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 […]

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 […]

Melder or Councill Are Right for LSGCD Board Position

Conroe, February 14 – Today, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is interviewing candidates for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, a local regulatory body firmly under the control of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) which engages in monopolistic practices to drive the price of its surface water into the stratosphere. LSGCD has become a […]

Commissioners Court to Interview, Appoint Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board Candidates

Conroe, February 12 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting after the conclusion of the regular Court meeting at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, to interview and take appropriate action regarding the appointment of a Board of Directors member for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). Several candidates with very […]

Steganography on Display: County Judge Doyal, Chief of Staff Fredricks Late-Friday Commissioners Court Agenda, Consisting of 16 Pages and 2,274 Pages of Backup Documents; Impossible for Commissioners, Public to Have Meaningful Notice

Conroe, February 12 – Without providing any advance information to the rest of the Commissioners Court or the public, County Judge Craig Doyal and his Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks posted an agenda for the February 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting with 2,274 pages of backup. Clearly, Doyal and Fredricks seek to prevent […]

Texas A&M’s Bush School Study Rejects Texas Groundwater Regulation

College Station – Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service conducted a study which rejected the need for groundwater regulation in most parts of Texas, but most particularly in the Gulf Coast area where Montgomery County sits. Professor James Griffin, a 1970 Ph.D. graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, and a long […]

Dubois Directorship Raises Questions About His Journalistic Independence

Conroe, February 5 – Courier blog Editor Andy Dubois’ directorship on the Board of Leadership Montgomery County raises serious questions about his “independence” as a journalist. Let’s be clear: Leadership Montgomery County is a non-profit organization that puts on a good program that introduces individuals to the government and community organizations of Montgomery County. The […]

BREAKING NEWS: Representative Keough To Author Jointly Bill to Make LSGCD Board An Elected One

Austin, January 29 – Jason Millsaps, Chief of Staff to State Representative Mark Keough (R-The Woodlands), contacted The Golden Hammer this evening to clarify that Representative Keough intends to author jointly the bill of State Representative Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) to elect the entire Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). Millsaps said, […]

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Nominees to Appear for Public Interviews February 14

Conroe, January 29 – Thanks to the urging of Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, and over the protest of Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, the County Commissioners Court will conduct public interviews of five nominees for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors position at a workshop after the regular Commissioners […]