Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 13 – When government takes on management of a task outside of its traditional roles of law enforcement or national defense, government almost always messes up the task. The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is certainly no exception, especially with respect to its management of the level of […]

Melder resigns from Lone Star GCD as part of Board shakeup

Melder resigns from Lone Star GCD as part of Board shakeup

Image: Former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder (right) resigned as President and a Board member of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Shown with Melder is Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge.” The Golden Hammer Staff Reports BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, December 12 – Former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder resigned […]

Power Top Ten #8: Quadvest President and Water Rights Advocate Simon Sequeira

Power Top Ten #8: Quadvest President and Water Rights Advocate Simon Sequeira

Image: On January 15, 2019, Simon Sequeira, President of Quadvest, Inc., celebrated the fact that he is the The Golden Hammer‘s Power Top Ten #8. Eric Yollick, Guest Reporter to The Golden Hammer Montgomery County, December 4 – Simon Sequeira, President of Quadvest, Inc., and a genuine water and property rights citizens’ advocate, is the Eighth Most […]

Facing Legislative “Sunset”, San Jacinto River Authority must explain why it has ignored core duty of “flood control”

Facing Legislative “Sunset”, San Jacinto River Authority must explain why it has ignored core duty of “flood control”

Image: Cover page of the San Jacinto River Authority’s Master Plan in 1957. Somehow, they’ve forgotten their core duty of “flood control” since then. The Golden Hammer  Staff Reports Conroe, November 29 – As the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) faces “sunset review” before the Texas Legislature in 2021, SJRA must explain why it has […]

Quadvest files federal antitrust lawsuit against San Jacinto River Authority

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, November 15 – Quadvest Water and Sewer Utility issued the following statement late Friday, November 15, 2019: “Quadvest has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) due to their illegal and criminal behavior. Rather than focus on their primary mission of flood control, SJRA has spent the […]

Boiling water: SJRA – LSGCD dispute over SJRA’s water monopoly efforts heats up, shows why voters should reject Constitutional Amendment Prop 2, as TWDB joins in fray to protect its $$$

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, October 27 – On November 5, 2019, and in Early Voting, which is occurring right now, Texas voters will face a Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 2, which reads: “The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount […]

Commissioner Noack explains his position on drainage and flood mitigation

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The entire following article is a press release which Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack issued on Friday, October 4, 2019. The entirety of Commissioner Noack’s Press Release follows. SPRING- In response to recent comments questioning Montgomery County efforts to improve drainage and flood mitigation, the Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Office wanted to inform […]

SJRA half billion dollar pipeline break continues to wreak havoc with Woodlands traffic

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands, September 27 – The burst in the San Jacinto River Authority’s (SJRA) $500 million pipeline, which such burst occurred on Research Forest Drive near the intersection with Technology Forest Drive on September 13, 2019, has continued to wreak havoc with eastbound traffic in The Woodlands. SJRA constructed the pipeline […]

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana […]

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