Editorial: Conroe ISD voters should bring an end to the school district snook cocking, send clear message that we’re rejecting the $676 million bond, which will actually cost more than the rejected $807 million bond

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer How can a $676 million bond cost more than a previously-rejected $807 million bond? Only in the deceitful world of Conroe Independent School District. Last night, August 13, 2019, the Board of Trustees, acting as robotic drones responding to PowerPoint presentations of the school district’s administration, put an $676 bond package […]

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe ISD cocks a snook at voters, will raise taxes WITHOUT voter approval, then force bond on citizens

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe ISD cocks a snook at voters, will raise taxes WITHOUT voter approval, then force bond on citizens

Image: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson often thumbs his nose at citizens or protesters he chooses to ignore. On August 13, 2019, the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees thumbed its collectivist nose at voters who rejected the $807 million May 4, 2019, bond, by passing another bond referendum set for the November 5, 2019, […]

Fact check: CISD supporters spread untruths about teacher layoffs because May 4 bond failed

Conroe, August 6 – Voters’ almost-landslide rejection of the $807 million Conroe Independent School District (CISD) bond package in a May 4, 2019, referendum didn’t result in teacher layoffs, firings, or any decisions at all about spending of CISD on teachers. During the bond election, especially during a presentation he made at The Woodlands High […]

Conroe ISD Board, administration seek to raise taxes, despite statewide property tax reform, to trick citizens into paying for rejected bond projects

Conroe ISD Board, administration seek to raise taxes, despite statewide property tax reform, to trick citizens into paying for rejected bond projects

Conroe, July 29 – If you thought voters successfully defeated Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) bloated and unnecessary $807 million bond package and thereby avoided the massive tax increase that would have come along with it, think again. On Monday, July 29, 2019, at 6 p.m. the Conroe Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will […]

Conroe ISD continues lies, obfuscation about taxes and spending, enlists Courier, Villager blogs for help in misleading public

Conroe ISD continues lies, obfuscation about taxes and spending, enlists Courier, Villager blogs for help in misleading public

Conroe, July 25 – Rather than standing as an example of integrity and ethics for the children of this community, the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) lies and obfuscates just about every time one of its high-level representatives opens his mouth. This time – in trying to convince Montgomery County voters that the school district […]

Guest Editorial: CISD Board and Community Impact News need to understand how American government works, by Paul Lazzaro

Paul Lazzaro, Guest Editorialist, to The Golden Hammer I may be retired, but that does not mean I stopped caring about my community. 2019 marks the 20th year of my residence here and 20th year as a community activist; first as vice president of marketing and public affairs for The Woodlands Operating Company (pre-Howard Hughes) and […]

Conroe ISD, PBK Architects slither past violations of Texas Election Code by using public funds for political advertising

Conroe ISD, PBK Architects slither past violations of Texas Election Code by using public funds for political advertising

Image: A slimy reptile. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Golden Hammer gratefully acknowledges the wonderful analytical and research skills of citizen activist Kelli Cook who contributed to this article. Conroe, May 10 – Conroe Independent School District (CISD) and its vendor, PBK Architects, have slithered well past violating Section 255.003 of the Texas Election Code, which prohibits the use […]

CISD continues to have problem with anyone disagreeing, attempting to engage in meaningful discussion about spending

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Conroe Independent School District (CISD) continues to suffer from a basic problem: the administrative bureaucracy and many of its adherents refuse to engage in any meaningful discussion about its proposals to spend hundreds of millions of tax dollars on unnecessary construction (per CISD’s own demographic study) and on bloated cost estimates […]

Taxpayers slay Conroe Independent School District’s $807 million bond, which would have been largest tax hike in Montgomery County history!

Taxpayers slay Conroe Independent School District’s $807 million bond, which would have been largest tax hike in Montgomery County history!

Image: Some of the citizens who led the Children’s Hope PAC and the grassroots campaign against the Conroe Independent School District’s $807 million bond, from left to right, Angie Smith, Ginger Russell, Greg Cook, Montgomery County Tea Party President Pat Tibbs also known as “The Voice of Grassroots Conservatives,” Conroe ISD Trustee Dale Inman, Director […]

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