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 […]

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 4 Of 4: LSGCD, Property Rights advocates present their view of subsidence

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 4 Of 4: LSGCD, Property Rights advocates present their view of subsidence

Image: The wild chicken, free of man’s forced regulation and breeding, is a beautiful creature. (Yes, it’s a male but it’s a male chicken.) Conroe and Montgomery County, July 6 – Subsidence is real. There’s a fair amount of agreement that the data showing subsidence is accurate, particularly for Harris and Galveston counties and for […]

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 3 of 4: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston explains subsidence science, history

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 3 of 4: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston explains subsidence science, history

Image: This patriotic chicken has nothing whatsoever to do with this article, except that several readers of The Golden Hammer have commented that they’ve enjoyed the chickens shown during this four-part series on subsidence. Part 1 of the series did, however, begin with references to the story of “Chicken Little,” “Kylling Kluck,” or “Henny Penny,” all […]

Is the ground falling? Should we care? Part 1 of 4: The Players: Water users, groundwater producers, SJRA, and LSGCD

Is the ground falling? Should we care? Part 1 of 4: The Players: Water users, groundwater producers, SJRA, and LSGCD

Image: The Peter Pan Records version of the fairy tale “Henny Penny” who feared “the sky is falling!” Montgomery County, June 30 – In the 1823 Danish children’s fairy tale, Kylling Kluck, a chicken named “Kluck” was traveling through the forest when a nut fell from a tree and hit poor Kluck upon the back. Terror […]

Editorial: Does reggae singer Jimmy Cliff know something about the water issue in Montgomery County?!

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer First-class Reggae star Jimmy Cliff’s song, “World Turned Upside Down,” seems to describe the perils Montgomery County citizens now face with respect to the enormous prices everyone is paying for water and the odd behavior of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) and its sister agency, the San Jacinto River […]

Why is the San Jacinto River Authority acting like the mob trying to protect its turf? Guest Reporter David Kleimann tells the truth based on his first-hand knowledge.

Why is the San Jacinto River Authority acting like the mob trying to protect its turf? Guest Reporter David Kleimann tells the truth based on his first-hand knowledge.

Image: La Cosa Nostra (“our thing”), circa 1922. Photograph courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. By David Kleimann, Guest Reporter to The Golden Hammer Why is the San Jacinto River Authority acting like the mob trying to protect its turf? Is SJRA “our thing” (i.e., “la cosa nostra” in Italian) which SJRA’s bosses, the Municipal Utility Districts, […]

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