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 […]

Fragile Tx-249 Tollway corruption stalls during Montgomery County Commissioners Court while Meador goes to the bathroom

Fragile Tx-249 Tollway corruption stalls during Montgomery County Commissioners Court while Meador goes to the bathroom

Image: With Commissioner Mike Meador missing (empty chair on far right), the fragile Montgomery County Commissioners Court coalition foisting the Tx-249 Tollway on Montgomery County citizens, despite massive community opposition, first voted down a proposal to accept the corrupt right-of-way grant from Varde Partners, a multinational real estate developer which regularly gives small portions of […]

Establishment versus reform highlights news shorts – Texas Open Meetings criminal briefs, Magnolia area taxation without representation, Wilkerson fighting to keep anti-conservative control

Establishment versus reform highlights news shorts – Texas Open Meetings criminal briefs, Magnolia area taxation without representation, Wilkerson fighting to keep anti-conservative control

Image: Conservative activist Ginger Russell, a year or two ago, contemplating her future discussions with her friend Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. Conroe and Magnolia, October 10 – These news stories may be short, but they’re important nonetheless. All three stories highlight the ongoing battle between the Montgomery County political “establishment” and reform efforts […]

EXTRA! EXTRA! CORRUPTION ALERT! Commissioners Court to vote for Tx-249 Tollway land deal tainted with corruption

EXTRA! EXTRA! CORRUPTION ALERT! Conroe, October 9 – Money ties to an Austin political consultant released from federal prison, to Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s legal defense fund, to a Minneapolis real estate developer that contributes thousands of dollars to Doyal’s campaign fund, and to San Antonio Rick Sheldon taint the right-of-way deal that Doyal […]

Sunday Afternoon Extra! Montgomery County Commissioners Court to nominate two for Montgomery Central Appraisal District!

Conroe, October 8 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court has four people whom it will seriously consider for nomination to the Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD). A fifth person appears merely to be a “revenge nominee” of the angry Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. The Court may nominate two individuals to the MCAD Board […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court hurries to spend the rest of the tax dollars; final ratings for Fiscal Year 2017

Conroe, October 7 – At the final Commissioners Court meeting during Fiscal Year 2017, on September 26, 2017, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court hurried to spend the remaining tax dollars they hadn’t yet burned. Here are the ratings of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper. The cumulative ratings began on October 1, 2016, the […]

Montgomery County Government “For Sale!” Part 3: The ties that bind (CC – MCAD – CISD – SJRA – LSGCD)

Montgomery County Government “For Sale!” Part 3: The ties that bind (CC – MCAD – CISD – SJRA – LSGCD)

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Conroe ISD, San Jacinto River Authority, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District are tied together through the Four Big Spenders. If the citizens seek smaller government, lower government spending, and, as a result, lower taxes they must unbind themselves from the Six Big Spenders and […]

Conservative GOP activist Russell draws out bizarre tollroad comments from Montgomery County Commissioner Riley

Conservative GOP activist Russell draws out bizarre tollroad comments from Montgomery County Commissioner Riley

Image: GOP activist Ginger Russell addressed the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, September 27, 2017. Conroe, September 28 – Conservative Republican activist and GOP Precinct Chair Ginger Russell of Magnolia provided a citizen comment during the Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting about the proposed $73 million, 3.6 mile, Tx-249 Tollway […]