Proposed $1.25 million flood study raises numerous concerns about SJRA, Commissioners Court, and feds

Conroe, October 20 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously at the October 10, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting to authorized County Judge Craig Doyal to write a letter to United States Congressman Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) requesting $1.25 million of federal government funding to conduct a flood mitigation study for Montgomery County. In its […]

Editorial: it’s time to pay the SJRA a visit, so c’mon, everybody – Thursday, October 26, 7:30 A.M., 1577 Dam Site Road, Conroe

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The San Jacinto River Authority expected a giant crowd of people at its September monthly board meeting. They even had Constable Philip Cash and his entire team show up as the police protection. Instead, only a few people from River Plantation and a couple of others showed up. They had a […]

Senator Creighton rips SJRA, General Manager Jace Houston: “I’m embarrassed the public has to hear that answer”

Senator Creighton rips SJRA, General Manager Jace Houston: “I’m embarrassed the public has to hear that answer”

Image: State Senator Brandon Creighton (center in dark suit), Republican of Conroe, cross-examined San Jacinto River Authority General Jace Houston during the Senate Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs Committee hearing at the East Montgomery County Improvement District in New Caney on Monday, October 16, 2017. New Caney, October 17 – State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican […]

BREAKING NEWS: Creighton announces major addition of SJRA to Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Monday at EMCID Building in New Caney at 9 a.m.

BREAKING NEWS! New Caney, Conroe, and Austin, October 13 – State Senator Brandon Creight (R-Conroe) announced after midnight that the hearing of the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs on the East Montgomery County Improvement District Building on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 9 a.m., will include representatives of the San Jacinto […]

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

Image: On October 12, 2017, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley asked precisely the right question to engineer Sam Hinojosa of Halff Associates, Inc., the engineering firm doing a $2 million study for the San Jacinto River Authority, which many hold responsible for much of the flooding downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam during […]

Guest Editorial: Bob Bagley speaks out on the federal flood study the Commissioners Court voted to support

Bob Bagley, GUEST COLUMNIST I witnessed the Big Thompson Canyon Flood of 1976 in Colorado. After that flood warning devices were installed throughout the area. How many hurricanes and storms have caused flooding here since that time and what remediation has been accomplished? When we continue to do what we’ve always done, we continue to […]

Longtime local engineer Ron Saikowski, P.E., harshly criticizes San Jacinto River Authority’s, County’s handling of Harvey storm, Lake Conroe: have high property tax appraisal policies overtaken flood control and safety policies?

Longtime local engineer Ron Saikowski, P.E., harshly criticizes San Jacinto River Authority’s, County’s handling of Harvey storm, Lake Conroe: have high property tax appraisal policies overtaken flood control and safety policies?

Image: This graph from San Jacinto River Authority General Manager’s presentation during the Board of Directors meeting on September 28, 2017, reveals the failure of the SJRA to utilize all of Lake Conroe’s full water storage capacity. Conroe, October 4 – Longtime local engineer Ron Saikowski, P.E., harshly criticized the San Jacinto River Authority and […]

Harvey flooding dominates San Jacinto River Authority’s first meeting after the disaster: Part 1 of 2, SJRA’s view

Harvey flooding dominates San Jacinto River Authority’s first meeting after the disaster: Part 1 of 2, SJRA’s view

Image: San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston (center, dark suit) looks somberly at the audience just before 7:30 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017, as the first SJRA Board of Directors meeting since the Harvey flooding was about to begin at the opulent Board Room overlooking the Lake Conroe Dam. Conroe, September 29 – […]

San Jacinto River Authority to hold first meeting Thursday since Harvey flood exacerbation

Conroe, September 27 – The San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors will hold its first meeting since the Tropical Storm Harvey flood exacerbation on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at what seems like the purposefully-inconvenient time of 7:30 a.m. Business as usual: la-dee-dah, la-dee-dah There is nothing on the agenda posted for the meeting which […]

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