Despite justifiable spending increases for law enforcement, “People’s Judge” Keough continuing to lead Commissioners Court towards “effective tax rate”

Despite justifiable spending increases for law enforcement, “People’s Judge” Keough continuing to lead Commissioners Court towards “effective tax rate”

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge,” announced during the Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting that he would not take a salary increase, even if the Commissioners Court votes to increase salaries across-the-board, as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. Conroe, August 1 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court increased […]

Very cohesive Commissioners Court moves forward on Montgomery County government Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

Very cohesive Commissioners Court moves forward on Montgomery County government Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

Image: Always immensely prepared, Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae presented the certified appraisal numbers to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to begin the second day of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Workshop. The three members of the Commissioners Court who missed the first day of the Budget Workshop were able to find their way […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court begins budget workshop, Noack, Keough focus on core missions, while citizens plead for mercy

Montgomery County Commissioners Court begins budget workshop, Noack, Keough focus on core missions, while citizens plead for mercy

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack, Republican of The Woodlands, made clear on Monday, July 29, 2019, that he sought to restrict Montgomery County government spending to “the Constitutional and statutory reasons of why the government exists” and nothing else. Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge,” agreed with him. The other […]

Conservative Vigilance Calendar, July 27 to August 2

Conservative Vigilance Calendar, July 27 to August 2

Image: Whenever Montgomery County Republican Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz thinks about the Ronald Reagan Wall Calendar and the great American President which it depicts, tears come to his eyes. Montgomery County, July 27 – For vigilant conservatives, the week ahead may very well be the most important political week of 2019. The largest taxing […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County citizen activism on spending shows gigantic impact!!!

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County citizen activism on spending shows gigantic impact!!!

Image: The Citizens Budget Committee presented their report to the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Some of the members are in this photograph. Left to right, Ginger Russell, Bob Bagley, Kelli Cook, Bill O’Sullivan, and Reagan Reed. The aggressive citizen activism against Montgomery County government spending and taxation has had a profound impact […]

Commissioner Noack prepares for the County government’s Fiscal Year 2020 “budget hearing”: “…you have to remember, it’s not your money”

Commissioner Noack prepares for the County government’s Fiscal Year 2020 “budget hearing”: “…you have to remember, it’s not your money”

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack engages the political advice and policy counsel of his senior advisor, Maverick Noack. Conroe and The Woodlands, July 18 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack is spending long hours with his policy staff in his Precinct 3 Office preparing for the budget hearings for the […]

Montgomery County Budget: let’s reveal the magic budget number, Keough-Pandey-Carter bring end to Doyal-Martin gamesmanship

Montgomery County Budget: let’s reveal the magic budget number, Keough-Pandey-Carter bring end to Doyal-Martin gamesmanship

Image: The truth. Conroe, July 14 (Bastille Day) – If the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for the Montgomery County Government is higher than $361,106,553.17, then Mark Keough, Charlie Riley, James Noack, James Metts, and Mike Meador have imposed a TAX INCREASE on Montgomery County citizens, regardless of whatever deceptive terminology they may choose about “tax rates” […]

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 […]

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