$1.4T spending package crammed with unrelated provisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders on Monday unveiled a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package that’s carrying an unusually large load of unrelated provisions catching a ride on the last train out of Congress this year. A House vote is slated for Tuesday on the sprawling package, some 2,313 pages long, as lawmakers wrap up reams […]

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 […]

Conroe ISD can’t manage rainy day properly, so how could it properly manage a $677 million bond?

Conroe ISD can’t manage rainy day properly, so how could it properly manage a $677 million bond?

Image: It took Conroe ISD over three-and-a-half hours to realize it should close its schools after power outages at two campuses, flooding at three different schools, flooded streets, and 9 inches of rain before 5 a.m. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 21 – The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) completely botched the rainy […]

Guest Editorialist Dennis Tibbs: Montgomery County Commissioners join Texas Legislature in nullifying senior/disabled tax freeze!

By Dennis Tibbs, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer For decades seniors/disabled taxpayers have been allowed to have their property taxes “frozen” at the value as of their 65th birthday or their disability. After paying taxes for 50 years, or so, many look forward to a slight tax break once their earning years are behind them. Recently, […]

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe ISD extorts teachers’ votes to force passage of $677 Million bond package

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe ISD extorts teachers’ votes to force passage of $677 Million bond package

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 20 – Administrators in the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) have withheld $1,000 of the $5,000 raises teachers were to receive under House Bill 3, the school finance reform statute Governor Greg Abbott signed into law on June 12, 2019, and told teachers on the first day […]

Irrationality And Garbage Cans In Decision Making, Part 5 Of 5: CISD’s $677 Million Bond is so irrational that it’s difficult to tell whether it’s desperation, a lack of integrity, or both

Irrationality And Garbage Cans In Decision Making, Part 5 Of 5: CISD’s $677 Million Bond is so irrational that it’s difficult to tell whether it’s desperation, a lack of integrity, or both

Image: Some behavior is so irrational that it makes you wonder, “Is he stupid or senile, or both?” The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 18 – The Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) $677 million bond package is identical to the $807 million package, which voters rejected in a May 4, 2019, referendum with a […]

Taxpayers Fight Back!

Kelli Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Taxpayers Fight Back! We’ve been taking it on the chin for too long a time. The Golden Hammer is not my newspaper and it was never Eric Yollick’s newspaper. It’s your newspaper. This newspaper has to be a source of information about what is really happening in government and politics. This […]

Ave atque vale, fellow cult members

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Hail and farewell. Three years ago, a person who is the subject of some of the articles in The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, accused me of having a “puppet master.” That’s a concept he understood, because he was a puppet master himself (and, arguably, continues to be today.) My […]

Freedom and Liberty Conservatives PAC announce “Taxpayers Fight Back” campaign during 2019-20 elections

Conroe, September 3 – The Freedom and Liberty Conservatives Political Action Committee (FLCPAC) has announced the “Taxpayers Fight Back” campaign which the group will sponsor during the elections from November, 2019, to November, 2020. “We’re not just sheep waiting to be shorn,” FLCPAC Board member Bill O’Sullivan commented. “‘Taxpayers Fight Back’ will be the theme […]

Conroe ISD engages in secretive, feckless budget process with Board acting as “PowerPoint Zombies”

Conroe ISD engages in secretive, feckless budget process with Board acting as “PowerPoint Zombies”

Image: The entirety of the actual proposed budget, which the Board of Trustees of the Conroe Independent School District review and approved, is one page long. The Board acts as little more than “PowerPoint Zombies.” Conroe, September 3 – It almost seems impossible, but the Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) Board of Trustees actually makes […]

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