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 […]

Emergency Management Director Hess provides bleak Harvey/SJRA flooding disaster update to Commissioners Court

Conroe, October 15 – Emergency Management Director Darren Hess presented a bleak disaster recovery update to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, with respect to the Tropical Storm Harvey/San Jacinto River Authority flooding. As Hess presented the report, Woodloch Mayor Diane Lincoln broke into tears on the front row, as […]

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 […]

Citizens set the San Jacinto River Authority straight about Harvey flooding, SJRA Board meeting, Part 2: Where’s the “common sense”?

Citizens set the San Jacinto River Authority straight about Harvey flooding, SJRA Board meeting, Part 2: Where’s the “common sense”?

Image: National Hurricance Center graphic map, dated August 13, 2017, predicting formation of a major storm heading westward from the Lesser Antilles gathering strength through tropical depression number 8 and going towards the Gulf Coast. Conroe, October 2 – At the San Jacinto River Authority’s Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017, the first […]

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 – […]

Two Harvey-related letters that should make us all feel a little better

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The flooding of this area from Tropical Storm Harvey and the San Jacinto River Authority devastated our community between August 28 and September 1, 2017. Montgomery County volunteers came out by the thousands to do the work to help our neighbors, friends, and family after the terrible largely man-made flooding. The Golden Hammer received […]

Woodloch’s Mayor Diane Lincoln: “Something’s got to be done to stop SJRA from opening those [flood] gates any time they want!”

Conroe, September 17 – “Something’s got to be done to stop SJRA from opening those [flood] gates any time that they want,” Diane Lincoln, Mayor of the Town of Woodloch, told the Montgomery County Commissioners Court during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Woodloch is 8 miles southeast of Conroe, east of Interstate […]