December to be interesting month for Montgomery County citizens, Part 1 of 2

December to be interesting month for Montgomery County citizens, Part 1 of 2

Image: Montgomery County Judge-Elect Mark Keough (right) with his son Joshua Keough (left) on the evening of Election Day, November 6, 2018, celebrating a great victory. Conroe, November 29 – December appears likely to be an interesting month for Montgomery County citizens. Not only will Montgomery County residents celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Festivus, but […]

Commissioner Clark shares George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Publisher’s Note: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark, a genuinely nice person who deeply cares about our community, faced head and neck cancer this year while he was running for re-election. He lost by re-election by 173 votes out of 4,737 cast in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election. Clark suffered his diagnosis right […]

The Golden Hammer Award goes to Clark, Doyal, Commissioners, County Engineer for wasting millions of dollars on plush engineering contracts

The Golden Hammer Award goes to Clark, Doyal, Commissioners, County Engineer for wasting millions of dollars on plush engineering contracts

Image: With the millions of dollars the Montgomery County government pays engineer John Holzwarth, this photograph is a likely depiction of his master bathroom constructed with the citizens’ money. Conroe, November 21 – The life of opulence goes to anyone fortunate to give the right political contributions to the right politicians inside of the Montgomery […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court’s approval of crazed “salary schedule” shocks conscience at September 25 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, October 27 – As Montgomery County government Budget Office Director Amanda “Rubber Stamp” Carter presented the “Salary Schedule” for Fiscal Year 2019, which began on October 1, 2018, to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on September 25, 2018, the regular citizens sitting in the audience sat in shock, four of the five members […]

Montgomery County Auditor, Commissioners Court intend to break Texas law flagrantly on October 9 with so-called “emergency” $41.5 million of budget amendments

Conroe, October 8 – Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin, the entire Montgomery County Commissioners Court, and Budget Office Director Amanda Carter intend to break Texas law flagrantly at the Commissioners Court meeting on October 9, 2018, by making at least thirty-nine (39) “budget amendments” as “emergency expenditures” “in case of grave public necessity” when, in […]

Montgomery Sheriff Henderson has to beg for 10 additional patrol officers – paid from his spending savings – and just barely gets approval from Commissioners Court to hire them

Conroe, September 8 – Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson just barely squeaked by with approval from the Montgomery County Commissioners Court at its regular August 28, 2018, meeting to hire ten (10) new patrol deputies with funds he saved by not spending his full budget during Fiscal Year 2018. During the so-called “budget process,” the […]

With major public hearing on Wednesday September 5, Montgomery County Commissioners Court refuses to clean budget mess

With major public hearing on Wednesday September 5, Montgomery County Commissioners Court refuses to clean budget mess

Conroe, September 4 – Like a teenager who refuses to clean his filthy bedroom, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court refuses to address its budget mess. The Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. (NOT 9:30 a.m.) on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Despite their failure to […]

District Judge Michalk harshly criticizes Montgomery County Auditor Martin on ERP secrecy

Conroe, September 2 – 221st District Judge Lisa Michalk harshly criticized Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin for Martin’s failure to disclose to and communicate with the Board of District Judges about the $14.85 million Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software Martin has pushed the taxpayers to purchase. Despite not reviewing any contract, any specifications or terms […]

As he’s promised all along, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Clark moving forward full-speed with road projects

As he’s promised all along, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Clark moving forward full-speed with road projects

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark spoke during the August 28, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting to make clear that he is proceeding with all of the road projects he committed, even though he will be leaving office on December 31, 2018. Clark faces serious health problems as well as the necessity of setting […]