Guest Editorial: community leader Beasley has had enough with the taxation and spending policies of the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees

MATTHEW BEASLEY, Guest Columnist Like many other hard-working people in our wonderful community, I have felt that our local governments were run with a decent level of competency. Therefore, I have simply “written a check” and paid my taxes without complaint. However, my opinion has changed. It has come to the point where I cannot […]

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 […]

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley really “conservative”? (Part 1 of a 2-part series.)

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley really “conservative”? (Part 1 of a 2-part series.)

Image: Former United States Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona) and author of The Conscience of a Conservative. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Magnolia, May 3 – On May 1, 2017, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley issued a press release entitled “Personnel Records Reflect Conservative Leadership from Commissioner Riley.” Riley claimed that he is “operating the […]

County Judge, Commissioners, Attorney Defy Republican Party Platform

County Judge, Commissioners, Attorney Defy Republican Party Platform

Conroe, February 8 – County Judge Craig Doyal, his Commissioner colleagues on the County Commissioners Court (Meador, Riley, Clark), and County Attorney J.D. Lambright have defied the Texas and National Republican Party Platforms in their major decisions in office. The problems arise primarily in government spending, toll roads, and taxation. The Republican Party of Texas […]