$10,886,083.98 of Commissioner “slush funds” on secretive consent agenda for Commissioners Court approval

$10,886,083.98 of Commissioner “slush funds” on secretive consent agenda for Commissioners Court approval

Conroe, January 9 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and the four County Commissioners of Montgomery County intend to move $10,886,083.98 of unspent road and bridge funds from their Fiscal Year 2017 budgets into their Montgomery County Departments for Fiscal Year 2018 in unaccountable “slush funds” on which they’ll spend a fortune. Doyal has hidden […]

O’Sullivan to Commissioners Court: “I don’t want [budget] ratholes to be created”

Conroe, October 3 – Political activist and Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC Treasurer Bill O’Sullivan blasted the Montgomery County Commissioners Court for their practice of permitting County Departments to rollover unspent funds without fetters. O’Sullivan noted that “some funds needs to be rolled over.” He provided the examples of two accounts where rollovers of funds […]

Four out of five Commissioners Court members receive “The Golden Hammer Award” for charging taxpayers millions for unspent funds

Conroe, September 14 – Leveraging the words out of the mouth of Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin, who will say just about whatever Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal wants him to say as a legal opinion, four members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted to do precisely what Griffin told them on August 22, […]

Entire Commissioners Court (sans Doyal) receives Golden Hammer Award for more than $13 million of “slush fund” spending

Conroe, May 25 – All four of the Montgomery County Commissioners (without County Judge Doyal) received the Golden Hammer Award on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, for spending more than $13 million in “slush funds” during Fiscal Year 2017 so far. The “slush funds” are dollars that Doyal and the Commissioners have hidden from outside of […]

All 4 County Commissioners’ budgets reveal accounting problems; Commissioner Jim Clark has spending issues in Precinct 4 budget but has explained many of them (part 4 of 4-part series)

All 4 County Commissioners’ budgets reveal accounting problems; Commissioner Jim Clark has spending issues in Precinct 4 budget but has explained many of them (part 4 of 4-part series)

New Caney, May 17 – Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark’s Department has some spending issues, including enormous “slush fund” expenditures, but Clark has explained many of those issues. This article is the final of a 4-part series on the spending of the four County Commissioners, Mike Meador, Charlie Riley, James Noack, and Jim […]

Noack’s Precinct 3 budget numbers boring (with two exceptions) (Part 3 in a 4-part series)

Noack’s Precinct 3 budget numbers boring (with two exceptions) (Part 3 in a 4-part series)

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, May 16 – Well-run government should be boring and should stay out of the headlines. Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s budget numbers are pretty boring with two exceptions. This article is the third of a 4-part series on each of the Commissioner Precincts based upon the documents The Golden […]