In corrupt Montgomery County, the King and his Royalty are largely exempt from plebeian property tax increases

In corrupt Montgomery County, the King and his Royalty are largely exempt from plebeian property tax increases

Image: The King’s Mansion, 269 Blue Heron Drive, Conroe, Texas, where His Royal Highness Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal resides. Conroe, June 7 – In corrupt Montgomery County, the King and his Royalty – also known as the Montgomery County Commissioners Court – are largely exempt from the property tax increases that the plebeian citizens […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court raises disabled property tax exemption, but clearly craves higher taxes to spend more even from Harvey victims

Conroe, March 30 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously approved raising the disabled person’s exemption from $35,000 to $75,000 for County government property tax valuations. A disabled person could choose to take the $75,000 property tax exemption instead of the 20% homestead exemption but could not take both exemptions. McRae told the Court that […]

Doyal secretly campaigned for higher taxes, opposed property tax reform, 20% homestead exemption in Austin meeting

Doyal secretly campaigned for higher taxes, opposed property tax reform, 20% homestead exemption in Austin meeting

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has focused on fashion and glamor while increasing County government spending aggressively during his time in office. He opposed property tax reform and the 20% homestead exemption and lobbied against reform in Austin during the 85th Legislative Session. Conroe and Austin, January 22 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal […]

Montgomery County Tax Office’s “Budget Highlights” mailed with tax statements misleading

Conroe, October 29 – On the anniversary of the stock market collapse in 1929 (October 29, 1929) and the centenary of the Communist “October Revolution” in Russia (October 25, 1917), it seems appropriate to discuss the Montgomery County Tax Office’s misleading “Budget Highlights” document (shown below at bottom of article), which Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae […]

October 24 Commissioners Court meeting threatens citizens with Davenport corruption, secrecy, Tx-249 Tollway

Conroe, October 23 – The Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting ought to be a mundane affair with discussions of road contracts, renaming streets, and proclamations. While those unexciting matters are at the forefront of the agenda in an attempt to put the citizens to sleep, County Judge Craig Doyal buried three very ugly […]

Commissioners Court examines Tropical Storm Harvey/San Jacinto River Authority flooding numbers, debris removal

Conroe, September 27 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae and County Emergency Management Director Darren Hess provided the Montgomery County Commissioners Court some sad numbers concerning the number of homes and families’ lives destroyed when Tropical Storm Harvey and the San Jacinto River Authority joined to flood Montgomery County. Hess told the Commissioners Court: […]

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, left, and State Representative and candidate for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, right. Conroe, September 15 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, recognized the County government leaders who reduced their departmental spending for the coming Fiscal Year 2018 Budget along with the two members of the […]

County Budget Workshop redux: The Golden Hammer Award, Meador remembers, Meador forgets, Tammy’s numbers, the scorecard, what they don’t know, the sad librarians

Conroe, July 27 – The Montgomery County Commissioner Court “Budget Workshop” continued on Thursday, July 27, 2017, with County Judge Craig Doyal and the Commissioners. For the taxpayers, it was a depressing affair all the way around. Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador has obviously never found a program on which he would restrain himself […]

County Judge Craig Doyal reveals obsession with nepotistic relationship with County Treasurer

Conroe, May 29 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has revealed an obsession with the nepotistic relationship upon which he depends upon County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport who employs Doyal’s daughter. While it’s a classic example of the harm of nepotism within government, it’s also  sad for many other County employees as well as for Doyal’s […]