Guest Editorial: John Hill Wertz, Commissioners Court unprepared for Harvey disaster, volunteers save the day

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: John Hill Wertz lives in Commissioners Precinct 2, serves as the GOP Precinct Chair in Voting Precinct 69, and is the Chairman of the Montgomery County Tea Party’s Vetting Committee. Wertz provided some of the following comments during a citizen comment to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 26, 2017. This Guest […]

Commissioners Court examines Tropical Storm Harvey/San Jacinto River Authority flooding numbers, debris removal

Conroe, September 27 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae and County Emergency Management Director Darren Hess provided the Montgomery County Commissioners Court some sad numbers concerning the number of homes and families’ lives destroyed when Tropical Storm Harvey and the San Jacinto River Authority joined to flood Montgomery County. Hess told the Commissioners Court: […]

BREAKING NEWS: Montgomery County Hospital District votes reappraisals for flood-damaged homes!

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 26 – The Montgomery County Hospital District voted unanimously this afternoon at its regular monthly Board of Directors meeting to permit reappraisals of flood-damaged homes in Montgomery County in order to ease the tax burden on those whom Tropical Storm Harvey or the San Jacinto River Authority or both damaged. Board […]

Woodloch’s Mayor Diane Lincoln: “Something’s got to be done to stop SJRA from opening those [flood] gates any time they want!”

Conroe, September 17 – “Something’s got to be done to stop SJRA from opening those [flood] gates any time that they want,” Diane Lincoln, Mayor of the Town of Woodloch, told the Montgomery County Commissioners Court during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Woodloch is 8 miles southeast of Conroe, east of Interstate […]

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 […]

EXTRA! Precinct 2 Commissioner Candidate Parker joins CISD President Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of Harvey-damaged properties

Conroe, September 14 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker, who is challenging incumbent Commissioner Charlie Riley in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election joined Conroe Independent School District Board President Melanie Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of all Tropical Storm Harvey-damaged properties. “I call for all taxing entities attached to the […]

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe ISD Board President Melanie Bush calls for reappraisals of Harvey-affected properties

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 14 – Conroe Independent School District Board President Melanie Bush, who is also running as a reformer for Montgomery County Treasurer against an “establishment” incumbent, called for reappraisal of all flood-affected properties within the CISD boundaries. The Texas Tax Code allows for such reappraisals after a disaster of the magnitude of […]

County debris removal vendor Lyman Ramsay to Montgomery County Commissioners Court: “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies”

County debris removal vendor Lyman Ramsay to Montgomery County Commissioners Court: “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies”

Image: CrowderGulf Vice President Lyman Ramsay addressed the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 12, 2017, concerning the sharp practices among dump truck drivers and operators who are profiteering from the Tropical Storm Harvey disaster. Conroe, September 12 – “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies told than what I’ve seen in […]

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 […]