# Montgomery county
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What can the power of generosity do for your community?. A pair of hands holding a small yellow flowerLina Trochet/Unsplash. “People are full of abundance. They want to help but don’t know where to start or how to give,” says Sheena Saydam, a successful realtor and philanthropist in Montgomery County.
True Food Kitchen: Truly Exceptional
Have you tried True Kitchen yet? Located at the Rio Lakefront in Gaithersburg, there isn’t a better location for this dining experience. I had the opportunity to check out the menu and the ambiance during their soft opening last weekend.
MCOHSEM Director Darren Hess Arrested On Tampering With Gov't Documents Charge
CONROE, TX - More details have come in regarding the arrest of Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Darren Hess on Monday afternoon after a warrant was issued out of a TCOLE investigation.
MCPS parents, students, and teachers provide feedback at meeting hosted by interim superintendent
MCPS Interim Superintendent, Dr. Monifa McKnight listening intently to community feedbackHeather Jauquet/Author. On April 20th, staff, parents, students, and board of education members participated in the first in-person community conversation hosted by Montgomery County Public School’s Interim Superintendent, Dr. Monifa McKnight.
MCPS Teachers concerned about a post spring break surge
Students and staff asked to test before returning to the classroom. It’s the end of spring break for Montgomery County Public Schools, and across the county, students and staff are preparing to return to the classrooms. However, before they do, they are asked to send in the results of a rapid home kit provided by the school system.
E&A Dwellings: Dedicated to effortless organization and authentic design for you
Want to feel less stressed? Hire an organizational home decor team to help you. Organized linen closet by E&A DwellingsRachelle DeRamos and Farrah Short from E&A Dwellings/Used with permission.
2022 Property Values: Homeowners Seek Answers In Workshop
NEW CANEY – The Atrium Center was packed for the 2022 Property Tax Workshop to educate Montgomery County residents on their rights regarding property appraisals. With homeowners experiencing double and triple increases in their property values, Chief Appraiser Tony Belinoski and Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae are holding workshops in various parts of the county to explain the state laws affecting property values and the tax rate.
Don't Miss It: EMCID Candidate Forum On April 19th
NEW CANEY, TX – With 9 different candidates running for a place on the East Montgomery County Improvement District Board of Directors, Studio One Three Media/Hank’s Think Tank is hosting a candidate forum for the public to hear from the candidates.
Montgomery Co. Appraisal District Hosting Property Tax Workshops
CONROE, TX – The Montgomery County Central Appraisal District and Montgomery County Tax Office are hosting a series of workshops to discuss property values, property taxes, and ways to protest your appraisals this year.
Texas Rolling Out Additional Funding For Mortgage, Utility Assistance
CONROE, TX - The Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program (TXHAF) is now live and aiming to help Texas residents with grants to pay for past due mortgages, property taxes, HOA fees, and utilities.
Montgomery County Agenda Highlights Issues Important To Taxpayers
CONROE – On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will be making a multitude of decisions regarding future liabilities that could burden Montgomery County taxpayers.
County Investment Income Still Lingers Without Treasurer Involvement
CONROE – During the July 29, 2021 budget workshop, Montgomery County Treasurer Melanie Bush requested an additional entry level employee for the Treasurer’s Office at the cost of $52K per year with benefits.
Montgomery County Investments Need Attention
CONROE, TX – After a series of mistakes and software issues within Montgomery County’s payroll system, the payroll function was removed from the Treasurer’s Office, leaving County Treasurer Melanie Bush focusing on her core statutory duties and county investments.
Love is in the Hair. Welcome to Hair Razors
The Stylists at Hair RazorsJulina Salazar/Used with permission. Nestled unassumingly between a gym and an Indian market is a hidden gem within the Damascus community in Montgomery County. Don't be fooled by the outside, the inside is cozy, friendly, and welcoming. Inside you will be greeted with a friendly smile and a stylish motif with crystal chandeliers, a plush waiting area, and the most comfortable salon chairs.
County Creates Payroll Department; Removes Payroll from Treasurer’s Office
CONROE – Members of the Montgomery County Tea Party, Montgomery County Republican Party, and the Republican Women’s groups packed Commisioners Court on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 to stand in solidarity with County Treasurer Melanie Bush.
County Judge Keough Declared Himself Too Essential To Be Without His Driver’s License
CONROE - It’s common knowledge that County Judge Mark Keough’s driver’s license was suspended from February 24, 2021 through May 24, 2021 as punishment for his DWI guilty plea. However, the terms of his license suspension were recently discovered by the Montgomery County Gazette.
Local Elected Officials Send Letter To TxDOT Over FM 1314 Proposed Medians
PORTER, TX – After a large public movement against the proposed plan to put raised medians along FM 1314 in Porter, more elected officials are stepping forward and sending letters to TxDOT regarding the issues the project could bring to the area.
Gale For Governor? ...And Gale For Senate?
Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale announced his candidacy for PA Governor on Feb. 16th. The announcement came alongside his brother's, Sean Gale, who is running for the United States Senate.
Attendance Records Show Montgomery Co. Representation At HGAC
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – During this election cycle, candidates have raised issues regarding the representation of Montgomery County in organizations such as the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC), which is responsible for dividing up federal, state, and grant funds for road projects in the region. So, the Montgomery County Gazette took a deeper look.