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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
The fight against negativity in the small town of Glen Rose (pharper) When this site was first started and negative things were written about people/businesses, some folks said they did not want to see anything negative about Glen Rose, Somervell County, or th.....- 8/23/2010 12:46:41 AM
what happeded to the river (silenceisgolden) During the summer months as you travel thru Glen Rose and the surrounding area you tend to notice things.  Such as the Bluebonnets, paintbrushes, indian blankets and the other wild flowers.&nb.....- 8/22/2010 3:26:18 PM
Don't Come to Oakdale Park in Glen Rose If........................... (salon) You care about whether the park has been officially inspected, passed inspection and has a certificate of occupation. Because it hasn't and it doesn't. You're handicapped and.....- 8/22/2010 12:57:52 PM
John Cullar Withdraws from Tx Senate Race Against Brian Birdwell (SD 22) (salon) From the Waco Trib-So, basically, this puts this whole race to bed, with a man who got away with voting in Virginia and being a *new* voter here, who has not even owned property in Granbury for 5 y.....- 8/21/2010 8:45:59 AM
Was Cindy King of Oakdale Park Fired? (August 2010) (salon) I heard via the grapevine tonight that King, who was the manager of Oakdale Park was fired recently by Ronald Bruce. Although the agenda may have changed a bit since I received it, the item on the .....- 8/20/2010 8:54:05 PM
Texas Tax Free Weekend Starts TODAY- Friday August 20 2010 (salon) I heard via the grapevine tonight that King, who was the manager of Oakdale Park was fired recently by Ronald Bruce. Although the agenda may have changed a bit since I received it, the item on the .....- 8/20/2010 12:06:35 PM
Brian Birdwell Still on the Ballot- Judges Did Not Consider Residency Issues (Aug 20 2010) (salon) What the Dallas Fifth Court of Appeals essentially said was.(Waco Tribune) Democrats-You should have shown your evidence to the GOP official who put Birdwell on the ballot BEFORE you brought your.....- 8/20/2010 11:51:41 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 20 2010 (salon) Maybe it's just the heat but I feel totally energyless today, although I think the rainstorms from yesterday broke up the heat wave. Here's an update on the shades I'm making for the po.....- 8/20/2010 11:19:15 AM
Texas Oil Corporations Influencing California Environmental Laws (humanbeing) From Laura Bassett, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/19/antienvironment-californi_n_687719.html "Proposition 23, the so-called "California Jobs Initiative" threatening to su.....- 8/20/2010 9:32:53 AM
Agenda for Special Session Somervell County Commissioners Court August 23 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million ***********************   COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING   SPECIAL SESSION   OF SOMERVELL COUNTY     .....- 8/20/2010 9:04:04 AM
What Day Would be Complete Without a Story on Feral Hogs? (salon) I like this advice. I have never yet seen a feral hog out here but I keep hearing that they are all around us. From Coryell County paper One idea proposed by Commissioner Don Jones is to form a.....- 8/19/2010 3:32:38 PM
Film Fest Schedule for the Glen Rose Neo-Relix Film Festival That Starts August 26 2010 (salon) I like this advice. I have never yet seen a feral hog out here but I keep hearing that they are all around us. From Coryell County paper One idea proposed by Commissioner Don Jones is to form a.....- 8/19/2010 3:18:16 PM
Group Calls for Gardasil (Merck) Investigation (salon) Regular readers here know what a marketing scam I think Gardasil is. Pap smears for girls/women are more effective and MUCH CHEAPER-but then, Garadasil is/was all about making it mandatory for litt.....- 8/19/2010 2:28:11 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 19 2010-Dog Days O Summer Edition (salon) Actually, it rained here yesterday afternoon. BELIEVE IT OR NOT! :0. But not everywhere around Glen Rose. Talked to a friend from Nemo today who told me she didn't get any of that rain. It .....- 8/19/2010 2:22:20 PM
Hey, You. Sister. The Reason You're Making Less Money than A Man is That You CHOOSE TO (salon) bwahahahahah. the US chamber is run by a bunch of male fogeys. Update. Looks like the US Chamber of Commerce people realized they just alienated half of the population. As one person says, hey,.....- 8/19/2010 1:19:09 PM
Economic Decay (pstern) Waiting for the legislative cavalry... The U.S. economy is riddled with wounds and blisters. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have plummeted in the market and it shows that housing still is in a wor.....- 8/19/2010 11:02:00 AM
Neat Story about Desegregation Pioneer that Lives in Cleburne (Johnson County) now (salon) Betty Baldwin-Cleburne Times Review As a 13-year-old girl, she was a plaintiff in the case of Betty Ann Kilby vs. the Warren County Board of Education. On Sept. 11, 1958, the chief judge in.....- 8/18/2010 7:23:09 PM
GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Got Money for Cash for School Bus Clunkers! (August 2010) (salon) From NBC Dallas Like the federal government's Cash for Clunkers program, the North Central Texas Clean School Bus Program gave eight school districts a total of more than $775,000 in gr.....- 8/18/2010 7:10:39 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 18 2010 (salon) Still hugely busy this week. Tackling projects that must be done this week as well as working on some that need progressing. I continue to feel really good about the mulch from the convenience stat.....- 8/18/2010 5:59:00 PM
Some Kind of Man Hunt Going in in Somervell County (August 18 2010) (salon) Listening to scanner for last half hour, police attempting to chase down a guy wearing a white shirt and white shorts, with tattoos. I missed why, but they're all sure making a good effort.&nbs.....- 8/18/2010 2:00:32 PM
Corporate America Speaks Out by Jim Hightower (humanbeing) "Congressional Republicans have spent the first two years of the Obama administration as the rock-solid party of "no," "uh-uh," "no way," "forget about it,&q.....- 8/18/2010 11:28:34 AM
Somervell County Crime Stats for July 2010 (salon) Thank you, Jo Spurger *********** Abandoned Vehicle - 1 Arson-Habitation 1 Assault 1 Assault Family Violence/22.01/M-A 2 Assault w/Bodily Injury/22.01/M-A 1 Assault/22.0.....- 8/18/2010 10:23:05 AM
Proposed CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) Budget -Glen Rose for 2011 (salon) Thank you, Jo Spurger *********** Abandoned Vehicle - 1 Arson-Habitation 1 Assault 1 Assault Family Violence/22.01/M-A 2 Assault w/Bodily Injury/22.01/M-A 1 Assault/22.0.....- 8/17/2010 6:07:45 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 17 2010-Unrelenting Texas Heat Edition (salon) Heh. I have spent the last 2 days spreading mulch around trees and bushes (and a few flowers-I don't have many in the yard because the geese eat them). Getting a pickup load of mulch is one of .....- 8/17/2010 2:06:37 PM
SHAME on Chet Edwards- He Opposes that Mosque Near Ground Zero in New York (US House District 17) (salon) Saw this in the FW Star-Telegram. A North Texas Democrat, U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, joined Reid in opposing the plan. "I do not support the building of a mosque near ground zero ... and wou.....- 8/17/2010 12:47:31 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for August 23 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! **** NOTICE OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE AUGUST 23, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL   THE CITY COUNCIL.....- 8/17/2010 10:16:39 AM
Cute-Video *The Green Carpet* for the Glen Rose Neo-Relix Film Festival Coming Up Next Weekend (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! **** NOTICE OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE AUGUST 23, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL   THE CITY COUNCIL.....- 8/17/2010 5:43:24 AM
Is Oakdale Park ADA Complaint? If No Paper Inspections or Certificate of Occupation, How Does One Know? (salon) Suppose someone in a wheel chair comes to Glen Rose to enjoy all our tourist attractions, including staying at Oakdale. Suppose that person has been able to stay in a cabin before, and could get in.....- 8/17/2010 5:39:30 AM
Texas Lawmaker Double-billed for Travel (humanbeing) ...but he thought this was OK. From Washington Post, "AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas state representative who rails against the evils of runaway government spending admitted Monday that he has p.....- 8/16/2010 8:40:52 PM
Somervell County Appraisal District Approved Budget for 2011 (salon) Thank you, Wes R ************* LINK to pdf Incidentally, at some point in the near future, the SCAD will be putting notices of meetings, minutes, etc on their website. We look forward t.....- 8/16/2010 6:29:46 PM
It's Time the Wealthiest Americans Paid Their Share (humanbeing) I will never understand the support given to the Republican Party here in Texas by so many citizens from the lower and middle class who apparently believe the wealthiest Americans need their tax br.....- 8/16/2010 6:03:12 PM
20 Million Homeless and Displaced by Devastating Floods (humanbeing) These people need our help. Here are links to just a few of the many organizations that are working to do just that. Even a small donation can help make a difference. http://www.americares.org/.....- 8/15/2010 11:50:10 PM
Bwahahah- Parodies of Social Network movie (salon) These people need our help. Here are links to just a few of the many organizations that are working to do just that. Even a small donation can help make a difference. http://www.americares.org/.....- 8/15/2010 2:01:16 PM
Summer Mulch Post- Busy the next few days.... (salon) I always remember that I ought to be heavily mulching the trees and bushes AFTER they look completely stressed and start losing leaves. I spent this morning putting hay around most of these, and to.....- 8/15/2010 1:30:34 PM
Top Ten Posts For Week on Somervell County Salon - August 14 2010 (salon) 1  Video-Glen Rose City Administrator Position ON DEATH WATCH!!! (August 2010) 8/10/2010  2  Video-More on those Golf Carts the City of Glen Rose is Considering for Oa.....- 8/14/2010 1:25:20 PM
Energy Independence-If Fort Bliss Can Try to Do it, Why Can't EVERYONE? (salon) El Paso Times  paper. Current plans call for a variety of solutions, including use of solar energy and a proposed geothermal power plant that would be placed on McGregor Range. Pittar.....- 8/14/2010 1:09:10 PM
Supposed to be REALLY HOT tomorrow (Sunday-August 15 2010) STAY INSIDE (salon) and make sure you stay cool. There are always a lot of stories in the summer of children who are left in cars and died. Here's another from Wylie. 8 Fort Hood Soldiers suffer heat pro.....- 8/14/2010 1:19:18 PM
Democrats SMACK DOWN Brian Birdwell's Response to Residency Lawsuit (Texas Senate District 22) (salon) Birdwell on Thursday gave an answer to the court filing about whether he has been a legal resident of Texas. Yesterday, the Dems gave an answer to HIS answer. I love it. The court filing by.....- 8/14/2010 11:15:36 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 14 2010 (salon) I like this. A woman living in NY who is moving to Florida has been ordered to use SKYPE for her kids to stay in contact 3 times a week with dad. What a great idea. We've been testing out Skype.....- 8/14/2010 12:03:56 PM
How Much Money Have the 501A Doctors Requested from Somervell County Hospital Authority dba GRMC? (salon) from the time period at beginning of this year 2010 through June 2010. Here's the document, via open records request. For some background, see here. Basically, Somervell County Commiss.....- 8/13/2010 1:14:12 PM
Friends of the Brazos Having Fall Fundraiser Oct 23 2010 - Nemo (salon) from the time period at beginning of this year 2010 through June 2010. Here's the document, via open records request. For some background, see here. Basically, Somervell County Commiss.....- 8/13/2010 10:46:33 AM
Brian Birdwell Replies to Suit Against Him Challenging His Residency in Texas (August 13 2010) (salon) Grab the popcorn!  From the Waco Trib State Sen. Brian Birdwell defended himself against an eligibility challenge Thursday, claiming his Virginia voting records and other public record.....- 8/13/2010 10:26:19 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Session August 16, 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million ************* COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPE.....- 8/13/2010 9:38:19 AM
And one more hand Clap for Somervell County Commissioners Court-The Minutes are Now Online (August 2010) (salon) Here's the direct link- in navigating the site, it's under County Offices/County Commissioners and then Court Minutes. The mintues for July and August in PDF format are there. Real.....- 8/12/2010 4:56:11 PM
The Proposed Budget for Somervell County (2011) Is NOW ON THEIR WEBSITE! (salon) Judy Nawrocki, as usual, deserves all the plaudits anyone wants to throw her way. Bryan is the one, though, that  got it into web format (PDF) and put it up on the site. Thank you, Judy and Br.....- 8/12/2010 4:16:25 PM
Yuh-huh O Day- No Connection Between Cash Flow Problems and Director of Texas Emergency Technologies Resignation (salon) Judy Nawrocki, as usual, deserves all the plaudits anyone wants to throw her way. Bryan is the one, though, that  got it into web format (PDF) and put it up on the site. Thank you, Judy and Br.....- 8/12/2010 12:49:03 PM
Brian Birdwell Doesn't Want to Cough Up His Virginia Tax Returns Where He Lived Before and VOTED (salon) Gee, he was sure quick to come out and talk about whether he double voted (which I always thought was a litlte ridic) but he can't show his tax returns. Why the heck not? Waco Trib Bird.....- 8/12/2010 12:41:41 PM
Here We Go Again! TXDOT wants authority to do toll roads and lexus lanes with private partners (August 2010) (salon) from the DMN When lawmakers return to Austin in January, they can count on a fight over whether to give TxDOT authority to partner with private toll firms to build roads and paid HOV lanes......- 8/12/2010 12:34:29 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 12 1010 (salon) Are you like me? Have you been trying to water your dang trees in the yard? Another few weeks before all the plants, exhausted from the baking heat, can fully revive. Went out at 4 in the morni.....- 8/12/2010 12:32:29 PM
Why Is Oakdale Open to the Public? NO Certificate of Occupancy (August 2010) (salon) Yesterday I found out that not only are there no written inspection reports for Oakdale, but, because Oakdale has not met all the code requirements, it has not been granted a Certificate of Occupan.....- 8/12/2010 11:51:52 AM
As School Starts-Don't Forget to OPT OUT of Making Your Child's Information Public (salon) Do you realize that your children's information, if you elect on the form that will be sent home during registration, will be available to anyone through open records requests UNLESS YOU SPECIF.....- 8/12/2010 10:20:04 AM
Misinformed Views of Americans and Mid-Eastern People by Americans and Mid-Eastern People (pstern) Our perceptions are controlled and clouded by various obstructionist media and other forces   by Peter Stern     I truly believe that we Americ.....- 8/12/2010 7:26:44 AM
*Visual* Inspection Rather Than Written Reports for Oakdale Park? (Glen Rose) (salon) I'll write some more about this later, but right now I'm sort of scratching my head wondering why. I asked to see inspection reports and/or code enforcement documents since January of t.....- 8/11/2010 3:32:21 PM
Transparency and Check Registers in Texas at the local Levels- How About Somervell County? (salon) The State of Texas is all for local government entities, like counties, cities, school districts, etc posting information online, including check book registers. I saw this via the Dallas Morning N.....- 8/11/2010 2:11:24 PM
More on Brian Birdwell's Residency Court Case - And Chet Edwards, Too! (salon) Texas Trib has an interesting article today about what constitutes residency in the State of Texas. As we know, there' a lawsuit pending re: the status of Brian Birdwell's residency in Texa.....- 8/11/2010 1:27:27 PM
Somervell County Water District Check Register for July 2010 (salon) Texas Trib has an interesting article today about what constitutes residency in the State of Texas. As we know, there' a lawsuit pending re: the status of Brian Birdwell's residency in Texa.....- 8/11/2010 12:17:00 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 11 2010 (salon) Any chance that Texas will get high speed rail? But Texas leaders must still work through their vision for a high-speed-rail system. For example, Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes is.....- 8/11/2010 2:38:25 PM
Audio from Somervell County Water District Board Meeting August 9 2010 (salon) From the SCWD.US site. Quick note that it is completely great to be able to go up to the water district site and find the audio. Kathy Brown always puts up minutes to add to that at some point-you .....- 8/11/2010 10:56:48 AM
Check Registers for City of Glen Rose/Oakdale Park/CVB for July 2010 (salon) From the SCWD.US site. Quick note that it is completely great to be able to go up to the water district site and find the audio. Kathy Brown always puts up minutes to add to that at some point-you .....- 8/11/2010 9:40:26 AM
Check Register for Somervell County July 2010 (salon) From the SCWD.US site. Quick note that it is completely great to be able to go up to the water district site and find the audio. Kathy Brown always puts up minutes to add to that at some point-you .....- 8/11/2010 9:20:56 AM
Audio City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting August 9 2010 (salon) Agenda here Either listen here or right click to download-in 2 parts-the second part is mainly budgeting info, including putting a hold on merit pay. Also going to be a hearing on the tax rate......- 8/11/2010 9:17:20 AM
Video-What's the 50,000 for Special Events in Billy Huckaby's Budget For? (salon) From Glen Rose Town Council meeting of August 9 2010 I found this unintentionally hilarious, with some pathos. Billy Huckaby put $50,000 in his budget for special events but there was nothing a.....- 8/11/2010 8:03:33 AM
Video-City of Glen Rose Stops Vacation Buy Back (salon) I actually had never heard of such a thing before last night. At the companies I worked for before, you got so much vacation time and you were told to Use it Or Lose It. At the city, money was put .....- 8/11/2010 7:34:11 AM
Video-City of Glen Rose Tables Decision about Preservation Architect for Oakdale Park Till Next Meeting (salon) from August 9 2010 City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting. Basically, it's because Mr Brode, who submitted a proposal, was not there to answer questions. One main question was about whether.....- 8/10/2010 10:54:48 PM
Video-More on those Golf Carts the City of Glen Rose is Considering for Oakdale Park-UPDATED (salon) Wrote about this before here. At the City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting yesterday (August 9 2010), one of the agenda items was about spending a chunk of money for 2 golf carts. Moose aka D.....- 8/10/2010 7:47:35 PM
Chet Edwards Gets Endorsed by the NRA (salon) Texas Tribune P.S. This was amusing Texas Rep. Chet Edwards may be the only Democrat running for office this year to tie his opponent to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and tie himself to Geo.....- 8/10/2010 5:10:25 PM
Senator Ted Stevens Died Today- In Honor, My Favorite Remix of *Tubes* (salon) Texas Tribune P.S. This was amusing Texas Rep. Chet Edwards may be the only Democrat running for office this year to tie his opponent to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and tie himself to Geo.....- 8/10/2010 4:56:43 PM
How's Quest for Transparency and Information With Local Government Entities? (Somervell County/Glen Rose) (salon) Regular readers know that we here are Somervell County Salon have been wanting to see all taxpayer funded government entities put some types of information on their websites. We personally would li.....- 8/10/2010 4:39:57 PM
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