Conroe ISD’s “budgeting by PowerPoint” method guarantees massive spending increase, no effort to control expenses; administration demands 2.5 cent rate increase on debt to offset temporary state-mandated spending caps

Conroe ISD’s “budgeting by PowerPoint” method guarantees massive spending increase, no effort to control expenses; administration demands 2.5 cent rate increase on debt to offset temporary state-mandated spending caps

Image: Alex in the 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange, obviously portrayed the budget methodology of the Conroe Independent School District in this scene involving the “Ludovico” technique of brainwashing. Rather than examining school district departments, conducting zero-based budgeting to determine whether expenditures have any purpose, or brainstorming novel ideas about methods of reducing overall spending, the […]

Secretive facilities planning, other Montgomery County spending present perils for taxpayers at every turn in Tuesday Commissioners Court meeting

Secretive facilities planning, other Montgomery County spending present perils for taxpayers at every turn in Tuesday Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, April 9 – Secretive facilities planning and other County government spending proposals present perils at every turn for taxpayers during the Tuesday, April 9, 2019, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Montgomery County’s government continues to merit its reputation as “the most corrupt County government in Texas.” Facilities spending: budget breaker? Despite assurances […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas House Speaker Bonnen announces committee assignments, gives Metcalf, Toth, Bell strong positions

BREAKING NEWS! Austin, January 23 – Texas House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced his committee assignments for the 86th Texas Legislature this morning. All three Representatives from Montgomery County, Steve Toth of The Woodlands, Will Metcalf of Conroe, and Cecil Bell of Montgomery, received very important committee assignments. Speaker Bonnen appointed Metcalf to the […]

Outgoing Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal tries to hamstring County Judge-Elect Mark Keough, but outgoing Precinct 4 Commissioner Clark saves County Judge’s office with budget amendment

Conroe and New Caney, January 1 – Revealing that failed Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s animus has no bounds, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark had to avert a major budget problem for incoming County Judge-Elect Mark Keough for whom Doyal had carefully provided no operating budget whatsoever upon Keough’s coming into office. This past […]

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 […]

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