Commissioner Riley’s befuddlement, Auditor Martin’s conflicts on public display during auditor’s report to Commissioners Court

Conroe, March 19 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s befuddlement over his own Precinct budget and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s conflicts of interest and in appropriate involvement in political issues were on public display in the March 14, 2017, and other recent Commissioners Court meetings. Martin’s actions were particularly disconcerting since the County government and […]

Lessons for Montgomery County Spending Reform: why President Trump’s proposed budget lacks the moral authority spending reductions so desperately need

Conroe and Washington, D.C., March 19 – The moral problems that President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget has for his vision for the federal government should teach those supporting substantial spending reductions in Montgomery County an important lesson: you must cut spending with moral authority. When it comes to spending reductions and budget-cutting, what […]

Editorial: Stephanne Davenport is a good person, but look what nepotism made her do

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Stephanne Davenport is a good person. She’s done some fine things for our community. Nevertheless, her close relationship with the County Judge, Craig Doyal, and the raw nepotism there involving his daughter, Lindsey Doyal, have led to her to some actions for which Davenport should at least reconsider her conduct, explain […]

County Treasurer’s Department: Here’s what the face of nepotism looks like, Doyal and Davenport

County Treasurer’s Department: Here’s what the face of nepotism looks like, Doyal and Davenport

Image: Lindsey’s father, County Judge Craig Doyal. Conroe, March 18 – Nepotism involving County Judge Craig Doyal’s daughter has controlled major decisions in the County Treasurer’s Department, despite some direct mis-statements of fact which Doyal and the County Treasurer made during a presentation in Commissioners Court on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Doyal directly asked County […]

The Great Portrait Debate was not in the least bit funny, because it displayed arrogance times three with one dose of humility

Conroe, March 14 – The debate amongst the Montgomery County Commissioners Court members over whether they should spend tax dollars out of “contingency funds” to take, frame, and hang a portrait of themselves was not in the least bit funny at the Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, March 14. The County Judge and […]

How many times does the word “food” appear in the Fiscal Year 2017 Montgomery County Budget?

Conroe, March 17 – How many times does the word “food” appear in the Fiscal Year 2017 Montgomery County Budget? The word “food” appears in the budget four times. Two appearances are appropriate. One appearance of the word “food” is doubtful. One reveals a problem. First, the phrase “Food Service Permits” describes the account, 43216, which […]

Conroe St. Patrick’s Day Parade to honor attorneys Pat Green, Pam Williamson in hope of uniting community behind love for each other

Image: The irreplaceable Patrick Green, great attorney and great friend. Conroe, March 17 – Conroe’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade under the leadership of co-founder Michael McDougal will honor two popular attorneys, other parade co-founder Patrick Green and Pam Little Williamson, who have joined St. Patrick himself in Heaven. The parade will begin at 5 […]

Commissioners Court Ratings for March 14, 2017: Getting Things Done Before the Trial of the 21st Century (Texas Open Meetings Act) Trial; Clark Earns A+ Rating for Meeting!!!

Commissioners Court Ratings for March 14, 2017: Getting Things Done Before the Trial of the 21st Century (Texas Open Meetings Act) Trial; Clark Earns A+ Rating for Meeting!!!

Image: Left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 5 Constable’s Receptionist Deanne Riley, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, and Carol Gooch, December 2, 2015. Conroe, March 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., which had the feel that the Commissioners Court members were trying […]

As the computer technology in the Commissioners Courtroom melts down, the highly-paid IT guy sits and relaxes

As the computer technology in the Commissioners Courtroom melts down, the highly-paid IT guy sits and relaxes

IMAGE: At the tip of the arrow sits Marshall Shirley, Montgomery County’s Information Technology Director, during the complete meltdown of the computer technology system in the Commissioners Courtroom on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was obviously very relaxed sitting in the dark corner. Conroe, March 16 – In the midst of a total technological meltdown […]