Unwinding the Animal Shelter Mess

Image: Cooking a gourmet meal requires care, attention, sound management, and team work. Conroe, April 17 – With two exceptions, what government does, it does poorly. If you wanted to plan, find the appropriate recipes, cook, and serve a gourmet meal, would you choose the following team to get the job done for you? Craig […]

Noack-Clark-improved “budget packet” still doesn’t give Montgomery County government departments enough guidance to achieve meaningful spending cuts

Conroe, April 16 – After Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark insisted that the “FY 2018 Budget Packet” given to County departments to prepare their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year include direction for spending reductions two weeks earlier, the County Commissioners Court approved an FY 2018 Budget […]

Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson presents his “Strategic Plan 2017-2020”

Image: The reorganized Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and its Leadership Team. Conroe, April 15 – Montgomery Count Sheriff Rand Henderson, celebrating his 100th day in office earlier this week, presented his “Strategic Plan 2017-2020” to the citizens of Montgomery County as well as to the members of the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. […]

County Attorney Lambright tries to raise Ethics Committee concern, Commissioners Court ignores

Conroe, April 15 – At this past Tuesday, April 11’s Commissioners Court meeting, Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright attempted to raise an ethics concern about the appearance of a conflict of interest of one of the members of the County’s new Ethics Committee, Dale Inman, of Montgomery. The Commissioners Court brushed Lambright off hardly without […]

Report: Homeland Security fields 1,000 sex abuse complaints

ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — An advocacy group said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog fielded more than 1,000 complaints of sexual assault or sexual abuse from people in custody in a little more than two years. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement is the latest group […]

Doyal, Blair: Mental health secrecy surfaces during Tuesday Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, April 14 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has resorted to an entirely more aggressiveness form of secrecy that appeared during the Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. Doyal placed an item on the “Consent Agenda,” which the Commissioners Court rarely reviews, discusses, or even considers, that called for adoption of a resolution […]

“Decimation of Hope Highway” spending boondoggle dominates April 11 Commissioners Court, The Golden Hammer releases ratings; all five Court members receive the “Jethro Bodine Award”!

Conroe, April 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in which County Judge Craig Doyal’s and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s pet project, the $100 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 “Decimation of Hope Highway” project at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County, dominated the […]

Magnolia ISD Parent Leadership Honored 

Magnolia, April 13 – Magnolia ISD Parent Leadership cohort was honored Monday, April 10 during the regular School Board Meeting.  Superintendent Dr. Todd Stephens and the Magnolia ISD School Board honored the 8th leadership cohort with a presentation of plaques in recognition of their commitment to learning more about the fundamental workings of the district. […]

Shenandoah Councilman Houston admits contract violates “at will” employment requirement for city administrators

Shenandoah, April 13 – At the conclusion of a fiery meeting in front of a large crowd of angry Shenandoah citizens, the Shenandoah City Council voted 3 to 2 to give City Administrator Greg Smith an employment contract with a “golden parachute” of two-years severance pay if the City terminates his employment without cause. Two […]

BREAKING NEWS: City of Conroe cites Montgomery County for “doing work without proper permits, demo[lition] without Asbestos Survey,” fines County government

BREAKING NEWS: City of Conroe cites Montgomery County for “doing work without proper permits, demo[lition] without Asbestos Survey,” fines County government

Image: The Inspection/Violation Notice City of Conroe inspector Jeff McCaffrey issued to Montgomery County for “Doing work without proper permits, Demo[lition] without Asbestos Survey” along with a $500 fine to the County. Conroe, April 12 – The City of Conroe shut down a Montgomery County Building Maintenance Department job inside the Lee G. Alworth Courthouse […]