OCA’s Jensen’s resignation, oversight failure cast pall over final Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting of Fiscal Year 2019

Conroe, October 14 – Montgomery County Office of Court Administration (OCA) Director Nathan Jensen resigned on Monday, September 23, 2019, as a result of criticism he received from Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack for Jensen’s failure to warn the Commissioners Court and the Board of District Judges of major cost overruns in the […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court squanders contingency fund despite hurricane, tropical storm season

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 20 – A hour of citizen comments against and for the Montgomery County Commissioners Court squandering $474,608.50 on nonprofit organizations for which state law prohibits such payments seemed to make no difference. By a 3 to 2 vote, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 1 County […]

Lightning strikes Montgomery County Commissioners Court, as all five members receive perfect scores on most important vote of year

Lightning strikes Montgomery County Commissioners Court, as all five members receive perfect scores on most important vote of year

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to adopt a Fiscal Year 2020 Budget at the “effective tax rate,” meaning that the Court would not raise property taxes on the citizens of Montgomery County. From left to right, Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, Montgomery County Judge Mark […]

Metts and his allies’ stand against ethics, encouragement of anti-ethics stand overwhelms June 25 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Metts and his allies’ stand against ethics, encouragement of anti-ethics stand overwhelms June 25 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Constable Rowdy Hayden (right) faces a 6-month suspension for submitting false government records to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. At the June 25, 2019, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts (left) moved to throw Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed off […]

Noack’s self-inflicted wound swamps June 11 County Commissioners Court meeting ratings, Keough opposes, Metts obviously troubled

Noack’s self-inflicted wound swamps June 11 County Commissioners Court meeting ratings, Keough opposes, Metts obviously troubled

Image: On June 11, 2019, Noack hid behind Budget Director Amanda Carter who placed his proposal on the agenda to allow him to make hiring, firing, promotion, and other personnel decisions in secret. Noack’s proposal was completely irrational and harmed Noack more than it helped Noack or anyone else. It illustrates the fact that group […]

Keough, Noack, Metts show strong leadership during May 28 Commissioners Court meeting

Keough, Noack, Metts show strong leadership during May 28 Commissioners Court meeting

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough exhibited strong and positive leadership during the May 28, 2019, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Conroe, June 4 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, and Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts showed strong leadership during the May 28, 2019, meeting of […]

Texas House Ratings: 86th Legislative Session, 10 Major Votes; Representatives Toth, Stickland receive highest ratings

Texas House Ratings: 86th Legislative Session, 10 Major Votes; Representatives Toth, Stickland receive highest ratings

Image: Left to right, “Perfect 10” scorer State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, who received a fantastic “9” score, and conservative activist Paul Edwards, who inspires Toth, Creighton, and all of us. Austin, May 28 – Among the ten most significant votes in the 86th Texas Legislative […]

Texas Senate Ratings: 86th Texas Legislative Session, 10 Major Votes; Senators Hall, Hancock, Hughes receive highest ratings

Texas Senate Ratings: 86th Texas Legislative Session, 10 Major Votes; Senators Hall, Hancock, Hughes receive highest ratings

Image: Senator Bob Hall (left), Republican of Edgewood, had the strongest voting record on major votes of any member of the 86th Texas Legislature. At left, is President Donald Trump. Austin, May 28 – Among the ten most significant votes in the 86th Texas Legislative Session, which adjourned sine die yesterday in Austin, one could make the […]

Selfish inward looking Montgomery County Commissioners continue to dynamite taxpayers’ future during May 14 meeting

Selfish inward looking Montgomery County Commissioners continue to dynamite taxpayers’ future during May 14 meeting

Image: The hopes and future of Montgomery County taxpayers go up in smoke each time the Montgomery County Commissioners Court selfishly spends more money to feed the bloated County government and fill their own large pockets. Conroe, May 24 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on May 14, 2019, was nothing short of a […]

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