Image: Montgomery County Republican Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz demanded that The Golden Hammer use this “Star Wars” calendar in this article. Wertz tried to make some sort of comparison to the Conroe Independent School District.
Montgomery County, August 3 – For vigilant conservatives, it’s an interesting week ahead.
Saturday, August 3 – International Hangover Day.
Saturday, August 3 – Makira-Ulawa Province Day in the Solomon Islands.
Sunday, August 4 – The Golden Hammer will publish an article revealing the treachery of Conroe Independent School District towards some of the greatest victims in our community.
Monday, August 5 – National Children’s Day in Tuvalu. (Will the Conroe ISD Board travel to Tuvalu, on taxpayer expense, to celebrate?)
Monday, August 5, 6:30 p.m., West County Community Center, 31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia – Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley will speak on “The State of Precinct 2.”
Monday, August 5, 6:30 p.m., Church @ 242, 9268 TX-242, Conroe – Montgomery County Tea Party will host Precinct 3 Constable Ryan Gable.
Tuesday, August 6 – National Root Beer Float Day in the United States.
Tuesday, August 6, 6 p.m., Conroe ISD Administration Building, 3205 West Davis Street, Conroe – The Conroe Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will receive their instructions from the school district’s administration with respect to the tax increase the administration demands for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The proposed budget will include a salary increase for the administration which will subtract from an intended salary increase for teachers and other employees under House Bill 3, the statute enacted during the 86th Texas Legislature. Chief Financial Officer Darren Rice will tell the Board to pass a tax rate of $1.235 per $100 valuation, which includes a 4.5 cent per $100 valuation tax rate increase in Debt Service and which will result in a higher effective rate than Fiscal Year 2018-2019. Therefore, with the school district’s proposed tax rate, Conroe ISD will wipe out all vestiges of property tax relief which the Texas Legislature had intended under Senate Bill 2, which Governor Greg Abbott signed into law. By manipulating the Debt Service portion of the tax rate, the school district has already raised the tax rate for the $683 million bond package the administration wants the Board to put before the voters on November 5, 2019.
As conservative activist Kelli Cook has said, “The Empire hikes back! Here’s what they’ve done:
- “The voters defeated the $807 million bond package on May 4, 2019, which included a 3 cent Debt Service tax increase, and gigantic property tax valuation increases over the next ten years to increase our taxes by more than 60%;
- “The State of Texas mandated property tax relief from school taxes during the Texas Legislature;
- “Null nullified the tax break. Since the voters defeated the bond package, CISD in return is hiking the Debt Service tax rate by 4.5 cents in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget;
- “CISD is putting in place a 4.5 cent TAX HIKE as punishment for voting ‘NO’ on the May 4 bond;
- “CISD will then push forward the same bond package as previously, except they’ve moved $124 million of maintenance expenses to the regular budget, but the rest of the junk in the bond package is still there.”
Tuesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.., Sadler Administration Building, 501 North Thompson Street, 4th Floor Commissioners Courtroom, Conroe – The Montgomery County Republican Party Executive Committee will hold a regular meeting of the elected Precinct Chairs of the GOP.
Wednesday, August 7, 12 noon, MCP.TV (Facebook Live or YouTube) – “This Week in Montgomery County Politics.”
Wednesday, August 7, 2 p.m., Conroe City Hall, 300 West Davis Street, Conroe – The Conroe City Council holds a workshop.
Thursday, August 8 – National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. According to holiday founder Tom Roy, “To celebrate it, you simply wait until the dead of night and quietly creep up to your neighbors’ front doors, leaving plenty of zucchini for them to enjoy.”
Thursday, August 8, 6 p.m., Conroe City Hall, 300 West Davis Street, Conroe – The Conroe City Council will have a regular meeting.
Thursday, August 8, 7 p.m., Spring Creek BBQ, 19099 I-45 North, Shenandoah TX – The Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the Montgomery County Republican Party will meet.
Friday, August 9, 12 noon MCP. TV (Facebook Live or YouTube) – “It’s Hammer Time” will feature State Republican Executive Committeeman Mark Ramsey of Senate District 7.