County Commissioner Riley’s longstanding state tax lien raises more salary conundrums (A Look At Salaries, Part 2)

County Commissioner Riley’s longstanding state tax lien raises more salary conundrums (A Look At Salaries, Part 2)

Image: Certified copy of long standing, unpaid, State Tax Lien against Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. Coldsprings and Magnolia, September 17 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s longstanding Texas State Tax Lien, in place and unpaid since February 21, 2002, raises more salary conundrums for Riley and the citizens of Montgomery County. […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley’s bankruptcy filing raises salary issues (A Look At Salaries, Part 1)

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley’s bankruptcy filing raises salary issues (A Look At Salaries, Part 1)

Image: Docket sheet for the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceeding, Cause Number 02-31250, which Charlie Riley and Deanne Riley filed in 2002 in order to avoid paying their debts. Magnolia, September 16 – When Charlie Riley and Deanne Riley filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on February 2, 2002, to avoid paying all of their debt obligations, their […]

TxDOT to hold hearing on Doyal-Riley Tx-249 Tollway “Decimation of Hope Highway”

Conroe, August 24 – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) quietly noticed a series of confusing posts on their website announcing, canceling, and then announcing again an “open house,” formal presentation, and comment period for the Decimation of Hope Highway, the Tx-249 Extension project, which TxDOT has split into three sections. The hearing and comment […]

County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley abuse power, use Precinct 2 gated barnyard to store personal, campaign property

County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley abuse power, use Precinct 2 gated barnyard to store personal, campaign property

Image: The barbecue trailers of Craig Doyal and Charlie Riley seen sitting behind the locked gate of the Commissioners Precinct 2 barnyard on August 23, 2017. The barnyard parking and storage area exceeds the quality and specification of most private storage facilities in the area. Magnolia, August 24 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and […]

There really are two political parties in Montgomery County

Conroe, March 20 – There really are two political parties in Montgomery County. They’re just not the two you might think they are. It’s not the Republicans and the other party. One Thursday night, the last powerful other party politician in Montgomery County , Precinct 2 Commissioner Malcolm Purvis, came before the Candidates Committee of […]

Lessons for Montgomery County Spending Reform: why President Trump’s proposed budget lacks the moral authority spending reductions so desperately need

Conroe and Washington, D.C., March 19 – The moral problems that President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget has for his vision for the federal government should teach those supporting substantial spending reductions in Montgomery County an important lesson: you must cut spending with moral authority. When it comes to spending reductions and budget-cutting, what […]

Treasurer Davenport: “There’s a huge lack of integrity there” in the County Human Resources Department

Treasurer Davenport: “There’s a huge lack of integrity there” in the County Human Resources Department

Image: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport (left) with her husband, Marc Davenport, the brilliant local political consultant (right). Conroe, March 14 – In an unusual juxtaposition and irony, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport accused County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw and her staff of “a huge lack of integrity there.” Davenport then proceeded to refuse to identify […]

No “Riley Two-Step,” Please, for the County Treasurer’s “Reorganization”

No “Riley Two-Step,” Please, for the County Treasurer’s “Reorganization”

Image: County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s Horizontal 2-Step Conroe, March 13 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s proposed “reorganization” of her Department on the agenda for tomorrow’s Commissioners Court meeting, and the circumstances surrounding it, legitimately create fears among the taxpayers that we’ll witness another instance of the “Charlie Riley Two-Step,” although this time involving County Judge […]

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick on Commissioner James Noack: “This commissioner has shown courage in the fight for property tax relief!”

  Houston, February 20 – In a major news conference, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick told Texas citizens about Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack, “This commissioner has shown courage in the fight for property tax relief!” Patrick, Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston), and Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) thanked Commissioner Noack for supporting broad tax relief across […]