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The Proposed Toll Road for the Information Superhighway (humanbeing) WASHINGTON -- In response to Google and Verizon’s “policy framework” unveiled today, MoveOn.Org Civic Action, Credo Action, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, ColorofChang.....- 8/9/2010 5:20:57 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioners Court - August 9 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million **************** COMMISSIONERS’ COURT   MEETING OF REGULAR SESSION   OF SOMERVELL COUNTY     TO WHOM IT MAY.....- 8/9/2010 8:22:15 AM
Changes are Good/Changes are Bad- (Glen Rose) (salon) from Charley Thomas ********************************** CHANGES ARE GOOD/CHANGES ARE BAD   When you feel like things are bad---wait awhile--- they will change! If you feel like .....- 8/9/2010 12:21:09 AM
*Putting Our Brains on Hold* by Bob Herbert, NY Times (humanbeing) "The world leadership qualities of the United States, once so prevalent, are fading faster than the polar ice caps. We once set the standard for industrial might, for the advanced state of.....- 8/8/2010 11:15:08 PM
Hey! Solar Panel People- Come Test Out OUR House with Free Solar! (salon) We live in *Under the Shadow of Comanche Peak* nuclear power plant and we get a LOT of sun here. AND, you'd think that Luminant would be supplying energy TO Somervell County, right? Nope. The e.....- 8/8/2010 11:01:31 AM
Nuclear Power Plant News and Notes for August 8 2010 (salon) Why did Davis Besse wait to report an explosion and fire in their plant? How much does it cost to do repairs to a nuclear power plant? Crystal River example. Because ratepayers need to pay more.....- 8/8/2010 10:51:32 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 8 2010 (salon) You're a Central Texas farmer-what can you use your farm for besides crops? TOURISM! and here's an interesting farm retreat in west Dallas. This car runs on poop Heh. Lindsey G.....- 8/8/2010 10:35:04 AM
Wah! Wah! Rick Perry Whining O Day - About the Federal Education Money (salon) Remember how Rick Perry said he Was Not Going to Take Federal Stimulus Money. ... (but then he did ..... quietly) -DMN All states must pledge that their share of the $787 billion package wi.....- 8/8/2010 8:57:54 AM
How Easy IS it to look at Drill Down Financial Information? Check Registers Explained (Glen Rose) (salon) I've been posting check registers on Somervell County Salon for some time and try to keep up for every month. I'd like to see each government entity post the check registers online on their.....- 8/7/2010 10:26:01 AM
City Superintendent Reports -Why Aren't Those Part of the Presentations Before Town Council? (salon) The local government entities generally have reports from their employees that hopefully are more than sort of a "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" but include real financial numbers. Billy.....- 8/7/2010 10:00:05 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 7 2010-Home Sweet Home Edition (salon) It RAINED last evening. And it's overcast this morning so perhaps it will rain again today. LOVE this time of year, even though it's hot, there are hints every once in a while that the weat.....- 8/7/2010 9:16:29 AM
What the Fool! *Temporary City Administrator*??? -Glen Rose Town Council Meeting August 9 2010 (salon) Was looking at the agenda for this upcoming Monday and noticed that there's an item on it to talk about hiring a *temporary* city administrator. What the heck is this? Is this an attempt to sho.....- 8/7/2010 8:42:28 AM
Somervell County Democrats Are Having a Pot Luck Supper on August 9th at 6:30 pm (salon) Was looking at the agenda for this upcoming Monday and noticed that there's an item on it to talk about hiring a *temporary* city administrator. What the heck is this? Is this an attempt to sho.....- 8/6/2010 5:29:02 PM
But Where's His Dog? (salon) Was looking at the agenda for this upcoming Monday and noticed that there's an item on it to talk about hiring a *temporary* city administrator. What the heck is this? Is this an attempt to sho.....- 8/6/2010 4:50:10 PM
Democrats Have Filed a Lawsuit Over Brian Birdwell's Eligibility to be Senator in SD 22 (salon) Good.  From the A-AS. In the latest skirmish over a contested Waco-area state Senate seat, Texas Democrats filed a lawsuit today to challenge new GOP state Sen. Brian Birdwell’s .....- 8/6/2010 1:54:51 PM
Video-4b/GREDC Will Ask City Council To Approve Outside Auditor for 4b Monies (salon) Good.  From the A-AS. In the latest skirmish over a contested Waco-area state Senate seat, Texas Democrats filed a lawsuit today to challenge new GOP state Sen. Brian Birdwell’s .....- 8/6/2010 1:31:07 PM
Meeting Notice for Somervell County Water District August 9 2010 (salon) Thank you, Kathy Brown! ************** Somervell County Water District Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Board of Directors of So.....- 8/6/2010 12:33:18 PM
Get Up Off the Couch! Stuff To Do this weekend in Glen Rose (August 6-8 2010) (salon) Wheeler Branch Reservoir opens on Saturday, 9-8 pm every day. $5 per person. "The Blind Side" is the movie playing on the side of the Chamber building this Friday (tonight!) Zorro at .....- 8/6/2010 11:35:17 AM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting August 9 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy B! ******************* NOTICE OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE AUGUST 9, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL   THE CI.....- 8/6/2010 11:01:57 AM
John Graves, Writer (humanbeing) Many of us who are old enough and Texan enough, in the old way, know the writings of John Graves, a fifty-year resident of Somervell County. He lives here on a piece of 'hard scrabble' land.....- 8/5/2010 9:04:05 PM
How Would Texas Schools be this year (2010) WITHOUT the Texas Projection Measure? (salon) from Houston Chron quoting the Texas Tribune. The Tribune compared school ratings in 2008 with what they are in 2010 without the TPM: Instead of skyrocketing from 1,000 to 2,624, the .....- 8/5/2010 4:48:10 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 5, 2010 (salon) Went to Stephenville earlier today and took a detour on 67 since there was a lot of TxDOT activity smoothing the lanes. Went up, I think it's 2010, where that really steep incline is. That is o.....- 8/5/2010 4:30:15 PM
Video-4b GREDC on Open Meetings Laws to be followed at their meeting AND Use of Gmail (salon) Went to Stephenville earlier today and took a detour on 67 since there was a lot of TxDOT activity smoothing the lanes. Went up, I think it's 2010, where that really steep incline is. That is o.....- 8/5/2010 3:53:41 PM
Video- 4b GREDC (Glen Rose) Committee Shows Respect for Roberts Rules of Order (salon) Went to Stephenville earlier today and took a detour on 67 since there was a lot of TxDOT activity smoothing the lanes. Went up, I think it's 2010, where that really steep incline is. That is o.....- 8/4/2010 8:15:49 PM
I Don't Know if We Can See this in North Texas but MORE SOLAR OUTBURST TONIGHT OR TOMORROW NIGHT! (salon) Went to Stephenville earlier today and took a detour on 67 since there was a lot of TxDOT activity smoothing the lanes. Went up, I think it's 2010, where that really steep incline is. That is o.....- 8/4/2010 7:53:16 PM
*Fundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections* (salon) Christian Science Monitor Walker wrote that the idea of restricting marriage to one man and one woman was “an artifact of a foregone notion that men and women fulfill different roles in civ.....- 8/4/2010 7:44:43 PM
Blind Snarkin' - Have You Ever Felt Like Glen Rose was a Beach Town? (salon) Christian Science Monitor Walker wrote that the idea of restricting marriage to one man and one woman was “an artifact of a foregone notion that men and women fulfill different roles in civ.....- 8/4/2010 5:42:29 PM
Justin Feaster of Glen Rose mentioned in Hardin-Simmons NCAA article (salon) Nice! FEAST OR FAMINE:  After suffering through an uncharacteristic 6-4 season in 2009, Hardin-Simmons is expected to rebound from a year filled with injuries and be in the mix to comp.....- 8/4/2010 5:30:41 PM
Thought Those I-See-You-Naked Pictures were Deleted? Nope. US Marshalls were Saving 'Em (salon) Nice! FEAST OR FAMINE:  After suffering through an uncharacteristic 6-4 season in 2009, Hardin-Simmons is expected to rebound from a year filled with injuries and be in the mix to comp.....- 8/4/2010 2:58:29 PM
More on those Exemplary Ratings for Texas Schools-Glen Rose ISD (salon) I've been reading a lot since last year about the Texas Projection Measure, and last week posted the 2010 TEA ratings for GRISD. I still have some questions so decided to slog through the TEA d.....- 8/4/2010 5:04:15 PM
Audio from 4b (GREDC) Meeting Glen Rose August 2 2010 (salon) I've been reading a lot since last year about the Texas Projection Measure, and last week posted the 2010 TEA ratings for GRISD. I still have some questions so decided to slog through the TEA d.....- 8/4/2010 1:52:06 PM
TCEQ Hearing in Somervell County about Tommy Davis/Slick Machines/Chalk Mountain-Sept 16 2010 (salon) from the TCEQ website. ********************** DATE and TIME TCEQ REGION DESCRIPTION September 16, 2010 10:00 a.m. 4 .....- 8/4/2010 1:25:57 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 4 2010 (salon) Another hot day but it doesn't seem as broiling hot as Sunday and Monday were. THAT is good news! Thought this was interesting-glow cups And now for something completely different- I.....- 8/4/2010 5:28:22 PM
Why is the Audio for Somervell County Commissioners Court Done as Voice Activated Clips? August 4 2010 (salon) I believe that anyone should be able to listen or watch local government meetings and look forward to the day when Somervell County finally starts putting audio online automatically, after a meetin.....- 8/4/2010 12:45:02 PM
Person driving Glen Rose ISD car 521 almost drives off road twice this morning TEXTING while heading north on 377 (pharper) I was on my way to a customer site this morning in North Fort Worth so I was going north on Hwy 144 towards Granbury at 8am when a white car passed me which got my attention because on the side in .....- 8/3/2010 7:07:50 PM
Tonight! Massive Solar Flare Headed Towards the Earth (August 3-4, 2010) (salon) I think this ought to be pretty cool. I can't remember which year it was but sometime in the last 10 years I went out around midnight and there were red streaks in the sky from solar flares-ver.....- 8/3/2010 4:51:15 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 3 2010 (salon) Not too much today because it's STILL HOT, but not as hot as yesterday. Somebody told me today that the Clifton bank had 114 degrees on it yesterday. Wooza1 Grandma cuts up her Target card,.....- 8/3/2010 4:39:54 PM
Heh. Even Kip Averitt Doubts that Brian Birdwell is Eligible to Be Senator (Residency Baloney) (salon) Made me laugh. Sibley received his most attention-grabbing endorsement in March, when former President George W. Bush backed his longtime friend. Sibley is also supported by Averitt, who to.....- 8/3/2010 1:18:21 PM
NRG- Still Too Risky To Spend Money On Nuclear Power Plants (salon) Interesting article in Forbes magazine, found via Texas Vox, about NTG spending their OWN MONEY on nuclear power plants. Does he WANT to build nuclear power plants? Well, sure. but ONLY if he can g.....- 8/3/2010 12:47:49 PM
New and Returning Student Registration Dates for Glen Rose ISD (GRISD) (salon) Interesting article in Forbes magazine, found via Texas Vox, about NTG spending their OWN MONEY on nuclear power plants. Does he WANT to build nuclear power plants? Well, sure. but ONLY if he can g.....- 8/2/2010 7:13:01 PM
EFT (Energy Futures Holding) Loss Widens Q2 (August 2 2010) (salon) Won't they be lucky if they get corporate welfare from the taxpayers! From the DMN. The company said Monday in a press release its net loss hit $426 million for the quarter, wider t.....- 8/2/2010 1:38:03 PM
Audio and Minutes from Somervell County Commissioners Court - August 2 2010 (salon) Thank you, Judy N! Agenda here.  Right click to download audio or listen here.  Incidentally, part of this audio AS IT CAME FROM the the equipment in the courtroom, is missing an.....- 8/2/2010 1:02:10 PM
Where's Waldo-Frak? How Many Gas Execs Have Drill Pads or Frac Ponds Near Their Home? (salon) Heh. Got this via a regular reader. I have yet to locate a gas company executive who has a drill pad on his/her property, near their home.  I have yet to talk to a gas company executiv.....- 8/2/2010 12:41:26 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 2 2010 (salon) Darn. I found that, when my email crashed some months back, that some of it was not working ... and I didn't realize it until last night when I installed a new version of Office and bingo, here.....- 8/2/2010 1:53:19 PM
DIY Shade Cloths - I Continue With My Cool-The-House-Down Project August 2 2010 (salon) Today is supposed to be one of the two hottest days of the year; yesterday the temps got up to 107 degrees!!!!! We have mid-size trees in the yard but they aren't quite to the point, except on .....- 8/2/2010 10:34:38 AM
Ford's New Elite Auto Manufacturing Plant in Rural Brazil (pstern) What does the new plant in rural Brazil signify re: future Ford products, costs to consumers, the U.S. job market, other auto manufacturers.  Does this signal the end of au.....- 8/2/2010 9:36:53 AM
Somebody PLEASE Challenge Brian Birdwell's Residency Claims Because They are BALONEY! (salon) I saw that Birdwell wrote an opinion column in the Waco Trib to address the complaints against him both for allegedly voting in two different states and also for whether he has been a resident of T.....- 8/1/2010 3:53:41 PM
Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Defends Being an Earmark King (salon) From the Waco Trib first, here's what Edwards says. A staunch defender of the earmark process, Edwards said, “I’m going to fight as hard as I can to bring our tax dollar.....- 8/1/2010 1:27:48 PM
U.S. is Friendless in the Middle East (pstern) We throw our money, goods and services at Mid-East and World Nations and still we are hated. by Peter Stern In today’s world, war is our business.  In 2010 the U.S. is busy warri.....- 7/31/2010 6:04:07 PM
Top 25 Posts on Somervell County Salon for the Month of July 2010 (salon) because tomorrow will ALREADY be August.  1  Hooters! Eating Out on the Taxpayers of City of Glen Rose's dime 7/9/2010-salon  2  Re.....- 7/31/2010 11:06:04 AM
Some interesting stats about Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Nursing Home (salon) This first set of information comes from salary info from 2009. Where do people come from that work either for GRMC or GRNH? Note that this is only a variable snapshot and doesn't represent a tota.....- 7/31/2010 10:59:29 AM
Glen Rose/Somervell County Government Salary/Yearly Wages for 2009 Lookup List (salon) From Open Records. Putting link on Glen Rose News page, also directly here.  Includes Somervell County, Somervell County Water District, City of Glen Rose, Glen Rose Medical Center, Gl.....- 7/31/2010 10:07:21 AM
Corporate and the American Worker (humanbeing) "The treatment of workers by American corporations has been worse — far more treacherous — than most of the population realizes. There was no need for so many men and women to be f.....- 7/31/2010 9:19:12 AM
Death and Taxes (humanbeing) "Death and Taxes" is a large representational graph and poster of the federal budget. It contains over 500 programs and departments and almost every program that receives over 200 million.....- 7/31/2010 9:09:42 AM
Brian Birdwell (TX SD 22) and His Residency Requirement Issues -From Waco TV (salon) Texas Tribune has more on the problems facing Brian Birdwell of Granbury as he seeks to provide some defense on his problems with fulfilling consitutional requirements for residency. The big questi.....- 7/30/2010 8:04:15 PM
More on that Rick Perry Smarmy Land Deal-Was He Using the Texas Enterprise Fund to Help His Land Deal pal? (salon) Texas Tribune has more on the problems facing Brian Birdwell of Granbury as he seeks to provide some defense on his problems with fulfilling consitutional requirements for residency. The big questi.....- 7/30/2010 7:53:41 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 30 2010 (salon) How is the Texas school dropout rate calculated? The report released by the Texas Education Agency on Friday says the state's high school dropout rate fell to 9.4 percent for the class .....- 7/30/2010 7:43:35 PM
Mike Dooley of the Expo/Amphitheatre Wanted to Get Rid of 50 percent discount for county citizens (salon) Was listening to audio from Somervell County Commissioners Court yesterday and, in a discussion about changing rates for the Expo Center, Dooley said he wanted to get rid of the 50 percent discount.....- 7/30/2010 2:14:16 PM
Somervell County Hospital Authority Anticipates Needing $895,699 Handout for Next Year's Budget (salon) While listening to the last Somervell County Commissioner's Court meeting (audio here) , the commissioners talked about how, between GRMC and GRNH, there is anticipated to be an $895,699 loss, .....- 7/30/2010 2:05:09 PM
Agenda for Budget Workshop Glen Rose ISD August 2 2010 (salon) Thank you, Dana R ! The link to the GRISD website where this notice, as well as board packets, etc is here. ********************* Notice of Budget Workshop Meeting The Board of Truste.....- 7/30/2010 1:46:46 PM
Texas Accountability Ratings Are Out-Here's For Somervell County (Glen Rose) (salon) from the TEA website. **************************************** ***************************************** **********************************************   2010 ACCOUNTABILIT.....- 7/30/2010 1:35:58 PM
Add Glen Rose 4b Meetings To the List of Public Comments Done Right!!!!! July 2010 (salon) We have previously talked about how both the City of Glen Rose and the Somervell County Commissioners Court have listed their agenda items such that the public cannot comment on items that are ON T.....- 7/30/2010 1:19:03 PM
Agenda for Special Session of Somervell County August 2 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Million ******** COMMISSIONER’S COURT   MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION   OF SOMERVELL COUNTY       TO WHOM IT .....- 7/30/2010 10:24:49 AM
Agenda for 4b Meeting for August 2 2010 -City of Glen Rose (salon) Thank you, Peggy Busch! *************** NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING and Regularly Scheduled MONTHLY MEETING of the GREDC August 2, 2010  – 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBE.....- 7/30/2010 10:13:54 AM
Texas Open Meetings Lawsuit- Federal Judge Dismisses 4 Cities from Lawsuit (July 28 2010) (salon) A little background. Basically , this lawsuit has to do with whether ELECTED government officials can conduct businesses with a quorum on email. We have commented here on our own example of con.....- 7/30/2010 8:06:37 AM
Are You Thirsty Tonight? At Least 1.2 Billion Others Are (humanbeing) After years of grassroots pressure, the UN General Assembly will debate a resolution July 28th on the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation. Maude Barlow, former senior advisor .....- 7/29/2010 7:41:32 PM
Video-How are City of Glen Rose Property Owners to be notified About the Overlay District (CPAC)? (salon) After years of grassroots pressure, the UN General Assembly will debate a resolution July 28th on the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation. Maude Barlow, former senior advisor .....- 7/29/2010 12:57:36 PM
Video-What About The Parking Problem on Barnard Street Near Big Rocks? (salon) After years of grassroots pressure, the UN General Assembly will debate a resolution July 28th on the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation. Maude Barlow, former senior advisor .....- 7/29/2010 11:00:53 AM
Video-About the Plans to Make a Park from the Hwy 67 Area by the Brazos (salon) After years of grassroots pressure, the UN General Assembly will debate a resolution July 28th on the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation. Maude Barlow, former senior advisor .....- 7/29/2010 10:42:07 AM
Brian Birdwell (Texas SD 22) Says He Voted in Virginia from 2004-2006-So WHY IS HE SENATOR??????? (salon) Let's get this straight. You have to live in the state of Texas for at least 5 years to be eligible to run for State Senator. Brian Birdwell bought land in Granbury in November 20.....- 7/29/2010 10:38:43 AM
City of Glen Rose Votes Against Architect Who was the Recommended Choice of Preservation Board (salon) That's who did the presentation at the last city council meeting. I question whether the procedure of one-at-a-time interviews is correct-if a council had a lot of different entities to intervi.....- 7/29/2010 12:58:29 AM
Video- Red Letter Day- City of Glen Rose Opens Bids in Public! July 26 2010 (salon) We here have long wondered why the bid process was so secretive and flawed. For example, the City of Glen Rose did not list a time and date for when the bids would be publicly opened. When we asked.....- 7/29/2010 12:48:05 AM
Video-Wes from Somervell County Appraisal District Talks to Glen Rose City Council (salon) We here have long wondered why the bid process was so secretive and flawed. For example, the City of Glen Rose did not list a time and date for when the bids would be publicly opened. When we asked.....- 7/28/2010 11:47:44 PM
Video-What About a *Park Host* for Oakdale Park for the 24x7 Problem? City of Glen Rose Town Council (salon) We here have long wondered why the bid process was so secretive and flawed. For example, the City of Glen Rose did not list a time and date for when the bids would be publicly opened. When we asked.....- 7/28/2010 11:45:22 PM
Texas and Teen Birth Rates (humanbeing) AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has the third highest rate of teenage births in the country, an improvement over last year's worst-in-the-nation ranking, according to the annual Kids Count report r.....- 7/28/2010 10:33:47 PM
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