Almost four months after Harvey, San Jacinto River Authority still takes no action “to provide flood control”

Conroe, December 15 – The San Jacinto River Authority (“SJRA”) Board of Directors met for the first time in two months on December 14, 2017, at 8:05 a.m., and failed even to include any mention of SJRA’s statutory duty “to provide flood control” on the meeting agenda. Instead, the SJRA Board approved: financial statements; a […]

The Woodlands’ Howard Hughes-Developed Lots Flooded at 35 Times Greater Rate

Don Hickey, Special Guest Writer to The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, December 9 – Homes developed in the Creekside Park West neighborhood on lots prepared by Howard Hughes Corporation (“HHC”), current owner of The Woodlands master-planned community, flooded at a rate 35 times greater during Hurricane Harvey than previously existing homes here, according to a group of […]

SJRA cheers dismissal of lawsuit against Sabine River Authority arising from March 2016 flood

Conroe, December 1 – San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) General Manager Jace Houston lauded what he called “an excellent ruling” from the 163rd District Court of Orange County, Texas, which dismissed a flooding lawsuit against the Sabine River Authority (SRA), arising out of flooding in March, 2016, which Houston believes is very similar to the […]

Clark working to bring $3 million of grants to mitigate flooding, drainage problems

Conroe, November 30 – A lively crowd of Precinct 4 residents, mostly from the Allendale neighborhood and from River Oaks Drive, expressed enormous gratitude and excitement when Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark announced that, with the assistance of Montgomery County Community Development Director Dr. Joanne Ducharme, he has located $3 million of federal community […]

SJRA President Tisdale, VP Koetting conciliatory regarding downstream flooding, while citizens express concerns at board meeting

Conroe, October 27 – San Jacinto River Authority Board President Lloyd Tisdale and Vice President Fred Koetting struck a conciliatory tone during the October 26, 2017, Board of Directors meeting at the SJRA’s Board Room next to the Lake Conroe Dam. It’s unclear whether SJRA will focus more on its duty “to provide flood control” […]

Montgomery County Judge Doyal provides false testimony to Senate Committee re flood study, then issues press release bragging about it

Montgomery County Judge Doyal provides false testimony to Senate Committee re flood study, then issues press release bragging about it

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal provided false testimony to Texas Senate State Affairs Committee that the Montgomery County government has committed to fund the Phase 2 flood mitigation study on October 25, 2017. Austin and Conroe, October 25 – In his effort to pander to the engineers and vendors who give him almost all of […]

Doyal, his engineering vendor cohorts seek to recharacterize San Jacinto River Authority Phase 1 study, shift cost burden to County government for Phase 2

Doyal, his engineering vendor cohorts seek to recharacterize San Jacinto River Authority Phase 1 study, shift cost burden to County government for Phase 2

Image: Map showing the flood protection study, phases I and II. The map shows that SJRA did not intend to include the East Fork of the San Jacinto River in the Phase 1 study originally, although Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Emergency Management Director Darren Hess claimed on October 24 that it does. (Map courtesy […]

Houston Councilman Parker blames San Jacinto River Authority for “bald-faced lies,” former Representative Toth questions SJRA’s truthfulness

Houston and Conroe, October 24 – Houston City Councilman, who represents District E, which is the Kingwood-North Houston area, accused the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) for “a bald-faced lie” when SJRA claimed on its website and elsewhere after the Harvey storm that “they meet regularly to prepare for storm events.” Martin questioned Harris County […]

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 […]

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