BREAKING NEWS: Board of District Judges appoints Rakesh Pandey, CPA, as new Montgomery County Auditor

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, December 14 – The Montgomery County Board of District Judges appointed Rakesh Pandey, C.P.A., as the new Montgomery County Auditor to begin on January 1, 2019. Pandey, who presently lives in New Caney but also owns a home in Katy, will be the first County Auditor, which Montgomery County has enjoyed in […]

The next Montgomery County Auditor has great opportunity to make history

Conroe, September 17 – On Friday, September 14, 2018, the Board of District Judges, all seven of them, voted not to renew the contract of Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin and sent the strong message that the Board intends to take its oversight duties over County finances very seriously in the future. The Board passed […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County government makes major stride forward as Board of District Judges refuse to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, lowers Auditor’s Budget by $306K

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County government makes major stride forward as Board of District Judges refuse to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, lowers Auditor’s Budget by $306K

Image: Chief Administration Judge Jennifer Robin, the presiding Judge of the 410th District Court, led the historic meeting of the Montgomery County Board of District Judges on Friday, September 14, 2018, at which the Board refused to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, substantially lowered the Auditor’s Departmental Budget, and reasserted appropriate “separation of powers” […]

It’s Hammer Time to air live, beginning at 11:45 a.m., from Board of District Judges meeting concerning Montgomery County Auditor

Montgomery County, September 14 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live/YouTube show on MCP.TV, will air live today, Friday, September 14, 2018, beginning at 11:45 a.m. from the Montgomery County Courthouse where the Board of District Judges will meet to discuss whether to re-appoint Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin to another 2-year term and […]

BREAKING NEWS! County Auditor Martin’s secret budget request to Board of District Judges raises troubling questions about her performance

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 14 – The Golden Hammer has obtained County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s secret budget request to the Board of District Judges which she presented to them on Monday, September 10, 2018. Martin’s secret budget request raises troubling questions about her job performance and her independence as an auditor. Martin provided a 9-page submittal […]

Montgomery County District Judges confront Commissioners Court over County Auditor’s Budget, Commissioners Court backs down

Montgomery County District Judges confront Commissioners Court over County Auditor’s Budget, Commissioners Court backs down

Image: 410th District Judge Jennifer Robin, Montgomery County’s Chief Administrative District Judge, emphatically told the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, that the Commissioners Court was acting outside of their authority in approving a Fiscal Year 2019 County Auditor’s Budget with a $309,000 reduction from the current fiscal year. The Commissioners Court […]

Montgomery County Auditor Martin embarrassed as Board of District Judges, under Robin’s leadership, begin real oversight

Montgomery County Auditor Martin embarrassed as Board of District Judges, under Robin’s leadership, begin real oversight

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin hides her face from the citizens and from The Golden Hammer‘s watchful eye, as the Board of District Judges chided her for failing to provide sufficient backup materials to support her request for a hefty salary increase for herself and for her bureaucratic staff. Expecting to waltz out of the […]

Board of District Judges to meet today (Friday, August 10) for County Auditor Budget hearing; unclear if they’ll finally fulfill the Noack-Doyal promise to cut Auditor’s budget by at least $300K

Board of District Judges to meet today (Friday, August 10) for County Auditor Budget hearing; unclear if they’ll finally fulfill the Noack-Doyal promise to cut Auditor’s budget by at least $300K

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Conroe, August 10 – The Board of District Judges of Montgomery County will meet today, Friday, August 10, 2018, at High Noon, in the 2nd Floor Overflow Courtroom (southeast corner) of the Main Courthouse, 301 North Thompson Street, Conroe, to review and approve a budget for the Montgomery County […]

Citizen oversight of financial action of Board of District Judges set to begin on Friday, August 10, at 12 noon, when they finally address County Auditor’s salary, budget

Conroe, July 21 – The Board of District Judges will finally have the long-awaited opportunity to make their financial mark on the Montgomery County government when they meet on Friday, August 10, 2018, at 12 noon, in the Overflow Courtroom (the old 410th) in the southeast corner of the Main Courthouse, Second Floor. The Board […]