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 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County government makes major stride forward as Board of District Judges refuse to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, lowers Auditor’s Budget by $306K

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County government makes major stride forward as Board of District Judges refuse to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, lowers Auditor’s Budget by $306K

Image: Chief Administration Judge Jennifer Robin, the presiding Judge of the 410th District Court, led the historic meeting of the Montgomery County Board of District Judges on Friday, September 14, 2018, at which the Board refused to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, substantially lowered the Auditor’s Departmental Budget, and reasserted appropriate “separation of powers” […]

Editorial: Board of District Judges should strictly enforce Texas Constitution’s “separation of powers,” bring County Auditor’s political involvement to swift halt

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer For at least 32 years, Montgomery County taxpayers have had to go it alone without any independent audit of County government finances. That’s led to disastrous consequences, such as massive overspending, a County Auditor acting as an advocate for Commissioners Court spending programs, nepotism, conflicts of interest, favoritism towards certain citizens […]

BREAKING NEWS! County Auditor Martin’s secret budget request to Board of District Judges raises troubling questions about her performance

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 14 – The Golden Hammer has obtained County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s secret budget request to the Board of District Judges which she presented to them on Monday, September 10, 2018. Martin’s secret budget request raises troubling questions about her job performance and her independence as an auditor. Martin provided a 9-page submittal […]

Montgomery County District Judges confront Commissioners Court over County Auditor’s Budget, Commissioners Court backs down

Montgomery County District Judges confront Commissioners Court over County Auditor’s Budget, Commissioners Court backs down

Image: 410th District Judge Jennifer Robin, Montgomery County’s Chief Administrative District Judge, emphatically told the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, that the Commissioners Court was acting outside of their authority in approving a Fiscal Year 2019 County Auditor’s Budget with a $309,000 reduction from the current fiscal year. The Commissioners Court […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Noack leads move to cut County Auditor’s FY 2019 budget by cost of Budget Office

Montgomery County Commissioner Noack leads move to cut County Auditor’s FY 2019 budget by cost of Budget Office

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack urged the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to reduce the County Auditor’s Budget by the amount of money set aside for the Budget Office, which took away some of the County Auditor’s functions. The Auditor, Phyllis Martin, fought against reducing the bureaucracy of her department. Noack’s motion passed […]

Davenport Ring rears its ugly head to push “one of most costly items” Montgomery County government has ever purchased, $15 to $20 million ERP system; Davenport, Martin yell at County Judge Doyal, Palomo in secret meeting

Davenport Ring rears its ugly head to push “one of most costly items” Montgomery County government has ever purchased, $15 to $20 million ERP system; Davenport, Martin yell at County Judge Doyal, Palomo in secret meeting

Image: Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo, Jr., CPPB, dared go against the wishes of the Davenport Ring, the corrupt group of elected officials and County employees, who follow the direction of corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport, when Jalomo deferred the proposed $15 to $20 million Enterprise Resource Planning software that was on the August 14, […]

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