The buck stops here – with Commissioner Charlie Riley and County Auditor Rakesh Pandey – for reform of scandalous Montgomery County ESD #10

The buck stops here – with Commissioner Charlie Riley and County Auditor Rakesh Pandey – for reform of scandalous Montgomery County ESD #10

Image: In order to reform the scandalous Montgomery County Emergency Services District #10 in Magnolia, the responsibility clearly lies at the feet of Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley and Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh Pandey, as well as the entire Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Magnolia, March 8 […]

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 6 of 6: Could there be some light in the darkness of Montgomery County’s very secretive, closed government?

Dark Meetings, Dark Operations, Part 6 of 6: Could there be some light in the darkness of Montgomery County’s very secretive, closed government?

Image: Could there be some light in the darkness of Montgomery County’s very secretive, closed government? The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, February 19 – Montgomery County’s government has earned its reputation as “the most corrupt county government in Texas?” Mark Keough, now the County Judge, made a point of the County government’s terrible reputation […]

Montgomery County Toll Road Authority continues humpy financial performance, as quarterly reports cast shadow over Commissioners Court meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Magnolia, December 8 – The Montgomery County Toll Road Authority’s (MCTRA) quarterly financial statement, which will cast a shadow over today’s Commissioners Court meeting, continues to show severe mismanagement and poor financial operations. Despite glowing projections and promises from MCTRA President and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, […]

While we won’t say “I told you so,” this newspaper did tell you that the Montgomery County Commissioners Court would spend $11.3 Million in less than 30 second, and they did!

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 16 – It would be rude for The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, to tell our readers “I told you so.” But The Golden Hammer told you so. On January 14, 2020, this newspaper reported the following in an article, “Commissioners Court To Go On Wild Tax Dollar Spending Spree […]

County Auditor Pandey’s reports in super-secret “consent agenda” highlight Tuesday’s Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

County Auditor Pandey’s reports in super-secret “consent agenda” highlight Tuesday’s Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh Pandey is one tough internal auditor. He’s keeping many County government elected servants and employees on their toes. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 22 – There are two major highlights to the October 22, 2019, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. First, Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh “Tough […]

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. […]

Montgomery County Auditor Pandey identifies two “EXTREME” risks in County Purchasing Department practices

Conroe, July 30 – Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh Pandey conducted an internal audit on July 5, 2019, of the County government’s Purchasing Department and identified two “extreme” risks, two “high” risks, and several “moderate” risks in the critical County Department’s practices. The Montgomery County government’s purchasing practices have begun to receive more scrutiny from citizens […]

Montgomery County Budget: let’s reveal the magic budget number, Keough-Pandey-Carter bring end to Doyal-Martin gamesmanship

Montgomery County Budget: let’s reveal the magic budget number, Keough-Pandey-Carter bring end to Doyal-Martin gamesmanship

Image: The truth. Conroe, July 14 (Bastille Day) – If the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for the Montgomery County Government is higher than $361,106,553.17, then Mark Keough, Charlie Riley, James Noack, James Metts, and Mike Meador have imposed a TAX INCREASE on Montgomery County citizens, regardless of whatever deceptive terminology they may choose about “tax rates” […]

“Solid Gold 50” salaries unmask County government’s explosive salary inflation

Conroe, June 13 – The “Solid Gold 50” salaries, the highest fifty (50) non-law enforcement, non-elected salary holders in the Montgomery County government, unmask the primary explosive spending problem: salary inflation. As the Commissioners Court passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget on September 5, 2018, Precinct 3 Montgomerty County Commissioner James Noack asked the wrong […]

With terminated County Auditor Martin as Chief of Staff, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Metts flunks time sheet audit

With terminated County Auditor Martin as Chief of Staff, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Metts flunks time sheet audit

Conroe and New Caney, April 19 – With terminated County Auditor Phyllis Martin as his Chief of Staff, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts flunked an internal audit of his employees’ time sheets. Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh Pandey and his internal audit staff conducted the completed audit, which found twenty-nine (29) errors with respect […]