What Romans 13 in our Post-Enlightenment Society tells us about Montgomery County government salaries (Part 2 of 3)

Image: Artist’s rendering of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus, the author of the epistles to the Romans. Conroe, September 23 – Montgomery County government salaries are completely out-of-control. If there’s anything that symbolizes the terribly poor and reckless job the County Commissioners Court has done in regulating government spending, it’s their own salaries as well […]

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright recommends Code of Ethics change to improve compliance, Court approves for the money

Conroe, September 4 – Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright is trying to put some teeth into the County’s new Code of Ethics, which the Commissioners Court reluctantly passed on February 1, 2017, in order to maintain eligibility for grants from the Texas Department of Transportation (Tx-DOT). At the August 22, 2017, Court meeting, Lambright proposed […]

The Golden Hammer discovers $3 million of hidden tax revenue missing from the County Budget (!), another tax you pay (besides property taxes)

The Golden Hammer discovers $3 million of hidden tax revenue missing from the County Budget (!), another tax you pay (besides property taxes)

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, May 5 – Many readers of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, have complained through the tipline and on social media about how high their motor vehicle registration and inspection fees have become. Montgomery County residents, like most taxpayers in Texas, are subject to another tax besides the always-rising […]

Commissioners Court Ratings For February 28, 2017: Doyal’s school finance reform resolution was so hollow that a parliament of owls could reside inside of it.

Image: Craig Doyal, Charlie Riley, Mike Meador, James Noack, Jim Clark, jim fredricks, Jerry Don “Ice Man” Lambright, and Melanie Bush posing as a parliament of owls. Doyal is the owl completely upside down. Riley is on his back with wings spread and feet crossed. Conroe, March 4 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading […]

February 28 Commissioners Court Agenda includes (1) Clark-Noack second attempt to shift County management away from Judge Doyal, (2) secret budget committee establishment, (3) Doyal fumbling, and (4) a spending extravaganza

  Conroe, February 26 – Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark and Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack have again jointly placed their proposal to shift County Department management away from County Judge Craig Doyal and back to the full Commissioners Court. Doyal also tucked a bizarre spending proposal on the “Consent Agenda” which the Commissioners Court […]

Doyal’s antagonistic comments highlight Commissioner’s rejection of Texas Constitution’s County management structure

Doyal’s antagonistic comments highlight Commissioner’s rejection of Texas Constitution’s County management structure

Image: Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador (left) with County Judge Craig Doyal (right). Doyal and Meador are close allies and vote together almost every time on the Commissioners Court. Conroe, February 14 – County Judge Craig Doyal’s antagonistic comments towards his Commissioners Court colleagues highlighted the Court’s debate and subsequent rejection of the County […]

Steganography on Display: County Judge Doyal, Chief of Staff Fredricks Late-Friday Commissioners Court Agenda, Consisting of 16 Pages and 2,274 Pages of Backup Documents; Impossible for Commissioners, Public to Have Meaningful Notice

Conroe, February 12 – Without providing any advance information to the rest of the Commissioners Court or the public, County Judge Craig Doyal and his Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks posted an agenda for the February 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting with 2,274 pages of backup. Clearly, Doyal and Fredricks seek to prevent […]

BREAKING NEWS: County Commissioners Court Pre-Meeting Meetings Canceled

Conroe, February 9, – There will no longer be pre-meeting meetings to discuss the County Commissioners Court agenda for fear that those meetings potentially violated the Texas Open Meetings Act. Habitually, County Judge Craig Doyal and his staff had sent out drafts of the Commissioners Court agenda on the Thursday before Tuesday Commissioners Court meetings […]