In candidate forum, Inman only CISD candidate standing up for taxpayers: “I don’t like bonds”; others ignore basic community priorities

In candidate forum, Inman only CISD candidate standing up for taxpayers: “I don’t like bonds”; others ignore basic community priorities

Image: Dale Inman, who is running for Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees, Position 1, in the November 6, 2018, General Election, spoke, while two of his electoral opponents, Theresa Wagamon (sitting left) and Kathleen Harmatuk-Swisher (sitting right) listened. The Woodlands, October 13 – What was both disturbing and shocking about the Conroe Independent School […]

The Golden Hammer endorses Republican Matt Beasley for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorses Matt Beasley for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace to fill the position from which retiring superstar Judge Edie Connelly is retiring. Beasley is running in the November 6, 2018, General Election. Who is Matt Beasley? The vast majority of citizens of […]

Texas Judicial Conduct Commission slams JP Metts for misusing County resources, misusing prestige of his judicial office

Texas Judicial Conduct Commission slams JP Metts for misusing County resources, misusing prestige of his judicial office

Image: Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts. Austin and New Caney, October 12 – The Texas Judicial Conduct Commission (“TJCC”) issued a Public Admonition in early October against Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts for misusing “Montgomery County government resources” and for lending the prestige of his judicial office to advance […]

If Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s look could kill during a call for ethics reform, The Golden Hammer’s Publisher would now be dead

Conroe, October 11 – On October 9, 2018, during the meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, spoke to the Court and suggested ideas for ethics reform so that Montgomery County might no longer be the “most corrupt County government in Texas.” It’s a shame […]

Unbelievably, the $14.8 million “Enterprise Resource Planning” software just got uglier for Montgomery County taxpayers

Unbelievably, the $14.8 million “Enterprise Resource Planning” software just got uglier for Montgomery County taxpayers

Image: The Blobfish, Psychrolutes marcidus, often considered one of the ugliest animals on Earth, aptly symbolizes the Montgomery County government’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, because, like the $15 million (and rising) ERP implementation project, the Blobfish’s flesh is primarily a gelatinous mass. Conroe, October 10 – The rude awakening of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to […]

Sheer ugliness: October 9 Commissioners Court illustrates the how and why of out-of-control spending

Sheer ugliness: October 9 Commissioners Court illustrates the how and why of out-of-control spending

Conroe, October 9 – Within the first five minutes of the meeting, right after approving the minutes of the last meeting, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will spend $10,377,227.19. They approve the expenditures without any discussion, mention, consideration, or review. What the five members of the Commissioners Court – lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig […]

Montgomery County Auditor, Commissioners Court intend to break Texas law flagrantly on October 9 with so-called “emergency” $41.5 million of budget amendments

Conroe, October 8 – Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin, the entire Montgomery County Commissioners Court, and Budget Office Director Amanda Carter intend to break Texas law flagrantly at the Commissioners Court meeting on October 9, 2018, by making at least thirty-nine (39) “budget amendments” as “emergency expenditures” “in case of grave public necessity” when, in […]

Pastor Cruz y Diaz delivers strong message about Montgomery County government corruption, importance of church involvement

Pastor Cruz y Diaz delivers strong message about Montgomery County government corruption, importance of church involvement

Image: Pastor Rafael Bienvenido Cruz y Diaz of Dallas. The Woodlands, October 8 – Pastor Rafael Bienvenido Cruz y Diaz, visiting from the Dallas area where he lives, delivered a fiery sermon Sunday morning to the Woodlands Bible Church. While the title of the sermon was “The Tabernacle of David,” Cruz y Diaz began his […]

Skyrocketing salaries lead taxpayers’ payroll expense in Montgomery County government

Skyrocketing salaries lead taxpayers’ payroll expense in Montgomery County government

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal gleefully grabs something. Is it a plateful of your money? Conroe, October 3 – Skyrocketing salaries lead taxpayers’ payroll expense in the Montgomery County government. Unlike other governmental institutions or private businesses, which bear payroll expense around one-quarter or less of total expenditures, the Montgomery County government’s taxpayers suffer […]

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