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 […]

Republican candidates, GOP Victory 2018 Committee make clear “Republicans Are the Party of Reform”

Republican candidates, GOP Victory 2018 Committee make clear “Republicans Are the Party of Reform”

Image: Republican Nominee for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough spoke to a packed meeting of over 200 people at the Republican Town Hall in Montgomery on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Montgomery, August 24 – Republican Nominee for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough dazzled a packed meeting of over 200 people at the Republican Town Hall […]

Board of District Judges to meet today (Friday, August 10) for County Auditor Budget hearing; unclear if they’ll finally fulfill the Noack-Doyal promise to cut Auditor’s budget by at least $300K

Board of District Judges to meet today (Friday, August 10) for County Auditor Budget hearing; unclear if they’ll finally fulfill the Noack-Doyal promise to cut Auditor’s budget by at least $300K

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin. Conroe, August 10 – The Board of District Judges of Montgomery County will meet today, Friday, August 10, 2018, at High Noon, in the 2nd Floor Overflow Courtroom (southeast corner) of the Main Courthouse, 301 North Thompson Street, Conroe, to review and approve a budget for the Montgomery County […]

Bank robber sentenced to 60 years in prison

Conroe, November 5 – On November 2, 2017, in the 359th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, a jury found Montie Eugene Graham, Jr. (age 36, of Willis Texas,) guilty of Aggravated Robbery. On November 3, District Judge Kathleen Hamilton sentenced him to Life in prison. Graham’s trial began Monday, October 30, 2017. Aggravated Robbery is […]

What Romans 13 in our Post-Enlightenment Society tells us about Montgomery County government salaries (Part 2 of 3)

Image: Artist’s rendering of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus, the author of the epistles to the Romans. Conroe, September 23 – Montgomery County government salaries are completely out-of-control. If there’s anything that symbolizes the terribly poor and reckless job the County Commissioners Court has done in regulating government spending, it’s their own salaries as well […]

Board of District Judges rejects County Auditor’s request for pay raise

Conroe, July 6 – The Board of District Judges emphatically rejected County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s request for a pay raise and voted to keep her salary the same, regardless of whether every other employee in Montgomery County’s government receives a cost of living pay raise or not. The vote, which occurred during the Board’s meeting […]

Is Montgomery County becoming a modern Tammany Hall?

Is Montgomery County becoming a modern Tammany Hall?

Image: Thomas Nast’s cartoon depiction of William M. “Boss” Tweed, Grand Sachem of the Society of St. Tammany, also known as “Tammany Hall,” published in Harper’s Weekly in January 1871. Conroe, June 4 – Montgomery County, Texas, in 2017 has much resemblance to New York City of Tammany Hall times, especially at the height of the […]