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Loco Coyote in Glen Rose got a mention in the Star-Telegram for their blackberry cobbler (salon) Yum -from an article entitled "Eat these and die happy"26 Blackberry cobbler, Loco Coyote, Glen Rose: Famous for more than 20 years for barbecue, the Hammond family is known to cobbler devot.....- 1/4/2007 1:38:24 PM
TXU Apparently Doing Dog and Pony Shows to Push Those Coal-Fired Plants-Even Where the City doesn't USE TXU (salon) Saw this in the Longview News-Journal Texas would need about two new power plants each year to keep up with population growth, TXU officials say.TXU has announced a multibillion-dollar investment for .....- 1/4/2007 1:07:03 PM
TCEQ Delays Vote on Robertson County, Texas Coal-fired plant (salon) The official reason given is that they need a third commissioner, since the last one, Martin Hubert,  resigned recently to work for Susan Combs. Whatever, it's off the agenda for now. A decision on a .....- 1/4/2007 12:55:36 PM
So... Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Also Oversees Military Construction Funding (salon) Another interesting process to watch to see how much oversight and investigation goes into what the Pentagon wants to spend on military construction. For example, is that only for the United States or.....- 1/4/2007 12:49:53 PM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Blasts Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) (salon) for lack of adequate studies regarding the coal-fired plants planned in this district.  He can't TALK but he can sure WRITE, eh? Edwards, D-Waco, said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has.....- 1/4/2007 12:24:42 PM
Thank you Chet Edwards for voting for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker (Chair) - 1/4/2007 12:00:20 PM
Hico (Hamilton County, Texas) Discussing Whether to Put in a Second Waste Injection Well (salon) There's already a lot of controversy about the FIRST waste injection well, which is located near the Bosque River and near the park. From the Hamilton Herald-News of Dec 29, 2006 During their regular .....- 1/4/2007 11:07:02 AM
Somervell County and the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) (salon) Yesterday Bill Gordon told me about a gas processing plant being built someplace in Somervell County (still not sure where it is yet) and I thought I'd look at the TCEQ website to see if I can tell wh.....- 1/4/2007 12:01:10 PM
Republican chant of the day: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...we aren't running the show anymore...waaaaaaaaa (Chair) So what happens when you take away something from someone who is used to having their way with no question or anyone to get in their way? Like any spoiled brat they don't like it very much...such is t.....- 1/4/2007 9:18:59 AM
Update on Gas Waste Injection Wells in Somervell County from the Texas Railroad Commission Website (salon) First up, here's from September, when there were 5 waste injection wells here.  Looks to me from the RRC site that there are two waste injection wells that don't have permits yet.  Two were to be cont.....- 1/4/2007 9:29:22 AM
Who you Gonna Believe on Global Warming? Scientists? Or Exxon-Mobil? (salon) The Union of Concerned Scientists says that Exxon Mobil spent a lot of money to try to discredit global warming and mislead the public. Exxon Mobil Corp. gave $16 million to 43 ideological groups betw.....- 1/3/2007 3:03:22 PM
There were NINE tornadoes in the central Texas area the other day (salon) The counties in this article were Limestone, Coryell, Hill, Bosque and Johnson.  It was pretty scary  and a good time to remind about what this Stephenville paper says- GET A WEATHER RADIO.  I absolut.....- 1/3/2007 2:57:42 PM
That Rotten Egg Smell in the Air-What is it? On Gas *Scrubbing* Plants in Texas Counties (salon) Last night I walked out in the yard, a little after dusk, to look up at the stars and enjoy the relative quiet. For about the third time recently, the air smelled .. like sulphur or rotten eggs. I wal.....- 1/3/2007 12:53:09 PM
Message to George W. Bush: Show us the 3000 dead soldiers' cofins before you ask us for more troops! (Chair) So according to what the papers and such have been saying Bush is about to put 20,000 MORE trooops into Iraq. Yet we have seen NO dead soldiers bodies being brought home when they die. This is done so.....- 1/3/2007 9:43:38 AM
Are the Numbers About an Iraq Shia Majority a Lie Promulgated by Western Media? (salon) If you never take an Iraqi census that includes *sect* as one of the captured items, then how do you know what percentage of the population is Shia versus Sunni?Western media often refer to Iraq as be.....- 1/3/2007 12:30:08 PM
Guest Worker Program? No, Undocumented Workers Funnelled into the Military Program (salon) I knew about green-card holders being taken into the military with a promise that serving the United States would speed up the process for them to become citizens. But you know how it is when the mili.....- 1/2/2007 3:13:27 PM
Somervell County Salon-This Texas Blog's Year in Review (salon) I remember a few years ago that there were 2 other blogs in this county (mine hadn\'t started yet). One was from a person who a lot of people know as a very strange person, whose political aspirat.....- 12/31/2006 1:39:26 PM
TXU Wants to put a Concrete Batch Plant in Glen Rose- Contaminants in the Air Ahoy! (salon) Saw this in the Glen Rose Reporter (the newspaper of record in Glen Rose) on December 28. "Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Air Quality Standard Permit Registration. # 80488L.....- 12/30/2006 11:46:16 AM
Bad Storms Last Night in the District -Tornado Near Clifton, Texas Caused Bush to Jump in his Armored Vehicle (salon) All dang afternoon yesterday the weather radio went off, and the line of storms went from below Waco straight north, through Clifton and then up through Johnson County. I kept my shoes on in case I ha.....- 12/30/2006 8:23:52 AM
Where are YOU going on vacay? Why, Chez Guantanemo, of course! They have 4 star hotels and FAB restaurants! (salon) and the weather is so nice. You know how it is when you have a whole EIGHTY PEOPLE who are going to have a *trial*-why, it would take 10 years to try them all! Hummph! That calls for 125 Million dolla.....- 12/29/2006 3:49:32 PM
Hanging Saddam the Best We Can Do about Iraq-Because the Rest is a Farce (salon) TalkingPointsMemo"Bush administration officials" are telling CNN that Saddam Hussein will be hanged this weekend. Convention dictates that we precede any discussion of this execution with th.....- 12/29/2006 2:50:53 PM
E-Textbooks Versus Laptops- Texas Technology on the march (salon) I usually agree with McBlogger, but not this time. He has a post about the value of giving each kid in school his or her own laptop. I'm going to disagree but also offer a targeted technology solution.....- 12/29/2006 1:42:50 PM
Iranian Diplomats Captured by US Forces Last Week In Iraq were released (salon) What happens when the US is supposed to have let the local Iraqi police/troops handle their own problems, but instead arrest Iranian diplomats? Much anger leading to release of the diplomats.On Decemb.....- 12/29/2006 12:53:54 PM
2006 Military Times Poll-More Troops Disapprove of Bush's Handling of the Iraq War Than Approve of it (salon) Only 35% of the military members polled this year said they approve of the way Bush is handling the war, and 42% said they disapprove. While approval of the president's war leadership has slumped, his.....- 12/29/2006 12:30:54 PM
One Network to Rule Them All- AT&T's Sneaky Exceptions to Network Neutrality (salon) AT&T badly wants to swallow up BellSouth and become a monopoly that you will have to go through (and having NSA track all your calls through the AT&T switches is just the added gravy) But to d.....- 12/29/2006 12:05:41 PM
Larry Smith of Glen Rose, Texas is new International Texas Longhorn Association President (salon) I remember hearing a couple of years ago about plans to build a museum on the corner of Hwy 67 and 144 (north-west side). Article not only talks about Smith's background, but also about the home offic.....- 12/29/2006 11:41:42 AM
Texas Lege Wants to Use No Child Left Behind as a Club-Over-The-Head of Universities (salon) I am dead set against Margaret Spellings and her ilk trying to take the bad idea No Child Left Behind and use it on people past 18 years old. Already said before she wants to track students in a huge .....- 12/29/2006 11:29:38 AM
Special-Ed Kids in Texas- Accountability through No Child Left Behind or Teaching to Student's Needs? (salon) I spoke a couple of years ago with a local principal about special ed kids and how the No Child Left Behind program sets a percentage of how many special eds kids are allowable out of the whole.So, if.....- 12/29/2006 11:05:35 AM
How To Get More Bodies for the War Escalation? (Oops, I mean Surge)- Lower the Bar for High School Grads (salon) Drop-off in high school graduates in last two years- 13 %- Hmmm. the Pentagon standards are supposed to be no less than 9 out of 10 in the army without a HS diploma. But then, Bush the Escalation Engi.....- 12/29/2006 10:36:50 AM
Galveston, Texas- Biometric Eye Scans Being Slipped In as Way of Life By Using Children in the *Child* Project (salon) If it's good enough for prisoners, it's good enough for children and the elderly! (Funny how helpless and weak and under someone else's control those groups might be!)Most adults, one would assume, ar.....- 12/29/2006 8:59:53 AM
Strip Searches! You DO Get a Letter from Homeland Security if You Complain! Isn't that ENOUGH? (salon) Was reading an article about a Muslim woman who was pulled aside at a Florida airport and strip-searched. When she complained, Homeland Security sent her an apology letter. But here's what struck me.&.....- 12/29/2006 2:20:43 AM
Heh! Bush #1 Villain Distantly Trailed by.. Wait for it.. Osama Bin Laden.. According to new AP poll (salon) Looks like most people realize what Bush is up to. I find it amusing that the title of all 3 articles I've seen so far have "America Perplexed by Bush"... no, not perplexed if they think he'.....- 12/28/2006 6:49:22 PM
Sheehan Arrested in Crawford, Texas for Blocking Road to Bush's *Ranch* (salon) Video Link on WacoTV site.CRAWFORD, Texas (CNN) -- Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan was arrested Thursday afternoon outside President Bush's ranch, according to Tela Mange with the Texas Department of.....- 12/28/2006 6:22:01 PM
Oh, Please. Ford's Funeral Toned Down because he had a *Lesser Impact on the Nation*? (salon) Just because people don't normally have multiple circus funerals that last a week like Reagan's was doesn't mean the hoopla has to be connected to some people's opinion of a man's impact. That's unbel.....- 12/28/2006 5:44:27 PM
Cheetah Mom at Fossil Rim (Glen Rose, Texas) Takes Care of Her own Three Cubs and 2 others (salon) Pretty amazing story. We went through Fossil Rim a few weeks ago and saw the cheetahs, which are behind some very tall chain metal fences, but didn't know about these little cutie pies.Exactly 93 days.....- 12/28/2006 10:58:35 AM
The Lesser-Known Ford Pardon-Comment from McLennan County, Texas Veteran (salon) Ford wasn't just blasted for his pardon of Nixon, but another controversial pardon involved the conditional amnesty for draft dodgers and military deserters of the Vietnam War.To gain amnesty, draft d.....- 12/28/2006 8:43:46 AM
Trans Texas Corridor and Drug Smuggling- DEA Report Says New Security Challenges (salon) The most telling part of this article is the "Feed at the Economic Trough" portion, ie, business leaders aren't concerned about how drug trafficking will ramp up when major roads such as the.....- 12/27/2006 12:17:05 PM
TAKS Test Test Test -Until All Children Drop - Is it possible to just TEACH kids anymore (salon) without so much of their education lives revolving around not only the actual TAKS test but field *practice* tests as well? Sheesh.More than 1,100 public and charter schools will field test one or mor.....- 12/27/2006 12:01:47 PM
Part 2 of Looking at Brian McCall of Plano (TX House) Who is Challenging Craddick to be Speaker) (salon) Here's the first part of what I wrote- what got me intrigued was that I read this article the other day about Brian McCall that said that his daddy was mayor of Plano and that he and his brother ran t.....- 12/27/2006 11:23:25 AM
Wanna-Be Texas Speaker McCall's Daddy was Pardoned by Bush in 2004 for Savings and Loan Scandal (salon) While I was reading about low-key Brian McCall of Plano, I read that his daddy used to be mayor of Plano. Well, I didn't know his Daddy was also heavily involved in the scam on Texans, the Savings.....- 12/27/2006 10:12:33 AM
Imagine- 30,000 Barrels of Oil and Waste... PER DAY Injected into the ground by YOUR home - Huckabay, Texas (salon) Going to say that again. That's the maximum amount PER DAY that crap could get injected into the ground. From where? Well, say, from gas well waste in Tarrant County, where the county has said "N.....- 12/27/2006 8:44:48 AM
Gerald Ford Dead-Known for Pardoning Nixon-The-Crook and Last Member of the Warren Commission (salon) Funny how you look back at presidents and they all seem to be cut from the same cloth, have the same crooks in their cabinet, and do apparently shady deals behind the public's back. Rumsfeld and Chene.....- 12/27/2006 8:35:58 AM
Bush and the Pentagon Court Muslims into the Military-The WTF moment for me was Bush and the Iftar (salon) I was reading an article about how the military is looking for warm bodies to fill the ranks and how helpful it would be if they were Muslims. Naturally, having those who can speak middle eastern lang.....- 12/26/2006 7:52:47 PM
Justice Department Building Massive Information Database-I thought we got rid of Total Information Awareness DB (salon) Was reading about how the Justice Department is creating the "One DOJ" database, called humorously by C-Net "OneDOJ to Rule Them All" (Quick! Where's Frodo?)The Justice Department .....- 12/26/2006 5:26:59 PM
Who's TXU'S Support Group? TAB aka *Texas Business for Clean, Affordable, Reliable Energy* - Pushing Coal Fired Plants (salon) Texas Association of Business's Bill Hammond taking his dirty coal ideas on the road. And TXU has its own support group. Some business leaders in Texas point to the Electric Reliability Council of Tex.....- 12/26/2006 4:53:17 PM
Bush BACK on Holiday again... but this week he's actually going to his Faux Ranch in Crawford, Texas (salon) He's going to think hard about how he can try to make his same old tired crap sound like a *New Way Forward* -going to be hard workand Camp Casey will be open for business again to be the flies in his.....- 12/26/2006 4:19:00 PM
RFID chips used to prevent NASCAR car owners from cheating (salon) I'm not completely against RFID chips when they are being used in an entirely voluntary way and can be disabled completely when you want. IN this case, marking car parts, including the chassis with RF.....- 12/26/2006 4:14:21 PM
Well, Well, Well. Looks like TSA Looking at Passengers BUCK NEKKID in the airport through Backscatter will have to be delayed (salon) I don't care what excuses they make, I'll bet they are hearing PLENTY from people who don't want a choice from TSA as to whether they will be felt up or be seen mostly naked in a machine. (No extra br.....- 12/26/2006 4:01:58 PM
More Questions (Environmental Ones) about TXU's Coal-Fired Plants in Texas (salon) Among other good ones in this article“I think we need to ask some serious questions,” Scott Lipsett of Ravenna said at the recent CORE meeting. “Why is a dirty industry allowed to come into our area w.....- 12/26/2006 3:57:29 PM
Hammer Time! How to Disable an RFID Chip in your passport (salon) - 12/26/2006 3:40:45 PM
Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) Buys Her Kids a New Home in Virginia-Except they LIVE in Dallas (salon) I already think she's a bonehead for having kids and being in Congress. I don't care if it sounds sexist or not, I especially don't think that a woman who *adopts* children, which would imply even mor.....- 12/26/2006 3:17:32 PM
Valorie McKinney of Glen Rose, Texas in Baghdad, mentioned in Stars and Stripes magazine (salon) According to the article, she's been married for about a month, and then, a week before Christmas, was called to Iraq.McKinney, a member of a large, rambunctious Glen Rose, Texas, family, was sent to .....- 12/26/2006 2:48:16 PM
Airplane Attacks to Nuclear Power Plants- Seems the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Decided not to Implement New Tougher Rules (salon) I've wondered about this myself. Suppose that an airplane tried to crash into Comanche Peak, would it cause a meltdown? Before, when I've read about it, the docs have said that the concrete surroundin.....- 12/26/2006 1:52:31 PM
Halliburton and Kellogg-Brown-Root to Divorce - After All, Those Pesky Nigerian Bribe Scandals and Iraq Kickbacks are Hurting the Bottom Line (salon) What to do if you're an investor and Halliburton has a BAD NAME? You have a trial separation as your love turns to embers-from Motley FoolAs dry as SEC documents can be, you can read pure emotion in H.....- 12/23/2006 4:37:18 PM
Holiday Wishes For Readers of the Somervell County Salon Blog of Glen Rose, Texas (salon) When I first moved to Glen Rose, I felt as lucky as one person could possibly get. Ever since I've been a kid, I've driven through Glen Rose on my way to points south to visit kin and one of my first .....- 12/23/2006 3:04:25 PM
Time for Letters to Santa from the Local Glen Rose, Texas paper (salon) One of my favorite features every year in the local paper of record, the Glen Rose Reporter, is the letters from all the kids in school to Santa. Here are some excerpts (offered anonymously) from a fe.....- 12/23/2006 2:07:51 PM
Some at SMU Not Too Thrilled with Bush's Library-A Trojan Horse from Right-Wing Christians To Attack Methodists? (salon) The other day the theology department at SMU wrote a letter about their angst at having Bush's library at SMU. And it continues.But Johnson said she fears what some Bush associates have expressed as a.....- 12/23/2006 12:15:28 PM
Texas Attorney General Sues Lyondell for Pollution-Harmful Pollutants into the Air (salon) A Houston-based chemical company and two of its subsidiaries were sued Wednesday by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who accused them of releasing harmful pollutants into the air.....According to t.....- 12/22/2006 5:51:56 PM
A-AS Snarks on the Symbolism of Bush Talking About the War ... in the Indian Treaty Room (salon) - 12/22/2006 3:36:30 PM
From Warrantless Surveillance to Torture, the Bush Era Draws to a Close (from Wired) (salon) I've felt the same way too, as long as the Democrats fully investigate and reverse the travesties of this administration.2006 will be remembered as the year in which our government imprisoned journali.....- 12/22/2006 2:57:26 PM
More on the Transfer of State Parks to the Texas Historical Commission-Political Tug of War? (salon) Higher entry fees? Political football as the Parks Department decides, reluctantly, which parks it might be willing, if arms twisted, to cede to the Historical Commission. (Wrote about this before)Her.....- 12/22/2006 12:14:27 PM
The Tribute to Hubris Aka Bush Library Probably Going to SMU and Not Waco/Baylor (salon) First I saw an article in the DMN about the lawsuit some condo owners had waged against SMU taking property to clear for the way for the Mediocrity Memorial. SMU officials have said they plan to demol.....- 12/22/2006 9:23:26 AM
Uh... Security? TSA? Over 3700 ID Badges Stolen from TSA since 2003 (salon) and Bush International in Houston has the highest number stolen in Texas, followed by DFW airport. Earl Morris, field operations general manager for TSA, said the missing items don't mean the system i.....- 12/22/2006 8:14:21 AM
Wasn't Such a Good Idea to Privatize Social Services with Accenture (Remember them? Used to be Arthur Anderson Before ENRON!) (salon) I wasn't paying attention at the time that the State of Texas decided to outsource its social services like the Children's Health Program (CHIPS) and Medicaid, but I have to wonder WHY they ch.....- 12/22/2006 1:37:38 AM
Selective Service Planning Test Run of the Draft for 2009... Exercise only at this point (salon) Saw a couple of years ago that the Selective Service was hiring up for its draft boards. Then, as we all know, Bush asked Gates for how they can increase the size of the military. Today... gee, a *moc.....- 12/22/2006 1:24:50 AM
Texas Senator Kip Averitt (Dist 22) Secured an Air-Quality Monitor for McClennan County-Too bad the Coal Plants are Fast-tracked before that (salon) Our senator is FOR the coal-fired plants. So, the aritcle from Waco TV's KWTX that says he has secured an air quality monitor for the county... to be paid for not ONLY by the county but by all Texas t.....- 12/22/2006 1:16:02 AM
John "Mr Oily" Cornyn Stumps About Bi-Partisanship and What Texas Voters Want - What a Hypocrite (salon) I cannot even read crap like John Cornyn saying that what voters want is for one side to quit blaming the other- when he has done it ALL THE TIME. I've said before that I suppose anyone that doesn't w.....- 12/22/2006 1:01:22 AM
ON Craddick - Peter Stern of Dripping Springs, Texas Filed an Official Complaint on him in 2004 (salon) He emailed me in response to what I wrote here and said.Just wanted to let you know that in 2004  I had filed an official [written] formal complaint against Speaker Tom Craddick with the Office of the.....- 12/22/2006 12:47:07 AM
Texas Railroad Commission Agrees to Postpone Hearing on Bluff Dale (Erath County, Texas) Waste Injection Well (salon) RRC tried to be unfair about how they treated citizens versus O&G companies by scheduling a hearing over Christmas with almost no lead time. Bluff Dale had a meeting to talk about the WASTE wells .....- 12/22/2006 12:35:41 AM
Didn't know this- To graduate high school, students must take an abstinence program in Texas (salon) I knew that abstinence programs were taught but I assumed they were elective. Nope. The Weatherford Democrat article discusses.Texas Public Schools are required by law (TEC Chapter 163.001 and 163.002.....- 12/22/2006 12:33:40 AM
Meridian Police Chief (Bosque County, Texas) Police Chief Arrests Mayor Over Extension Cord (salon) About noon Friday, Vandergriff found an extension cord running from an 18-wheeler to a city building at 407 W. Morgan St., according to the Bosque County News.After Vandergriff had the cord removed fr.....- 12/21/2006 12:47:33 PM
About Bloggers Disclosing Sponsored Posts (After FTC Opinion) (salon) Wrote about this the other day, the idea that you'd be reading something on a blog or similar that you thought was merely someone's opinion but that person was paid to shill a product. Here's the firs.....- 12/21/2006 12:29:20 PM
The 60 Minute Smoking Gun WMD- Oh... It's US! Prompt Global Strike Anywhere on the Face of the Earth! (salon) The X-51 Hypersonic Cruise Missile-bringing fear and terror to all parts of the earth. But it's okay as long as it's the United States doing it, just not some other country. Were it someone else or we.....- 12/21/2006 12:14:05 PM
Video of Austin Event Telling Citizens to *Re-Gift* Lumps of Coal to Rick Perry for TXU's 11 Coal-Fired Plants (salon) Here's the event itself.Here's the group singing "You Better Watch Out"Heard from Jessica B of Environmental Defense (environmentaldefense.org) of this event, after she read where I talked a.....- 12/21/2006 11:24:52 AM
Who Wants School Vouchers? Catholic Private Schools in Dallas, That's Who! (salon) In order for students and teachers to attend a rally in February in Austin for support of school vouchers, Dallas Catholic schools have cancelled classes. Hey! If you want your kid to attend a Catholi.....- 12/20/2006 2:36:36 PM
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