Melder sends angry letter after SJRA files new lawsuit against Conroe, Magnolia, local businesses

Conroe and Magnolia, April 7 – Former Conroe Mayor and Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District President Webb Melder sent a note expressing anger at the San Jacinto River Authority to a group of friends yesterday, Monday, April 6, 2020. The letter follows in its entirety. FRIENDS, SJRA filed this lawsuit Friday afternoon, March 27th. in […]

BREAKING NEWS! San Jacinto River Authority votes against ending lake lowering through end of construction of Lake Houston Spillway

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, February 26 – On Thursday, February 21, 2020, after almost five hours of citizen comments and somewhat scant Board of Directors discussion, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to continue temporary lowering of Lake Conroe, even when there are no weather threats and despite […]

Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

Commissioner Meador to lead fight against lowering Lake Conroe during hurricane season, SJRA’s typical mismanagement

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 13 – When government takes on management of a task outside of its traditional roles of law enforcement or national defense, government almost always messes up the task. The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is certainly no exception, especially with respect to its management of the level of […]

Power Top Ten #8: Quadvest President and Water Rights Advocate Simon Sequeira

Power Top Ten #8: Quadvest President and Water Rights Advocate Simon Sequeira

Image: On January 15, 2019, Simon Sequeira, President of Quadvest, Inc., celebrated the fact that he is the The Golden Hammer‘s Power Top Ten #8. Eric Yollick, Guest Reporter to The Golden Hammer Montgomery County, December 4 – Simon Sequeira, President of Quadvest, Inc., and a genuine water and property rights citizens’ advocate, is the Eighth Most […]

Facing Legislative “Sunset”, San Jacinto River Authority must explain why it has ignored core duty of “flood control”

Facing Legislative “Sunset”, San Jacinto River Authority must explain why it has ignored core duty of “flood control”

Image: Cover page of the San Jacinto River Authority’s Master Plan in 1957. Somehow, they’ve forgotten their core duty of “flood control” since then. The Golden Hammer  Staff Reports Conroe, November 29 – As the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) faces “sunset review” before the Texas Legislature in 2021, SJRA must explain why it has […]

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 […]

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