Friday, February 15, 12 noon, “It’s Hammer Time”: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SJRA but were afraid to ask

Friday, February 15, 12 noon, “It’s Hammer Time”: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SJRA but were afraid to ask

Montgomery County, February 15 – “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SJRA but were afraid to ask” is the theme of today’s edition of “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular show affiliated with this newspaper, which appears on Facebook and YouTube at MCP. TV. The show will air live today, Friday, February 15, 2019, at […]

Gaping chasm between SJRA’s operations versus statutory duty “to provide flood control,” as SJRA’s admission in court filings reveal

Gaping chasm between SJRA’s operations versus statutory duty “to provide flood control,” as SJRA’s admission in court filings reveal

Image: Entering the San Jacinto River Authority’s palatial headquarters building (or living downstream from SJRA’s business operations) floods a person with more terror than crossing a crevasse by ladder wearing crampons. In reality, there’s a gaping chasm between the Authority’s operations which they run more like a for-profit water seller than a governmental agency whose […]

The Golden Hammer’s Publisher lays out citizen call for future of LSGCD, SJRA

Conroe, December 14 – At the meeting of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, set out a road map for the future of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). It’s important to recall that, by over-regulating and restricting groundwater production, […]

Lady of the Lake? Wicked Witch of the Water? Or Merely “Farcical Aquatic Ceremony”? Either way, she’s anti-citizen

Conroe, December 13 – A scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail definitely came to one’s mind when observing anti-citizen Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) General Manager Kathy Turner Jones at the District’s December 11, 2018, Board of Directors meeting. Here’s the scene, which actually contains a nice summary of political philosophy: “King Arthur: […]

After decades of failing “to provide flood control,” San Jacinto River Authority faces existential lawsuits after Houston Court of Appeals opinion

After decades of failing “to provide flood control,” San Jacinto River Authority faces existential lawsuits after Houston Court of Appeals opinion

Image: Houston Court of Appeals Justice Michael Massengale, known as a very conservative jurist, wrote the unanimous opinion for the Court that has opened the San Jacinto River Authority up to lawsuits, possibly numbering in the thousands of claims, after the River Authority flooded thousands of homes during Tropical Storm Harvey. Conroe and Houston, December […]

San Jacinto River Authority Beginning Controlled Releases 

Conroe, December 7 – The San Jacinto River Authority released the following statement this afternoon: With an average of 1.7 inches of rainfall across the watershed in the last 24-hours, the Lake Conroe water level has risen above the normal pool elevation of 201′ above mean sea level (msl). Around 12:30pm, SJRA operations personnel at […]

SJRA prepares for major rainfall in Lake Conroe watershed

With current forecasts predicting anywhere from two to five inches of rainfall in and around the Lake Conroe area, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) has said that it is implementing its standard protocols for a severe weather event, including establishing 24-hour work schedules, testing all equipment, positioning generators and fuel, and activating its reservoir […]

Water and property rights champion Webb Melder presents “seven stunning facts” about LSGCD, SJRA

Conroe, October 18 – Water and property rights champion Webb Melder, who is running as a candidate for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board is currently serves on that Board as a dissenter citizen-rights advocate, issued “seven stunning facts” about the LSGCD and the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). Webb Melder’s “Seven Stunning […]

Lake Conroe rises, SJRA claims to begin “controlled” releases  

Conroe, October 17 – The San Jacinto River Authority issued the following press release today. The Golden Hammer does not vouch for its accuracy. “With an average of 3.96 inches of rainfall across the watershed for the current event, the Lake Conroe water level has risen over 1.26 feet and exceeded normal pool elevation of 201′ […]

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