Representative King seeks to protect river authorities, such as SJRA, in dark shadows, with House Bill 3933

Austin, March 22 – State Representative Tracy King, an environmentalist who is one of the most grave enemies of private property rights in Texas, introduced House Bill 3933 on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The legislation would remove all river authorities, including the scofflaw San Jacinto River  Authority (SJRA), from all “sunset” review by the Texas […]

Texas Sunset Commission staff report fails to address key San Jacinto River Authority issues

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, December 15 – The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission’s bureaucratic staff issued a report to the Sunset Advisory Commission members concerning the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), which faces “sunset” review during the 87th Texas Legislature beginning January 12, 2021. As one might expect of bureaucratic staff, the […]

“It’s Hammer Time” to host former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder on “sunset” of San Jacinto River Authority

Bill Brenza, Special Reporter to The Golden Hammer Montgomery County, November 13 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live and YouTube show at MCP.TV airing at 12 noon today, Friday, November 13, 2020, will feature former Conroe Mayor and former Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) President Webb Melder. The show will discuss the […]

SJRA fails to ID worst flaw in secretive Sunset “self-evaluation” report

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 18 – The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) prepared a “Self Evaluation Report” submitted to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission of the Texas Legislature on August 30, 2019. SJRA has carefully guarded the report and attempted to keep it secret. Nonetheless, the investigative team at The Golden Hammer, Montgomery […]

Editorial: A proposed reform measure for the San Jacinto River Authority during the 2019 “Sunset”

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Many residents of Montgomery County believe that the San Jacinto River Authority caused the flooding damage to homes downstream during Tropical Storm Harvey by increasing by a massive quantity the amount of water discharged from the Lake Conroe Dam, by failing to warn residents downstream that SJRA was about to release […]

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 […]