The ugly ratings of the County government through the budget process

Conroe, July 30 – On Friday, July 28, 2017, the Commissioners Court completed a four-day “budget workshop” at the end of which they approved a $328,751,430 budget which includes higher County spending (other than debt service) than ever before in the history of the Montgomery County government. The only reason the Commissioners Court was able […]

Doyal, Commissioners Court impose tax increase (with increased appraisals), utterly fail to cut County government spending, keep tax rate at $0.4667 per $100

Doyal, Commissioners Court impose tax increase (with increased appraisals), utterly fail to cut County government spending, keep tax rate at $0.4667 per $100

Image: The explosive spending growth of the Montgomery County government under County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador has gone nuclear. They’ve done nothing to manage the operations of the County government. While they’ve slept (or played golf), the citizens have paid taxes. Conroe, July […]

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 Judge’s proclaimed spending reduction is actually Noack’s, Clark’s spending reduction!

County Judge’s proclaimed spending reduction is actually Noack’s, Clark’s spending reduction!

Image: Precinct 3 Constable Ryan Gable (back to camera) speaking to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Thursday, July 27, 2018. Court members, left to right, Jim Clark (Precinct 4), James Noack (Precinct 3), Judge Craig Doyal, Charlie Riley (Precinct 2), and Mike Meador (Precinct 1). Conroe, July 27 – County Judge Craig Doyal and […]

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s latest way to try to fool citizens to make them believe he’s a “fiscal conservative”: “pass-throughs”

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s latest way to try to fool citizens to make them believe he’s a “fiscal conservative”: “pass-throughs”

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal excitedly discussing his latest method of trying to fool the citizens of this community, so-called “pass throughs,” by trying to make them believe that the County government hasn’t raised spending as much as it has. Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Brian Dawson (left) and Doyal’s “chief of staff” jim […]

County Clerk Mark Turnbull makes outstanding budget presentation, shows historical efficiency of his County Clerk’s Office

July 26 – The highlight of yesterday’s “budget workshop” before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court was County Clerk Mark Turnbull’s budget presentation for his County Clerk’s Office and for the Court Collection Department. Turnbull made a video in which he explained the historical levels of his Office’s budget in comparison to what he termed the […]

Toll Road, Spending Overshadow July 25 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, July 25 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on July 25, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., involves a 14-page secretive “consent” agenda, a few mundane “open” agenda items, but then massive County government spending on the Tx-249 Tollway and the Animal Shelter. Agenda Item 9A1: 81 pages of $5,590,798 of payments will receive no […]

Desperate to show support, Montgomery County Judge Doyal lists dinner at home with his wife as $1000 political contribution; at least 2/3rds of his total contributions from County vendors

Desperate to show support, Montgomery County Judge Doyal lists dinner at home with his wife as $1000 political contribution; at least 2/3rds of his total contributions from County vendors

Conroe, July 23 – Desperate to show that he still has political support after almost three years of massive spending, questionable ethics, an indictment for violating the Open Meetings Act, conflicts of interest, and lying to the Texas Transportation Commission that Montgomery County shows unified support for the Tx-249 Taxway, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal […]

Former representative Toth draws “establishment” opponent Ricardo R. Mora (a major Noack critic and Tx-249 Taxway supporter) in State Representative District 15 race

The Woodlands, July 22 – Local businessman and former State Representative Steve Toth who is running for the Republican nomination in the March 6, 2018, Primary Election, informed The Golden Hammer that lieutenants of Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus (a liberal pretending he’s a Republican from San Antonio) have recruited local anesthesiologist Ricardo R. […]