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 […]

Boiling water: SJRA – LSGCD dispute over SJRA’s water monopoly efforts heats up, shows why voters should reject Constitutional Amendment Prop 2, as TWDB joins in fray to protect its $$$

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, October 27 – On November 5, 2019, and in Early Voting, which is occurring right now, Texas voters will face a Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 2, which reads: “The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount […]

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District adopts lower spending budget, reduces groundwater pumpage fees, while Director Hardman slams San Jacinto River Authority for raising water prices

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District adopts lower spending budget, reduces groundwater pumpage fees, while Director Hardman slams San Jacinto River Authority for raising water prices

Image: The first citizen-elected Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, shown during the oath of office ceremony on November 16, 2018, was true to its word to reduce government spending in passing their first budget for Fiscal Year 2020. Shown are, from left to right, State Representative Will Metcalf, Republican of […]

Editorial: please forgive the explosion

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, is a gigantic day for the citizens of Montgomery County. At 9:30 a.m., the dysfunctional Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet. The giant issue is the effort of the liberals – Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike […]

Quadvest and RAW President Sequeira sets record straight, accuses San Jacinto River Authority of price-gouging for water

Conroe, August 1 – Simon Sequeira, President of Quadvest Water and Sewer Utility, set the record about water straight and accused the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) of price-gouging. SJRA advocates water purchases from SJRA’s surface water inventory and is pushing to regulate groundwater out of the competitive water market. Sequeira is the Eighth Most […]

University of Houston study shows no linkage between deep groundwater production and subsidence in Montgomery County

Montgomery County, July 25 – While neither property rights advocates, Board members of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, nor San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston and his pro-surface water allies have mentioned it, there’s actually an extremely important scientific article which appeared in the International Journal of Geophysics, a highly-respected academic journal, concerning […]

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to appeal TWDB bureaucratic ruling, votes to move back towards transparency

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to appeal TWDB bureaucratic ruling, votes to move back towards transparency

Image: Geologist Mike Thornhill presented a proposal, which he and geohydrologist Bob Harden prepared, to begin a comprehensive study of the interaction between groundwater pumpage and subsidence in Montgomery County, to the Lone Star Groundwater District Board of Directors at their Tuesday, July 9, 2019, meeting. The Board accepted the proposal to begin the study […]

Water: Identifying the real tragedy

Water: Identifying the real tragedy

Image: Source: Chido Onumah. Montgomery County, July 8 – What is the water problem in Montgomery County? Why are our water bills so high? Why is there so much litigation involving water and government entities involved in water? How does subsidence relate to these issues? The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper finished a […]

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 […]

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