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 […]

Cook, Wertz, team of conservative activists vociferously, successfully campaign to cause Conroe ISD to adopt budget below effective rate

Cook, Wertz, team of conservative activists vociferously, successfully campaign to cause Conroe ISD to adopt budget below effective rate

Image: Kelli Cook, of the Willis area, led conservative Republican activists in their successful effort to persuade the Conroe Independent School District to adopt a tax rate lower than the “effective tax rate,” so taxes for the average taxpayer, for the first time in history. Conroe, August 21 – Conservative Republican activists Kelli Cook, John […]

1.2344 versus 1.235 is a giant difference when it comes to CISD

Conroe, August 12 – When it comes to the out-of-control spending Conroe Independent School District (CISD), only six one-hundredths of a penny makes a huge symbolic difference. The difference in reality is 1.235 versus 1.2344, a difference of 0.0006. How can that be?! There’s an important number in government budgeting known as the “effective tax […]

Conroe ISD’s financial manipulations to result in tax increase, another ridiculous bond proposal

Conroe ISD’s financial manipulations to result in tax increase, another ridiculous bond proposal

Image: Republican Precinct 10 Chairman Mark Frank (pictured far left) and a group of Republican activists from Conroe protested in front of Conroe Independent School District on Monday, July 29, 2019, because the school district intends to raise taxes and completely wipe out all benefits to the citizens from statewide property tax reform. The school […]

Conroe ISD Board, administration seek to raise taxes, despite statewide property tax reform, to trick citizens into paying for rejected bond projects

Conroe ISD Board, administration seek to raise taxes, despite statewide property tax reform, to trick citizens into paying for rejected bond projects

Conroe, July 29 – If you thought voters successfully defeated Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) bloated and unnecessary $807 million bond package and thereby avoided the massive tax increase that would have come along with it, think again. On Monday, July 29, 2019, at 6 p.m. the Conroe Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will […]

Commissioners Court holds somewhat informal tax rate hearing on August 24, but still tries to blame others for lack of spending leadership

Conroe, August 26 – On Friday morning, August 24, 2018, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court held a hearing on the tax rate, which didn’t make much sense, since the Court has not presented a proposed budget yet. Nevertheless, two citizens – this newspaper’s Publisher (photograph above) and Mark Frank (photograph below) – attended the hearing. […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to hold hearing on tax rate on August 24 at 9:30 a.m. where they’ll give their deer-in-the-headlights stares

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to hold hearing on tax rate on August 24 at 9:30 a.m. where they’ll give their deer-in-the-headlights stares

Conroe, August 21 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing, as required under Texas law, on Friday, August 24, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., in the Commissioners Courtroom in Conroe, concerning the tax rate for Fiscal Year 2019, which will begin October 1, 2018. Lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and […]

For an extra $300,000 spent on Budget Office Director, Montgomery County Commissioners Court delivering same gamesmanship

Conroe, August 7 – Despite forcing Montgomery County taxpayers to spend $300,000 on a new bureaucracy called the “Budget Office,” the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is delivering the same gamesmanship to avoid transparency of the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget as last year, under the direction of wild spending-and-taxing lame duck County Judge Craig Doyal, […]