How “open government” should work: from Stephanne’s mind’s inner recesses to enactment

Conroe, April 20 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport introduced the idea of a “reorganization” of her County Department, which has six employees, in early September, 2016. Her proposal faced much trouble and some opposition from the County’s Human Resources Department and from two of the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The proposal finally […]

It’s good to be the king: Craig’s Doyal’s $110,000 house (with his immediate next door neighbor’s home valued at $596,000)

It’s good to be the king: Craig’s Doyal’s $110,000 house (with his immediate next door neighbor’s home valued at $596,000)

Image: The brand new home of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has a proposed Montgomery Central Appraisal District valuation of $110,130. His immediate next door neighbor’s home somehow has a valuation of $596,000. Conroe, April 19 – It’s good to be the king. Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal moved into a brand new home during […]

BREAKING NEWS: Montgomery County’s finest prosecutor Brett Ligon appointed Special Prosecutor in Harris County

Houston, April 17 – Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon has been appointed as the Attorney Pro Tem in the capital murder case of State of Texas vs. Shannon Miles(Cause Number 1479933) in the 185th District Court in Harris County, Texas,  Judge Susan Brown presiding.  District Attorney Ligon will makes his first court setting as […]

Montgomery County Toll Road attorney admits County voters wouldn’t likely support Tx-249 extension, TxDOT would build the road even without County funds

Conroe, April 17 – Sugar Land attorney Richard Muller admitted during the April 11, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting that Montgomery County voters would likely not support the $73 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 extension also known as the “Decimation of Hope Highway” at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County. County Judge Craig Doyal retorted during […]

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 […]