Jones State Forest protection legislation passes Texas House

Austin, May 23 – Under the guidance of State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, and the authorship of State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, the Texas House of Representatives passed the W.F. Goodrich Jones State Forest Protection Act yesterday in a 118 to 26 vote. Senator Creighton and Representative Toth had filed the […]

Creighton, Toth file legislation to protect Jones State Forest

Austin, January 11 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) and State Representative Steve Toth (R-Conroe) announced plans today to file legislation to protect the W.G. Jones State Forest from future development. The Jones Forest Preservation Act provides for the entire 1,722 acre tract to “remain natural, scenic, undeveloped, and open in a manner that maintains the […]

Riley’s lies about his plan to put major road through middle of Jones State Forest getting (a lot) worse

Riley’s lies about his plan to put major road through middle of Jones State Forest getting (a lot) worse

Montgomery County Commissioners Precinct 2, May 19 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley has taken it upon himself to post signs around the County announcing that some “THEY ARE LYING TO YOU.” Riley is having his Bill Clintonesque “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” moment, because what Riley is trying […]

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Riley blows up what’s left of his integrity with outright lies about Gosling Road, Branch Crossing, Woodlands Parkway Extensions he placed on HGAC Major Thoroughfare Plan 2016

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Riley blows up what’s left of his integrity with outright lies about Gosling Road, Branch Crossing, Woodlands Parkway Extensions he placed on HGAC Major Thoroughfare Plan 2016

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Precinct 2, May 17 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley blew up the tiny remainder of his integrity today with outright lies about three major road extensions Riley himself had placed on the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Major Thoroughfare Plan in 2016, one year after voters rejected the proposed […]

Breaking News: Riley intends to plow through W.G. Jones State Forest with major thoroughfare extension of Gosling Road

Breaking News: Riley intends to plow through W.G. Jones State Forest with major thoroughfare extension of Gosling Road

Image: Major Thoroughfare Plan Map, 2016, from Houston-Galveston Area Council, showing extension of Gosling Road north as a 4-lane, 80 foot right-of-way road, through the middle of the W.G. Jones State Forest immediately north of F.M. 1488 extending from the current Peoples Road. Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley is on the Policy Council […]

Jones State Forest bill dies in Texas House, forest remains unprotected

Conroe, June 2 – After a bit of a tortured history, Senate Bill 1964, which, as amended, would have protected the Jones State Forest from future commercial development, died in the Texas House of Representatives when the 85th Texas Legislature came to a close. Creighton filed and then altered his proposed legislation State Senator Brandon […]

Township Chairman Bunch, as an individual, endorses Creighton’s substitute Jones State Forest bill

Township Chairman Bunch, as an individual, endorses Creighton’s substitute Jones State Forest bill

Image: Woodlands Township Board Chairman Gordy Bunch. The Woodlands, April 28 – Woodlands Township Board Chairman Gordy Bunch, as an individual, has endorsed the substitute bill for Senate Bill 1964 regarding the W.G. Jones State Forest. The substitute bill provides: …the “entire territory of the Jones State Forest must remain natural, scenic, undeveloped, and open. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Woodlands Township defers consideration of homestead exemption, opposes development of Jones State Forest

The Woodlands, April 26 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors unanimously voted to defer consideration of a property tax homestead exemption for taxpayers in The Woodlands. The Board also voted unanimously to “oppose any development at any time of the Jones State Forest.” Homestead Exemption Several citizens, including representatives of the Montgomery County Tea […]

“A&M won’t advance with any use other than what we see there now,” Senator Creighton tells vocal “Save Jones State Forest” crowd

Conroe, April 9 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) told a vocal “Save Jones Forest” meeting, “A&M won’t advance with any use other than what we see there now” referring to the current use of Jones State Forest along F.M. 1488 in Conroe. In response, the crowded room full of people at the KC […]

Creighton clarifies his precise goal for Jones Forest, provides update on 85th Texas Legislature

The Woodlands, April 3 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-The Woodlands) told The Golden Hammer Sunday afternoon, “My goal for the upcoming committee hearing on Senate Bill 1964 would be to restrict the entire forest to its current use, which is undeveloped, until the Texas A&M System talks about its preferences and has a conversation with […]