Noack places worst agenda item (possibly ever) on June 11 Commissioners Court agenda, seeks to hide behind consent agenda, “Commissioners”, Budget Director

Noack places worst agenda item (possibly ever) on June 11 Commissioners Court agenda, seeks to hide behind consent agenda, “Commissioners”, Budget Director

Image: It seems that Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack’s goal is a County government where County Commissioners operate in secret other than the public relations messages, on the taxpayer’s dime, which they choose to disclose. Conroe, June 9 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner has stuck on the June 11, 2019, Commissioners Court […]

“Lots of employees are getting into accidents”: Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes itself giant employee benefits increases

“Lots of employees are getting into accidents”: Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes itself giant employee benefits increases

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court is bleeding out County taxpayers with massive spending increases even before the so-called “budget hearing” begins. Conroe, May 14 – With Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter announcing that the Commissioners Court’s decisions to give County vehicles to many County employees rather than car allowances is resulting in “lot […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court fails to remove “ghost” employees, despite Commissioner Noack’s urging

Montgomery County Commissioners Court fails to remove “ghost” employees, despite Commissioner Noack’s urging

Image: The ghosts at Disney Land’s Haunted Mansion are portraying some employees of the Montgomery County government. Conroe, February 1 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court came very close to saving taxpayers over $1 million in the annual budget by closing vacant positions and sweeping the budgeted funds for those positions into the County government’s […]

At request of Commissioner Noack, Montgomery County Auditor takes important symbolic move to separate Auditor’s independence from County politics

Conroe, January 30 – At the behest of Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack, the County Auditor didn’t sit with the Commissioners Court dais alongside the Court members for the first time in many years. Instead, Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter, who actually does work for the Commissioners Court within the Court’s policy […]

Commissioners Court continues carryover circus

Commissioners Court continues carryover circus

Image: Montgomery County government Budget Director Amanda “The Rubber Stamp” Carter presents some of the carryovers of spending from the previous fiscal year into Fiscal Year 2019 at the October 23, 2018, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The look of gloom and doom on the faces of those present tells the story of […]

The Golden Hammer Award goes to Budget Director Carter, Human Resources Director Shaw for out-of-control salaries in Montgomery County government

The Golden Hammer Award goes to Budget Director Carter, Human Resources Director Shaw for out-of-control salaries in Montgomery County government

Image: Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter attempted to respond, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, before the Commissioners Court immediately after she had received “The Golden Hammer Award” for “hammering the taxpayers” with massive County government salaries comprising 57.4% of the entire County government budget for Fiscal Year 2019. Conroe, September 26 – Montgomery County […]

Jimmy Carter cautions Democrats not to scare off moderates

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don’t go too far to the left. “Independents need […]

County Judge Doyal tries to trap Montgomery County into capital projects before he leaves office, enlists politically unsuspecting Budget Director as his tool

County Judge Doyal tries to trap Montgomery County into capital projects before he leaves office, enlists politically unsuspecting Budget Director as his tool

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his vendor buddies want to trap incoming County Judge Mark Keough by forcing him to follow their decisions on capital projects to which they hope to commit the County government before Doyal leaves office. Conroe, September 9 – On March 6, 2018, voters repudiated Montgomery County Judge Craig […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court awards themselves salary boosts, passes gigantically wasteful $344 million budget

Conroe, September 5 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted 4 to 0 to increase government spending 4.83% for Fiscal Year 2018 and increase property taxes as well, thanks to the lock-step property tax appraisal increases from the Montgomery Central Appraisal District, which feed more tax dollars to the hungry spenders each year. The budget […]

County government finally releases proposed budget to spend $344 million which is 5% increase over last year, defies transparency or meaningful deliberation

County government finally releases proposed budget to spend $344 million which is 5% increase over last year, defies transparency or meaningful deliberation

Conroe, August 30 – Playing the same games with the taxpayers’ money as last year, the Montgomery County government waited until the last possible day, August 30, 2018, to file the “Proposed Budget” for Fiscal Year 2019, which will involve spending more than $344 million, a 4.8% increase in one year. The proposed spending increase, […]