Montgomery County’s explosive government spending growth (it’s worse than the federal government!!!)

Montgomery County’s explosive government spending growth (it’s worse than the federal government!!!)

Image: Spending versus population. Data from U.S. Census Bureau, Montgomery County Office of County Auditor. Artwork and data compilation from Yollick Law Firm. Conroe, June 11 – The Montgomery County government’s spending has grown explosively since 2000. Taxation has grown with the spending. Massive property taxes have begun to harm home and land sales and […]

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

Conroe, June 10 – After a rough start to a mundane Open Records Act/Public Information Act request, certain departments within the Montgomery County government showed a serious commitment to “open government” by responding much faster to a subsequent request than Texas law would ordinarily require. The rapid responses from several County departments reveal a commitment […]

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

WARNING: IF YOU ONLY LIKE TO READ MATERIAL THAT AGREES WITH YOUR OPINIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS EDITORIAL. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, June 9 – The decision of Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon this morning not to pursue criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for filming political advertisements inside […]

BREAKING NEWS: DA Ligon decides not to pursue criminal charges against Doyal over “Video-Gate”

BREAKING NEWS! EXCITING TIMES FOR THE FORCES OF CORRUPTION, THANKS TO COUNTY JUDGE CRAIG DOYAL’S WORK!!! FIRST, HE GETS THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SO SECRECY MAY REIGN IN COUNTY GOVERNMENT. SECOND, IT’S NOW A “FREE-FOR-ALL” AS FAR AS USING PUBLIC FACILITIES FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS! Conroe, June 9 – District Attorney Brett Ligon […]

Constable’s Captain Fincher stood up to Davenport, Mack when they tricked him into political meeting inside JP Courthouse: “It’s not their decision to choose candidates; it’s the public’s” (The Davenports, Part 7)

Constable’s Captain Fincher stood up to Davenport, Mack when they tricked him into political meeting inside JP Courthouse: “It’s not their decision to choose candidates; it’s the public’s” (The Davenports, Part 7)

Image: Retired Precinct 1 Constable’s Captain Rusty Fincher. Willis, June 9 – Precinct 1 Constable’s Captain Rusty Fincher faced off with local political consultant Marc Davenport (husband of County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport), Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack, and then Sheriff candidate Rand Henderson when Davenport tricked Fincher into meeting with them in […]

Commissioner Jim Clark: “A fiscal conservative figures out how to do more and spend less government money”

New Caney, June 8 – Explaining that “a fiscal conservative figures out how to do more and spend less government money,” Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark proposed a 9.7% lower budget for his Precinct 4 Commissioner County Department for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018. “The citizens of Precinct 4 won’t see any reduction in […]

Magnolia City Council passes Tx-249 extension resolution that favors out-of-county political contributors to Doyal, Riley, but ignores economic reality of Decimation of Hope Highway

Magnolia City Council passes Tx-249 extension resolution that favors out-of-county political contributors to Doyal, Riley, but ignores economic reality of Decimation of Hope Highway

Image: County Judge Craig Doyal laughingly reflects on his numerous proposals to spend more and more tax dollars within the Montgomery County government. Magnolia, May 31 – The so-called “249 Partnership” has played a trick on the citizens of Magnolia who have suffered passage in the Magnolia City Council of a “Resolution of the City […]

Constable Hayden shows great national leadership, releases Neighborhood Watch Guide

New Caney, June 7 – Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden gave citizens another glimpse into why he’s a national law enforcement superstar when he and Patrol Supervisor Sergeant Jim Slack released his Neighborhood Watch Guide! Residents within Precinct 4 and elsewhere have asked Hayden how they can start, fix, or polish their […]

Montgomery County Tea Party hosts brief forum for 2018 candidates, including Keough, Bagley, Toth

Conroe, June 7 – Although the speeches were brief, the Montgomery County Tea Party presented what looked and felt like the first candidates’ forum for the 2018 election cycle on Monday night at the Church @ 242, the organization’s usual biweekly meeting location. President Patricia Tibbs hosted the presentation that involved announced candidates Mark Keough […]