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 […]

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 […]

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 3 of 4: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston explains subsidence science, history

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 3 of 4: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston explains subsidence science, history

Image: This patriotic chicken has nothing whatsoever to do with this article, except that several readers of The Golden Hammer have commented that they’ve enjoyed the chickens shown during this four-part series on subsidence. Part 1 of the series did, however, begin with references to the story of “Chicken Little,” “Kylling Kluck,” or “Henny Penny,” all […]

Editorial: Does reggae singer Jimmy Cliff know something about the water issue in Montgomery County?!

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer First-class Reggae star Jimmy Cliff’s song, “World Turned Upside Down,” seems to describe the perils Montgomery County citizens now face with respect to the enormous prices everyone is paying for water and the odd behavior of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) and its sister agency, the San Jacinto River […]

Water warfare widens while water witches (SJRA, TWDB) seek to flush LSGCD’s property rights reform efforts, especially after final court ruling against bureaucrats

Water warfare widens while water witches (SJRA, TWDB) seek to flush LSGCD’s property rights reform efforts, especially after final court ruling against bureaucrats

Image: Money-hungry San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston and the SJRA Board of Directors are angry as fumaroles that the property rights reform-minded Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors with the help of a Texas Judicial District Court are threatening their monopolistic water sale plans. Conroe, May 23 – On May […]

San Jacinto River Authority wastes more public dollars, loses appeal

Houston, May 2 – The Houston Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth Appellate District handed the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) another loss in SJRA’s seemingly endless squandering of attorney fees to avoid blame for its actions in failing “to provide flood control” resulting in the horrible flooding during the Harvey storm. The Court of […]

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