San Jacinto River Authority, Enemy of the People: Part 5 of 5, how citizens can make a difference NOW, as all await Governor’s appointment of three Board members

San Jacinto River Authority, Enemy of the People: Part 5 of 5, how citizens can make a difference NOW, as all await Governor’s appointment of three Board members

Image: The Texas Sunset Commission and the 87th Texas Legislature may hold the key to true reform of the San Jacinto River Authority, the enemy of the people of the San Jacinto River watershed and those families and businesses who live downstream from it. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, November 18 – The […]

San Jacinto River Authority, Enemy of the People: Part 4 of 5, Taxpayer-Funded lobbying to fight pro-citizen reforms

San Jacinto River Authority, Enemy of the People: Part 4 of 5, Taxpayer-Funded lobbying to fight pro-citizen reforms

Image: Nothing defeats government reform more effectively than taxpayer-funded lobbying. The San Jacinto River Authority, the enemy of the people, has engaged in taxpayer-funded lobbying for a long, long time. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, November 17 – During the 87th Texas Legislature, which commences on January 12, 2021, the San Jacinto […]

“It’s Hammer Time” to host former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder on “sunset” of San Jacinto River Authority

Bill Brenza, Special Reporter to The Golden Hammer Montgomery County, November 13 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live and YouTube show at MCP.TV airing at 12 noon today, Friday, November 13, 2020, will feature former Conroe Mayor and former Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) President Webb Melder. The show will discuss the […]

San Jacinto River Authority, Enemy Of The People: Part 3 Of 5 – Efforts to monopolize retail water sales, driving up residential water bills

San Jacinto River Authority, Enemy Of The People: Part 3 Of 5 – Efforts to monopolize retail water sales, driving up residential water bills

Image: While Monopoly is a fun game, it’s against the law to monopolize under the federal Sherman Antitrust Act, the basis of Quadvest, L.P.’s and Woodland Oak Utility’s lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). It’s unclear whether Parker Brothers sought to depict SJRA General Manager Jace Houston in the picture in the middle […]

Groundwater producers, owners calls for common sense groundwater regulation in letter to Texas House members

Publisher’s Note: Webb Melder, former Mayor of Conroe and former President of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, wrote a letter on September 25, 2020, to members of the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee. This article contains an excerpt of part of his letter, which Melder wrote on behalf of the Texas Association […]

Guest Editorial, Former Conroe Mayor, LSGCD Director Webb Melder: Water facts everyone should know

Webb Melder, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer There are some basic facts about why water prices in Montgomery County are so high. Number One. United States District Judge Vanessa Gilmore has ordered an anti-monopoly lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), to proceed in the United States District Court  in Houston. Judge Gilmore noted that […]

SJRA assures public no releases from Lake Conroe Dam expected; beware

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 26 – The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) issued a press release this morning that “no reservoir releases are expected” during Hurricane Laura. In 2017 during Hurricane Harvey in the same week of the year as now, SJRA flooded areas downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam by release […]

San Jacinto River Authority, Halff Associates drainage study calls spending over $3 Billion on flood reduction, mitigation

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 14 – The San Jacinto River Authority’s (SJRA) consulting engineering firm, Halff Associates, through its Water Resources Director Terry Barr, presented a flood reduction study on Thursday, August 13, 2020, which calls for spending over $3 Billion on 16 major detention facilities and channel projects in Montgomery County, […]

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