Water Wars, Part 2 of 3: Sweeping citizen interests aside in capture, corruption, money (surface water versus groundwater)

Water Wars, Part 2 of 3: Sweeping citizen interests aside in capture, corruption, money (surface water versus groundwater)

Image: When government gets so big that its primary interest is in protecting itself, government seeks to ignore its citizens while keeping their complaints at bay as “interference.” The San Jacinto River Authority and the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District are examples. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, March 22 – Montgomery County has two […]

Water Wars, Part 1 of 3: Sweeping citizen interests aside in capture, corruption, money

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Montgomery County, March 21 – Politicians and businesspeople currently are at war over water in Montgomery County, Texas. High water prices, expensive “bet the company” litigation, and immense political power and interests all contribute to massive water prices, while the innocent casualties suffering on the sidelines, as in […]

Melder thanks Lone Star GCD Board

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, March 12 – Former Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board member and former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder thanks the LSGCD Board in a letter he sent to them on Thursday, March 10, 2022. The letter in its entirety follows: TO:   LSGCD President Hardman & Directors   Re:   LETTER […]

Despite reform promises, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board to consider hiring taxpayer-funded lobbyist

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, March 8 – Despite numerous campaign promises by the members of the Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) that they would avoid high-priced professionals as their appointed predecessors had squandered the taxpayers’ funds, the Board has included on its agenda the following for its Tuesday, […]

Regional water regulator approves Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s groundwater management goals in “big win” for Montgomery County

Conroe and Jasper, January 6 – The Groundwater Management Area 14 (GMA 14) regional regulatory representative of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved the proposed groundwater conservation regulatory goals of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) yesterday morning. The approval is a major step forward to the elected Board of Directors of LSGCD, […]

Quadvest utility company criticizes Groundwater Management Area 14 proposed regional groundwater regulations

Publisher’s Note: The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, obtained a copy of the letter from Quadvest, L.P., a major local utility company and groundwater producer, to Groundwater Management Area 14 (GMA 14) of the Texas Water Development Board. GMA is the regional regulatory body overseeing groundwater conservation districts, including the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to take no action regarding subsidence

A cross-section of the groundwater aquifers under Montgomery County. Source: United States Geological Survey. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 28 – On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court addressed an agenda item on subsidence, the issue which has become a major controversy between Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) and […]

San Jacinto River Authority’s filthy lies to public raise Montgomery County Republican Party’s ire, as GOP demands reform during Legislative “sunset” process

San Jacinto River Authority’s filthy lies to public raise Montgomery County Republican Party’s ire, as GOP demands reform during Legislative “sunset” process

Image: Flies are one of the filthiest creatures on Earth. As a 2017 article in Scientific Reports explained, “Blowflies and houseflies are mechanical vectors inhabiting synanthropic environments around the world. They feed and breed in fecal and decaying organic matter…” After witnessing the anti-citizen behavior of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), one must question ‘is […]

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 […]

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