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Greenhouse Emissions, Texas and the EPA (humanbeing) WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will seize authority from Texas to regulate major emitters of greenhouse gases because Gov. Rick Perry and state regulat.....- 12/24/2010 9:05:06 AM
The Health Bill for First Responders, 9/11 (humanbeing) America should feel ashamed right about now. This week, nine years after 9/11, our illustrious Congress finally made a deal to pass a bill funding heath care benefits for those dedicated people, th.....- 12/23/2010 7:09:46 PM
Lessons I've Learned About Politics - December 23 2010 (salon) I spent most of my life unconcerned with voting or politics. I've pretty much voted in all major elections, skipped the local ones (until the last 4 or 5 years) and never found much that power .....- 12/23/2010 1:37:45 PM
Wonderful! Photos from 2010 (salon) - 12/23/2010 10:54:06 AM
Fracting in North Texas (humanbeing) "The attorney for both the Harris family and Ms. Mitchell recently stated: "The full scope of ground water contamination in the Barnett Shale will not be known for some time, however it a.....- 12/23/2010 7:42:14 AM
Hilarious Photos-Santa or Serial Killer? (salon) - 12/22/2010 10:51:40 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority dba Glen Rose Medical Cener Dec 23 2010 (salon) Somervell County Hospital Authority d/b/a Glen Rose Medical Center Meeting of Board of Directors December 23, 2010 Community Room Glen Rose Medical Center 07:30 am I. Ca.....- 12/22/2010 2:27:25 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 22 2010 (salon) Taking a short break between projects, still on track to having all the 2010 stuff DONE by the end of this year. I have a ton of papers to sort today and still making candy this week. Going to try .....- 12/22/2010 2:30:39 PM
New arrests posted (enadaze) - 12/20/2010 1:46:24 PM
The Zombies Win (humanbeing) "When historians look back at 2008-10, what will puzzle them most, I believe, is the strange triumph of failed ideas. Free-market fundamentalists have been wrong about everything — yet t.....- 12/20/2010 10:14:21 AM
Playing For Change Around the World (humanbeing) - 12/19/2010 10:15:53 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 19 2010 (salon) Went to a holiday party yesterday, had a great time. Was hub's company dinner, at a place that I also used to work at, although I didn't know anyone at the dinner. I do enjoy meeting people.....- 12/19/2010 10:33:56 AM
Video-Neil Young Covers *Whip My Hair* -heh. (salon) - 12/19/2010 8:29:32 AM
2011 Stock Show and Rodeo (silenceisgolden) I'm a proud parent of a Glen Rose High School Senior.  Her name is Ashley Thompson and she entered the 2011 Star-Telegram Art Contest for the Stock Show & Rodeo.  I got word last .....- 12/19/2010 8:39:08 AM
Happy Holidays! Where'd the *War on Christmas* Come From, Anyway? (salon) Oh, that's right. Started with the Puritans. There was only one successful “war on Christmas” in America’s history.  It was a war fought by a group of people who .....- 12/18/2010 9:36:48 AM
...In a Ghastly Sort of Way (humanbeing) LONDON — After nine months of tests, researchers in France have identified the head of France's King Henry IV, who was assassinated in 1610 at the age of 57. The scientific tests.....- 12/17/2010 6:38:14 PM
The Promise of Christmas Free Event (enadaze) Apparently this is the last weekend for this christmas program put on by the producers of The Promise.  Somehow I was not aware of this until I saw a link from one of my Facebook friends. .....- 12/17/2010 1:19:55 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 17 2010 (salon) Light posting for the next couple of weeks as I go for finishing up 2010 projects, and generally relax. Except for a few more video clips I intend to post, just to call out a point. Otherwise, it&#.....- 12/17/2010 11:41:36 AM
Murder in Hood County? (enadaze) As I was reviewing the weekely jail activity report I noticed that he are now the proud babysitters of a female inmate from Hood County being held on a bench warrant for the charge of Murder. .....- 12/17/2010 9:57:18 AM
Agenda for GRISD School Board Meeting Dec 16 2010 (salon) Link to site Notice of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees Glen Rose Independent School District A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Glen Rose Independent School District will.....- 12/16/2010 2:00:58 PM
Remember When the Glen Rose Post Office Collection Box Was Broken Into? Fort Worth Man gets 15 Years in Slammer (salon) FW Star-Telegram A Fort Worth man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday for stealing mail from post office collection boxes in order to produce counterfeit checks and IDs......- 12/16/2010 8:51:54 AM
The Crying Game by Gail Collins, NYT (humanbeing) "We’ve had to adjust to so many strange developments lately. I’m sure we’ll get used to having a speaker of the House who weeps a lot. That would be John Boehner, the new.....- 12/16/2010 8:47:25 AM
Smack! Govt DOES Have to Get Warrants To Obtain Cell Site Information on Telephone Customers (salon) Remember how yesterday FINALLY an appeals court said that the goverment cannot spy on American's emails without getting a warrant? Because, um, otherwise, it violates the 4th amendment? ALS.....- 12/16/2010 8:35:34 AM
What Ensures that An Events Coordinator Getting Paid a Chamber Bonus Would Treat All Comers Fairly? (salon) One of the issues I have with an events coordinator using 4b tax money and paid BY the Chamber is intensified with the knowledge that that person would receive bonuses paid by the Chamber, unless the .....- 12/15/2010 7:34:52 PM
Agenda for Addendum Meeting of Somervell County Commissioners Court Dec 17 2010 (salon) Thank you, Pat S! ************** NOTICE OF ADDENDUM COMMISSIONERS’ COURT OF SOMERVELL COUNTY TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:   PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.....- 12/15/2010 10:37:29 AM
The Land of Dinosaurs 80 Thousand Dollar Investment Without a Contract-Status of Open Records Request (salon) First up, video from the other night when Tom Osborn asked Darrell Best about the $80,000 investment that GREDC/4b did for Land of the Dinosaurs LLC that has no contract, but for which the 4b received.....- 12/15/2010 10:16:00 AM
Hah! Your Email is PRIVATE and requires a search warrant to be read by police (Dec 2010) (salon) Unreasonable search and seizure.. violation of the 4th amendment. What's interesting about this federal appeals court decision is that it strikes down part of a law that has been around since 1.....- 12/15/2010 9:28:55 AM
Video-Darrell Best of GREDC told City of Glen Rose They didn't have to vote on Events Coordinator (salon) UPDATED because there is a loophole for certain types of expenses that do not have to be projects, thus have ZERO public input, but still have to be associated with projects. I wrote a letter to the e.....- 12/14/2010 3:13:24 PM
Video-Glen Rose Animal Control Tammy -Rebuttal to Mike Jones-City of Glen Rose (salon) - 12/14/2010 6:41:50 PM
Video-Somervell County Fire Department Introduces New Members to City Council (salon) - 12/14/2010 11:10:16 AM
Video-Bids Before the Horse-Oakdale Swimming Pool Bids Without Newspaper Advertising? (salon) - 12/14/2010 7:16:32 AM
The Texas Railroad Commission and What Texans Pay for Natural Gas (humanbeing) From The Texas Observer: The Texas Railroad Commission, if it's familiar to the public at all, is known mostly for its promotion of the Texas oil and gas industry. But the commission also p.....- 12/13/2010 9:58:53 PM
Heh. Make A Wish Foundation Nor the Little Girl/Family Knew Jerry Jacene Was Coming to Glen Rose (salon) At least he got a free hotel room while he was here! More on Jacene from earlier detailing his financial troubles, the money he owes and judgments against him. via Matthew Lane of Kingsport.....- 12/13/2010 3:23:30 PM
Video-Duelling Auditors-City vs 4B On Whether City Owes Money BACK to GREDC/4b (salon) Last week the auditor that GREDC hired to look at finances gave her presentation before the 4b committee. Here's what the auditor said about how $172 thousand should be considered a receivable TO .....- 12/13/2010 2:57:13 PM
Video- About Those White Cabins at Oakdale (salon) - 12/13/2010 1:49:54 PM
Jerry Jacene Planning to Come to Glen Rose With His Hands Out for Money (Dec 2010) (salon) Wow! I just saw the rest of the article that was on the Kingsport, TN site about Jerry Jacene. You know, Jacene. The one who wandered behind the Comfort Inn on HWY 67 and saw, although he definitely w.....- 12/13/2010 12:31:11 PM
Another Plan for Oakdale Park-This One by Gary Ivey, New Park Manager (Audio/Pics) (salon) I have quite a bit I want to emphasize about the City of Glen Rose meeting that happened this last Saturday, but will start with audio and a picture of the new plan. I'm also going to put in th.....- 12/13/2010 11:24:51 AM
Audio City of Glen Rose Preservation Board Dec 11 2010 (salon) Here was the agenda Listen here or right click to download P.S. Why wasn't the preservation board invited to the City Council meeting that was being held at the exact same time, wh.....- 12/13/2010 10:22:15 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 13 2010 (salon) I have a ton of video to process, very interesting meeting on Saturday of City Council. Glen Rose also having a meeting tonight. COLD this morning, eh? The origins of Santa Claus via The Wi.....- 12/13/2010 10:09:31 AM
Comanche Peak is 5th on Loan Guarantee (Corporate Welfare) List (December 2010) (salon) Article in the Dallas Morning News explores the options Luminant has about those 2 extra reactors. Seems that because Luminant is using an untested, untried reactor, it would take longer to get app.....- 12/12/2010 11:35:10 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 12 2010 (salon) Fixed an annoying problem with the webpage that caused it to load more slowly. Google adsense ads, for some reason, hold up the rest of the page loading until after they get their data. It was part.....- 12/12/2010 9:33:16 AM
Pastel Painting Workshop by Dina Gregory At Barnard's Mill (mdrake) Barnards Mill One Day Pastel Workshop                   Instructor: Dina Gregory     .....- 12/11/2010 1:26:04 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Session Dec 17 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million ****************** COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE T.....- 12/10/2010 10:51:06 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioners Court Dec 13, 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million! ************ COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MEETING OF REGULAR SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS .....- 12/10/2010 9:56:23 AM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Preservation Board Dec 11 2010 (salon) from door ************** City of Glen Rose Preservation Board Notice of Called Meeting Saturday, December 11, 2010 Town Hall 8:30 AM The City of Glen Rose Preservation board.....- 12/10/2010 8:24:59 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 10 2010 (salon) Reading an interesting book about political cartoons called "The Ungentlemanly Art", which not only has the history of satirical cartoons in this country but lots of example. Great readin.....- 12/10/2010 8:59:37 AM
Cartoon O Day- Once Upon a Time- 4b/Chamber/Events Coordinator (salon) References below. References. At what public meeting with what vote did the city ask the Chamber to take over scheduling for Beck Field? conflict of interest aside, is it even legal for 4.....- 12/9/2010 3:28:47 PM
At What Public Meeting Did the City Ask the Chamber To Take Over Scheduling Beck Field? (salon) Letter from the Chamber regarding this, see last paragraph Tournaments The City of Glen Rose inherited the agreement before the School District and the Glen Rose Youth Baseball Associ.....- 12/9/2010 11:47:20 AM
Less alcohol related arrests last week... (enadaze) It appears that the amount of alcohol related arrests have reduced significantly this past week.  This is surprising to me because of all of the activity this past weekend.  Plus, I was t.....- 12/9/2010 11:43:36 AM
Video-Margaret Drake on Walking and Equestrian Trails in Somervell County (salon) Margaret, who worked tirelessly to get the Riverwalk done, also recently got a National Park Service grant approved for our county. That grant is for studying the feasibility of county wide walking.....- 12/9/2010 8:22:49 AM
Isn't this what America is all about? We're all immigrants in this country, aren't we? (humanbeing) A controversial bill that would provide a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants cleared the House on Wednesday, but now faces a daunting test in the Senate. .....- 12/8/2010 9:18:46 PM
Is it Even LEGAL for GREDC/4b To Use Funds for a Chamber-Run Events Coordinator? (salon) Other factors aside, such as whether it's appropriate for Darrell Best, as president of GREDC to be pushing using 4b funds to hire an events coordinator whose boss is the chamber board when he is .....- 12/8/2010 7:59:27 PM
Video-Events Coordinator Would get paid Bonuses by the Chamber of Commerce (salon) which raises some question of fairness to other entities that may want to book the same locations and times.As you will see on the video below, Sue Oldenburg raised the quesiton of exactly how and fro.....- 12/8/2010 4:22:58 PM
Video-Events Coordinator would Report to the Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce Board (salon) - 12/8/2010 4:20:34 PM
Video-What is Procedure for Events Coordinator and Non-Chamber-Related Entities? (salon) - 12/8/2010 4:17:16 PM
Video- How Many Festivals and Events Would a Possible Events Coordinator Have to Book? (salon) from the GREDC Dec 6 2010. Here's what I would want to know, what is the bottom line of what someone has to do, at a minimum, before that person would be fired. I also don't really understa.....- 12/8/2010 3:43:31 PM
Video-Why Would Bounce Houses Be Paid from Proposed Event Coordinator's Salary? (salon) from GREDC/4b meeting Dec 6 2010 In a conversation that I will more fully clip later on today, Darrell Best said that a portion of the proposed Events Coordinator salary, which would be paid FROM 4.....- 12/8/2010 11:44:48 AM
Why Isn't the Possible Events Coordinator Position Part of the CVB or City? Not the *Private* Chamber of Commerce? (salon) I don't disagree that the position of an events coordinator is a good idea. There certainly are a lot of venues around town and the county, and multiple people who book them, and being able to .....- 12/8/2010 2:59:42 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 8 2010 (salon) I LOVE this. In El Paso, they passed a law that drivers MUST move over for cyclists and pedestrians. I'm going to be putting up a video of Margaret Drake talking about potential trails in Somer.....- 12/8/2010 10:45:44 AM
Why Are Modern Day Christianists-through Bully Tactics-Tying Commercialism and Shopping to Christmas? (salon) I've been bemused for the last couple of years while reading about "The War on Christmas". I have no idea what that even means, but I have seen where if you say "Happy Holidays&q.....- 12/8/2010 9:21:26 AM
Video-Certified Retirement Community in Texas -from GREDC Dec 6 2010 (salon) - 12/8/2010 9:41:42 AM
Video- 429 THOUSAND bucks for a Bridge Across the Paluxy - GREDC Dec 6 2010 (salon) From Freese and Nichols presentation at the GREDC meeting Dec 6 2010. Video Part 1 Watch and listen in particular about how the Paluxy would have to be dredged out for hundreds of feet, inc.....- 12/8/2010 11:16:03 AM
Audio- Glen Rose Economic Development (GREDC/4b) Meeting for December 6 2010 (salon) - 12/7/2010 7:28:43 PM
Video-Selected from Audit Presentation at the GREDC/4b Meeting Dec 6 2010 (salon) Audio here. What was the cash balance? Listing of all the checks that have been paid out. Riverwalk Reiumbursement What are the unspendables? What about that money that.....- 12/7/2010 6:56:54 PM
Quick Mention of Organic Produce Coop Here in Somervell County (salon) A friend of mine asked if I would mind getting her share of veggies and fruits today, and she thought it would be a great way for me to see for myself the value of the coop arrangement. Yes, I agre.....- 12/7/2010 5:14:03 PM
Is GREDC *Investing* in Land of the Dinosaurs Or Does LOD Have to Pay it Back? (Promissory Note) -UPDATED (salon) Last night at the Glen Rose Economic Developmennt Corporation board meeting, the company that GREDC contracted with to do an audit discussed the $80,000 that GREDC had given to Land of the Dinosaurs L.....- 12/7/2010 5:15:14 PM
Photos From Fossil Rim's Dream Day 2010 (salon) - 12/7/2010 11:45:41 AM
no comments about trails? (mdrake) I haven't found any comments whatsoever about the Reporter article that appeared in the Nov. 24 edition of the paper. Am I the only one out there that is interested in creating a network of wal.....- 12/7/2010 8:39:48 AM
Hey, Everybody, I just got my annual 'raise'! (humanbeing) I just had my annual 'eval' and raise. My hourly rate has jumped from $25.948570 per hour to $26.727071 (and yes, my employer draws this out to six decimals). That's an increase of 0.77.....- 12/6/2010 10:52:55 PM
Darrell Best of GREDC Orders 4B Board Member to Hide Meeting Documents from Citizen (salon) During the GREDC/4b meeting tonight, the auditor that the board hired presented some information about how funds were being spent. She mentioned that the Land of the Dinosaurs $80,000 is considered a .....- 12/6/2010 8:40:24 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 6 2010 (salon) A few of the items that caught my eye today, between working on projects. ARen't these the cutest tiny houses you have ever seen? All made from salvage. Some on the State Republican Ex.....- 12/6/2010 5:25:22 PM
Agenda for Special Meeting City of Glen Rose Dec 11 2010 (salon) thank you, Peggy B! ************** NOTICE OF SPECIAL  MEETING CITY COUNCIL  OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE December 11, 2010 –9:00 AM TOWN HALL   &nbs.....- 12/6/2010 3:49:33 PM
Cutting the Deficit: Sacrificing Workers to Save the Rich (humanbeing) There are many reasonable solutions to solving our financial problems but no political will to do so. Protecting only the very wealthy is the only agenda in our government these days. From James Pe.....- 12/6/2010 11:22:05 AM
Video of Holiday Twilight Parade Dec 4 2010 Glen Rose (salon) - 12/6/2010 7:19:45 AM
Agenda GREDC/4b Board for December 6 2010 (salon) from post on town hall ********************** Notice of Regularly Scheduled Monthly Meeting of the GREDC December 6, 2010-6:00 PM THE GREDC BOARD WILL HOLD ITS REGULARLY SCHEDULED M.....- 12/5/2010 3:36:51 PM
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