Embattled San Jacinto River Authority ignores state agency’s admonishment to study Lake Conroe sedimentation rates carefully

Conroe, February 2 – Despite admonishment from the Texas Water Development Board, the rogue San Jacinto River Authority (TWDB) has ignored the need to conduct careful studies of the sedimentation rate in Lake Conroe. The admonishment came in a 2012 study with the enticing title, “Volumetric and Sedimentation Survey of LAKE CONROE June – August […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guest Editorial: Bob Bagley speaks out on the federal flood study the Commissioners Court voted to support

Bob Bagley, GUEST COLUMNIST I witnessed the Big Thompson Canyon Flood of 1976 in Colorado. After that flood warning devices were installed throughout the area. How many hurricanes and storms have caused flooding here since that time and what remediation has been accomplished? When we continue to do what we’ve always done, we continue to […]

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 […]

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?

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. […]

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