BREAKING NEWS! SJRA’s $500 million pipe bursts at Research Forest, Technology Forest, will cause 4-day road showdown

BREAKING NEWS! The Woodlands, September 13 – In its attempt to corner the water market and drive water prices and profits up, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) built a $500 million pipeline system, which the Texas Water Development Board most financed. Today, SJRA’s monopolistic pipeline system, designed to carry surface water from Lake Conroe […]

Bill “The Sage” O’Sullivan speaks the truth about SJRA from hospital

Bill “The Sage” O’Sullivan speaks the truth about SJRA from hospital

Image: Kilo the Dog visited Bill O’Sullivan, the “Sage” of Montgomery County, on Monday, September 9, 2019, at TIRR Memorial Hermann where O’Sullivan is recovering from brain surgery resulting from an accidental fall three weeks ago. The Woodlands, September 11 – Bill O’Sullivan, Montgomery County’s “Sage,” spoke the truth about the San Jacinto River Authority […]

The Golden Hammer fights back, files brief in SJRA’s appeal to avoid public disclosure of downstream flooding documents

Publisher’s Note: The Golden Hammer requested some important documents from the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). The SJRA refused to provide the documents. This newspaper’s Publisher filed suit against the SJRA in 2017. The case went to trial in February, 2019. The trial judge, the Honorable Kristin Bays of the 284th District Court, ordered SJRA to produce […]

San Jacinto River Authority, Montgomery County Emergency Management, Harris County Flood Control remind public of available alerts

Conroe, August 30 – Midway through hurricane season, the San Jacinto River Authority, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management (MCOEM), and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) remind residents of Montgomery, Harris, and surrounding counties of available water level, rainfall, and emergency alerts. SJRA communicates weather updates via email, SMS, or voice calls. SJRA limited […]

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 […]