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Permanent Base in Romania Construction Under Way; Bulgaria to begin soon (salon) The military base in Romania will house 1,700 military personnel while the one in Bulgaria will be constructed to accommodate 2,500.According to Bostick the base in Romania was going to be completed i.....- 7/27/2008 10:48:00 AM
Interesting Websites O Day- Randomly Selected (salon) I just put the stumbleupon toolbar in the browser; I'm wanting some new and different websites to look out instead of the same old same old.Here are some I think are interesting.Maps of War-the Middle.....- 7/27/2008 10:58:30 AM
McCain's Falsified Tax Returns Re: Keating Five Scandal of S&L Bailouts (salon) Some may not remember this as it happened in the 80's and early 90's. But here's a website that runs down John McCain's involvement with the Savings and Loan swindle that Poppy Bush bailed out during .....- 7/27/2008 10:32:10 AM
Photos From Dinosaur Valley State Park (salon) on TerrellDailyPhoto Blog-GREAT PHOTOS! Thanks to reader Jim KRoad Trip-Paluxy River 4Dinosaur Tracks- these are excellent photos of the tracks. Good news is it's so dry you can really see them w.....- 7/26/2008 5:03:53 PM
Why Would Anyone Vote for Deceitful John McCain (salon) Comment from reader D HIf he becomes our president, will he be as faithful and loyal to our nation as he was to the mother of his children? Why would you or anyone vote for Deceitful John McCainN.....- 7/26/2008 4:54:11 PM
More NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Event Notification Reports -October 2007 continued (salon) Last post. Posting, as readers know, the ones that seem interesting or useful to know. There are a LOT of them.Guy in Florida had a radioactive gauge for a year, that he got from a neighbor who told h.....- 7/26/2008 3:19:30 PM
Senator John McCain and the $62.5 Million Loophole (pstern) 'Honorable' McCain NOT so "honorable"?Apparently, there is a  public finance loophole that candidate McCain created to allow him to raise a substantial $62.5 MILLION in private funds.Ac.....- 7/26/2008 2:18:43 PM
You Can Get Mulch FOR FREE at the Somervell County Transfer Station (salon) Saw this in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper week of July 24, 2008, in an article Josh Blanek wrote. I love getting mulch there, which includes also the Somervell County Expo hay barn mulch. I've gott.....- 7/26/2008 2:08:38 PM
On Drug Testing for High School Students at GRISD (salon) Got my issue of this week's (July 24, 2008) Glen Rose Reporter newspaper and read the article entitled "Drug Testing a Success in Glen Rose Schools". The article says that all new students a.....- 7/26/2008 1:59:44 PM
Bottled Water-What It's LIke for French Residents after Tricastin Nuclear Power Plant Leak (salon) Areva has been criticised by France's nuclear safety watchdog over the Tricastin leak for not adequately informing local authorities and for unsatisfactory measures and operational procedures. The lea.....- 7/26/2008 12:22:44 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Voted to Release Gasoline from Emergency Reserve (salon) - 7/26/2008 12:16:57 PM
From DFW, Going to Dinosaur Valley State Park is one tank of gas (salon) from CBS11Each year people come to take in the three-miles of water frontage on the Paluxy River and the 1600 acres of wildflower-filled parklands, which include hiking and biking trails. Families can.....- 7/26/2008 12:15:46 PM
83 year anniversary this last Monday of the Scopes Trial (salon) Why does this controversy persist in the United States, alone among modern nations?Interesting comment that I also read in another book recently. I got to wondering what the statistics are for this ve.....- 7/26/2008 1:23:01 PM
On Joe Lieberman, McCain's More Lucent Pal, and His Kissup to John Hagee (salon) I have zero respect for Joe "Zell Miller" Lieberman, who ought to just change parties to be a Republican and be done with it-seems like I heard recently that he plans to speak at the Republi.....- 7/26/2008 11:43:23 AM
I didn't watch the Impeachment Hearing on C-span yesterday and I think I won't on repeat (salon) What was the point? Congress has already basically stuck their finger in the eyes of citizens in this country who care about law and order, not only by saying that they aren't going to SERIOUSLY hold .....- 7/26/2008 11:04:27 AM
Kay for Governor? (pstern) Ssssh!  The word is getting out.No, there has been no public confirmation that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is going to run against Rick Perry in the 2010 Texas Gubernatorial Republican Primary; how.....- 7/26/2008 10:23:19 AM
Went by Big Rocks Park Yesterday and Looked Like there was a concrete barrier going up (salon) Not sure what that was, but also a sign that said that park closed. From listening the last couple of months to the City of Glen Rose council meeting (audio here and here ) it seems that there has bee.....- 7/26/2008 10:38:05 AM
Religion News and Notes for the Week- July 25, 2008 (salon) Some interesting articles I've read recently.You can't be a city court in the US and hang a picture of Jesus in the lobby-Slidell. In what may be the final chapter in the legal case over a picture of .....- 7/25/2008 10:34:57 AM
Voter Myths Regarding McCain and Obama (pstern) It is certain that the remainder of the 2008 Presidential Campaign will focus on the supposed "weaknesses" of the 2 candidates.Is McCain really "older than dirt" and is he healthy .....- 7/25/2008 6:46:22 AM
Audio of the City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting July 2008 (salon) MP3- Right click to download and listen on your computer. From Open Records.Public comment: Helen Kerwin who has property on the Paluxy River, comments on what affects her re: River Walk. Taking out a.....- 7/24/2008 7:53:26 PM
CUTE Place! The Stone Hut in Glen Rose, Texas (salon) I had to go downtown for something and did a bit of driving around indulging an interest I have in old stone buildings and fences.I was driving up from 67 to Dinosaur Valley State Park and passed the .....- 7/24/2008 4:09:10 PM
When Will Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Hold a Town Hall Meeting in Somervell County? (salon) I haven't thought about this in quite a while- the last time there was a town hall meeting in the area was last August and it was in Hood County (Granbury). I think before that it might have been a ye.....- 7/24/2008 12:29:15 PM
Wholly Owned Corporate Subsidiaries-The Democrat and Republican Parties (salon) Sheesh. It's no wonder why so many of Congress voted to let the Telecoms off the hook for spying on Americans (and they STILL ARE DOING IT, mind you).Both the Democratic and Republican conventions are.....- 7/24/2008 11:42:06 AM
Picture Slideshow of the Man Who Fell into the Mousehole at Chesapeake's Gas Well Near Cresson (salon) - 7/24/2008 10:34:46 AM
Bush Says Laura Has No Housing Problem in Dallas (salon) I saw the clip of this last night on television, will try to put it below. Bush, boorishly, says that his wife has no problem with the real estate market in Dallas. Yeah. Not if you're RICH andyou're .....- 7/24/2008 10:32:01 AM
You're Flying and You FORGOT YOUR IDENTIFICATION-Questions to Know Answers About (salon) - 7/24/2008 10:23:23 AM
Group Asks Congress to STOP NAIS (National Animal Identification System) (salon) - 7/24/2008 10:20:25 AM
Handy Dandy Guide to Bush Administration Crimes (salon) - 7/24/2008 10:12:44 AM
Disclosure needed-Army Talks to Central Texas Muslims about Baghdad Status (salon) Saw an article that appeared like the army in Killeen invited some people from the local Muslim community to give them opinions about Iraq in a videoconference with the 4th Infantry Division. If you r.....- 7/23/2008 10:10:32 PM
Fake Coffee on the *News* Anchor Desks-Shouldn't *News* Shows Have to Disclose Product Placement? (salon) From Prwatch.orgTwo cups of McDonald's iced coffee (BUY!) sit on the Fox 5 TV news desk" during Las Vegas station KVVU's morning news show, writes Abigail Goldman. It's a "punch-you-in-the-f.....- 7/23/2008 7:52:18 PM
Erik Slaughter's Last Payday at GRISD was in June... but he started with A&M in March (salon) I noticed the other day that Erik Slaughter, according to the Star-Telegram *confirmed* that he is now the Texas A&M at Commerce Defensive Coordinator. That was on July 8, 2008-the same article sa.....- 7/22/2008 8:07:00 PM
Sneaking *Intelligent Design* Into Schools Via *Academic Freedom* (salon) The idea of trying to sneak religious theory into schools via *intelligent design*  aka creationism was smacked down in the Dover PA lawsuit which decidedly was against doing this. Did that stop .....- 7/22/2008 5:18:16 PM
Short Cuts on Religious News from July 2008 (salon) Mansfield, Ohio-Youth pastor charged with sex crimes. "He would use Scripture verses to maintain that I was a God-given gift to him, that God gave me to him to fulfill his needs," the 28-yea.....- 7/22/2008 4:53:18 PM
Should the content industry (movies, etc) be able to tell you HOW and on WHAT you watch or listen? (salon) Interesting article about the MPAA seeking to control what electronic devices you can watch or listen to their content on.  The tem is "Selectable output control".Well, the MPAA is taki.....- 7/22/2008 3:58:17 PM
Imagine Glen Rose surrounded by walls and checkpoints- Would THat Make an escalation work? (salon) I've mentioned this beforeFrom 2007- Iraqi's speak out about the changes last year, including the walls that separate the people. Wires, concrete walls, checkpoints, militias on the road. (Audio).&nbs.....- 7/22/2008 3:36:09 PM
Why NOT know who is contributing to Presidential Libraries? (salon) I read last week about a creep who was promising people that he could arrange meetings with President Bush in exchange for donations to the Bush library (which is going to be built at SMU and includes.....- 7/22/2008 3:10:13 PM
Robertson (Booger) County Texas Loses Bid to Stop TXU/Luminant From Constructing Coal-Fire Plant (salon) From bizjournals.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday affirmed tossing out a lawsuit brought in 2006 by the “Our Land Our Lives” clean air coalition against TXU. The U.....- 7/22/2008 2:51:57 PM
Two New Tax Permit Business in Glen Rose, Texas (salon) Saw this via Databank.Dogs And Brawts, 1092 County Road 2001, Glen Rose 76043. Taxpayer: Delaine Ann Booker. First taxable date: July 15.Paluxy Outfitters, 202 Ne Barnard St, Glen Rose 76043. Taxpayer.....- 7/22/2008 2:25:51 PM
US House to the Rescue-Doesn't Want Texas to Be Dumping Ground for Mexico's Toxic Waste (salon) nor, for that matter, any other country that might like to send CRAP to our country to dispose of. Wish we had the same feeling just within Texas.I'll tell you what's ironic about this-the House Commi.....- 7/22/2008 2:03:01 PM
Joe Lieberman To Speak to Nutbag John Hagee's Group (salon) Even Joe Lieberman's kissing buddy, John McCain has repudiated John Hagee. But I cannot even imagine why a Jewish man would go pander to Hagee's group. Hagee has the view that when Jesus returns at Ar.....- 7/22/2008 1:41:50 PM
Difference in Worms Between Land With Chemicals and Land Without? The Pizza Garden (salon) Read an interesting article about a man who has arranged his farm areas in a pizza pattern, which is gosh-darn interesting to read about all by itself. But I also liked what he said about worms.Walt G.....- 7/22/2008 1:32:43 PM
One More Religious Note in Response to Comment re: Sherman of Shiloh Church in Fort Worth (salon) The person who left a comment earlier today re: Robert Tilton also mentioned Sherman Allen of Shiloh Church Ministries in Fort Worth. I hadn't ever heard of that preacher but it didn't take more than .....- 7/22/2008 1:27:26 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Reply about his FISA vote (salon) A reader asked Edwards about why he voted for telecom immunity re: the FISA bill a few weeks ago. Here is part of the reply-I leave off the parts of the letter that discuss Edwards veteran bills, whic.....- 7/22/2008 1:04:24 PM
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) - 7/20/2008 3:00:16 PM
Why do Tobacco Companies Put Menthol in Cigarettes? Addiction, Bay-bee! (salon) - 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) - 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
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