If Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s look could kill during a call for ethics reform, The Golden Hammer’s Publisher would now be dead

Conroe, October 11 – On October 9, 2018, during the meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, spoke to the Court and suggested ideas for ethics reform so that Montgomery County might no longer be the “most corrupt County government in Texas.” It’s a shame […]

Sheer ugliness: October 9 Commissioners Court illustrates the how and why of out-of-control spending

Sheer ugliness: October 9 Commissioners Court illustrates the how and why of out-of-control spending

Conroe, October 9 – Within the first five minutes of the meeting, right after approving the minutes of the last meeting, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will spend $10,377,227.19. They approve the expenditures without any discussion, mention, consideration, or review. What the five members of the Commissioners Court – lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court takes only 5 minutes, 38 seconds to spend over million in blind purchasing decisions

Conroe, October 3 – On September 25, 2018, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court took only 5 minutes, 38 seconds, to spend $1,164,626.60 in a series of blind purchasing decisions the primary purpose of which was to spend available tax dollars quickly before the end of the Fiscal Year on September 30, 2018. The free spending […]

Confrontation between Commissioners, District Judges dominates Court meeting

Confrontation between Commissioners, District Judges dominates Court meeting

Image: Chief Administrative Judge and 410th District Court Judge Jennifer Robin spoke for the Board of District Judges to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Conroe, September 21 – September 11, 2018, seemingly had several perils for Montgomery County taxpayers. While the Montgomery County Commissioners Court spent a lot of money, […]

In most important votes of the entire year, Commissioners Court totally lets the citizens down, with UGLY comparison with Denton County

Conroe, September 16 – On September 5, 2018, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court met and slammed the citizens of Montgomery County with two votes to set the budget at a stratospheric $344,381,573 for Fiscal Year 2019 which begins October 1, 2018, and ends September 30, 2019. After some very insightful comments by 9th District Judge […]

September 11 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting agenda like Medusa’s snakes springing from her head to bite citizens

Conroe, September 11 – When Aeschylus wrote of the three Gorgon sisters, who had snakes for hair, he could have described the attitude of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, meeting today, September 11, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., towards the citizens who foot the tax bill. The ancient Greek playwright wrote: “Near them their sisters three, […]

On September 11, 2018, Montgomery County citizens face terrible perils at LSGCD, City of Montgomery, Commissioners Court, elsewhere

On September 11, 2018, Montgomery County citizens face terrible perils at LSGCD, City of Montgomery, Commissioners Court, elsewhere

Image: The Hindenburg caught fire and exploded on May 6, 1937, resulting in 36 fatalities. Conroe and Montgomery, September 11 – On September 11, 2018, seventeen years after the horrific 9/11 attacks by al Qaeda, the citizens of Montgomery County, Texas, face at least three immediate community disasters and several others that are looming. Why? When […]

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 […]

Doyal, Riley short-change citizens in repayment of borrowed funds, continue Decimation of Hope Highway TX 249 Tollway “snake oil,” prepare for Woodlands Parkway Extension

Doyal, Riley short-change citizens in repayment of borrowed funds, continue Decimation of Hope Highway TX 249 Tollway “snake oil,” prepare for Woodlands Parkway Extension

Conroe, September 5 – The snakes slithered and the snake oil flowed at the August 28, 2018, meeting of the so-called Montgomery County Toll Road Authority (MCTRA), which is really just another name for the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Last Tuesday, Montgomery County Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and “financial advisor” Terrell […]

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 […]

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