Guest Editorial, Former Conroe Mayor, LSGCD Director Webb Melder: Water facts everyone should know

Webb Melder, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer There are some basic facts about why water prices in Montgomery County are so high. Number One. United States District Judge Vanessa Gilmore has ordered an anti-monopoly lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), to proceed in the United States District Court  in Houston. Judge Gilmore noted that […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Two Houston federal judges – Gilmore, Hughes – question constitutionality of Governor’s and local lockdown and business closure orders

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Houston, May 13 – Two United States District Judges, Vanessa Gilmore and Lynn Hughes, have questioned the constitutionality of Governor Greg Abbott’s latest executive order forcing business closures. The rulings, both of which came late last week in separate cases challenging local and state-level business closure and lockdown […]

Millionaire outsider forces runoff in Houston mayor race

HOUSTON (AP) — A millionaire Houston trial lawyer who once supported President Donald Trump forced a runoff election for mayor Tuesday night to keep alive his outsider challenge against the incumbent Democrat in Texas’ biggest city. Tony Buzbee, a former Marine who made his fortune taking down big corporations in court, had fewer votes than […]

Judge Dinkins’ chivalrous act at Astros-Yankees ALCS Game 2 results in his arrest, torture, and suspension as season ticket holder

Judge Dinkins’ chivalrous act at Astros-Yankees ALCS Game 2 results in his arrest, torture, and suspension as season ticket holder

Image: Former Montgomery County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, James “Jimmy” Dinkins, right, with his son Jay (left) at a game of Dinkins’ beloved Houston Astros. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Houston, October 16 – Is chivalry dead? Not in the world of former Montgomery County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace James “Jimmy” […]

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 […]

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 3 of 4: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston explains subsidence science, history

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 3 of 4: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston explains subsidence science, history

Image: This patriotic chicken has nothing whatsoever to do with this article, except that several readers of The Golden Hammer have commented that they’ve enjoyed the chickens shown during this four-part series on subsidence. Part 1 of the series did, however, begin with references to the story of “Chicken Little,” “Kylling Kluck,” or “Henny Penny,” all […]

Editorial: Does reggae singer Jimmy Cliff know something about the water issue in Montgomery County?!

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer First-class Reggae star Jimmy Cliff’s song, “World Turned Upside Down,” seems to describe the perils Montgomery County citizens now face with respect to the enormous prices everyone is paying for water and the odd behavior of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) and its sister agency, the San Jacinto River […]

1 2 3 5