County Judge Doyal displays Harvey callousness, lies to commercial realtors about Tx-249 Tollway

County Judge Doyal displays Harvey callousness, lies to commercial realtors about Tx-249 Tollway

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (left, but then-County Commissioner, Precinct 2) with Jay Adams, August 2, 2013. Conroe, November 10 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal delivered a speech to the Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, which made many of the realtors and businesspeople in attendance wonder […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commissioners Court examines Tropical Storm Harvey/San Jacinto River Authority flooding numbers, debris removal

Conroe, September 27 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae and County Emergency Management Director Darren Hess provided the Montgomery County Commissioners Court some sad numbers concerning the number of homes and families’ lives destroyed when Tropical Storm Harvey and the San Jacinto River Authority joined to flood Montgomery County. Hess told the Commissioners Court: […]

BREAKING NEWS: Conroe ISD votes 5 to 2 against reappraisals for flood-damaged homes

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 19 – The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trusteess voted 5 to 2 against permitting reappraisals for flood-damaged homes of taxpayers within the jurisdiction of the Conroe Independent School District. The two board members who voted in favor of reappraisals and providing tax relief to flood victims were Board President Melanie […]

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, left, and State Representative and candidate for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, right. Conroe, September 15 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, recognized the County government leaders who reduced their departmental spending for the coming Fiscal Year 2018 Budget along with the two members of the […]

EXTRA! Precinct 2 Commissioner Candidate Parker joins CISD President Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of Harvey-damaged properties

Conroe, September 14 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker, who is challenging incumbent Commissioner Charlie Riley in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election joined Conroe Independent School District Board President Melanie Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of all Tropical Storm Harvey-damaged properties. “I call for all taxing entities attached to the […]