Harvey flooding dominates San Jacinto River Authority’s first meeting after the disaster: Part 1 of 2, SJRA’s view

Harvey flooding dominates San Jacinto River Authority’s first meeting after the disaster: Part 1 of 2, SJRA’s view

Image: San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston (center, dark suit) looks somberly at the audience just before 7:30 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017, as the first SJRA Board of Directors meeting since the Harvey flooding was about to begin at the opulent Board Room overlooking the Lake Conroe Dam. Conroe, September 29 – […]

Two Harvey-related letters that should make us all feel a little better

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The flooding of this area from Tropical Storm Harvey and the San Jacinto River Authority devastated our community between August 28 and September 1, 2017. Montgomery County volunteers came out by the thousands to do the work to help our neighbors, friends, and family after the terrible largely man-made flooding. The Golden Hammer received […]

House heads toward passage of Harvey aid bill, debt hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative grumbling aside, the House is heading toward backing a $15.3 billion disaster aid package that President Donald Trump and Democrats have linked to a temporary increase in America’s borrowing authority and keeping the government funded through December. The House vote on Friday would send the massive package to Trump for his […]

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C., September 3 – President Donald J. Trump declared today as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. President Trump’s Proclamation, which he signed yesterday, follows: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Hurricane Harvey first made landfall […]

IRS Extends Relief to individuals, businesses in counties that fell victim to Harvey

Washington, D.C., August 31 – The United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service issued the following press release on August 30, 2017, to update the list of counties that would enjoy relief from upcoming tax filing deadlines. Montgomery County is on the list! Taxpayers may have until January 31, 2018, to file their […]

White House releases statement about Trump administration’s Harvey efforts

Washington, August 28 – After multiple updates from the Chief of Staff last evening and this morning, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met today with their Cabinet and senior members of their Administration to discuss ongoing Federal support for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery.  President Trump emphasized his expectations that all […]

Breaking News! Montgomery County government offices to close Monday

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, August 27 – All Montgomery County offices, other than essential personnel and emergency crews, will be closed tomorrow, Monday, August 28, 2017, as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Emergency crews are working to assist areas, such as Chateau Woods, that have experienced severe flooding. Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark just told The […]

Latest Harvey weather updates and warnings from National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service

Conroe and The Woodlands, August 27 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has observed that there’s a lot of “soft news” about the hurricane while residents of this area need the hard information about what’s actually happening. Both the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service predict that the Conroe – New […]

Tornado hits Houston-area community

Houston, August 26 (AP) – Marilyn Shaughnessy didn’t expect the worst of Tropical Storm Harvey to hit the Houston area until Sunday. But she opened a window Saturday afternoon to see a tornado bearing down on her house. The tornado wound through the Houston suburb of Cypress, damaging several homes and buildings but causing no […]

Harvey lashes Texas coast with high wind, torrential rain

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. The National Hurricane Center said the eye of the Category 4 hurricane made landfall about 10 […]