Image: Although we don’t know where he’ll be, you can be certain that somewhere in the world on Sunday, July 14, 2019, our Cajun friend John Hill Wertz will march in a parade to commemorate the 230th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. Like the French activists who overthrew the political establishment of King Louis, conservative activists in Montgomery County are fighting hard to overthrew the corruption, Big Spending, and abuse of power of the Montgomery County political establishment. Wertz may march on Sunday, but he’ll fight the rest of the week.
Conroe, July 13 – A busy week is coming for vigilant conservatives.
Saturday, July 13 – Republican activist David Tate will celebrate his birthday.
Sunday, July 14 – Bastille Day.
The Sun newspaper explained, “In the 18th century, France was in deep economic and political crisis and people were unhappy with King Louis XVI’s reign, which was dominated with food shortages and high taxes. The Bastille was a medieval fortress and prison, which held many political dissidents, and had become a symbol of oppression and injustice in Paris.
“On July 14, 1789, an angry mob stormed the Bastille and released the prisoners – of which there were just seven at the time – before stealing the weapons stored inside. The invasion was significant at the time because it proved to revolutionaries that the King had little control over his armed forces and undermined his power.
“It was the beginning of what later became known as the French Revolution and the monarchy was eventually overthrown. King Louis and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette were arrested and eventually executed – along with other supporters of the royal family.
“The Bastille itself was completely destroyed – and people took rocks to make mementos like bracelets and brooches – and only a memorial stands on the site.The first Bastille Day celebrations took place on the first anniversary of the storming, in the spot where the Eiffel Tower now stands.
“The iconic landmark officially opened in 1889 – exactly a century after the storming of Bastille and was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary. People danced in the street and flew the French flag – a tradition still in place to this day.
“A politician named Benjamin Raspail proposed that July 14 should become a holiday in France in 1880. It’s been held every year since to remember those who fought for freedom and justice in society.”
Doesn’t that read like the crawl at the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope?
Sunday, July 14 – The Golden Hammer will publish an article detailing the single most important number citizens should watch during the Montgomery County Commissioner Court’s consideration of a budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The article will also examine the real budget growth during the past five years without intentional obfuscations and misrepresentations which emanated from terminated former County Auditor Phyllis Martin (now appropriately the chief of staff corruption to corrupt Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts) and disgraced former County Judge Craig Doyal.
Sunday, July 14 – In the United States, we celebrate National Mac & Cheese Day.
Sunday, July 14 – Dale Inman, Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party Victory 2020 Steering Committee, will celebrate his birthday.
Monday, July 15 – National Give Something Away Day. In celebration, the Montgomery County government should give away its entire Library System, all assets, employees, and liabilities, to our local school districts. Not only will Montgomery County citizens receive the gift of saving approximately $10 million per year in one of the most poorly-managed and wasteful government departments, but also we will give the gift of reading to our local children. Library Director Jerrilynn Williams can spend her entire day every day reading to eager 4-year-olds in the new state-mandated pre-K programs the Texas Legislature has forced upon local school districts.
Monday, July 15 – National Be A Dork Day. The staff of The Golden Hammer has that one covered.
Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m., 9268 State Highway 242, Conroe – The Montgomery County Tea Party will hold its regular meeting. The guest speaker will be Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon who will speak on the topic, “Ethics in the Montgomery County Government.” Given the topic, the meeting should be quite short. People attending should anticipate that the meeting will adjourn for refreshments around 6:32 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16, 6 p.m., Conroe ISD Administration Building, 3505 West Davis Street, Conroe – The Conroe ISD Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting. Compliments to Conroe ISD, Superintendent Curtis Null, and General Counsel Carrie Galatas for reforming their Board meeting notice procedures to bring the school district into compliance with respect to notice for executive sessions in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Wednesday, July 17, 12 noon, MCP.TV (Facebook Live or YouTube) – “This Week in Montgomery County Politics.”
Wednesday, July 17 – National Hot Dog Day. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council will host its annual hot dog luncheon in Washington, D.C. There’s a strange coincidence: thousands of rats have lost their tails in the Washington area during the past few days.
Wednesday, July 17, 5 p.m., Montgomery County Jail, Sheriffs Academy, 112 Academy Drive, Conroe – The Citizens Budget Committee will hold its second formal meeting on the Conroe Independent School District Budget at which the Salaries Subcommittee will present their report. The meeting will then proceed to consider the full Conroe ISD budget. Citizens Budget Committee Chairman Jon Bouche will preside over the meeting. If you would like additional information, please contact the Citizens Budget Committee Office at 281.363.3591 and ask to speak to Geoff.
Thursday, July 18, 8 a.m., Emergency Operations Center – City Hall, 300 West Davis, Conroe – The Conroe City Council will hold a two day retreat to discuss issues and matters pertaining to the future of the City of Conroe. Citizens may make comments up to 3 minutes in length.
Friday, July 19, 12 noon MCP. TV (Facebook Live or YouTube) – “It’s Hammer Time” will feature John Davis, candidate for Montgomery County Commissioner, Precinct 1. Viewers will have the opportunity to call in to ask Davis questions directly.