BREAKING NEWS! Under Noack’s great leadership, Riley’s surprise, Montgomery County Commissioners Court retreats from tax increase, actually lowers taxes

BREAKING NEWS! Under Noack’s great leadership, Riley’s surprise, Montgomery County Commissioners Court retreats from tax increase, actually lowers taxes

Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley made the motion to adopt a tax rate of 43.12 cents per $100 valuation, which is a slight decrease in County government taxes, at the September 8, 2020, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting. Riley’s motion passed unanimously. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 9 – Montgomery County taxpayers […]

Commissioner Noack argues with former Republican Vice Chairman Reed, prominent Precinct Chair Kaiser

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and The Woodlands, September 3 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack got into an argument on social media with former Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed and Republican Precinct 66 Chairman Adrian Kaiser. Reed and Kaiser made clear that they expect Noack and Montgomery County Judge […]

Montgomery County Republican Party sends message to County Commissioners Court: “Don’t raise taxes”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 2 – In the midst of the government-created Chinese Coronavirus economic downturn, people expect taxing entities to offset rising appraisals with lower tax rates. The Montgomery County Republican Party took a strong stand last night against predatory appraisals and the politicians who take advantage of them. After a raucous […]

Woodlands Township Board intends to adopt no new taxes tax rate and conservative, reduced spending, budget on September 10

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, August 19 – The Woodlands Township, the governing entity for The Woodlands, Texas, with a $133.7 million budget currently, has made clear that it will adopt an exemplary budget which will include substantial spending reductions and no increase in taxes for Fiscal Year 2021. It’s refreshing news for […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court moves towards decisive August 21 showdown

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 17 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court heads towards a decisive showdown over taxation and the budget on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 9 a.m., at the Sadler Administration Building, 501 North Thompson, Fourth Floor, in Conroe. Three different components of the Commissioners Court meeting will determine whether Montgomery […]

Montgomery County Judge Keough speaks truth about County government tax increase, while local newspapers deceive

Montgomery County Judge Keough speaks truth about County government tax increase, while local newspapers deceive

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 6 – By the conclusion of the Budget Workshop and Special Meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Friday, July 31, 2020, big-spenders Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador were both visibly upset with County Judge Mark Keough, who spoke the plain […]

As lone conservative on Conroe ISD Board, Inman fights for children, taxpayers

As lone conservative on Conroe ISD Board, Inman fights for children, taxpayers

Image: Dale Inman (right), Trustee of the Conroe Independent School District, celebrated the graduation of Caney Creek High School students on May 27, 2019. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 22 – When voters elected Dale Inman to the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) in the November 6, 2018, General Election, the businessman, pastor, […]

Woodlands Township Board moves into “uncharted territory” by failing to pass a property tax rate

The Woodlands, September 13 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors moved into “uncharted territory” by failing to pass a property tax rate at its Special Meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Board Vice Chairman John McMullan, who presided over the meeting in the absence of Board Chairman Gordy Bunch, made the “uncharted territory” comment […]

Woodlands Township Board set for major showdown on tax rate at 6 p.m. today

The Woodlands, September 12 -The Woodlands Township Board of Directors is set for a major showdown on its budget and tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 at 6 p.m. tonight, September 12, 2019, at The Township’s office, 2801 Technology Forest Drive, The Woodlands. On August 15, 2019, the Board had tentatively recommended a tax increase […]

Woodlands Township Board conducts public hearing on proposed property tax rate increase, as Snyder, others urge adoption of “effective tax rate” so no increase occurs

The Woodlands, August 29 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors felt some pushback yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, over the proposed property tax rate increase the Board tentatively recommended on August 15. Specifically, Director Ann Snyder and a few citizens who spoke urged the Board to adopt the “effective tax rate” of $0.2240 […]