BREAKING NEWS! Conroe ISD Board President Melanie Bush calls for reappraisals of Harvey-affected properties

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 14 – Conroe Independent School District Board President Melanie Bush, who is also running as a reformer for Montgomery County Treasurer against an “establishment” incumbent, called for reappraisal of all flood-affected properties within the CISD boundaries. The Texas Tax Code allows for such reappraisals after a disaster of the magnitude of […]

County debris removal vendor Lyman Ramsay to Montgomery County Commissioners Court: “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies”

County debris removal vendor Lyman Ramsay to Montgomery County Commissioners Court: “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies”

Image: CrowderGulf Vice President Lyman Ramsay addressed the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 12, 2017, concerning the sharp practices among dump truck drivers and operators who are profiteering from the Tropical Storm Harvey disaster. Conroe, September 12 – “I’ve never seen the level of greed, deceit, and lies told than what I’ve seen in […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: San Jacinto River Authority should learn from Florida’s Lake Okeechobee pre-releases to manage anticipated high waters from Hurricane Irma

BREAKING NEWS! ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer, and ASSOCIATED PRESS Lake Okechobee, Florida, September 6 – The San Jacinto River Authority should learn some major lessons from the management of the Herbert Hoover Dike and Lake Okeechobee, near Miami, as the Lake Okeechobee Flood Control District and the United States Army Corps of Engineers are pre-releasing […]

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C., September 3 – President Donald J. Trump declared today as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. President Trump’s Proclamation, which he signed yesterday, follows: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Hurricane Harvey first made landfall […]

Trump asks for $7.9 billion down payment for Harvey relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts. The request, expected to be swiftly approved by Congress, would add $7.4 billion to rapidly dwindling Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster aid coffers and $450 million to finance disaster loans for […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court addresses Harvey issues, votes to pay overtime to salaried employees, Commissioner candidate Bagley blasts them

Montgomery County Commissioners Court addresses Harvey issues, votes to pay overtime to salaried employees, Commissioner candidate Bagley blasts them

Image: Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Darren Hess addressed the Commissioners Court during a Special Meeting on Friday, September 1, 2017. If Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley looked befuddled, that’s because he was. Conroe, September 2 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held a Special Meeting at 6 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2017, to […]

Montgomery County Emergency Management Update

Conroe, August 31 – The following is the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management update issued at 8:21 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017. It’s the government-centric view of the community. In reality, the outpouring of private charity and compassion arising from the Harvey catastrophe far exceeds anything to which the County government has come close.