United States District Judge orders anti-monopoly lawsuit against San Jacinto River Authority to proceed, especially after SJRA argued that its actions were purposefully anti-competitive

United States District Judge orders anti-monopoly lawsuit against San Jacinto River Authority to proceed, especially after SJRA argued that its actions were purposefully anti-competitive

Image: While Monopoly is a fun game, it’s against the law to monopolize under the federal Sherman Antitrust Act, the basis of Quadvest, L.P.’s and Woodland Oak Utility’s lawsuit against the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). It’s unclear whether Parker Brothers sought to depict SJRA General Manager Jace Houston in the picture in the middle […]

SJRA assures public no releases from Lake Conroe Dam expected; beware

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 26 – The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) issued a press release this morning that “no reservoir releases are expected” during Hurricane Laura. In 2017 during Hurricane Harvey in the same week of the year as now, SJRA flooded areas downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam by release […]

San Jacinto River Authority, Halff Associates drainage study calls spending over $3 Billion on flood reduction, mitigation

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 14 – The San Jacinto River Authority’s (SJRA) consulting engineering firm, Halff Associates, through its Water Resources Director Terry Barr, presented a flood reduction study on Thursday, August 13, 2020, which calls for spending over $3 Billion on 16 major detention facilities and channel projects in Montgomery County, […]

State Representative Toth blasts San Jacinto River Authority at Tea Party meeting for lying about the science of subsidence

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 10 – State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, blasted the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) during a brief speech he gave to a packed room at the Montgomery County Tea Party’s regular meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, in Conroe. Toth told the audience, “In 2013, the […]

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 […]