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 […]

Step #1 towards reforming LSGCD: fire anti-citizen GM Kathy Jones

Step #1 towards reforming LSGCD: fire anti-citizen GM Kathy Jones

Conroe, October 31 – Kathy Jones is the poster child of an out-of-touch, anti-citizen bureaucrat. As General Manager of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) since it began in 2002, Jones has been responsible for implementing and enforcing groundwater regulations which have restricted private property owners’ use of their own groundwater. By limiting groundwater production, […]

LSCGD’s restrictive water regulations spring from junk science, but dam water market to benefit SJRA’s ability to force purchases of higher-priced surface water

Conroe, October 10 – Social critic Bryant McGill has said, “When we buy junk, we become junk.” It has become apparent that the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD), in a rush to over-regulate to force water users into the high-priced water-selling hands of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), has relied upon the coarsest […]

Whether it’s Uber rides or water, government favoritism creates monopolies that harm citizens

Publisher’s Note: Portions of this article came from the Associated Press, a news partner of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper. Conroe and New York, August 31 – Montgomery County citizens and New Yorkers have something in common. They’re both the victims of government-created monopolies that have driven product prices skyward in order to protect […]