Woodlands Township cuts tax rate during final budget workshop

The Woodlands, August 16 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held its final budget workshop Thursday, August 16, 2018. One of the key decisions was recommending a proposed ad valorem tax rate of 22.73 cents per $100 of taxable property value. The proposed rate is lower than the current rate of 23 cents. The Board […]

Cruelty at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter from the failure to run air-conditioned Animal Control trucks

Cruelty at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter from the failure to run air-conditioned Animal Control trucks

Should the Montgomery County Animal Control officers and Animal Shelter continue to bake live creatures in the back of roasting Animal Control trucks? Conroe, August 15 – Instead of giving themselves unnecessary 3% pay raises for their already bloated salaries, the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court should have invested the more than $35,525 […]

David slew Goliath: Ginger Russell, Kelli Cook defeat entire Magnolia ISD establishment in tax hike referendum with 51.34% of vote out of 3284 votes cast!

David slew Goliath: Ginger Russell, Kelli Cook defeat entire Magnolia ISD establishment in tax hike referendum with 51.34% of vote out of 3284 votes cast!

BREAKING NEWS! Magnolia, August 14 – David slew Goliath today in the Magnolia Independent School District tax hike referendum! Two hardworking and committee conservative Republican activists – Ginger Russell of Magnolia and Kelli Cook of Montgomery – defeated the entire Magnolia ISD establishment in a tax hike referendum with 51.34% of the votes out of […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court subjects taxpayers to greater perils during August 14 meeting, will hold sham “hearing” on tax rate

Conroe, August 14 – During the August 14, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a sham “public hearing” on the proposed tax rate of $0.4667 per $100 valuation. Citizens will have the opportunity to be heard. Nevertheless, the hearing is a joke, because Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Budget […]

County Auditor budget confusion continues, as blame for taxpayers suffering $300K loss becomes crystal clear

County Auditor budget confusion continues, as blame for taxpayers suffering $300K loss becomes crystal clear

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack (left) and Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (right) eagerly began to spend millions of dollars they had confiscated from the taxpayers for Fiscal Year 2019, while they failed to address the $300,000 problem they created in the County Auditor’s departmental budget during all of Fiscal Year 2018. Conroe, […]

After Casey resignation, Montgomery Central Appraisal District nomination back on Commissioners Court agenda for August 14

Conroe, August 13 – Montgomery County taxpayers are well aware that the primary purpose of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District Board of Directors is to set reappraisal policies so that property tax appraisals will skyrocket, so that government spending of all governmental entities relying upon property taxation may continue to increase their spending as rapidly […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court blows up the future in July 24 to 27 meetings: a tribute to Jethro Bodine

Conroe, August 12 – During four days of meetings, from July 24 to July 27, 2018, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court trashed the future. As an all-Republican Commissioners Court, they had the opportunity to show national leadership by revealing that representatives elected from one of the most conservative groups of voters in all of the United […]

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 […]

Noack, Doyal push spending spiral at July 10 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, August 8 – During the July 10, 2018, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and County Judge Craig Doyal led the Court into a spending spiral that accelerated as they moved into the budget workshop two weeks later from which they excluded public participation before adopting the proposed budget […]

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