Burning tax dollars: Montgomery County Budget Office Director Carter continues same Doyal-Martin gamesmanship for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Burning tax dollars: Montgomery County Budget Office Director Carter continues same Doyal-Martin gamesmanship for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Image: Montgomery County’s new Budget Office bureaucrat Amanda Carter shares the same plans as County Judge Craig Doyal and County Auditor Phyllis Martin to burn tax dollars as quickly as possible. Carter has continued the same anti-citizen gamesmanship the community witnessed during the 2017 budget process. Conroe, April 9 – Montgomery County’s new Budget Office […]

Board of District Judges votes to recommend external assessment of Montgomery County Auditor, sets procedures for County Auditor’s budget, possible re-appointment

Conroe, March 29 – A very conscientious but tiny contingent of the Montgomery County Board of District Judges held an open meeting today to discuss procedures for evaluating the work of Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin, who works for them, and for determining whether they should re-appoint Martin to another two-year term at the end […]

Editorial: The Board of District Judges should immediately terminate County Auditor Phyllis Martin for the “Up-YOU-affer”

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Board of District Judges should terminate Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin immediately for her publication and use of County government tax dollars for a public advertising announcement which she calls the PAFR and which she ought to call the UPUIAFR (pronounced Up-YOU-affer) for “UnPopular Unnecessary Insulting Annual Financial Report.” The […]

Doyal seeks to ensure County spending after he’s gone with secretive hiring of Montgomery County Budget Director along with more than $300K of spending

Conroe, March 19 – In two secret Executive Sessions, outside of the permitted actions in such meetings under the Texas Open Meetings Act, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has led the Commissioners Court to hire a Budget Director to head up a new County bureaucracy under the name of the “Budget Office.” The citizens of […]

Perils of the People with Lame Duck Doyal, Part 2: $pending $25 Million on Enterpri$e Re$ource Planning

Perils of the People with Lame Duck Doyal, Part 2: $pending $25 Million on Enterpri$e Re$ource Planning

Image: A meeting of the Montgomery County government’s Enterprise Resource Planning working group. The victim is a “citizen.” Conroe, March 13 – Because Montgomery County voters effectively elect their candidates in the Republican Primary Election, this community faces the peril of lame duck elected officials who stay in office for more than nine full months […]

Power Top Ten Runners-Up: Keough, Martin, Hayden, Bunch, Toth

Conroe, December 27 – State Representative Mark Keough who is running for Montgomery County Judge, County Auditor Phyllis Martin, Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden, Woodlands Township Chairman Gordy Bunch, and former State Representative Steve Toth who is running for his legislative seat again in the 2018 Republican Primary Election are the “Runners-Up” for the […]

Montgomery County Auditor Martin spurs Commissioners Court to spring $25,000 for fancy office for temporary committee meetings

Conroe, December 17 – County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s double-speak convinced the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to spend $25,000 on an office-space buildout on the third floor of the Sadler Administration Building the need for which is entirely unclear at the present time. While the purpose of the office space would be to provide work space […]

Houston Councilman Parker blames San Jacinto River Authority for “bald-faced lies,” former Representative Toth questions SJRA’s truthfulness

Houston and Conroe, October 24 – Houston City Councilman, who represents District E, which is the Kingwood-North Houston area, accused the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) for “a bald-faced lie” when SJRA claimed on its website and elsewhere after the Harvey storm that “they meet regularly to prepare for storm events.” Martin questioned Harris County […]

County Auditor Martin creates bureaucratic accounting snafu for Precinct 3 Constable Gable

Conroe, October 2 – Precinct 3 Constable Ryan Gable’s request to carry forward unused salary and benefit funds from his Constable Precinct 3 operating funds gave rise to quite the bureacratic snafu at the Tuesday, September 26, 2017, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioner’s Court. Fortunately, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack suggested a solution […]

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