Tax Assessor-Collector McRae, Assistant County Attorney Griffin, Commissioners Court follow highly questionable policy of secrecy for tax abatements

Tax Assessor-Collector McRae, Assistant County Attorney Griffin, Commissioners Court follow highly questionable policy of secrecy for tax abatements

Image: Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin (left) argues for secrecy in tax abatements before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, as Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae (right) listens. Conroe, August 25 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae, Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin, and the entire Commissioners Court follow a policy of […]

Tax Assessor-Collector McRae Presents Homestead Exemption, Tax Analysis to Commissioners Court; Doyal, Commissioners Use Two Word Trick to Reduce Homestead Exemption Vote!

Conroe, February 14 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae presented a thorough “Property Tax Exemption Analysis” to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court during the regular meeting on February 14. McRae discussed the homestead exemption under Texas Property Tax Code Section 11.13(n), which provides: “In addition to any other exemptions provided by this section, an […]

Doyal Succumbs to Citizen Demands for Homestead Exemption, Then Tries to Take Credit for 10% Homestead Exemption; Doyal’s War Against The Taxpayers (WATT) Continues

Doyal Succumbs to Citizen Demands for Homestead Exemption, Then Tries to Take Credit for 10% Homestead Exemption; Doyal’s War Against The Taxpayers (WATT) Continues

Conroe, February 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a property tax exemption on 10% of the value of all homesteads, but it was a tough road to get to that point. The exemption discussion between with a study by political activist Kelli Cook and an article that appeared on January […]

Steganography on Display: County Judge Doyal, Chief of Staff Fredricks Late-Friday Commissioners Court Agenda, Consisting of 16 Pages and 2,274 Pages of Backup Documents; Impossible for Commissioners, Public to Have Meaningful Notice

Conroe, February 12 – Without providing any advance information to the rest of the Commissioners Court or the public, County Judge Craig Doyal and his Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks posted an agenda for the February 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting with 2,274 pages of backup. Clearly, Doyal and Fredricks seek to prevent […]