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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) - 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) - 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
The Problem Pyramid Theory-Who's On Top of the Problem Pyramid? (salon) I read a book some years back about problem solving and whose responsibility a given situation/problem actually is. Sometimes, the book pointed out, we want to make a problem belong to someone but the.....- 11/26/2013 6:23:24 PM
Have You Been Turned Away from Being Treated at Pecan Family Medical Center (Granbury)? (salon) Update 3/21/2015-Even Brian Birdwell jumps to conclusions. Update: 12/19/2014- I continue to believe the exact same thing as when I first wrote this (and, for those who have trouble understanding t.....- 11/26/2013 2:29:24 PM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE! (pstern) - 11/26/2013 10:41:40 AM
Andy Lucas Says Remedy for Pecan Plantation Taxpayer Spending Lies in District Court (salon) Should Somervell County Hospital District be spending Somervell County taxpayer money in Hood County's Hospital District at gated community Pecan Plantation's Pecan Family Medical Center? We&n.....- 11/26/2013 10:52:10 AM
Texas Electric Industry Wants Ratepayers to Bail Them Out! Corporate Welfare! (salon) Unfair Park At a PUC meeting late last month, Commissioners Donna Nelson and Brandy Marty each signaled their intention to set a mandatory level of surplus power generation to avert blackouts. Ho.....- 11/25/2013 12:30:24 PM
Ruh-Roh! One of the Investors with EFH Isn't Coming to the Table (salon) Bloomberg “The company thought by keeping everyone negotiating and having a consensual plan that they could save much more in value, but they really misjudged how upset the first-lien lende.....- 11/25/2013 12:22:08 PM
Gov. Perry did not explain how providing medical coverage would result in the deaths of 1,000 people. (salon) Opposing Views According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, more than one million Texans would have medical coverage under the expansion of Medicaid in Texas, reported The Brownsv.....- 11/25/2013 12:10:19 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 24 2013 - Sleet Day Edition (salon) Getting all hunkered down in the house for what is promised to be a big winter storm coming through this afternoon. We brought in firewood and have the fireplace all ready to light. I've been work.....- 11/24/2013 12:24:42 PM
Texas Supreme Court ruled that City wasn't necessary on petition (pharper) I was looking at the Secretary of State's Petitions page here and saw this little item in the FAQ, look at the part in bold: I’ve heard there have been legal challenges to the requ.....- 11/21/2013 4:34:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for November 20 2013-McDonalds is a Joke Edition (salon) - 11/20/2013 3:23:54 PM
Somervell County Hospital District Lawyer: Board can call an election on its own without a petition (pharper) In response to my request yesterday to the attorney for the Hospital District for a clarification on the board's ability to call a dissolution election and what he told them, I received a .....- 11/19/2013 11:18:05 AM
Want to help re-gather signatures for hospital dissolution petittion? (pharper) We have a list of folks that signed the petition once already so we just need to focus on contacting those folks and getting them to sign again. If you would like to help please contact Paul harp.....- 11/19/2013 7:23:12 AM
Are the Somervell County Hospital District lawyers misleading the board members and the public? (pharper) I did not attend the special hospital district board meeting today because I was working but I had heard their lawyer, Kevin A. Reed of the Reed, Claymon, Meeker, & Hargett PLLC, was telling th.....- 11/18/2013 9:16:10 PM
Petition for an election to dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District - Round 2 (pharper) Update Feb. 26, 2014 Round 1 Today, the Somervell County Hospital District declined our petition because 213 people did not have a city listed with their address. Not because those people were not.....- 11/18/2013 8:39:11 PM
Sid *Sonogram* Miller-How To Profit From Your Campaign in One Easy Step (salon) So... You loan your campaign $10,000 bucks. Your campaign doesn't pay you back till you lose in a campaign last year (that would be the primary race against Dr Mike Jones and J D Sheffield). THEN .....- 11/16/2013 11:02:27 PM
On Somervell County Hospital District's Attorney and the Texas Public Information Act(AG Opinion) (salon) When I have asked for public information records from various entities, at times the governmental entity has wanted to withhold information. Without exception in the past, the entity has written to th.....- 11/15/2013 11:52:13 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 15 2013 (salon) I don't get into spitting contests with PTSD victims. Instead, and I recommend this, one needs to have compassion for those afflicted by that. Insurance companies scamming the system- shall.....- 11/15/2013 2:27:01 PM
Somervell County Hospital District schedules special board meeting (pharper) There was a meeting notice posted today...here is the back story behind this.   SOMERVELL COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT D/B/A Glen Rose Medical Center SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRE.....- 11/14/2013 9:16:25 PM
Who Actually Owns the Debt on the $14.4 Mil Certificates of Obligation? Somervell County Owns the Bonds (salon) I had thought that, since Somervell County no longer budgeted for the 14.5 Million CO that Mike Ford illegally voted for, that they had actually transferred the paper debt to Somervell County Hosp.....- 11/14/2013 2:56:08 PM
Poor Poor Rick *Ooops* Perry- ARen't the Eyeglasses Helping Ya? (salon) From The Hill Former Iowa Republican Party Political Director Craig Robinson says he saw little new from Perry during his recent campaign events in the Hawkeye State. “The big difference.....- 11/13/2013 12:46:41 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 13 2013 (salon) Oh, NOW Google is NO longer Amused at being spied upon by the NSA -funny how when Google allowed NSA to spy on other people, the reaction was "meh". I've spent the last ten y.....- 11/13/2013 11:35:39 AM
Get Rid of the SBOE!!! (pstern) Time to Get rid of the $BOE   Get rid of the [Texas] State Board of Education and let districts govern themselves.  The SBOE is a placebo agency with too much power and is&nb.....- 11/12/2013 8:10:07 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 12 2013 (salon) Supposed to be really cold tonight with a brisk wind coming in from the north. I have a cedar panel I'm going to put together today around where the dog houses are to cut the wind. Will take a .....- 11/12/2013 1:53:51 PM
Microsoft Gets Rid of Stack Ranking- ABOUT TIME!!!! (salon) I haven't worked for Microsoft for some years, but when I did the stack ranking applied. Basically, no matter how good you were, the managers only allocated so many spots at the top. What was bad .....- 11/12/2013 1:14:42 PM
What is Latest on Lawsuit Against Happy Hill (now called North Texas Academy) (salon) You can read the background here. Basically, the case is about a nurse at Happy Hill  (Glen Rose-Granbury) that was dispensing medication to children by signing triplicate-form presciption pad.....- 11/12/2013 12:14:29 PM
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