Commissioner Noack questions election integrity during Commissioner Court meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, November 20 – After a cluster of runoff elections with questionable results in Montgomery County, one County Commissioner finally raised the issue of ballot and voting integrity in County elections, while conservatives watch in amazement as liberal-leaning election officials seem across the Nation to have shifted electoral results away […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Which scenario is worse? Conroe Independent School District intentionally PROFITED from horrific Harvey storm, flooding

Which scenario is worse? Conroe Independent School District intentionally PROFITED from horrific Harvey storm, flooding

Image: A car submerged during the Harvey storm which struck Montgomery County from August 25 to September 2, 2017. Conroe, August 5 – Which is worse? Both are factual. Scenario #1. Hurricane Ike struck the southern United States. People lost lives and billions of dollars worth of homes, livelihoods, and possessions. A husband and wife […]

Conroe ISD’s financial manipulations to result in tax increase, another ridiculous bond proposal

Conroe ISD’s financial manipulations to result in tax increase, another ridiculous bond proposal

Image: Republican Precinct 10 Chairman Mark Frank (pictured far left) and a group of Republican activists from Conroe protested in front of Conroe Independent School District on Monday, July 29, 2019, because the school district intends to raise taxes and completely wipe out all benefits to the citizens from statewide property tax reform. The school […]

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 […]

The Golden Hammer’s Publisher lays out citizen call for future of LSGCD, SJRA

Conroe, December 14 – At the meeting of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, set out a road map for the future of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). It’s important to recall that, by over-regulating and restricting groundwater production, […]

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 […]

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, […]