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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) - 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) - 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) - 11/7/2014 9:59:59 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused- Weekend Ahead (salon) - 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
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/23/2014-Link Dump! (salon) This is hilarious.  Drought monitor for Texas this week I like the idea of Ello, an anti-Facebook social network. Anybody running against Don Young in Alaska? Partial Solar Eclipse to.....- 10/23/2014 9:55:39 AM
Video-City of Glen Rose - Rezoning Request for Bridget St - Oct 2014 (Marilyn Phillips) (salon) - 10/22/2014 6:19:11 PM
Video-City of Glen Rose on a property tax reduction for seniors over 65 and disabled - Oct 2014 (salon) - 10/22/2014 6:14:51 PM
Margaret Drake and City of Glen Rose about the Bridge Over the Paluxy Oct 2014 (salon) - 10/22/2014 6:22:42 PM
Prop 1 on the Ballot- What IS IT? Does it REALLY not include toll roads? (salon) I constitutionally don't like vaguely worded amendments. Prop 1 says The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund t.....- 10/22/2014 5:59:05 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/22/2014 (salon) I VOTED! Went down to the Somervell County courthouse early this morning and early voted. Mostly Democrat, of course, to include WENDY DAVIS and Letiticia Van Putte. At least, if they don't either.....- 10/22/2014 11:09:19 AM
You! You're a WIFE! No Freedom of Speech for You Unless Your Husband Approves (Political Wives) (salon) "Did you admonish your wife not to post that?"  I was extremely surprised the other day to hear a prominent male, Andy Lucas, Somervell County Attorney indicate that he believed.....- 10/22/2014 6:43:12 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/21/2014-Animals Animals Animals (salon) I wonder what other people do with their animals when they go out of town. I have an arrangement with a good friend of mine that I watch her horses and dogs and she watches all my menagerie. It works .....- 10/21/2014 7:54:20 PM
Dr Mike Davis Talks about Flu and Ebola at the Citizen's Center- Oct 2014 (salon) (Correction-I had Mark Davis instead of Mike Davis) I noticed last week that Dr Davis was going to give a talk at the Citizen's center over lunch and decided to go down and record. I haven.....- 10/21/2014 2:16:18 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/20/2014 (salon) Donkey seems to be adjusting well to being gelded. Walking a little more slowly than usual, and a little swollen in significant areas, but otherwise doing great! Once he gets better, hopefully by next.....- 10/20/2014 10:56:23 PM
Texas Voter Photo ID Law goes into effect immediately, as per the US Supreme Court (pstern) This requirement is effective immediately. Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID: Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Election .....- 10/18/2014 12:37:04 PM
Technical and background info about blog somervell county salon (salon) Maybe a little esoteric but in case you're interested. Some years ago I wanted to get my own domain for the purpose of, blog style, discussing political issues. Rather than pay for a new domain, h.....- 10/17/2014 10:52:07 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/16/2014- Donkey Day (salon) Well, today's the say that the vet is coming from Granbury to geld the donkey. I've got the donkey penned up right now, he's not really thrilled with being penned, but I'll be danged i.....- 10/16/2014 12:10:52 PM
Excursus about Open Records in Texas- Emphasis on Somervell County Salon Open Records (salon) I for a very long time had a page on my site, Somervell County Salon (salon.glenrose.net) listing various open records documents that I had requested over time. At the time I pretty much stopped going.....- 10/16/2014 10:38:06 AM
Some Video Clips of the City of Glen Rose City Council Meeting Oct 13 2014 (salon) Here's the agenda More later to update this after they're uploaded About the Water Quality (using wells) CVB Report Oakdale Report City Administrator Report C.....- 10/15/2014 9:17:54 PM
2nd Ebola Case in Texas-WHERE'S RICK PERRY? Oh Yeah, in Europe (salon) - 10/14/2014 8:45:58 PM
Compliments to Glen Rose City Council/Mayor Dennis Moore for Running Such a Professional Govt Meeting (salon) I went to the City of Glen Rose meeting last night, in particular to hear two items on the agenda, with my video camera. Over the next couple of days, I'll put up audio and some video of the meeti.....- 10/14/2014 10:23:00 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/12/2014 (salon) Just LOOK at how little girls have dressed up in costumes. LOVE this. -Mashable. Texas Presbyterian Health care being run through the ringer for the service they provided to two people who died of .....- 10/12/2014 11:43:33 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/11/2014 (salon) Supposed you wanted to look up public records about any complaints issued about doctors? Texas Medical Board!  Karen Burroughs  Justus Peters - In fact, the Justus Peters one is so interesti.....- 10/11/2014 10:59:20 AM
Tone -Deaf Microsoft's Nadella says Women Shouldn't ask for raises but wait on Good Karma (salon) Read something tonight that boggles the  mind. Head of Microsoft Nadella said at a conference (and not just ANY conference but one FOR WOMEN IN TECH) the following He had been asked to give .....- 10/10/2014 12:56:18 AM
What's the Deal with the Alcohol Petition? (Red Barn- Glen Rose) (salon) Update: Went down to Red Barn and took a pic of the petition.(Click to see bigger). Says "The legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages" and La venta legal de todas alc.....- 10/9/2014 12:00:20 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/9/2014 (salon) Met a wonderful lady the other day  who raises horses and donkeys. I was telling her about what I was doing to train the donkey and she said "Oh, that will take forever" and suggested I.....- 10/9/2014 11:32:47 AM
Some Video Clips of the Somervell County Hospital District Meeting 9/25/2014 (salon) Got a chance to listen to the last Somervell County Hospital District meeting today after asking a board member for a copy of the video.Incidentally, I think I"m going to ask one of the board mem.....- 10/9/2014 12:05:19 AM
Video - Glen Rose Economic Development Board Meeting- Oct 6 2014 (4b-CVB) (salon) Went to the 4b board meeting (GREDC) this last Monday night 10/6/2014. Here's the agenda for the meeting  Finances -Bank Balance   Status of Signs on the highway. Apparently.....- 10/8/2014 9:41:33 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/6/2014- (salon) This commercial brought tears to my eyes hahah With all the Supreme Court decisions that allow various states to decide if they will discriminate or not, it really makes it seem that we .....- 10/6/2014 12:17:05 PM
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