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Using the Lake Envronment to Improve Boat Launching Service

By at September 12, 2011 | 7:07 pm | 0 Comment

[caption id="attachment_8755" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Still Putting Boats in the Water"][/caption] As more and more public and private boat launch locations become unusable, E-Z Boat began deepening its North Ramp by extending it another 4 feet into the lake. Although the channel to the lake has too many high spots for much continued use beyond

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As Lake Conroe’s waterline sinks, concerns rise

By at August 30, 2011 | 7:38 pm | 0 Comment

By LINDSAY PEYTON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT Published 12:35 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, 2011 When the city of Houston ordered a gradual release of water from Lake Conroe on Aug. 15, concerns about the lake's future began to rise as water levels started to drop. On Aug. 16, the San Jacinto River Authority released 50 million gallons of water into the San Jacinto

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LCA PRESIDENT’S UPDATE – August 18, 2011

By at August 18, 2011 | 4:42 pm | 1 Comments

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY LAKE LEVEL SURVEY: The Lake Conroe Association (LCA) has been working with Texas A&M University and Montgomery County to assess the impact of projected lake level fluctuations resulting from the San Jacinto River Authority's (SJRA) Groundwater Reduction Plan.  Thanks to the generosity of LCA Members, the LCA was able to contribute $62,000

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SJRA addresses drought, lake level

By at August 6, 2011 | 7:51 am | 0 Comment

Posted: Saturday, August 6, 2011 12:00 am SJRA addresses drought, lake level By Jace Houston Guest Columnist Houston Community Newspapers  Our area is in the midst of a record-breaking drought. While that may sound obvious, the key phrase is “record-breaking.” State water planners use the seven-year drought of the 1950s as the benchmark for all water

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Houston soon may tap Lake Conroe for water supply

By at August 4, 2011 | 12:21 pm | 0 Comment

Falling lake levels raise concern Without rain soon, Houston will take emergency step to ensure water plant can still operate By CINDY HORSWELL HOUSTON CHRONICLE Aug. 4, 2011, 5:18AM Along the shores of Lake Houston and Lake Conroe, many landlocked boat docks lead to nowhere while grassy islands and sandbars sprout where water once flowed. Pieces of an old railroad,

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City of Houston May Request Water from Lake Conroe – SJRA Press Release

By at July 23, 2011 | 5:53 am | 1 Comments

City of Houston May Request Water from Lake Conroe   Although an official notice has not yet been received, the City of Houston has given preliminary indications that it will soon request a measured release of water from its two-thirds share of the water rights in Lake Conroe to meet the City's operational needs in Lake Houston. An exact quantity and start date is not

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Some Marinas and Boat Launch Facilites Getting Ready for Lower Lake Levels on Lake Conroe

By at July 21, 2011 | 4:38 pm | 2 Comments

You've seen the barges and draglines shuttling dirt from place to place for weeks now. Homeowners along the shoreline are taking advantage of the decreasing lake levels to deepen their channels to the lake. For many, the dredging is the only option to use their boats at all. Others have removed their boats from the shallows of their docks to deep water marinas or dry

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LCA PRESIDENT’S UPDATE

By at July 12, 2011 | 2:17 pm | 0 Comment

LCA PRESIDENT'S UPDATE July 11, 2011  We're hoping our LCA Members are enjoying 2011 and dealing with the multitude of extreme weather conditions being thrown at us by Mother Nature.  We've seen repeated record temperatures throughout June and an extended drought that has browned our grasses, damaged our trees and dropped our lake level more than three (3) feet. 

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What the ExxonMobil Relocation means to Montgomery County

By at June 30, 2011 | 11:12 am | 1 Comments

As most of you know, ExxonMobil is constructing several office buildings on a 385 acre tract of land just south of The Woodlands.  It is located in Harris County bordering Montgomery County.  Currently, they plan on moving all their employees in the Houston area from Greenspoint, downtown Houston and West Houston, totaling approximately 8,000-9,000 employees to the

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We are the Lucky Ones – Montgomery County Tx

By at June 16, 2011 | 8:15 pm | 1 Comments

Residents of Montgomery County, if it were not apparent to you that you are living in the best location on the planet, then consider this: 1. America is the greatest nation to live in 2. Texas is the greatest state to live in 3. Now Montgomery County becomes the best county to live and prosper in with the move of Exxon's campuses to here. We have almost all

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Interest grows in a brackish water source deep underground

By at June 8, 2011 | 7:17 am | 0 Comment

Municipal utility districts and major water users in Montgomery County concerned about the need to find alternative sources of water are digging deep for a solution — and they think they have found it. A trio of water suppliers approved by the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District are tapping into the Catahoula Formation aquifer as a new resource for providing

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Showing respect as boating season arrives

By at April 18, 2011 | 7:31 am | 0 Comment

Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:49 pm The water is getting warmer and the fish are spawning. The weather is great. Our lakes and rivers are starting to get crowded again. The only downside is that the water levels are down and it may be a little tricky to maneuver to your favorite fishin’ hole. I grew up around one of the largest lakes in Texas and it was

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Know You Fish Size & Limits

By at March 13, 2011 | 5:48 pm | 0 Comment

Spring Break has lots of folks fishing on the Lake this week. Pictured is Gman with a nice Blue he caught on a jug line fishing in Lewis Creek with his grandfather. They also caught several large Ops! This is the time of year that the enforcement officers are out on the Lake checking fishing licenses and boating equipment. Be sure and have all the required safety

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SJRA joins the hunt for brackish water

By at March 12, 2011 | 7:54 am | 0 Comment

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011 11:04 pm By Howard Roden | 0 comments The San Jacinto River Authority is joining other water systems around Lake Conroe in the hunt for brackish water. Days after the municipal utility districts in April Sound and Bentwater received tentative approval for a permit to pump water from the Catahoula Formation, the SJRA announced Thursday it

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This pretty much nails it …

By at March 8, 2011 | 8:53 pm | 0 Comment

A Wizard of ID cartoon that parallels with today. Spot on,

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Homes for Sale

By at February 22, 2011 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

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Search For Homes and real estate around Lake Conroe. Brought to you by Gary Greene Better Homes and Gardens Realty on Lake

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How to Lock Your Car and Why

By at February 22, 2011 | 2:48 pm | 1 Comments

I have heard something about this and came across this forwarded email written by a person I did not know. No doubt that this can happen. I locked my car.  As I walked away I heard my car door unlock.  I went back and locked my car again three times.  Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!!  Naturally alarmed, I looked around

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What is Valet Launching for your Boat?

By at February 14, 2011 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

Both E-Z Boat Storage and The Palms Marina tout their specialized service called "Valet Launching".  Both of these locations are adjacent to the lake and offer enclosed storage for boats with some of the Lake's deepest launch ramps. Many people have asked how these facilities operate a "valet service". The slideshow below is a visual display of an actual launch and the

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11th Annual Police Activities League Championship BASS TOURNAMENT

By at February 11, 2011 | 2:30 pm | 1 Comments

Police Activities League Championship BASS TOURNAMENT P.A.L. | Home $ 22,500 in total paybacks! ($1,500 given away each hour) Two-Day Tournament Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3, 2011 April Plaza Marina on Lake Conroe Tournament benefiting the Conroe ISD Police Department P.A.L. sponsored after-school and summer camp youth programs.Every child deserves a

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Toyota Texas Bass Classic Sponsors Local Tournament Trail on Lake Conroe.

By at February 11, 2011 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment

The Toyota Texas Bass Classic will be sponsoring the Sunday Morning Bass Tournament Trail out of Stow-A-Way Marina & RV Park on Lake Conroe, Texas. The tournament dates are March 20, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, & June 19, 2011. The Classic will be held on October 23, 2011, the weekend before the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on October 28,29, & 30, 2011.

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If the Wind Is Blowing – Don’t Forget To Fish The Windward Bank

By at February 10, 2011 | 9:32 am | 1 Comments

CRAPPIE FISHING TIPS: Got a chance to hit the water a couple of weeks ago.  I love fishing in December when there are not as many people on the water, and I am not sweating myself to death trying to catch a few Crappie. It was a Saturday with temps in the 70′s, and a strong cold front coming in the afternoon.  We decided to go fishing at an area called

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Lake Conroe MUDs strike the mother lode on new water

By at February 8, 2011 | 6:28 pm | 0 Comment

By Howard Roden City editor | 0 comments In the search for an alternative water supply, the residents of April Sound and Bentwater appear to have struck the mother lode. Results from two test wells drilled by Municipal Utility Districts 3 and 4 in April Sound show the water found in the Catahoula Formation of the Gulf Coast Aquifer to be “very usable,” and that

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Toyota Texas Bass Classic & Outdoor Music Festival Returns to Conroe October 28 – 30 , 2011

By at February 7, 2011 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

Toyota Texas Bass Classic & Outdoor Music Festival Returns to Conroe October 28 — 30 Concerts & Weigh-Ins Take Place at Lone Star Convention & Expo Center Conroe, Texas — The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will return to the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center in Conroe October 28 — 30, 2011. The event, a three-day world-class fishing tournament,

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Releases Video on Fizzing Bass

By at February 5, 2011 | 9:12 am | 0 Comment

February 2, 2011 Media Contacts: Larry Hodge, (903) 670-2255, larry.hodge@tpwd.state.tx.us; Randy Myers, (210) 688-9460; randy.myers@tpwd.state.tx.us Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Releases Video on Fizzing Bass ATHENS–The Inland Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the availability of a seven-minute video detailing the

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