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How Dumb Is Greg Abbott? Religious Objections Bill in Texas 2015 (salon) - 5/7/2015 11:28:11 AM
What about that Rehab Center That Wants to Go Downtown at Inn on the River Property? (Glen Rose) (salon) UPDATE: was on the agenda to discuss lawsuit in executive session on 5/11/2015-after the town council came out, they voted 4-0 to appeal the judge's decision.  Have been following this for.....- 5/6/2015 8:10:51 PM
I have found my candidate for president- Bernie Sanders! (salon) I will NOT vote for a Republican. I am a woman and the actions of the Republican party over the last 5 years have clearly shown how much contempt the party feels for women.  I do not care for .....- 5/5/2015 4:06:13 PM
Hah! When EVEN OOOPS RICK PERRY thinks you've gone too far- Smackdown on Greg Abbott (salon) Greg Abbott, as Texans know, started out his new governorship by pandering to the whackos. But I find it pretty hilar when it's Rick Perry that has to call out his whackery. “It’s.....- 5/5/2015 2:38:57 PM
Vote for Jimmy Thompson for Somervell County Hospital District Election 2015 (salon) Update: 5/10/2015. Jimmy Thompson didn't win, but I'm STILL glad I voted for him! I've known Jimmy Thompson and his lovely wife for some years. He has lived in Somervell County his enti.....- 5/5/2015 1:30:33 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 5/5/2013 (salon) Went out yesterday and went walking with one of my friends. Part of the path goes up a pretty good hill and, in the past, when I have walked that, many times I've had to stop at the top to re.....- 5/5/2015 11:09:06 AM
Rick Perry's Crookery Continues- One of the Judges Hearing his Indictment Case Worked For His Campaign (salon) Texas Tribune Without a motion for recusal, the decision is largely up to Pemberton, who, in addition to working for Perry, donated to the former governor's 2002 re-election campaign and .....- 5/4/2015 10:14:31 AM
Rick Perry -Now That He's GONE His Sleazy Stuff Being Dismantled (salon) Rick Perry's slush fund deactivated, now that he's FINALLY gone, by the Texas House Rick Perry's surveillance state that he put in Texas Former Gov. Rick Perry often boasts about a.....- 5/5/2015 7:42:10 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 5/1/2015 (salon) Humiliation shouldn't be part of a policeman's work People say, “The police officers don’t know how to talk to us,” union President Gene Ryan said at news conference aft.....- 5/1/2015 2:16:39 PM
Sid Miller On Track to be the WORST TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER EVER! (salon) San Antonio Express His desire to lift state restrictions for deep-fat fryers and carbonated beverages in schools will only contribute to childhood obesity. This in a state where roughly 30 perce.....- 5/1/2015 1:07:02 PM
Snake Oil Story O Day- Darrell Best and the Hospital District Meeting Attendees (salon) Had to laugh... again. Continuing with his silly tradition of shamelessly using the people who attend a government meeting as captive listeners to whom he can convey his own political opinion, Darr.....- 5/1/2015 12:35:07 PM
NRC Is Increasing its level of oversight at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (salon) Link The NRC uses a color-coded assessment system for inspection findings and performance indicators, with colors ranging from green, for very low safety or security significance, to white, yello.....- 5/1/2015 10:51:25 AM
Governor Greg Abbott-Pandering to Idiots? Re: Jade Helm 15 (salon) Can't say that I have agreed with much of what Todd Smith has ever said, but I DO like this.DMN. In his letter to the governor, Todd Smith of Euless, who retired from public office in 2013, s.....- 4/30/2015 9:24:37 PM
The Importance of Making Up Your Mind Based On Proofs and Not Merely on Assertions (salon) And, as I start this, that goes for me too. I am decidedly opinionated and there's no reason for anyone to necessarily believe me if I don't have, say, video or audio or a link to a document t.....- 4/30/2015 7:06:10 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/28/2015 (salon) This was HILARIOUS Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases this week NFL is no longer tax exempt Well, here's ONE way to get your baby to fall asleep-with Darth Vader's breat.....- 4/28/2015 12:58:29 PM
glen rose got bad storms last night (April 2015) (salon) Internet is out and having to type one finger on an iPhone so this will be short. had four, count em four waves of tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings last night in Somervell county.....- 4/27/2015 12:58:37 PM
Sorry, Sid Miller. Not Everyone Thinks Children Should be Unhealthy Fatties (salon) Texas Tribune Within the next couple of months, the Texas Department of Agriculture could be poised to repeal a state policy that bans deep fat fryers and soda machines on school campuses&nb.....- 4/26/2015 2:14:32 PM
Why EVEN HAVE Starr tests if you're going to do THIS? (salon) There's an irony here The path to graduation for students who struggle with standardized tests got a little clearer Wednesday. The Texas House passed Senate Bill 149, which creates a gradu.....- 4/25/2015 6:27:55 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/25/2015 (salon) It's really been a great day today. The veggies I planted last week are coming along nicely, probably need to spray with miracle grow as well.  I LOVE this video Thousands protest o.....- 4/25/2015 6:25:29 PM
Updated for 2017Why I Will Not Vote for Ron Hankins, if he runs, to be on the Somervell County Hospital Board (prev 2015) (salon) Updated: Ron Hankins's feelings were hurt by someone writing a letter to the editor criticizing him, so he went to the police to file a complaint to get that person investigated.  So, NO FREE.....- 4/25/2015 5:00:26 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/21/2015 (salon) Catching up to outside things that must be done before it gets really hot. I've got a container garden in now, and today am going to make some goose nests and chicken nest from plastic containers,.....- 4/21/2015 10:19:08 AM
Audio-Preservation Board Special Meeting (Glen Rose) from April 4/7/2015 (salon) Audio Agenda City of Glen Rose Preservation Board Notice/Agenda Special Meeting Tuesday, April 7 , 2015 , 5:30 PM City Council Chambers, 201 NE Vernon Str.....- 4/18/2015 9:43:00 AM
Audio -City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting 4/13/2015 (salon) Audio  (Thank you to Terri Johnson and Kyle McCain) Agenda Rough Transcript: To hear exactly what is said, please listen to the audio.  Dennis Moore calls meeeting to order. Sue Old.....- 4/16/2015 10:07:49 AM
Upcoming Election in Somervell County on May 9 2015 (salon) Been wondering about both the dates and what someone does if he or she doesn't have a photo id. Here's a link for how to get a FREE photo id aka "Election Identification Certificate".....- 4/15/2015 2:17:14 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/15/2015 (salon) Got vegetable plants.REAL tomatoes grown by me on the vine. What more can a person want?  Oh, right. I WANT food regulation. I want to know that the FDA is doing as much as possible to be sure.....- 4/15/2015 1:13:41 PM
That's Ole Rick Perry for ya! Attack Obamacare but REALLY take $148 million in grants (salon) Reuters In Texas, Perry took in at least $148 million in Obamacare grants while refusing money tied to the insurance exchange and the Medicaid expansion. He stepped down as governor in January. .....- 4/15/2015 10:32:21 AM
Another Pay to Play Crony of Rick Perry's - Karen Robinson (salon) Austin American Statesman Criminal investigators looking into Texas’ no-bid contract with Austin tech firm 21CT are now delving into allegations that the former state official in .....- 4/14/2015 6:09:04 PM
Rick Perry's Ties to Chinese Owned Methanol Company in South Texas- (salon) The administration of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a likely 2016 GOP presidential contender, appears to have had a hand in helping two Chinese politician-cum-tycoons — who in recent years hav.....- 4/14/2015 5:41:46 PM
Creative Stuff I want To Figure Out How To do (salon) Something about it being spring always gets me fired up to do projects. I already have one project that I'm slowly doing things about, and that is a stained glass panel to go over a dining room al.....- 4/13/2015 12:53:29 PM
Billboard Tarp for donkey and horse shelter (salon) My neighbor friend came over this afternoon and helped me (more like I helped her as she is the wiz!) to get the tarp up over the wire shed I built previously. What I had found with the high winds we .....- 4/12/2015 3:19:29 PM
Rick Perry *oops* O Day- Put a Russian warship into his web ad (salon) Amusing-from Texas Tribune “In the age of technology and Google, it’s amazing to me that people make such simple mistakes that are shortcuts,” said Josh Robinson, an unaligned R.....- 4/11/2015 11:16:33 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/11/2015 (salon) Bill to limit camera filiming of police is dropped -Texas Legislature- DMN Days after footage of a South Carolina police shooting refueled a national conversation, a Texas bill that would limit f.....- 4/11/2015 11:14:25 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/9/2015 (salon) LOVE this time of year when it's so green and beautiful. It's raining some this morning and probably will all day. Saves me having to water the plants and tree I put out a week or so ago. Wond.....- 4/9/2015 10:44:24 AM
Precautionary Measure at GRISD today (4/8/2015) (salon) Email coming from teacher at GRISD- Precautionary Measure (Apr 8, 2015) A message from GLEN ROSE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Glen Rose ISD received a call from the Somervell County Sheriff.....- 4/8/2015 5:58:36 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/8/2015 (salon) Had to laugh at this. Jeb Bush put that he was Hispanic on his voter info (Juanita Jean) No Surprise here- Boston Marathon Bomber found guilty Baloney email I got that snopes say is WRONG. .....- 4/8/2015 2:03:26 PM
Interesting Article about Chain Stores Only being X Percent of a City (salon) Fairly recently I heard a rumour (AND IT'S ONLY A RUMOUR) that Walmart Express was considering coming here. If a community really wants to support local businesses, it seems to me that the followi.....- 4/7/2015 12:52:51 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/7/2015 (salon) Still mind-blggling to me how many people, for whatever reason, do not choose to try to find out if something is true, but merely pass it along. It definitely can be tiring to do that. For a long whil.....- 4/7/2015 12:11:57 PM
On posts that could potentially be hoaxes (Example: Jody Cook Wood) (salon) UPDATE: 4/14/2015- Jody Cook Wood found alive, was apparently with a male friend from Sherman, TX. As at least some people know that read on the Facebook site "Somervell County Breaking News.....- 4/7/2015 8:42:25 AM
Bill Flores wouldn't help with the Waco Mammoth Monument, so President Obama is (salon) background and now, via Socratic Gadfly Waco civic leaders and the management of the Waco Mammoth Site have, for several sessions, tried to go the Congressional approval route to get the site .....- 4/4/2015 5:09:30 PM
More Questions about Sid Miller's Judgment (Hint: It's not good (salon) Sid Miller hired Walt Roberts in a high position, but there are significant questions about Roberts role as a lobbyist before.  The Austin American-Statesman (http://atxne.ws/1F8Mrjh ) repor.....- 4/4/2015 2:11:24 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 4/4/2015 (salon) The weather is GORGEOUS today. I realized a couple of days ago that I have had my oldest donkey for 4 years. He had been through at least 2 other owners before me, so I can't say how old he is, bu.....- 4/4/2015 12:49:37 PM
The Anti-Democracy Cult of Some re: Glen Rose Medical Center (Somervell County Texas) (salon) A lot of Glen Rose Medical Center affiliated people clearly do not believe in democracy, not democratic elections. When I was in school and took civics class, I was told that when a person decide.....- 4/4/2015 11:44:35 AM
68% of Glen Rose ISD Twitter posts in March 2015 are about sports (pharper) I noticed that Glen Rose ISD was using the Twitter account mainly for sports so I went ahead and tweeted to @GlenRoseSchool about it: Paul Harper @paulharpertexas @GlenRoseSchool I see all the.....- 4/3/2015 11:26:05 AM
How'd YOU like to make $13,750 bucks per month? Sid *Sonogram* Miller BACK in the news (salon) Hilarious. From the Austin-American Statesman Newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Sid Millerappointed the wife of his longtime political consultant and business partner to one of the high.....- 3/31/2015 8:49:50 PM
Mulch-Mulch-Mulch-Hub got me a pickup truck full from Somervell County Transfer Station (salon) on Monday. The stuff seemed to be from the Stock Show as it was rich with dung that was in various stages of compost. I put some around every single tree and bush in the yard over the course of Monday.....- 3/31/2015 7:20:57 PM
Animal Crematory in Glen Rose? TCEQ has a pending permit application (salon) Diann Giffin has put in a permit request through TCEQ for an animal crematory, on CR 313.   TCEQ Permit # is 130685  -It's an air permit, presumably for smoke.  Regulat.....- 3/30/2015 9:44:31 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/29/2015 (salon) I've had a GREAT weekend! Went down to Austin and recorded a cousin of mine singing gospel music, spent time with more family, got stained glass materials, ate Indian food and went to Quack's,.....- 3/30/2015 1:30:45 PM
Sheesh. If it's a choice between Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina, it's CLINTON hands down (salon) I've had a GREAT weekend! Went down to Austin and recorded a cousin of mine singing gospel music, spent time with more family, got stained glass materials, ate Indian food and went to Quack's,.....- 3/29/2015 11:02:34 PM
Indiana wants business to be able to discriminate against others (salon) I've seen the #boycottindiana tag on Twitter. I don't ever go to Indiana so I can't see any reason I have to specifcally boycott going there but if I did have a reason, I would not go ther.....- 3/29/2015 10:32:52 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/27/2015 (salon) I had ordered some billboard material to cover that small barn shed I made some months back for the donkeys. CAME TODAY! I don't think I will get a chance to do anything with it until next week, b.....- 3/27/2015 1:19:10 PM
Hah! Heard the Carnival Barker Sideshow went on AGAIN at the Somervell County Hospital District (salon) Had to laugh. Darrell Best, a public figure in these parts who most recently unsuccessfully ran for Somervell County judge (thank you-there IS a god!),  repeatedly commandeers the micro.....- 3/27/2015 8:41:04 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/26/2015 (salon) Got my card for adding USB 3.0 to my computer. I don't think I will have time over the next few days to put it in but excited for when I do to see what hopefully will be quite an increase in speed.....- 3/26/2015 8:19:00 PM
Guess What! YOU CAN GET AUDIO AND VIDEO THROUGH TEXAS OPEN RECORDS REQUESTS (salon) Some anonymous person posted a ridiculous accusation on my Somervell County Salon Youtube channel. Shows that some people just do NOT understand that the records that are created from PUBLIC meetings .....- 3/26/2015 11:18:45 AM
Well.. first Laugh of the Day- Open Carry Testimony at the Texas Lege (salon) Some anonymous person posted a ridiculous accusation on my Somervell County Salon Youtube channel. Shows that some people just do NOT understand that the records that are created from PUBLIC meetings .....- 3/26/2015 9:00:07 AM
President Obama Makes Fun of GOP critics of healthcare reform (salon) Hah. After all, Affordable Health care WAS the Republican plan CBS American medicine is the best in the world. But waste and inefficiencies in the system have traditionally put your health a.....- 3/26/2015 8:49:19 AM
I'm White-And that Levi Pettit *Apology* really ticked me off (salon) Was watching the news with hub and up came a press conference with Levi Pettit, that 17 year old kid from Highland Park who was doing extremely racist chants on a bus. It wasn't just him but a who.....- 3/25/2015 7:57:00 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/25/2015 (salon) Next week is going to be the Bluegrass Festival at Oakdale Park.  Another undisclosed email account for Jeb Bush. As I've said before, I don't care WHO or WHAT PARTY is doing this, the.....- 3/25/2015 11:50:14 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/24/2015 (salon) Went out for burritos today at Bernas Food and Catering- delicious! I got a carnitas burrito and hub got tacos. They were cooked fresh and the service was great! Plus, today was Taco Tuesday for a goo.....- 3/24/2015 9:40:33 PM
Why I Don't EVER Vote for a Republican (salon) I'm female The GOP is the party that wants to Control women's bodies Doesn't support equal pay for equal work, doesn't care if women work 40 hours and live in poverty Want.....- 3/24/2015 8:46:24 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/23/2015- REPAIR!!! (salon) Got my monitor capacitors in the mail today. Have some other stuff to do for a bit but then going to find the soldering iron and set up for fixing the monitor. IF THIS WORKS, it will be way cheaper th.....- 3/23/2015 1:49:12 PM
Women's History Month- More Facts to be Proud of! -LUCY STONE (salon) History Channel By the 1850s, Lucy Stone had become one of the most famous women in America. As a captivating lecturer, she drew hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people to hear her message. Her .....- 3/23/2015 8:53:51 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/22/2015-New Rooster Edition (salon) Roosters around here are too many or not enough. At one point several years ago I had 3 roosters which acted like a band of toughs. 2 of them would chase the chickens down and generally harrass them. .....- 3/22/2015 4:13:09 PM
Housecleaning Update: 3/22/2015- Somervell County Salon (salon) Couple of things. I have changed the comment system to use Disqus. I have, over the last year, tried out both Disqus and Livefyre, both of which had pros and cons and ended up doing neither at the tim.....- 3/22/2015 1:32:09 PM
Audio-Jerry Jacene Talks about Tracks in Glen Rose - Somervell County Commish Courtl 3/16/2015 (salon) Audio Plan of action Lease the property for two years, option to purchase the property for 2 years. Have funding to do 3 test sites for more dinosaur tracks and fossils (lots 6 and 7). Programs w.....- 3/21/2015 1:27:51 PM
Women's History Month- Sojourner Truth- *Aint I A Woman* (salon) performed by Kerry Washington Here's the text, my fave part below Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn'.....- 3/21/2015 12:12:24 PM
About Indemnifying Elected Board Members Against Lawsuits-D&O Insurance (salon) Updated 3/22/2015 to clarify a misunderstanding I had from the video). from the Somervell County Hospital District meeting 3/20/2015. Context is about the Darrell Best v Paul Harper civil lawsuit. .....- 3/21/2015 11:34:09 AM
Is Somervell County Hospital District being sued in multiple lawsuits? (salon) Was watching the video from the Somervell County Hospital District meeting from yesterday (3/21/2015) about Glen Rose Medical Center in which indemnification for D&O (Directors and Officers) was d.....- 3/21/2015 11:28:50 AM
Why in the fool did Chip Harrison call an emergency meeting? (TOMA ponderings) (salon) I heard (and saw after requesting video)  that Chip Harrison, board president of the Somervell County Hospital District, decided to call an emergency meeting of the board for last night, with onl.....- 3/21/2015 9:15:16 AM
About that Hospital District 'emergency' meeting yesterday (pharper) The Phone Call I received a phone call by the President Chip Harrison at 10:47am telling me he wanted to call an emergency meeting. I advised him that he did not have legal cause for callin.....- 3/21/2015 9:15:37 AM
Brian Birdwell's Nutty Campus Carry for Guns Passes (salon) except for private campuses, of course. Party line vote. I didn't know the following. Rodney Ellis, a Democrat from Houston, pointed out that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison banned gu.....- 3/20/2015 1:40:00 PM
Update on Open Records Request for Audio from Glen Rose Medical Center - 3/20/2015 (salon) Back in November, I asked via an Open Records Request to come in to GRMC with a flash drive to get a copy of the audio file from the Somervell County Hospital District board meeting of November 1.....- 3/20/2015 10:53:57 AM
C'Mon, Democratic Party-I'm a Democrat-Give me SOMEBODY BESIDES HILLARY CLINTON to vote for (salon) Please.  I don't like Hillary Clinton. I can't remember that I ever have. I have never voted for her ever. I voted for Barack Obama twice, plus in the primaries. I don't want a pre.....- 3/19/2015 8:23:04 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/19/2015 (salon) Have had, for the last week in particular, an amazing creativity outflow in which I've felt energized to do all kinds of things. Still waiting on some electronic parts to come (hopefully today) so.....- 3/19/2015 8:10:04 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for ST PATRICKS DAY 2015 (salon) Made weck rolls and mint cupcakes today, fixing to cook beef for weck sandwich. Not doing much this week, but binging on watching teevee shows while kin here. But HAD to put this commercial in. SXSW w.....- 3/17/2015 3:24:25 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/15/2015-Another Raccoon (salon) Day # 2 for a new raccoon. I suspect that some construction going on across the street has stirred up a family. The largest one was caught last night (presumably the mother). This looks like a female .....- 3/15/2015 9:43:23 AM
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