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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) 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 .....- 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) 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 4:19:34 PM
What about Wes Jurey, Somervell County and the Center For Innovation (salon) Have some additional things to post,on a later post but for now, I requested any emails between Mike Ford and Wes Jurey or Mike Ford and anyone from SR20. Here's the ONE email Yeah, because.....- 3/20/2014 4:18:01 PM
EFH (Energy Future Holdings) is in effort to avoid free for all in looming bankruptcy (salon) Fort Worth Star-Telegram The debtor-in-possession financing, typically used to fund operations during Chapter 11 proceedings, would include a $5.2 billion portion for its Energy Future Intermedia.....- 3/15/2014 11:39:23 AM
Pig in a Poke SR2O and the Desperate Commissioners Court of Somervell County (salon) We have a situation here where a company that could not run successfully but has an idea (that is not fully cooked) wants to find a sucker county or city government organization to foot the bill for f.....- 3/14/2014 6:35:23 PM
Audio- Rough Transcript of Somervell County Commissioners Meeting Hawking SR20 (salon) Here is the link to the audio (excuse the following typos and there are plenty while quickly typing while listening) Here's an article from the Glen Rose Reporter from March 10 regarding this. .....- 3/13/2014 2:14:50 PM
WHY did the Somervell County Judge and ALL Commissioners Vote to make themselves a board? (salon) Here's the audio from the meeting, .  Here is a rough transcript   and here's what that Pig in a Poke with Sr20 actually is. And here is the meeting agenda. Here is how this was.....- 3/13/2014 11:05:21 AM
Mike Ford and the Men with SR2O-UPDATED with Correction (salon) Will write much more about this over the next few days, but basically, here's the situation Correcting something I wrote earlier about Somervell County getting bonds to build a tire processing .....- 3/12/2014 1:54:10 PM
Detailed Somervell County Election Results (pharper)   Before we get into the actual numbers its good to understand the rules around Primary races. These are documented in the TEXAS ELECTION CODE TITLE 10. POLITICAL PARTIES SUBTITLE B. PARTIE.....- 3/5/2014 2:04:21 PM
'I can take bribes' says Somervell County Hospital District Secretary while conducting official election business (pharper) I almost couldn't believe my ears when I heard it. We were sitting at the Somervell County Hospital District board room having the official 'drawing for a place on the ballot' to determine.....- 3/4/2014 8:59:45 AM
Somervell County Hospital District mails notices to candidates LATE violating Texas Election Code (pharper) I received a certified letter today from Glen Rose Medical Center with Friday's timestamp on it (2/28/2014). In it is the following: NOTICE OF DRAWING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT Notice is here.....- 3/1/2014 6:55:49 PM
The Secretary of State's office will send a State Inspector to watch the Somervell County Hospital District Election if we ask (pharper) According to the Texas Election Code, we can get the Secretary of State's office to send down a State Inspector to watch and report any issues. I, for one, would feel a whole lot better knowing it.....- 2/27/2014 1:44:00 PM
Somervell County Hospital District Dissolution Petition picking up steam again (pharper) It is time for an update! First, A short history for those who are not in the know and where to find the petition. As we move closer to election time and as the weather has started to warm up I a.....- 2/26/2014 8:02:46 PM
EVERY Ad by a Texas Republican brings in Obama? When will Sid Miller denounce Ted Nugent? (salon) Republican Theme ALWAYS- President Obama is the DEVIL, the Boogieman under the bed and always to be brought up to Boo-Scare people. This is really why a lot of people don't vote Republican, includ.....- 2/22/2014 12:08:07 PM
Somervell County Hospital District lawyers trying to hide information that is on their invoices to the district (pharper) I did an open records request the other day To Open Records Administrator: I would like a copy of all invoices from Reed, Claymon, Meeker & Hargett, PLLC and I would like them in electroni.....- 2/19/2014 7:05:43 PM
Does it really matter to you where your tax money goes? (salon) If I have a business and it is a private business, run entirely by own funds, no government grants, loans, etc, and I am a poor manager, then it's entirely my own affair. No one can say "I wa.....- 2/14/2014 1:45:13 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/13/2014 (salon) THIS>>>> Why Dale Hanson is King-   Several NFL officials are telling Sports Illustrated it will hurt him on draft day because a gay player wouldn't be welcome in.....- 2/13/2014 9:34:51 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused- Brain Dump Tuesday (salon) I'm a Democrat, not a Republican. Therefore there isn't anyone running for judge that I would vote for (a few of them I wouldn't vote for anyway) and I won't cross party lines to vote .....- 2/11/2014 11:12:58 AM
What Happened to Josh Pendergraft at Glen Rose Medical Center? (salon) We mentioned this before a few months ago when we noticed that Josh Pendergraft was missing from a PR blurb from GRMC. Did an open records request which Trent Krienke attempted to block, but was shot .....- 2/10/2014 12:36:06 PM
So.. About those Stocks Sid Miller was shifting around - (salon) From the Dallas Morning News on Feb 1- J Allen Carnes did an audit of those stocks that Miller didn't report about  to the Texas Ethics Commission (and which the TEC is now investigating) . H.....- 2/9/2014 10:37:26 AM
Do you care about clean waterways? Sid Miller apparently doesn't (salon) Would anyone care about a factory farm (CAFO) if it was regulated, humane and protected waterways from getting polluted? Probably not. I myself am against government attempting to over-regulate indivi.....- 1/21/2014 12:00:52 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for January 21 2014-Kitchen Sink Edition (salon) Should Texas taxpayers be paying to have creationism and other nonsense taught in public charter schools? If the SBOE has *finally* decided to teach science instead of myth in other public schools, th.....- 1/21/2014 10:11:04 AM
Public Education Continues to Crumble... Good Teachers Leaving in Droves (pstern) When the governor, legislators, SBOE, school administrators and district school boards do not support real education, teachers and children.... why on Earth would good people want to teach in the publ.....- 1/18/2014 11:38:28 PM
Crime stopper reward offered for catching poachers. (Conniemit) We recently had someone cut thru a locked gate to drive on Bosque County property to shoot two Red Deer Stags and cut off heads. They murdered these animals for their skull mounts and left the meat to.....- 1/4/2014 11:15:06 AM
Happy New Year- Time's Sweeping Day (salon) Time's Sweeping Day   From "Men, Women and Emotions" by E Wilcox, 1893 New Year always seems to me like Time's sweeping day. Bright and early, like a good servant, he is .....- 1/1/2014 1:33:54 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 28 2013 (salon) Still having a lovely holiday, love this winter season when so many different traditions are being enjoyed and celebrated.  Best thing about this time of year is being able to get together with l.....- 12/28/2013 11:21:13 AM
6 Ways Somervell County Screwed Over the Little Guy in 2013 (salon) 1. Getting rid of long time employee Jesse Schoessow without cause while buying out Cunningham's contract and paying him as employee (and attempting till called on it to give themselves nice raise.....- 12/27/2013 2:52:48 PM
Sid *Sonogram* Miller's Draft Dodging Immoral Campaign Treasurer Ted Nugent (salon) I actually thought Sid Miller was not this nutty but I'm wrong. He clearly never learned the "lie down with dogs, get up with fleas" mantra and decided to put Ted Nugent as his campaign .....- 12/27/2013 12:17:20 PM
Top 50 Posts for 2013 for Somervell County Salon (salon) Link  1. Will the South Rise Again? (7/27/2013) (14336)  2. The Petition to Dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District is here!! (5/23/2013) (5532.....- 12/26/2013 8:30:06 AM
Obama, Democrats push for new immigration reform (pstern) The big news in D.C. is that Democrats are vying for a better foothold for the 2016 national elections and pushing for new immigration reform would get them mega votes that they need to win. Do.....- 12/22/2013 10:47:51 AM
Happy Winter Solstice Day! December 21 2013 (salon) The big news in D.C. is that Democrats are vying for a better foothold for the 2016 national elections and pushing for new immigration reform would get them mega votes that they need to win. Do.....- 12/21/2013 11:30:21 AM
Guess those glasses Rick Perry's wearing to make him look smart aren't working (salon) Hah! Houston Chronicle snarks at Rick Perry, who continues to be ridiculous. The nationally respected university administrator has been the target for months of several regents determined to get .....- 12/19/2013 11:00:01 AM
The Lunatics are trying to get rid of Social Security and Unemployment Benefits AGAIN! (pstern) The loonies are on the march again trying to eliminate Social Security and Unemployment Benefits. They call them "entitlements" but they are NOT "entitlements." Even the .....- 12/18/2013 3:31:09 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 18 2013 (salon) Still busy with all kinds of stuff that must get done before the end of the year. Thank goodness everything is melted and back to normal. Um... If you're going to have to make an apology.....- 12/18/2013 12:07:18 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 14 2013 (salon) Why I'm not on Facebook socially. I used to be on it. I quit and said I would never go back. I did, was on it again socially for about a year before I quit again. I got asked the other day to come.....- 12/14/2013 12:54:14 PM
Why Does Anyone Besides a Tea Party John Bircher Have Ronald Reagan on a Pedestal? (salon) When Ronald Reagan died and had that awful circus of multiple funerals, I remember wondering why anyone was treating him as a some sort of demi-god that required this sort of tasteless excess. I just .....- 12/13/2013 12:17:37 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 11, 2013 (salon) Yay! Looks like it may finally be sunny and warm enough to melt some more of this. I have some work to do to re-make a dog pen cover. I had made what I thought was a wonderful cover made of PVC pipe. .....- 12/11/2013 12:32:07 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 9, 2013 (salon) Winter Ice-Capades continue. Yesterday afternoon had some sun that turned the parts of the driveway and road into slush that weren't covered by shade, enough to be able to get out a little bit. To.....- 12/9/2013 12:04:19 PM
Comanche Peak Unusual Event on Dec 4 2013- Contractor Cut Power Cable (salon) from NRC.GOV Power Reactor Event Number: 49606 Facility: COMANCHE PEAK Region: 4 State: TX Unit: [1] [2] [ ] RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP NRC.....- 12/8/2013 12:11:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 7 2013 (salon) Everything is a big honking sheet of ice! Supposed not to get warm enough to start even melting all this till tomorrow afternoon, so continued to be hunkered down. Has your email been hacked? H.....- 12/7/2013 11:11:39 AM
Sid Miller Told by AQHA To Stop Exercising His Horses By Having Them Behind His Moving Truck (salon) DMN Republican Sid Miller, a former representative from Stephenville now running for the statewide office, acknowledged that he received the warning but said he’s done nothing wrong. Witnes.....- 12/6/2013 11:26:47 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused - Winter Storm Hath Descended Edition for Dec 6 2013 (salon) Last night it sounded like the Hounds of Hell were loose in the yard and at one point I heard a loud crash. My dog kennel area, which has held up great with normal weather, fell in under the weight of.....- 12/6/2013 10:41:37 AM
The Myth of Affordable Health Care (pstern) Obama and legislators lied to us.  The insurance industry still manipulates the marketplace.  There is no affordable health care.  We were better off before Obamacare and it was tough e.....- 12/5/2013 10:12:58 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 5 2013 (salon) Here comes the Ice Storm. Will we be entombed in ice? I'm wrong when I do the same thing that I call out someone else for doing. WHEN Will Luminant declare bankruptcy? While their main .....- 12/5/2013 10:28:53 PM
The Promise to Rent out Amphitheatre for a buck a month ($10 year)- Somervell County 12/5/2013 (salon) Here's the agenda for the meeting coming up on Dec 9 2013 Two things of interest to me. One is that the Promise will be leasing the amphitheatre for a buck a year, as well as having insurance, .....- 12/5/2013 3:27:47 PM
Quick Muse O Day-Should Judge Mike Ford politic on an issue he may be called upon to vote about? (salon) Recently we heard, and have an audio recording of, that Mike Ford said that he was going to push his own agenda about whether to dissolve the hospital district or not. (look on that link for Bully Pul.....- 12/5/2013 1:11:27 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center Embezzlement Case- Disposition from Open Records Request (salon) Background PDF 2 parts I thought were interesting. This from Ray Reynolds This from the controller Note that though this was supposed to be before a grand jury in early 2013, it ac.....- 12/5/2013 12:26:55 PM
Somervell County Hospital District*s Attorney Opinion On Why Okay to Fund Pecan Family Medical Center-We Don*t Agree (salon) Get comfortable as this will be a LONG post. Readers know I previously put in a complaint to the sheriff's department, first, about GRMC spending taxpayer money in Pecan Plantation and second, abo.....- 12/5/2013 2:49:54 PM
Question O Day-Which County Connected Employees are Spending the Week in Las Vegas on Our Dime? (salon) I'm sorry, you don't get a prize for the right answer as my prize money already went to pay for Mike Ford's budget. P.S. From the Glen Rose Reporter last year-letter from Mike Ford abou.....- 12/4/2013 11:42:23 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 3 2013 (salon) For me, the last part of the year is spent trying to get some projects done so as not to drag them into a fresh new year. One of those projects is cleaning the garage, so posting may be slow between n.....- 12/3/2013 10:54:41 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! (salon) For me, the last part of the year is spent trying to get some projects done so as not to drag them into a fresh new year. One of those projects is cleaning the garage, so posting may be slow between n.....- 11/27/2013 11:24:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 27 2013 (salon) On Black Friday. I don't do Black Friday and never have. I notice that this year in particular Black Friday has become a pavlovian term that isn't for a specific day any longer but just Sales .....- 11/27/2013 12:30:40 PM
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