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Power Company Politics in Texas... (pstern)  Little oversight of power companies is hurting customers, but it's an old story. The battle re: regulation/deregulation of power companies has been going on for decades; meanwhile, co.....- 10/29/2013 1:08:06 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for October 27, 2013 (salon) At what point will the American public take seriously the spying the NSA has been doing on them? About Barack Obama and Angela Merkel of Germany - Maybe Merkel and other leaders in the EU will get .....- 10/27/2013 1:12:24 PM
The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a., Obamacare... (pstern) The Hoopla about the Affordable Care Act   The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the same thing as “Obamacare” but a lot of people still don’t know that.  Polls show .....- 10/27/2013 9:21:29 AM
Laugh o Day-Sid *Sonogram* Miller ASKED Crazy Ted Nugent to be his campaign treasurer (salon) It's one thing to be approached by a total nutcase, and quite another to reach out and ask. Motto " No Republican Too Extreme To be in Today's GOP"-hahah From the San Antonio Expr.....- 10/24/2013 11:37:05 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for October 23 2013 (salon) The Voter ID act is going to cause a whole lot more problems for women voting. Maybe that's what Republicans want? Here's an instance of a JUDGE not being able to vote. Judge Watts.....- 10/23/2013 11:28:39 AM
Rick Perry Encouraging Texans To Sign Up for Obamacare (salon) He doesn't want to spend state money on Texans. From Think Progress which quotes from Texas Tribune The state has deemed the high-risk pool obsolete, as the Affordable Care Act prohibits insu.....- 10/23/2013 10:42:13 AM
More on YOUR TAXES and the Somervell County Hospital District (salon) Wanted to mention one more thing from the article that appeared in the FW Star-Telegram a couple of weeks ago. The Somervell County Hospital Authority, which was approved in May by two votes, too.....- 10/22/2013 1:59:12 PM
Update: Petition to dissolve Somervell County Hospital District requires just 4 more signatures! October 21, 2013 (pharper) The formula to determine the required number of signatures is dictated by Section 286 of the Texas Health and Safety Code which specifies the 15% and Section 277 of the Texas Election Cod.....- 10/22/2013 10:04:27 AM
And THIS is why I'm glad Mike Ford isn't running for Somervell County Judge again (salon) Was out of town, someone yesterday told me that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram had a good article about Somervell County within the last couple of weeks. A few choice quotes from the article. .....- 10/20/2013 10:34:07 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Oct 18 2013 (salon) Raccoons! Caught the dang TWENTY-FIRST Raccoon the other day. The 20th was a mean one. He (or she) actually ripped out a couple of boards from the deck. Wasn't even all that big but boy, if looks .....- 10/18/2013 10:26:37 AM
Sid *Sonogram Miller* Announces Run for Texas Agricultural Commissioner (salon) First question to determine whether he's as Big Intrusive Government as he is when it comes to Women's Health is to get him on the record about what he thinks about NAIS, now called Animal .....- 10/18/2013 8:22:37 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for October 17, 2013 (salon) Still haven't brought myself to read the local newspapers for the last couple of weeks. I assume nothing happened about the travesty of getting rid of Jesse Schoessow while hiring up Duff as a reg.....- 10/17/2013 11:00:24 AM
Crazed Republicans Give Up (Temporarily) -Government Back to Work (salon) At least we know now that when Republicans aren't pretending to govern, they have a second career as blackmailers and hostage takers. Incidentally, how did Roger Williams (SD-25) vote? FOR Gove.....- 10/17/2013 9:22:41 AM
Poor Poor Roger Williams-Someone Posted Tea Bags and Anti-Williams Papers on his office door (salon) Had to laugh at this article in the Glen Rose Reporter because it sounded like it came straight from a politicians' press release department.   I was actually surprised that Amanda Ki.....- 10/16/2013 1:06:44 PM
Will EFH (Comanche Peak) File for Bankruptcy by November 1st, 2013? (salon) FW Star-Telegram. EFH has been working with its lenders on a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankrutpcy petition to lighten more than $40 billion in debt, taken on in a 2007 buyout of the former TXU Corp.....- 10/16/2013 12:21:21 PM
Comanche Peak (EFH) had 2 higher level safety violations (salon) AP Report The Comanche Peak plant in Glen Rose, which is operated by Energy Future Holdings Corp., had two higher-level violations in addition to its 157 lower-level violations. The South T.....- 10/16/2013 12:11:38 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for October 16 2013 (salon) Continuing disgust for Republicans. This one from American Conservatives. "Yes. I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I hope the House flips to the Democrats in 2014, so we can be .....- 10/16/2013 11:55:49 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Oct 14 2013 (salon) Back from a nice long vacation. One thing that was interesting to me during this vacay, in which we were in Europe, is that the shutdown played on international television as some real craziness fr.....- 10/14/2013 10:35:46 AM
Transferring water NOT the right solution (pstern) Republican Greg Abbott, who was the first to lay claim to the 2014 gubernatorial race in Texas, wants to transfer water from one place to another as the best and immediate plan to help ease water s.....- 10/11/2013 9:53:44 AM
Please do NOT vote for Proposition 6 in November 2013 election (pstern) VERY IMPORTANT VOTING NEWS: When you first read the words in Prop 6 it may sound like a great idea for Texas, but the words don't tell the true facts. "Texans for Public Justice pr.....- 10/10/2013 9:14:51 AM
Our democratic system broken by crazed republicans (salon) VERY IMPORTANT VOTING NEWS: When you first read the words in Prop 6 it may sound like a great idea for Texas, but the words don't tell the true facts. "Texans for Public Justice pr.....- 10/9/2013 8:49:30 AM
The Political Dilemma... (pstern) The anger in contemporary politics interferes with the well-being of our nation and the American people. I wrote the following in response to the angry comments from a person who seems to despi.....- 10/8/2013 10:17:10 PM
Today Sen. Wendy Davis jumped into the race for Governor... (pstern) The anger in contemporary politics interferes with the well-being of our nation and the American people. I wrote the following in response to the angry comments from a person who seems to despi.....- 10/3/2013 5:48:45 PM
'Government Shutdown' (pstern) The "government shutdown" is a symptom of everything that is wrong with our Congress and government.  Both parties continue to fail Americans.  If you take sides in this absurdi.....- 10/1/2013 10:21:52 PM
A few choice words on Ted Cruz... (pstern) In my opinion, Ted Cruz is the defacto hero of the Tea Party crumpets and NOT the true Republican conservatives who don’t like him, but have taken a backseat to the Tea Baggers.  &nb.....- 9/28/2013 3:21:02 PM
Government and People... (pstern) In my opinion, Ted Cruz is the defacto hero of the Tea Party crumpets and NOT the true Republican conservatives who don’t like him, but have taken a backseat to the Tea Baggers.  &nb.....- 9/28/2013 9:29:24 AM
A quick word about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a., Obama-care (pstern) The ACA was a rushed plan.  Many legislators could not / did not read the bill in entirety, but it was approved.  There were also some measures tacked onto the bill that had little or not.....- 9/27/2013 2:08:29 PM
Senator Wendy Davis running for Governor (pstern) According to certain legitimate sources and printing in the Austin Statesman:   Sources: Wendy Davis running for Texas governor Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democ.....- 9/26/2013 3:50:23 PM
These days we have to ask, 'What is Obama doing right?' (pstern) What are Obama's accomplishments?       Bush did!           and last, one of my favorit.....- 9/26/2013 9:36:20 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 24 2013 (salon) I've been pretty swamped for the last couple of weeks, and am going to be for a bit, so posting will be slow. I read the Glen Rose Reporter about the justifications for Somervell residents continu.....- 9/24/2013 10:38:07 PM
Dictator Mike Ford Said This Morning He's Not Running for Judge Again (salon) Will update this once I get the audio, which may be a few days but heard from someone who attended the Commissioners meeting this morning that that is what he announced. Could it be that he heard plen.....- 9/23/2013 10:59:28 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 17 2013 (salon) Well. Caught another raccoon the other day. That makes SEVENTEEN. I have the traps set again for tonight, 2 of them, just in case I can catch more. It seems like an endless stream of raccoons. I re.....- 9/18/2013 12:00:31 AM
Mike Ford Said on August 12 2013 No Positions were Going Away (salon) AUDIO This is from the August 12, 2013 Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting. About the $600 raise that they give to all their employees. Was in the paper. Someone had called up Mike.....- 9/17/2013 12:11:52 PM
Bankruptcy of Energy Futures Holding Imminent? Sep 12 2013 (salon) from the Houston Chronicle  -As this article points out, first it will be Texas Competitive Electric Holdings, which is TXU and Luminant and then, after it goes under, EFH. The staggering de.....- 9/12/2013 7:34:44 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for September 12, 2013 (salon) Totally cool! Batman Month Made me laugh. Photo of frog being blasted into the sky by NASA. Gossipy stuff. Miley Cyrus is gross. No, no link. Because she's gross. Would your ambitio.....- 9/12/2013 7:26:51 PM
Hahah! You EXTREMIST! You FANATIC! Hospital District Thinks Petition Signers are Extremists (salon) I have the entire meeting but don't have it posted here because the MP3 file is huge. (through Open Records Request) Audio- Selected Clips from the discussion about how much to charge. This.....- 9/12/2013 11:38:06 AM
Filed Complaint about Glen Rose Medical Center & Pecan Family Medical Center to Sheriff (salon) Regular readers know that this site believes the the Somervell County Hospital District is breaking the law by spending Somervell County taxpayer money in gated community Pecan Plantation. Pecan Plant.....- 9/12/2013 9:59:16 AM
Longtime Golf Course Head Mechanic Jesse Schoessow Laid Off by County- Budget Cuts Responsible (salon) Was sent this by an anonymous reader Somervell county has laid off a long time glen rose resident, with 22+years service Jesse Schoessow, long time glen rose resident, was given a lay.....- 9/11/2013 10:30:20 AM
How Congress views military action against Syria (pstern) Was sent this by an anonymous reader Somervell county has laid off a long time glen rose resident, with 22+years service Jesse Schoessow, long time glen rose resident, was given a lay.....- 9/8/2013 12:08:59 PM
The French follow the English and back away from supporting the US re: Syria (pstern) The French may need to remember that the US bailed them out of 2 world wars with the Germans.  If we didn't come to their aid, they may be speaking German today in gay Paris. .....- 9/7/2013 5:54:59 PM
Project O Day- A Cedar Fence Panel for the Chain Link Fence (salon) I put in a chain link fence late last year, all by myself and am quite proud of my effort. I wanted a place for the dogs to be able to sleep outside at night, in a protected area, sheltered, but the p.....- 9/4/2013 7:24:54 PM
The Real Question - What Kind of Hospital Do Somervell County Citizens WANT? (salon) One thing I have heard repeatedly from a large number of people is that they would be very happy with having a really good emergency services hospital rather than wanting to be a full service hospi.....- 9/3/2013 11:50:20 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sep 3 2013 (salon) I'm a little burned out this week talking about the dang hospital district, hah, i note almost every post is about it, mono-maniac style. So one more quick comment and then I'm off to other.....- 9/3/2013 1:22:02 PM
A Shoutout to Glen Rose Animal Shelter (salon) I cannot tell you how much I appreciate Tammy and Catherine at the Animal Shelter. They are both skilled professionals with big hearts mixed in with practicality. If there is one item in the budget.....- 9/3/2013 10:08:45 AM
GRMC hospital district discussions with commissioners (ConcernedCitizen) Salon could you please re-post your march 1, 2013 post for all of Somervell County to read and hear meeting with commissioners?  County was running hospital on far less money than they are ask.....- 8/31/2013 5:44:54 PM
Is our hospital in this same danger? (ConcernedCitizen) *********UPDATED--more information********** Poor management forces Lake Whitney Hospital to make changes. Employees uncertain about next paycheck.  Look at Waco news on the Internet. &nbs.....- 8/30/2013 8:10:48 AM
Eminent Domain Issue Rearing Its Ugly Head Again... (pstern) This information is provided by Linda Curtis and Independent Texans:   Friends:   We hope that all this news prompts you to action now or next week AND woos you to B.....- 8/30/2013 7:34:57 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 29, 2013 (salon) Trap is set for yet another raccoon. Food dish was on the ground this morning so it well might be another one. Up to 8 so far. Will there be a 9?  NSA pays US companies to spy on your phon.....- 8/29/2013 9:36:48 PM
The only? Business making money for the county? (ConcernedCitizen) The nursing home was managed by hospital authority.  Now that it has been leased out to Rick Villa and company he works for----amazingly its making money for that company AND Somervell County!.....- 8/28/2013 4:13:08 PM
Breathtaking Hypocrisy of the Somervell County HOspital District? Re: Indigent Spending (salon) A while back, I was listening to one of the Somervell County commissioners meetings in which Larry Shaw of the Somervell County Hospital Authority board (then an appointed board answering to the co.....- 8/28/2013 1:45:36 PM
Hah! Somervell County's Budget -You're Paying More AND Hospital District Tax (salon) You would think, wouldn't you, that if you MOVED the cost of running a hospital to another entity that can now tax you, that not only would your taxes be LESS on the county side but it would of.....- 8/27/2013 8:50:55 PM
Blank Check Syndrome from Glen Rose Medical Center Re: 501a? (salon) Mentioned the other day that Glen Rose Medical Center has given quite a bit of money to the 501a doctor organization, Glen Rose Healthcare Inc. Since there was supposedly an agreement between the 501a.....- 8/27/2013 8:33:03 PM
Update: Petition to dissolve Somervell County Hospital District exceeds 700 signatures! August 25, 2013 (pharper) The petition to dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District (original post here) has over 700 signatures! We are well on our way to the 836 mark (over 84%) considering we have on.....- 8/25/2013 11:48:47 AM
Who are they trying to convince? (ConcernedCitizen) I couldn't help myself!  Reading the paper today I was laughing out loud!  The hospital district was using words such as transparency, responsibility, prudently, unforeseen maintenanc.....- 8/22/2013 4:37:11 PM
Bring back the 'Code of Hammurabi' (pstern) By now you probably have heard of the young Australian man attending college in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship, who was senselessly murdered by 3 American teenage deviants.   It w.....- 8/21/2013 8:49:30 AM
Move Those Hypocrite Awards Over, Rick Perry, and Make Room for Another (salon) We've commented on this before, that despite all the words coming out of Rick *Oops* Perry's face, you need to watch what he DOES. And what he did was use federal stimulus money to pay 97 p.....- 8/20/2013 9:07:32 PM
Flying By Seat of Pants? No Written Agreement by Somervell County Hospital Authority to 501a (salon) Here's a puzzlement for the day. On the 2011 Auditing report prepared for the Somervell County Commissioners Court by Glen Rose Medical Center, there is a reference to a management agreement th.....- 8/20/2013 12:03:57 PM
Extending Medicare for Everyone is the Best Health Care Solution (pstern)  How much profiteering does the Health Care Industry need? Private health care insurance is bleeding Americans dry.  Approximately 40 percent of Americans are without health.....- 8/18/2013 12:23:50 PM
Somervell County Judge Mike Ford and Violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) (salon) To: Judge Mike Ford I believe that you have on more than one occasion violated the Texas Open Meetings Act, in three specific ways. One, although there was a citizens comments section on th.....- 8/14/2013 5:24:01 PM
In Texas, Just What *Is* a Hospital Purpose? (Spending Money in Pecan Plantation) (salon) Saw an interesting opinion Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas, in 2007 regarding whether a county may own or operate a medical clinic in an adjacent county without the adjacent county's con.....- 8/14/2013 3:04:55 PM
What Texas Attorney General Opinions Has Somervell County County Attorney Asked For? (salon) 2005- Can a County Auditor treat an official day of mourning as a vacation day? Answer: regular work day,may not charge it to leave time Related to above. 1960- Are the aircraft of a commer.....- 8/14/2013 11:44:09 AM
Prosecution or Look The Other Way? (ConcernedCitizen) CORRECTION---Ray Reynolds signed the agreement that was drawn up by the attorney under the direction of administrators!!!!!!  The post as written still stands! Cover up was probably worse .....- 8/14/2013 9:07:45 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 13, 2013 (salon) It's been raccoon week around here. Knew that something was getting into the cat food for the last few weeks, so set the trap about a week ago. Caught one raccoon that night. What's truly g.....- 8/13/2013 3:49:25 PM
War of the Worlds: Time Warner vs. CBS, vs. Showtime (pstern) In case you may live in the Twilight Zone and haven't heard... There is a battle raging for the past week pitting Time Warner Cable (TWC) against CBS and Showtime networks. It is intere.....- 8/10/2013 10:23:45 AM
Cue *Drunken Sailor* Mode-Somervell County Hospital District Ready to Spend (salon) Remember how when the people pushing this district failed to tell anyone HOW they wanted to spend the money they were wanting to fish out of your pocket? As in, were they wanting to spend even more.....- 8/9/2013 9:21:58 AM
Ol Rick Perry in the Pocket of Brookshires Grocery and Kroger and NOT for Women (salon) Rick Perry was directly lobbied by a number of entities to persuade him to veto a bill that would have allowed victims of wage discrimination to sue in state court. And he did. Kroger, Macy.....- 8/8/2013 3:34:27 PM
Truth said in one liners. (ConcernedCitizen) Have you ever heard the saying "they are busier than a cat in a litter box"? It applies to hospital district administration. Near future will reveal the TRUTH. Please  keep a clo.....- 8/8/2013 3:26:03 PM
What Actions for Glen Rose Medical Center Embezzlers? (salon) At about the same time in 2012 that Glen Rose Medical Center was making an agreement with one of their employees who had embezzled money, a couple of boys were caught breaking into houses in Somervell.....- 8/5/2013 2:40:44 PM
Laughing at Rick Perry O Day - August 5 2013-He can't help being a goober (salon) YOu do have to wonder if somebody told him wearing glasses would fool people into thinking he's smarter. Ooops - Dallas Voice referencing Wayne Slater of the DMN. If Perry looked a litt.....- 8/5/2013 11:44:27 AM
Great New Changes Coming in Texas Open Meetings and Public Records Law- 2013 (salon) From FOIFT Texas is the first state in the nation to create a new way to monitor the work and deliberations of government officials. Each government, whether it be city council, school dist.....- 8/5/2013 10:58:23 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 1 2013 (salon) Heat advisory today. It is already boiling outside. I had some things I was going to do outside today but better to be indoors. Last night I went out to do some mowinrg and even at about 7:00 the h.....- 8/1/2013 12:21:40 PM
Energy Future Holding- Will it Be the LARGEST Bankruptcy in US History? (salon) While KKR dance off to their next vulture capitalistic venture, what is going on with EFH? Update Earnings Report Second Quarter GAAP Results For the second quarter 2013, EFH repo.....- 8/1/2013 10:13:06 AM
Time to reread *Goodbye to a River*-John Graves (Glen Rose) has died (salon) NPR "The Texas Graves portrayed in Goodbye to a River and other works was the real place, plain, harsh, unforgiving and magnificent," Bryan Woolley writes in . "His work was devo.....- 7/31/2013 3:40:51 PM
Texas Special Sessions Give More Time to Special Interest Concerns (pstern) As Salon mentioned on this site, Rick Perry is demanding a 3rd Special Session.  Each of these cost taxpayers a minimum of $2 million.  It's amazing that we can't find money to fi.....- 7/31/2013 9:44:22 AM
Laughing at Rick Perry O Day - July 30 2013 (salon) Who calls special sessions? Oh, right, it's Rick Perry. Some foolish Republican wants to blame Wendy Davis for what Rick Perry does. By the way, is Rick Perry going to call a THIRD special sess.....- 7/30/2013 10:22:39 AM
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