Montgomery County Republican Party sends message to County Commissioners Court: “Don’t raise taxes”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 2 – In the midst of the government-created Chinese Coronavirus economic downturn, people expect taxing entities to offset rising appraisals with lower tax rates. The Montgomery County Republican Party took a strong stand last night against predatory appraisals and the politicians who take advantage of them. After a raucous […]

Republican Party calls emergency meeting to spur Commissioners Court not to raise taxes on Montgomery County taxpayers in midst of Chinese Coronavirus panic, while Commissioners Court postpones Thursday meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 26 – The Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) will conduct an emergency meeting of the Republican County Executive Committee (CEC) on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Precinct 66 Chairman Adrian Kaiser and Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz, who is also a Precinct Chairman, were the instigators of the call […]

Woodlands Township Board intends to adopt no new taxes tax rate and conservative, reduced spending, budget on September 10

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, August 19 – The Woodlands Township, the governing entity for The Woodlands, Texas, with a $133.7 million budget currently, has made clear that it will adopt an exemplary budget which will include substantial spending reductions and no increase in taxes for Fiscal Year 2021. It’s refreshing news for […]

Conroe ISD Board unanimously passes $576.99 million 2020-2021 Budget with only one page of information, no discussion

Conroe ISD Board unanimously passes $576.99 million 2020-2021 Budget with only one page of information, no discussion

Image: CISD’s total budget increase, per CISD, Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The single page of information shown in the slide above is the entirety of the information about proposed expenditures, which the CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously – like a rubber stamp – to approve the budget, which requires a giant tax increase on […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court moves towards decisive August 21 showdown

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 17 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court heads towards a decisive showdown over taxation and the budget on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 9 a.m., at the Sadler Administration Building, 501 North Thompson, Fourth Floor, in Conroe. Three different components of the Commissioners Court meeting will determine whether Montgomery […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court poised to pass “No New Taxes” budget for FY 2021, but with dire warning about coming salary increases next year

Montgomery County Commissioners Court poised to pass “No New Taxes” budget for FY 2021, but with dire warning about coming salary increases next year

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court met for slightly over one hour on Thursday, July 30, 2020, for the Budget Workshop. From left to right on the Commissioners Court are Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador. […]

Wonderful whisper should give Montgomery County taxpayers joy over County Budget

Wonderful whisper should give Montgomery County taxpayers joy over County Budget

Image: When Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough (center) leaned over to whisper to Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack (at Keough’s left), the budget expert on the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, taxpayers received a wonderful message overheard through the County videotape system on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July […]

After Commissioner Noack charges Appraisal District with “hiding”, “misleading” salary increases in proposed budget, Keough, remainder of Commissioners Court vote to approve spending increase

After Commissioner Noack charges Appraisal District with “hiding”, “misleading” salary increases in proposed budget, Keough, remainder of Commissioners Court vote to approve spending increase

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack was the only member of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court willing to stand up against the proposed spending increase of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. County Judge Mark Keough and the other three Commissioners voted to give the Appraisal District a spending budget increase. The Golden Hammer […]

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Image: Woodlands attorney Bruce Tough, Chairman of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors, is the “King of Taxation” of Montgomery County. Tough is leading the Appraisal District to yolk Montgomery County citizens with a higher Appraisal District spending budget and higher property taxes . The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 29 – […]

Bleeding money: Montgomery County Commissioners Court to focus on higher salaries, spending more tax dollars, despite government-induced COVID-19 depression

Bleeding money: Montgomery County Commissioners Court to focus on higher salaries, spending more tax dollars, despite government-induced COVID-19 depression

Image: Taxpayers are bleeding money, while the Montgomery County Commissioners Court continues to spend as though the County government and Governor never induced a COVID-19 depression. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 26 – On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will continue to act in denial that the County government […]

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