Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe, delivers report, costs $30 million for feckless political witch hunt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that sought to cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family. The investigation resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates but entirely for matters which had nothing whatsoever […]

CISD fails to identify education benefit from $807 million (plus interest) tax increase from proposed bond issue

CISD fails to identify education benefit from $807 million (plus interest) tax increase from proposed bond issue

Conroe, February 6, 2019 – The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is unable to identify the metrics (quantification) of any benefits to the education of children from the proposed $807 million, plus interest, tax increase the CISD Board of Trustees has placed on the May 4, 2019, ballot for voters to approve or disapprove. It’s […]

Montgomery County government, Conroe ISD spending out of control, even compared to federal government

Conroe, January 20 – Even compared to the federal government which often suffers the most criticism, the Montgomery County government and the Conroe Independent School District have tortured Montgomery County taxpayers with out-of-control spending at unprecedented levels. Mark Keough, the former State Representative who took the oath of office to become Montgomery County Judge on […]

Montgomery County Hospital District skirts law, disregards spending concerns sending EMS teams to College Station during college football games

Montgomery County Hospital District skirts law, disregards spending concerns sending EMS teams to College Station during college football games

Image: The operation of these extraordinarily expensive vehicles is extraordinarily expensive. Apparently, the Montgomery County Hospital District’s administration doesn’t care. Conroe and College Station, January 17 – Several high-level employees of the Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) have complained to The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, and to the MCHD Board of Directors about […]

Editorial: It’s time to end filibusters once and for all in the United States Senate, because the American People are paying a dear price

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer It’s time to end filibusters in the United States Senate once and for all, because the American People are paying a dear price. We’re seeing a giant illustration of the problem right now on Capitol Hill. There’s a much bigger problem with the impact of filibusters in the hyper partisan climate […]

Congress set to keep gov’t open, delay action on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there’s one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made clear his frustration at the lack of additional […]

Spending explosion! School Districts becoming fiscal, management nightmare for taxpayers, require immediate citizen attention

Spending explosion! School Districts becoming fiscal, management nightmare for taxpayers, require immediate citizen attention

Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, New Caney, Splendora, and Willis, August 20 – The school districts of Montgomery County have become a fiscal and management nightmare for taxpayers. They require immediate attention from the citizens. The pro-spending mantra “it’s for the children” has become a slogan for bureaucracy and top-heavy management which has nothing to do with […]

From perspective of conservative Republicans in Montgomery County, the past week has been a great one; meanwhile, guess who’s going to war with the Republican Party?

From perspective of conservative Republicans in Montgomery County, the past week has been a great one; meanwhile, guess who’s going to war with the Republican Party?

Image: A proper organizational chart for the government of the State of Texas. Under the most basic concept of Americanism, the people are at the top of the organizational chart and remain in charge of the government even though elected servants have responsibilities to make public sacrifices. Conroe, July 1 – From the perspective of […]

Senate approves $145B spending bill to fund energy, veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the next budget year. The 86-5 vote in favor of the bill sends it back to the House, which approved a similar bill this month. Lawmakers hope to send a unified bill to […]

Burning tax dollars: Montgomery County Budget Office Director Carter continues same Doyal-Martin gamesmanship for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Burning tax dollars: Montgomery County Budget Office Director Carter continues same Doyal-Martin gamesmanship for Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Image: Montgomery County’s new Budget Office bureaucrat Amanda Carter shares the same plans as County Judge Craig Doyal and County Auditor Phyllis Martin to burn tax dollars as quickly as possible. Carter has continued the same anti-citizen gamesmanship the community witnessed during the 2017 budget process. Conroe, April 9 – Montgomery County’s new Budget Office […]