Montgomery County taxpayers to take ultra-liberal County employee benefits as a right punch to the gut

Conroe, July 14 – With arrogant elitists solidly in charge of the Montgomery County government, the analysis with each budget decision is not “Is this decision best for the citizens of Montgomery County?” Rather, the analysis is purely “Is this decision best for the Montgomery County government and its employees?” Montgomery County, known throughout Texas […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court locks out Citizens Budget Committee report, even though on meeting agenda, County Attorney Lambright criticizes Commissioners Court

Conroe, July 12 – With Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal make up the rules as he goes along, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, on July 10, 2018,  locked out the Citizens Budget Committee’s report, even though it was formally on the Court’s Agenda for consideration. The Citizens Budget Committee (CBC) is a group of eighteen […]

Small sign of ethics progress? Montgomery County Commissioner Noack defenestrates Tetratech from emergency contract after company violates terms of request for proposal through attempted undue influence

Conroe, July 12 – Something remarkable happened in the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, when one member of the Court, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack (R-The Woodlands), insisted on adherence to ethics over the recommendation of County Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo to award a contract to Tetratech Technologies. What was […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Noack fights for flood relief for high income households; he’s right

Conroe, July 9 – Despite the enormous and tragic losses of Montgomery County citizens during Tropical Storm Harvey and the San Jacinto River Authority’s decision to flood thousands of homes downstream rather than managing water levels in Lake Conroe on August 31, 2017, and thereafter, Montgomery County will only receive a tiny portion of the […]

Proposal to hire taxpayer-funded lobbyist delayed two weeks until July 24 Montgomery County Commissioners Court, will violate GOP Platform

Proposal to hire taxpayer-funded lobbyist delayed two weeks until July 24 Montgomery County Commissioners Court, will violate GOP Platform

Image: This amazing Associated Press photograph is from the 2009 Legislative Session as then-State Representative Rob Eissler (R-The Woodlands), left, discussed some proposed legislation with a colleague on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. Conroe, July 7 – The citizens of Montgomery County received a two-week reprieve from the Commissioners Court hiring of […]

After O’Sullivan’s comment about County taxpayers’ $56 million interest free loan to the State of Texas, Commissioners finally begin to take pass-through toll funds seriously

Conroe, July 3 – Bill O’Sullivan, Montgomery County’s “sage,” who just celebrated his 72nd birthday while worrying about the public fisc, warned the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, that they should act as quickly as possible to recover the $56 million of pass-through toll funds the State of Texas Department of […]

Despite Riley’s initial opposition, Montgomery County Commissioners Court reaffirms midnight to 6 teen curfew with punishment for parents

Conroe, June 29 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court reaffirmed the midnight to 6 a.m. teen curfew at the Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting on a 4 to 1 vote with Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack dissenting. The proposed curfew overcame the opposition of anti-law-enforcement Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley early […]

Commissioners Court adopts Rules of Procedure for citizen comments, after Commissioners Noack, Clark suggest reasonable amendments

Conroe, June 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopted Rules of Procedure on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, after several months of County Judge Craig Doyal changing the procedures from one meeting to the next all in an apparent attempt to block citizens from providing citizen comments during Commissioners Court meetings. The rules, which the […]