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Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side- Dec 17 2014 (salon) Most of the references below are included because I believe in separation of church and state. I was raised as a southern baptist, which religion, until it was hijacked by extremists in the 1980's.....- 12/17/2014 12:32:18 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center Visited by Texas Department of State Health Services Last Week (2014) (salon) from a tip. (If you have a tip regarding this, you can either anonymously post a comment or you may send an anonymous email to talk@glenrose.net.  Last week I went down to GRMC on Thursday mor.....- 12/17/2014 8:50:36 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 12/16/2014 (salon) Have some records I have requested recently or have looked at in person that I will be putting up over the next couple of weeks.As I did in 2009, I plan to ask each governmental entity for salary info.....- 12/16/2014 12:58:13 PM
Audio-Getting an Unmanned Drone for Somervell County with Luminant Donation (Nov 2014) (salon) Audio Rough transcript-please listen for exact wording. (Can't find the document Griffin describes below in the board packet, may go ask for it next week and will update this)  Dwayne Grif.....- 12/14/2014 11:31:39 AM
Audio-About Fixing the Hole in the Roof at the Texas Amphitheatre- Nov 17 2014 (salon) Somervell County Commissioners Court-discussing the cost If new roof would probably cost more than 1 million, fix the hole in the roof  James Barnard-will that put us in the risk pool again.....- 12/14/2014 9:40:36 AM
Audio from Somervell County Commissioners Court Nov 14 2014 (salon) Thanks to Candy and Brian for getting this put up on the Somervell County Commissioners Court site.  For months the latest audio one could get was from April.  I noted that the aud.....- 12/14/2014 9:37:38 AM
Poor Rick Perry-Even if he had a Bible, he wouldn't understand it -About the Poor (salon) Saw the other day that Poor Ole Rick "Ooops" Perry, whom adding glasses to cannot help his brain, said to the Washington Post In the Post interview, he was asked about the growing gap b.....- 12/14/2014 8:42:52 AM
Emails Between Me and George Darrell Best re: 4b/Land of the Dinosaurs (salon) I heard informally the other day that the City of Glen Rose was never able to recover the $80,000 that the Glen Rose Economic Development Board recommended they invest in Land of the Dinosaurs. This d.....- 12/12/2014 10:32:37 AM
Laughing at Rick Perry O Day- *Running for President is not an IQ Test* (salon) Whenever you have to tell people that you don't think people have to be smart to be president, how does that help ya? hahah But then, he did tell people the LAST time he unsuccessfully ran .....- 12/11/2014 7:33:00 PM
Video from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting Dec 8 2014 (salon) Incidentally, I also have audio of the meeting here.  There was a very interesting discussion on a plat on Bridget St that had requested a change through P&Z. The problem, as I underst.....- 12/11/2014 11:38:45 AM
Being Clear-Somervell County Salon is Run by (GASP) A GIRLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! (salon) I've had a certain amount of heartburn over the last couple of months over what I consider to be a ridiculous and ignorant stance taken by a few older white Somervell County males who I belie.....- 12/10/2014 8:56:05 PM
Video-Danny Chambers Says Goodbye to City of Glen Rose Town Council (Dec 8 2014) (salon) I've had a certain amount of heartburn over the last couple of months over what I consider to be a ridiculous and ignorant stance taken by a few older white Somervell County males who I belie.....- 12/10/2014 4:35:47 PM
Audio from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting 12/8/2014 (salon) I attended and video recorded the meeting from Monday(as always, I do this as a Somervell citizen that is interested in politics and government). Here is the agenda from the City of Glen Rose website......- 12/10/2014 2:00:21 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center Employee Believes She was Being Harassed and Bullied (salon) PDF, from one of the active board members as responsive to an open records request I did on Oct 13, 2014 - I redacted the names and position.  I would like to file a formal grievance.&n.....- 12/10/2014 12:30:09 PM
Ooops! Darrell Best Accidentally Sent An Email Meant for *Ron* to Someone else (salon) I fairly recently did an open records request (10/13/2014) asking for: Any communications between (any and all current hospital board members and/or any and all hospital employees at all level.....- 12/10/2014 11:44:11 AM
Mountain Lion Killed in Glen Rose in 2014 by Wesley Monk (salon) Saw this on the Hoof and Horn Taxidermy Facebook page-Look there for pictures Would love to see when the mountain lion is stuffed! From what Wesley Monk said  "I heard the crows goin.....- 12/9/2014 11:03:23 AM
Audio from City of Glen Rose Council meeting Nov 10, 2014 (salon) Here is the link to the audio.  Here was the agenda   GLEN ROSE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA Glen Rose City Hall, Council Cham.....- 12/9/2014 10:26:40 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 12/9/2014 -Odds and Ends (salon) Councilmen compensation comparison 2014- Glen Rose City Council Compared to other cities PDF link Recorded the City of Glen Rose regular session last night, very interesting meeting. Quite a b.....- 12/9/2014 11:47:02 AM
List of Rogers Marks Foundation Scholarship Winners over the years (2014) (salon) From public information request. Thank you, Tommy Corcoran Here is the application for the scholarship From a conversation I had with Mike Ford in 2009  I saw Mike Ford of Precinct.....- 12/8/2014 9:19:19 AM
Wondering-WHO was the Hospital District board member that was too busy fighting to help with patient care issues? (salon) because he would be too busy fighting some of the other board members? From an open records request I did of GRMC through Sharla Collins, email dated 11/6/2014, as part of this letter expressing STRON.....- 12/7/2014 4:23:19 PM
Williams convicted of Capitol murder--now awaiting sentencing (ConcernedCitizen) I strongly believe that Eric Williams should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for his cold, heartless, evil acts and murder of Kaufman County, Texas District Attorney, DA's.....- 12/7/2014 9:48:04 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 12/6/2014 (salon) I'm pretty disgusted overall today with a number of things. Occasionally it's hard to look at the world, especially the world of politics, and understand what motivates people to excuse those .....- 12/6/2014 10:53:01 AM
My Turn to be DISGUSTED-NY Police Officer Killed Eric Garner Illegal Chokehold-NO indictment (salon) Peter Stern had a recent blog post about his disgust with the events in Ferguson. For me, I had mixed feelings about the whole thing. So many times when something happens, people rush to form an opini.....- 12/3/2014 9:49:42 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 12/3/2014- Tidbits and Tidbats (salon) Shoutout to Angie Wade and whoever the tech guy is for the City of Glen Rose for having recorded audio available via the internet. Really wonderful when you find government agencies that go the extra .....- 12/3/2014 12:48:23 PM
Okay, moving on to worse news... National Debt soars over $18T !!! (pstern)   Our National Debt soared over $18 trillion and underscores the inept planning of Obama and his administration and that of previous administrations.   Are we going to ma.....- 12/3/2014 9:13:31 AM
disgusted about the Michael Brown case and following uprising... (pstern) Don't know about how all of you feel about the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, MO, whereby this young black man [Brown] 6'4" at 245 lbs. was aggressive towards a [white] Fergusson po.....- 12/1/2014 1:52:59 PM
Top 15 Posts on Somervell County Salon from the month of November 2014 (salon) as of today. These numbers may change, in order, when additional people look at the posts. You can see who posted what by looking for the screen name directly after the title of the post.  .....- 12/1/2014 10:15:08 AM
Quick Site Update- Techie Stuff-LiveFyre-Comments, etc (salon) Update: Found a showstopper with Livefyre. I really want to have a way to show the latest comments and Livefyre ONLY has this with what is undoubtedly a paid *Enterprise* version. So, back to the draw.....- 11/29/2014 10:52:24 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 11/29/2014 (salon) One of my cousins in Austin started a vineyard. I haven't been out to see how he does it, but got to wondering how feasible it would be in Glen Rose to grow grapes, particularly in this type of so.....- 11/29/2014 5:36:49 PM
Post Thanksgiving Happiness-Thankful to my parents and other loved ones (salon) Hard to describe how perfectly content I am today. Went down to Austin to visit my mother and brother this last week, before Thanksgiving, with oldest son. Went to lunch with mom, dinner with brother .....- 11/29/2014 4:15:09 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 11/25/2014 (salon) Weird. A friend of mine was telling me something about the City of Glen Rose meeting that happened recently and I thought I'd go look at the agenda and ask for audio. When I went to the city of gl.....- 11/25/2014 9:30:06 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 11/24/2014- Thanksgiving Holiday Ahead! (salon) Here comes my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. On the leadup to it, have been making smorbrod with herring, cheese on rye. Delish! Later this afternoon going to start some holiday cooking, including ma.....- 11/24/2014 2:44:38 PM
Addendum to the Bill Cosby claims by women... (pstern) ***Addendum... the 7 claims have become 10 claims and one of them is Lou Ferrigno's (body builder and The Hulk) wife.  It's all pretty crazy. BTW, Ferrigno is still alive!  I say .....- 11/22/2014 10:22:53 AM
my response to Speaker Boehner... (pstern) Dear Speaker Boehner:   You said, “Instead of working together to fix our broken immigration system, the president says he’s acting on his own.  That’s just not how o.....- 11/20/2014 7:39:40 PM
Bill Cosby...... (salon) Bill Cosby. I actually quit being a fan of him some years back anyway when he became so arrogant and self-important.AP pulls out more footage from Nov 6.  Sounds like he is trying to bully the AP.....- 11/20/2014 11:05:24 AM
re: Obama saving illegals with amnesty.... (pstern) There are some very angry commenters on Fox News about Obama going to use Executive action to provide amnesty to 30 million illegal immigrants.  He is scheduled to make a speech on it t.....- 11/19/2014 11:46:21 PM
Barbie Wants to be a Computer Engineer But Can't Figure out how to Reboot Computer (salon) Happened upon this yesterday at The Consumerist.  Barbie "CAN BE A COMPUTER ENGINEER" except that she requires men to do the actual programming work for her, is incompetent, and th.....- 11/19/2014 10:12:47 AM
Rick Perry finally has a bad hair day... (pstern) Poor Rick, having a bad hair day..                     Will Rick get to the barber?  Stay tuned... &.....- 11/18/2014 6:54:04 PM
Rick *Ooops* Perry News O Day- Criminal Charges Against Him Still Stand (salon) Austin American Statesman A state district judge refused to throw out the criminal charges against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling Tuesday that special prosecutor Michael McCrum had been properly appoint.....- 11/18/2014 4:48:06 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 11/18/2014 (salon) I really like a certain kind of programming. Every once in a while I mess with this site and change the way things display or the back end, although at this point I like the way the site looks. I also.....- 11/18/2014 12:35:38 PM
Roger E Marks Foundation Back to being legal- Mo Sheldon Still Registered Agent (salon) Checked this last year and found that the Roger Marks Foundation, as listed on the Texas Secretary of State's website was not a legal entity because some required taxes had not been paid. Fixed no.....- 11/24/2014 7:40:51 PM
Updated: New 501a contract voted upon last week? Does it have accountability safeguards? NO!!!!! (salon) Update: Spoke with the board president, who told me that there was a written copy that requires some changes before it can be signed. Undoubtedly the finished signed agreement will be an open rec.....- 11/18/2014 4:47:16 AM
Ebola-What Procedures Do The Staff at Glen Rose Medical Center Take? (salon) Update: Spoke with the board president, who told me that there was a written copy that requires some changes before it can be signed. Undoubtedly the finished signed agreement will be an open rec.....- 11/17/2014 7:34:28 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 11/15/2014- COLLLLLLDDDDDD!!! (salon) Hunkered down this weekend inside, hopefuly with a roaring fire soon. Still working on the shelter for the donkey but doing some of the work in the afternoon after the temperature is warmer. Watching .....- 11/15/2014 11:54:37 AM
Project O Day- Hoop Donkey Shelter (salon) Had been looking for awhile at easy (or at least more cost effective) ways to build an animal shelter for a donkey. Readers know I had the donkey gelded about a month ago. Hub has some calves and was .....- 11/12/2014 12:20:45 PM
Scorecard for Government in 2014 and Values (salon) When people say "I want Congress to get something DONE", what the heck does that REALLY mean? Since there are more than 2 sides to any given issue, and a plethora of competing opinions, ther.....- 11/12/2014 10:52:41 AM
Religious Musings from the Distaff Side -Joseph Smith and his 40 Wives (salon) Remember when the Mormom church got a revelation, in 1978, that blacks were no longer cursed by God, and  that it was now okay to have blacks in the priesthood?(Donnie and Marie interview)&n.....- 11/12/2014 9:33:33 AM
Should the internet be reclassified as a public utility? YES! (salon) I saw the consequences of internet providers attempting to change the bandwidth of the internet through throttling or agreements with other providers for myself about 6 months ago while watching Netfl.....- 11/10/2014 11:31:48 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 11/10/2014-Home Improvement Weekend (salon) The weather was so beautiful this weekend. A friend and I went up to Central Market and got FISH! FRESH FISH! I've only been to Central Market a couple of times since it's a drive to Fort Wort.....- 11/10/2014 10:45:43 AM
A view of US air strikes against ISIL targets (pstern) With the help of a friend I found the 11-minute video I was speaking about.  This may give you and others a different view of how many of the air strikes are conducted... https://www.youtube.c.....- 11/9/2014 10:44:13 AM
US is leading air strikes against ISIL leaders (pstern) With the help of a friend I found the 11-minute video I was speaking about.  This may give you and others a different view of how many of the air strikes are conducted... https://www.youtube.c.....- 11/8/2014 9:44:09 PM
Why Obama and Congress are ineffective for Americans (pstern) The main reason why Pres. Obama and the 2 parties are so ineffective is the obvious lack of compromise.  These days extremist politics and wealthy special interest directions are the reason the P.....- 11/8/2014 12:45:46 PM
Fallujah in Fall of 2014 (salon) Saw the other day an article talking about the anniversay of the fighting in Fallujah.  The six-week battle was the fiercest during the Iraq War and the deadliest urban combat for the Marine.....- 11/8/2014 9:51:18 AM
1500 soldiers back to Iraq! (pstern) Saw the other day an article talking about the anniversay of the fighting in Fallujah.  The six-week battle was the fiercest during the Iraq War and the deadliest urban combat for the Marine.....- 11/7/2014 9:59:59 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused- Weekend Ahead (salon) Saw the other day an article talking about the anniversay of the fighting in Fallujah.  The six-week battle was the fiercest during the Iraq War and the deadliest urban combat for the Marine.....- 11/7/2014 5:46:03 PM
Update on the Dog Fence (salon) Said the other day that I wanted to make a cedar panel to cover a chain link fence gate, attached with 2 hole straps. AS SOON AS I got the stuff from Home Depot, it rained for a couple of days. Today .....- 11/7/2014 3:00:41 PM
Who Pays for Supporting PRIVATE 501c3 Roger E Marks Foundation?? (salon) Glen Rose Medical Center has this amongst their goals for the year, under the section Roger E Marks- to hire a director whose main purpose would be to TRAIN the Roger E Marks Foundation. This is confu.....- 11/8/2014 10:16:27 AM
Attempt by Somervell County Hospital District Board to Change Terms of 501a (Slush Fund) (salon) Got a copy of the board packet from one of the active board members. Noticed in the first section, which is about the 501a contract, that there is now an undated addendum. To me, this looks like an at.....- 11/6/2014 12:55:03 PM
I Voted for President Barack Obama Twice- And Still Glad I Did (salon) I watched part of President Obama's graceful press conference yesterday to see what he would say about the mid term election. I've been amused at every Republican race for the last 6 year.....- 11/6/2014 9:48:49 AM
A few words of truth on the 2014 elections... (pstern) The American 'sheeple' never learn that it doesn't really matter if the majority in the House and Senate is Republican or Democrat.  The 2-party system has failed Americans and it w.....- 11/5/2014 9:46:47 AM
Musing on the 2014 Midterm Elections (salon) From Wendy Davis concession speech . “The genius and beauty of our democracy is that, ultimately, the power rests with the people,” Davis said. “Even when the results do not go .....- 11/5/2014 9:42:21 AM
Somervell County Texas SOS Election Results Midterm Election 2014 (salon) Texas SOS Website  John Cornyn- (R) Senator)  Roger Williams (R) SD 25 Greg Abbott (R) Governor) Dan Patrick (R) Lt Governor Ken Paxton (R) Atty General Glen Hagar (R) Comp.....- 11/4/2014 9:36:52 PM
VOTE IN THE MID-TERMS 2014 (salon) Update: Here's the Somervell County TX Results Slog If you're not happy with the two-party system, don't vote for the two-party system. Vote for a third-party candidate wherever po.....- 11/3/2014 10:04:54 PM
Want to Post on Somervell County Salon? Peter Stern has, since 2007 (salon) When I first created Somervell County Salon, I did so after looking extensively at other blog/news sites that had multiple top level posters, as well as commenters. Since it's been so many years, .....- 11/3/2014 11:29:37 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 11/3/2014-Home Improvement Edition (salon) Went to Home Depot TWICE this weekend, the second time to get some cedar boards and a couple of 2x2s. Basically, I have a dog problem in the chain link pen I made a year or so ago. That is that when t.....- 11/3/2014 10:33:50 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/30/2014 (salon) This was weird. Man walks out of a football game at halftime and disappears. Remember that lady some years back from the midwest that disappeared that showed up after meeting some guy in Las Vegas? Wh.....- 10/30/2014 4:39:40 PM
Doctor Expressed STRONG Concerns about Ray Reynolds and TORCH (salon) I recently did a couple of public information requests to the Somervell County Hospital District. In particular, I asked for communications between doctors/other medical personnel and board members.He.....- 10/30/2014 11:40:02 AM
Those Sneaky Sneaky Texas Toll Roads- Blacklands Corridor-2014 (salon) Toll Roads are Zombies. Just when you think you have struck them dead, they pop up from behind a tree and Walk Again. People have noticed that an important planning document released by the Texas.....- 10/29/2014 9:43:54 AM
How Much Has Absent Rick Perry Cost Us So Far this Year? 3.3 million in security Bills (salon) WaPost -- Gov. Rick Perry's (R) out-of-state travel has cost Texas taxpayers $3.3 million in security bills since he won re-election in 2010. Most of that, $1.8 million, came betwee.....- 10/29/2014 9:03:49 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/29/2014 (salon) Donkey doing really well. Hub saw him out in the field playing with the deer yesterday. When I fed him last night, looked like the swelling from the geld is down all the way.  Going to work on.....- 10/29/2014 9:24:48 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/28/2014 (salon) Flu season is here. You know how when your spouse gets sick and you're sort of waiting to see if or when it will hit you too? That's ME! I feel GREAT today! Is it really the Calm Before the St.....- 10/28/2014 10:54:19 AM
Open Records Complaint to Texas AG-10/28/2014 (salon) Readers may remember that some years back, I requested salary information from various government entities. One of the ones I asked, Somervell County Hospital Authority (now District) didn't want .....- 10/28/2014 10:22:42 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/26/2014 (salon) Went to the most CHARMING party last night, anniversary party for some dear friends of me and hub. Wonderful setting, they had music performed from some talented musicians and singers from their churc.....- 10/26/2014 8:22:10 AM
Movies I Want To see (salon) Birdman with Michael Keaton. Keaton WAS Batman. And this review of the movie Birdman sounds like it will be outstanding.  Fury out with Brad Pitt, who is, in my opinion, way too old for the ro.....- 10/23/2014 10:50:24 AM
Rick Perry Dropped the Ball on Ebola -Too Busy Being Out of the Country??? (salon) Texas Tribune Lessons are being learned from mistakes, Perry has readily admitted. But as public concern about the disease grows, he and other Texas leaders are pointing fingers at the .....- 10/23/2014 10:34:56 AM
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