San Jacinto River Authority wastes more public dollars, loses appeal

Houston, May 2 – The Houston Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth Appellate District handed the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) another loss in SJRA’s seemingly endless squandering of attorney fees to avoid blame for its actions in failing “to provide flood control” resulting in the horrible flooding during the Harvey storm. The Court of […]

Friday, February 15, 12 noon, “It’s Hammer Time”: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SJRA but were afraid to ask

Friday, February 15, 12 noon, “It’s Hammer Time”: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SJRA but were afraid to ask

Montgomery County, February 15 – “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About SJRA but were afraid to ask” is the theme of today’s edition of “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular show affiliated with this newspaper, which appears on Facebook and YouTube at MCP. TV. The show will air live today, Friday, February 15, 2019, at […]

Gaping chasm between SJRA’s operations versus statutory duty “to provide flood control,” as SJRA’s admission in court filings reveal

Gaping chasm between SJRA’s operations versus statutory duty “to provide flood control,” as SJRA’s admission in court filings reveal

Image: Entering the San Jacinto River Authority’s palatial headquarters building (or living downstream from SJRA’s business operations) floods a person with more terror than crossing a crevasse by ladder wearing crampons. In reality, there’s a gaping chasm between the Authority’s operations which they run more like a for-profit water seller than a governmental agency whose […]

Guest Editorial: LSGCD Board member and candidate Webb Melder on “SJRA’s Water Monopoly in a Nutshell”

Publisher’s Note: Former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder has become a property rights and water rights advocate for the citizens of Montgomery County. He currently sits as the most vocal member of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors as a vocal dissenter to the LSGCD’s over-regulation of groundwater and efforts to force citizens to purchase […]

Eagerly anticipating large pay day with engineering vendors, County Judge Doyal authors very different flood control resolution from penny-pinching Noack

Conroe, June 24 – Both Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 3 County Commissioner have authored flood control resolutions for the Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting, but the two have taken very different approaches. The lame duck County Judge Doyal, whose ties to engineering vendors are much $tronger than any interest he’s […]

Heavy rain in forecast; will SJRA lower lake levels?

Conroe and Montgomery County, June 15 – The National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have forecast very heavy rain for Montgomery County and the Greater Houston area over the next several days. The prediction of the Weather Service calls for as much as ten (10) inches of rain over […]

SJRA, General Manager Houston seem serious about first steps “to provide flood control”

SJRA, General Manager Houston seem serious about first steps “to provide flood control”

Image: The jurisdiction of the San Jacinto River Authority is the watershed of the San Jacinto River outside of Harris County. SJRA has the duty “to provide flood control” for the entire San Jacinto River watershed. After pressure from the citizens of Montgomery County, citizens of Harris County, Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), State Representative candidate […]

SJRA to reopen Lake Conroe at noon

Conroe, March 31 – The San Jacinto River Authority announced at 10:05 a.m. today, March 31, 2018, that it will reopen Lake Conroe to normal boat traffic at noon. SJRA had closed the lake yesterday, because SJRA had failed to release water from the lake prior to the storm which citizens in this area knew about […]

After Governor Abbott orders it to do so, San Jacinto River Authority finally agrees to fulfill its statutory duty “to provide flood control” (after only 83 years!)

Conroe, March 23 – The beleaguered citizens of the San Jacinto River watershed and its outfall have had to wait 83 years for the San Jacinto River Authority, created by the Texas Legislature in 1935, to begin to fulfill its primary statutory duty “to provide flood control.” After Governor Greg Abbott ordered the San Jacinto […]

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 […]