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 […]

Crowder Gulf continues to disappoint citizens, County government in Harvey debris removal

Conroe, October 14 – Two members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court complained to Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Darren Hess during the Court’s October 10, 2017, meeting, that Crowder Gulf, the company to which the County government awarded a $2 million contract for disaster relief services. Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack said to […]

BREAKING NEWS: Creighton announces major addition of SJRA to Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Monday at EMCID Building in New Caney at 9 a.m.

BREAKING NEWS! New Caney, Conroe, and Austin, October 13 – State Senator Brandon Creight (R-Conroe) announced after midnight that the hearing of the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs on the East Montgomery County Improvement District Building on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 9 a.m., will include representatives of the San Jacinto […]

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