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US Government Provides INACCURATE Rates for Unemployment and Cost of Living Adjustment (pstern) The US Government has been doing it for generations.  It misleads the American people on many matters but perhaps the worst lies are that Unemployment is at 5 percent and the Cost of Living Adjus.....- 2/4/2015 9:01:46 PM
Well. WOW.. Amazing catch and then can't get it on ONE YARD LINE? (salon) The US Government has been doing it for generations.  It misleads the American people on many matters but perhaps the worst lies are that Unemployment is at 5 percent and the Cost of Living Adjus.....- 2/1/2015 9:07:11 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/1/2015 (salon) LOVE this time of year. Today is Super Bowl Sunday and I'm cooking up Italian style nachos, greens with salt pork, grilled chicken wings and probably some deviled egg snacks. I imagine the footbal.....- 2/1/2015 11:55:43 AM
Belligerent Ron Hankins Tries to Invent His Own Texas Public Information Act -Gatekeeper for Information (salon) As you watch this, LOOK to see WHO is actually the person stirring up trouble, being argumentative on the board, and issuing personal attacks? It is RON HANKINS.  I heard when I went to the Somer.....- 1/30/2015 1:28:44 PM
IF GRMC's Hospital Administrator Was Gone, Would Employees Still Get Their Checks? (salon) When I was at the Somervell County Hospital District meeting on 1/22/2015, LaDonna Green, who is the HR person, stood up to make a public comment. One of the things she said was  It's al.....- 1/30/2015 8:58:10 AM
Ron Hankins Wins the Title of Misogynist of the Week! (salon) Ron Hankins needs to join the 21st century, where women are unique, thinking, individuals. HIs comments below continue to make me wonder if he is Svengali in his own personal relationships since he se.....- 1/30/2015 1:33:34 AM
Are you still confusing me and Salon as one? (pharper) Imagine if you will with me for a moment....it may be difficult but really try, Imagine that there is this person who lives with me, that person is smart, that person has two hands, that person .....- 1/30/2015 12:26:49 AM
Wow! Darrell Best AGAIN Commandeers the Hospital Board Meeting Crowd While the ELECTED are having an executive session (salon) I didn't go to the Somervell County Hospital District meeting tonight, as I haven't gone to most. Makes me glad I didn't go tonight for sure when someone called to tell me that Darrell Bes.....- 1/29/2015 9:36:44 PM
Oops! Ray Reynolds Posted a Messed Up Agenda to Glen Rose Medical Center website (salon) Here's from the glenrosemedicalcenter.com website. But when I look at the agenda that's posted on the kiosk downtown, there are  items there that are NOT on the website. The items .....- 1/29/2015 12:58:28 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/29/2015 (salon) McCain on Palin - She'd do *great* as a presidential candidate.. Yuh-huh!  Oh, Please Please Sarah Palin, please run so we can laugh at more like this- Video.  What I find h.....- 1/29/2015 11:07:37 AM
Ooops! Ray Reynolds Posted the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting Wrong on Glen Rose Medical Center website (salon) so the meeting had to be rescheduled for a later time. Looks like the agenda, signed by Ray Reynolds was actually correct ,but the description that someone would see looking at the website says the me.....- 1/27/2015 6:10:31 PM
Rick Perry Loses Second Attempt to Dismiss Indictment Against Him (salon) Austin-American Statesman A judge denied a second and more substantial request Tuesday by former Gov. Rick Perry to dismiss the indictment against him prior to trial, likely extending his crimina.....- 1/27/2015 6:11:59 PM
70 years ago in Auschwitz (pstern) I read this today in Fox News.  it hit me in the middle of my heart and mind.  So, just sharing with you... and you know why... but I always get chills when I read about this time period in .....- 1/27/2015 9:56:23 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/25/2015 (salon) After the drought of a few years ago, how's the water level doing? AUSTIN >> Most of Texas has emerged from a drought that started in early 2011, but the amounts of water stored in.....- 1/25/2015 9:11:31 PM
Goofy Sid Miller O Day- Cupcake Amnesty (salon) because Sid Miller never disappoints in his efforts to pander on silly issues. Austin Chronicle The 84th Legislature has barely begun, and we've already got officials competing for Clown of t.....- 1/25/2015 8:36:04 PM
Who Is Telling These Glen Rose Medical Center People Stories to SCARE THEM and WHY Are They Believed? (salon) Had to laugh when I saw that ridiculous full page ad in the paper (you know, the one that Allen Sumners was trying to get paid by passing a jar at a government meeting) that preyed on people's fea.....- 1/25/2015 7:25:22 PM
2015- What Happened to that $80,000 WITHOUT A CONTRACT for Land of the Dinosaurs That Darrell Best pushed? (salon) The following will be both a recap of what happened with the so-called $80,000 investment into Land of the Dinosaurs that was done about 5 years ago by the GREDC/4b Committee when Darrell Best was the.....- 1/26/2015 3:15:58 PM
Public statement by Paul Harper about 1/22 board meeting (pharper) I want to make a few things perfectly clear: 1. I have no plans, nor have I ever, to close glen rose medical center. Anyone saying otherwise is just flat out lying. 2. Chip Harrison called the 1.....- 1/22/2015 10:54:32 PM
My Impression of the Somervell County Hospital Board Meeting 1/22/2015 (salon) Re: Glen Rose Medical Center. No action was taken on the agenda items last night, after moving the public comment section to the beginning On the one hand, I think "That's Democracy&qu.....- 1/22/2015 10:14:32 PM
I'll be glad when I as a married woman am considered a UNIQUE ADULT (salon) Had yet ANOTHER instance this week in which I, despite having one to one correspondence on email with a person, was included in an email to my husband, who had sent his own dang email without includin.....- 1/22/2015 5:15:30 PM
Veiled Threat? Slanderous Letter Passed On For Child by Wife of Elected Somervell County Hospital Board Member (salon) Two days ago, I was told that the wife of Ron Hankins of the Somervell County Hospital District board members went into Red Barn and gave a pretty horrible, inflammatory, and innuendo-ridden lett.....- 1/22/2015 8:29:35 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/21/2015 (salon) I've been distracted for several months now over something going on, and it has utterly KILLED my interest in my hobby project that I spent the last 3 years on. Ever have that happen to you? It.....- 1/21/2015 11:03:12 PM
I Didn't Realize Till Fairly Recently That I had been misrepresented on Facebook (salon) The ONLY meeting I personally recorded, AS A CITIZEN and with MY OWN CAMERA, of the Somervell County Hospital District Board was the one in May, 2014 that was held at the GRISD school administration b.....- 1/21/2015 6:44:00 PM
Video- Mayor of Glen Rose, Addressing the Chair and Roberts Rules of Order (salon) While video recording the City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting of Jan 12, 2015, there was the following exchange between Dr Mike Jones, Dennis Moore, and Sandra Ramsey. In making a motion, Dr Mike w.....- 1/21/2015 8:46:56 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/20/2015 (salon) Getting ready to the State of the Union -STILL GLAD I voted for President Obama-twice John Travolta and the gym encounter Here's a good and bad story-man finds about long-lost son after .....- 1/20/2015 7:57:57 PM
Ray Reynolds has hired an attorney and asked for a public hearing (salon) Getting ready to the State of the Union -STILL GLAD I voted for President Obama-twice John Travolta and the gym encounter Here's a good and bad story-man finds about long-lost son after .....- 1/20/2015 7:17:45 PM
Where, oh where, is our tax relief??? (pstern) Obama Lullaby... or Lament     So, where is the tax relief for the remnants of the middle class? ... as promised and promised and promised by the Great Obama??? .....- 1/20/2015 6:08:58 PM
Needed: Public Truth Officer (nmlgr) Am I alone in thinking that the 'good guys' need more of a voice, regarding the Hospital District? Glen Rose Current(which doesn't seem very current) has no articles about GRMC that I c.....- 1/19/2015 4:25:23 PM
Svengali Hankins- Should we Challenge Who REALLY posts those so-called *Wife* Posts? (salon) When I look at social media, anywhere and see a photo or avatar of the person who is posting, along with that person's screen name, it doesn't occur to me to challenge whether the person who h.....- 1/19/2015 9:13:05 AM
Coyotes Howling in the Night (Jan 17 2015) (salon) Last night the dogs would NOT stop barking for a couple of hours. I have a fenced in area with their dog houses and it's VERY safe, so I couldn't understand what was keeping them from settling.....- 1/18/2015 9:17:49 PM
Sheesh! ANOTHER Anonymous Fear-Mongering Flyer about Somervell County Hospital District (salon) I'd say who actually is putting this out, but who actually knows since the person(s) didn't have the guts to put his/her/their name on it.Anyway, can't help but make fun of it, so many thi.....- 1/18/2015 3:30:47 PM
So.. Andy Lucas Tried to Keep Paul Harper From Participating In Meeting- JUDGE SAID NO!!!!! (salon) The following is written from my perspective as the wife of Paul Harper. I do not speak for him (he writes on my blog under the name pharper)  but i do admire him greatly for fighting himsel.....- 1/18/2015 10:39:16 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/17/2015 (salon) Have added a callout for the Top 10 Most Looked at for the month that shows up after the 6th post. Sorry if anyone temporarily had trouble while tweaking that code, J.  John McCain and Voldemo.....- 1/17/2015 8:12:38 PM
Rick Perry the Crook- Perry's Veto Killed Investigation into No Bid contracts (salon) Hmmmm. Not just about Lehmberg: Houston Chronicle A year and a half before a no-bid state contract collapsed in scandal last month, a criminal investigation into tens of millions of dollars worth.....- 1/17/2015 7:47:12 PM
Reality of Islam (pstern) Sharia Law is a danger to everything we hold dear and sacred in the United States.  There is a huge mistaken belief that Islam is a peaceful culture and religion.  Nothing is further from th.....- 1/16/2015 9:27:46 PM
Saw a Baloney, False Flyer Put Out about the Hospital District Meeting Originally for Tonight (salon) Had to laugh. Looks like some fear-mongerers were trying to scare people who don't even live in THIS COUNTY or HOSPITAL DISTRICT about the Pecan Family Medical Center by spending time creating som.....- 1/16/2015 6:04:13 PM
Melanie Reese, Former City Secretary of Glen Rose, Plea Bargains Theft of Government Funds (salon) Had to laugh. Looks like some fear-mongerers were trying to scare people who don't even live in THIS COUNTY or HOSPITAL DISTRICT about the Pecan Family Medical Center by spending time creating som.....- 1/16/2015 1:19:30 PM
Somervell County Hospital District Meeting Jan 22 2015 7:00 pm (salon) The Hospital District Board Meeting scheduled for Fri. Jan. 16, 2015 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Somervell County Citizens Center. Agenda is on .....- 1/15/2015 6:15:00 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/15/2015 (salon) FINALLY finished the car mat dog house door I wanted to put on the dog igloo. I did the same thing with another dog house last year, and a third dog house had one of the more expensive plastic doors f.....- 1/15/2015 4:25:47 PM
Selected Video from City of Glen Rose Meeting Jan 12 2015 (salon) Audio and agenda here Citizen of the Year-Sharon Lawler 4b Appointments Alcohol at Oakdale Park Part 1 Alcohol at Oakdale Park Part 2 Alcohol at Oakdale Pa.....- 1/14/2015 7:39:04 PM
How Did It Happen That Prometheus and SR2O Came Here to Glen Rose? (salon) Background on SR2O, Prometheus I've been wondering for the last week how it is that these two companies were brought to Somervell County/Glen Rose. Both companies did have patents, but had not .....- 1/14/2015 2:17:54 PM
Selected Video from Somervell County Commissioners Court Jan 12 2015 (salon) Here's the agenda and full audio from that meeting.  Danny Chambers opening comments at the court. I kind of love this, a spirit of openness and cooperation   Dr M.....- 1/13/2015 7:26:12 PM
Newly Texas AG Ken Paxton Takes the Baton and Steps Over the Line [on HB2] (pstern) Newly sworn in Texas AG Ken Paxton already beating the legal drums to keep HB2, the anti-abortion law the legislature approved, by presenting arguments for it to the US Court of Appeals for the 5.....- 1/12/2015 1:31:36 AM
Should Spouses of Elected Officials Be Required Not to post on Social Media? (salon) I got an anonymous comment which I unfortunately cannot publish. The commenter mentioned someone who posts on Facebook that posts some, in the commenter's opinion, pretty vitriolic, inflammatory a.....- 1/10/2015 3:42:05 PM
Recap on Prometheus NOT coming to Somervell County- Jan 11 2015 (salon) Prometheus=Glen Rose Reporter Jan 13,2014  Who were these people? Did they have an already existing and successful business that they wanted to bring to Glen Rose? No. They do have a weapons p.....- 1/11/2015 2:08:08 PM
My (Salon) Testimony to District Court in Best v Harper-Jan 8 2015 (salon) I was the only witness on the stand on January 8th, for probably an hour and a half at the temporary suspension hearing for Best v Harper. The reason I was called as a witness to testify is .....- 1/11/2015 9:44:13 AM
Democrats and Republicans... (pstern) "A big difference between Democrats and Republicans is that the Democrats blatantly tax and spend and don't try to hide it, while the Republicans tax and spend but they call it fees, pena.....- 1/9/2015 6:46:45 PM
City of Glen Rose City Council Meeting Jan 12 2015 at 5:30 pm (salon) I don't see the agenda yet on the website, 5:45 pm. Turns out the agenda was not posted until Saturday 1/10 on the website. But it WAS a good faith effort since it got posted on Saturday:) .....- 1/9/2015 5:48:00 PM
Somervell County Commissioner Court Meeting 9:30 am on Jan 12 2015 (salon) Agenda-There's also a board packet at that link-Updated: Here's audio of that meeting from my recording.  And selected video I. Agenda Requests   1.....- 1/9/2015 5:46:17 PM
Somervell County Hospital District Special Meeting Jan 12 2015 (salon) 5:30 pm at the Glen Rose Medical Center Board Room Agenda  I. Call to Order II. Record of Attendance III. Discuss and if necessary, take action on the reappointment of Board Secretary.....- 1/9/2015 5:41:38 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/8/2015-Avatars and Screen Design (salon) I was somewhere today where a person showed me a copy of one of my posts and asked me why the copy I was being shown was lacking my avatar (which, as you can see, is me with a dinosaur behind her-I am.....- 1/8/2015 6:36:19 PM
Gov.-elect Greg Abbott Wastes No Time in Conning the Masses (pstern) So, what sort of man is our new Governor?   In response to the 1/9/15 article re: “Gov.-elect Greg Abbott: End local bans on bags, fracking, tree-cutting” in the Austin .....- 1/8/2015 4:35:11 PM
ANOTHER TEXAS PUSH FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS (pstern)   It never ends...   Once again the Texas Legislature and their special interest cohorts are pushing for School Vouchers, saying that they would save Texans $billions.   .....- 1/7/2015 7:30:28 PM
Laugh of the Day-Kirby Delauter (salon) So here's a Poor Poor Politician that thought that he should be exempted from being talked about.  And why? Here's how Washington Post blogger Eugene Volokh, who "teaches free.....- 1/6/2015 11:00:50 PM
Some Open Records Requests I did of Glen Rose Medical Center from 2013/2014 (salon) I have been doing open records requests for years. I do them because I firmly believe that citizens should know what their elected officials are doing. Sometimes some meetings I have attended have bee.....- 1/2/2015 11:16:44 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/2/2015 (salon) First year for awhile I haven't sat down and made up resolutions for the upcoming year. Looking back, I see I didn't do most of the things I said I was going to LAST YEAR. I do think that if o.....- 1/2/2015 9:38:09 AM
For 2015-Update on Facebook Group Somervell County Breaking News (salon) Facebook link to Somervell County Breaking News and Scanner.  I'm kind of amazed today because a page I created in 2012 on Facebook has now topped 1020 members.Readers may know that s.....- 1/1/2015 5:46:44 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Jan 1 2015 (salon) The yard is simply beautiful, with hanging icicles that are slowly melting as the temperatures get above freezing. Have had a simply wonderful holiday so far, and ate some delicious home cooked black .....- 1/1/2015 2:51:40 PM
Wreck in Somervell County Dec 30 2014- Scott Cartwright- Ballesteros/Lamb- John Morales (salon) Per Facebook post by Trena Sanlin- Shenk -also Somervell County Breaking News Post here  Scott Cartwright's service info:  First Baptist Church in Glen Rose Thursday Jan 8th - .....- 1/1/2015 12:32:41 PM
Some of the 2014 Events I Was Paying Attention To (salon) As I get ready over the next couple of days for New Years Even and then the Lucky Feast on New Years Day, time to go over some of the events that happened this last year that were so great!  F.....- 12/31/2014 4:54:41 PM
Favorite Somervell County Salon Political Cartoons of 2014 by Salon (salon) Made these, or posted these as comments on political matters on public figures. These are not necessarily in date order, and a couple are screen shots. So.. Repeating-You CANNOT g.....- 12/30/2014 3:51:19 PM
2015 Plans for Somervell County Salon (salon) Looking back. I forgot that my blog, Somervell County Salon, got a mention in the Fort Worth Weekly some years back.  (January 21, 2009). Remember when there was talk about some additional r.....- 12/30/2014 11:39:43 AM
Haha! Scam of the Day- UAE Business Opportunity (salon) Just got this a few minutes ago and thought I'd post it as a WARNING. This is a variation of the Nigerian email scam letters. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS AND DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE YOUR MOBILE PHONE NU.....- 12/28/2014 7:02:16 PM
Top 50 Posts on Somervell County Salon in 2014 (salon) Even though it's not quite the end of the years, I think it's safe to say that nothing will outrun these posts till 2015. To see who wrote that post, look for the screen name to the right and,.....- 12/22/2014 10:11:26 AM
Top 150 Posts of All Time in 2014 on Somervell County Salon (salon) For Somervell County Salon's end of year wrap-up. These are the posts that have gotten the most views, in descending order, since I started Somervell County Salon in 2005. You can see who wrote wh.....- 12/22/2014 10:04:53 AM
Bigotry on its way out, at least through the court system- December 21 2014 (salon) Will Texas be next? Texas Tribune, via the Gilmer Mirror “There are moments in our lives that are flashbulb moments,” De Leon said during a town hall event last week, describing the d.....- 12/21/2014 12:38:51 PM
On Open Records Inspection in Texas - 2014 (salon) Someone asked me about this the other day about how to find out public information from a particular government entity. I've long been posting public records on this site. Tried to look a bit ago .....- 12/20/2014 3:39:07 PM
Quick Housekeeping Note for Somervell County Salon- 12/20/2014 (salon) Somervell County Salon has been getting a huge amount of spam lately.I read something recently that said the number of spambots on the planet now outnumbers real people.  I'm a little tire.....- 12/20/2014 2:07:36 PM
Happy Holidays from Somervell County Salon (2014) (salon) Somervell County Salon has been getting a huge amount of spam lately.I read something recently that said the number of spambots on the planet now outnumbers real people.  I'm a little tire.....- 12/20/2014 11:31:42 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 12/19/2014 (salon) About to go into the "Get things done before the end of the year" mode, so posting may be light, at least from me, for the next couple of weeks. Will be posting the top posts of the year bef.....- 12/19/2014 3:51:38 PM
Redux on Spending Tax Money in Hood County*s Pecan Plantation- Dec 2014 (salon) Money continues to be spent from OUR Somervell County Hospital District into ANOTHER hospital district, Hood County Hospital District. Why are we taxpayers paying even ONE CENT for services in a clini.....- 12/19/2014 2:29:51 PM
Standing Up to Bullies and Terrorists- Sony vs Hollywood (salon) If the noble experiment of American democracy is to mean anything, it is fidelity to the principle of freedom. It is to champion the idea that all men and women are endowed with certain unalienable .....- 12/19/2014 12:25:18 PM
Glen Rose ISD Audio-2014 (salon) Thank you, Doug McClure and Dana R.  I have for a long while wanted to listen to some school board meetings.I, as you all know, have long believed that simply reading minutes of a meeting does.....- 12/19/2014 11:30:54 AM
Sid Miller Campaign Finance Reports for Ag Commissioner Election-Expenditures Part 3 (salon) Part 3  EXPN F 52 ENT RaceTrac Denton TX    2834 W UNIVERSITY DR.  Denton TX 76201 20131116 98.67 Fuel           .....- 12/18/2014 11:04:20 AM
Sid Miller Campaign Finance Reports for Ag Commissioner Election-Expenditures Part 2 (salon) Expenditures Part 2  EXPN F 60 ENT Ol South Pancake House Fort Worth    1509 S. University Dr.  Fort Worth TX 76107 20140607 112.75 Meal with staff    &.....- 12/18/2014 10:58:22 AM
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