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 […]

SJRA accuses Kingwood officials of lies and misrepresentations

Conroe, September 15 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading newspaper, is, of course, the picture of objectivity and bastion of no-bias reporting. Therefore, we are publishing the following statement from the San Jacinto River Authority. Several aspects of the statement contradict the video which the SJRA released on September 1, 2017. That’s their choice. When […]

I am a conservative. Are you?

I am a conservative. Are you?

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer I am a conservative. Are you? Let’s define the term “conservative.” A conservative believes the following: Free markets and limited government. Government’s purpose is limited to national security, law enforcement, and enforcing contracts. Government should never plan any aspect of the economy. Government, when necessary, should only be good government. […]

Creighton, Toth, Huberty call for investigation into SJRA, possible sunsetting

Conroe, The Woodlands, and Kingwood, September 10 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), State Representative Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood), and former State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) have called for an investigation in the Texas Legislature of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). Creighton has added that he’s glad the SJRA is up for sunset review […]

Judge Doyal’s excellent comment highlights outstanding presentation at SJRA on flood studies

Conroe, June 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s comment on a major community misconception about flooding highlighted an outstanding presentation by consultants to the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) on the Flood Protection Study and Flood Early Warning System Project. The meeting occurred at the SJRA’s Boardroom overlooking the beautiful Lake Conroe Dam (the […]

Melder or Councill Are Right for LSGCD Board Position

Conroe, February 14 – Today, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is interviewing candidates for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, a local regulatory body firmly under the control of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) which engages in monopolistic practices to drive the price of its surface water into the stratosphere. LSGCD has become a […]

Commissioners Court to Interview, Appoint Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board Candidates

Conroe, February 12 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting after the conclusion of the regular Court meeting at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, to interview and take appropriate action regarding the appointment of a Board of Directors member for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). Several candidates with very […]

Steganography on Display: County Judge Doyal, Chief of Staff Fredricks Late-Friday Commissioners Court Agenda, Consisting of 16 Pages and 2,274 Pages of Backup Documents; Impossible for Commissioners, Public to Have Meaningful Notice

Conroe, February 12 – Without providing any advance information to the rest of the Commissioners Court or the public, County Judge Craig Doyal and his Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks posted an agenda for the February 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting with 2,274 pages of backup. Clearly, Doyal and Fredricks seek to prevent […]