San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

San Jacinto River Authority intentionally obtuse when citizens, County Commissioners ask the pointed questions (has obfuscation become the new form of government?)

Image: On October 12, 2017, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley asked precisely the right question to engineer Sam Hinojosa of Halff Associates, Inc., the engineering firm doing a $2 million study for the San Jacinto River Authority, which many hold responsible for much of the flooding downstream from the Lake Conroe Dam during […]

Citizens set the San Jacinto River Authority straight about Harvey flooding, SJRA Board meeting, Part 2: Where’s the “common sense”?

Citizens set the San Jacinto River Authority straight about Harvey flooding, SJRA Board meeting, Part 2: Where’s the “common sense”?

Image: National Hurricance Center graphic map, dated August 13, 2017, predicting formation of a major storm heading westward from the Lesser Antilles gathering strength through tropical depression number 8 and going towards the Gulf Coast. Conroe, October 2 – At the San Jacinto River Authority’s Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017, the first […]

Harvey flooding dominates San Jacinto River Authority’s first meeting after the disaster: Part 1 of 2, SJRA’s view

Harvey flooding dominates San Jacinto River Authority’s first meeting after the disaster: Part 1 of 2, SJRA’s view

Image: San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston (center, dark suit) looks somberly at the audience just before 7:30 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017, as the first SJRA Board of Directors meeting since the Harvey flooding was about to begin at the opulent Board Room overlooking the Lake Conroe Dam. Conroe, September 29 – […]

Guest Editorial: John Hill Wertz, Commissioners Court unprepared for Harvey disaster, volunteers save the day

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: John Hill Wertz lives in Commissioners Precinct 2, serves as the GOP Precinct Chair in Voting Precinct 69, and is the Chairman of the Montgomery County Tea Party’s Vetting Committee. Wertz provided some of the following comments during a citizen comment to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 26, 2017. This Guest […]

Commissioners Court examines Tropical Storm Harvey/San Jacinto River Authority flooding numbers, debris removal

Conroe, September 27 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae and County Emergency Management Director Darren Hess provided the Montgomery County Commissioners Court some sad numbers concerning the number of homes and families’ lives destroyed when Tropical Storm Harvey and the San Jacinto River Authority joined to flood Montgomery County. Hess told the Commissioners Court: […]

BREAKING NEWS: Montgomery County Hospital District votes reappraisals for flood-damaged homes!

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 26 – The Montgomery County Hospital District voted unanimously this afternoon at its regular monthly Board of Directors meeting to permit reappraisals of flood-damaged homes in Montgomery County in order to ease the tax burden on those whom Tropical Storm Harvey or the San Jacinto River Authority or both damaged. Board […]

Woodloch’s Mayor Diane Lincoln: “Something’s got to be done to stop SJRA from opening those [flood] gates any time they want!”

Conroe, September 17 – “Something’s got to be done to stop SJRA from opening those [flood] gates any time that they want,” Diane Lincoln, Mayor of the Town of Woodloch, told the Montgomery County Commissioners Court during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Woodloch is 8 miles southeast of Conroe, east of Interstate […]

SJRA accuses Kingwood officials of lies and misrepresentations

Conroe, September 15 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading newspaper, is, of course, the picture of objectivity and bastion of no-bias reporting. Therefore, we are publishing the following statement from the San Jacinto River Authority. Several aspects of the statement contradict the video which the SJRA released on September 1, 2017. That’s their choice. When […]

EXTRA! Precinct 2 Commissioner Candidate Parker joins CISD President Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of Harvey-damaged properties

Conroe, September 14 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker, who is challenging incumbent Commissioner Charlie Riley in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election joined Conroe Independent School District Board President Melanie Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of all Tropical Storm Harvey-damaged properties. “I call for all taxing entities attached to the […]