“The Conroe ISD’s $807 Million Bond Set For May 4 Election: Part 4 Of 4, a flawed decision process produced the gargantuan $807 million bond.”

“The Conroe ISD’s $807 Million Bond Set For May 4 Election: Part 4 Of 4, a flawed decision process produced the gargantuan $807 million bond.”

Image: In one of the worst foreign policy blunders in American history, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency convinced new President John F. Kennedy to proceed with the Bay of Pigs Invasion on April 17, 1961, where a small group of Cuban defectors and American advisors tried to take Cuba back from the increasingly pro-Communist government […]

With Conroe ISD’s proposed $807 million bond package, the devil is in the details…

With Conroe ISD’s proposed $807 million bond package, the devil is in the details…

Image: The “devil” in the Conroe Independent School District’s $807 million bond package is in the details, i.e., how the money-grabbing school district arrived at its numerical “estimates” for each of the individual projects which added together comprise the massive amount of funds. Conroe, February 28 – The Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) $807 million […]

On the Conroe ISD’s $807 million bond (tax hike): I want so badly to be accepted, but I’ve failed…because I’ve dared to think

On the Conroe ISD’s $807 million bond (tax hike): I want so badly to be accepted, but I’ve failed…because I’ve dared to think

Image: The Conroe Rotary Club, in violation of the International Bylaws of Rotary International, along with Curtis Null, Conroe ISD Superintendent, who has said Texas law prohibits him from “advocating” for or against the $807 million Conroe ISD bond, are both openly advocating for the $807 million Conroe ISD bond. When the “establishment” promotes a cause, […]

Major problem emerges with $807 million CISD bond maintenance expenditures

Conroe, February 24 – After yesterday’s news report about the Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) violation of Section 45.001 of the Texas Education Code by including maintenance expenditure items in the bloated $807 million bond package and tax hike, which CISD voters will face in the May 4, 2019, election, a legislative expert, who requested […]

Conroe ISD’s proposed $807 million school bond includes approximately $131 million in (illegal) maintenance

Conroe ISD’s proposed $807 million school bond includes approximately $131 million in (illegal) maintenance

Image: This pie chart depicts how the Conroe Independent School District characterizes building ownership costs. Clearly, the school district understands that “life cycle” expenses and maintenance are not a part of “construction” expenses allowable under school bond financing. Conroe, February 23 – The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is violating a basic legal tenet of […]

Conroe ISD relied on Orwellian “groupthink” to push bond package through so-called “Facilities Planning Committee”

Conroe ISD relied on Orwellian “groupthink” to push bond package through so-called “Facilities Planning Committee”

Conroe, February 15 – In order to get a favorable recommendation on the $807 million, plus interest, bond package the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) administration relied upon the methodology of “groupthink” to ensure that the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) gave them what they want. The CISD carefully selected the FPC to make certain no […]

The Sage, Bill O’Sullivan, speaks out against CISD’s $807 million bond proposal in Guest Editorial

Publisher’s Note: Many of us miss The Sage, Bill O’Sullivan, while he’s dealing with some health issues. Like any good Marine, which O’Sullivan most certainly is, he’s fighting hard to gain ground and ascend to the top of the hill of good health as quickly as he can. Meanwhile, The Golden Hammer truly feels honored that O’Sullivan […]

The grass is NEVER greener: Conroe ISD plans to gouge taxpayers $23,146,160 for “Astro-Turf” in crazed May 4 bond fumble

The grass is NEVER greener: Conroe ISD plans to gouge taxpayers $23,146,160 for “Astro-Turf” in crazed May 4 bond fumble

Image: This football field looked a bit different after just one (1) hour of rain! Welcome to the fools’ paradise of artificial turf. Conroe, February 11 – As part of an $807 million (plus interest) tax hike, which will almost double the debt of the Conroe Independent School District (CISD), the school district plans to […]