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I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant- H L Mencken
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Happy Holidays from Somervell County Salon (2014)

Hope everyone has a great holiday season!  And Happy Winter Solstice- TODAY (Dec 21) is the SHORTEST day of the year    
salon | 12/20/2014/11:31:42 AM |  0 Comment(s) (Views:198)  


Top 50 Posts on Somervell County Salon in 2014

Even though it's not quite the end of the years, I think it's safe to say that nothing will outrun these posts till 2015. To see who wrote that post, look for the screen name to the right and, of course, for the screenname associated with the post itself. Incidentally,Somervell County Salon has had 30 top level posters since inception in 2005, if you also would like to write on the site, p......
salon | 12/22/2014/10:11:26 AM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:116)  

Top 150 Posts of All Time in 2014 on Somervell County Salon

For Somervell County Salon's end of year wrap-up. These are the posts that have gotten the most views, in descending order, since I started Somervell County Salon in 2005. You can see who wrote what by the name on the end or, of course, on the post itself.  1. Wildfires Burning in Somervell (Glen Rose) and Hood County July 7 2011 (7/7/2011) - salon &nb......
salon | 12/22/2014/10:04:53 AM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:104)  

Bigotry on its way out, at least through the court system- December 21 2014

Will Texas be next? Texas Tribune, via the Gilmer Mirror “There are moments in our lives that are flashbulb moments,” De Leon said during a town hall event last week, describing the decision she and Dimetman reached to challenge the state’s same-sex marriage ban. With the case heading to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans next month, De Leon, Dim......
salon | 12/21/2014/12:38:51 PM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:99)  

On Open Records Inspection in Texas - 2014

Someone asked me about this the other day about how to find out public information from a particular government entity. I've long been posting public records on this site. Tried to look a bit ago to see just when I started doing it and I honestly can't remember for sure, but probably sometime in 2008. I had been going to various government meetings and recording them starting in about 2006......
salon | 12/20/2014/3:39:07 PM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:119)  

Quick Housekeeping Note for Somervell County Salon- 12/20/2014

Somervell County Salon has been getting a huge amount of spam lately.I read something recently that said the number of spambots on the planet now outnumbers real people.  I'm a little tired of fighting it this week, so am going to run an experiment. For the next while, to read the posts and comment, you will need to be registered and logged on. I hope to clear out spammers who use the ......
salon | 12/20/2014/2:07:36 PM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:85)  

Ruminations of the Easily Amused 12/19/2014

About to go into the "Get things done before the end of the year" mode, so posting may be light, at least from me, for the next couple of weeks. Will be posting the top posts of the year before Jan 1.  Today it's overcast and I'm chilling with the dogs, who seem pretty happy to be lounging in the living room.  FCC seems to have lost a lot of net neutrality comments ......
salon | 12/19/2014/3:51:38 PM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:105)  

Hey! Somervell Hospital District - ASK THE Attorney General for an OPINION

Redux on Spending Tax Money in Hood County*s Pecan Plantation- Dec 2014

Money continues to be spent from OUR Somervell County Hospital District into ANOTHER hospital district, Hood County Hospital District. Why are we taxpayers paying even ONE CENT for services in a clinic within a rich, gated community, in a hospital district that pays NO TAXES while we pay to put services there, including hospital equipment. Were Pecan Family Medical Center a privately run clinic th......
salon | 12/19/2014/2:29:51 PM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:212)  

Standing Up to Bullies and Terrorists- Sony vs Hollywood

If the noble experiment of American democracy is to mean anything, it is fidelity to the principle of freedom. It is to champion the idea that all men and women are endowed with certain unalienable rights—free to think our thoughts, speak our minds, associate with whom we want and express our feelings without fear that a tyrant will silence us. Slavery is not only the physical restraining ......
salon | 12/19/2014/12:25:18 PM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:113)  

Glen Rose ISD Audio-2014

Thank you, Doug McClure and Dana R.  I have for a long while wanted to listen to some school board meetings.I, as you all know, have long believed that simply reading minutes of a meeting does give enough information about what happens at government meetings. For some, it's not possible to attend meetings. For me, I want to stay informed as much as possible as a citizen, so really appr......
salon | 12/19/2014/11:30:54 AM |  0 Comment(s)(Views:112)  

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Okay, moving on to worse news... National Debt soars over $18T !!!
BEST vs. HARPER - Updated 12/18/2014
Williams convicted of Capitol murder--now awaiting sentencing

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 salon  I read on a gossip site last year that Joe and Mika were having an affair, altho....

 salon  ANOTHER article about the Blacklands Toll Road from Unfair Park And let'....

 salon  Read a little more about this just now. Wife says they were planning to kill som....

 concernedcitizen  The sequestered jury at. 8:45 am was to reconvene to determine fate of Eric Wi....

 salon  Incidentally, just saw a reply from the lady who wrote that Barbie book Unf....

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