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 […]

Houston family, businesses benefit from World Series run

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros’ victorious World Series run has not only given an emotional boost to a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. It has provided an economic lift as well. And for one Houston family, the journey to a championship led to a financial opportunity that will help their grandparents rebuild after […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Montgomery County Government “For Sale!” Part 3: The ties that bind (CC – MCAD – CISD – SJRA – LSGCD)

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Conroe ISD, San Jacinto River Authority, and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District are tied together through the Four Big Spenders. If the citizens seek smaller government, lower government spending, and, as a result, lower taxes they must unbind themselves from the Six Big Spenders and […]

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 – […]

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been […]

Editorial: A proposed reform measure for the San Jacinto River Authority during the 2019 “Sunset”

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Many residents of Montgomery County believe that the San Jacinto River Authority caused the flooding damage to homes downstream during Tropical Storm Harvey by increasing by a massive quantity the amount of water discharged from the Lake Conroe Dam, by failing to warn residents downstream that SJRA was about to release […]