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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
Impressions of the Somervell County Hospital Board Meeting of May 28 2014 (salon) Disclaimer that the following is MY opinion alone and doesn't represent anyone else but me.  Saw that the hospital board has put video that they recorded up on Youtube. I didn't attend.....- 5/31/2014 1:50:15 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 29 2014 (salon) Only just saw this about Jim Hogan, from Cleburne. He's not really a Democrat but apparently ran as a Democrat because there were too many Republicans on the ballot, including Sid *Sonogram* Mille.....- 5/29/2014 3:06:14 PM
How did Somervell County Vote in the 5/28/2014 Runoff election? (State) (salon) From the Secretary of State's office LT Governor 1,370 people voted. 603 for David Dewherst, 767 for Dan Patrick 24.16% of the 5,670 registered voters Attorney General Dan Branch 41.....- 5/28/2014 5:54:35 PM
Elected Board Member's Wife... and Opinions That are Strictly My Own (salon) Been mulling this over for the past day or so, finally ka-chinked into a solid decision about this. Readers know that I have, off and on, been recording government meetings for a number of years, on m.....- 5/24/2014 1:56:16 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 23 2014 (salon) LOVE THIS And love democracy!  REALLY REALLY happy this week!  TONIGHT, unless there's rain up there, is going to be a fabulous meteor display Rick Perry Is an Idiot O day.......- 5/23/2014 3:08:36 PM
What's Going on with Rick *Oops* Perry and that Grand Jury Investigation? (salon) - 5/22/2014 12:12:45 PM
Hah! Sid Miller- Running for AG Commissioner- Too Busy to Read the AG Report (salon) because apparently running for Ag commissioner in Texas means it's more important to be wedded to nutjobs like Ted Nugent, talking about guns and abortion than to .. uh... be familiar with the JOB.....- 5/22/2014 12:05:33 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for May 22 2014 (salon) Life is great! I have been working on a project for months and got some breathing room a week or two ago. Still need to venture into the garage, the Last Bastion of Unknown Artifacts. Have to wonde.....- 5/22/2014 11:56:09 AM
Noisy Citizens at the Somervell County Hospital District Board 5/21/2014 (salon) My impressions of the meeting held last night at the GRISD admin building. My hub happens to be one of the board members but we aren't joined at the hip and I don't always agree with him on ev.....- 5/21/2014 10:34:47 AM
A New Beginning for Somervell County Hospital District (ConcernedCitizen) Elected officials are a true representation of what community wants---appointed officials merely fill a position  (serving special interest groups). The COMMUNITY HAS SPOKEN!!! I believe the hosp.....- 5/15/2014 12:18:06 PM
Video from Somervell County Hospital District Meetings-First after Election (May 13 2014) (salon) - 5/14/2014 2:14:25 PM
Somervell County Elections-School Board and Water Board 5/10/2014 (salon) - 5/10/2014 8:58:14 PM
Somervell County Hospital District Election Board Returns-GUESS WHO WON! (2014) (salon) click to see In vote order John Parker 461 Karen Burroughs 437 Chip Harrison 434 Paul Harper 416 Eugene Brode 416 Ron Hankins 398 Brett Nabors 388 Jared Hankins 386 G.....- 5/10/2014 8:19:32 PM
Toll Roads Being Pushed in Texas... (pstern) Toll roads are being pushed for all main roads in Central Texas.     I sent the following email/letter to Texas transportation agencies and legislators.  Those in charge wa.....- 5/10/2014 6:05:30 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center spends over $90,000 on lawyers in 10 months, a large piece of which was used to fight the dissolution petition (pharper) I requested a copy of the invoices from the lawyers that work for Glen Rose Medical Center. The lawyers tried to fight this with the Office of Attorney General but they were told they had to give up t.....- 5/9/2014 11:46:09 AM
GRMC spends tax dollars on newspaper ad to promote the CEO, who apparently just moved to Somervell County this year (pharper) I saw an ad in the Glen Rose Reporter this week, it was an ad promoting the CEO of Glen Rose Medical Center. It is quite a large ad (larger than a quarter page) costing $144 according to t.....- 5/1/2014 10:09:08 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center claims emails nor facebook logs are available electronically (pharper) This is just a couple of MANY examples I have showing the incompetence of the current GRMC administration and why they need to be replaced. I did an open records request asking for the faceboo.....- 5/1/2014 9:34:46 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 23 2014 (salon) Rick Perry and the Threat that boomeranged If the grand jury decides there was something criminal going on, he’ll have a criminal problem as well as a political problem. We remind that.....- 4/23/2014 10:02:27 AM
Taxes out of control... (pstern) Texas should be renamed Taxes!   Taxes are destroying Americans.     In Texas it’s property taxes that need to be significantly lowered. While the GOP is v.....- 4/19/2014 11:45:57 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 16 2014 (salon) Uh.Oh. Ole Rick *Graft is My Middle Name* Perry has gotten a lawyer and guess who's paying for it? If you said YOU AND ME , you would be right! How much, why that good ole lawyer charges $450 per .....- 4/16/2014 10:16:57 AM
EFH Missed the deadline for filing annual report (April 15 2014) (salon) Bloomberg News. The failure to submit the 10-k today puts Energy Future in breach of covenants with its creditors, the Dallas-based company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange .....- 4/15/2014 7:45:50 PM
Paul Harper's Agenda to keep the Glen Rose Medical Center OPEN! (pharper) Today Paul Harper announces the Agenda to keep the Glen Rose Medical Center OPEN! Eliminate the new property tax - The hospital should be able to run within its means, not on the .....- 4/10/2014 1:28:18 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 4 2014 (salon) The Supreme Court officially comes out as incredibly corrupt or stupid. Our democracy, such as it was, is over, because now it's fine for Big Money to buy government in whatever amount they choose.....- 4/4/2014 11:26:06 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 1 2014 (salon) Really busy again the next 2 weeks so posting will be sparse. Found a few things I absolutely LOVE Don't mess with nature    Breakup with Facebook   Love .....- 4/1/2014 12:14:58 PM
DMN - Greed Doomed the TXU Buyout (salon) - 3/29/2014 9:11:52 PM
Somervell County Judge Mike Ford Whines at the Commissioners (salon) Letter sent very recently to all the Somervell County commissioners, from an Open Records Request Wonder how often Judge Mike Ford feels the need to scold adult commissioners who don't do h.....- 3/28/2014 2:11:15 PM
About that dang PFC board that the Somervell County Commissioners voted to create (salon) Does anything prevent the commissioners NOW from getting it on the agenda and then voting to do NOTHING ELSE with it? Do the commissioners really have to wait, as Mike Ford suggests, for the board to .....- 3/27/2014 5:47:25 PM
Whether There Should be Expectation that Money Runs A Town... And not Government (salon) I'm all for civic groups that want to do good deeds for a town. The Lions Club, for example, has a project to donate eyeglasses, which seems pretty worthy to me. But once an organization thinks th.....- 3/27/2014 2:37:26 PM
Do you wonder what the SR2O proposal was? Here it is (salon) From Open Records Request. (33 pages may take a few minutes to load) Wanted to add some comments about this. What's interesting about this, among other things, is that this template is essentia.....- 3/26/2014 12:11:02 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 25 2014 (salon) Voucher programs fund creationism being taught in the classroom. Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious s.....- 3/25/2014 7:39:34 PM
Grifter Companies Looking for Tax Abatements, Free Land, and other Spiffs (salon) When did it occur that there became an expectation with businesses that, for them to go to a particular community  or state, that entity was going to have to bribe them to do it? Instead of, say,.....- 3/25/2014 1:29:18 PM
Buh-Bye SR2O- Glen Rose Reporter Says They're OUTTA Here -Judge Mike Ford Whines (salon) SR20 told Judge Mike Ford and probably also the private group that coughed up $25,000 for Center for Innovation that Somervell County is no longer in the running for their plant-Glen Rose Reporter 3/2.....- 3/25/2014 11:00:39 AM
So.. Has SR2O been playing Somervell County for suckers while putting pressure on Alvarado? (salon) As we've mentioned before, SR2O wants something for nothing. We saw in a previous artlce from the Cleburne Times Review that SR2O actually wanted to have their fuel company located in Alvarado bec.....- 3/21/2014 12:15:17 PM
Somervell County Judge Moves to another County ... AND REMAINS Somervell County JUDGE????!!!!!!! (salon) Hmmmm. Somervell County Judge Mike Ford moved to Hood County, specifically Pecan Plantation recently. We heard he has sold his home in Somervell County and has moved all his furniture to the new speci.....- 3/21/2014 11:46:31 AM
Mike Ford and Prometheus- Email (salon) What exactly did we give away to Prometheus? And did Governor Rick Perry BRIBE them with 5 million bucks to come to Texas? What is THAT? From that same Glen Rose Reporter article linked above. .....- 3/20/2014 5:00:16 PM
Whose Somervell County Precinct would Freebies-For-Us SR20 be in? Larry Husley- YOu don't want it? Call HIM NOW (salon) - 3/20/2014 4:19:34 PM
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