With terminated County Auditor Martin as Chief of Staff, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Metts flunks time sheet audit

With terminated County Auditor Martin as Chief of Staff, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Metts flunks time sheet audit

Conroe and New Caney, April 19 – With terminated County Auditor Phyllis Martin as his Chief of Staff, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts flunked an internal audit of his employees’ time sheets. Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh Pandey and his internal audit staff conducted the completed audit, which found twenty-nine (29) errors with respect […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley’s latest SH 242 tollroad scam uncovered, as reality surfaces that Montgomery County Toll Road Authority has paid no flyover toll expenses!

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley’s latest SH 242 tollroad scam uncovered, as reality surfaces that Montgomery County Toll Road Authority has paid no flyover toll expenses!

Conroe, April 16 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s latest scam and lie has finally seen the light of day as the truth has surfaced that there are no Toll Road Authority-paid maintenance expenses for the State Highway 242 flyovers. Riley has desperately tried to keep the tolls on the flyovers with the argument that, […]

Restoration of citizens at top of County government organizational chart, choice of Griffin as new County Attorney, lockstep voting on spending mark main features of March 19 Commissioners Court meeting

Restoration of citizens at top of County government organizational chart, choice of Griffin as new County Attorney, lockstep voting on spending mark main features of March 19 Commissioners Court meeting

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh Pandey, who has begun his tenure seeming to act as a true independent auditor, presented his first ever Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on March 19, 2019. Significantly, Pandey restored Montgomery County citizens to the top of the organizational chart of the County government after […]

At request of Commissioner Noack, Montgomery County Auditor takes important symbolic move to separate Auditor’s independence from County politics

Conroe, January 30 – At the behest of Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack, the County Auditor didn’t sit with the Commissioners Court dais alongside the Court members for the first time in many years. Instead, Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter, who actually does work for the Commissioners Court within the Court’s policy […]

Editorial: District Judges must continue to oversee County Auditor, who must remain independent of Montgomery County politics

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Corruption comes primarily from two sources. First, there is active corruption where individuals, such as Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, or incoming Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts, work to cover up their wrongdoing through secrecy or obfuscation. Second, there is passive corruption where individuals […]

BREAKING NEWS: Board of District Judges appoints Rakesh Pandey, CPA, as new Montgomery County Auditor

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, December 14 – The Montgomery County Board of District Judges appointed Rakesh Pandey, C.P.A., as the new Montgomery County Auditor to begin on January 1, 2019. Pandey, who presently lives in New Caney but also owns a home in Katy, will be the first County Auditor, which Montgomery County has enjoyed in […]

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 […]

County Auditor Martin telling other employees she’s going to work for incoming Commissioner Metts, raises conflict of interest concerns; meanwhile, Riley’s meltdown continues

County Auditor Martin telling other employees she’s going to work for incoming Commissioner Metts, raises conflict of interest concerns; meanwhile, Riley’s meltdown continues

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin whom the Board of District Judges has terminated as of December 31, 2018. Martin has bragged to several employees of the Montgomery County government that she’ll be going to work for incoming Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts who will take office on January 1, 2019. Conroe and New […]

After “separation of powers” issues determined over County Auditor’s Budget, outgoing Auditor Phyllis Martin’s “budget amendment” may be most corrupt of all

Conroe, September 25 – Montgomery County’s Board of District Judges and Commissioners Court suffered some angst over the budget process for the County Auditor’s Department. On Friday, September 14, 2018, the District Judges, approved a Budget, which they reduced by $305,000, to cover the salaries and related expenses for the County Auditor, in accordance with […]

The next Montgomery County Auditor has great opportunity to make history

Conroe, September 17 – On Friday, September 14, 2018, the Board of District Judges, all seven of them, voted not to renew the contract of Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin and sent the strong message that the Board intends to take its oversight duties over County finances very seriously in the future. The Board passed […]

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