Conroe, August 20 – In several hateful comments directed at Montgomery County Citizens Budget Committee member and renowned conservative political activist Kelli Cook, Wayne Mack revealed his hatefulness, anti-citizen bias, and ignorance. Mack even defended the Montgomery County Custodial Maintenance Department’s practice of over-cleaning County Commissioner bathroom facilities. In light of the documents The Golden Hammer […]
July 4th symbolizes what sets Americans apart from the rest of the globe: decisive action to improve our lives
Image: The Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull. The 1819 painting of the events of July 4, 1776, hangs in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol. The painting is oil on canvas. With God’s providence and the wisdom He gave man, Americans formed the greatest nation in the history of our planet. Conroe, July 4 […]
BREAKING NEWS: Woodlands Township defers consideration of homestead exemption, opposes development of Jones State Forest
The Woodlands, April 26 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors unanimously voted to defer consideration of a property tax homestead exemption for taxpayers in The Woodlands. The Board also voted unanimously to “oppose any development at any time of the Jones State Forest.” Homestead Exemption Several citizens, including representatives of the Montgomery County Tea […]
County Auditor Martin to present financial records to Commissioners Court, forced to reveal parts of the financial mess of Montgomery County government
Conroe, March 14 – County Auditor Phyllis Martin will present certain budget-related documents to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court during the meeting today at 9:30 a.m. The documents provide a small glimpse of the complete fiscal mess which County Judge Craig Doyal and his colleagues on the Commissioners Court have created. Martin provided a memorandum […]
Tax Assessor-Collector McRae Presents Homestead Exemption, Tax Analysis to Commissioners Court; Doyal, Commissioners Use Two Word Trick to Reduce Homestead Exemption Vote!
Conroe, February 14 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae presented a thorough “Property Tax Exemption Analysis” to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court during the regular meeting on February 14. McRae discussed the homestead exemption under Texas Property Tax Code Section 11.13(n), which provides: “In addition to any other exemptions provided by this section, an […]
Doyal Succumbs to Citizen Demands for Homestead Exemption, Then Tries to Take Credit for 10% Homestead Exemption; Doyal’s War Against The Taxpayers (WATT) Continues
Conroe, February 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a property tax exemption on 10% of the value of all homesteads, but it was a tough road to get to that point. The exemption discussion between with a study by political activist Kelli Cook and an article that appeared on January […]
THE GOLDEN HAMMER’S JANUARY 24, 2017 COMMISSIONERS COURT RATINGS: Commissioners Pass Ethics Policy Under Tx-DOT Threat of Funding Withdrawal!
Conroe, January 28 – The Golden Hammer released Commissioners Court ratings for the January 24, 2017, meeting, with cumulative scores as well for the Fiscal Year 2017 reporting period. Points are good. COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING JANUARY 24, 2017, 9:30 A.M. (Judge Doyal and Commissioners, Meador, Noack, Riley, and Clark were present.) The Consent Agenda was […]