The Golden Hammer Award goes to Budget Director Carter, Human Resources Director Shaw for out-of-control salaries in Montgomery County government

The Golden Hammer Award goes to Budget Director Carter, Human Resources Director Shaw for out-of-control salaries in Montgomery County government

Image: Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter attempted to respond, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, before the Commissioners Court immediately after she had received “The Golden Hammer Award” for “hammering the taxpayers” with massive County government salaries comprising 57.4% of the entire County government budget for Fiscal Year 2019. Conroe, September 26 – Montgomery County […]

For an extra $300,000 spent on Budget Office Director, Montgomery County Commissioners Court delivering same gamesmanship

Conroe, August 7 – Despite forcing Montgomery County taxpayers to spend $300,000 on a new bureaucracy called the “Budget Office,” the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is delivering the same gamesmanship to avoid transparency of the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget as last year, under the direction of wild spending-and-taxing lame duck County Judge Craig Doyal, […]

Montgomery County’s Budget Office boondoggle: as the County Commissioners Court, District Judges point fingers at each other, taxpayers bear the cost

[Publisher’s hint: it’s the Commissioners Court’s fault, not the fault of the Board of District Judge.] Conroe, July 20 – The whole creation of a Budget Office in the Montgomery County government appears to be the latest scam to create a placeholder to continue to tax Montgomery County citizens. Events at the July 10, 2018, […]

Montgomery County Auditor Martin fails to take charge of her own department budget

Montgomery County Auditor Martin fails to take charge of her own department budget

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Conroe, June 29 – If there’s any County Department director who should have the ability to reduce her departmental budget for Fiscal Year 2019, it’s Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Incredibly, however, Martin has not reduced any of her proposed operational expenses and is seeking a salary increase for […]

On County Attorney’s advice and against County Judge Doyal’s direction, Budget Officer Carter begins to release budget documents

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, June 18 – At the urging and advice of Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright, new Budget Office Director Amanda Carter has begun to release the request budgets from each County Department for Fiscal Year 2019 to this newspaper, after an Open Records Act request on May 31, 2018. Carter began releasing a […]

Secret hiring, Doyal poison, lack of philosophical direction, terrible first decision give rough start to new Montgomery County Budget Director Carter

Secret hiring, Doyal poison, lack of philosophical direction, terrible first decision give rough start to new Montgomery County Budget Director Carter

Image: (Left to right) Pro-spending and elitist Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin (known to many as the “Grand Duchess”) and anti-budget and ardent liberal Library Director Jerilynne Williams welcomed new Budget Office Director Amanda Carter into the Montgomery County government bureaucracy after the County Commissioners secretly voted to hire Carter and conducted a fake public […]

Doyal leads Commissioners Court to conduct secret meeting, hires Budget Office Director, without public scrutiny

Doyal leads Commissioners Court to conduct secret meeting, hires Budget Office Director, without public scrutiny

Image: Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador (foreground) and County Judge Craig Doyal (behind). Conroe, March 8 – Over the course of two secret meetings in Executive Sessions on February 13 and February 27, 2018, the Commissioners Court took the entirely inappropriate action of deliberating and deciding to hire a “Budget Office” Director without […]

Montgomery County Judge Doyal moves forward to fill secretive Budget Office without citizen input

Conroe, February 27 – Ever the one to operate in secret hidden from citizen oversight, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has scheduled for the Commissioners Court to meet in a secretive Executive Session to select a “Budget Office” director. Doyal has afforded no citizen input whatsoever. In fact, he hasn’t even designated what the secret […]

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer presents iconic statues to Montgomery County government

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer presents iconic statues to Montgomery County government

Image: GOP Precinct Chair Ginger Russell points to the iconic statues which The Golden Hammer presented to the Montgomery County government this afternoon, as renowned political activist Kelli Cook and Montgomery County Hospital District Board member and Precinct 4 County Commissioner candidate Bob Bagley follow the proceedings. Russell was pointing specifically at her favorite of the […]