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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) - 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
Update: Petition to dissolve hospital district is over 600 signatures July 29, 2013 (pharper) This is an update to the original post here for the petition to dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District We are OVER 600 signatures meaning we are over the 3/4 or 75% mark!! We need.....- 7/29/2013 12:37:45 PM
About the Golf Course Discussion in Somervell County (Squaw Valley Golf Course) -July 27 2013 (salon) I've wondered before why any citizen comments section would say that citizens can ONLY comment on items not on the agenda. I actually believe that attempting to enforce that type of thing (and .....- 7/27/2013 2:03:31 PM
Will the South Rise Again? (pstern) Another Civil War anyone?   Most of the "red" states have been or are fighting for a Voter Photo ID Card that will make voters in the respective states show the card in order.....- 7/27/2013 9:16:10 AM
On Glen Rose Medical Center Pouring Money Into Hood County*s Pecan Plantation -Part 1 (salon) Let's start with the premise that we fully believe here that one legally defined district cannot spend money in another legally defined district, even through a backdoor. We also believe that it m.....- 7/27/2013 10:59:46 AM
Craps has better odds! (Concernedcitizen) Videos / audios are REAL pieces of TRUTH showing hospital's inability to handle business!  I'm glad I don't run MY household like this or I couldn't afford to help YOU pay bail.....- 7/27/2013 1:33:14 AM
Remember this Hypocrisy from Mike Ford from last year? - July 9 2012 (salon) Mike Ford sounded visibly upset at the beginning of the July 9 2012 Somervell County Commissioners meeting and brought up Jerry Lee's comments from the meeting at June 22 2012. I'm guessing.....- 7/26/2013 5:44:08 PM
Does Running for a Board Require that a Person be an Expert First? (Democracy in Somervell County) (salon) Suppose you decided to run for school board tomorrow and the only qualifications you had for the position were that you have a child in school. Should the fact that you may not know about all the i.....- 7/26/2013 3:33:51 PM
About that PR Video the Somervell County Hospital Authority was Pushing Last Year (salon) Last June 22 2012, there was a joint meeting between Somervell County Commissioners Court and the Somervell County Hospital Authority (the appointed, unelected board that the county put in place). One.....- 7/26/2013 2:58:03 PM
What did David Orcutt of Lake Granbury Medical Center Say Last Year to Somervell County Commissioners? (salon) At a meeting to the Somervell County Commissioners Court on June 22 2012, listen to what invited speaker David Orcutt, former CEO of Lake Granbury Medical Center,  said about interest from CHS.....- 7/25/2013 9:52:21 PM
What about Tax Rates for the Somervell County Hospital District? (July 25 2013) (salon) I've heard that it's entirely possible that, even though the tax rate projected for the Somervell County Hospital District is 12 right now (to my knowledge the board has not yet specificall.....- 7/25/2013 5:41:58 PM
TxDOT's *pass-through* Road Projects and Lack of Oversight... (pstern) The evolution of the Texas Department of Transportation stinks like month-old fish.  The state agency does whatever it wants, with little direct oversight.  It continues to milk millions .....- 7/24/2013 9:19:24 AM
About that Embezzlement Issue with Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) One of our regular, resourceful readers found some information about the embezzling of funds from Glen Rose Medical Center about a year ago, as written up in the Glen Rose Reporter. It's of intere.....- 7/22/2013 5:27:08 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused- Dissolve Somervell County Hospital District Edition (salon) I decided the other day to put my feet where my mouth is. (Hah! that is different than putting my foot in my mouth ala baffling comments which happens sometimes) Readers may know that, while I have.....- 7/21/2013 1:10:33 PM
Abortion Laws are often stalled in the courts... (pstern)   Even though the Texas Legislature passed the "Anti-Abortion" law, it most likely will get stalled by Democrats for years.  The same is true in states where Democrats have .....- 7/21/2013 10:22:29 AM
Accident on Hwy 67 Near Chalk Mountain 7/19/2013 (Somervell County) (salon) Amanda Kimble of the Glen Rose Reporter was there- posting on Reporter Facebook page CBS11 News Ft Worth Star-Telegram says one of the families was from Bedford. NBC5-includes photo of .....- 7/19/2013 5:32:50 PM
Ponder This (Concernedcitizen) Tax free weekend before school starts---everyone loves it! BIG QUESTION-----WHY would anyone intentionally impose on themselves (as well as their family, neighbors, and friends) a TAX that coul.....- 7/19/2013 12:33:54 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 18 2013 (salon) Couple of site enhancements. I had not updated share buttons for years, did so last week, so you can share posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc. Also, after request, fixed the comment box s.....- 7/18/2013 12:38:29 PM
Is Texas a Dictatorship? (pstern) Texas appears to be little more than a Dictatorship... I am a centrist or centered Republican and I am not pro-abortion per se, but I am for right to privacy and for individual rights.&nbs.....- 7/18/2013 11:20:31 AM
Kill the [Texas] School Board of Education (pstern)  School Board members are "irked" by the new school laws approved by the legislature.   The SBOE should "irk" all Texans and should be dissolved. The Boar.....- 7/18/2013 8:53:08 AM
Here is one of AG Greg Abbott's first campaign ads for Texas Governor... (pstern) - 7/17/2013 5:54:32 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 17 2013 (salon) I did some painting on the porch yesterday. I've already done one coating in semi-gloss on the porch floor, which looks pretty good and easy to clean, decided to do the trim around the door and.....- 7/17/2013 3:52:08 PM
AG Greg Abbott is wheel-chairing for Governor (pstern) Don't know if you've been following the start of Attorney General Greg Abbott's run for Governor. Abbott gave Perry a few days after making the announcement that he will not seek re.....- 7/16/2013 12:21:35 PM
Amused about the Miniature Ark Dedication at Creation Evidence Museum (Glen Rose) (salon) We read the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper. Last week there was an article on the *Inspiration* page about a 25 foot Noah's Ark Replica dedication ceremony. (Good thing it was in *Inspiration* becau.....- 7/16/2013 9:35:46 AM
Just a Quick Site Note (salon) This may be partially because I have been under the weather for a couple of weeks and am a little cranky. I started this site because I wanted a place to talk about subjects that interest me and wh.....- 7/15/2013 11:36:51 PM
Identify Theft Story (salon) Got a couple of telephone calls from two different vendors this weekend. In both cases, a customer service person asked for additional information to confirm an order. When I looked at the caller I.....- 7/15/2013 11:09:23 PM
Saving Glen Rose! (Concernedcitizen) UPDATE -- CORRECTION (see below)...............I've been corrected!    Downtown Glen Rose is almost closed because of TAXES Let's not drive other businesses out Do.....- 7/15/2013 10:32:26 PM
What is Rick *Thug* Perry's Favorite Subject? Why, HIMSELF, of course! (salon) Look at the hilarious pic on this. “We both went to Iraq and Afghanistan four years ago,” he continued. “I was his roommate. For seven days I heard him talk about his favo.....- 7/15/2013 12:34:36 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 15 2013 (salon) Full time employees? Not so much Thank god America doesn't have a single-payer health care system, which would be a significant burden to HR consulting firms that specialize in f***** w.....- 7/15/2013 11:38:11 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 13 2013 (salon) Just heard the jury said George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Nice to know that a wanna be vigilante can stalk an innocent kid and kill him in Florida so I can make sure nev.....- 7/13/2013 10:07:38 PM
Dewhurst Apparently Thinks No One Could See Him Working the Senate (salon) I love the time we're living in now when I can sit in my living room on the couch with my IPAD open to stream the Texas Legislature session as it's happening. Could I watch it on teevee? No.....- 7/14/2013 9:10:42 AM
Heard a Ridiculous Argument Against Dissolving the Hospital District today- Cost of Changing Info (salon) Heard that someone is running around telling people that it will cost some money to transfer over the district stuff back to the county. This is apparently as a reason to discourage people from wantin.....- 7/13/2013 2:46:17 PM
re: Abortion bill demands (pstern) Most importantly, it's a women's rights issue --- NOT for government interference and control.   I see no problem if the government wants to put effort into educating .....- 7/12/2013 3:35:32 PM
Unrestricted Diversion of Tax Dollars (pstern) In Texas, Legislators love to divert tax dollars from one fund to others.   Currently they are considering moving one-third of the sales taxes provided to DPS now to TxDOT. For once i.....- 7/11/2013 8:24:15 PM
What is the criteria for getting a tax abatement in Glen Rose? (salon) One company has asked for and is apparently getting the benefit of corporate welfare, also known as bribing a company to come to a location to bring in jobs. Does this mean every business in Somerv.....- 7/11/2013 2:19:47 PM
TX Secretary of State Shows Roger E Marks Foundation is INACTIVE (July 11 2013) (salon) Puzzle Of the Day From a search today on the Texas Secretary of State website (July 11 2013)-Notice that the status of the Dr Roger E Marks Foundation  is inactive. Reason why? Ta.....- 7/11/2013 12:17:32 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 11 2013 (salon) I'm having a week where I'm flat out tired of being sick. I got sick with a cold over a week ago, and then got a major toothache. Yesterday half of my day was spent sleeping while taking bo.....- 7/11/2013 9:22:54 AM
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