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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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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