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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) - 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) - 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
Jimmie Ray Hogan- Campaign Finance Report-Johnson County Man Who Ran as a Democrat Against Sid Miller (salon) Honest to goodness, it's hard to see this man as anything bu a spoiler.  From the Texas Ethics Commission EXPN,G,1,IND,Hogan,Jim,,,2917 Cr 423,,Cleburne,TX,76031,20131116,3750.00,Fili.....- 12/18/2014 10:54:16 AM
Sid Miller Campaign Finance Reports for Ag Commissioner Election-Receipts (salon) Here's the link to the Texas Ethics Commission page for Sid Miller. Have put all together here, but sorted by Receipts and Expenditures. Reports back to January 15, 2014 CVR COH-T 00042143.....- 12/18/2014 10:50:46 AM
Still Have Not Heard from Sharla Collins of GRMC Regarding Open Records Question (salon) I had an open records request dated Oct 13, 2014 in which I asked for the following.  I am requesting the following for inspection in person at a mutually convenient time. Any communic.....- 12/18/2014 9:46:38 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 12/18/2014 (salon) When travel opens to Cuba... I WANT TO GO!!!  President Barack Obama has had a GOOD MONTH!!!  Obama shows political courage on Cuba question (jobsanger) AND if Elizabeth Warren runs.....- 12/18/2014 10:13:10 AM
Republican Patriarchy-Women, Get Permission from The Man That Impregnated You If you want an abortion (salon) Reason # 1,724,344 why I don't vote for Republicans Convinced that Missouri women in need of reproductive medicine still have it too easy, Rick’s pushing for the legislature t.....- 12/17/2014 4:20:06 PM
Laughing at Rick Perry O Day- D Student May get Academic Building Named After Him (salon) Update 12/19/2014-Nope, not so much. In a speech that Perry delivered at the A&M convocation Thursday night, he said that “upon deep reflection” he had decided to “politely .....- 12/17/2014 1:28:08 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused Dec 17 2014 (salon) President Obama restores full diplomatic immunity with Cuba. Republicans race to the fainting couch “In a deal negotiated during 18 months of secret talks hosted largely by Canada and encou.....- 12/17/2014 12:56:53 PM
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) - 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
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