Montgomery County Commissioners Court indefinitely defers proposal to require onsite detention for every real estate development

Conroe, August 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously deferred a proposal by new County Engineer Jeff Johnson to require onsite detention for every real estate development in the County. Johnson had proposed a major change to the Montgomery County Drainage Criteria Manual “to discontinue allowing flood routing studies to be performed in lieu […]

County Engineer proposes controversial onsite detention requirement for all future real estate developments for Tuesday, August 27, Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe and Montgomery County, August 27 – After Tropical Storm Harvey resulted in enormous flooding of southeast Texas, particularly East Montgomery County, Kingwood, and the neighborhoods around Lake Houston, the finger-pointing began. On August 25, 2018, Harris County voters approved $2.5 billion in bonds for flood damage reduction projects in Harris County. In Montgomery County, […]

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 […]

Montgomery County Judge Keough cautions “It’s easier to work with people when you’re not demeaning them…but whatever you do, hold your ground”

Montgomery County Judge Keough cautions “It’s easier to work with people when you’re not demeaning them…but whatever you do, hold your ground”

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough spoke to the Montgomery County Tea Party at their regular meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019. Conroe, February 5 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough spoke to the Montgomery County Tea Party on Monday, February 4, 2019, and told the audience, “It’s easier to work with people when you’re […]

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 […]

Hurricane Center: Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripping apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain. More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied […]

A year after man-made Harvey disaster, San Jacinto River Authority, responsible “for flood control,” has basically done nothing so that history won’t repeat itself

Montgomery County, September 5 – While God brought the rain and development brought some of the flooding, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) brought the carnage known as Tropical Storm Harvey on August 28, 2017. When the SJRA began to release 79,131 cubic feet per second of water out of the Lake Conroe Dam gates, […]

Citizen Wagner sounds alarm of value loss in Grogans Point due to flooding from poor County drainage planning

Citizen Wagner sounds alarm of value loss in Grogans Point due to flooding from poor County drainage planning

Image: Wayne Wagner, a resident of Grogans Point, in The Woodlands, addressed the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on plummeting home values as a result of flooding from poor drainage planning. Conroe, June 13 – It’s not just homes in the pathway of the torrent of water that the San Jacinto River Authority exploded out of […]

Parker blames Commissioner Riley “for more poor planning” at Woodlane Boulevard

Magnolia Area, April 2 – “The Woodlane Boulevard situation is another example of more poor planning by Commissioner Riley,” Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker told The Golden Hammer during an interview last night. “It is the job of a County Commissioner to control the drainage on County roads. Woodlane Boulevard is a County road […]

Precinct 2 Commissioner candidate Parker skewers Riley for Riley’s failure to mitigate flooding (despite making some delicious burgers)

Magnolia and Conroe, March 31 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker skewered incumbent Commissioner Charlie Riley for Riley’s abject failure to take actions to mitigate flooding, although Parker has conceded that Riley cooks some good hamburgers and barbecue. While Riley has claimed that he has acted to mitigate flooding, the rainstorms of the […]