Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 13 – When government takes on management of a task outside of its traditional roles of law enforcement or national defense, government almost always messes up the task. The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is certainly no exception, especially with respect to its management of the level of […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on September 24, 2019, with, from left to right, Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 14 – As Fiscal Year […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court passes “historic” Budget, Noack asks “After hearing that [citizen comment], I wonder what the temperature in Hell is?”

Conroe, September 5 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court passed an historic Fiscal Year 2020 Budget in the amount of $336,572,225 with a $0.4475 per $100 valuation tax rate. The budget was historic, because it was the first time in history when the Commissioners Court adopted a budget at the “effective tax rate” or less. […]

Big spending Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Meador proudly fleeces taxpayers with tollroads, wants everyone to know it

Conroe, August 15 – Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador is a big spender who doesn’t believe taxpayers should keep much of their money, and he wants to make sure everyone knows that. Meador insisted upon a bizarre switch in the minutes of a special Commissioners Court meeting on June 11, 2019, so that […]

Not charity but raw politics will dominate August 13 County Commissioners Court meeting, just like in the days of Terri Jaggers

Not charity but raw politics will dominate August 13 County Commissioners Court meeting, just like in the days of Terri Jaggers

Image: Check from Meals on Wheels to Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts for fuel? Conroe, August 13 – It’s not charity when you’re giving away other people’s money. It’s raw politics, Terri Jaggers style. Metts has placed the following item on the Commissioners Court agenda: “Consider and approve carrying over remaining contingency funds […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Riley, Meador, Metts violate Texas Constitution by illegally funding private nonprofit corporations, ignore Noack’s brilliant suggestion

Conroe, August 5 – The Texas Constitution – and numerous Texas Attorney General Opinions – could not be more clear: it is against Texas law for a County government or a city to provide tax dollars to private nonprofit corporations and foundations. Nevertheless, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court – and three of its Commissioners, Mike […]

With Noack’s, Keough’s strong leadership, Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts budget at “effective rate” (same taxes as last year!) for first time in recent history!

With Noack’s, Keough’s strong leadership, Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts budget at “effective rate” (same taxes as last year!) for first time in recent history!

Image: Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae (back to camera) spoke to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Thursday, August 1, 2019, as the Commissioners Court voted to adopt a 44.75 cents per $100 valuation tax rate and set the Montgomery County Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at $336,506,358. Conroe, August 2 – The Montgomery […]

Very cohesive Commissioners Court moves forward on Montgomery County government Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

Very cohesive Commissioners Court moves forward on Montgomery County government Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

Image: Always immensely prepared, Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae presented the certified appraisal numbers to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to begin the second day of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Workshop. The three members of the Commissioners Court who missed the first day of the Budget Workshop were able to find their way […]

BREAKING NEWS! Commissioners Riley, Metts, Meador fail to show for first day of Montgomery County Commissioners Court budget workshop

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, July 29 – Three Montgomery County Commissioners failed to appear for the first day of the County government’s Budget Workshop on Monday, July 29, 2019, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Neither Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, nor Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts attended the Budget Workshop at which […]

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