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 […]

Afternoon Extra! The Golden Hammer Publisher files suit against SJRA to seek withheld downstream flooding planning documents

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, October 17 – The Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, as Publisher and individually, filed suit against the San Jacinto River Authority (“SJRA”) to seek a writ of mandamus to compel SJRA to release portions of two documents SJRA has admitted are the only flood control and downstream mitigation […]

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 […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: Creighton announces major addition of SJRA to Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Monday at EMCID Building in New Caney at 9 a.m.

BREAKING NEWS! New Caney, Conroe, and Austin, October 13 – State Senator Brandon Creight (R-Conroe) announced after midnight that the hearing of the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs on the East Montgomery County Improvement District Building on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 9 a.m., will include representatives of the San Jacinto […]

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

Image: On October 12, 2017, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley asked precisely the right question to engineer Sam Hinojosa of Halff Associates, Inc., the engineering firm doing a $2 million study for the San Jacinto River Authority, which many hold responsible for much of the flooding downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam during […]

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

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 […]

Longtime local engineer Ron Saikowski, P.E., harshly criticizes San Jacinto River Authority’s, County’s handling of Harvey storm, Lake Conroe: have high property tax appraisal policies overtaken flood control and safety policies?

Longtime local engineer Ron Saikowski, P.E., harshly criticizes San Jacinto River Authority’s, County’s handling of Harvey storm, Lake Conroe: have high property tax appraisal policies overtaken flood control and safety policies?

Image: This graph from San Jacinto River Authority General Manager’s presentation during the Board of Directors meeting on September 28, 2017, reveals the failure of the SJRA to utilize all of Lake Conroe’s full water storage capacity. Conroe, October 4 – Longtime local engineer Ron Saikowski, P.E., harshly criticized the San Jacinto River Authority 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 […]

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