Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Image: Woodlands attorney Bruce Tough, Chairman of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors, is the “King of Taxation” of Montgomery County. Tough is leading the Appraisal District to yolk Montgomery County citizens with a higher Appraisal District spending budget and higher property taxes . The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 29 – […]

Yollick asks Commissioners Court to reduce budget, spending for 457th District Court, disavows County portion of judge’s salary, Commissioner’s Court ignores

Yollick asks Commissioners Court to reduce budget, spending for 457th District Court, disavows County portion of judge’s salary, Commissioner’s Court ignores

Image: Eric Yollick spoke to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, to ask them to lower the budget and spending for the 457th District Court. The Golden Hammer Staff Report Conroe, June 25 – Eric Yollick, who is one of the two candidates in the July 14, 2020, Republican Runoff Election […]

Commissioners Court approves substantial expenditures for COVID-19 response

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 24 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court spent a fortune on the Chinese Coronavirus response, despite common sense pleas of Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack to slow down the expenditures. Each of the spending items passed unanimously, however. Executive Director of Emergency Management Jason Millsaps, who is also […]

BREAKING NEWS! Despite Noack’s sensical argument, Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes to test for Chinese Coronavirus among asymptomatic individuals

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, June 23 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to enter into an interlocal  agreement with the Montgomery County Hospital District to provide testing for Chinese Coronavirus after Director of Emergency Management Jason Millsaps requested the $100,000 expenditure from CARES Act funds the County received from the federal government. At first, […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court continues spending of tax dollars as though Chinese Coronavirus economic catastrophe never occurred, Doyalesque secrecy retakes County government

Montgomery County Commissioners Court continues spending of tax dollars as though Chinese Coronavirus economic catastrophe never occurred, Doyalesque secrecy retakes County government

Image: In the “Payment of Accounts” agenda item, now included in Doyalesque style once again on the super secret “consent agenda,” the Montgomery County Commissioners Court intends to spend $11,801,037 during the Tuesday, June 23, 2020, meeting. Do they not recall that the County government decimated the local economy by mandating business closures, church closures, […]

Montgomery County Republican Party, under Wilkerson’s, Reed’s leadership condemns lockdowns, calls for local government reform

Montgomery County Republican Party, under Wilkerson’s, Reed’s leadership condemns lockdowns, calls for local government reform

Image: Outgoing Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed (left with back partly to camera) led thunderous applause for outgoing Chairman Wally Wilkerson (right in background) at the Republican Party’s County Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 19 – At their last meeting of the […]

Editorial: Dictatorial Response to Chinese Coronavirus has turned government into welfare agency

Kelli Ann Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Government liberals have successfully turned all local governments into purveyors of welfare through the mechanism of the CARES Act, which the United States Congress enacted in April. Here’s how it worked. First, the government overreached to the threat of Chinese Coronavirus by taking data-less prognostications about millions of deaths […]

Slouching towards Totalitarianism, Contact Tracing, Part 1 of 7: Is it the death of privacy or a public health solution?

Slouching towards Totalitarianism, Contact Tracing, Part 1 of 7: Is it the death of privacy or a public health solution?

Image: A poster from George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, May 28 – Is contact tracing the death of privacy in the United States or is it a public health necessity? This article begins a seven-part series on contact tracing, a program, which Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced during a […]

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