Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas farther inland. Beta, which made landfall late Monday as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor, is the first storm named for a Greek letter to make […]

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 […]

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 […]

More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

Image: Splendora Police Lieutenant Troy Teller, left, Corporal Jacob Rutherford and Mike Jones pull a boat carrying Anita McFadden and Fred Stewart from their flooded neighborhood inundated by rain from Tropical Depression Imelda on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Splendora, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) SPLENDORA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical […]

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 […]