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, […]

Montgomery County Auditor Martin embarrassed as Board of District Judges, under Robin’s leadership, begin real oversight

Montgomery County Auditor Martin embarrassed as Board of District Judges, under Robin’s leadership, begin real oversight

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin hides her face from the citizens and from The Golden Hammer‘s watchful eye, as the Board of District Judges chided her for failing to provide sufficient backup materials to support her request for a hefty salary increase for herself and for her bureaucratic staff. Expecting to waltz out of the […]

Board of District Judges to meet today (Friday, August 10) for County Auditor Budget hearing; unclear if they’ll finally fulfill the Noack-Doyal promise to cut Auditor’s budget by at least $300K

Board of District Judges to meet today (Friday, August 10) for County Auditor Budget hearing; unclear if they’ll finally fulfill the Noack-Doyal promise to cut Auditor’s budget by at least $300K

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Conroe, August 10 – The Board of District Judges of Montgomery County will meet today, Friday, August 10, 2018, at High Noon, in the 2nd Floor Overflow Courtroom (southeast corner) of the Main Courthouse, 301 North Thompson Street, Conroe, to review and approve a budget for the Montgomery County […]

Citizen oversight of financial action of Board of District Judges set to begin on Friday, August 10, at 12 noon, when they finally address County Auditor’s salary, budget

Conroe, July 21 – The Board of District Judges will finally have the long-awaited opportunity to make their financial mark on the Montgomery County government when they meet on Friday, August 10, 2018, at 12 noon, in the Overflow Courtroom (the old 410th) in the southeast corner of the Main Courthouse, Second Floor. The Board […]

Montgomery County’s Budget Office boondoggle: as the County Commissioners Court, District Judges point fingers at each other, taxpayers bear the cost

[Publisher’s hint: it’s the Commissioners Court’s fault, not the fault of the Board of District Judge.] Conroe, July 20 – The whole creation of a Budget Office in the Montgomery County government appears to be the latest scam to create a placeholder to continue to tax Montgomery County citizens. Events at the July 10, 2018, […]

Montgomery County Auditor Martin fails to take charge of her own department budget

Montgomery County Auditor Martin fails to take charge of her own department budget

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Conroe, June 29 – If there’s any County Department director who should have the ability to reduce her departmental budget for Fiscal Year 2019, it’s Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Incredibly, however, Martin has not reduced any of her proposed operational expenses and is seeking a salary increase for […]

District Judge Robin’s extraordinary presentation to Commissioners Court asking for “external assessment” of County Auditor Martin suggests Robin may be next “rock star” in Montgomery County politics

District Judge Robin’s extraordinary presentation to Commissioners Court asking for “external assessment” of County Auditor Martin suggests Robin may be next “rock star” in Montgomery County politics

Image: 410th District Judge Jennifer Robin during her presentation to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on April 10, 2018. Standing next to Judge Robin is Nathan Jensen, Director of the Montgomery County Office of Court Administration. Conroe, April 16 – 410th District Judge Jennifer Robin made a remarkable presentation to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court […]