LSGCD President Melder leads with wise words

Conroe, December 13 – Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) President Webb Melder began the Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Board of Directors meeting with wise words that explain the direction he hopes to see LSGCD go. Melder read this statement immediately after the opening prayer and Pledges to the United States and Texas flags. “ALL […]

Conroe Mayor Powell comes out swinging in opposition to Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s proposed adoption of “management plan” on September 11 less than two months before citizen vote to replace entire board; Ham charges LSGCD board with “bloviation”

Conroe Mayor Powell comes out swinging in opposition to Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s proposed adoption of “management plan” on September 11 less than two months before citizen vote to replace entire board; Ham charges LSGCD board with “bloviation”

Image: Conroe Mayor Toby Powell (right) stands with Mark Keough, the conservative State Representative, District 15, who is running as the Republican Nominee for Montgomery County Judge in the November 6, 2018, General Election, to bring reform to the County government. BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 8 – Conroe Mayor Toby Powell came out swinging in […]

RAW announces candidate vetting, endorsements process, calls on LSGCD publicly to list candidates who have filed

Conroe, July 13 – Restore Affordable Water, a group of Montgomery County residents, business owners, and community leaders who are demanding truth, transparency, and accountability from the Lone Star Groundwater Conservative District (LSGCD), has invited all candidates running for LSGCD positions to participate in RAW’s formal endorsement process. “We invite all candidates for LSGCD to […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioners Court Appoints Melder To LSGCD Board

Conroe, February 14-The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to appoint fearless water rights advocate and former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder to the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to replace immediately longtime President Richard Tramm. County Judge, Craig Doyal, expressed some reservations about Melder’s potential conflicts of interest, because Melder […]

Melder or Councill Are Right for LSGCD Board Position

Conroe, February 14 – Today, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is interviewing candidates for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, a local regulatory body firmly under the control of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) which engages in monopolistic practices to drive the price of its surface water into the stratosphere. LSGCD has become a […]

Texas A&M’s Bush School Study Rejects Texas Groundwater Regulation

College Station – Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service conducted a study which rejected the need for groundwater regulation in most parts of Texas, but most particularly in the Gulf Coast area where Montgomery County sits. Professor James Griffin, a 1970 Ph.D. graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, and a long […]

Commissioner Clark Propounds Thoughtful Questions to LSGCD Candidates, Considers His Nomination

Commissioner Clark Propounds Thoughtful Questions to LSGCD Candidates, Considers His Nomination

February 5, New Caney – Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark, fresh off of one of his most outspoken and productive Commissioners Court meetings ever on January 24, 2017, has propounded several questions to prospective nominees for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors. He has asked Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin to […]

Dubois Directorship Raises Questions About His Journalistic Independence

Conroe, February 5 – Courier blog Editor Andy Dubois’ directorship on the Board of Leadership Montgomery County raises serious questions about his “independence” as a journalist. Let’s be clear: Leadership Montgomery County is a non-profit organization that puts on a good program that introduces individuals to the government and community organizations of Montgomery County. The […]

BREAKING NEWS: Court of Appeals Rules That Large Groundwater Producers May Challenge Regulations of Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

Beaumont, February 2 – In a major victory for water users in Montgomery County, the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont ruled that large water producers may challenge the validity and reasonableness of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservative District’s (LSGCD) rules under the Texas Water Code and the Texas Declaratory Judgments Act. The opinion, which […]

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Nominees to Appear for Public Interviews February 14

Conroe, January 29 – Thanks to the urging of Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, and over the protest of Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, the County Commissioners Court will conduct public interviews of five nominees for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors position at a workshop after the regular Commissioners […]