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 […]

Montgomery Central Appraisal District Board adopts careless re-appraisal plan for 2020 which purposefully avoids any property tax leniency for Chinese Coronavirus impact

Conroe, September 8 – If you ever believed that the Board of Directors of the Appraisal District didn’t have an enormous impact on your property taxes and the increases we’re all continuing to suffer, think again. The six-member Board – Chairman Bruce Tough, Vice Chairman Barry Blanton, Secretary Tammy McRae, Peggy Hausman, Adam Simmons, and Bonar […]

Guest Editorial: Property tax appraisals don’t reflect real values

Nick Vonas, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer I wanted to highlight the sudden ridiculous increase in the 2020 appraised land values for Crighton Ridge/Crighton Woods (CR/CW). There may or may not be similar situations in other neighborhoods, but my focus was within my immediate neighborhood. In my opinion this is an unwarranted method of […]

After Commissioner Noack charges Appraisal District with “hiding”, “misleading” salary increases in proposed budget, Keough, remainder of Commissioners Court vote to approve spending increase

After Commissioner Noack charges Appraisal District with “hiding”, “misleading” salary increases in proposed budget, Keough, remainder of Commissioners Court vote to approve spending increase

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack was the only member of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court willing to stand up against the proposed spending increase of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. County Judge Mark Keough and the other three Commissioners voted to give the Appraisal District a spending budget increase. The Golden Hammer […]

Montgomery County Judge Keough sponsors Appraisal District increased spending request on Tuesday Commissioners Court agenda

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 28 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough has placed on the July 28, 2020, Commissioners Court agenda the increased spending request for the Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD), which seeks a substantial spending increase regardless of the fact that Montgomery County taxpayers are reeling from the government-mandated economic shutdown, […]

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Image: Woodlands attorney Bruce Tough, Chairman of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors, is the “King of Taxation” of Montgomery County. Tough is leading the Appraisal District to yolk Montgomery County citizens with a higher Appraisal District spending budget and higher property taxes . The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 29 – […]

Montgomery Central Appraisal District tax appraisal terror continues: “Have you no sense of decency, Mr. Tough? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 23 – “Have you no decency, Mr. Tough? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?” this newspaper asks of Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD) Board Chairman Bruce Tough, who oversees the formulation of appraisal policy in Montgomery County by the appraisal district which levels tax increases through increases […]