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Senator Kip Averitt (Texas Senate District 22) Personal Financial Statement from 2007 (salon) Via the Texas Watchdog site. here's the PDFSources of Occupational Income, FILER Employed by another, Ryan 100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701Was wondering what this is. It's a tax service company. .....- 11/28/2008 9:42:18 AM
Personal Financial Statement of Sid Miller(Texas House District 59) for 2007-Redux (salon) I noticed the other day that there's a new site that has gotten all the Texas Legislature Personal Financial Statements and put them online. That site if TexasWatchdog.org. Also has a pretty nice goog.....- 11/28/2008 9:27:29 AM
Quick Note about the Glen Rose ISD Technology Center (salon) Took a short tour the other night of the center which will be finished being built out by the end of school and ready to be used by next school year. It's GREAT!!! It is, of course, in the buildin.....- 11/28/2008 8:35:53 AM
Everyone Have a Terrific Holiday (salon) Took a short tour the other night of the center which will be finished being built out by the end of school and ready to be used by next school year. It's GREAT!!! It is, of course, in the buildin.....- 11/27/2008 12:41:30 AM
GRISD Students can get teachers blacklisted for life by working together in sex scams (joe) As proven tonight by the GRISD school board, students colluding together can accuse a teacher of having sex with them and get the teacher banned from even volunteering at GRISD. Chayce Wilson and.....- 11/25/2008 2:38:49 AM
Audio-Joelle Ogletree Hearing November 2008 Before the Glen Rose Independent School District Board (salon) about being a volunteer. She had put in a request, again, about a month or two ago and her application was denied by Superintendent Wayne Rotan. She then, following procedure requested a face to face .....- 11/24/2008 11:51:19 PM
Audio-Video - Glen Rose Independent School District Board Meeting November 24 2008 (salon) about being a volunteer. She had put in a request, again, about a month or two ago and her application was denied by Superintendent Wayne Rotan. She then, following procedure requested a face to face .....- 11/25/2008 12:09:20 AM
Just Read *Devil's Gate* by David Roberts -about the Mormon Handcart Disaster (salon) First up, let me say that the interlibrary loan system works GREAT. I put in a request for this book from the local library and got it within a week, from the UTD library.Imagine, if you will, poor pe.....- 11/23/2008 10:45:14 PM
This is the Cat that Ate the Rat That Ate The Cheese- American Consolidated Media Gets New CEO (salon) I'm always kind of fascinated by who owns what. Remember how the Glen Rose Reporter was bought out about a year or so ago by Australian company Macquarie Media Group that bought up American Consolidat.....- 11/23/2008 1:16:08 PM
Incidentally, Joelle Ogletree to Have Hearing on Monday Nov 24 at 6:00 pm Glen Rose School Board Meeting (salon) I'm always kind of fascinated by who owns what. Remember how the Glen Rose Reporter was bought out about a year or so ago by Australian company Macquarie Media Group that bought up American Consolidat.....- 11/22/2008 1:30:47 PM
Audio/Podcast of Joelle Ogletree Radio (Glen Rose) Interview with Ernie and Jay KRLD-November 20 2008 (salon) LINK  or if this link doesn't work, go to the Ernie and Jay audio page and see the interview with Ogletree.As I'm listening to this, the Glen Rose Independent School District is still barring Ogl.....- 11/21/2008 7:39:58 PM
Land Condemnation Horror Story O Day-The Greedy Nolansville TN Officials (salon) Ugh. Ihate reading stories like this. Here you had a family that didn't have a problem with letting the city have an easement to a ball field, which you know, had to be reached another way, but it was.....- 11/21/2008 3:09:15 PM
Gee! Bush Burned in Effigy in Baghdad by Thousands Who Don't Want the SOFA Agreement (salon) Chanting and waving flags, thousands of Muqtada al-Sadr's followers filled Firdous Square to protest a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security pact that would allow American troops to stay for three more years. .....- 11/21/2008 2:59:11 PM
Lawsuit Filed in Indiana re: religious education program at elementary school. (salon) From Journal-GazetteAccording to court documents, on Sept. 11, J.S. was taken from his classroom to the religious release time trailer and given a pamphlet about the program to take home to get parent.....- 11/21/2008 2:57:56 PM
10 USB Computer Gadgets to Help You Through the Winter (salon) From Journal-GazetteAccording to court documents, on Sept. 11, J.S. was taken from his classroom to the religious release time trailer and given a pamphlet about the program to take home to get parent.....- 11/21/2008 8:49:45 AM
R-CALF USA States Concern Over USDA NAIS and COOL -on the NAIS 840 TAGS (salon) Or, Where USDA again states that they're trying to sneak NAIS in to make it mandatory.On Monday, R-CALF USA submitted its formal comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) i.....- 11/21/2008 7:47:29 AM
Sarah Palin-My Favorite Idiot Du Jour- The Turkey backdrop (salon) Or, Where USDA again states that they're trying to sneak NAIS in to make it mandatory.On Monday, R-CALF USA submitted its formal comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) i.....- 11/20/2008 10:24:38 PM
Glen Rose Panorama Photo from North Side of Square (salon) Or, Where USDA again states that they're trying to sneak NAIS in to make it mandatory.On Monday, R-CALF USA submitted its formal comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) i.....- 11/20/2008 9:51:06 PM
SOBERING...from The Public Record (humanbeing) Study: Ex-Guantanamo Prisoners, Cleared of Crimes, Permanently ScarredPosted: 19 Nov 2008 02:00 AM CSTDetainees released from U.S. detention in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan live sh.....- 11/20/2008 8:42:42 PM
Went to the Wine and Cheese Reception at the Holiday Inn Express in Glen Rose Tonight (salon) Not counting bed and breakfasts, there are 6 motels in town (one has yet to open, hope they also have a freebie food shindig!) One of them just opened, the Holiday Inn Express, and lured by freebie wi.....- 11/20/2008 8:31:37 PM
Silly String Over Your Child's Grave-Darlie Routier Case More Testing (salon) I saw that a judge is going to allow testing of a bloody sock that was found near the crime scene in the case of Darlie Routier, who was convicted years ago of stabbling her two sons. I distinctly rem.....- 11/20/2008 7:11:15 PM
Heh! Video-Bush Like the Unpopular Guy in High School With Cooties (G20 Summit) (salon) I saw that a judge is going to allow testing of a bloody sock that was found near the crime scene in the case of Darlie Routier, who was convicted years ago of stabbling her two sons. I distinctly rem.....- 11/20/2008 9:50:17 AM
Here's what I don't understand about the Auto Industry Going Bankrupt (salon) A long time ago I worked for a company in Hudson, Ohio that went bankrupt, called Flickinger Electronics. I actually hadn't worked there very long. It was a little company that made an electronic mix .....- 11/20/2008 9:06:28 AM
How Much Money Should a School Board Spend on Travel and Hotel? (salon) A long time ago I worked for a company in Hudson, Ohio that went bankrupt, called Flickinger Electronics. I actually hadn't worked there very long. It was a little company that made an electronic mix .....- 11/19/2008 5:47:43 PM
Hard to Feel Pity for the Auto Industry Mogols When They Fly Private Planes to Congress (salon) pffffftttttThe CEOs of the big three automakers flew to the nation's capital yesterday in private luxurious jets to make their case to Washington that the auto industry is running out of cash and need.....- 11/19/2008 11:53:22 AM
For a Secular Christmas- Why Jesus is NOT the *Reason for the Season* (salon) I noticed in the paper the other day that the Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a christian, religious parade for Christmas, with the theme "Jesus is the Reason for the Season".&nb.....- 11/19/2008 11:47:15 AM
Somehow I missed the Pope Apologizing, Sort Of, for the Inquisition- Happened in 2000 and 2004 (salon) I got a documentary from PBS from Netflix about the Secret Files of the Inquisition and watched it last night. I had never heard, not paying attention, obviously, that the Pope apologized for the.....- 11/19/2008 11:02:51 AM
Since When Did Joe Lieberman Become a Democrat? (salon) Ugh.  Doesn't this strike Reid as a contradiction?Reid said, "Joe Lieberman is a Democrat. He's part of this caucus." And he again handed credit to Lieberman for earning Reid the job of.....- 11/19/2008 10:00:28 AM
How Many *Czars* Will be in Obama's Cabinet? And Where is that word in the constitution? (salon) Heard this on Marketplace Morning -audio at link.Since Nixon created the first "energy czar" in 1973, our government has become czar-crazy. But why? Has a czar ever delivered anything more t.....- 11/19/2008 9:56:39 AM
We Hear-Joelle Ogletree is going to be on DFW Radio on Thursday-the Ernie and Jay Show (salon) Heard this on Marketplace Morning -audio at link.Since Nixon created the first "energy czar" in 1973, our government has become czar-crazy. But why? Has a czar ever delivered anything more t.....- 11/18/2008 7:49:31 PM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Going to Stay in Our District (salon) despite speculation he was being considered for Veterans Affairs Secretary.Have to say, I think that's a good move. He has seniority on that committee and is able to do a lot of great things for veter.....- 11/18/2008 12:26:01 PM
Barnett Shale Rig Report for Somervell County Week of November 18 (salon) from the Star-TelegramSomervell CountyQuicksilver Resources: horizontal off County Road 319, north of intersection of U.S. 67 and Texas 144,Glen Rose.Quicksilver Resources: horizontal off County Road .....- 11/18/2008 12:23:44 PM
I am now officially an independent, politically (salon) An independent that, in voting, will always trend for the Democratic party, but doesn't want to be part of that party anymore. After all, if Joe Lieberman can quit the Democratic party in order to run.....- 11/18/2008 12:15:42 PM
WHY in the Fool is All the Christmas Stuff out Now? WHY IS THE RADIO PLAYING XMAS SONGS? (salon) Last week I had to get some stuff from the local grocery store and there was a big ole rack of red and green candy near the door. Today I drove to Stephenvillle and while flipping the dial came across.....- 11/17/2008 7:23:23 PM
Looks like Tommy Davis is making inroads on the property near Chalk Mountain (salon) I went to Stephenville today for some stuff and noticed that, whereas the last time I was heading west on 67, you couldn't really see the equipment or the hill being cleared, you can now. I was happy .....- 11/17/2008 5:09:33 PM
Anyone else think all this HRC talk of SoS is coming from HER people? (joe) I mean geez...can you be any more blatant. She should just send him a text message saying she wants the job instead of leaking all this rumor crap through the media like she did in the primary, it is .....- 11/17/2008 9:55:48 AM
Going to be busy the next few days -I have an idea for gifts to make (salon) I don't want to say what it is I'd like to do in case A. I don't end up doing it or B. the people I plan to make it for are reading, but here's what I WILL do, if I can ever find the instrucs again. I.....- 11/17/2008 9:40:28 AM
What to do with those old campaign signs? Turn them into birdhouses! (salon) I don't want to say what it is I'd like to do in case A. I don't end up doing it or B. the people I plan to make it for are reading, but here's what I WILL do, if I can ever find the instrucs again. I.....- 11/17/2008 9:27:01 AM
Six Years Later, Tom Delay's TRMPAC Case Still Not Resolved (salon) from the Texas Observer. (Before you go read the article, worth remember the local connection we have here with Sid Miller District 59. He was helped out by TAB, that recently pleaded guilty to unlawf.....- 11/15/2008 4:55:30 PM
Is Uranium Mining About to be Kaput in Kingsville? (Goliad County, Texas) (salon) from the Texas Observer. (Before you go read the article, worth remember the local connection we have here with Sid Miller District 59. He was helped out by TAB, that recently pleaded guilty to unlawf.....- 11/15/2008 4:33:36 PM
Is Industrial Hemp the Same Thing as Marijuana? ND Farmers Say No-Lawsuit (salon) from the Texas Observer. (Before you go read the article, worth remember the local connection we have here with Sid Miller District 59. He was helped out by TAB, that recently pleaded guilty to unlawf.....- 11/15/2008 4:00:19 PM
On those Suicide Rates Among Army Recruiters and Mounting Pressure to Get People in the Service (salon) Remember how the army said they were looking into why the rates of suicides among military recruiters were so high?  Here's an article that discusses the mounting pressure,including lying to pote.....- 11/15/2008 3:09:25 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper Week of Nov 13 2008 (salon) As always, becauseI like to read the newspaper and not because I"m affiliated.First up, I see that the City Council voted down the pay raise that Chris Bryant proposed last month  (Here's au.....- 11/15/2008 3:01:45 PM
Drinking the Koolaid- 30 Years Since Jonestown (salon) That phrase has become so much a part of our venacular that I had almost forgotten what it referred to... the mass suicide deaths of Jim Jones followers in Guyana. Thirty years ago. I remember seeing .....- 11/15/2008 2:03:15 PM
Heh. Video about the Coming Digital Conversion (salon) That phrase has become so much a part of our venacular that I had almost forgotten what it referred to... the mass suicide deaths of Jim Jones followers in Guyana. Thirty years ago. I remember seeing .....- 11/15/2008 1:43:02 PM
Dick Cavett on Sarah Palin (salon) That phrase has become so much a part of our venacular that I had almost forgotten what it referred to... the mass suicide deaths of Jim Jones followers in Guyana. Thirty years ago. I remember seeing .....- 11/15/2008 1:37:31 PM
Watched the movie *King Corn* last night (salon) about a couple of guys who go back to Greene, Iowa, where, coincidentally, both their grandfathers lived, and look at the process of growing corn. The corn that is grown in mass isn't tasty, for human.....- 11/15/2008 7:35:39 AM
Video-Olbermann Compile-Made me laugh (salon) about a couple of guys who go back to Greene, Iowa, where, coincidentally, both their grandfathers lived, and look at the process of growing corn. The corn that is grown in mass isn't tasty, for human.....- 11/14/2008 3:31:42 PM
Consumer Spending Back Drastically... You too? (salon) Retail sales downWondering what you all are doing to cut back? I've already said here that we cut our electricity bill into a third of what it was just by not using the AC, washing in cold water and u.....- 11/14/2008 1:15:44 PM
WE HEAR that the Glen Rose Post Office pickup box was robbed last month on the 25th (salon) and that some people who had put in checks to mail for bills have had their checking accounts accessed fraudulently. Update on November 20-Yuppers. See the Sheriff\'s Logs on menu at left.u.....- 11/14/2008 12:19:20 PM
Out of pocket for the next few days-got some kind of virus tha has knocked me out (salon) and that some people who had put in checks to mail for bills have had their checking accounts accessed fraudulently. Update on November 20-Yuppers. See the Sheriff\'s Logs on menu at left.u.....- 11/14/2008 10:10:51 AM
On Obama, Senate Democrats and Joe Lieberman (salon) and that some people who had put in checks to mail for bills have had their checking accounts accessed fraudulently. Update on November 20-Yuppers. See the Sheriff\'s Logs on menu at left.u.....- 11/12/2008 9:34:01 AM
Um. The material evidence used to implicate Libya in the Lockerbie bombing is a FAKE? (salon) Before I discuss this, remember that 9/11 didn't change everything, there was terrorism before that. But what's the deal with Libya's involvement. This article says that the key evidence, about a bomb.....- 11/11/2008 11:16:07 PM
University of Phoenix and Apollo Group was Discriminating against non-Mormon employees (salon) and the EEOC ruled against them. Weird. I didn't think that that University of Phoenix (an online college) was Mormon. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that Fede.....- 11/11/2008 10:44:52 PM
Colorado Man Continues To Try to Subpoena Dick Cheney in Assault Case (salon) and the EEOC ruled against them. Weird. I didn't think that that University of Phoenix (an online college) was Mormon. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that Fede.....- 11/11/2008 8:44:23 PM
Federal Reserve Bank Doesn't Want To Tell Congess Who's getting the Taxpayer Bailout Money (salon) blech. Here you have a PRIVATE entity that is taking taxpayer money and won't tell US who's getting it?  Makes me sick.And WHO the heck thinks, then, that we should bail out the auto industry? I .....- 11/11/2008 8:39:53 PM
Judge Says President Bush Not Immune to Federal Records Act, Lawsuit Proceeds (salon) blech. Here you have a PRIVATE entity that is taking taxpayer money and won't tell US who's getting it?  Makes me sick.And WHO the heck thinks, then, that we should bail out the auto industry? I .....- 11/11/2008 8:36:11 PM
How many Somervell County residents consider themselves liberal? (salon) blech. Here you have a PRIVATE entity that is taking taxpayer money and won't tell US who's getting it?  Makes me sick.And WHO the heck thinks, then, that we should bail out the auto industry? I .....- 11/11/2008 8:26:14 PM
Rick *Thirty Nine Percent* Trying to Hitch His Wagon to Wacko Sarah Palin (salon) Heh. He was so utterly rejected by the current crop of Republican presidential wannabes, probably either because of his association with deeply unpopular George Bush or because he REALLY made John McC.....- 11/11/2008 8:22:14 PM
One more thing about Religion and the Republochrist party (salon) Readers know I have been doing quite a bit of looking at organized religion for the past couple of years, including its origins as well as studying the effects of whether it is, generally, a force for.....- 11/11/2008 8:17:29 PM
I've Turned a Corner in My Mind about Principles and Positions (salon) One good thing about this election is that it firmed up a resolution I have to not just stand up for what I believe on this blog but make sure I speak out openly and positively in person. It isn't tha.....- 11/11/2008 7:59:36 PM
Can We PLEASE Stop Using the Word *Unveiled*, as iN So and So Unveiled some Plan (salon) One good thing about this election is that it firmed up a resolution I have to not just stand up for what I believe on this blog but make sure I speak out openly and positively in person. It isn't tha.....- 11/11/2008 7:05:48 PM
The Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches Made by Simple Simon in Glen Rose are GREAT!!!! (salon) I was so surprised some months back to see a sign in front of a pizza place advertising cheese steak sandwiches. But even more pleasantly surprised that they are GOOD!!!!Had another one tonight and I'.....- 11/11/2008 6:26:40 PM
About Religious Displays/Monuments on Public Property- Summum vs Pleasant Grove (salon) Wrote about this back in August, suit is about to be heard this week by the Supreme Court. Basically, the issue is this- if a city allows a private monument to be placed on public property, can the ci.....- 11/11/2008 5:02:18 PM
Judge Rules in Favor of Minority Report Pre-Crime-About the Denver Bumper Sticker Trial (salon) So. A Judge finally ruled about the case of those 3 people in Denver who several years ago went to a Bush event and, BECAUSE THE SCREENERS DIDN'T LIKE THE BUMPER STICKER ON THEIR CAR... IN THE PARKING.....- 11/10/2008 10:48:59 AM
Dean Kamen Creating a Stirling Engine Electric Car (Inventor of the Segway) (salon) from the Union Leader.I remember when I heard about *Ginger* some years back and hub and I talked about it ALL THE TIME. What was it? How cool would it be? Would it be a flying stirling engine car? An.....- 11/10/2008 10:40:10 AM
Daily Roundup of Ed Cartoons from the Boston Globe - nov 10, 2008 (salon) from the Union Leader.I remember when I heard about *Ginger* some years back and hub and I talked about it ALL THE TIME. What was it? How cool would it be? Would it be a flying stirling engine car? An.....- 11/10/2008 10:25:41 AM
Army To Investigate Disproportionate Cluster of Suicides Among Military Recruiters in Texas (salon) From the Killeen paperSeventeen Army recruiters have committed suicide nationwide since 2001, but four of them were from the Houston Recruiting Battalion, which recruits soldiers from East Texas. A fi.....- 11/8/2008 1:57:22 PM
Now that the Presidential Election is Over... I CAN RELAX!!!!! (salon) I have to admit that I'm not much interested in all the interim stuff where Obama chooses his cabinet, unless something egregious stands out, like Summers. And I've got other things I want to do this .....- 11/8/2008 1:53:01 PM
Moving Sid Miller (Tx House District 59) Calendar and Related Files to New Location (Glen Rose) (salon) because I feel moved to clean up my computer and better do it before something better (anything? ANYTHING) beckons).Jan 2007Feb 2007March 2007April 2007May 2007June 2007July 2007August 2007September 2.....- 11/8/2008 12:02:01 PM
Fall Cleanup-Have Moved the Joelle Ogletree (Glen Rose)-Related Files to a New Location (salon) You know how it is. Here's the new location to read about the criminal trial and ALJ/TEA reportsIn doing some disk cleanup, I have moved the PDFs that are the criminal trial and the ALJ reports. The n.....- 11/8/2008 11:41:22 AM
Look Out, Southern Baptists, There's a Former Muslim Coming to Your Texas Convention This Weekend. (salon) With all the uproar about Obama, who is a Christian, but is paranoically suspected by the right wing of being a secret Muslim, you'd think that the SoBapts would be up in arms about afshin Ziafat.&nbs.....- 11/8/2008 9:07:39 AM
Do You Want the Grand Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands Sullied by Drilling Nearby? (salon) Didn't think so. The Bush administration, which doesn't give a hoot about national parks, disagrees.On Tuesday, the bureau announced that it would soon begin selling oil and gas leases — essenti.....- 11/8/2008 8:34:51 AM
Joe Lieberman Want to Go to the Republican Side? Don*t Let the Door Hit You in the.... (salon) I coudln't have been more disgusted than when whiny Joe Lieberman, who LOST the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont a couple of years ago, decided to ditch the Democratic party and go independent. Becaus.....- 11/7/2008 1:32:54 PM
Some Cool Twitter Tools (salon) I coudln't have been more disgusted than when whiny Joe Lieberman, who LOST the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont a couple of years ago, decided to ditch the Democratic party and go independent. Becaus.....- 11/7/2008 1:28:46 PM
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