Conroe ISD behavior after bond election reveals $807 million bond merely a money grab with no educational value; what citizens must demand of CISD

Conroe ISD behavior after bond election reveals $807 million bond merely a money grab with no educational value; what citizens must demand of CISD

Conroe, May 8 – Although Conroe Independent School District (CISD) had little say immediately after it lost its first bond election in history on Saturday, May 4, 2019, when voters rejected an $807 million bond package and tax hike, CISD has begun to sound off and the sounds portend badly for taxpayers. Clearly, CISD didn’t […]

In course of discussion to modify Facilities Committee, Montgomery County Judge Keough raises serious taxpayer concerns

Conroe, April 2 – Last Tuesday’s Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting had a discussion primarily between County Judge Mark Keough and Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack which appeared on the level to be a dispute over who would lead a County Facilities Committee. Nevertheless, remarks, which Judge Keough made during the meeting, were clear […]

CISD fails to identify education benefit from $807 million (plus interest) tax increase from proposed bond issue

CISD fails to identify education benefit from $807 million (plus interest) tax increase from proposed bond issue

Conroe, February 6, 2019 – The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is unable to identify the metrics (quantification) of any benefits to the education of children from the proposed $807 million, plus interest, tax increase the CISD Board of Trustees has placed on the May 4, 2019, ballot for voters to approve or disapprove. It’s […]

Thanks to terrible financial management, Conroe ISD intends almost to double debt, throw cost to taxpayers

Conroe, January 21 – If voters in the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) vote on May 4, 2019, to approve the $807 million bond package the CISD administration is proposing, CISD will become one of the most debt laden school districts in Texas. The District has failed to manage its expenditures and has included almost […]

Stilson convicted of child porn, draws 40 year prison sentence

Conroe, December 21 – On Thursday, December 20, 2018, in the 435th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, Judge Patty Maginnis presiding, Defendant Joseph Stilson, 47, pled guilty to two felony charges of Promotion of Child Pornography, a second degree felony.  That’s disgusting and gross. Stilson was sentenced to 40 years confinement in TDCJ-ID.  He […]

Judge Grant gives child pornographer Walker maximum 20 years prison sentence

Conroe, December 19 – On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in the 9th District Court, with Judge Phil Grant presiding, Defendant Brice Walker, 34, pled guilty to five felony charges of Promotion of Child Pornography, a second degree felony.  Judge Grant sentenced Walker to 20 years confinement in Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division, […]

Mother sentenced to 40 years in prison for attempted sex trafficking of her child

Conroe, July 12 – On Thursday, July 12, 2018, in the 9th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, Judge Phil Grant presiding, Defendant Sarah Peters, 25, pled guilty to the felony offenses of Sexual Performance of a Child, Attempted Human Trafficking, and Promotion of Prostitution of a Child.  Grant sentenced to 40 years confinement in prison (TDCJ) […]

Jewelry store robber gets 30 years in prison

March 30 – On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, jurors in the 221st District Court of Montgomery County, Texas (Judge Lisa Michalk presiding) found Defendant Brandon Powell, 31, guilty of Aggravated Robbery. In a sentencing hearing held Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Judge Lisa Michalk sentenced Powell to 30 years in prison. During trial, the jury heard […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Constitutionality hearing begins, witnesses and argument to begin Wednesday, March 29

Conroe, March 27 – The constitutionality hearing concerning the Texas Open Meetings Act criminal trial of Defendants County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport began this morning to a Courtroom packed with many of the same crowd of people who attend Commissioners Court meetings. Of course, the […]

Montgomery County’s Trial of the 21st Century: The Open Meetings Trial, Basic Facts

Montgomery County’s Trial of the 21st Century: The Open Meetings Trial, Basic Facts

Image: Political consultant Marc Davenport is at the epicenter of Montgomery County’s Trial of the 21st Century. Conroe, March 8 – The Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial with County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark, and political consultant Marc Davenport is set to begin March […]