Image: Circular calendar with Mayan holidays (which John Wertz and his family no doubt celebrate)
Conroe and Austin, May 11 – Over the course of the next few weeks, there are several important events of which conservative activists should be vigilant. Of course, every Friday at 12 noon (with encore presentations thereafter), “It’s Hammer Time” airs on MCP.TV on Facebook Live and YouTube. Every Wednesday, “This Week in Montgomery County Politics” airs on the same network at noon (also with encore presentations).
Here are some other events occurring over the next few days:
Monday, May 13, 10 a.m., State Capitol – The Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Elections, will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 1569, vital legislation which has already passed the Texas Senate and which would greatly limit the ability of school districts to use public funds to support bond referendums.
The Texas Legislature only has two weeks left.
Monday, May 13, 6 p.m., Oak Ridge North City Hall – The Oak Ridge North City Council will meet. Three City Council members will take the Oath of Office. The Council will elect a Mayor Pro Tem. The Council also will discuss the purchase of some real estate parcels on Robinson Road in an executive session.
Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 a.m., Sadler Administration Building (County Government) – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet to spend a lot of tax dollars.
Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m., CISD Administration Office – The Conroe Independent School District Board of Directors will hold a special board meeting to canvass the votes from the May 4, 2019, referendum. The Agenda for the Board meeting also has an item “Executive Session” but fails to identify the topic of the Executive Session. What the notice does, however, is list every Section of the Texas Government Code which authorizes an Executive Session. In other words, the intent to ensure the public has no idea what the topic of the Executive Session will be.
As such, the Executive Session will be illegal. Any Board member who participates in the illegal Executive Session will commit a violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
After the special board meeting has ended – along with the illegal “Executive Session” – the Conroe ISD intends to hold a “workshop.”
Although the notice states that it somehow concerns the 2019 bond referendum, it also makes clear that “no official business will be conducted.” The definition of “official business” under Chapter 552 of the Texas Government code is “any matter over which a governmental body has any authority, administrative duties, or advisory duties.”
Since the board will discuss the 2019 Bond Referendum but will not conduct any “official business,” one must surmise that the Board will discuss manufacturing “I Lost the Bond” T-shirts or, perhaps, filing criminal charges against any person involved in hiring or paying PBK Architects to provide political consulting services for the 2019 Bond Referendum, as it is arguable those two actions are not within the “authority, administrative duties, or advisory duties” of Conroe ISD.
Wednesday, May 15, 12 noon, MCP.TV – “This Week in Montgomery County Politics” starring Bill Brenza and Jon Bouche.
Friday, May 17, 12 noon, MCP.TV – “It’s Hammer Time.”
Monday, May 20, 6:30 p.m., Church @ 242 – The Montgomery County Tea Party will meet.