Woodlands Township’s tax increase reveals Board’s focus on power consolidation regardless of residents’ suffering during pandemic

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, August 25 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors raised taxes substantially as part of their continuing efforts to increase their political power by incorporating The Woodlands as a city, the referendum for which they’ve now set as a ballot referendum in the November 2, 2021, General Election. […]

Woodlands Township Board puts incorporation as a city with huge tax increase projections on November 2 ballot

Woodlands Township Board puts incorporation as a city with huge tax increase projections on November 2 ballot

Image: MASSIVE TAX INCREASE: The Woodlands Township Board released a financial model on Friday, August 13, 2021, showing huge increases in taxation (“revenue”) and in government spending, if residents vote to incorporate The Woodlands as a city on the November 2, 2021, ballot. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, August 16 – On Friday, […]

Woodlands Township draws criticism for sinking $5K taxes into public relations float contract without discussion in open Board meeting

Woodlands Township draws criticism for sinking $5K taxes into public relations float contract without discussion in open Board meeting

Image: Is this expenditure where you want your hard-earned tax dollars to go? The same company, A to Z Events, Inc., which constructed this beautiful float, received a $5,000 contract to construct a float for the Woodlands Township to permit them to brag about the Monarch butterflies, swan boats, and other amenities of the Woodlands […]

Montgomery County, Woodlands Township in warlike feeding frenzy over CARES Act funds: Noack said, “I think an apology should be issued”

Montgomery County, Woodlands Township in warlike feeding frenzy over CARES Act funds: Noack said, “I think an apology should be issued”

Image: Wild dogs tearing apart a baby oryx accurately depict the appearance of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on March 9 and the Woodlands Township Board on February 24, 2021, when they fought with each other and leveled harsh accusations in a fight over CARES Act funds. Bunch accused the Montgomery County government of “theft,” […]

Three dominant political action committees in Woodlands Township election beg question: is the incorporation question just a power grab?

Three dominant political action committees in Woodlands Township election beg question: is the incorporation question just a power grab?

Image: One side of the Woodlands Township Future PAC’s mailer for the November 3, 2020, General Election, in which four Woodlands Township Board of Directors seats are up for election. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, October 29 – Three political action committees now seem focused on the question of whether The Woodlands should […]

Woodlands Township’s contract for horse patrols sows confusion about non-public safety function

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, September 15 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors has received recent criticism from residents who want the quaint mounted patrols to continue in the Town Center area of the giant subdivision. Clearly, however, the actual contract for the Alpha and Omega Mounted Patrol, the national company providing […]

Special Reporter Shirley corrects Courier’s poor journalism re Woodlands Township election

Charles Shirley, Special Reporter to The Golden Hammer Yesterday’s Conroe Courier had an article by Jeff Forward about the five candidates for The Woodlands Township races who filed on the last day of filing.  See “5-new-hopefuls-round-out-candidate-slate.” One of the former candidates was Amanda Beth Beasley née Cockrell (who has since been kicked off the Township […]

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 […]

Editorial: For salaries of $178,134.34 per year, it’s time for Montgomery County Commissioners to do their job!

Editorial: For salaries of $178,134.34 per year, it’s time for Montgomery County Commissioners to do their job!

Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer It’s truly unbelievable. Why can’t the County Commissioners and the Montgomery County Judge do their jobs? They surely are able to collect their paychecks. We pay members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court $178,134.34 per year in salaries. In addition to that, they receive $71,788.14 in annual benefits, for […]

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