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 […]

In race for “Most Stupid Lawsuit Ever Filed,” it’s close between San Jacinto River Authority (State of Texas versus State of Texas) and JP James Metts (Montgomery County suing itself)

In race for “Most Stupid Lawsuit Ever Filed,” it’s close between San Jacinto River Authority (State of Texas versus State of Texas) and JP James Metts (Montgomery County suing itself)

Conroe, New Caney, and Austin, December 7 – In the race for the “most stupid lawsuit ever filed,” the San Jacinto River Authority just filed a lawsuit in Travis County against Attorney General Ken Paxton – the State of Texas versus the State of Texas – that rivals the waste of taxpayer dollars of Montgomery […]

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 […]

Secret deliberations mar Montgomery County Commissioners Court, City of Shenandoah, San Jacinto River Authority meetings

Secret deliberations mar Montgomery County Commissioners Court, City of Shenandoah, San Jacinto River Authority meetings

Conroe and Shenandoah, November 21 – Corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport once said, “We need to get rid of the Texas Open Meetings Act so we can start to get business done.” Davenport’s comment is the antithesis of the law in Texas, which clearly provides in Section 551.001 of the Texas Government Code (the […]

Senator Brandon Creighton about SJRA-caused flooding: “I’m going to stay on top of that and make sure it doesn’t happen again”

Conroe, November 8 – On Monday, November 6, 2017, State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, speaking to a capacity crowd at the Montgomery County Tea Party meeting about the San Jacinto River Authority-induced flooding during Tropical Storm Harvey, said, “I’m going to stay on top of that and make sure it doesn’t happen again.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

San Jacinto River Authority’s $2 million engineering contract firm reveals ignorance of location of San Jacinto River watershed (area SJRA’s responsibility for flood control)

Conroe, October 19 – The engineer leading the Halff Associates, Inc.’s $2 million flooding study for the embattled San Jacinto River Authority (“SJRA”) revealed a frightening ignorance of the geographic location of the San Jacinto River watershed, the area of SJRA’s responsibility “to provide flood control” under its Enabling Act which created SJRA. “The San […]

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