Sheer ugliness: October 9 Commissioners Court illustrates the how and why of out-of-control spending

Sheer ugliness: October 9 Commissioners Court illustrates the how and why of out-of-control spending

Conroe, October 9 – Within the first five minutes of the meeting, right after approving the minutes of the last meeting, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will spend $10,377,227.19. They approve the expenditures without any discussion, mention, consideration, or review. What the five members of the Commissioners Court – lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig […]

Congress set to keep gov’t open, delay action on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there’s one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made clear his frustration at the lack of additional […]

Conroe ISD adopts half a billion budget, just barely lagging behind County government spending growth

Conroe, September 5 – The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the 2018-2019 Official School Budget at their August 21 meeting. In addition to providing funding to support all campuses including the opening of Grand Oaks High School and Clark Intermediate, the 18-19 budget features a raise for all employees and salary adjustments […]

With major public hearing on Wednesday September 5, Montgomery County Commissioners Court refuses to clean budget mess

With major public hearing on Wednesday September 5, Montgomery County Commissioners Court refuses to clean budget mess

Conroe, September 4 – Like a teenager who refuses to clean his filthy bedroom, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court refuses to address its budget mess. The Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. (NOT 9:30 a.m.) on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Despite their failure to […]

Sheriff Henderson discusses patrol officer shortfall after Commissioners Court rejects law enforcement budget request

Conroe, August 22 – Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson discussed the Sheriff’s Office’s patrol officer shortfall, after the Montgomery County Commissioners Court rejected his budget request, when he spoke to the Montgomery County Tea Party on Monday, August 20. “We’re still 82 deputies short, but the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office are stepping […]

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 […]

Greedy wolves strike! Noack leads Commissioners Court to give themselves 3% pay raise

Greedy wolves strike! Noack leads Commissioners Court to give themselves 3% pay raise

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack has worked directly against citizen interests for approximately one year with the goal of giving himself a substantial salary increase. Noack struct successfully at the Friday, July 27, 2018, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Conroe, July 28 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack, who […]

Don’t feel good; Montgomery County Commissioners Court faces last day of budget workshop without any fiscal restraint

Conroe, July 27 – The most dangerous room in Montgomery County, Texas, on Funerary Friday, July 27, 2018, will be the Montgomery County Commissioners Courtroom where County Judge Craig Doyal and his cohorts have failed to examine the efficiency or waste of any County government operations since last year when they went through the same […]

GOP Chairman Wilkerson proposes deficit budget for him to spend a lot of money to do nothing

GOP Chairman Wilkerson proposes deficit budget for him to spend a lot of money to do nothing

Image: Assistant to the Traveling Secretary George Constanza slept underneath his desk and did nothing as well. Conroe, July 26 – Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Wally Wilkerson has proposed a deficit and substantial budget for the next year, but the budget includes nothing but support the overhead of his office. Wilkerson has no plans […]

With citizens excluded, giant group of County employees in attendance, as unprepared Montgomery County Judge Doyal, Commissioners Court begin “budget workshop”

Conroe, July 25 – Montgomery County Judge Craig arrived at the so-called “budget workshop” late and still chewing his food from lunch yesterday afternoon to begin an afternoon where Doyal and the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court clearly were unprepared for the entire meeting. Since Doyal has excluded citizen participation, very few citizens […]

1 2 3 5