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 […]

San Jacinto River Authority wastes more public dollars, loses appeal

Houston, May 2 – The Houston Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth Appellate District handed the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) another loss in SJRA’s seemingly endless squandering of attorney fees to avoid blame for its actions in failing “to provide flood control” resulting in the horrible flooding during the Harvey storm. The Court of […]

Letter from San Jacinto River Authority four months BEFORE Harvey storm genuinely blood curdling

Letter from San Jacinto River Authority four months BEFORE Harvey storm genuinely blood curdling

Conroe, March 1 – It’s a letter Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Tyler), and State Representatives Steve Toth (R-Conroe), Will Metcalf (R-Conroe), and Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia) should all read immediately. It’s a letter for which San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) Board of Directors member Kaaren […]

Gaping chasm between SJRA’s operations versus statutory duty “to provide flood control,” as SJRA’s admission in court filings reveal

Gaping chasm between SJRA’s operations versus statutory duty “to provide flood control,” as SJRA’s admission in court filings reveal

Image: Entering the San Jacinto River Authority’s palatial headquarters building (or living downstream from SJRA’s business operations) floods a person with more terror than crossing a crevasse by ladder wearing crampons. In reality, there’s a gaping chasm between the Authority’s operations which they run more like a for-profit water seller than a governmental agency whose […]

After decades of failing “to provide flood control,” San Jacinto River Authority faces existential lawsuits after Houston Court of Appeals opinion

After decades of failing “to provide flood control,” San Jacinto River Authority faces existential lawsuits after Houston Court of Appeals opinion

Image: Houston Court of Appeals Justice Michael Massengale, known as a very conservative jurist, wrote the unanimous opinion for the Court that has opened the San Jacinto River Authority up to lawsuits, possibly numbering in the thousands of claims, after the River Authority flooded thousands of homes during Tropical Storm Harvey. Conroe and Houston, December […]

Houston-area voters overwhelmingly back flood-control bond

HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in Houston and its surrounding county marked the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by approving the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control projects that might mitigate the damage caused by future storms. With nearly all precincts reporting Saturday night, about 85 percent of voters approved the referendum. […]

Doyal negotiates terrible deal, commits County taxpayers to pay more for flood study than San Jacinto River Authority that has statutory duty “to provide flood control”

Conroe, July 23 – The deal Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has negotiated to the County government to pay a share of a San Jacinto River Regional Watershed Study simply could not be more stupid. The San Jacinto River Authority has has unrestricted cash (not required for any allocation to protect the Authority’s bond investors) of […]

Lame duck Doyal seeks to spend $200K unnecessarily to help rich San Jacinto River Authority do its job of flood control

Lame duck Doyal seeks to spend $200K unnecessarily to help rich San Jacinto River Authority do its job of flood control

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal living off the fat of the community. Conroe, April 20 – Lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal recognizes that his days are numbered, so he’s pushing forward to help his engineering cronies to County taxpayer dollars as quickly as he can. Doyal’s latest grand waste of money is […]

SJRA, General Manager Houston seem serious about first steps “to provide flood control”

SJRA, General Manager Houston seem serious about first steps “to provide flood control”

Image: The jurisdiction of the San Jacinto River Authority is the watershed of the San Jacinto River outside of Harris County. SJRA has the duty “to provide flood control” for the entire San Jacinto River watershed. After pressure from the citizens of Montgomery County, citizens of Harris County, Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), State Representative candidate […]

After Governor Abbott orders it to do so, San Jacinto River Authority finally agrees to fulfill its statutory duty “to provide flood control” (after only 83 years!)

Conroe, March 23 – The beleaguered citizens of the San Jacinto River watershed and its outfall have had to wait 83 years for the San Jacinto River Authority, created by the Texas Legislature in 1935, to begin to fulfill its primary statutory duty “to provide flood control.” After Governor Greg Abbott ordered the San Jacinto […]