Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 6 of 6: Could there be some light in the darkness of Montgomery County’s very secretive, closed government?

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 6 of 6: Could there be some light in the darkness of Montgomery County’s very secretive, closed government?

Image: Could there be some light in the darkness of Montgomery County’s very secretive, closed government? The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, February 19 – Montgomery County’s government has earned its reputation as “the most corrupt county government in Texas?” Mark Keough, now the County Judge, made a point of the County government’s terrible reputation […]

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 4 of 6: Charlie Riley’s $16 million ERP meltdown

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 4 of 6: Charlie Riley’s $16 million ERP meltdown

Image: Montgomery County Treasurer Melanie Bush (right) presides over the $16 million Enterprise Resource Planning software disaster of the Montgomery County government. Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, disgraced former County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, and terminated former County Auditor Phyllis Martin “gifted” the boondoggle to Bush and to Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo (shown at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Meador: ultra-liberal enemy of taxpayers, worst voting, spending record

Montgomery County Commissioner Meador: ultra-liberal enemy of taxpayers, worst voting, spending record

Image: Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador has held a fundraiser each year in which County vendors pay him money in the form of campaign funds in order to get lucrative contracts with the Montgomery County government. Meador is openly and proudly corrupt. Conroe, October 1 – Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador, […]

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 […]