Riley faction in Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes against Hausmann, in favor of Smith for Appraisal District Board

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, December 9 – In a display of voting by a majority of the Montgomery County Commissioner Court which clearly had worked out exactly how they’d vote in advance of the meeting, the Commissioners Court voted 3 to 2 against casting the County government’s votes for Peggy Hausmann for the […]

Commissioner Noack to ask other Commissioners to re-elect Hausmann to Appraisal District Board at unusual Wednesday Commissioners Court meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands and Conroe, December 8 – In advance of tomorrow’s unusual Wednesday meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack told NewsReal that he’ll ask the Court to use all of its 920 votes to re-elect Peggy Hausmann to the Montgomery Central Appraisal District […]

Montgomery County voters blocked from voting in important Central Appraisal District Board election

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, December 7 – It’s one of the most important elections every two years, but you’ll never get to vote in it. Tomorrow, the balloting for the Montgomery Central Appraisal District Board of Directors will begin. The Board sets the MCAD’s reappraisal policies for all property taxes in Montgomery County. […]

In all Montgomery County local governments, only one representative had the courage to vote AGAINST a proposed budget: Hausman

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 3 – Among all of the local government authorities, it’s rare to find a representative of the people (supposedly) who actually has the courage to challenge the budget proposal of the remaining government officials on a board. So far, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has found […]

King of Taxes strikes again! In asking for huge budget increase, Montgomery Appraisal District seeks to attack taxpayers’ homestead exemptions

King of Taxes strikes again! In asking for huge budget increase, Montgomery Appraisal District seeks to attack taxpayers’ homestead exemptions

Image: Former Woodlands Township Chairman Bruce Tough now acts as the “King of Taxes” in his role as Chairman of the policy-setting Board of Directors of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. He wants to raise your taxes, so the Appraisal District can attack your homestead exemption. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 27 – […]

Guest writer Nick Vonas: There’s no vaccine for the Property Tax Appraisal Virus

Guest writer Nick Vonas: There’s no vaccine for the Property Tax Appraisal Virus

Guest writer Nick Vonas, The Golden Hammer Just like many seasonal illnesses, we are again here in April receiving our 2021 appraisal notices. And once again the Montgomery County Appraisal District (MCAD) is intent on generating as much unwarranted income for the various tax entities as it possibly can. Evidently there is no economic impact, downturn […]

Guest Writer Nick Vonas: Appraisal Districts: Continuing to push a rope

Nick Vonas, Guest Writer to The Golden Hammer On February 5, 2021, The Golden Hammer published “Appraisal Districts: Pushing a Rope,” The Golden Hammer, February 5, 2021 https://thegoldenhammer.net/appraisal-districts-pushing-a-rope/ That previous article details a complaint I filed in early January 2021 with the State Comptroller – Property Tax Division in regards to the practices of the Montgomery County Appraisal District […]

Appraisal Districts: Pushing a Rope

Appraisal Districts: Pushing a Rope

Nick Vonas, Guest Writer to The Golden Hammer We’re once again coming up to what has become one of the Rites of Spring – opening up our appraisal notice for the year and getting a nasty surprise on our property values. Then, for many, the yearly protest dance begins once again – or what I call Pushing […]

Guest Writer Nick Vonas calls for Appraisal District reform

Guest Writer Nick Vonas calls for Appraisal District reform

Image: Howard Jarvis was a property tax reform hero in California. Will Nick Vonas lead the property tax revolt in Texas? Nick Vonas, Guest Writer to The Golden Hammer As a backdrop I’ve referenced a couple of previously published editorials: Property Tax Appraisals Don’t Reflect Real Values https://thegoldenhammer.net/guest-editorial-property-tax-appraisals-dont-reflect-real-values/ The Case for Electing Appraisal District Officials […]

Guest Editorialist Nick Vonas: The Case for Electing Appraisal District Officials

Publisher’s Note: Nick Vonas’ excellent Guest Editorial is very timely, as local political activists are currently working with State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, on legislation to require election of the policy-mkaing Montgomery Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. Guest Writer Nick Vonas’ Introductory Comment: The Golden Hammer has been an integral part of […]

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