SJRA fails to ID worst flaw in secretive Sunset “self-evaluation” report

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 18 – The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) prepared a “Self Evaluation Report” submitted to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission of the Texas Legislature on August 30, 2019. SJRA has carefully guarded the report and attempted to keep it secret. Nonetheless, the investigative team at The Golden Hammer, Montgomery […]

Guest Report: Rafael de la Flor, Residential water disruptions appear on horizon from SJRA pipe burst

Guest Report: Rafael de la Flor, Residential water disruptions appear on horizon from SJRA pipe burst

Image: Clearly, the water delivery system in Montgomery County has major problems. This swollen and broken pipe in Harper’s Landing appears with a political push card of candidate Jon Bouche, who is running for Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman, with the push card providing the scale for the photograph. Rafael de la Flor, Guest Reporter […]

Bill “The Sage” O’Sullivan speaks the truth about SJRA from hospital

Bill “The Sage” O’Sullivan speaks the truth about SJRA from hospital

Image: Kilo the Dog visited Bill O’Sullivan, the “Sage” of Montgomery County, on Monday, September 9, 2019, at TIRR Memorial Hermann where O’Sullivan is recovering from brain surgery resulting from an accidental fall three weeks ago. The Woodlands, September 11 – Bill O’Sullivan, Montgomery County’s “Sage,” spoke the truth about the San Jacinto River Authority […]

San Jacinto River Authority, Montgomery County Emergency Management, Harris County Flood Control remind public of available alerts

Conroe, August 30 – Midway through hurricane season, the San Jacinto River Authority, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management (MCOEM), and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) remind residents of Montgomery, Harris, and surrounding counties of available water level, rainfall, and emergency alerts. SJRA communicates weather updates via email, SMS, or voice calls. SJRA limited […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court indefinitely defers proposal to require onsite detention for every real estate development

Conroe, August 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously deferred a proposal by new County Engineer Jeff Johnson to require onsite detention for every real estate development in the County. Johnson had proposed a major change to the Montgomery County Drainage Criteria Manual “to discontinue allowing flood routing studies to be performed in lieu […]

County Engineer proposes controversial onsite detention requirement for all future real estate developments for Tuesday, August 27, Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe and Montgomery County, August 27 – After Tropical Storm Harvey resulted in enormous flooding of southeast Texas, particularly East Montgomery County, Kingwood, and the neighborhoods around Lake Houston, the finger-pointing began. On August 25, 2018, Harris County voters approved $2.5 billion in bonds for flood damage reduction projects in Harris County. In Montgomery County, […]

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District adopts lower spending budget, reduces groundwater pumpage fees, while Director Hardman slams San Jacinto River Authority for raising water prices

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District adopts lower spending budget, reduces groundwater pumpage fees, while Director Hardman slams San Jacinto River Authority for raising water prices

Image: The first citizen-elected Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, shown during the oath of office ceremony on November 16, 2018, was true to its word to reduce government spending in passing their first budget for Fiscal Year 2020. Shown are, from left to right, State Representative Will Metcalf, Republican of […]

University of Houston study shows no linkage between deep groundwater production and subsidence in Montgomery County

Montgomery County, July 25 – While neither property rights advocates, Board members of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, nor San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston and his pro-surface water allies have mentioned it, there’s actually an extremely important scientific article which appeared in the International Journal of Geophysics, a highly-respected academic journal, concerning […]

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to appeal TWDB bureaucratic ruling, votes to move back towards transparency

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to appeal TWDB bureaucratic ruling, votes to move back towards transparency

Image: Geologist Mike Thornhill presented a proposal, which he and geohydrologist Bob Harden prepared, to begin a comprehensive study of the interaction between groundwater pumpage and subsidence in Montgomery County, to the Lone Star Groundwater District Board of Directors at their Tuesday, July 9, 2019, meeting. The Board accepted the proposal to begin the study […]

Water: Identifying the real tragedy

Water: Identifying the real tragedy

Image: Source: Chido Onumah. Montgomery County, July 8 – What is the water problem in Montgomery County? Why are our water bills so high? Why is there so much litigation involving water and government entities involved in water? How does subsidence relate to these issues? The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper finished a […]

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