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 […]

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 […]

Montgomery County’s explosive government spending growth (it’s worse than the federal government!!!)

Montgomery County’s explosive government spending growth (it’s worse than the federal government!!!)

Image: Spending versus population. Data from U.S. Census Bureau, Montgomery County Office of County Auditor. Artwork and data compilation from Yollick Law Firm. Conroe, June 11 – The Montgomery County government’s spending has grown explosively since 2000. Taxation has grown with the spending. Massive property taxes have begun to harm home and land sales and […]

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

Conroe, June 10 – After a rough start to a mundane Open Records Act/Public Information Act request, certain departments within the Montgomery County government showed a serious commitment to “open government” by responding much faster to a subsequent request than Texas law would ordinarily require. The rapid responses from several County departments reveal a commitment […]

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

WARNING: IF YOU ONLY LIKE TO READ MATERIAL THAT AGREES WITH YOUR OPINIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS EDITORIAL. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, June 9 – The decision of Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon this morning not to pursue criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for filming political advertisements inside […]

BREAKING NEWS: In another desperate move, Doyal and Riley seek City of Magnolia resolution to support $73 Tx-249 extension, also known as the Decimation of Hope Highway

BREAKING NEWS! Magnolia, June 6 – Since Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley and County Judge Craig Doyal realize that the vast majority of voters in Precinct 2 and the rest of Montgomery County would not support their crazed $73 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 toll road extension, now better known as the Decimation of […]

Commissioner Noack proposes substantial spending reductions for his department to show budget leadership

Commissioner Noack proposes substantial spending reductions for his department to show budget leadership

The Woodlands, June 6 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack (R-The Woodlands) proposed substantial spending reductions for his Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Department in order to show leadership for the upcoming consideration of the County’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. “I wanted to show leadership for other County Departments by demonstrating that I could and would […]

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport lied about not wanting to promote County Judge’s daughter in department reorganization (The Davenports, Part 5)

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport lied about not wanting to promote County Judge’s daughter in department reorganization (The Davenports, Part 5)

Image: Artist’s rendering of Human Resources Department Conference Room, Sadler Administration Building, September 26, 2017, meeting between Assistant Human Resources Director Kathy Flowers, Director Dodi Shaw, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, and County Judge Craig Doyal’s daughter, with artist rendering of exact moment when Davenport handed Personal Description Questionnaire, in which Davenport proposed to promote Judge […]

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