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Somervell County Hospital Authority Audit for 2012 (salon) - 7/11/2013 8:33:13 AM
State Department Admits It Doesn't Know Keystone XL's Exact Route (humanbeing) From desmogblog.com: The State Department's decision to hand over control to the oil industry to evaluate its own environmental performance on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline ha.....- 7/10/2013 6:55:00 PM
Ladies of a feather flock together: Milla Perry Jones, Patricia Dewhurst and Cecilia Abbott (pstern) The sister and 2 wives of the top 3 officials in Texas... Another coincidence?   taken from the site of the Advisory Council, the Texas Conference for Women 2013: Milla P.....- 7/10/2013 8:41:57 AM
Texas Abortion Bill Targets Low-Income, Rural Women (humanbeing) From Huffington Post: "Last month, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' marathon filibuster headed off a bill that would dramatically reduce abortion access in the state, but now Davis thi.....- 7/9/2013 9:15:25 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 9 2013-Texas Legislature Abortion Edition (salon) How many abortions in Texas were from women in Somervell County? SOMERVELL COUNTY, 2006-2010 Number of Abortions: 54 Female Population: 7,.....- 7/9/2013 11:14:46 AM
Pro-Choicer Cut Off For Expressing Her Opinion at the Mike (July 8 2013) (salon) I had posed this on another post but wanted to put this all by itself. I was watching the live stream of the Texas Senate at the time, and after this young woman was dragged out of the room, you co.....- 7/9/2013 10:40:47 AM
Perry's leaving is a catalyst for big changes... (pstern) There are going to be a lot of changes in the Texas political climate when Perry actually steps down.  The domino effect of him leaving is occurring right now.  By tomorrow Greg Abbott wi.....- 7/8/2013 2:43:55 PM
What Sigh Of Relief do I Hear? Rick Perry not running for governor again (salon) Frankly, although I'm SO glad he's finally going to quit being the Pay to Play Ho here in Texas, I have a feeling he still might run for President. If so, he didn't mention it today and.....- 7/8/2013 1:44:50 PM
Texas Woman That are Pro-Choice-CAn You Get to Austin Tomorrow? (July 8 2013) (salon) I'm myself under the weather or I would probably make the long drive down there. Anyway, Rick *Thug* Perry, who continues to talk about women who are against his abortion bills, calling them &q.....- 7/7/2013 12:53:35 PM
Whaddaya Know!Rick Perry's Sister Works for United Surgical Partners (salon) From Texas Politics One of the controversial tenets of the abortion restriction bill would require all abortions to be performed in ambulatory surgical centers, which are a distinct type of.....- 7/7/2013 9:37:47 AM
Update: Petition to dissolve hospital district is nearing 500 signatures July 5 2013 (pharper) This is an update to the original post here for the petition to dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District I know folks have been asking so I wanted to pass along some numbers. We nee.....- 7/6/2013 1:02:19 PM
'Perry Should Apologize to Wendy Davis' (pstern) - 7/5/2013 9:42:10 AM
Extremist Politics Alive and Doing Well in Texas... (pstern) The Texas Anti-Abortion bill will be passed soon.   Along with the ridiculous Voter ID Law, Texas is now back in the Dark Ages.  So, welcome back to the 1950’s!   See.....- 7/4/2013 8:48:01 AM
IF Thug Perry Chooses To Run, Ted Cruz and the Nuge May Be His Competition (salon) Hah. Read this about Ted Cruz. With Texas Republicans, Cruz is the runaway choice and they don't WANT Rick Perry to run again. A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that just 18 perc.....- 7/3/2013 9:48:14 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 3 2013 (salon) Mansplaining -which happens to be my favorite word of the month Republicans who want to write bigotry into the constitution Student's questioning violated the 4th amendment. About an EI.....- 7/3/2013 12:47:10 PM
Abortion Bill Initially Approved (pstern) No surprise here. From the Austin Statesman: Voting 8-3 along party lines, the House State Affairs Committee approved sweeping abortion regulations early Wednesday morning, setting up a.....- 7/3/2013 7:34:47 AM
How Many Times Did Glen Rose Medical Center Ask for Shortfall Money (2010-2013)? (salon) From Brian Watts at the Somervell County auditor's office. Be sure to subtract the other vendors, such as State Comptroller or PSM Consultants to get a total number on how much taxpayers sp.....- 7/2/2013 12:02:41 PM
Open Records Frustration-Poorly Indexed Digital Files Versus Paper (2013) (salon) I have quite often gone to the Somervell County clerk's office in the past to look through archived paper documents. I was lucky, I guess, that the clerk knew where the boxes were in the back, .....- 7/2/2013 11:20:26 AM
Texas Women Out in Force Today in Austin (and more on David Dewhurst foolishness) (salon) Sea of Orange for Stand with Texas Women. On David Dewhurst. The other day he called the TEXANS who protested in the Capital Gallery an ugly mob. One of his cohorts called these TEXANS &qu.....- 7/1/2013 2:34:18 PM
re: Central Texas traffic is a disaster (pstern)   Central Texas roadways need to be dealt with more intelligently. Bottlenecks on main roads are horrific and could be resolved easily if Austin, TxDOT and Department of Public Safety real.....- 7/1/2013 6:53:43 AM
Wendy Davis channels anger of millions as new Texas makes itself heard (humanbeing) From The Guardian: The dramatic events of Tuesday night brought to the surface tensions that had been building for years – in an increasingly diverse Texas where white Republican men still ca.....- 6/30/2013 9:23:19 PM
LOVE IT! Patriotic Somervell Citizen Out getting Signatures on the Dissolve Hospital District Petition (salon) Got sent these pics, Our Democracy at Work! You go, makes me proud to be an American! Update: Heard from the person who spent time doing this. When she was first setting up, a man drove by, sto.....- 6/29/2013 8:55:18 PM
And Three-Two-One-How Long Before Rick Perry Asks for Federal Govt Handout? (Drought) (salon) We remember during that long awful summer a couple of years ago where it was hot and dry and seemed like it would never end, that Rick Perry decided to tell Texans that God was the answer to ending.....- 6/29/2013 12:07:22 PM
Who Votes in Texas? Lowest Voting Turnout in the Country (2013) (salon) I was reading Brains and Eggs post about mansplaining. I don't know where I have been the past few years but I only heard this term the last couple of days in reference to Rick Perry's outr.....- 6/29/2013 11:52:26 AM
About those 14.4 Million (plus interest) Certificates of Obligation Paid by Somervell County (salon) Just putting this up here for now, makes some interesting reading. Looks to me that at end of May 2013, the Somervell County Commissioners Court asked an attorney who owed the money for that 1.....- 6/28/2013 8:15:44 PM
The Saga of Open Records Request re: Settle Up Money for Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) Somervell County residents already know that they, despite money budgeted each year for specific amounts, were also kicking in extra money if GRMC ran short of funds. This included subsidizing the doc.....- 6/28/2013 6:36:47 PM
The Authoritarian Seduction by Mike Lofgren, Truthout.org (humanbeing) "The sleep of reason breeds monsters." -Francisco Goya The Gallup organization has released yet another dog-bites-man opinion poll which found that Americans' confidence in Cong.....- 6/28/2013 2:12:41 PM
Rick Perry-Small Words from a Small Man (salon) I was disgusted when I heard Rick Perry make his comments about the citizens who were at the Capitol when the Republicans, under Rick Perry, were trying to push through SB5. Most particularly, I de.....- 6/28/2013 12:53:02 PM
Senate approves horrible immigration bill (pstern) Very bad move. We will be bombarded by 30 million immigrants who get lifetime visas and will compete with already limited jobs for Americans. Very bad move. We need to deal with Amer.....- 6/27/2013 10:10:35 PM
Where is the real David Dewhurst hiding? (pstern) Dewhurst used to be such a nice, quiet gentleman when he first became Lt. Gov. In fact, he cared about the people in this state and even stood up a little to Rick Perry and then Speaker Tom Craddic.....- 6/27/2013 9:01:28 PM
re: the 'honorable' Rick Perry... (pstern)     Perry is not only outrageously funny, he also is a hypocrite with his "right to life" platform.  He and the State are going to kill a woman, which woul.....- 6/27/2013 11:55:16 AM
High court throws out Texas voter ID ruling (pstern) Interesting stuff!  Ya gotta wonder in what century most of the Supreme Court Judges are living in.   WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out lower cour.....- 6/27/2013 10:27:57 AM
Thug Woman-Hating Rick Perry Calls Expensive Second Session - Abortion On Agenda (salon) This time around, Rick Perry isn't sneaking it onto the agenda, hoping no one notices. In case Rick Perry tries to go national again, women, keep in mind how little respect he has for women.....- 6/26/2013 4:30:22 PM
***Perry calls for 2nd Special Session to start July 1*** (pstern) Perry the Putz has no problem spending our tax dollars on his special whims.  Each Special Session costs taxpayers $3 to $4 million. Perry wants the Abortion Bill passed to add clout to hi.....- 6/26/2013 4:25:31 PM
Making a Dog Awning Today (salon) I'll put up some pics after I get it done, which might be tomorrow if I run out of the right size fittings.  I went yesterday to the hardware store and got some 1 inch PVC pipe, some t-connec.....- 6/26/2013 1:15:14 PM
SCOTUS Dismisses CA Prop 8 Appeal-Same Sex Couples in CA Can Legally Marry (salon) Political Ticker From Buzzfeed Here is the ruling For there to be such a case or controversy, it is not enough that the party invoking the power of the court have a keen inter.....- 6/26/2013 9:43:23 AM
Supreme Court STRIKES DOWN Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (salon) Here's the ruling (PDF) From Yahoo News The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The court i.....- 6/26/2013 9:37:43 AM
Endless Extremist Leadership (pstern)   Why aren't people sick of this?   I'm a centrist Republican (centered on most issues) and it burns me up how the Repugs will fight for THEIR agenda items withou.....- 6/25/2013 2:37:55 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 25, 2013- Alito*s Eye Roll Edition (salon) Proving that Supreme Court Justices are subject to the same lack of respect Congress gets when one of the treats a fellow justice this way. The Rick Perry Question-does anybody nationally REALL.....- 6/26/2013 10:44:57 AM
Texas Senator Wendy Davis-Filibuster is over-SB5 DID NOT PASS!!!!!! (salon) Update: Well, that was the latest I have stayed up in quite a while. Turns out that the vote was actually taken after midnight AND THEN SOMEBODY WENT IN AND CHANGED THE Record Vote page at Texas Le.....- 6/24/2013 10:42:26 PM
Watched the TXLege online last night-had to laugh at Jodie Laubenberg (Parker, TX) (salon) Jodie Laubenburg is the sponsor of the bill to circumscribe women's health choices re: legal abortion. If you get a chance to go watch video of this woman actually speaking, you'll see that.....- 6/24/2013 1:32:46 PM
Rick Perry visits the Big Apple... (pstern) Ricky Perry, the Texas Governor, is in New York City telling New Yorkers to "Come on down" to Texas because it's such a great place to live and do business.   The ma.....- 6/24/2013 11:59:39 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 23 2013 (salon) I notice on the Somervell County Hospital District agenda for June 25th2013  that they have VIII. Consider and, if necessary, approve preliminary tax rate IX Consider and if nece.....- 6/23/2013 12:53:00 PM
Rick Perry Hypocrisy O Day- Bureaucrats Telling You What To Do Edition (salon) Rick Perry is trying to get people from NY to come on down to Texas. Before Gov. Rick Perry took off for New York in hopes of luring businesses to Texas, he previewed his pitch in a radio a.....- 6/23/2013 11:49:56 AM
How Will J D Sheffield (TX Dist 59) Vote on HB60? SHAME ON HIM-He voted YES (salon) Regardless of what a person's personal convictions are, abortion is legal in this country. Attempts by Republicans to circumscribe the manner in which an adult woman can make decisions that should.....- 6/23/2013 10:39:51 AM
Wait Up! Is the Somervell County Hospital District ALREADY VIOLATING the Texas Open Meetings Act? (salon) I was looking awhile ago for the agenda for the next meeting of the Somervell County Hospital District. Per the Texas Open Meetings Act, the agenda is supposed to be on their publicly available web.....- 6/22/2013 5:41:29 PM
One more thing about Texas Hospital Districts where you cannot have 2 districts in ONE space (salon) This is from the Texas Statutes Section 286.029 Sec. 286.029.  OVERLAPPING DISTRICTS. (a) If the territory in one or more districts overlaps, the commissioners court of the c.....- 6/22/2013 2:09:46 PM
Audio from Somervell County Hospital District Canvas-May 2013-Unintentionally Funny (salon) This is an edit callout clip from the Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting May 20 2013 (HT to AK) http://salon.glenrose.net/audio/Track5070canvass2.mp3 Here's the link to the di.....- 6/22/2013 1:59:48 PM
Chapter Closed for Joelle Ogletree- Doing Well Despite Glen Rose ISD (salon) Last night I had the great pleasure of attending a party in which Joelle Ogletree ceremoniously destroyed papers relating to the case in which she was wrongfully accused of sex with students. As most .....- 6/22/2013 11:53:47 AM
Saving golf course and hospital---making money at same time (Concernedcitizen) Somervell County is rich (in potential).  Management and enjoying such can be accomplished in a simple manner.  It's like a steak you buy.  It is bought and paid for.  Don&#.....- 6/21/2013 11:10:06 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 6/20/2013- Don't Call Me *Honey* Edition (salon) A local doctor called the house to talk to my better half re an ad in the newspaper (not my ad, I have nothing to do with that ad). As long as he called, while taking a message, I asked him about a.....- 6/20/2013 2:54:14 PM
Redistricting is an endless loop (pstern) re:  the redistricting beat goes on... and on...   The redistricting issue makes its appearance before the courts again.   Why don't Texans just close down t.....- 6/19/2013 10:08:15 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 17 2013 (salon) Poor Ole *Oops* Perry seems to be wanting to channel George Bush Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a bit of an “oops” moment today when he mistakenly referred to the administration&rsqu.....- 6/17/2013 11:37:50 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused -Commercials Edition (salon) Commercials I despise. The ones where the smart aleck kids talk about "Back in My Day" when they're, like, 10 years old, lecturing some younger children. These are the same fa.....- 6/17/2013 10:47:56 AM
Rick *Ooops* Perry is the Grand Poohbah Hypocrite! Handouts for Texas Edition (salon) We've already said how Rick Perry loves to rail against taking government money while secretly holding out his hand for it. I think he counts on people's short attention spans not to notice.....- 6/17/2013 10:22:55 AM
Great Editorial by the Glen Rose Reporter on the Hospital Debt Money (salon) Apparently the newest baloney tactic to tout the new hospital district is that somehow taxpayers don't pay for that honking 14.4 million buck certificate of obligation (plus interest) because the .....- 6/15/2013 12:23:52 PM
Rick Perry burning women! (pstern) The King of Texas rides again!   Those in the know believe Governor Rick Perry is going to veto the fair pay bill for women.     Perry must really hate women.....- 6/14/2013 4:20:50 PM
Perry beefing-up his own importance... (pstern) Perry just focused on fetuses and anti-abortion for his wealthy benefactors     Too focused on fetuses and in beefing up his own importance... Does Texas Governor [and soon to.....- 6/11/2013 7:51:14 PM
On Whistleblowers and Government Threats of Investigation by Glenn Greenwald (humanbeing) From Common Dreams by Glenn Greenwald: "We followed Wednesday's story about the NSA's bulk telephone record-gathering with one yesterday about the agency's direct access to the servers of the world.....- 6/8/2013 7:04:12 PM
How Much Does GRMC Spend at Pecan Plantation Using Somervell County Taxpayer Money? (salon) I have wondered for quite a while why Somervell County taxpayers are footing the bill for gated community Pecan Plantation's Pecan Family Medical Center. When Glen Rose Medical Center was a privat.....- 6/8/2013 11:46:06 AM
Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily (humanbeing) From Huffington Post: The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top.....- 6/5/2013 11:06:29 PM
'Kerry says US will sign UN treaty on arms regulation despite lawmaker opposition' (pstern) - 6/4/2013 8:07:50 AM
Journalistic Overreach- Part 2- Journalism Ethics Taught Here? (salon) Here was part 1. I complained about the 2 journalism instructors who are associated with the Bosque County blog Glen Rose Current. My complaint is on file with Tarleton, although this is not an academ.....- 6/3/2013 4:25:25 PM
Gabe's added as location for Petition participation! (pharper) I received a phone call this morning from a volunteer who said he was on his way to Gabe's and said they had asked that we add them to the list of businesses that are helping ditribute the peti.....- 6/3/2013 9:32:57 AM
Perry is a legend in his own mind (pstern) Governor Rick Perry: the phony legend continues...   Despite what he and others say, Texas Governor Rick Perry has had little or nothing to do with the state of the Texas ec.....- 6/2/2013 10:28:05 AM
Texas Special Session not so special! (pstern) Confusion abounds re: special session on redistricting...     Why should this year be any different?  Once again the great "leader" of Texas has [not].....- 6/1/2013 10:36:01 AM
Journalistic Overreach (salon) I was quite surprised to see that another local blog, one from Bosque County, Glen Rose Current,  had decided to discuss something I said on this blog but without attributing it to "Salon&qu.....- 5/30/2013 11:46:29 AM
Perry still the *Flim-Flam Man* (pstern) Wanna buy some ‘snake oil’ from Texas Gov. Rick Perry?   Perry is still trying to get businesses and wealthy folks to move to Texas and to listen to him, everything is.....- 5/28/2013 4:36:44 PM
Glen Rose ISD- Tests For Thee But Not For Me (May 2013) (salon) The Texas Lege passed a bill, HB 2824, otherwise known as The High Performance Schools Consortium bill,  this week that essentially lets some hand-picked school districts opt out of the accoun.....- 5/28/2013 12:15:41 PM
Why was Charley Thomas So Concerned about Being Called a Turncoat? (salon) I had actually forgotten about how hard Mr Thomas worked to expose the financial mismanagement of Glen Rose Medical Center several years ago. He had attempted to get records from Somervell County a.....- 5/28/2013 11:05:35 AM
Gov. Rick Perry calls for special session on Redistricting... (pstern) Now where have I heard that before???     Perry smells like week-old road kill calling for a special session on redistricting.  Redistricting maps are to be dra.....- 5/27/2013 8:05:01 PM
Rick *Ooops* Perry doesn't want you to know who's buying him (salon) http://www.texastribune.org/2013/05/27/lawmaker-transparency-bills-got-little-traction/?utm_source=feedly Gov. Rick Perry hammered the nail into the coffin with his veto of Senate Bill 346,.....- 5/27/2013 12:00:24 PM
The Petition to Dissolve the Somervell County Hospital District is here!! (pharper) Update November 2, 2013 we have 851 Update October 21, 2013 we only need 4 more! Update August 25, 2013 we have over 700 Update July 29, 2013 we have over 600 Update July 5, 2013 on progre.....- 5/23/2013 10:58:06 AM
Drug testing for unemployed? (pstern) Drug testing for unemployment benefits?   Legislators often want some crazy stuff.  They are pushing a bill that would legalize drug testing for anyone who applies for unempl.....- 5/22/2013 4:23:58 PM
WILDLIFE JOURNAL (humanbeing) Nature is brutal. But judging by the calm beauty of this evening tonight, I wouldn't have any idea of this. After all, the wind has abated, a bit of rain has refreshed my tiny property, for a m.....- 5/21/2013 9:36:40 PM
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