Guest Editorial: CISD Board and Community Impact News need to understand how American government works, by Paul Lazzaro

Paul Lazzaro, Guest Editorialist, to The Golden Hammer I may be retired, but that does not mean I stopped caring about my community. 2019 marks the 20th year of my residence here and 20th year as a community activist; first as vice president of marketing and public affairs for The Woodlands Operating Company (pre-Howard Hughes) and […]

“Solid Gold 50” salaries unmask County government’s explosive salary inflation

Conroe, June 13 – The “Solid Gold 50” salaries, the highest fifty (50) non-law enforcement, non-elected salary holders in the Montgomery County government, unmask the primary explosive spending problem: salary inflation. As the Commissioners Court passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget on September 5, 2018, Precinct 3 Montgomerty County Commissioner James Noack asked the wrong […]

Conroe ISD Board, Superintendent Null circling the wagons, only looking inward as they prepare for new bond election after failed $807 million bond

Conroe ISD Board, Superintendent Null circling the wagons, only looking inward as they prepare for new bond election after failed $807 million bond

Image: As the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees arrived for their two Board meetings on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, a large group of anti-tax protesters greeted them. Three Republicans and two democrats appear in this picture, which includes three renowned Republican leaders Mark Frank (holding the “Take the Board to the Board” sign), […]

Conroe ISD behavior after bond election reveals $807 million bond merely a money grab with no educational value; what citizens must demand of CISD

Conroe ISD behavior after bond election reveals $807 million bond merely a money grab with no educational value; what citizens must demand of CISD

Conroe, May 8 – Although Conroe Independent School District (CISD) had little say immediately after it lost its first bond election in history on Saturday, May 4, 2019, when voters rejected an $807 million bond package and tax hike, CISD has begun to sound off and the sounds portend badly for taxpayers. Clearly, CISD didn’t […]

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 […]

Conroe ISD’s total lying and cheating time has arrived, Part 2 of 3: four leading liberal Board members enjoy property tax appraisal breaks

Conroe ISD’s total lying and cheating time has arrived, Part 2 of 3: four leading liberal Board members enjoy property tax appraisal breaks

Image: If you skirted property tax appraisal increases as these four leading liberals on the Conroe Independent School District’s Board of Trustees have, you’d be smiling too. Left to right: John Husbands, Stephen M. “Skeeter” Hubert, Scott Kidd, Datren Williams, and Superintendent Curtis Null. Conroe, April 22 – For the four leading liberals who have […]

Conroe ISD Board holds emergency meeting, votes to send $1.6 billion bond package to voters on May 7 to finance opening of nuggets restaurants

Conroe, April 1 – The Conroe Independent School District (CISD) Board of Trustees held an emergency Board meeting Saturday night, March 30, 2019, and voted unanimously to send a $1.6 billion bond package to voters on May 7, 2019. The bond package will finance the school district’s purchase and construction of a chain of restaurants […]

Montgomery County Library Director’s insults law enforcement, all citizens with proposed highly-paid marketing librarian

Montgomery County Library Director’s insults law enforcement, all citizens with proposed highly-paid marketing librarian

Image: The days of Marian the Librarian (from “The Music Man”) are long gone. In the Montgomery County government, mean-spirited Library Director Jerilynne Williams seeks to hire a $77,000 “marketing” librarian who will make more money than law enforcement officers who put their lives at risk each day. Conroe, February 26 – Montgomery County Library […]

Montgomery County Library Director Williams seeks to punish taxpayers for Commissioners Court’s decision to eliminate long-term vacancy positions, wants MORE money in middle of budget year

Conroe, February 25 – With the massive variety of sources of information readily available to Americans young and old, it’s not surprising that the Pew Research Center has found a nine percent (9%) decline in library usage across the United States every three year. In Montgomery County, library usage is no different from the national […]