“It’s Hammer Time” to host popular LSGCD President Hardman at noon

Bill Brenza, Special Reporter to The Golden Hammer Conroe, July 30 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live and YouTube show found at MCPLive.TV, will host popular Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District President Harry Hardman at noon today. Hardman will discuss why Montgomery County water bill prices are so high as well as regulatory issues […]

BREAKING NEWS! Citizens win victory as Metts removes anti-property rights, anti-groundwater item from Commissioners Court agenda at meeting start

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 11 – Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts succumbed to strong pressure from citizens who support property rights and the right of individuals and companies to produce groundwater, even if it competes with the powerful monopolistic San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), which is seeking to stop […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts urges anti-property-rights resolution on groundwater regulation

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts urges anti-property-rights resolution on groundwater regulation

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 11 – Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts has placed a bizarre agenda item on the Commissioners Court agenda for the Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 9:30 a.m., meeting calling for groundwater regulation of private landowners for fear of subsidence, […]

Guest writer Harry Hardman, “What are Desired Future Conditions? Understanding the LSGCD’s Plan for Managing Groundwater”

Harry Hardman, Guest Writer, The Golden Hammer Montgomery County, April 19 – 2021 is a big year for Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). Not just because it is our 20th anniversary but because this year, we are charged by the state to look ahead, plan for what we want the aquifers to look like in […]

Lone Star Groundwater District confronts, demands apology from SJRA for misleading public re subsidence

Lone Star Groundwater District confronts, demands apology from SJRA for misleading public re subsidence

Image: Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Director Jonathan Prykryl, who represents East Montgomery County on the Board, spoke emphatically to criticize the San Jacinto River Authority during the District’s Tuesday, February 9, 2021, meeting. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, February 11 – The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s (LSGCD) Board of Directors voted, after […]

North versus south Montgomery County water war? Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District begins process to address groundwater conditions in light of acrimony over subsidence

North versus south Montgomery County water war? Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District begins process to address groundwater conditions in light of acrimony over subsidence

Image: The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District held a regular Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, in Conroe, at which the Desired Future Conditions for the District’s groundwater regulations were a hot topic setting residents of south Montgomery County seemingly against those from north of the San Jacinto River boundary. The Golden […]

Hardman, Paul skewer Congressman Brady, entire Congress for voting for $900 billion stimulus package

Publisher’s Note: Harry Hardman is the President of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, a successful businessman, and popular conservative leader. Hardman kindly provided his response to The Golden Hammer for publication this afternoon. Congressman Ron Paul sent out his missive earlier today as well. Paul’s message contains an excellent summary of some of the problems […]

Guest Editorial: Welcome to Montgomery County, Venezuela!

Harry Hardman, Guest Editorialist I am writing to voice my sincere disappointment and disbelief in today’s statement by County Judge Keough regarding the Stay In Place order issued yesterday. I cannot believe that the most conservative County in the State of Texas is stripping us of our Constitutional rights. Welcome to Montgomery County, Venezuela! The previous, well-thought […]

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 […]

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 […]