Heartless: Montgomery County Hospital District passes enormous tax increase in midst of COVID-19 economy, flunks own “Validation Test”

Heartless: Montgomery County Hospital District passes enormous tax increase in midst of COVID-19 economy, flunks own “Validation Test”

Image: “Heartless” by Banksy. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 3 – The Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) voted 4 to 3 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, to approve an enormous tax increase of 6.4% for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2020. MCHD’s Board of Directors took the action despite the facts that […]

Montgomery County Republican Party sends message to County Commissioners Court: “Don’t raise taxes”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 2 – In the midst of the government-created Chinese Coronavirus economic downturn, people expect taxing entities to offset rising appraisals with lower tax rates. The Montgomery County Republican Party took a strong stand last night against predatory appraisals and the politicians who take advantage of them. After a raucous […]

Republican Party calls emergency meeting to spur Commissioners Court not to raise taxes on Montgomery County taxpayers in midst of Chinese Coronavirus panic, while Commissioners Court postpones Thursday meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 26 – The Montgomery County Republican Party (MCRP) will conduct an emergency meeting of the Republican County Executive Committee (CEC) on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Precinct 66 Chairman Adrian Kaiser and Party Treasurer John Hill Wertz, who is also a Precinct Chairman, were the instigators of the call […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Noack gives Commissioners Court means to save spending to avoid tax hike, but Riley, other liberals choose to delay

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 12 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack provided specific ways to save tax dollars and avoid a tax hike for Fiscal Year 2021 to his colleagues on the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, during a regular meeting. Nevertheless, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, who […]

Wonderful whisper should give Montgomery County taxpayers joy over County Budget

Wonderful whisper should give Montgomery County taxpayers joy over County Budget

Image: When Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough (center) leaned over to whisper to Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack (at Keough’s left), the budget expert on the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, taxpayers received a wonderful message overheard through the County videotape system on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July […]

As lone conservative on Conroe ISD Board, Inman fights for children, taxpayers

As lone conservative on Conroe ISD Board, Inman fights for children, taxpayers

Image: Dale Inman (right), Trustee of the Conroe Independent School District, celebrated the graduation of Caney Creek High School students on May 27, 2019. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 22 – When voters elected Dale Inman to the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) in the November 6, 2018, General Election, the businessman, pastor, […]

BREAKING NEWS! Woodlands Township adopted “effective tax rate” budget after Snyder, McMullan, Stromatt hold fast

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports BREAKING NEWS! The Woodlands, September 19 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors ultimately voted unanimously to adopt an “effective tax rate” of 22.43 cents per $100 valuation tax rate in a huge victory for taxpayers. The meeting included fiery arguments from Township Chairman Gordy Bunch and Director Bruce Rieser […]