Montgomery County citizens face crushing tax hike, while government salaries (even for those not working) remain in stratosphere

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 20 – In the midst of one of the worst economic downturns in American history, brought down on the heads of Montgomery County taxpayers when government entities ordered a Constitutionally-questionable “shutdown” or “lockdown” of businesses and turned going to work into a criminal activity rather than the core […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court defers nomination of new Appraisal District director, apparent however that Beathard will receive the position regardless whether he’s nominated

Conroe, August 20 – At the Tuesday, August 14, 2018, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court ,Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae explained to the Commissioners Court that Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD) Board of Directors member Bob Casey had resigned and that each taxing entity, other than special purpose districts and emergency service […]

After Casey resignation, Montgomery Central Appraisal District nomination back on Commissioners Court agenda for August 14

Conroe, August 13 – Montgomery County taxpayers are well aware that the primary purpose of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District Board of Directors is to set reappraisal policies so that property tax appraisals will skyrocket, so that government spending of all governmental entities relying upon property taxation may continue to increase their spending as rapidly […]

Appraisal district board nominees critical issues Commissioners Court to face during September 26 meeting

Conroe, September 25 – The single biggest issue the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will face during its final regular meeting during Fiscal Year 2017 on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, will be Agenda Item 11A: “Consider, Discuss, and Approve Nominees as the County’s Candidates for Election to the Montgomery Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors 2018-2019 […]

EXTRA! Precinct 2 Commissioner Candidate Parker joins CISD President Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of Harvey-damaged properties

Conroe, September 14 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker, who is challenging incumbent Commissioner Charlie Riley in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election joined Conroe Independent School District Board President Melanie Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of all Tropical Storm Harvey-damaged properties. “I call for all taxing entities attached to the […]

Redux: It’s Good To Be The King: Craig’s Doyal’s $110,000 House (With His Immediate Next Door Neighbor’s Home Valued At $596,000)

Redux: It’s Good To Be The King: Craig’s Doyal’s $110,000 House (With His Immediate Next Door Neighbor’s Home Valued At $596,000)

Image: The brand new home of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has a proposed Montgomery Central Appraisal District valuation of $110,130. His immediate next door neighbor’s home somehow has a valuation of $596,000. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The most popular article in the seven month history of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, ran on April […]

Doyal, Commissioners Court impose tax increase (with increased appraisals), utterly fail to cut County government spending, keep tax rate at $0.4667 per $100

Doyal, Commissioners Court impose tax increase (with increased appraisals), utterly fail to cut County government spending, keep tax rate at $0.4667 per $100

Image: The explosive spending growth of the Montgomery County government under County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador has gone nuclear. They’ve done nothing to manage the operations of the County government. While they’ve slept (or played golf), the citizens have paid taxes. Conroe, July […]

MCAD, Holzwarth, JP collections mismanagement lead off Commissioners Court agenda for Tuesday June 27; plus a brief tribute to the ineffable

Conroe, June 26 – The Montgomery County Central Appraisal District’s (MCAD) outrageous budget proposal and the County’s mismanagement of its engineering practices highlight the Montgomery County Commissioners Court Agenda for Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The Commissioners intend to extend the contract of John Holzwarth, a private engineer who contracts with the County […]