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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Sept 4 2010 (salon) Lawn mowing time this weekend besides the Labor Day fun. I did NOT want to go out mowing when it was so dang hot but now, with the rain we've had recently it's time to do some yard cleanup......- 9/4/2010 5:56:03 PM
Hooters Joke Gone Wrong.... (salon) Seriously? We heard that at a certain political party club meeting here in Glen Rose that one of the candidates thought it would be a great joke to say that if he, as an elected official, took .....- 9/4/2010 5:21:03 PM
What a Perfect September Day (Sep 4 2010) (salon) When I woke up this morning, it was actually a little chilly out of doors. But beautifully sunny. Hub told me there were quite a lot of people downtown this morning at the First Trade Days that Gle.....- 9/4/2010 3:27:58 PM
Texas Governor Rick Perry is a Scoundrel, Liar and Coward (pstern) This November will Texans Finally Get Smart?   by Peter Stern   While many politicos may see NOT debating as a clever ruse and good move politically, those who opt no.....- 9/4/2010 10:24:43 AM
Summer Help at The City of Glen Rose-Two Were Children of Regular Employees (Sept 2010) (salon) I've been wondering how many temporary summer employees, to include contract workers, have been employed by the City of Glen Rose in 2010. To that end, I asked for a list of summer workers but .....- 9/4/2010 10:21:04 AM
Who's Managing Oakdale Park Since They Canned Cindy King Part 2 - Erin Dasher (salon) We posted some video about this on August 25, 2010 and asked this question, and now have an update. Even though the park is not inspected and has no certificate of occupancy, Oakdale Park is still .....- 9/3/2010 7:01:03 PM
Where's the Accounting System at Oakdale Park at Glen Rose? (salon) About money at Oakdale. I did an open records request recently asking to see the register tapes for Oakdale Park for the dulcimer festival that was held in the spring. The initial question we had a.....- 9/3/2010 6:27:18 PM
I-See-You-Naked-TSA-Strip-Searches- Excellent Commentary (salon) I hate to fly. Hate it. And loathe that people are so willing to put up with those backscatter and related Xray type machines that take pictures of the person going through totally naked.  .....- 9/3/2010 1:04:14 PM
Agenda for Glen Rose 4-B/GREDC Board Meeting Sept 7 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! ********* NOTICE of  Regularly Scheduled Monthly Meeting of the GREDC September 7, 2010  – 6:00 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL .....- 9/3/2010 12:00:16 PM
Why Does Any Politician OR ANY CITIZEN Have to Defend His Or Her Religion To Anyone? (salon) I just saw a headline on HuffPo that read that the White House is defending Obam's religion against stuff Glenn Beck, who is a Mormon, says. Right. There is not supposed to be any religious tes.....- 9/3/2010 11:01:06 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for September 3, 2010 (salon) Back to having to be really busy for the next week to finish up a few projects. MUST FINISH PROJECTS. I don't know how anybody else is, but sometimes I have to fight some real procrastination a.....- 9/3/2010 10:44:47 AM
Movie and Television Watching Paradigm Shift (Sept 2010) (salon) It's been at least over 2 years since we got rid of Dish network.  We were spending so much money every month for channels we didn't even watch. I did like being able to see local chan.....- 9/3/2010 10:12:34 AM
I Notice that Somervell County Will Have a Public Hearing on Sept 20 about Clerk's Archives (salon) at 9:30 in the morning at the annex. "Somervell County to consider a plan for funding the preservation and restoration of the County and District Clerk's records archives." That l.....- 9/3/2010 9:02:12 AM
Get Up Off the Couch! Stuff To Do in Glen Rose This Weekend (Sept 3rd-6th 2010) (salon) Happy Labor Day Weekend to all. Labor Day weekend is a tribute to the labor movement and to applaud the social and economic achievements of American workers. The first Labor Day holiday was.....- 9/3/2010 8:57:39 AM
Textbooks in Texas for Public School Students? Who Needs Those? TEA Doesn't Think So (salon) Texas doesn't give a hoot about educating children or they wouldn't be cutting English and Science textbooks. What we tried to do was to protect statewide programs and those that d.....- 9/2/2010 5:16:56 PM
Techie Talk-Video Teleconferencing System in Johnson County-What about Somervell? (salon) I cannot remember when this was, but sometime in the past the Somervell County Commissioners talked about getting an updated computer presentation system for the district courtroom (NOT the county .....- 9/2/2010 4:58:30 PM
Agenda for CPAC/P&Z Meeting Glen Rose Sept 8 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! ******** NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE WILL HOLD A MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 AT 6:00 P.M. .....- 9/2/2010 3:35:22 PM
Good Article in Fort Worth Weekly about Tom Huckabee, Who Put on the Glen Rose Neo-Relix Film Festival Last week (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! ******** NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE WILL HOLD A MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 AT 6:00 P.M. .....- 9/2/2010 2:09:00 PM
Texas Governor has TOO MUCH power (pstern) Time to revamp the office and responsibilities   by Peter Stern   Yes, Texas gubernatorial candidate Bill White is correct.  Limit the terms of the Governor.  If.....- 9/2/2010 10:37:45 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for September 2, 2010 (salon) Raining. Thundering. It's GREAT!!!!! With the info about the Paluxy and that little boy from Arlington, nice to read this about the Brazos river Made me laugh but it is RUDE (you've.....- 9/2/2010 9:40:48 AM
Town Officials Under Investigation in Muscogee, Oklahoma-Open Meetings Violations et al (Sept 2010) (salon) Normally, I would put an article like this in Ruminations of the Easily Amused but REMIND YOU OF ANYTHING? “Boynton is becoming a nation unto itself,” Pearson said. And I.....- 9/2/2010 9:07:28 AM
About Chet Edwards Campaign Fight in US House District 17 (salon) AP article has pretty much the same stuff that EVERY SINGLE CAMPAIGN Chet Edwards runs talks about. It's always a fight, he always says he's independent, the opponents always talk about his.....- 9/2/2010 9:05:30 AM
About GasLand The Movies-Want to Host a Showing? (salon) From reader NOTE: WE are not the Gasland people, merely telling people about it. There are some contact links in the 4th paragraph, including email, if you want to contact the people behind Gas.....- 9/2/2010 8:56:01 AM
Republicans Suddenly Embrace The Gays! -John Cornyn Attended the Log Cabin Republican Dinner This Week (salon) The other day the news came out (NO SURPRISE) that former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman is gay. I mean, Who did not know that? The Republican party has been, at least since I've been paying attentio.....- 9/2/2010 8:47:49 AM
Very Cool-Link to Online Radio Broadcast of Glen Rose vs China Springs this Friday - 9/3/2010 (salon) The other day the news came out (NO SURPRISE) that former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman is gay. I mean, Who did not know that? The Republican party has been, at least since I've been paying attentio.....- 9/1/2010 11:58:37 PM
About Job Applications for Government Jobs... and Asking for Criminal History (salon) Michael Sneed has not yet come to court on his indictment for attempted sexual assault. Recently one of the commenters on this site asked about whether Michael Sneed had listed his previous felony .....- 9/1/2010 7:42:53 PM
Video-City of Glen Rose Doesn't Get Swimming Pool Grant for Oakdale Park (salon) I saw this at the Town Council meeting this last week but because no one said exactly what the grant was for, I thought it *might* have been the pool grant, but wasn't sure. I saw in the Report.....- 9/1/2010 1:35:17 PM
Only One Patronage Step Betweeen What Eddie Bernice Johnson Did.. AND AN EARMARK (salon) I'm sure all Texas readers in particular have read about what US House Rep E B Johnson did by giving scholarships to her kin, while at the same time dissing her constituency as perhaps not bein.....- 9/1/2010 12:54:17 PM
That Explosion in Hood County? RRC (Texas Railroad Commission) Says It's The FAULT of Enterprise Products Operating LLC (salon) Here's background on that., remember? From June 7th 2010. From the FW Star-Telegram today Among the violations, the commission said, was the failure by Enterprise Products Operating.....- 9/1/2010 10:19:16 AM
Gov. Rick Perry and his Insurance Industry 'Axis of Evil' (pstern) Approximately four years ago lax insurance legislation coupled with Gov. Rick Perry, then TDI Commissioner Jose Montemayor and elected officials looking the other way, the insurance industry overni.....- 9/1/2010 10:22:27 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for September 1 2010 (salon) Already September, where's the year going? It is again a nice cool morning and the plants in my yard are actually beginning to bloom on their own-the butterfly bush has purple flowers on it. Ti.....- 9/1/2010 10:00:48 AM
Audio from Somervell County Hospital Authority dba Glen Rose Medical Center Meeting August 26 2010 (salon) Already September, where's the year going? It is again a nice cool morning and the plants in my yard are actually beginning to bloom on their own-the butterfly bush has purple flowers on it. Ti.....- 8/31/2010 7:21:03 PM
Rare Infection from Naegleria fowleri Kills 7 Yr Old Boy Who Swam in Paluxy River (salon) From reader S D Thought I'd send this to you for your online newspaper.  Sad news to say the least: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/090110dn.....- 8/31/2010 3:44:40 PM
Audio and Minutes from Somervell County Commissioners Court Aug 30 2010 (salon) Thank you, Judy Nawrocki! Audio Part 1 Audio Part 2 Agenda here Minutes Commissioners’ Court of Somervell County met in a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the above date .....- 8/31/2010 3:57:19 PM
Seen any Feral Hogs Yet in Somervell County? Tell Your Story! (salon) I was out and about this morning and heard a couple of feral hog stories. Doesn't sound like there are a lot yet but those hogs are huge. Have you seen any? Have you eaten any and were they goo.....- 8/31/2010 12:37:14 PM
Winners from the Glen Rose Neo-Relix Film Festival (salon) from the grnrff.org site. Sunny In The Dark   Esther's Diary Carried Away   Lunopolis   Reach For The Sky The Granthams: An American Portrait HOLD Did you go.....- 8/31/2010 8:22:51 AM
How Come City of Glen Rose Never Brought Up About Those Hooters and Other Food Receipts? (August 2010) (salon) I thought maybe the City would actually address, for the benefit of the public who WONDERS HOW THEIR TAX MONEY IS BEING SPENT, why Moose Whitfield and/or Ronald Bruce authorized city employees to g.....- 8/30/2010 9:37:10 PM
We Need Walking Trails and Bike Paths and Sidewalks in Glen Rose and Somervell County. (salon) I did not know Carla Jones but was sorry to hear of her death this last Friday. I heard, anecdotally, that she had been walking up Texas Drive towards the amphitheatre and was hit by a car. And that t.....- 8/30/2010 12:04:32 PM
TCEQ Air Monortoring Map Online (humanbeing) You can check out the interactive map here: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/implementation/barnettshale/bshale-viewer From Dallas Morning News: "Air-monitoring data collected by the state .....- 8/29/2010 10:06:06 PM
Carla Jones of Glen Rose Was Killed Friday- Funeral TODAY (10 am at First United Methodist-Aug 30) (salon) From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Carla Ann Jones, 42, a wonderful wife, mother and servant, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. Service: 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Method.....- 8/29/2010 5:37:26 PM
Waco Trib on Whether Brian Birdwell Residency Question Was Answered in Recent Lawsuit (salon) Waco Trib Greg White, a Waco appellate attorney at Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, who represented the state GOP on a past elections case, said Munisteri was wrong." "There&.....- 8/29/2010 3:15:35 PM
Hays County is in Count-Down Mode (pstern) The Problems are Mounting Every Day   by Peter Stern   Hays County is in big trouble.  From daily living costs to water preservation and consumption, to developing ro.....- 8/29/2010 12:16:11 PM
The Government Can Use GPS To Track Your Moves (humanbeing) From Time Magazine by Adam Cohen: "Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go.....- 8/29/2010 10:07:48 AM
Harvest Moon (OldBridge) I harvested the last grapes in my vineyard this morning.  It was a beautiful morning, about 70 degrees, almost brisk. As I was taking down the last clusters, I had to say 'it has been a go.....- 8/29/2010 9:57:39 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 29, 2010 (salon) Quick techie note: Somervell County Salon sometimes does stuff to the pages to add features, like the avatar pics you see with comments. If you like this, you need to register, post as a registered.....- 8/29/2010 2:50:24 PM
About Consistency in Local Government Meetings- City of Glen Rose Town Council August 2010 (salon) Readers know this is a pet peeve of mine. I really like it when I go to a meeting, ANY MEETING, and the person running the meeting has control of it, and makes sure that the entire audience is cons.....- 8/28/2010 10:18:27 AM
Busie Bodies? EVERY CITIZEN Should be a Busybody About Knowing What's Going On With Local Government (salon) I had to laugh when I read one of the comments on the "Ew!" post.  I want to talk about some of the points made in that comment and anyone is free to discuss in the comments here. Th.....- 8/28/2010 12:22:32 PM
Debbie Martinez Problem with Waterfall Street Another Reason Why *Can't Speak Not On Agenda* is Foolish (salon) Only two government entities in this area have it so that people who want to make a public, citizen comment at a local government meeting can only talk about WHAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA; that is Some.....- 8/27/2010 5:44:34 PM
Video- Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Ad Accuses Bill Flores Of Lying About A Vote (salon) Only two government entities in this area have it so that people who want to make a public, citizen comment at a local government meeting can only talk about WHAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA; that is Some.....- 8/27/2010 4:57:45 PM
Approved Budget for the Somervell County Hospital Authority dba Glen Rose Medical Center and Nursing Home 2011 (salon) Only two government entities in this area have it so that people who want to make a public, citizen comment at a local government meeting can only talk about WHAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA; that is Some.....- 8/27/2010 3:34:14 PM
Agenda for Addendum Meeting Of Somervell County Commissioners Court Aug 30 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million! ********** NOTICE OF ADDENDUM   COMMISSIONERS’ COURT   OF SOMERVELL COUNTY         TO WH.....- 8/27/2010 11:18:02 AM
Video- City of Glen Rose Votes to Get a *Contractor* City Administrator - August 26 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million! ********** NOTICE OF ADDENDUM   COMMISSIONERS’ COURT   OF SOMERVELL COUNTY         TO WH.....- 8/27/2010 10:37:56 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 27 2010 (salon) First up, I have really enjoyed, over the last couple of weeks in particular, meeting some more of the readers and posters on Somervell County Salon. I know a lot of people and, of course, a lot of.....- 8/27/2010 10:14:16 AM
Agenda for Special Session of Somervell County Commissioners Court - August 30 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million! **************   COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT .....- 8/27/2010 8:28:41 AM
Decriminalize Them (humanbeing) I know many of you around our community don't want to hear this opinion, but illegal drugs must be decriminalized. Taking the huge profit out of this business is the best way to fight it. The o.....- 8/26/2010 11:06:19 PM
Video- You Can Lie On Your Job Application and Be a Supervisor at Glen Rose, Texas-The Mayor and 2 Councilmen say so! (salon) C'mon folks, you need a job? Have a criminal record that you don't want anyone to know about? Glen Rose will happily take you and, if you're caught lying on the app, don't worry bec.....- 8/26/2010 8:11:12 PM
The City of Glen Rose votes to keep Dwaine Whitfield on as an employee (pharper) The City Council had a special meeting tonight to discuss the Dwaine Whitfield situation and when there was a motion to fire him by Bob Strickland and then a 2nd by Sue Oldenberg, ONLY two council .....- 8/26/2010 7:41:35 PM
Video- Hired! Historical Architect for Oakdale Park-From Glen Rose Town Council Meeting August 23 2010 (salon) The City Council had a special meeting tonight to discuss the Dwaine Whitfield situation and when there was a motion to fire him by Bob Strickland and then a 2nd by Sue Oldenberg, ONLY two council .....- 8/26/2010 3:43:22 PM
Video- Chet Edwards *Vets for Chets* Was in Glen Rose on August 24 2010 (salon) I only heard about it exactly when it was supposed to start, so missing about 10-15 minutes of the beginning. However, here's video of a couple of the presenters, as well as Chet. Part 1 .....- 8/27/2010 4:51:41 PM
Road Story- Why Making Waterfall A No-Parking Fire Lane (Glen Rose) is Unreasonable (August 2010) (salon) At a recent City of Glen Rose Town Hall Meeting, Chris Bryant brought up how people were illegally parking on Waterfall Street and what could be done to both stop the constant complaints and make p.....- 8/25/2010 8:35:17 PM
Video-Who's Managing Oakdale Park Since They Canned Cindy King? (salon) From the Glen Rose Town Council meeting of August 23 2010. The agenda item originally was about getting an assistant for the manager (Cindy) but since she was fired before the meeting by Ronald Bru.....- 8/25/2010 1:11:05 PM
Video-About the Signs at the River Walk, Including the Bidding Process-Was there one? (salon) From the Glen Rose Town Council meeting of August 23 2010. The agenda item originally was about getting an assistant for the manager (Cindy) but since she was fired before the meeting by Ronald Bru.....- 8/25/2010 12:22:04 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 25 2010 (salon) Raining. Rained! Maybe rain to come! Finally something that has cut this long hot dry spell. I saw this totally cute German restaurant near Meridian. Haven't eaten there yet, have you? I.....- 8/25/2010 12:16:51 PM
Video- Discussion of City of Glen Rose Lighting Ordinance - August 23 2010 (salon) I am culling this one out specifically, even though it's part of the whole audio I posted, because I figure this issue is going to come up over and over again. Basically, the question is whethe.....- 8/25/2010 11:21:03 AM
Agenda for Special Meeting City of Glen Rose August 26 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy B ********************* NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE AUGUST 26, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL   .....- 8/25/2010 9:54:56 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority dba GRMC for August 26 2010 (salon) Thank you, Jodi Leigh! **************     SomervellCounty HospitalAuthority d/b/a Glen Rose Medical Center   Meeting of Board Of Directors August 26, .....- 8/24/2010 6:46:49 PM
Video-Karen Richardson Presents Petitions for City Administrator to City of Glen Rose (salon) Thank you, Jodi Leigh! **************     SomervellCounty HospitalAuthority d/b/a Glen Rose Medical Center   Meeting of Board Of Directors August 26, .....- 8/24/2010 8:41:42 PM
Video- Why You Can't Hear The Council at Glen Rose Town Council Meetings -August 23 2010 (salon) We've discussed the issue of why People sitting in the audience need to come to the podium to talk The tape recorder can't pick up people who speak from the audience unless th.....- 8/24/2010 6:12:08 PM
Audio and Some Pics from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for August 23 2010 (salon) Agenda here Listen here or right click to download I'll also have various video clips of some parts I liked throughout the next couple of days. .....- 8/24/2010 4:39:04 PM
Time for Improved Regulations and Oversight of Credit Bureaus (pstern) Enough is too much   by Peter Stern These days Americans are being forced to deal with a number of economic plagues.  Perhaps the foremost is the largest unemployment in the h.....- 8/24/2010 11:28:04 AM
How Fox Betrayed Petraeus by Frank Rich, NY Times (humanbeing) "THE “ground zero mosque,” as you may well know by now, is not at ground zero. It’s not a mosque but an Islamic cultural center containing a prayer room. It’s not going.....- 8/24/2010 9:04:51 AM
Some Pics from Oakdale Park August 23 2010 (Glen Rose) (salon) I stopped by Oakdale Park to look at a few cabins this morning. I was especially interested to see how it compared with how it looked since the walkthrough that was done in January. I'll take t.....- 8/24/2010 9:56:47 AM
No WONDER Energy Futures Holding Needs that Corporate Welfare of Taxpayers to Guarantee Their Nuclear Power loans (salon) DMN has an article today about how EFH did this huge leveraged buyout of TXU (now Luminant) and the economy hasn't done them good. I love this paragraph. Buyout barons Kohlberg Kravis R.....- 8/23/2010 1:30:06 PM
Audio and Minutes from Somervell County Commissioners Court August 23 2010 (salon) Thank you, Judy Nawrocki! ******************* or right click to download Here was the agenda ************** Commissioners’ Court of Somervell County met in a special .....- 8/23/2010 4:26:21 PM
Proposed Budget for 4b/GREDC August 23 2010 (salon) Thank you, Judy Nawrocki! ******************* or right click to download Here was the agenda ************** Commissioners’ Court of Somervell County met in a special .....- 8/23/2010 8:47:29 AM
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