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What's Happening with the Evangelists that Senator Grassley Is Investigating (salon) Someone left a comment on this earlier post about the Grassley investigation, made me laugh about Robert Tilton. Robert Tilton not a crook preying on the gullible? Heh.  I hadn't thought abo.....- 7/22/2008 12:59:13 PM
Rig Data for Somervell County Barnett Shale for Week Ending July 20 2008 (salon) from the Star-TelegramSomervell CountyQuicksilver Resources: horizontal off County Road 314, northeast of Glen Rose.Quicksilver Resources: two horizontals off Farm Road 200, northeast of Glen Rose.Qui.....- 7/22/2008 12:26:13 PM
Arlington (Texas) Superintendent Resigns-Board will NOT buy out his contract (salon) So, if you've been following the story about Arlington ISD's superintendent, Hector Montenegro, you know that at the end of June, Montenegro was told to detail any ties he has to non-profits. For exam.....- 7/22/2008 11:34:16 AM
Man Trapped in Well Near Cresson Texas (salon) Looks like on a map that's not too far south of Cresson at CR 1000 and 171. Happened a few hours ago and I'm betting this will be on the DFW teevee news.Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois said t.....- 7/22/2008 11:21:55 AM
Could be record temperatures today in our area-maybe as high as 103 degrees (salon) I really am feeling the dog days of summer today. The DMN says that IF it gets as high as 103 today, it will be FIFTH straight day of triple-digit temperatures. And I believe it!Everybody stay cool!P......- 7/22/2008 10:37:32 AM
*The Battle of Bear Creek* --- an issue of water access rights (pstern) Simply stated, the document presented in the previous blog (link below) contains factual information pertaining to the development, activities and legal actions regarding water access rights in H.....- 7/22/2008 6:47:43 AM
Audio-City of Glen Rose (Texas) Council Meeting for June 2008 (salon) MP3 format, right click on link to download and listen on your computer.  from open records request. (large file, the meeting was very long).Ricky Villa running meeting. First up, Larry Smit.....- 7/21/2008 11:48:21 AM
Al-Malaki Endorses Obama's Plan to Get the Heck Out of Iraq (salon) MP3 format, right click on link to download and listen on your computer.  from open records request. (large file, the meeting was very long).Ricky Villa running meeting. First up, Larry Smit.....- 7/20/2008 3:00:16 PM
Why do Tobacco Companies Put Menthol in Cigarettes? Addiction, Bay-bee! (salon) MP3 format, right click on link to download and listen on your computer.  from open records request. (large file, the meeting was very long).Ricky Villa running meeting. First up, Larry Smit.....- 7/20/2008 10:14:55 AM
New Feature- Listen to Sheriff Scanner Online in Glen Rose ... Live (salon) at this link.... or click on CRIME link, above Update 2014: Somervell County Salon quit doing this several years ago, used too much bandwidth. About 3 months ago, pharper started a new domain .....- 7/19/2008 9:33:15 PM
Texas State AFfairs Committee Looking Into TxDOT's Toll Road Propaganda Costs (salon) Remember this?Seems the Texas Lege also wonders why poor-mouthing TxDOT was willing to spend $100 million on *educating* the public.State agencies' public awareness campaigns often give useful informa.....- 7/19/2008 4:06:41 PM
Solar and Wind Energy News and Notes (salon) Thought this was interesting. In Georgia, house powered by solar energy. Shows some costs, etc. In Texas the PUC has authorized 18.456 megawatts of transmission lines for wind energy from West Texas. .....- 7/19/2008 3:13:27 PM
Nuclear Power Plants News and Notes (salon) Remember how we mentioned the other day that a French nuclear power plant had a radiation leak?  Looks like there is a second one and it's causing concern.First, an overflowing tub at a French nu.....- 7/19/2008 3:06:21 PM
When is a *Timeline* NOT a Timeline? When the Bush Administration Calls it a *Horizon* (salon) Showing again that the Bush administration thinks that the American public has the intelligence of a grass blade. I personally think that since Al-Malaki has made it clear it wants the US to Get .....- 7/19/2008 2:34:24 PM
Fair Use Principle- Mother Fights Music Industry on Youtube Takedown of her infant Son (salon) The mom in question shot a video showing her child dancing to a Prince song "Let's Go Crazy". Universal Music complained to Youtube and asked for a takedown order on grounds that she was vio.....- 7/19/2008 12:24:02 PM
Audio of the Somervell County Commissioner's Court for May and June 2008 (salon) I've added a nifty-difty player to put on the screen so that you can listen to it on this page instead of downloading. You must click play to listen.May 12 2008 - Regular SessionClick here for standal.....- 7/19/2008 1:54:32 PM
Cleburne ISD Officials were in Austin today to talk about the TEA report on embezzled funds. (salon) One of our regular writers, Whitkat had written about this when it came to light a while back. Boiled down, the Cleburne ISD misused federal funds, including NCLB monies to pay for stuff like eating o.....- 7/18/2008 4:19:29 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Has Over 1.7 Million on the Bank for the Upcoming Election (salon) From the Cleburne Times-ReviewU.S. Rep. Chet Edwards’, D-Waco, campaign reported $1,500,412.23 in the bank, according to Federal Elections Commission reports filed Tuesday. The report covers Apr.....- 7/18/2008 4:10:39 PM
O Boy! Here's a lawsuit waiting to happen-Texas Approves Bible Classes in Schools (salon) but the wimpy state board of education refused to put down any, er, specifics about what exactly the criteria would be for teaching it. So that, you know, there won't be LAWSUITS! There's also the que.....- 7/18/2008 3:39:28 PM
Why is Nancy Pelosi Pushing Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) to be VP? (salon) from Hispanic Business)The Pelosi-Edwards connection goes back some years to when they had adjoining congressional offices. She reportedly believes that his personal skills, centrist record and work t.....- 7/17/2008 3:36:24 PM
Ernie Casbeer (Running for TX House Dist 59) on Utility Reform (salon) (OGLESBY)-- Texas House challenger Ernie Casbeer today said he will work for comprehensive utility reform to rollback electric rates and ease the financial pressure on middle-class families and small .....- 7/17/2008 2:25:34 PM
Continuing with NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Event Logs for October 2007 (salon) Previous post here. It occurs to me that I haven't been listing the reactor type, will start doing so for reference.From the Oct 9, 2007 Events- Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA- Interesting to see t.....- 7/17/2008 10:33:54 AM
Nuclear Power- Leaks from French Tricastin Plant (salon) SLOOOOOOOOOWwwwa recent leak at the Tricastin plant in Bollene, near Avignon, has raised concerns about health, safety, and transparency. The site houses both a nuclear reactor and a radioactive treat.....- 7/16/2008 11:11:16 PM
Heh! So the Stephenville UFO was Headed to... CRAWFORD!!!!! (salon) Pretty hilarious. I heard the other night that these guys were on Larry King or something talking about doing a FOIA and getting the goods on just what that spacecraft was around Erath County, Stephen.....- 7/16/2008 11:04:42 PM
Political Cartoon-If Today's Congress Had Been Around at Watergate (salon) Pretty hilarious. I heard the other night that these guys were on Larry King or something talking about doing a FOIA and getting the goods on just what that spacecraft was around Erath County, Stephen.....- 7/16/2008 10:58:08 PM
Sid Miller July 15, 2008 Expenditures from Campaign Finance Report (Tx House Dist 59 (salon) Todd Smith sure makes a good living, eh?EXPN, ENT, Allsups, , 14 Hwy 377 S, DUBLIN, TX, 76446, 20080407, 122.68, FUELEXPN, ENT, Allsups, , 14 Hwy 377 S, DUBLIN, TX, 76446, 20080418, 61.69, FUELEXPN, E.....- 7/16/2008 10:46:00 PM
Sid Miller (TX House Dist 59) July 15, 2008 Campaign Finance Report-Receipts (salon) I'm going to put this in two sections, one for contributions and one for expenses. I noticed on the TEC (Texas Ethics Commission) webpage that there is a new form for filling out the campaign info.Thi.....- 7/16/2008 10:38:19 PM
Homeland Security Wants You to Wear a Taser Bracelet When You Fly! (salon) Ya know, I read this stuff and it just friggin makes me want to gag. I already don't understand why there isn't a huge backlash against what the airline industry is doing in cahoots with DHS-maybe hav.....- 7/16/2008 8:43:08 PM
111 Nations, Including the UK Against Cluster Bombs... But Not the United States (salon) Not surprised, because since when does the Bush administration come even close to anything approximating morality?The Dublin accord creates a new international convention, to be formally signed in Dec.....- 7/16/2008 8:29:59 PM
Population Losses in West Texas Counties-Can Rural Counties be Revitalized? (salon) On my vacay I took last week, on the way home, I drove down from Dalhart through Amarillo, through Plainview, etc. Love the area. I recall on a previous trip getting off the main highway and driving t.....- 7/16/2008 8:12:12 PM
Warren Chisum Wants to Make Texans Wait for Two Years to Get a Divorce (salon) I was reading an article about a program called "Twogether for Texas" more about that in a moment, which was a bill successfully sponsored by Warren Chisum. Basically Texas is raising marria.....- 7/16/2008 8:06:18 PM
Football Movie Filmed in Stephenville and Probably Glen Rose (salon) From the Abilene Reporter-News.About half of the film will be shot in the Stephenville area. Roberts said the other half will be shot in either Glen Rose or Granbury.The film about a college football .....- 7/16/2008 7:48:02 PM
Great. Spend $1 MILLION Dollars to find TWO High School Students Positive for Steroid Use (salon) What a WASTE of taxpayer money. Texas launched its most-ambitious-in-the-nation testing program with little evidence that its high schools have a steroid problem. There were heartbreaking individual s.....- 7/16/2008 7:45:55 PM
Book Reading- Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon (salon) I've been to the Grand Canyon a number of times and like to buy books when I stop at places of interest. The last time I went there I got a book about Mary Colter and also about the Fred Harvey operat.....- 7/16/2008 7:41:00 PM
Legal Defense Fund Sues to Stop NAIS (National Animal ID System) (salon) A reader today left a comment from the excellent NONAIS website about ANOTHER lawsuit to stop NAIS. (The comment was made on the post about the lawsuit against the USDA massive database). The lawsuit&.....- 7/16/2008 7:21:14 PM
Erik Slaughter has coaching position at Texas A&M at Commerce (salon) Reader sent the link to the Stephenville paper (which, also being run by the same people that do the Glen Rose Reporter, is also an article there. (Click on the tag links in the article to find relate.....- 7/16/2008 5:34:36 PM
Glen Rose (Texas Adoption Story-Who are the Parents? (salon) One of our regular readers, Randy Perkins,  has had an article written in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper about his search for his birth parents. I think, reading the circumstances, that he.....- 7/16/2008 5:15:59 PM
Could a Libertarian Spoil McCain's Run for President? (pstern) A former GOP Georgia congressman is "fixing" to give McCain "a run for his money".Although the media is downplaying and/or diverting attention from it, former Republ.....- 7/16/2008 6:49:04 AM
DNC Chairman Howard Dean to be in Crawford, Texas on Thursday July 17 (salon) DNC Chair Howard Dean will speak at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 17, at the Crawford Community Center as part of a national voter registration drive.Gov. Dean will arrive by bus at 9 a.m. and speak in the C.....- 7/15/2008 7:54:47 PM
On political satire-including that pic in the New Yorker of Obama and his wife (salon) Came back and saw, on a recorded show of Countdown, that there was a brouhaha about a photo of Obama with his wife Michelle that was making waves. I'm on the side that says that we have free speech in.....- 7/15/2008 3:08:54 PM
The Raccoon Thugs (salon) Readers may recall that about a month or so ago, I had a massacre of the baby chicks that I had put out ready to meld into the chicken house. AND, after that, I would find dead full-grown chickens in .....- 7/15/2008 2:41:52 PM
Back from Vacay and Now I have to Rest Up from ... Vacation (salon) I just came back from a fabulous vacation, taken by car. Some people don't like to go places in the car, but as regular readers here know, I despise the Big Busses in the Sky and think that cars give .....- 7/15/2008 2:28:20 PM
Speaker Pelosi threatens to *pack-up and go home* (pstern) (please review links)Maybe Pelosi SHOULD pack-up and go home for good!The word is that rather than approve proposed legislation for oil drilling, Pelosi threatened to "pack-up and go home".I.....- 7/15/2008 9:14:11 AM
A Mexico State of Mind? (pstern) Now that everyone has been able to flex their muscles and mouths over the ongoing issue with Mexico and its 6 million illegal immigrants living and/or working in the U.S., it's time to resolve th.....- 7/14/2008 6:08:04 AM
The Pickens Plan: Will it save the U.S. from its energy crisis? (pstern) Now that everyone has been able to flex their muscles and mouths over the ongoing issue with Mexico and its 6 million illegal immigrants living and/or working in the U.S., it's time to resolve th.....- 7/13/2008 12:37:26 PM
High Gas Prices: Political or Economic Issue? (pstern) There is a lot of blame being thrown around for the high costs and prices of gasoline.Apparently, nothing will stop Democrats from pointing their fingers at the GOP and vice-versa, to blame each other.....- 7/10/2008 9:40:19 AM
Texans Need Elected County Appraisers (pstern) Elected Appraisers Needed:Chief appraisers and members of the appraisal district board of directors and appraisal review board (ARB) are not elected and directly accountable to taxpayers. Therefore, t.....- 7/6/2008 1:10:47 PM
Is Obama Closer to Selecting His VP? (pstern) A few weeks ago CNN provided a list of those candidates in the running for the #2 spot on the Obama ticket.http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/04/election.runningmates/index.htmlCurrently, o.....- 7/5/2008 7:50:09 PM
Judge Smackdown to Bush's Spying on Americans-Says FISA EXCLUSIVE way for Bush to wiretap Americans (salon) Gee. That means a WARRANT. A federal judge in California said Wednesday that the wiretapping law established by Congress was the “exclusive” means for the president to eavesdrop on America.....- 7/3/2008 6:24:11 PM
Free Speech! Anti-Abortion Group Can Drive Trucks with Pics of Fetuses Past Schools in California (salon) Here's the key graf.Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies interfered with free speech by ordering the driver of one such truck to move away from a middle school, said the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of A.....- 7/3/2008 5:27:07 PM
Weekend Vacay in Glen Rose (salon) From the FW Star-Telegram.Near Glen Rose at Dinosaur Valley State Park, manager Billy Baker said the park is close to capacity on some weekends.Baker said last year’s visitation numbers were dow.....- 7/3/2008 11:39:11 AM
State Still Pushing Teacher Incentives (pstern) Who Needs Incentives?Since When Is It Necessary To Provide Teachers With Incentives To Teach?I've had experience in the 2 worlds of business and education.  In business I was Director of Informat.....- 7/3/2008 10:00:42 AM
Barnett Shale Report in Somervell County End of June 2008 (salon) Who Needs Incentives?Since When Is It Necessary To Provide Teachers With Incentives To Teach?I've had experience in the 2 worlds of business and education.  In business I was Director of Informat.....- 7/2/2008 6:58:45 PM
Judge Smacks Down Plans to Use Wildlife Area in East Texas for Fastrill Reservoir (salon) The key issue was whether US Fish and Wildlife had considered OTHER areas before choosing 25,281 acres of a designated wildlife area to FLOOD AND MAKE INTO A RESERVOIR. The Judge said No, they did not.....- 7/2/2008 6:41:14 PM
Glen Rose's John Graves *Goodbye to a River* mentioned in article about Walmart Heiress (salon) Sort of a battle of the Moneyed Titans. Alice Walton, one of the Walmart heirs, has bought acreage south of Possum Kingdom Dam with the intent to make a park from it. Some adjoining property, however,.....- 7/2/2008 6:38:38 PM
Summer Doldrums and Hiatus Blues (salon) As readers know, this is largely a political site that sometimes veers into other stuff that interests us. But, you know, after the primaries, I just lost the urgent snap I had to want to keep up on t.....- 7/2/2008 6:27:58 PM
On Bluff Dale's Meeting with TCEQ RE: Liberty Pressure Pumping (Erath County, Texas) (salon) So.. Liberty Pressure Pumping applied for an air quality permit... hadn't gotten one yet.. but that didn't prevent them from being in business ANYWAY.  TCEQ didn't have good answers, but I have t.....- 7/2/2008 3:47:28 PM
EVERYBODY wants a hybrid now... glad we got our a couple of years ago (salon) Right at the height of Hummer commercials (you know the one where the lady looks like she's driving a tank through the city) we went out and got a hybrid. Actually had to drive to Austin to do it, but.....- 7/2/2008 2:52:26 PM
Baby Goat Pics-From the Neighbor (salon) I don't know what kind of goat this is, looks kind of like a nubian, or maybe a pygmy, but it's a doll. Was a stray given to the neighbor, Laura, who is treating it like The Baby. Very cute!.....- 7/2/2008 2:48:00 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Asked If He's Had Convos with Obama's Campaign about VP (salon) I don't know what kind of goat this is, looks kind of like a nubian, or maybe a pygmy, but it's a doll. Was a stray given to the neighbor, Laura, who is treating it like The Baby. Very cute!.....- 7/2/2008 7:48:21 AM
Legislators Must Stop Diverting Revenues from the Gasoline Tax (pstern) It may be old news, but that does NOT mean it's the right thing to do!The gasoline tax was created and implemented to provide the revenue needed to build and maintain our roadways.Unfortunately, as is.....- 7/1/2008 10:22:07 AM
What if Some of his neighbors don't WANT to fly the flag every single day in front of their homes? (salon) I was reading about a guy down in Santa Fe, Texas who wants to get 100 percent participation with every single person in his subdivision flying the flag.. every single day. He's even been to the local.....- 7/1/2008 10:03:02 AM
GAO Sez Nuclear Plants Not Following Fire Safety Rules -Issued them THREE DECADES AGO (salon) Operators of nuclear power plants have yet to comply with some of the government's fire safety rules three decades after they were issued, a congressional report said Monday.The Government Accountabil.....- 7/1/2008 9:29:45 AM
Sheesh. Congress Trying to Tie School Lunches to NAIS (National Animal ID System) Now (salon) Hello! NAIS IS VOLUNTARY! STOP TRYING TO HELP THE BIG AGRA FARMS.  (And it was a DEMOCRAT who proposed this-Rosa DeLauro).“The safety of the U.S. beef supply has not been compromised by U.S.....- 7/1/2008 1:32:27 AM
More on Brookshire Grocery Cards *Thank You* Aka Loyalty Cards (salon) Wrote about this the other day. I think it's a darn shame that Brookshire's decided to do loyalty cards, which are essentially both a privacy tradeoff that gives you probably NORMAL prices for giving .....- 7/1/2008 1:13:28 AM
Judge Smacks Down Homeland Security re: Fence through UT-Brownsville (salon) Wrote about this the other day. I think it's a darn shame that Brookshire's decided to do loyalty cards, which are essentially both a privacy tradeoff that gives you probably NORMAL prices for giving .....- 6/30/2008 11:52:52 PM
Bwahahah-How to Drive a Telemarketer Crazy (salon) Wrote about this the other day. I think it's a darn shame that Brookshire's decided to do loyalty cards, which are essentially both a privacy tradeoff that gives you probably NORMAL prices for giving .....- 6/30/2008 11:38:32 PM
A Reader Wants to Know: Re: Joelle Ogletree (salon) From the Tips/Talk Button-When is the community going to insist joelle ogletree be reinstated at the school and a public apology be given for the false accusations against her?A very good question, in.....- 6/30/2008 4:15:16 PM
Options for Financing Public Education (pstern)  I have provided this list to Texas lawmakers since Year 2000 hoping that they would use at least a few of the items on the list to finance public education.  To date, they have only changed.....- 6/30/2008 3:52:53 PM
Listen up! People Born in Hawaii are AMERICANS... More False Obama baloney (salon) There is always a small proportion of people who would prefer to believe rumours that are patently false than do some checking for themselves as to whether crapola their friends and neighbors tell the.....- 6/30/2008 3:23:19 PM
Looking for UFO's in... Wise County, Texas!~ The Aurora Spaceman (salon) A half-century before Roswell, Texans were talking about the silver "airship" that supposedly crashed into a windmill in 1897 and whether the pilot inside might have been a Martian.A crew fr.....- 6/30/2008 3:00:12 PM
What happens if you do NOT want your credit and debit cards to be RFID chipped? (salon) A half-century before Roswell, Texans were talking about the silver "airship" that supposedly crashed into a windmill in 1897 and whether the pilot inside might have been a Martian.A crew fr.....- 6/30/2008 1:37:45 PM
Digital Angel Pushing Their RFID Tags for NAIS (National Animal Identification System) (salon) Digital Angel, a company that makes RFID chips, and thus stands to gain from the USDA making NAIS mandatory, has apress release out about their Premises Identification Tage for swine. Digital Angel, y.....- 6/30/2008 1:21:12 PM
Does RFID (Radio Frequency ID) Interfere with Hospitals... or Pacemakers? (salon) Hadn't thought about this but it makes sense. Anything you send out wirelessly does so on a certain frequency. And if you don't have standards that say, THIS RFID device will use THIS frequency, then .....- 6/30/2008 1:05:32 PM
So..If you're a Southern Baptist Woman and Hub Beats You Up, You're Not Passive Enough (salon) Who is it that decides, in the Southern Baptist home, whether the woman is being submissive and passive enough not to be abused? Why, the man, of course!    Bruce Ware, professor of C.....- 6/30/2008 11:35:54 AM
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