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Video of Burglars September 2014- Robbing Store in Glen Rose-Somervell Co TX (salon) Courtesy Dr Mike. A few comments about this. The first guy is not only not wearing gloves but smokes a cigarette and throws the butt into trash can. The second guy appears to be wearing a bozo .....- 10/6/2014 12:46:48 PM
Selling stuff within television shows or movies (salon) Recently, I was watching a show, can't remember now which one, but at one point, a cop pointed to the floor and said "Isn't that tile Windstruck Meadows" or something. It was so inco.....- 10/4/2014 9:11:52 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/3/2014- Gone Girl Edition- HATED IT!!! (salon) I'm not a Ben Affleck fan, think he's kind of dumb and not a very good actor (and he is NOT Batman... ever) , but I do like Rosamund Pike. I haven't done much reading for awhile but decide.....- 10/3/2014 7:59:48 PM
Does Being a Good Citizen Require You Run for Office? (salon) Just had an interesting conversation with someone while out running errands.Gentleman said that if people really care about an issue, they should run for office in order to get it done. Was thinking a.....- 10/3/2014 2:44:10 PM
Somervell County- Flush Times are Over.... (2014) (salon) Saw this article from Sept 6 2014 Fort Worth Star-Telegram that talks about how the tax rate is the same but now Somervell County is dipping from reserves while Luminant pays 1 million bucks less than.....- 10/3/2014 8:49:10 AM
On Minutes by various entities in Somervell County and Glen Rose (Oct 2014)-Updated to add video (salon) I was curious about how the Somervell County Commissioners court minutes looked as of today, Oct 2 1014. For one thing, they were only posted through March 31 of 2014 (missing April, May, June, July, .....- 10/3/2014 7:45:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/2/2014 (salon) I'm thinking about video recording some of the local government meetings again. I heard about one coming up at City of Glen Rose regarding a rehab center for alcohol and drugs. I don't know mu.....- 10/2/2014 11:29:02 AM
EFH- 10.3 MILLION Bucks loss in August 2014 (salon) DMN Late summer, when temperatures usually soar above 100 degrees in Texas, is a time power companies typically record some of their largest profits of the year. But mild temperatures this sum.....- 10/1/2014 11:49:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 10/1/2014- Fall Housecleaning (salon) Techie stuff ahead so if you're bored by this type of thing, you can skip. I was looking at the site the other day and thinking about a few things I want to fix. One of them is the comment system......- 10/1/2014 12:26:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/30/2014 (salon) Spying on Americans - basis of surveillance by NSA based on 1981 Reagan executive order Have read so many creepy Uber stories lately. Here's another. SO CUTE!!! Student who wanted his high s.....- 9/30/2014 1:19:27 PM
Top Viewed Posts on Somervell County Salon for Sept and Aug 2014 (salon) Haven't done this for awhile. Here, in order of most viewed, are posts for September and then August September 2014    1  Ooops! Glen Rose Reporter Got It Wrong re: Augus.....- 9/29/2014 11:54:13 PM
BEST vs. HARPER - Updated 9/4/2016 (pharper) In a lawsuit filed by George Darrell Best on August 27th, 2014 in District Court, Best is asking a court to remove me from the office I was duly elected to hold by the registered voters of the Distric.....- 9/29/2014 11:45:55 AM
Why the SILENCE from Rick Perry on DWI Case Jack Stick? DOUBLE STANDARD (salon) Texas Tribune - Watch this guy refuse to do a DWI test. It's Republican Jack Stick, the top lawyer for the state’s sprawling health care agency, which was recently accused in a fed.....- 9/28/2014 12:57:43 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/28/2014 - MORE Donkey! 24x7 (salon) Hah! Friend loaned me some cattle panels and I think I'd like to make them into a fenced in area backing up to the chicken house-that would put the wall on the north side and then I could put up s.....- 9/28/2014 2:57:39 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/26/2014-Donkeys and Video Edition (salon) Going great with the donkey training until this morning. I got a halter on him last night and he was absolutely fine with it. Friend came over and helped me figure out how tight to make the harness, a.....- 9/28/2014 2:41:12 PM
Oops! Texas Enterprise Fund Audit Problems (Rick Perry and his Poor Management *Skills* (salon) I wrote about this in 2011 poking fun at Rick *Texas Enterprise Fund* Perry and his lies about TARP DMN The first independent audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund shows that the governor’s.....- 9/25/2014 12:32:21 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for sep 25, 2014 (salon) Still working with younger donkey. Yesterday I got a small halter just for him, and some horse treats. Spending time today getting him used to being penned up and next thing I'm doing is to put we.....- 9/25/2014 9:36:20 AM
Video- Tax Rate Vote to 11.95 by Somervell County Hospital District 6 For 1 Against (salon) Who voted for? Brett Nabors, Karen Burroughs, John Parker, Chip Harrison, Ron Hankins, Eugene Brode. Who voted against? Paul Harper Incidentally, as a matter of humour, take a stroll down m.....- 9/24/2014 11:25:16 PM
Reassessing Immigration's Cost-KERA's Think (salon) I was out yesterday and heard this on the radio- a discussion on THINK from Robert Lawson about how there is less government spending with the influx of immigrants.  Along that same line, ther.....- 9/24/2014 9:15:44 AM
WHY does Glen Rose Healthcare Inc need shortfall money? (salon) One more muse for the day, since I've been thinking about Somervell County Hospital District board members voting 4/2 NOT to follow the 501a contract that says they're supposed to have the doc.....- 9/24/2014 8:26:16 AM
Rick Perry Wants to Go to Europe, Avoid His First Pre-Trial Hearing (salon) DMN Perry has plans to fly to Europe on Oct. 12 and visit England, Poland, Croatia, Romania and the Baltics. The motion to the judge from Perry’s attorneys sounded aggrieved that their r.....- 9/24/2014 8:13:05 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/24/2014 (salon) Donkeys! One of my friends has some cattle pens and brought them over to make a holding pen for the donkey I plan to get gelded after I get him used to a halter. I spent some time looking up cattle pe.....- 9/24/2014 7:58:49 AM
501a (Glen Rose Healthcare Inc) Exists to provide financial support (shortfall) to doctors (Video: Ray Reynolds) (salon) Background on the 501a slush fund.Ray Reynolds says the reason for the contract with the 501a is for shortfall money. Since, as Mr Reynolds explains, the 501a is a separate organization, NOT pa.....- 9/23/2014 8:23:10 PM
Budgets and Line Items and Philosophies (Video of Karen Burroughs -Somervell County Hospital District) (salon) When it came out some years back that, for the second time in my lifetime, the banks were screwing over the taxpayers, I was aghast that no one seemed to have had any oversight on what they were doing.....- 9/23/2014 5:35:22 PM
Ray Reynolds Comments on the Somervell County Hospital District Budget Complying with the law (salon) I've been pretty busy the last days with my donkeys, but found some time today to watch some Somervell County Hospital District meetings (full videos posted on the Glen Rose Medical Center website.....- 9/23/2014 5:07:47 PM
Laughing at Rick *Oops* Perry O Day- Joan Rivers Abortion and Indictment Edition (salon) Duh. Again, proof that glasses don't add brains. Rick Perry tried to use Joan Rivers to push his restrictive abortion law Rivers was undergoing a routine procedure at a New York outpatient su.....- 9/22/2014 1:55:21 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/22/2014 (salon) Time of year to start ordering wildflower seeds. Have worked really hard over the last 15 years to make a covering over calechi and rock and, at least in some previous years, have had some fabulous bl.....- 9/22/2014 12:23:40 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 9/21/2014 (salon) Microchips being used in sports Omar Gonzales was from Copperas Cove Well, this is creepy. I remember watching a network show a year or two ago where the topic was "Would your children do t.....- 9/21/2014 12:57:23 PM
On Freedom of Speech, Civility and Ayaan Hirsi Ali (salon)  I had not heard of this woman before the other day, although I have heard of the issue of female mutilation, and don't have a settled opinion on whether her viewpoint of Islam is valid .....- 9/21/2014 12:26:09 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 9/20/2014 -Donkey Edition (salon) Haven't written about my donkeys in about a year. I have two wonderful male donkeys, one which is a male of indeterminate age, probably at least 8-10 years, (has had 2 separate owners before me)&n.....- 9/20/2014 10:56:14 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 9/19/2014 (salon) Yes. This is pandering. Still love it anyway Is Chris Christie the R frontrunner again? you own things!  At last, someone in Congress has noticed how “intellectual property r.....- 9/19/2014 2:51:25 PM
Geez. Took Long Enough- NOW the Trinity Toll Road Viewed as a MISTAKE (salon) I have to admit, when I first read about Dallas going to build a toll road BY THE TRINITY RIVER through a park, I wondered who the fool was profiting from that one? I mean, the Trinity FLOODS!  W.....- 9/18/2014 2:43:22 PM
Oh. So THIS is why Ron Washington left the Rangers-Cheated on his wife (salon) And now we know. Thursday afternoon, Washington made his first public appearance since his resignation. In a brief prepared statement that was long on emotions and short on details, Washington, w.....- 9/18/2014 2:24:40 PM
About the Glen Rose Medical Center Budget- Went from THREE pages to a thick binder (salon) As a taxpayer, with opinions that are STRICTLY my own, I wondered why the Somervell County Hospital District came up with a tax rate number without basing it on a budget FIRST. Seems like the cart goi.....- 9/18/2014 1:27:17 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 18 2014 (salon) Yeah! It's raining!  Hobby Lobby ruling helping out a child labor violator A federal judge has ruled that a member of the Fundamentalist LDS Church does not have to answer questions a.....- 9/18/2014 12:38:08 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 17 2014 (salon) Bike lanes in Seattle-this reminds me of Copenhagen-wonderful!  Joan Rivers doctor snapped a selfie during the procedure. California is going to regulate groundwater for the first time......- 9/17/2014 1:58:39 PM
Bill Flores Pretends to be for Waco Mammoth Site but doesn't want it FUNDED (salon) Oh, please. Then, Mr. Flores, don't pretend to be all for it when your bill said it could NEVER be federally funded. From Socratic Gadfly Gloria Young, treasurer of the Waco Mammoth Foundati.....- 9/16/2014 3:22:50 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 16, 2014 (salon) I don't know how I have missed this in my life up to this time, but I recently had occasion to eat creme brulee. I loved it! Loved the creamy texture of the pudding with the crunchy torched sugar .....- 9/16/2014 12:58:40 PM
Somervell County Hospital District Lurches Towards RAISING YOUR TAXES (Sep 16 2014) (salon) Ron Hankins first proposed TWELVE CENTS and then joked about it being like marketing to bring it down to 11.95 to the raucous applause of the unruly buffoons in attendance at the meeting a couple of w.....- 9/16/2014 10:29:11 AM
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) - 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) - 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
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