Conroe ISD’s Bond: The fundamental fallacy, Part 2: no educational outcome from adding 50% to school district’s debt, massive tax increase

Conroe ISD’s Bond: The fundamental fallacy, Part 2: no educational outcome from adding 50% to school district’s debt, massive tax increase

Image: Flushing money down the toilet is an apt illustration for the business model for Conroe Independent School District’s $677.3 Million Bond, which provides no improvements in educational outcomes while adding 50% to the school district’s debt and a massive tax increase. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 30 – Conroe Independent School District […]

Guest Editorialist Dennis Tibbs: Montgomery County Commissioners join Texas Legislature in nullifying senior/disabled tax freeze!

By Dennis Tibbs, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer For decades seniors/disabled taxpayers have been allowed to have their property taxes “frozen” at the value as of their 65th birthday or their disability. After paying taxes for 50 years, or so, many look forward to a slight tax break once their earning years are behind them. Recently, […]

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 […]

Editorial: please forgive the explosion

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, is a gigantic day for the citizens of Montgomery County. At 9:30 a.m., the dysfunctional Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet. The giant issue is the effort of the liberals – Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike […]

Dubois announces candidacy for Woodlands Township Board as “centrist” candidate, opposes incorporation

The Woodlands, August 12 – Andy Dubois, the Manager of Precinct 3 Projects for Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack and was the former editor of the Courier blog, has announced that he is running for the Woodlands Township Board of Directors. Dubois would bring a very interesting “centrist” approach to the Board of […]

Which scenario is worse? Conroe Independent School District intentionally PROFITED from horrific Harvey storm, flooding

Which scenario is worse? Conroe Independent School District intentionally PROFITED from horrific Harvey storm, flooding

Image: A car submerged during the Harvey storm which struck Montgomery County from August 25 to September 2, 2017. Conroe, August 5 – Which is worse? Both are factual. Scenario #1. Hurricane Ike struck the southern United States. People lost lives and billions of dollars worth of homes, livelihoods, and possessions. A husband and wife […]

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 […]

Conroe ISD’s latest falsehood is that older voters shouldn’t care enough to vote NO in the $807 million bond/tax hike referendum

Conroe ISD’s latest falsehood is that older voters shouldn’t care enough to vote NO in the $807 million bond/tax hike referendum

Image: Taxes take freedom. Conroe, April 24 – Conroe Independent School District (CISD) has fashioned a new argument to discourage voters likely to vote “NO” in the $807 million bond and tax hike referendum. According to Kelli Cook, Director of Strategy and Operations for the Children’s Hope PAC, which opposes the bond, “We’ve begun to […]

Conroe ISD’s total lying and cheating time has arrived, Part 3 of 3: the biggest lie of all is how little your taxes will increase

Conroe ISD’s total lying and cheating time has arrived, Part 3 of 3: the biggest lie of all is how little your taxes will increase

Image: Conroe Independent School District first began its bond advocacy campaign with the lie that passage of the $807 million bond and tax hike would only result in a 3-cent tax rate increase. Then citizens began to call the school district out, because the school district is also pushing hefty property tax appraisal increases each […]