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′ […]

Toth stands up for citizens, lambastes San Jacinto River Authority

Toth stands up for citizens, lambastes San Jacinto River Authority

Image: Steve Toth (left), the Republican who is running for State Representative, District 15, and his wife, Babette Toth (right). Conroe and The Woodlands, October 16 – Steve Toth, the Republican Nominee for State Representative, District 15, in the November 6, 2018, General Election, stood up for the citizens (victims) and didn’t mince words last […]

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 […]

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 […]

A year after man-made Harvey disaster, San Jacinto River Authority, responsible “for flood control,” has basically done nothing so that history won’t repeat itself

Montgomery County, September 5 – While God brought the rain and development brought some of the flooding, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) brought the carnage known as Tropical Storm Harvey on August 28, 2017. When the SJRA began to release 79,131 cubic feet per second of water out of the Lake Conroe Dam gates, […]

Austin Court of Appeals rules part of SJRA’s lawsuit against Conroe, Magnolia, Splendora, others may proceed in Austin

Austin, September 4 – On Friday, August 31, 2018, the Austin Court of Appeals ruled that the cities of Conroe, Magnolia, and Splendora, as well as certain utility companies serving various customers in Montgomery County, must respond to the San Jacinto River Authority’s (SJRA) lawsuit seeking to justify higher water rates to support revenue bond […]

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