Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes on thermonuclear spending spree after County Auditor Phyllis Martin dangles $5 million fuse

Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes on thermonuclear spending spree after County Auditor Phyllis Martin dangles $5 million fuse

Image: Riding a thermonuclear bomb of explosive government spending into the future, the Montgomery County Commissioners spent more than $6 million of County funds in a brief period on three pet projects of Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador, and County Auditor Phyllis Martin. (Photograph of Major T.J. “King” […]

Board rejects Puerto Rico budget because of overspending

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances rejected the U.S. territory’s proposed budget on Tuesday because it said it lacks at least $200 million in specific cost-saving measures and contains nearly $120 million in overspending and ineligible expenditures. It is the first time the U.S. territory has to […]

This week’s outrage: with the Montgomery County government’s spending totally out of control, the one official who’s seeking a salary increase is none other than the Chief Budget Officer (County Auditor)!

This week’s outrage: with the Montgomery County government’s spending totally out of control, the one official who’s seeking a salary increase is none other than the Chief Budget Officer (County Auditor)!

Image: County Auditor and Chief Budget Officer Phyllis Martin. Conroe, June 27 – With Montgomery County government spending exploding out of control with a 424% increase since 2000 and with a complete failure of Montgomery County’s Auditor Department to follow generally accepted accounting principles – to the degree that 435th District Judge Patty Maginnis had […]

MCAD, Holzwarth, JP collections mismanagement lead off Commissioners Court agenda for Tuesday June 27; plus a brief tribute to the ineffable

Conroe, June 26 – The Montgomery County Central Appraisal District’s (MCAD) outrageous budget proposal and the County’s mismanagement of its engineering practices highlight the Montgomery County Commissioners Court Agenda for Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The Commissioners intend to extend the contract of John Holzwarth, a private engineer who contracts with the County […]

Airport Hallucinations: Montgomery County Airport seeks $633K funding for parallel taxiway for empty airport

Airport Hallucinations: Montgomery County Airport seeks $633K funding for parallel taxiway for empty airport

Image: Typical image of some of the runways and taxiways at the Montgomery County Airport, as seen from the control tower. Conroe, June 26 – Montgomery County Airport Director Scott Smith and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador are seeking to spend $633,800 (!) of taxpayer money to construct a $6,338,000 parallel taxiway at the […]

County Attorney Lambright to request Commissioners Court to approve budget-neutral organizational changes in County Attorney’s Office

County Attorney Lambright to request Commissioners Court to approve budget-neutral organizational changes in County Attorney’s Office

Image: Left to right, County Attorney J.D. Lambright, Conroe ISD President Melanie Pryor Bush, and Montgomery County Republican Women Director Alice Lantier Melancon, at Montgomery County Republican Women’s June, 2017, Monthly Luncheon. Conroe, June 25 – While County Attorney J.D. Lambright has submitted a 5% reduction in his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the […]

Mike Meador takes the gifts (of taxes) from you: after delays, Commissioner finally releases proposed budget with tiny cuts in bloated Precinct department

Image: County Judge Craig Doyal looks at Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador with admiration while likely thinking, “Wow, that guy really knows how to spend and tax!” Willis, June 24 – Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador finally released his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget almost a month after The Golden Hammer sought the […]

Commissioner Noack’s letter to Government Abbott about the 3.6 mile Tx-249 “Taxway” (tollroad) raises major Republican issues

June 23, 2017 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack’s June 20, 2017, letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott out the “249 Toll Road” raises some major Republican and conservative philosophical issues. The letter follows: “Dear Governor Abbott, “As you know, the Texas Department of Transportation has plans to build SH 249 from FM 1774 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Commissioner Noack seeks Texas Transportation Commission, Governor input to find truth on Tx-249 Taxway (Tollway)

The Woodlands, June 22 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner are insisting that Montgomery County’s government build a 3.6 mile stretch of tollroad at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County that will connect to a portion in Harris County and also connect to […]

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