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 Commissioners Court engages in ice machine purchasing folly

Conroe, November 2 – Montgomery County’s Airport already loses more than $688,278 per year of Montgomery County citizens’ tax dollars, but the County Commissioners Court, on October 23, 2018, approved the purchase of an ice machine without even knowing how much money they were spending. The Airport Director, James Brown, failed to provide any backup […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court takes only 5 minutes, 38 seconds to spend over million in blind purchasing decisions

Conroe, October 3 – On September 25, 2018, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court took only 5 minutes, 38 seconds, to spend $1,164,626.60 in a series of blind purchasing decisions the primary purpose of which was to spend available tax dollars quickly before the end of the Fiscal Year on September 30, 2018. The free spending […]

Montgomery County Purchasing Director Jalomo’s serious confusion continues, while Commissioners Court just bears it

Montgomery County Purchasing Director Jalomo’s serious confusion continues, while Commissioners Court just bears it

Image: Montgomery County Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo looks down at his script while attempting to explain to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court what purchases he thinks he’s recommending for them to make on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Conroe, July 2 – Montgomery County Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo, County Judge Craig Doyal’s handpicked man for the […]

Stupid is is stupid does: Montgomery County Purchasing Director Jalomo clueless yet again for proposed $231K computer purchase

Stupid is is stupid does: Montgomery County Purchasing Director Jalomo clueless yet again for proposed $231K computer purchase

Image: Clueless Montgomery County government Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo had great difficulty speaking before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Conroe, April 30 – What government does outside of law enforcement and national security, it does poorly. Clueless Montgomery County government Purchasing Director Gilbert Jalomo strove hard to illustrate that principle […]

I am a conservative. Are you?

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer I am a conservative. Are you? Let’s define the term “conservative.” A conservative believes the following: Free markets and limited government. Government’s purpose is limited to national security, law enforcement, and enforcing contracts. Government should never plan any aspect of the economy. Government, when necessary, should only be good government. […]

Animal Shelter, Doyal’s Nepotistic Proclamation keynote August 22 Commissioners Court meeting

Animal Shelter, Doyal’s Nepotistic Proclamation keynote August 22 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, August 22 – The Montgomery County Animal Shelter and County Judge Craig Doyal’s nepotistic proclamation honoring his daughter and his daughter’s boss within the County government are two of the highlights of the August 22, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting. There will be a particularly fun “Golden Hammer Award” during the citizen comments. […]

Is Montgomery County becoming a modern Tammany Hall?

Is Montgomery County becoming a modern Tammany Hall?

Image: Thomas Nast’s cartoon depiction of William M. “Boss” Tweed, Grand Sachem of the Society of St. Tammany, also known as “Tammany Hall,” published in Harper’s Weekly in January 1871. Conroe, June 4 – Montgomery County, Texas, in 2017 has much resemblance to New York City of Tammany Hall times, especially at the height of the […]