Montgomery County Judge Doyal panders for Lake Conroe votes, attempts to stick Commissioners Court into SJRA business

Conroe, February 26 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal is pandering for votes with an offensive resolution “opposing efforts to force permanent lake level reductions at Lake Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas” that Doyal has placed on the February 27, 2018, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting agenda. Besides having the Commissioners Court stick its nose into […]

When it comes to reform of the San Jacinto River Authority and the County government, citizens must send a message in the contested Republican Precinct 35 Chair race; The Golden Hammer endorses reform candidate Bouche over the establishment’s Rummell

When it comes to reform of the San Jacinto River Authority and the County government, citizens must send a message in the contested Republican Precinct 35 Chair race; The Golden Hammer endorses reform candidate Bouche over the establishment’s Rummell

Image: Insurance broker Jon Bouche (center) with his family. Bouche is running for Republican Precinct Chair in Precinct 35, which is a portion of Oak Ridge North against Marisa Rummell. It’s a critical race, because Rummell failed to support the resolution cuts in County government spending, adoption of the 20% homestead exemption for County property […]

Governor Abbott appoints three citizen-oriented Board members to SJRA

Austin and Conroe, February 6 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Mark Mitcheletti of Kingwood, to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors Monday, after a recommendations from various elected officials, dignitaries and the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce. Kaaren Cambio of Kingwood and Charles ‘Ed’ Boulware of Montgomery were also appointed to […]

Embattled San Jacinto River Authority ignores state agency’s admonishment to study Lake Conroe sedimentation rates carefully

Conroe, February 2 – Despite admonishment from the Texas Water Development Board, the rogue San Jacinto River Authority (TWDB) has ignored the need to conduct careful studies of the sedimentation rate in Lake Conroe. The admonishment came in a 2012 study with the enticing title, “Volumetric and Sedimentation Survey of LAKE CONROE June – August […]

Almost four months after Harvey, San Jacinto River Authority still takes no action “to provide flood control”

Conroe, December 15 – The San Jacinto River Authority (“SJRA”) Board of Directors met for the first time in two months on December 14, 2017, at 8:05 a.m., and failed even to include any mention of SJRA’s statutory duty “to provide flood control” on the meeting agenda. Instead, the SJRA Board approved: financial statements; a […]

In race for “Most Stupid Lawsuit Ever Filed,” it’s close between San Jacinto River Authority (State of Texas versus State of Texas) and JP James Metts (Montgomery County suing itself)

In race for “Most Stupid Lawsuit Ever Filed,” it’s close between San Jacinto River Authority (State of Texas versus State of Texas) and JP James Metts (Montgomery County suing itself)

Conroe, New Caney, and Austin, December 7 – In the race for the “most stupid lawsuit ever filed,” the San Jacinto River Authority just filed a lawsuit in Travis County against Attorney General Ken Paxton – the State of Texas versus the State of Texas – that rivals the waste of taxpayer dollars of Montgomery […]

SJRA cheers dismissal of lawsuit against Sabine River Authority arising from March 2016 flood

Conroe, December 1 – San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) General Manager Jace Houston lauded what he called “an excellent ruling” from the 163rd District Court of Orange County, Texas, which dismissed a flooding lawsuit against the Sabine River Authority (SRA), arising out of flooding in March, 2016, which Houston believes is very similar to the […]

Secret deliberations mar Montgomery County Commissioners Court, City of Shenandoah, San Jacinto River Authority meetings

Secret deliberations mar Montgomery County Commissioners Court, City of Shenandoah, San Jacinto River Authority meetings

Conroe and Shenandoah, November 21 – Corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport once said, “We need to get rid of the Texas Open Meetings Act so we can start to get business done.” Davenport’s comment is the antithesis of the law in Texas, which clearly provides in Section 551.001 of the Texas Government Code (the […]

Senator Brandon Creighton about SJRA-caused flooding: “I’m going to stay on top of that and make sure it doesn’t happen again”

Conroe, November 8 – On Monday, November 6, 2017, State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, speaking to a capacity crowd at the Montgomery County Tea Party meeting about the San Jacinto River Authority-induced flooding during Tropical Storm Harvey, said, “I’m going to stay on top of that and make sure it doesn’t happen again.” […]

SJRA President Tisdale, VP Koetting conciliatory regarding downstream flooding, while citizens express concerns at board meeting

Conroe, October 27 – San Jacinto River Authority Board President Lloyd Tisdale and Vice President Fred Koetting struck a conciliatory tone during the October 26, 2017, Board of Directors meeting at the SJRA’s Board Room next to the Lake Conroe Dam. It’s unclear whether SJRA will focus more on its duty “to provide flood control” […]