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Perry, Legislators Drooling for Special Sessions...|
Special Sessions Suck (SSS) Why can't Texas Legislators resolve urgent issues within the regular legislative session every 2 years? In other words, why can't the Governor and Legislators do the jobs they were voted-in to do? Why do they drool for special sessions at a cost of $4 million per session? Special Sessions should be renamed Special Interest Sessions because many of the topics never come up in a regular session in which many of the bills would never be approved. The rules of engagement are different in a Special Session because a lesser majori.....
|pstern | 10:10:36 AM | 1 comments (Views:80)|
Giving Somervell Taxpayer Money to Provide Services to Gated Community in Hood County|
Here's the situation. Rich people who live in gated community Pecan Plantation reside in Hood County, which has its own hospital district. Pecan Plantation residents do not pay any tax in the Hood County hospital district. Because Pecan Plantation residents already are in a hospital district (Hood), they likewise, if they felt it was important also to pay taxes to the hospital district that.....
|salon | 1:08:02 PM | 6 comments (Views:151)|
|TORNADO SIRENS GOING OFF-TAKE COVER|
The Weather in Glen Rose is AWFUL- Tornado Watch till 1:00 am CT May 16 2013|
I hear it's worse in Granbury right now with hail and thunderstorms. TV (CBS-11) says there is a call for school busses and emergency vehicles to Pecan Plantation and Decordova, that there may be a casualty situation with some wounded. Here's a link to Hood County News 9:27 pm Sirens going off again 10:47- our phone rang with emergency services warning that there was a.....
|salon | 8:37:22 PM | 0 comments (Views:93)|
Hand Recount for the Somervell County Hospital District Election- Friday 9:00 am|
Update: Hand recount done, numbers the same, so the district still passed.Two things: kudos to whoever decided to ask for the recount and second, I kind of love hearing that the voting machine was accurate:) Just got word from one of our readers that there will be a hand recount done of the ballots on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 9:00 am. So great, this is for the entire community so that we can.....
|salon | 5:59:52 PM | 0 comments (Views:123)|
Where in this Definition of Somervell County Hospital District does it say it's okay to spend outside the district?|
Maybe it's in here and I just can't see it. Please point it out in the comments. Remember that entitites such as Hopkins County EXPLICITLY put territory outside their county boundaries in their initial petition; I suspect Pecan Plantation and Decordova can't ask to pay their fair share of property taxes after petitioning to be part of OUR district because they are already part of HO.....
|salon | 12:29:22 PM | 0 comments (Views:116)|
Are you one of the people who voted provisionally or wanted to in Somervell County Hospital District Election|
Did you get a provisional ballot to vote? Did you try to vote and weren't able to due to not being on the rolls? If you are, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|salon | 11:40:19 AM | 0 comments (Views:79)|
Musing on the Somervell County Hospital District Election-Tuesday, May 14 2013|
The first thing that I am taking from this particular election is how important it is to actually get out and vote. I have never seen an election before that was this close, where the results hinged on whether a provisional ballot was acceptable or not. Had the vote been tied, the hospital district could have failed. I spoke to some people who told me that the last district election was so over.....
|salon | 3:11:34 PM | 0 comments (Views:124)|
Exclusive: Creation of a hospital district means wave good-bye to Pecan Plantation, it is the LAW|
I have been digging through the Texas Health and Safety Code since a hospital district and its rules are documented there. I found a part of the law that I think the folks who created the petition never researched or they would not have done it. The part of the law that I am referring to is Section 282.050, which states: HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE TITLE 4. HEALTH FACILITIES SUBTITLE D. .....
|pharper | 11:33:02 PM | 12 comments (Views:290)|
|The wrong part of the Texas Health and Safety Code was used|
Exclusive: Was the hospital district election legal? |
The petition that was used to request a ballot on the creation of a hospital district, here's a copy, references a specific section of the Texas Health and Safety Code, here's a screen shot of the beginning of it: The problem with this are two-fold, first let's take a larger look at the hospital distict section of the Texas Health and Safety Code, again anot.....
|pharper | 10:39:38 PM | 1 comments (Views:204)|
How Much from Taxes DOES Somervell County Pay out for Pecan Family Medical Center in Hood County? |
As we've said before, when GRMC was a private hospital expending their own money, what they did with funding and supporting a clinic in another county was their own business. Once GRMC became part of being governed again by the Somervell County Hospital Authority, it became ours as the taxpayer. I've been curious for quite a while about what kind of money has been spent by GRMC at an ou.....
|salon | 4:30:52 PM | 0 comments (Views:155)|