Time to End Nepotism in the Montgomery County Government

Time to End Nepotism in the Montgomery County Government

Conroe, April 10 – It’s time to end nepotism in the Montgomery County government. In two instances – (1) the “Charlie Riley 2-Step” where he created a new position and then hired his own wife, Deanne, for it, and (2) the immense problems involving the County Treasurer’s Department and the proposal that some still-undisclosed person […]

Airport runway agenda item for Tuesday Commissioners Court meeting great example of Doyal’s, Meador’s, Riley’s tax dollars spending addiction

Conroe, April 9 – The proposal of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley to spend $209,151.00 of unbudgeted tax dollars on runway cleaning and repainting of runway markings at the County Airport, a largely unused facility, is just as outrageous, childish, and irresponsible as a […]

Secrecy, waste, Animal Shelter dominate Commissioners Court’s first agenda since Doyal, Riley struck down one of main provisions of Open Meetings Act

Secrecy, waste, Animal Shelter dominate Commissioners Court’s first agenda since Doyal, Riley struck down one of main provisions of Open Meetings Act

Image: On March 24, 2017, County Judge Craig Doyal held a secret meeting with Animal Shelter Director Charles Jackson (shown here) in which Doyal, with no evidentiary basis whatsoever, confronted Jackson with allegations that he was a “racist,” a “homophone,” and a “bigot.” When Jackson, of course, denied the baseless charges, Doyal sought to secure […]

County Auditor Phyllis Martin, The Golden Hammer’s 8th Most Powerful Person in Montgomery County, garners “The Golden Hammer” on March 28

Conroe, March 28 – County Auditor Phyllis Martin, named the “eighth most powerful person in Montgomery County” at the end of 2016, received “The Golden Hammer Award” at the March 28, 2017, County Commissioners Court meeting. Martin has cost County taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and looks to cost many tens of million more […]

Doyal’s and Martin’s “budget packet” illustrates complete failure to control County government spending and a total of absence of any desire to do so

Conroe, March 28 – County Judge Craig Doyal and County Auditor Phyllis Martin, who exercises little independence from the County government’s political machinations and has worked closely with Doyal to increase County government spending over past years, are introducing a so-called “FY 2018 Budget Packet” during the March 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. Commissioners Court meeting. […]

County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Meador enlist County Auditor Martin to produce bizarre budget reports

Conroe, March 27 – With the upcoming criminal Open Meetings case against County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, numerous requests from citizens and other groups for County records under the Open Records Act, a quiet rebellion among County employees who are working closing with The Golden Hammer and private citizens to bring […]

Commissioner Riley’s befuddlement, Auditor Martin’s conflicts on public display during auditor’s report to Commissioners Court

Conroe, March 19 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s befuddlement over his own Precinct budget and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s conflicts of interest and in appropriate involvement in political issues were on public display in the March 14, 2017, and other recent Commissioners Court meetings. Martin’s actions were particularly disconcerting since the County government and […]

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 […]

Pro-government spending associations issue deceptive report about county spending; county judges, commissioners attempt to blame everyone else

Image: “The Cost of Government: Six Significant Cost-Drivers Not Addressed by SB 2,” Report of Texas Association of Counties, County Judges and Commissioners Association, and others. Austin, March 7 – As part of their efforts to defeat meaningful property tax reform during the 85th Texas Legislature, the Texas Association of Counties (TAC), the County Judges […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE CRAIG DOYAL, PRECINCT 1 COMMISSIONER MIKE MEADOR, AND COUNTY AUDITOR PHYLLIS MARTIN

March 3, 2017 Honorable Craig Doyal, County Judge Honorable Mike Meador, Precinct 1 Commissioner Honorable Phyllis Martin, County Auditor Dear Judge Doyal, Commissioner Meador, and Ms. Martin, Senator Phil Gramm predicted in 1996 during a speech in College Station that the United States would suffer a fiscal collapse if government spending increased at its 1990s […]