Jones State Forest bill dies in Texas House, forest remains unprotected

Conroe, June 2 – After a bit of a tortured history, Senate Bill 1964, which, as amended, would have protected the Jones State Forest from future commercial development, died in the Texas House of Representatives when the 85th Texas Legislature came to a close. Creighton filed and then altered his proposed legislation State Senator Brandon […]

Creighton announces passage of state government reforms in Texas Senate.

Austin, May 24 – The Texas Senate passed a government reform package. Senate Bill 132 – State Agency Savings – authored by Senator Creighton is an incentive program for agencies to reduce their annual spending. “I was pleased to carry out legislation to amend the State Agency Incentive Program to better encourage state agencies to […]

Guest Editorial: Sage Bill O’Sullivan explains where veterans medical issues stand

I received a phone call yesterday from one of Will Metcalf’s Staffers advising me that the House Concurrent Resolution that Will submitted had passed both Houses unanimously. It advocated Veteran’s being able to be treated by any Facility or Doctor that would accept Veteran Level payments. It specifically supported John McCain’s Bill written for that […]

Township Chairman Bunch, as an individual, endorses Creighton’s substitute Jones State Forest bill

Township Chairman Bunch, as an individual, endorses Creighton’s substitute Jones State Forest bill

Image: Woodlands Township Board Chairman Gordy Bunch. The Woodlands, April 28 – Woodlands Township Board Chairman Gordy Bunch, as an individual, has endorsed the substitute bill for Senate Bill 1964 regarding the W.G. Jones State Forest. The substitute bill provides: …the “entire territory of the Jones State Forest must remain natural, scenic, undeveloped, and open. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Woodlands Township defers consideration of homestead exemption, opposes development of Jones State Forest

The Woodlands, April 26 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors unanimously voted to defer consideration of a property tax homestead exemption for taxpayers in The Woodlands. The Board also voted unanimously to “oppose any development at any time of the Jones State Forest.” Homestead Exemption Several citizens, including representatives of the Montgomery County Tea […]

“A&M won’t advance with any use other than what we see there now,” Senator Creighton tells vocal “Save Jones State Forest” crowd

Conroe, April 9 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) told a vocal “Save Jones Forest” meeting, “A&M won’t advance with any use other than what we see there now” referring to the current use of Jones State Forest along F.M. 1488 in Conroe. In response, the crowded room full of people at the KC […]

Creighton clarifies his precise goal for Jones Forest, provides update on 85th Texas Legislature

The Woodlands, April 3 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) told The Golden Hammer Sunday afternoon, “My goal for the upcoming committee hearing on Senate Bill 1964 would be to restrict the entire forest to its current use, which is undeveloped, until the Texas A&M System talks about its preferences and has a conversation with […]

Creighton, TAMU try to explain Senate Bill 1964, assure the public

Creighton, TAMU try to explain Senate Bill 1964, assure the public

Austin and College Station, March 29 – Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) and Texas A&M University issued statements to attempt to clarify their positions with respect to Senate Bill 1964, which has attracted substantial community opposition in The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, and the area surrounding the W.G. Jones State Forest, which the bill would impact. […]

Senator Creighton’s bill would open W.G. Jones State Forest to “private commercial uses,” but – BREAKING NEWS – Creighton announces later today that he’ll remove that language from the bill

Senator Creighton’s bill would open W.G. Jones State Forest to “private commercial uses,” but – BREAKING NEWS – Creighton announces later today that he’ll remove that language from the bill

Conroe, March 28 – Conroe and area residents are up in arms about Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) who quietly introduced Senate Bill 1964 on March 10, 2017, to little fanfare and no mention in his newsletter or information reports, because the Bill would open the W. Goodrich Jones State Forest to “private commercial uses.” […]