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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) 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 4:20:34 PM
Video-What is Procedure for Events Coordinator and Non-Chamber-Related Entities? (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 4:17:16 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) 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 9:41:42 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) 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.....- 12/7/2010 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) 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 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) 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 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
How Come Texas DPS Can Sell YOUR Birth Date But Taxpayer Funded State Employees Get to Keep Theirs SECRET (salon) I mentioned this the other day but thinking about it again and wanted to call this out. From FOIFT.ORG According to a new ruling from the Texas Supreme Court, state employee date of birth i.....- 12/5/2010 9:09:15 AM
Dino Footprints in Glen Rose- Some From Lingleville ISD Took A Field Trip To See 'Em in May 2010 (salon) Who discovered those dinosaur footprints on Larry Smith's land behind the Comfort Inn on Highway 67? After Lance Hall found them in 2009, he brought Roger Fry of the Arlington Archosaur Site wi.....- 12/5/2010 8:23:55 AM
Thanks for the Year's Free Rent, Kingsport! -Jerry Jacene to Move His Museum When The Rent Runs Out (salon) Jerry Jacene of Prehistoric Exhibits Company in Kingsport, TN, who was in Glen Rose looking at fossils behind the Comfort Inn on Larry Smith's property, doesn't seem to be having good econo.....- 12/4/2010 10:51:59 PM
Some Pics from Fossil Rim Somervell County Day - Food Donations and Misc (Dec 4 2010) (salon) Here's link to Fossil Rim's Facebook page with lots of Santa and kiddo pictures. and here's a few I took using a Toon program. I like the effect. .....- 12/4/2010 4:42:05 PM
What Else Would $60 Billion Buy? by David Leonhardt, NY Times (humanbeing) $60 Billion: The approximate amount that extending the Bush tax cuts on income above $250,000 ayear — which Congress seems on the verge of doing — will cost a year, in inflation-adjuste.....- 12/4/2010 3:49:55 PM
Mel LeBlanc of Arlington Seeks to Justify Closed Back Door Meetings Away from the Public Eye (salon) Talk about trying to deflect from the issue to making it All About Trashing LeBlanc. FW Star-Telegram Look how he wraps email in this paragraph. If an elected official discusses public.....- 12/4/2010 10:24:02 AM
Air Evac in Granbury Has been ORDERED to REMOVE its helicopter from Lake Granbury Medical Center (salon) or face a fine of $2000 PER DAY.-Hood County News Anybody know why the City of Granbury made this decision? P.S. Let's not forget that Oh So Recently Air Evac left Glen Rose. UPDATE.....- 12/4/2010 9:42:06 AM
Vermont All Ready To Send Us Their Nuclear Waste if TCEQ Agrees (salon) blah. Except that the new rules don't give priority for Vermont's radioactive crapola Chuck McDonald, a spokesman for Waste Control Specialists, builders and operators of the new fa.....- 12/4/2010 8:55:31 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 4 2010 (salon) So much stuff to do today if you want! See the calendar where Enadaze posted a bunch of events. Today is Fossil Rim Free for Somervell County residents day, and the Holiday Twilight Parade and Chri.....- 12/4/2010 9:48:31 AM
Somervell County Democratic Party is celebrating Jesus' Birthday (pharper) The email that was sent out today is below:   Somervell County Democrats will have our Christmas Party potluck supper December @ 6:30 PM @ The Senior Center. Please come and bring a gu.....- 12/3/2010 4:57:11 PM
There were several arrests for alcohol over the Thanksgiving break... (enadaze) I've received the Somervell County Jail Activity Report for the week of Thanksgiving.  I noticed few arrests on Thanksgiving day, but a lot of alcohol related charges on the day after.&nbs.....- 12/3/2010 1:09:36 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 3 2010 (salon) Still procrastinating... I wonder how many people in this country are procrastinators? Or maybe this is a clue that I need to drop a project if I can't ever get motivated about it:). Can't .....- 12/3/2010 2:03:34 PM
Happy Chanukah To Our Jewish Friends and Readers (salon) Still procrastinating... I wonder how many people in this country are procrastinators? Or maybe this is a clue that I need to drop a project if I can't ever get motivated about it:). Can't .....- 12/2/2010 6:05:36 PM
Twitter Being Used by Some Police in Northwest to Find Stolen Vehicles (salon) The techie in me loves this. It also makes a lot of sense-You subscribe to this tweet feed, and you're notified about stolen vehicles. Doesn't mean that it's yours, but maybe you will s.....- 12/2/2010 5:53:38 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 2 2010 (salon) Doing a few last tinkers on the page throughout the day, so you may occasionally get an error or see something weird. Hopefully the weird you see will be also something I see, too. Get Ready! E.....- 12/2/2010 12:18:45 PM
What Power Does Joe Lieberman Have Over Amazon? (salon) Just wondering, because it's pretty amazing to see how Amazon can defend porn but not embarrassing leaks about the government. Does Lieberman have something on the founder of Amazon? Did he thr.....- 12/1/2010 5:11:24 PM
Bwahahah-Leo Berman Needs to Retire! Anderson Cooper on Obama's Birth Certificate (salon) Pretty hilarious. Remember, this nut said that Barack Obama is God's punishment on us today. hee.Yeah. Because God really cares about politics and is bringing punishment on the United .....- 12/1/2010 4:24:17 PM
Irony O Day- Texas A&M *Higher* Education Doesn't Want Professor To Teach Students to do Open Records Requests (salon) Is it better to tell a man how to fish or to have him fish himself and know how to do it firsthand? Or is it better to have a professor have his students get hands-on experience by doing their own .....- 12/1/2010 2:33:09 PM
Tis the Season.. um, WHICH Season? Christmas? Hannukuh? Solstice? Signs of the Season (salon) Tis the Season.. um, WHICH Season? Christmas? Hannukuh? Solstice? Signs of the Season Jobsanger Catholic League Fights Back! 50 celebrities who won't be celebrating Jesus.....- 12/1/2010 1:34:17 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Dec 1 2010 (salon) Another gorgeous day and I still am procrastinating. Blargh. Did decide to do some changes to the page for 2011 a little ahead of time, a few more things I want to add before January 1st, but this .....- 12/1/2010 1:49:23 PM
Hammonds gives money and turkeys to Somervell County Food Bank (pharper) Every Thanksgiving you can find the employees of Hammonds working hard to ensure folks have some food to eat on Thanksgiving, and they do it for FREE! During this free meal they accept donatio.....- 11/30/2010 10:08:42 PM
Harold Simmon's Nasty Radioactive Waste in Texas- Tell TCEQ You Don't Want Other States Nasty Waste (salon) Unfair Park A few years ago, Simmons got the okee-doke from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to dispose of low-level radioactive waste out in Andrews. Nothing's happ.....- 11/30/2010 3:49:05 PM
So. Mark Ruffalo on Terrorist Watchlist for...... GASLAND movie-heh (salon) Which oil and gas executive do you think complained? Sheesh (saw this via P Diddie tweet) The "Zodiac" actor arranged showings for "GasLand" earlier this .....- 11/30/2010 1:36:56 PM
GRISD To House Electronic Documents 1600, 1700 students (Nov 2010) (salon) While listening to the audio from the GRISD school board meeting for November, I particularly honed in on the technology bits. Here's Doug talking about technology needs in the future LINK .....- 11/30/2010 1:07:52 PM
Audio/Video of Texas School Board Meetings Can Be Publicly Recorded-But GRISD's Audio IS Edited? (salon) I've long wondered why video or audio that is recorded at the school board meetings must be edited for names, first when anyone in the world who attends those meetings can bring an audio recorder .....- 11/30/2010 11:40:09 AM
Why We Need Net Neutrality Laws- Comcast Monopoly on Content? (salon) NY Times Level 3 Communications, a central partner in the Netflix online movie service, accused Comcast on Monday of charging a new fee that puts Internet video companies at a competitive d.....- 11/30/2010 11:25:44 AM
Somervell County Free Day at Fossil Rim is December 4th 2010 (salon)  If you live and/or work in Somervell County, you are eligible for free admission to Fossil Rim next Saturday! Somervell County Free Day at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Saturday, Decembe.....- 11/30/2010 10:10:49 AM
Video of Lance Hall of Lake Worth and his Pterosaur Discovery (from May 2010) (salon)  If you live and/or work in Somervell County, you are eligible for free admission to Fossil Rim next Saturday! Somervell County Free Day at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Saturday, Decembe.....- 11/30/2010 9:58:15 AM
Audio from Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting Nov 22 2010 (salon) Doug is on the ball! From the GRISD school board blog website. where you can listen there or download the audio. Here was the agenda. Incidentally, this was very cute to listen to. Als.....- 11/30/2010 9:43:56 AM
Video-EXCELLENT! On Examining Problem of Irreducible Complexity (salon) Doug is on the ball! From the GRISD school board blog website. where you can listen there or download the audio. Here was the agenda. Incidentally, this was very cute to listen to. Als.....- 11/30/2010 9:22:22 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 30 2010 (salon) Countdown to the last month of the year. I have things I am going to finish to give myself a fresh start in the new year. Do you also do activities NOW to get a leg up on the new year? Link to .....- 11/30/2010 9:39:02 AM
The Chamber is Busy this Weekend (enadaze) UPDATE:  Sorry, I got busy and forgot to come back and finish this post :)  I can see how the readers could view it as being a little vague.   I was shocked to see just how m.....- 11/29/2010 3:14:00 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 29 2010 -Photo Edition (salon) I've been playing with my iphone some more. I found today that there's an app for phonebooth type pics. I haven't seen one of those types of machines in years, probably last in a retro .....- 11/29/2010 9:47:02 AM
Fossil Rim's Grand Reopening of the Children's Animal Center to be December 4 2010 (salon) I've been playing with my iphone some more. I found today that there's an app for phonebooth type pics. I haven't seen one of those types of machines in years, probably last in a retro .....- 11/29/2010 7:38:33 AM
*What I Want for Christmas*- Robert Green Ingersoll from 1897 (salon) Ditto... ****************** WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. If I had the power to produce exactly what I want for next Christmas, I would have all the kings and emperor.....- 11/28/2010 9:55:39 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 28 2010 (salon) Still working on my Project I Must Get Done. The weather looks particularly fine today. I continue to be thrilled that I got a female dog to be with my male dog. Nothing I could do would seem to st.....- 11/28/2010 10:52:42 AM
Movie Watch- Saw *Z* Last Night-Going to Watch It Again Within a Few Days (salon) Political thriller from the 1960's. One of the best movies I have ever seen. Based on a true story of a Greek politician who was assassinated by a right wing christo group. The story is about h.....- 11/28/2010 8:48:46 AM
Musing About a Practical Application of Participatory Journalism (salon) Let's establish some baselines before discussing a practical way to be participants in our own information. Speaking about where information is either available easily and directly over.....- 11/27/2010 6:03:15 PM
Participatory journalism-Why the Originating Source Internet Shift Changes How We Get Information/News (salon) When I read last week about Johnson County Commissioners Court making arrangements to use a program that could make jail logs/fire logs, etc directly available to the public, I was gratified. But t.....- 11/27/2010 4:12:54 PM
Anybody Know? Trail Biking at Dinosaur Valley State Park? (salon) Went there about a week ago and rode around on the roads, which was great. I just went to look at the map and see that there are are some bike trails listed. Is that only for mountain bikes or woul.....- 11/27/2010 12:23:46 PM
Federal Stimulus Funds Paid for Road Resurfacing on Hwy 67 in Somervell County (salon) from TXDOT Project Cost Current Estimate Amount Paid to Date Project Engineering $58,863.68 $6,143.63 .....- 11/27/2010 12:07:47 PM
Top Ten Posts O Week for Somervell County Salon Week Endning Nov 27 2010 (salon)  1  City of Glen Rose Votes to Hire Gary Ivy for Oakdale Park Manager  2  Congressman John Boehner Gets To Skip the I-See-You-Naked Backscaller Machines or Being Groped &nbs.....- 11/27/2010 11:14:31 AM
Back To School Items For Tax-Free Weekends-Let's See-Which Handgun Shall I get? (salon) Heh. A bill filed by Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, would add handguns, rifles, shotguns and ammunition to the list of back-to-school items that can be bought tax-free during the ta.....- 11/27/2010 10:44:01 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 27 2010 (salon) I talked to a friend of mine in Virginia last night that got up at 3 in the morning to go shopping at Tyson's Corner. And then continued on shopping throughout the day, finally ending around 5......- 11/27/2010 10:10:32 AM
Should There be Cameras in Public Education Classrooms? (salon) The DMN has an interesting article about that. One of the main questions raised is whether the police should be able to actively, real-time monitor the cameras, or they should have to get a court o.....- 11/27/2010 9:03:46 AM
The Incredible Flying Nonagenarian (humanbeing) The DMN has an interesting article about that. One of the main questions raised is whether the police should be able to actively, real-time monitor the cameras, or they should have to get a court o.....- 11/26/2010 6:42:25 PM
LOVE my Texas State Park Pass-Went down to Meridian State Park today to check it out (salon) The best thing, of course, is that once I show that park pass and my DL, I'm in! Meridian State Park was truly gorgeous today. We went out walking on one of the trails that went down by a river.....- 11/26/2010 3:33:06 PM
What's Up With Beloved Fairy Tale Stories and the Like Being Turned Into Travesties? (salon) I recall several years ago when some company, probably Disney, decided to take the tale of Chicken Little and turn the moral of the story on its head. READERS who don't simply try to learn what.....- 11/25/2010 9:08:50 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Nov 25 2010-Thanksgiving Edition (salon) Have a great day! Today will be the first time I have ever eaten pumpkin cheesecake..... :) So, curious. Are you going out on Black Friday to buy stuff? Weirdness from a Springtown teacher .....- 11/25/2010 8:18:52 AM
Somervell County Food Bank releases newsletter (pharper) The Somervell County Food Bank has started back up the newsletter and thought folks would want to take a look. Give us some feedback so we can improve it for the future. Don't forget about the .....- 11/24/2010 7:20:59 PM
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