BREAKING NEWS! San Jacinto River Authority totally failed to plan for flooding, as secret “Emergency Action Plan” reveals

BREAKING NEWS! San Jacinto River Authority totally failed to plan for flooding, as secret “Emergency Action Plan” reveals

Image: The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, pressed the scofflaw San Jacinto River Authority for all of its “flood control” plans, and, after four (4) years of litigation, finally obtained them after a mire of lawsuits and appeals. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 9 – The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) finally […]

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer sets tomorrow (June 9) to release San Jacinto River Authority’s Emergency Action Plan after almost 4-year court fight

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, will release to the public the San Jacinto River Authority’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) after this newspaper prevailed in an almost four year long court battle to obtain the crucial public information. Eric Yollick, Editor-in-Chief, said, “We’ll release SJRA’s documents […]

San Jacinto River Authority loses all appeals to The Golden Hammer, must turn over “engineering” documents related to downstream flooding; river authority complains about “It’s Hammer Time” show in other case

San Jacinto River Authority loses all appeals to The Golden Hammer, must turn over “engineering” documents related to downstream flooding; river authority complains about “It’s Hammer Time” show in other case

Image: The Golden Hammer‘s Editorial Board celebrated the public’s victory over the secretive San Jacinto River Authority after all of the scofflaw river authority’s appeals ran out in the dispute over this newspaper’s request for all engineering plans prepared for the operation of the Lake Conroe Dam with respect to reducing flooding downstream. The Golden Hammer Staff […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to take no action regarding subsidence

A cross-section of the groundwater aquifers under Montgomery County. Source: United States Geological Survey. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 28 – On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court addressed an agenda item on subsidence, the issue which has become a major controversy between Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) and […]

BREAKING NEWS! Governor Abbott appoints Buick to SJRA Board, as citizens await to see if more politics or reform

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, April 26 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Republican political activist Stacey Buick to the Board of Directors of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) this morning. Buick’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Texas Senate. For decades, Montgomery County citizens have suffered gubernatorial […]

San Jacinto River Authority loses major appeal over Harvey flooding in Texas Supreme Court, as quagmire of litigation looks to sink scofflaw river authority

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, April 21 – Spending approximately $10 million in legal fees and expenses during the fiscal year ending August 31, 2021, the scofflaw San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) lost a major appeal in the Supreme Court of Texas on Friday. In an eight (8) to one (1) decision, […]

Guest writer Harry Hardman, “What are Desired Future Conditions? Understanding the LSGCD’s Plan for Managing Groundwater”

Harry Hardman, Guest Writer, The Golden Hammer Montgomery County, April 19 – 2021 is a big year for Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). Not just because it is our 20th anniversary but because this year, we are charged by the state to look ahead, plan for what we want the aquifers to look like in […]

Representative King seeks to protect river authorities, such as SJRA, in dark shadows, with House Bill 3933

Austin, March 22 – State Representative Tracy King, an environmentalist who is one of the most grave enemies of private property rights in Texas, introduced House Bill 3933 on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The legislation would remove all river authorities, including the scofflaw San Jacinto River  Authority (SJRA), from all “sunset” review by the Texas […]

The Golden Hammer, Yollick celebrate “Sunshine Week” with victory over San Jacinto River Authority in Court of Appeals!

The Golden Hammer, Yollick celebrate “Sunshine Week” with victory over San Jacinto River Authority in Court of Appeals!

Image: Guillaume Courteois, “David and Goliath,” 1650-1660, Oil on Canvas, Palazzo del Conservatori, Rome. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Beaumont, March 19 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, and its Editor Eric Yollick celebrated “Sunshine Week,” March 14 to 20, in honor of open government with a victory in the Beaumont […]

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