The Golden Hammer’s Publisher lays out citizen call for future of LSGCD, SJRA

Conroe, December 14 – At the meeting of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, set out a road map for the future of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). It’s important to recall that, by over-regulating and restricting groundwater production, […]

After decades of failing “to provide flood control,” San Jacinto River Authority faces existential lawsuits after Houston Court of Appeals opinion

After decades of failing “to provide flood control,” San Jacinto River Authority faces existential lawsuits after Houston Court of Appeals opinion

Image: Houston Court of Appeals Justice Michael Massengale, known as a very conservative jurist, wrote the unanimous opinion for the Court that has opened the San Jacinto River Authority up to lawsuits, possibly numbering in the thousands of claims, after the River Authority flooded thousands of homes during Tropical Storm Harvey. Conroe and Houston, December […]

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 […]

Almost four months after Harvey, San Jacinto River Authority still takes no action “to provide flood control”

Conroe, December 15 – The San Jacinto River Authority (“SJRA”) Board of Directors met for the first time in two months on December 14, 2017, at 8:05 a.m., and failed even to include any mention of SJRA’s statutory duty “to provide flood control” on the meeting agenda. Instead, the SJRA Board approved: financial statements; a […]

Senator Brandon Creighton about SJRA-caused flooding: “I’m going to stay on top of that and make sure it doesn’t happen again”

Conroe, November 8 – On Monday, November 6, 2017, State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, speaking to a capacity crowd at the Montgomery County Tea Party meeting about the San Jacinto River Authority-induced flooding during Tropical Storm Harvey, said, “I’m going to stay on top of that and make sure it doesn’t happen again.” […]

River Plantation homeowners’ association denies flood victims temporary FEMA housing during rebuilding of their homes

Conroe, November 3 – Hundreds of residents of River Plantation subdivision are extremely upset with the River Plantation Community Improvement Association (RPCIA), the homeowners association in the deed-restricted neighborhood, because RPCIA won’t allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers to bring temporary housing trailers into the subdivision […]

SJRA President Tisdale, VP Koetting conciliatory regarding downstream flooding, while citizens express concerns at board meeting

Conroe, October 27 – San Jacinto River Authority Board President Lloyd Tisdale and Vice President Fred Koetting struck a conciliatory tone during the October 26, 2017, Board of Directors meeting at the SJRA’s Board Room next to the Lake Conroe Dam. It’s unclear whether SJRA will focus more on its duty “to provide flood control” […]

Houston Councilman Parker blames San Jacinto River Authority for “bald-faced lies,” former Representative Toth questions SJRA’s truthfulness

Houston and Conroe, October 24 – Houston City Councilman, who represents District E, which is the Kingwood-North Houston area, accused the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) for “a bald-faced lie” when SJRA claimed on its website and elsewhere after the Harvey storm that “they meet regularly to prepare for storm events.” Martin questioned Harris County […]

Emergency Management Director Hess provides bleak Harvey/SJRA flooding disaster update to Commissioners Court

Conroe, October 15 – Emergency Management Director Darren Hess presented a bleak disaster recovery update to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, with respect to the Tropical Storm Harvey/San Jacinto River Authority flooding. As Hess presented the report, Woodloch Mayor Diane Lincoln broke into tears on the front row, as […]

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