilesHouston published the propaganda piece in Spring 2008 to argue […]