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Quick Housekeeping and Navigation Note for Somervell County Salon-Updated (salon) As mentioned last week, Somervell County Salon (http://salon.glenrose.net)  has been up and running as a news and commentary site for over 9 years. As you might imagine, I, salon, start.....- 9/28/2014 2:56:36 PM
Re: 501a Slush Fund- Ray Reynolds Says he is not following the *Letter of the Law* (salon) Video Now, let's think about this, The contract, which 4 of the board members at the Somervell County Hospital District choose to vote against following, specifically spells out that g.....- 9/15/2014 2:28:13 PM
Pledge of Allegiance History Quiz (salon) Video Now, let's think about this, The contract, which 4 of the board members at the Somervell County Hospital District choose to vote against following, specifically spells out that g.....- 9/13/2014 10:37:40 PM
The Zoo at the Somervell County Hospital District Board Meetings (salon) because, in my opinion, Chip Harrison, board president, doesn't control the meetings and require both the board and the audience to be professional, to be quiet or leave the room if they can't.....- 9/14/2014 6:47:27 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/12/204 (salon) You know those dividers in the grocery store that separate your food from the person in front or behind you?  Can Radio Shack save itself? Hah! This wine in a can ad made me laugh .....- 9/12/2014 9:44:32 AM
Ooops! Glen Rose Reporter Got It Wrong re: August 21 2014 Tax Rate discussion -Correction Ahead (salon) I wasn't at the Somervell County Hospital Board meeting on August 21 2014.  My information comes usually from watching the video that's been recorded, from open records, or plain old disc.....- 9/11/2014 9:15:59 AM
Why CAN'T Kirsten Gillibrand Talk about Sexist Congressmen IF She WANTS? (salon) When I read about Senator Gillibrand writing a book and describing some rude behavior by male Senators, I thought it was great of her to expose the sexist idea that women in politics ought to con.....- 9/10/2014 7:13:29 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 10 2014 (salon) Hah! So one or our readers who lives in Robertson County sent this link to new website BoogerCountyMafia Looked at the Apple Iwatch presentation and read some reviews, looks okay but I still don.....- 9/10/2014 7:36:03 PM
Rick Perry Laugh O Day-His Lawyers invoke Roman Emperor and Louis XIV-hah! (salon) Reuters Lawyers for Rick Perry invoked a former Roman emperor and 17th-century French King Louis XIV in a motion filed on Monday seeking to dismiss abuse-of-power felony charges leveled against t.....- 9/9/2014 7:20:06 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 9 2014 (salon) I love this time of year. Weather is cooler in the early morning and I hear, at Fossil Rim, the red deer making their rutting sounds. I hope to see at least one more round of crape myrtle bloomings. H.....- 9/9/2014 9:43:28 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 8, 2014 (salon) I've been wondering for awhile WHY Diane Feinstein has been trying so hard to keep the Senate Intelligence Report about torture and the CIA out of the public eye. Here's one reason.  .....- 9/8/2014 10:23:37 AM
Done with the National Football League- Ray Rice Actions DISGUSTING (salon) NFL is SCUM. TMZ got the full video of Ray Rice punching out his fiancee in the elevator. The NFL comissioner had the FULL video before they gave Rice ONLY a two-game suspension.  Unfortunatel.....- 9/8/2014 9:01:41 AM
Thinking about Rick Perry and his Pro-Choice Wife... Political Spouses (salon) Remember when Anita Perry said, in an interview with Texas Tribune, that it was a woman's right to choose to get an abortion? In the context of the discussion below, she said she could believe wha.....- 9/7/2014 11:28:54 AM
Night Laugh at Rick *Ooops* Perry-Perry and Not Feeding the Border Guards (salon) Florida Daily times We were contacted that 50 troops that are in the Valley don't have any money for food or gas and they need our assistance," said the leader of the local food bank. .....- 9/5/2014 9:55:47 PM
More on the Glen Rose Medical Center Slush Fund (salon) As readers know, I have been writing about the 501a (doctors) slush fund for some years now, most recently after the Somervell County Hospital District Board voted 4/3 to ignore following the 501.....- 9/5/2014 11:03:40 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/4/2014 (salon) FINALLY something I agree with Tea Partiers about- Rick Perry is an imbecile.  Remember the horrible Trinity Toll Road debacle in Dallas? This is just sad. The whole *look* of Rene Zellwege.....- 9/4/2014 12:29:05 PM
BP loses in court, recklessness cited (pstern)   Just read where BP lost its case in court.  The judge found BP negligent, reckless and in error, causing the largest oil spill and spread in history, killing some employees and pollutin.....- 9/4/2014 11:47:44 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 3, 2014 (salon) Kenneth Kendrick is the BEST choice for Ag Commissioner-jobsanger Rogue Cell Towers trying to intercept your phone calls and  a device that lets you know  Special Message for African-A.....- 9/3/2014 10:18:45 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 2 2014 (salon) Evidence found that Stonehenge definitely a circle Love chickens, have never seen thsi - All Black Chickens even have black meat  AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYIIIIIII - 4D Batman Roller Coast.....- 9/2/2014 4:20:45 PM
About Glen Rose Medical Center Taking out YET ANOTHER LOAN that Somervell County taxpayers on hook for (salon) Background This is my understanding. An RFP goes out to the banks asking for terms on a loan. Suppose the loan is one that goes beyond the terms of the current board, suppose it's a balloon loa.....- 9/2/2014 2:24:28 PM
hah! Rick Perry tweeted this HUGELY offensive meme -SO Presidential (salon) Screenshot of the now deleted Tweet from Gov. Rick Perry. pic.twitter.com/HuZA0ij9BN — Gus (@Gus_802) September 1, 2014 The responses to this were pretty hilarious. AS IF this lady.....- 8/31/2014 8:45:47 PM
Texas Education Funding Ruled Unconstitutional... AGAIN (salon) Texas Tribune (look at this link also for PDF links to the actual judgements and court opinion) In an almost 400-page opinion released Thursday, District Court Judge John Dietz of .....- 8/30/2014 11:24:41 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 8/29/2014 (salon) Republican party still has a problem with women. NO DUH But not among Republican young men who are already old men AND Rick Perry can't count past two AND doesn't know what his own i.....- 8/29/2014 7:20:21 PM
Smackdown for Rick Perry- Texas Judge Rules to STOP key part of Texas abortion law (salon) First, let's remember that Rick Perry called an expensive special session JUST to try to prevent women from getting legal abortions.  DMN U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with cli.....- 8/29/2014 6:00:05 PM
Rick Perry the Liar-Oops-Remember how he said he didn't make phone calls or initiate any deal about Lehmberg? (salon) From May 2014 Gov. Rick Perry, who has avoided any comments on a grand jury investigation into coercion and misuse of office, said Tuesday that he did not personally make phone calls or initiate .....- 8/29/2014 12:52:35 PM
The Mystery of the 501a Floating Budget Amount (salon) The Mystery Magicians at the Somervell County Hospital Board apparently believe that fishing a number out of a hat instead of actually looking at an approved budget that actually follows the law is th.....- 8/29/2014 2:12:07 PM
Texas Lower Education Standards- Michael Williams Tries to Defend Them (salon) Pressed to explain why the state had delayed a transition away from lower passing standards on state exams, Texas Education CommissionerMichael Williams told state lawmakers Tuesday t.....- 8/27/2014 10:52:41 PM
Hmmm. Judge doesn't like Rick Perry Threatening the Grand Jury (salon) Po Po Old Mentally Challenged Rick Perry, Can't Threaten People, What WILL He do?  Judge Julie Kocurek of the 390th District Court, a Democrat, said Perry’s Saturday statement, iss.....- 8/27/2014 10:26:51 PM
Ricky Perry Whining About Paying His Own Lawyer Fees Instead of Taxpayers (salon) Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it." .....- 8/27/2014 10:06:13 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused - 8/27/2014 (salon) Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it." .....- 8/27/2014 3:17:51 PM
Rumour Mill: Glen Rose Medical Center Hospital Employee Allegedly Took Money from a Church (salon) Somervell County Salon received an anonymous email this morning to our talk@glenrose.net alias. Have anonymized the name of the person and the church involved.If you know something about this to take .....- 8/25/2014 8:39:53 AM
Um. Is Ron Hankins REALLY Rip Van Winkle and somehow slept through all the TOMA meetings he attended? (salon) Had to laugh at Ron Hankins again, being unintentionally hilarious. I watched part of the Somervell County Hospital Board meeting of 8/21/2014 and, although he may have done this more often, at least .....- 8/24/2014 12:57:54 PM
Ron Hankins-How Old Is He? Two? Tantrum-Inspired WalkOut before Adjournment Vote (salon) Pretty funny. In keeping with his previous and continuing  persona as a Texas Open Meetings act violator trying to bring up items NOT ON THE AGENDA,  whiner who resorts to vague persona.....- 8/24/2014 11:37:18 AM
SHAME ON YOU, Chip Harrison- You LIKE Glen Rose Medical Center Operating an ILLEGAL SLUSH FUND? (salon)  More on this later, including video clip, these opinions are STRICTLY my own and represent only me. Update 10/7/2014: Rant On>>>>>Guess what! Women vote! Women se.....- 8/21/2014 9:33:42 PM
More Laughing at Rick Perry The Indicted -Witch Hunt? Hahahaah. Nah! (salon) Seems the grand jurors feel a little insulted by Rick Perry's remarks.  Several jurors said they took exception to Perry's remarks. One, who asked not to be named, said he expects.....- 8/19/2014 7:18:57 PM
Somervell County Hospital District Meeting- Tax and IS THE SLUSH FUND GOING TO BE ADDRESSED? (salon) Saw that the Somervell County Hospital District is having a meeting on August 21, 2014. Here's the agenda.  Some of the things they want to do. Discuss/Take Action on taking out a big h.....- 8/19/2014 9:07:15 AM
Somervell County Attorney Andrew Lucas asks about the Hospital Board (pstern) I came across this and don't know if you folks are aware of this from AG Greg Abbott's office:   Subject: Request for Opinion (RQ) (Texas Attorney General's Office)   RQ-1213.....- 8/18/2014 3:47:17 PM
Ole Chicken Pot Pie Brain Rick Perry In Iowa-Here's Hilarious (salon) From the Des Moines Register- I imagine that the writers had a hard time keeping a straight face while writing this. Mackenzie Goodyk and her parents stopped Perry in front of the next food booth.....- 8/17/2014 10:23:43 AM
Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted!!! (pstern) Couldn't happen to a nicer monster.  LOL Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury re: 1 count abuse of power and 1 count coercion.  http://www......- 8/16/2014 12:29:14 PM
Hey Greg Abbott-Don't Like People Saying Your Latina Wife is a Prop? Stop USING HER AS A PROP (salon) and that includes your mother in law, too. You can't be a bigot about Hispanics in Texas and the border and expect not to be seen as the deep-down dyed hypocrite you are.  How about this? .....- 8/12/2014 11:20:05 PM
CANCELLED So.. The Somervell County Hospital District wants to SET THE TAX RATE THIS THURSDAY (salon) Update: Meeting has been cancelled, pubic notice has been pulled. Apparently it is to be rescheduled for the 21st. Hmmm. Wonder who put this on the agenda and why they are wanting to set this tax r.....- 8/12/2014 3:31:26 PM
Wow! An actual CHOICE for Texas Ag Commissioner- Kenneth Kendrick (salon) Brains and Eggs My Republican opponent, Sid Miller, helped cut $64 million from Planned Parenthood and sponsored the sonogram bill.  And the Agriculture Commissioner has what to do with this.....- 8/11/2014 7:28:04 PM
Um. So Energy Future Holdings (BANKRUPT) wants to pay managers secret bonuses (salon) Bloomberg Okay, read this and see if this doesn't make your head spin Energy Future filed for bankruptcy in April, listing $49.7 billion in debt. A plan negotiated with senior lenders to.....- 8/11/2014 3:55:09 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused Aug 11 2014 (salon) Feral hogs in Somervell County? Have heard that there are some loose feral hogs running around near Fossil Rim. I'd like to find out whether, if we see them at night, we can shoot them. Occasional.....- 8/11/2014 3:41:02 PM
Somervell County Salon- Over 9 Years and Still Going! (salon) I was amused yesterday to see a comment about a post concerning Carl Baugh's fake footprint that was posted SIX YEARS AGO. It got me to thinking that, as of March, 2015, this site will have been a.....- 8/11/2014 2:55:08 PM
Somervell County Scanner launches free online stream of local police scanner (pharper) With the switch to digital from analog, some folks are no longer hearing the police scanner so we decided to go ahead and reprogram ours for digital and put it online for everyone to listen to for fre.....- 8/10/2014 8:11:52 PM
Social Security and Medicare Programs (pstern)   Social Security and Medicare are good, worthwhile and even noble programs that most people pay into their entire working lives to collect benefits when they become elderly or disabled. .....- 8/10/2014 11:31:41 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused- Religious News Lately - Aug 8 2014 (salon) I like the expression that the answer to bad speech is more speech. Basically, this principle exists with regard to religious statues, prayers, giveaways, ie, if a govenment entity wants to put up, sa.....- 8/8/2014 4:28:15 PM
Minutes from the Somervell County Hospital District or Authority Board for the Past Year (2013-2014) (salon) Somervell County Hospital District Board Meetings (or Authority Board). Opinions below are STRICTLY mine and do not reflect or represent anyone else but me. As noted, these minutes have NOT been.....- 8/8/2014 10:20:30 AM
More on the Somervell County Hospital District Wanting to Take out An Expensive Loan to Alter The Hospital (salon) Background. Apparently at the meeting last night the motion to do anything more about this has been tabled, didn't listen to the meeting but I assume there will be minutes, audio and video availab.....- 8/5/2014 9:23:10 AM
Barbara Lancaster receives exceptional marks from state elections inspector!! (pharper) I was the person that drove the petition for a state inspector to come and watch the Somervell County Hospital District election back in May. They did come and they wrote up a report but for some reas.....- 8/4/2014 11:06:45 AM
Somervell County Hospital District is going to get an Attorney General opinion on Q re: term lengths (salon) UPDATE: 2/11/2015- AG issued their opinion today, they agree with Paul. Opinions expressed below are STRICTLY my own and do not represent anyone else When Somervell County had the Hospital Distr.....- 8/3/2014 9:31:29 AM
So... Somervell County Hospital District has NOT been posting minutes to their internet site... ever (salon) Not really a surprise but it's why it's a GREAT thing that there will be an informative useful website rolled out in early September. Nice that those of us that are taxpaying citizens will fin.....- 8/3/2014 8:56:10 AM
I wonder why Ron Hankins didn't bother to check his facts before bringing up baloney? (salon) One more thing I found interesting about this last meeting. Mr Hankins seemed to be on a rampage, and appeared quite excited. One thing he did several times was say things that simply weren't true.....- 8/3/2014 12:46:23 AM
Because Telling a Crowd of People You Wanted to Punch Someone in the Mouth is the Height of Professionalism (salon) When a person, even an attorney, cannot win an argument via reasoned discussion, is it really best to indicate to a crowd of people that the desire to hit people who doesn't agree with him &n.....- 8/3/2014 8:46:05 AM
Since When Is Ron Hankins Abiter About What Goes on an Agenda? (salon) Another thing I was entirely astonished to view was Ron Hankins, Somervell County Hospital Board member, questioning WHY certain things were even on the agenda, RIGHT after the topic had been broached.....- 8/3/2014 12:21:52 AM
Ron Hankins Equates Facebook Censorship to 1930s Germany (salon) We all know what he's talking about here. He's trying to equate board members with being like Nazis. Does he think, for example, that Dennis Moore of the Glen Rose City Council is a Nazi? Acco.....- 8/3/2014 8:38:50 AM
Can a board vote to get a new attorney? Why YES THEY CAN! (salon) The following opinion is STRICTLY my own and represents NO ONE ELSE Texas Health and Safety code 286 Sec. 286.052. ADMINISTRATOR, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, AND ATTORNEY. (a) The board may appoi.....- 8/3/2014 8:48:44 AM
Gee.. and I thought we elected Adults to the Board Not Dogs (salon) I've been watching the video from the Somervell County Hospital District meeting from July 31 2014 and was stopped cold in my tracks when I heard Ron Hankins whining about how he views Chip Harris.....- 8/3/2014 12:36:02 AM
The Facebook *Controversy*- Somervell County Hospital District 7/2014 (salon) The opinions expressed below are STRICTLY my own and nobody elses I don't personally care about Facebook. I think it's a pretty awful type of social media, particularly was disgusted recent.....- 8/2/2014 2:47:20 PM
Omigod, I LOVE Dr Burroughs! About the budget for the Somervell County Hospital District 7/31/2014 (salon) Wow! I am so impressed. Have been watching the video for the meeting that occurred last week in which the agenda item was about giving some direction to the Somervell County Hospital District CEO abou.....- 8/2/2014 6:18:16 PM
So... Somervell County Hospital District Wants to Spend MORE Money and Get ANOTHER Loan-UPDATED (salon) Opinions expressed below are STRICTLY MY OWN (salon, FEMALE whose site this is-salon.glenrose.net) This while, as we know, EFH has negotiated a lower valuation on Comanche Peak, giving us LESS taxe.....- 8/3/2014 8:44:52 AM
Video-Michael Honea at the Somervell County Hospital District meeting Aug 2 2014 (salon) Opinions expressed here are STRICTLY my own. There may have been other things that were discussed leading up to this in some other meeting but for me, a citizen who wants to know what is going on in t.....- 8/2/2014 1:33:05 PM
In response to: 'House leaves immigration bill' and goes home... (pstern) What the hell....  "$%^&*&*(#$%$!!!"   Do you really think that Congress will do ANYTHING to help Americans? As much as Obama is a major disappointment.....- 7/31/2014 3:35:52 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 10 2014 (salon) Stuff Jesus said Judge tells SCOTUS to STFU In his post, Kopf criticized the Supreme Court’s recent decision that closely-held private corporations with sincere religious beliefs are.....- 7/10/2014 3:14:59 PM
Free Speech Zones-Now that SCOTUS has ruled against abortion protest buffers (salon) (Here's what I'm talking about). what about the political conventions that NEVER want to allow protesters to get even near where they are? Seems like this ought to apply. This was Democra.....- 6/27/2014 11:15:09 PM
Iraq and American Democracy: Once Again Leading the Charge (pstern) President Obama has not learned much in the past 7 years as America's chief.  What a huge disappointment this guy has become. American taxpaying voters have the right to know what the .....- 6/26/2014 6:33:02 PM
Rick Perry the Moron O Day- No Idea Obviously what the Trail of Tears Was (salon) Can we take up donations to ask Rick Perry to keep his mouth shut so that no more dumb leaks out? Today's Duh- Rick Perry compares illegal immigration during summer months to the Trail of Tears.....- 6/25/2014 5:27:29 PM
Sid Miller -Wanna Be Texas Ag Commissioner Who Doesn't Believe in Science (salon) Sheesh. Another dumb thing Sid Miller said, which would be fine if he were some bohunk sitting at home in front of his teevee watching Duck Dynasty Miller said God will bless us with rain some.....- 6/23/2014 10:58:45 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 23 2014 (salon) Wow! That was sure some rain yesterday (and it's raining again today). I had some wood in the front yard all cut and ready to make a project for the dogs and was considering rethinking it as the s.....- 6/23/2014 10:29:52 AM
Bonus Rick *Ooops* Perry- So He's Jewish Now (salon) Rick Perry is so hilarious. One thing for sure, if he gets back on the national stage again, Mr *If I wear glasses now, will people believe I'm suddenly smart?* will be fodder for a whole lot of c.....- 6/22/2014 12:13:01 PM
Laughing at Rick *Oops* Perry O Day- Comparing Homosexuality with Alcoholism (salon) So, first we saw last week that Mr Science (haha) Perry said  The Texas Republican Party this month adopted a platform supporting access to "reparative therapy" for gays .....- 6/22/2014 11:05:42 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused- FIFA World Cup 2014 (salon) We've been hunkered down the last week watching FIFA futbol. LOVE the games. We gave up cable/sat some years back but have been able to watch all the games (so far) on Univision. (And that means I.....- 6/22/2014 10:40:01 AM
Catch 22 --- Damned if you do, damned if you don't (ConcernedCitizen) With great interest (and with strong opinions) I want success for OUR county!  It\'s exciting to see taxpayers finally getting involved and really taking an interest in the workings of t.....- 6/6/2014 2:15:06 AM
So.. Repeating-You CANNOT go into PRIVATE Gated Community Pecan Plantation Without Permission (salon) Updated Dec 19 2014- Why doesn't the Somervell County Hospital District Board ASK FOR AN ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION? I feel EXACTLY the same way as when I wrote this back in June. I believe that the.....- 6/1/2014 5:53:05 PM
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