County government officials bemoan problems with $16 million behemoth of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system

Conroe, October 21 – It was a guess and a lie when Montgomery County Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo, at the behest of then-County Judge Craig Doyal, said that the price of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software was fixed at $14.8 million during an August 18, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting. County Auditor Phyllis Martin urged […]

Commissioners Court approves construction of at least $18 million Forensics Center with no plans, specifications, knowledge

Commissioners Court approves construction of at least $18 million Forensics Center with no plans, specifications, knowledge

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack tried to stop the Montgomery County Commissioners Court from committing to construction of a Forensics Center, which will cost at least $18.1 million to the taxpayers, but the Riley-Meador-Metts tax dollar spending freight train stop rolled over him. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 23 – […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court moves towards decisive August 21 showdown

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 17 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court heads towards a decisive showdown over taxation and the budget on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 9 a.m., at the Sadler Administration Building, 501 North Thompson, Fourth Floor, in Conroe. Three different components of the Commissioners Court meeting will determine whether Montgomery […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts loses cool during Court meeting, attacks The Golden Hammer, tries to pass of lie that he, Riley, Meador didn’t vote to raise taxes

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts loses cool during Court meeting, attacks The Golden Hammer, tries to pass of lie that he, Riley, Meador didn’t vote to raise taxes

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts wagged his hand in the air, as he lost his cool and attacked The Golden Hammer newspaper for daring to report the truth that he voted to raise taxes on July 31, during the August 11, 2020, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer […]

Commissioners Court rescinds haphazard transition agreement with The Woodlands, approved 2 weeks earlier, in order to provide better protection to 84 law enforcement officers

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 13 – On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to rescind a Transition Agreement with the Woodlands Township, in the event of a vote by Woodlands residents to incorporate as a city. Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack had been the lone […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Noack gives Commissioners Court means to save spending to avoid tax hike, but Riley, other liberals choose to delay

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 12 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack provided specific ways to save tax dollars and avoid a tax hike for Fiscal Year 2021 to his colleagues on the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, during a regular meeting. Nevertheless, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, who […]

If Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopted “no new tax rate,” rather than raising property taxes, no program reductions required

If Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopted “no new tax rate,” rather than raising property taxes, no program reductions required

Image: The Montgomery County Forensics Center on Hilbig Street in Conroe. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 7 – The two more conservative members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and County Judge Mark Keough, both voted to set the County government’s tax rate for Fiscal Year 2021 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Commissioners Riley, Metts, Meador skewer taxpayers with tax, spending increase for FY 2021 Budget, with County Judge Keough complicit in increased spending

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Commissioners Riley, Metts, Meador skewer taxpayers with tax, spending increase for FY 2021 Budget, with County Judge Keough complicit in increased spending

Image: Four of the five members of the Commissioners Court prayed before they voted to increase taxes on the citizens of Montgomery County in the midst of the economic depression they caused in their panicked response to the Chinese Coronavirus. One of the members of the Commissioners Court stared around the room during the prayer. […]

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