Is the Montgomery County Commissioners Court gullible, stupid, or corrupt? ERP lunacy dominates October 9 meeting

Conroe, October 29 – On this 89th anniversary of the Stock Market Crash, it seems appropriate to ask the question: is the Montgomery County Commissioners Court gullible, stupid, or corrupt? The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) lunacy dominated the October 9, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting. This meeting was the first of Fiscal Year 2019. After promises […]

Montgomery County Purchasing Director Jalomo, IT Director Shirley receive “The Golden Hammer” for first ERP cost overrun of $195,000

Conroe, October 26 – At the October 23, 2018, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, “The Golden Hammer Award,” which memorializes instances in which government employees “hammer the taxpayers,” went to Montgomery County government Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo and IT Director Marshall Shirley for their responsibility for the first cost overrun, of $195,000 (!), for the […]

Popular businessman Hardman slams Commissioners Court for massive ERP purchase at October 23 meeting

Conroe, October 24 – Harry Hardman, the popular and highly-respected telecommunications businessman from Conroe who is also running for the at-large Countywide position for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District in the November 6, 2018, General Election, revealed enormous wisdom, as well as political courage, in confronting the Montgomery County Commissioners Court during the October […]

Unbelievably, the $14.8 million “Enterprise Resource Planning” software just got uglier for Montgomery County taxpayers

Unbelievably, the $14.8 million “Enterprise Resource Planning” software just got uglier for Montgomery County taxpayers

Image: The Blobfish, Psychrolutes marcidus, often considered one of the ugliest animals on Earth, aptly symbolizes the Montgomery County government’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, because, like the $15 million (and rising) ERP implementation project, the Blobfish’s flesh is primarily a gelatinous mass. Conroe, October 10 – The rude awakening of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to […]

District Judge Michalk harshly criticizes Montgomery County Auditor Martin on ERP secrecy

Conroe, September 2 – 221st District Judge Lisa Michalk harshly criticized Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin for Martin’s failure to disclose to and communicate with the Board of District Judges about the $14.85 million Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software Martin has pushed the taxpayers to purchase. Despite not reviewing any contract, any specifications or terms […]

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, Auditor Phyllis Martin receive The Golden Hammer Award for wasting millions of dollars on Enterprise Resource Planning software

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, Auditor Phyllis Martin receive The Golden Hammer Award for wasting millions of dollars on Enterprise Resource Planning software

Image: Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport (left), on her way out as Treasurer on December 31, 2018, much to relief of the taxpayers, and County Auditor Phyllis Martin (right), possibly also on her way out, begged the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to spend $14.9 million more on the Enterprise Resource Planning software which confers no […]

Corrupt is is corrupt does: Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes for most expensive spending project in County government history ($14.9 million) without seeing contract terms or assurance of any benefits to County or taxpayers

Corrupt is is corrupt does: Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes for most expensive spending project in County government history ($14.9 million) without seeing contract terms or assurance of any benefits to County or taxpayers

Image: Don Martin obviously had three members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court in mind when he drew “The Fool.” Conroe, August 29 – On a three (3) to two (2) vote, yesterday, Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted to spend $14,827,000 on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software of which $8,550,000 […]

Editorial: Please end the ERP madness and put those funds where they should go, Sheriff’s patrol officers, A/C for cages for Animal Control

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The complete madness known as the “Enterprise Resource Planning” (ERP) software of the Montgomery County government must come to an end right now. It’s again on the agenda for the Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Commissioners Court. Since this Commissioners Court feels obligated to spend money rather than saving the taxpayers’ burden, […]