County Auditor budget confusion continues, as blame for taxpayers suffering $300K loss becomes crystal clear

County Auditor budget confusion continues, as blame for taxpayers suffering $300K loss becomes crystal clear

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack (left) and Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (right) eagerly began to spend millions of dollars they had confiscated from the taxpayers for Fiscal Year 2019, while they failed to address the $300,000 problem they created in the County Auditor’s departmental budget during all of Fiscal Year 2018. Conroe, […]

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

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 […]

Montgomery County budget process implodes with enormous proposed budget, but it’s about to get worse

Montgomery County budget process implodes with enormous proposed budget, but it’s about to get worse

Image: Analogy to the current state of the Montgomery County government’s so-called “budget process.” Conroe, July 16 – For the taxpayers, it’s a disaster. For anyone who cares about government spending, it’s a joke. Under the direction of Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin, who is not the budget officer ostensibly for the Montgomery County government […]

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 […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Noack showing leadership on budget this year again but in a different way

Conroe, June 21 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack is once again showing strong leadership on the County government budget year, although his methodology is a bit different from last year. Noack has proposed major reductions in his Precinct 3 County Commissioner’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2019. Facing major limitations on spending as […]

Citizens Budget Committee adopts Fiscal Year 2019 goal of $20 million in Montgomery County government spending reductions with $4 million increase in law enforcement funding

Citizens Budget Committee adopts Fiscal Year 2019 goal of $20 million in Montgomery County government spending reductions with $4 million increase in law enforcement funding

Image: Five of the Citizens Budget Committee members, from left to right, Ginger Russell (Republican Precinct Chair, education expert, known as the Quiet Lady From Magnolia), Bob Bagley (Montgomery County Hospital District Board member, conservative activist), Kelli Cook (Campaign for Liberty Gulf Coast Regional Chair, policy wonk), Bill O’Sullivan (The Sage, Texas Patriots PAC Treasurer, […]