Have the Montgomery County Commissioners learned anything? First ratings for Fiscal Year 2018 present ugly picture

Have the Montgomery County Commissioners learned anything? First ratings for Fiscal Year 2018 present ugly picture

Image: This young fellow was obviously very eager to learn to drive. Unfortunately for the citizens of Montgomery County, County Judge Craig Doyal and his colleagues on the Commissioners Court have not shown a similar eagerness to improve or learn. Conroe, October 22 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held its first meeting of Fiscal […]

Proposed $1.25 million flood study raises numerous concerns about SJRA, Commissioners Court, and feds

Conroe, October 20 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously at the October 10, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting to authorized County Judge Craig Doyal to write a letter to United States Congressman Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) requesting $1.25 million of federal government funding to conduct a flood mitigation study for Montgomery County. In its […]

The Golden Hammer gives final FY2017 ratings, grades to Montgomery County Commissioners Court

Conroe, October 17 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has issued our final year-long Fiscal Year 2017 ratings and grades to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The newspaper (and its predecessor social media) began to rate the five members of the Commissioners Court on October 1, 2016, the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017, […]

Beasley confirms he’s considering run for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, to replace retiring Judge Edie Connelly

The Woodlands, October 16 – Matthew Beasley, the Operations Manager for Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack since Noack took office in January, 2013, has confirmed that he is seriously contemplating running for Justice of the Peace, Precinct, 3, to replace the retiring Judge Edie Connelly, who has been a community mainstay in south Montgomery […]

Crowder Gulf continues to disappoint citizens, County government in Harvey debris removal

Conroe, October 14 – Two members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court complained to Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Darren Hess during the Court’s October 10, 2017, meeting, that Crowder Gulf, the company to which the County government awarded a $2 million contract for disaster relief services. Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack said to […]

Magnolia citizen, Republican Precinct Chair accuses Commissioners Court members of “detestable” behavior on the Tx-249 Tollway, as Commissioner Noack helps move the controversial tollway forward

Conroe, October 13 – Just as Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal was going to proceed with a vote for his $73 million, 3.6 mile, Tx-249 Tollway project at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County in order to provide free roads to favored real estate developers Rick Sheldon of San Antonio, Varde Partners of Minnesota, […]

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 […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court terminates troubled AFC contract for CPS parental termination cases

Conroe, October 11 – “It was the right thing for the County to do,” said County Attorney J.D. Lambright after the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously after a lengthy executive session to terminate the County’s contract with nonprofit corporation Advocates for Families in Crisis (AFC) at the conclusion of the October 10, 2017, Commissioners […]

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