OCA’s Jensen’s resignation, oversight failure cast pall over final Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting of Fiscal Year 2019

Conroe, October 14 – Montgomery County Office of Court Administration (OCA) Director Nathan Jensen resigned on Monday, September 23, 2019, as a result of criticism he received from Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack for Jensen’s failure to warn the Commissioners Court and the Board of District Judges of major cost overruns in the […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on September 24, 2019, with, from left to right, Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 14 – As Fiscal Year […]

Editorial: Taxpayers have the chance to “Fight Back” against two terrible forms of taxation in November 5 election

Kelli Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer On November 5, 2019, taxpayers have the chance to “fight back” against two terrible forms of taxation: income taxes and property taxes. Proposition 4: Ban State Income Tax Liberal Texas legislators have often urged the imposition of a State income tax in order to fund spending programs across Texas. Proposition 4 […]

House Bill 2840 offers glimmer of hope for citizens, would likely have prevented disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Doyal from wrongful arrest of GOP’s Reed

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, October 8 – The 86th Texas Legislature passed legislation which would likely have prevented disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal from refusing to allow Montgomery County GOP Vice Chairman Reagan Reed from speaking at the April 24, 2018, meeting of the Commissioners Court. On that date, […]

Conservative Vigilance Calendar, October 5 to October 11

Conservative Vigilance Calendar, October 5 to October 11

Image: United States Senator Jesse Helms (1921-2008), Republican of North Carolina, was one of the greatest public servants who ever lived, as Montgomery County Republican Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz will undoubtedly tell you. Helms was the founder of the Congressional Club and a major backer of the National Conservative Political Action Committee. Helms, Terry […]

Temporary outdoor burn ban, FY 2020 salary schedule dominate Commissioners Court meeting: The Golden Hammer ratings

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 1 – In a very short meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 10, 2019, the Court unanimously adopted a temporary burn ban and spent a whole lot of money. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a 90-day burn ban upon the recommendation of the […]

Why Conroe ISD voters should Erase the “Zombie” $677 Million bond package, Part 1 of 7: Huge Tax Rate Increase

Why Conroe ISD voters should Erase the “Zombie” $677 Million bond package, Part 1 of 7: Huge Tax Rate Increase

Image: Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null seems willing to say and do just about anything to get passage of the bond package he and the school district administration have sought to foist on the taxpayers and children. What he’s not saying, however, is the truth: the $677 Million bond brought a huge tax rate increase […]

Commissioners Court rejects on-site detention requirement in development standards, spends ton of money

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 30 – After longtime civil engineer David Vogt criticized Montgomery County Engineer Jeff Johnson for his failure to consult with the engineering community before proposing new development standards for Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to reject Johnson’s proposal to require onsite detention of water […]

Montgomery County’s “Golden” Elected Servants?

Conroe, September 27 – The Montgomery County government’s elected servants are hardly servants at all. They receive salaries far higher than the median per capita income of this community. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved the Fiscal Year 2020 Salary Schedule at the regular meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The sound which you may […]

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