Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner Noack urges $7.1 million in budget reductions just through debt defeasance alone, intends to urge other reductions as well

Conroe and The Woodlands, April 17 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack has proposed $7.1 million in budget reductions for the Fiscal 2020 Budget for the Montgomery County government just through the early payoff of long-term debt. Noack told The Golden Hammer, “This proposal is just a first step. I realize that we need […]

Commissioner Noack joined Montgomery County Judge Keough, Citizens Budget Committee in calling for County government spending reductions for Fiscal Year 2020

Commissioner Noack joined Montgomery County Judge Keough, Citizens Budget Committee in calling for County government spending reductions for Fiscal Year 2020

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack (left) and his natural ally, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough (right). Conroe, April 13 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack, Republican of The Woodlands, issued a letter on Friday afternoon, April 12, 2019, which the Commissioner sent to all County government department heads and all […]

Citizens Budget Committee, its new Chairman Bouche call for Montgomery County government to implement one percent (1%) spending reduction for Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

Conroe, March 20 – The Citizens Budget Committee’s new Chairman, Jon Paul Bouche, called the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to reduce County government spending by one percent (1%) in the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget during the Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting. Bouche, who is a Republican Precinct Chairman, member of the Montgomery County […]

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, […]

Citizens Budget Committee issues final report, calls for $17 million in spending reductions, 8.66% tax rate reduction!

Citizens Budget Committee issues final report, calls for $17 million in spending reductions, 8.66% tax rate reduction!

Image: The Citizens Budget Committee appeared before the July 10, 2018, Montgomery County Commissioners Court to provide its preliminary report, which such presentation County Judge Craig Doyal would not permit to occur, even though the presentation was on the officially-approved Agenda for the meeting. The Citizens Budget Committee released its Final Report on Monday, July […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court locks out Citizens Budget Committee report, even though on meeting agenda, County Attorney Lambright criticizes Commissioners Court

Conroe, July 12 – With Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal make up the rules as he goes along, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, on July 10, 2018,  locked out the Citizens Budget Committee’s report, even though it was formally on the Court’s Agenda for consideration. The Citizens Budget Committee (CBC) is a group of eighteen […]

County Judge Doyal threatens, bullies Montgomery County government employees NOT to provide information to Citizens Budget Committee

County Judge Doyal threatens, bullies Montgomery County government employees NOT to provide information to Citizens Budget Committee

Image: Typical Montgomery County government employee in Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s perfect world, as he envisions it. Conroe, June 9 – The Golden Hammer has confirmed that Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks have instructed County Department Directors not to provide information to or participate in the deliberations of […]

Lambright announces major government openness effort to Citizens Budget Committee

Conroe, June 8 – Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright announced a major open government initiative during the Citizens Budget Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Sheriff Rand Henderson’s Policy Academy Classroom. Lambright made a presentation regarding his budget during the meeting and explained the major change he is proposing. Lambright wants to make […]

Custodial Director Lorena Garcia snubs Citizens Budget Committee’s invitation to meet with her after she criticized the Committee for not meeting with her in 2017

Conroe, June 6 – The Citizens Budget Committee has invited the Montgomery County Department heads of sixteen County Departments to come before the Committee’s meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., at 112 Academy Drive, in Conroe, to explain their budget proposals. One interesting Department Director, Lorena Garcia, the Wayne Mack protege who […]

Citizens Budget Committee adopts Fiscal Year 2019 goal of $20 million in Montgomery County government spending reductions with $4 million increase in law enforcement funding

Citizens Budget Committee adopts Fiscal Year 2019 goal of $20 million in Montgomery County government spending reductions with $4 million increase in law enforcement funding

Image: Five of the Citizens Budget Committee members, from left to right, Ginger Russell (Republican Precinct Chair, education expert, known as the Quiet Lady From Magnolia), Bob Bagley (Montgomery County Hospital District Board member, conservative activist), Kelli Cook (Campaign for Liberty Gulf Coast Regional Chair, policy wonk), Bill O’Sullivan (The Sage, Texas Patriots PAC Treasurer, […]