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Somervell County Hospital District no longer doing invocations at public meetings as of Feb, 2017? (salon) I noticed in looking at the agenda for the upcoming Somervell County Hospital District meeting for March 30 2017 that there was no invocation listed as part of the proceedings.  nor was it.....- 3/28/2017 9:24:38 AM
Glen Rose Medical Center posted a patient record online and it stayed there for nearly 2 years (pharper) In the past week I downloaded some reports that I knew were on the Glen Rose Medical Center web site. The reports that I was looking for were the Joint Commission Report and the Texas Department of He.....- 3/27/2017 9:55:45 PM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side- 3/27/2017 -Prayers by Elected Officials from dais (salon) Update on the Rowan county prayer lawsuit in which Rowan County commissioners lead prayer from the dais. That was last Wednesday. Somervell County Commissioners Court is doing much the same thing, it&.....- 3/27/2017 6:06:20 PM
City of Glen Rose Resolution re: Local Control vs Greg Abbott at the Texas level (salon) I was at the City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting on 3/27/2017 where a resolution regarding local control came up. This was in response to the Texas Legislature and Greg Abbott seeking to take local.....- 3/27/2017 6:19:28 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 3/27/2017 (salon) Trump and Golf When we point out that Trump is playing a lot of golf (as we did on Sunday), the point isn’t that he should only be either sitting at a desk making presidential decision.....- 3/27/2017 6:00:32 PM
Update: Good Thing I took screenshots because GRMC has REMOVED the Jan 29 2015 agenda doc (salon) Wrote about this earlier because I have an open records request asking for the most current Joint Commission report. I have the document on this site, as anyone has been able to download it for ove.....- 3/27/2017 3:48:34 PM
Something Odd About the Timing of The Firing of Shelley Turk (salon) Somervell County Salon has, as an online news and media (and opinion!!!!)  site, been following the Turk case, as well as posting information of public interest. I have received information from .....- 3/27/2017 3:14:05 PM
Selected Videos from City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 3/13/2017 (salon) Agenda Mayor Moody reads proclamation for poison control month Application for new Bed and Breakfast on Mission St denied Mike Easter gets approval to de-annex his land from the city .....- 3/27/2017 8:07:48 PM
Reminder-Joint Commission and Texas DHHS Reports for GRMC/2014 Have been Online for Over 2 Years (salon) Update: Opinon back from AG. The last Somervell County Hospital District meeting on January 26, 2017 had a reference to the most current Joint Commission Report. I put in an open records request in.....- 3/27/2017 9:49:41 AM
Selected Video from Somervell County Commissioners Court Meeting March 13 2017 (salon) Was extremely busy this last week so only now getting the chance to put up some video from these meetings. Enjoy!  Agenda  Budget Transfer Requests (courtesy of Brian Watts) What about.....- 3/27/2017 6:58:59 AM
12th Anniversary of Somervell County Salon - Since 2005 (salon) and here it is 2017 now. I was asked in the last few days what this blog is about. Somervell County Salon is, of course, a blog that not only comments on what is read in other outlets, but I attend pu.....- 3/26/2017 7:27:14 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/25/2017 (salon) We dodged that horrible Trumpcare bill. Now, Dems, listen up, I WANT SINGLE PAYER health insurance for when you are back in power... and after 4 years of Trump, I expect you will be. Poor Trump wan.....- 3/25/2017 11:19:48 AM
So the Texas Democratic Party is Going to Cleburne This weekend (salon) A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go too. I have something else I have to do on Friday or I sure would, but only in order to give the Texas Democratic party a piece of my mind. Can't do it .....- 3/23/2017 1:34:26 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/23/2017 (salon) This explains why I have recently gotten some Youtube notices about not monetizing some videos, like ones that criticize Hillary Clinton Why does Ivana Trump have a high security clearance. I guess.....- 3/23/2017 12:38:09 PM
Trump is a Liar. Needs to stop saying he was *wiretapped* - Comey Hearing 3/20/2017 (salon) Watching the Comey hearing on Cspan.  James B. Comey just made it impossible for Donald Trump to keep saying he was ‘wiretapped’ “I have no information that supports.....- 3/20/2017 11:53:54 AM
Only 2 more main chances for current Somervell County Hospital Board to evaluate employee Ray Reynolds (3/19/2017) (salon) Just a reminder that the Somervell County Hospital District board is breaking not only Texas law but also Somervell County Hospital District bylaws by not ever having evaluated CEO Ray Reynolds, who i.....- 3/19/2017 11:43:10 AM
So... NO Committees EVER So far during the last Somervell County Hospital District term (3/19/2017) (salon) I asked one of the Somervell County Hospital District board members last week if they had ever had even one hospital district committee meeting during their term, which will change in May, 2017. The a.....- 3/19/2017 11:30:50 AM
You know how Trump said he wasn't going to touch Social Security? Not true (SSDI) (salon)  Intercept “Well, I think the promise was he wasn’t going to affect anybody and we haven’t with this budget,” Mulvaney replied. “Keep in mind what this budg.....- 3/20/2017 1:23:18 PM
CrazyPants Donald Trump O Week- 3/18/2017 (salon) Trump is going back to Mar-a-lago for the FIFTH time since taking office. He's rather go to a place that costs American taxpayers a whole bunch of money for him to visit, that he is profitting fro.....- 3/18/2017 11:41:27 AM
Sunshine Week- 2017 (March 12-18) It's Your Right to Know (salon) Somervell County Salon believes in the public's right to know what goes on with local government. To find out, Texas law has provided the Texas Public Information Act, which makes records from gov.....- 3/16/2017 7:16:13 AM
Happy PI Day 2017! (salon) - 3/14/2017 10:34:33 AM
Texas Hog Hunters File Actions Against Sid Miller for his Warfarin (Rat Poison) Hog Apocalypse (salon) Wrote about this last week Texas Hog Hunters Association is against Sid Miller's plan to spread rat poison (warfarin) across Texas lands for feral hogs. From their press release  Te.....- 3/14/2017 10:24:29 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 3/19/2017 (salon) I have some video from govt meetings I attended last week, will be working on posting them throughout the upcoming week. So, is Roger Williams EVER going to have a public town hall with ALL of his .....- 3/19/2017 12:37:02 PM
Geesh! Donald Trump is a bonehead- About Michael Flynn being a *foreign agent* (salon) because, yeah, that's who you want to be the National Security Advisor. (Tha's IF he didn't know, but since Flynn was working for his campaign, shouldn't he have?)  Dona.....- 3/10/2017 4:07:46 PM
Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting coming up on March 13 2017 at 9:30 am (salon) Agenda and Agenda Packet (do look in here, there are some interesting reports) Here are the items I. Agenda Requests   1. Pledge of Allegiance to.....- 3/10/2017 3:35:51 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Meeting on March 13 2017 at 5:30 pm (salon) link A few things i think are interesting. Someone wants to open a bed and breakfast operation in a single family residential district. Michael Easter wants to dis-annex some acreage from the city......- 3/10/2017 3:31:37 PM
Annual Reminder that Hood County residents pay NO HOSPITAL DISTRICT TAX (2017) (salon) but YOU, Somervell County residents, have part of your mandatory Somervell County Hospital District tax going for, not a public clinic, but private Pecan Family Medical Clinic in a gated golfing .....- 3/10/2017 3:15:50 PM
Sid Miller May not get his chance to Poison Hogs with Warfarin (salon) Texas Tribune Two bills from Texas lawmakers — state Rep. Lynn Stucky, R-Denton, and state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin — would require state agency or university re.....- 3/10/2017 1:53:27 PM
More on Ray Reynolds,CEO of Glen Rose Medical Center,Salary at Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) Overall, I recently wanted to see, as a taxpayer, what Somervell County citizens are paying for the salaries of anyone who works for Somervell County Hospital District, whether at Glen Rose Medical Ce.....- 3/10/2017 2:49:32 PM
Great Article by Bernie Sanders- What Should We Do if the president is a liar? (salon) Medium It is easy to know how we respond to a president with whom we disagree on many, many issues. I disagree with Trump’s support for repealing the Affordable Care Act. I disagree with Tr.....- 3/8/2017 7:39:28 PM
Video-Somervell County Hospital District Regular Meeting 2/23/2017 (salon) - 3/8/2017 7:34:21 PM
Special Called Meeting of Somervell County Hospital District- for March 9 2017 (salon) at 5:30 pm  Item III is Executive Closed Session- Credentialing of Providers a. The Somervell County Hospital District will convene in Executive Session to receive report by Compliance Of.....- 3/8/2017 7:06:07 PM
Video- Somervell County Hospital District meeting 2/16/2017 (salon) - 3/8/2017 7:18:17 PM
About Trumpcare- Breaking It Down (3/7/2017) (salon) Trumpcare, owned now by President Trump, who supports the GOP version of the healthcare bill  Will millions lose health care under Trumpcare? Price sidesteps the question Holy cra.....- 3/8/2017 10:59:21 AM
Watching the *Bathroom Bill* Texas Senate Hearing 3/7/2017 (salon) from Texas Tribune link Watching this, I don't understand what the big deal is, at least at the adult level. I have never gone and looked or peeked into someone else's stall, and can't .....- 3/7/2017 3:38:55 PM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side - 3/7/2017 (salon) Concord High school in Indiana can't have a live nativity scene in their annual holiday musical.  For decades, Concord High School featured a live depiction of the birth of Jesus Chris.....- 3/7/2017 3:22:13 PM
Freedom of Speech Musings for 3/7/2017 (salon) I read two articles recently in which, whether with good intentions or not, entities were attempting to suppress freedom of speech. The first instance was a college Republicans who believed that,.....- 3/7/2017 11:44:20 AM
Our Crazy President Trump O Day - Because You Can't Help but Laugh at this Goober - 3/7/2017 (salon) You know how much Trump criticized Obama for golfing? Apparently that criticism doesn't apply to him when he spent so much of taxpayer money going down often to his private club in Florida. &.....- 3/7/2017 9:26:47 AM
*I Put up with Obama for 8 Years, You Can Put up with Trump* (salon) I was told this at a recent local government meeting. I actually had considered that an original thought, until I heard this again the other day and saw that it's an apparent Republican conscience.....- 3/7/2017 8:52:50 AM
So.. Nobody's Watching Donald Trump on Saturday Mornings? Where's His Keepers? (salon) So much for being presidential because he could read a teleprompter last week. Those who thought that POTUS’ oddly restrained (for him) speech before Congress this week signaled a new era o.....- 3/4/2017 8:04:15 PM
Do You Believe in Open Government (Texas) (salon) Reposting this. Do you believe in open government? Do you believe you get to be informed about what your elected officials are doing and what types of spending decisions they make with your tax mon.....- 3/3/2017 7:26:27 PM
March 2017-CALL Your Texas Legislator and Tell them to Support FIXING Public Information (salon) Update: I've called, have you? Brian Birdwell, SD-22 is our Texas Senator for Somervell County -  J D Sheffield is our District 59 House Rep for Somervell County THIS LINK has the ph.....- 3/3/2017 7:17:10 PM
What Somervell County Hospital District Taxpayers Pay for Doctor Salaries (2017) (salon) Salary List of doctors for Somervell County Hospital District, Glen Rose, Texas (Glen Rose Medical Center), from open records request  Ray Reynolds Somervell County Hospital District I.....- 3/3/2017 6:19:30 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 1 2017 (salon) Have had Comic Life for some years and upgraded it today to v 3, very nice. I'll have to do some experimentation, has new features, will probably also start using drawing pencils to create my own .....- 3/1/2017 11:15:29 AM
Sid Miller's Irresponsible Touting of Warfarin to Kill Feral Hogs (salon) Sid Miller is currently Agriculture Commissioner in Texas. He's also the one that, goofily, pushed being able to kill feral hogs from the sky. The Texas Hog Hunters Association doesn't think m.....- 3/1/2017 9:04:38 AM
Jon Stewart on Donald Trump and the Media from The Late Show (2017) (salon) Daily Beast Stewart proceeded to dismantle Trump’s lies about the size of his electoral college win, the country’s murder rate, and perhaps most disturbingly, his dismiss.....- 2/28/2017 6:43:21 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/27/2017-Oops Oscars! (salon) Watched the Oscars last night and thorougly enjoyed the entire thing. I don't watch Jimmy Kimmel at all, but I might try to stay up to watch his late night show since he's so funny. Also loved.....- 2/27/2017 11:35:53 AM
Paul Harper deposed for 'Turks v. Somervell County Hospital District and Ray Reynolds' federal lawsuit (pharper) Subpoena to testify at a deposition in a civil action Subpoena to produce documents, information, or objects or to permit inspection of premises in a civil action (Plaintiffs' third amende.....- 2/25/2017 9:29:49 AM
Musing about First Amendment Rights and Recording the Police (2017) (salon) I was reading an interesting case yesterday about whether it is within someone's constitutional rights to record police in a public area. The case is Simon Glik v City of Boston et al . From the c.....- 2/23/2017 12:03:24 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/22/2017 (salon) Judge says Texas can't kick Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid (Texas Tribune) "After reviewing the evidence currently in the record, the Court finds the Inspector General, and thus.....- 2/22/2017 6:49:29 PM
Audio-Various Recent Budget Meetings of Somervell County Commissioners Court (Feb 2017) (salon) From Feb 13 and 14th 2017, the Feb 21, 2017 audio is not up yet As a side note, notice that the audio can not only be listened to online but can also be downloaded to your computer as an MP3 f.....- 2/27/2017 2:20:49 PM
Audio - Somervell County Water District meeting of Feb 13 2017 (salon) Audio of the meeting from the Somervell County Hospital District website Meeting notice Link to Annual Audit report (thank you, Kim Daniels) Rough transcript-listen to the audio for exact wor.....- 2/23/2017 3:22:17 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused 2/21/2017 (salon) Making fun of Donald Trump O Day   Anne Frank Center Statement. pic.twitter.com/VqHLe9KDjP — Yashar (@yashar) February 21, 2017 Trump tells the people at his cou.....- 2/21/2017 11:52:57 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/20/2017-President's Day and Trump-A-Palooza (salon) I"m as puzzled by Donald Trump touting Russia as John Oliver is.  Trump family trips cost taxpayers $11.3m in one month – almost as much as Obama’s cost in a year .....- 2/20/2017 12:03:07 PM
Trump's *Fake News* is just another name for Gossip-And He engages in Gossip too (salon) We've all been experiencing fake news for years. I've gotten plenty of it via email, messages that purport to tell the facts about some things and are usually wrong in at least one respect, mo.....- 2/19/2017 12:55:39 PM
Donald Trump Spits on Constitution, Declares the Media Is the Enemy of the People (salon) I saw that some people are worried about this. For myself, I can only laugh because he's not a credible person at all. He can go post all the crazy things that wander across his mind on Twitter, c.....- 2/17/2017 4:42:10 PM
Just Wondering-Why Doesn't Somervell County Commissioners Court Have a Public Comment Section? (salon) from the last regular meeting agenda Feb 13 2017 City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting has one. Somervell County Hospital District has one. Glen Rose ISD Board meeting has one. Somervell County Wa.....- 2/16/2017 7:31:09 PM
Michigan Commissioners Court Can No Longer Open Meetings with Prayer (Unconstitutional) (2/16/2017) (salon) from the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals (PDF) (Picture at left is Larry Hulsey, Somervell County Commissioner, leading, from the dais, a non-inclusive prayer.) It appears from the lawsuit tha.....- 2/16/2017 7:19:49 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 2/17/2017 (salon) If you voted for Texas Prop 7, the proposition that was to fix and build highways, guess what! Texas Lege wants to raid that money and put it somewhere else More than a year after Texas voters ap.....- 2/17/2017 3:51:50 PM
Video- re Speed Limit on Camelot St- Glen Rose (salon) from City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 2/13/2017. Danielle Elliot spoke about this in comment Discussion, consideration and possible action on results of the speed study on Camelot authoriz.....- 2/15/2017 1:26:28 PM
Video- About changing classification for *work campers* at Oakdale Park (salon) from the City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 2/13/2017 Discussion, consideration, and possible action on need to re-classify contract laborers at Oakdale Park as part time employees. (M Leamo.....- 2/15/2017 1:22:57 PM
Harsh! Sandra Ramsay Doesn't Want YOU to easily know what happens at Glen Rose City Meetings (salon) This is quite astonishing. I never thought I would hear ANY elected government official say this type of thing regarding recording meetings so that those who cannot (or simply, don't) attend have .....- 2/15/2017 1:35:20 PM
Video- Paluxy River Bluegrass Assoc to use Oakdale Convention Center no charge during winter months (2017) (salon) from City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting 2/13/2017 Discussion, consideration and possible action on request from Paluxy River Bluegrass Association to have use of the Oakdale Convention Cente.....- 2/15/2017 1:18:05 PM
Video- Approving Re-advertising for bids for Oakdale Park rock retaining wall (salon) - 2/15/2017 10:21:11 AM
Video- Sue Oldenburg is City of Glen Rose Citizen of the Year 2017 (salon) - 2/15/2017 9:20:04 AM
Video - Somervell County Commissioners Court Regular Session Full Video 2/13/2017 (salon) Agenda Commissioners Court Regular Meeting 2/13/2017 9:30 AM   Commissioners Courtroom 107 N.E. Vernon   Glen Rose, TX 76043 &n.....- 2/14/2017 8:05:25 AM
Video- Shift Differential Pay-Somervell County Sheriff's Department for Shifts -Feb 13 2017 (salon) - 2/14/2017 7:59:59 AM
Video- About Donation of Books, Other Materials FROM Paluxy Valley Genealogical Society TO Somervell County (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting 2/13/2017 4. Discuss/take action on donation of books, etc. and all associated material to Somervell County from the Paluxy Valley .....- 2/13/2017 5:09:16 PM
Video-Mike Jones Presentation on Texas Law 31.035 (Volunteers and Taxes) (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court 2/13/2017 5. Presentation to discuss Texas Law 31.035 working in lieu of Property Taxes; a solution for non profit organizations to use cou.....- 2/13/2017 4:52:27 PM
Video- Emergency Response Agreement btwn Luminant and Somervell County (salon) from Somervell County Commissioners Court 2/13/2017  (2 previous posts- Luminant donates $50k to Somervell -Jan 2017 and  Who gets called in case of major disaster re: Luminant/Comanche P.....- 2/13/2017 4:28:40 PM
Video-Presentation re: Bilingual pay on Somervell County Sheriff's Dept (2/13/2017) (salon) - 2/13/2017 3:29:45 PM
Happy Darwin Day- 2017 (salon) - 2/12/2017 6:46:09 PM
Rumour-Does Somervell Fire Chief Have 3 Separate Salaries? Answer: NO (salon) You know how rumours go. Somebody says something, others may also as well. There are 2 main ways I know of when I hear a rumour to try to get at the truth. One is to ask the person(s) directly who it .....- 2/12/2017 6:37:19 PM
My favorite laughs at Donald Trump this week - 2/12/2017 (salon) Ugh. Mar-A-Lago @SenJackReed @SenJohnMcCain @SpeakerRyan Is it normal for Mar-a-Lago paid members to take selfies with aide carrying nuke football? pic.twitter.com/dqWgK3YPn5 — Duncan .....- 2/13/2017 2:31:01 PM
Quick Housekeeping note: 2/10/2017 (salon) Had to do some maintenance on the server, and a few of the posts that had been saved previously had to be recreated. I think I have them all back, but if there's something you particularly liked t.....- 2/10/2017 7:00:58 PM
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