Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Candidates speak out on Tx 249 Tollway, Woodlands Parkway Extension, while Riley fails to respond

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Candidates speak out on Tx 249 Tollway, Woodlands Parkway Extension, while Riley fails to respond

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidates, left to right, Brian Dawson, Gregory Parker, and Charlie Riley. Riley, the incumbent, has his hand covering his mouth. Magnolia and Conroe, January 23 – During the past four days, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal dropped the bombshell that some of the funding for the $73 million, 3.6 […]

Tx 249 Tollway/Woodlands Parkway Extension dominates first Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting of 2018

Conroe, The Woodlands, and Magnolia, January 22 – The $73 million Tx 249 Tollway/Woodlands Parkway Extension project dominated the first Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting of calendar year 2018 on January 9. At the time, the public wasn’t aware that Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner have included initial construction on […]

Doyal secretly campaigned for higher taxes, opposed property tax reform, 20% homestead exemption in Austin meeting

Doyal secretly campaigned for higher taxes, opposed property tax reform, 20% homestead exemption in Austin meeting

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has focused on fashion and glamor while increasing County government spending aggressively during his time in office. He opposed property tax reform and the 20% homestead exemption and lobbied against reform in Austin during the 85th Legislative Session. Conroe and Austin, January 22 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal […]

Montgomery County Treasurer Davenport fails to address upcoming ERP spending debacle

Conroe, January 21 – With the Montgomery County government planning to spend between sixteen and twenty-five million dollars ($16-25 million!!!) on an Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) system, one might hope that the Montgomery County Treasurer, Stephanne Davenport, who is one of the two people overseeing the project, might have some idea of its actual cost and […]

Montgomery County Clerk candidates run sparse campaigns

Conroe, January 21 – The two candidates for Montgomery County Clerk both are running sparse campaigns.  Incumbent County Clerk Mark Turnbull filed his Campaign Finance Report covering the period from July 1 to December 31, 2017, on January 3, 2018, while his challenger, Jeanie Stewart, filed her report on January 12, 2018. Both filings were […]

Salary remains threshold reform issue for Montgomery County Judge, Commissioner candidates

Salary remains threshold reform issue for Montgomery County Judge, Commissioner candidates

Image: Candidates for Montgomery County Judge in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election are incumbent County Judge Craig Doyal and challenger State Representative Mark Keough. Conroe, January 21 – The salary issue remains the threshold reform issue for the Montgomery County Judge and County Commissioner candidates in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. […]

Phonoscope’s Lee Cook sole contributor to County Treasurer Davenport

Conroe, January 20 – Not surprisingly, 100% of Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s money contributed to her campaign during the six months from July 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017, came from one source: Phonoscope’s CEO Lee Cook, who contributed $5,000 to Davenport, who is the wife of corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport who […]

Montgomery County Judge Doyal drops the Woodlands Parkway Extension bomb during Chamber forum: “at some point that road will be constructed”

Montgomery County Judge Doyal drops the Woodlands Parkway Extension bomb during Chamber forum: “at some point that road will be constructed”

Image: 2016 Houston-Galveston Area Council Major Thoroughfare Plan, which Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley approved, published after Montgomery County voters rejected a plan to extend Woodlands Parkway westward. The new plan just renames the road “Wood Trace Boulevard.” Funding for the Tx 249 Tollway will include the initial construction […]