Businessman Tibbs angers Montgomery County Commissioners Court members by telling the truth that they get favorable treatment on their property tax appraisals from the Appraisal District

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 11 – Local businessman Dennis Tibbs spoke at the September 8, 2020, Special Meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court and drew the ire of three of the five Court members – Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, and Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts – […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts’ staff gets in tiff over which Commissioner should get credit for Court’s September 8 no new tax vote

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, New Caney, and The Woodlands, September 10 – A brawl erupted on social media between the staff of Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts and Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, who spoke for himself. The dispute erupted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, after the Commissioners Court voted to […]

BREAKING NEWS! Under Noack’s great leadership, Riley’s surprise, Montgomery County Commissioners Court retreats from tax increase, actually lowers taxes

BREAKING NEWS! Under Noack’s great leadership, Riley’s surprise, Montgomery County Commissioners Court retreats from tax increase, actually lowers taxes

Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley made the motion to adopt a tax rate of 43.12 cents per $100 valuation, which is a slight decrease in County government taxes, at the September 8, 2020, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting. Riley’s motion passed unanimously. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 9 – Montgomery County taxpayers […]

Guest Editorialist Ginger Russell: Showdown at the Commissioners Court: Citizens need to attend TODAY at 10 a.m. to fight against higher taxes

Guest Editorialist Ginger Russell: Showdown at the Commissioners Court: Citizens need to attend TODAY at 10 a.m. to fight against higher taxes

Image: Wyatt Earp, second from left in the front row, with other members of the ironically named Dodge City Peace Commission, including Luke Short, second from the left in the back row, and, to the right of Short, wearing a bowler, Bat Masterson.  The photo was taken about a year and a half after the shootout […]

Republican Party calls emergency meeting to spur Commissioners Court not to raise taxes on Montgomery County taxpayers in midst of Chinese Coronavirus panic, while Commissioners Court postpones Thursday meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 26 – The Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) will conduct an emergency meeting of the Republican County Executive Committee (CEC) on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Precinct 66 Chairman Adrian Kaiser and Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz, who is also a Precinct Chairman, were the instigators of the call […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Commissioners Court re-approves bloated FY 2021 Budget, portending tax increase next week

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 21 – The proponents of Big Government and giant government spending won another huge victory in the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Friday, August 21, 2020, during a special meeting. By a 3 to 2 roll call vote, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 4 Commissioner James […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court moves towards decisive August 21 showdown

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 17 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court heads towards a decisive showdown over taxation and the budget on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 9 a.m., at the Sadler Administration Building, 501 North Thompson, Fourth Floor, in Conroe. Three different components of the Commissioners Court meeting will determine whether Montgomery […]

After County Judge Keough urges $411K expenditure on thermal cameras to detect fevers, turns out they just don’t work

Ashley Burke, Special Scientific Reporter to The Golden Hammer Conroe, August 13 – Yesterday, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, reported the Montgomery County Commissioners Court’s hasty decision, which wasn’t even on the meeting agenda, to spend $411,000 in tax dollars on thermal cameras which will involuntarily take the temperature of every person who […]

Commissioners Court rescinds haphazard transition agreement with The Woodlands, approved 2 weeks earlier, in order to provide better protection to 84 law enforcement officers

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 13 – On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to rescind a Transition Agreement with the Woodlands Township, in the event of a vote by Woodlands residents to incorporate as a city. Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack had been the lone […]

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