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.” […]

River Plantation homeowners’ association denies flood victims temporary FEMA housing during rebuilding of their homes

Conroe, November 3 – Hundreds of residents of River Plantation subdivision are extremely upset with the River Plantation Community Improvement Association (RPCIA), the homeowners association in the deed-restricted neighborhood, because RPCIA won’t allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers to bring temporary housing trailers into the subdivision […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crowder Gulf continues to disappoint citizens, County government in Harvey debris removal

Conroe, October 14 – Two members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court complained to Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Darren Hess during the Court’s October 10, 2017, meeting, that Crowder Gulf, the company to which the County government awarded a $2 million contract for disaster relief services. Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack said to […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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