Creighton, Toth, Huberty call for investigation into SJRA, possible sunsetting

Conroe, The Woodlands, and Kingwood, September 10 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), State Representative Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood), and former State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) have called for an investigation in the Texas Legislature of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). Creighton has added that he’s glad the SJRA is up for sunset review […]

BREAKING NEWS: San Jacinto River Authority should learn from Florida’s Lake Okeechobee pre-releases to manage anticipated high waters from Hurricane Irma

BREAKING NEWS! ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer, and ASSOCIATED PRESS Lake Okechobee, Florida, September 6 – The San Jacinto River Authority should learn some major lessons from the management of the Herbert Hoover Dike and Lake Okeechobee, near Miami, as the Lake Okeechobee Flood Control District and the United States Army Corps of Engineers are pre-releasing […]

Do we really want to live in a society where, legally, “the king can do no wrong”?

Rethinking “sovereign immunity” when government entities, such as SJRA, go into competition with private businesses Conroe, September 5 – After witnessing the self-serving actions of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) during the past year (and a lot longer), numerous readers of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, have asked the question: why can’t […]

Guest Editorial: The Truth is Out in The Montgomery County Water Scandal

Publisher’s Note: This opinion editorial of Simon Sequeira, President of Quadvest Water and Sewer Utility, is a great analysis and summary of the terrible situation, which Montgomery County citizens must confront regarding water rights. Sequeira is a leader in the fight to reform the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District and the San Jacinto River Authority. Sequeira’s father, […]

Montgomery County’s Pearl Harbor: What Would You Have Done Differently If You Controlled SJRA’s Decisions?

Montgomery County’s Pearl Harbor: What Would You Have Done Differently If You Controlled SJRA’s Decisions?

Image: The wreckage of the United States battleship, the USS Arizona, on December 8, 1941, one day after the Pearl Harbor Attack. Lake Conroe Dam, September 4 – There are striking similarities between the United States’ handling of the Pearl Harbor Attack on December 7, 1941, and the San Jacinto River Authority’s (SJRA) terrible handling of […]

Time is long overdue for Montgomery County to stop treating East Montgomery County like the poor stepsister, as it’s not poor but a vibrantly growing community

New Caney, August 6 – The time is long overdue for Montgomery County, especially the County Judge (Craig Doyal) and the Commissioners Court, to stop treating East Montgomery County like the poor stepsister. East Montgomery County is rapidly growing into one of the most vibrant areas of Montgomery County with commercial development, residential growth, a […]

Judge Doyal’s excellent comment highlights outstanding presentation at SJRA on flood studies

Conroe, June 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s comment on a major community misconception about flooding highlighted an outstanding presentation by consultants to the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) on the Flood Protection Study and Flood Early Warning System Project. The meeting occurred at the SJRA’s Boardroom overlooking the beautiful Lake Conroe Dam (the […]