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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
Video- Signs for the Glen Rose Riverwalk AND Where's Helen Kerwin's Sign? (salon) From City of Glen Rose Town Council meeting July 26 2010. The part that interested me here was not so much the discussion about how big the signs should be or how tall the lettering, but why the si.....- 7/28/2010 9:56:02 PM
The Hooter's REceipt That Will Not Die- One Last time on the Hooter's Receipt that Somervell County Salon Dug Up (salon) First we published the receipt (and others) that we found by going down to city offices and looking at the check register credit card receipts. As we said at the time (July 9th) My question.....- 7/28/2010 9:31:58 PM
Are You Sure You Want to Build That Swimming Pool? (humanbeing) From the Natural Resources Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/watersustainability/ Climate change will have a significant impact on the sustainability of water supplies in the c.....- 7/28/2010 7:36:33 PM
Video- Costs and Methods of Upgrading Light and Electric Poles for the Riverwalk - (salon) From the Natural Resources Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/watersustainability/ Climate change will have a significant impact on the sustainability of water supplies in the c.....- 7/28/2010 4:14:27 PM
Gratuitous Sorrow For Children in Summer Post- July 2010 (salon) Every single summer it happens. Somebody leaves a baby or toddler in a hot car with the windows rolled up. Every single summer. I remember that man who went to work and forgot about the sleeping ba.....- 7/28/2010 4:12:58 PM
Bwahahah! Who Said Brian Birdwell Voted TWICE in Same Election? Attempts to Avoid the Residency Issue (salon) Had to laugh when I read this Texas Tribune story in which Brian Birdwell of Granbury denies something that I don't think anyone was accusing him of. . Basically, this news story would .....- 7/28/2010 3:46:03 PM
Video-Golf Carts Needed for Oakdale Park? City of Glen Rose July 26 2010 (salon) Had to laugh when I read this Texas Tribune story in which Brian Birdwell of Granbury denies something that I don't think anyone was accusing him of. . Basically, this news story would .....- 7/28/2010 3:32:07 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 28 2010 (salon) Mind Meld! The researchers found considerable synchronization between Silbert's brain-activation patterns and those of her listeners as the story unfolded. For example, as Silbert spok.....- 7/28/2010 2:45:38 PM
Transmission Lines-Public Hearings Versus Open Houses-Lone Star Transmissions (salon) Saw a very good article from Florida on transmission lines that reminded me. When I see adverts for companies or utilties, etc that want to have open houses, I wonder why there aren't public he.....- 7/28/2010 11:51:35 AM
Nuclear Power News and Notes for July 28 2010 (salon) Ugh. Seems that the regulators missed this design flaw from the AP1000 In Canada, report says that constructing a nuclear reactor in Saskatchewan would triple consumers power bills and not dec.....- 7/28/2010 11:47:06 AM
Who Gets the Most Benefit of Corporate Welfare for Nuclear Power Plants? NON-US WORKERS and CORPORATIONS! (salon) I wondered when I read about a year ago that Luminant and Mitsubishi were going into a *joint venture* together to build the untested nuclear power plant additions, if approved, for Comanche Peak i.....- 7/28/2010 11:28:59 AM
Solar Energy Cheaper Now Than NUCLEAR POWER.. July 2010 (salon) Saw this via Socratic Gadfly. Here's a link to the direct report entitled "Solar and Nuclear Costs-the Historic Crossover- Solar Energy is now the better buy" Article in the N.....- 7/28/2010 11:11:07 AM
Movie Watch-What Have YOu Seen Lately and Why Did YOu Like it/Hate it? (July 2010) (salon) I watched "Apres Luis" last night, about a mother whose son dies in a car crash, with his best friend surviving. Very sad and disturbing. I didn't understand the ending, but did relat.....- 7/28/2010 10:41:18 AM
Audio- City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for July 26 2010 (salon) I watched "Apres Luis" last night, about a mother whose son dies in a car crash, with his best friend surviving. Very sad and disturbing. I didn't understand the ending, but did relat.....- 7/28/2010 9:06:59 AM
Audio -Somervell County Hospital Authority Board dba Glen Rose Medical Center July 27 2010 (salon) I watched "Apres Luis" last night, about a mother whose son dies in a car crash, with his best friend surviving. Very sad and disturbing. I didn't understand the ending, but did relat.....- 7/28/2010 9:02:47 AM
Who Cooked the Planet (humanbeing) Paul Krugman, NY Times: "Never say that the gods lack a sense of humor. I bet they’re still chuckling on Olympus over the decision to make the first half of 2010 — the year in .....- 7/28/2010 8:23:58 AM
Stunning Stupidity (humanbeing) By Robert Redford, Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-redford/its-the-opportunity-stupi_b_660533.html "A small minority of Senators robbed America of a cleaner, more pro.....- 7/28/2010 7:35:23 AM
Campaign Donation Bill Stalls in Senate (What Else is New?) (humanbeing) WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday refused to take up a bill that would require more disclosure of the role of corporations, unions and other special interests in bankrolling political advert.....- 7/27/2010 6:57:53 PM
Vote Republican, Democrat or Independent? (pstern) Do you think Texans should remain focused and true to ideology and vote only Independent or recognize the primary objective and need to remove Perry from office with a long-term view.....- 7/27/2010 11:16:48 AM
Janis Stout, Glen Rose, Former Director of the Somervell Food Bank, Has a New Book Out! (salon) Was at a fun party the other night for food bank volunteers and all were regretfully saying their goodbyes to Loren and Janis, who are planning, when their house gets sold, to move to Ice Cream Lan.....- 7/27/2010 12:15:00 PM
Audio-Somervell County Hospital Authority Board Meeting for June 22 2010 (salon) Thank you, Jodi Leigh! ********************** or right click to download. Rough Transcript Before we begin, a moment of silence to bring Colleen into our thoughts and prayer.....- 7/27/2010 9:46:38 AM
A Few Musings about Glen Rose City Council -July 27 2010 (salon) After the Glen Rose town council meeting last night (July 26 2010), in a conversation about city employees eating out on the city's dime, a councilman told me, apparently to indicate this was o.....- 7/27/2010 9:37:03 AM
Audio and Minutes from Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting July 26 2010 (salon) Agenda here- Thank you, Judy N! Right click to download or listen here **************** Commissioners’ Court of Somervell County met in a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. on .....- 7/26/2010 3:07:32 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 26 2010 (salon) Extremely busy this week again. More chicks and ducks coming mid-week so I want to craft an additional place to house them. The problem I have when I put the ducks with the chicks is that the ducks.....- 7/26/2010 1:30:11 PM
Perry's Second Job: Real Estate Tycoon (humanbeing) There's something rotten in ole Texas, my friends. This one from the Dallas Morning News: "Three years after Gov. Rick Perry's biggest real estate score, questions persist about wh.....- 7/25/2010 10:20:23 PM
Hooters Not a Topless Joint-So It's A-Ok for City Employees To Eat There On the Glen Rose City's Dime (salon) Regular readers know that I went down and looked at receipts on the City of Glen Rose's credit card a couple of weeks ago , took pictures, and posted about it. This last week, the reporter from.....- 7/25/2010 11:17:21 PM
E.P.A. Considers Risk of Gas Extraction (humanbeing) From NY Times: CANONSBURG, Pa. — The streams of people came to the public meeting here armed with stories of yellowed and foul-smelling well water, deformed livestock, poisoned fish and itchy.....- 7/24/2010 9:50:13 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority dba Glen Rose Medical Center Meeting July 27 2010 (salon) Thank you, Jodi Leigh ************* Somervell County Hospital Authority d/b/a Glen Rose Medical Center Meeting of Board of Directors July 27 2010 Community Room Glen Ros.....- 7/24/2010 9:56:51 AM
Petition to IMMEDIATELY start the Hiring Process for the Budgeted Glen Rose City Administrator (salon) From a concerned citizen who lives in the City of Glen Rose. The Petition says: A PETITION FOR THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE TO HIRE A CITY ADMINISTRATOR   We the undersigned w.....- 7/24/2010 9:37:37 AM
Toxic Legacy of US Assault on Fallujah Worse Than Hiroshima (humanbeing) "Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs t.....- 7/24/2010 9:20:18 AM
All of this needs to be investigate by someone on the State level (lookingtothefuture) How about someone notifying that state that the City of Glen Rose is using taxpayers money to eat out at high dollar restauraunts.  And that there is nepotism going in the city.  And .....- 7/23/2010 5:18:14 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 23 2010 (salon) Finally got all the video chunks I wanted to post about the City Council retreat last Saturday posted. And now I'm brain fried. There are some other things I was thinking about while watching t.....- 7/23/2010 2:30:26 PM
Geez. Why Don't We Just Put the Stake Into the Heart of Texas Public Education NOW! (salon) instead of watching it all die a slow death... Social conservatives on the Texas SBOE vote to use Texas public education fund for PUBLIC SCHOOLS privately owned charter schools. I am glad t.....- 7/23/2010 2:13:17 PM
Video-Discussion about Job Descriptions at City of Glen Rose Retreat July 17 2010 (salon) instead of watching it all die a slow death... Social conservatives on the Texas SBOE vote to use Texas public education fund for PUBLIC SCHOOLS privately owned charter schools. I am glad t.....- 7/23/2010 1:08:52 PM
Agenda for Glen Rose ISD School Board Budget Meeting and Regular Board Meeting July 26, 2010 (salon) Thank you, Dana R ***** Budget meeting at 5:30-Here's link to the agenda packet on the GRISD website. Notice of Budget Workshop Meeting The Board of Trustees Glen Rose Independe.....- 7/23/2010 1:00:35 PM
Quicksilver Resources Sells 100 Percent Of its Interests in Quicksilver Gas Services to Crestwood Midstream Partners (salon) From citybizhouston Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE: KWK) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell all of its interests in Quicksilver Gas Services to Crestw.....- 7/23/2010 10:03:07 AM
Video-Remember Rick Perry's Smooch With Merck over Gardasil? (salon) via Huffington Post I remember this well from a couple of years ago because what Rick Perry did was outrageous. Basically, Rick Perry took a lot of money form Merck drug company and then t.....- 7/23/2010 9:45:11 AM
Agenda for Special Session Somervell County Commissioner Court July 26, 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Milllion. ********************* COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY .....- 7/23/2010 9:12:58 AM
Video-What about the Streets and Roads Budget? Longhorn and Summit- Glen Rose (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann Milllion. ********************* COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY .....- 7/23/2010 9:01:03 AM
Video- Councilperson wants material support for Citizens Center (Glen Rose) (salon) This was brought up at the City of Glen Rose retreat meeting and shows a lack of understanding of the division of who owns and operates what (County vs City). The county owns and staffs the citizen.....- 7/23/2010 8:57:23 AM
Video-Will the City of Glen Rose Move to Time Clocks For their Employees? (salon) This was brought up at the City of Glen Rose retreat meeting and shows a lack of understanding of the division of who owns and operates what (County vs City). The county owns and staffs the citizen.....- 7/23/2010 8:52:40 AM
Video-Status of CPAC (Comprehansive Planning) City of Glen Rose-from Retreat Meeting July 17 2010 (salon) This was brought up at the City of Glen Rose retreat meeting and shows a lack of understanding of the division of who owns and operates what (County vs City). The county owns and staffs the citizen.....- 7/23/2010 8:51:13 AM
Video-Billy Huckaby Report on CVB at Glen Rose Retreat July 17 2010 (salon) This was brought up at the City of Glen Rose retreat meeting and shows a lack of understanding of the division of who owns and operates what (County vs City). The county owns and staffs the citizen.....- 7/22/2010 9:34:48 PM
Video-What Needs to be (and can be) Fixed at Oakdale Park? (Electric Outlets) (salon) from City of Glen Rose retreat meeting July 17 2010 Rough transcript: Chris Bryant- concerned about the pads, are outlets in good shape? cindy: All have been checked, we have a list of the ones.....- 7/22/2010 9:15:34 PM
Video- Glen Rose and the ETJ - from Retreat Meeting July 17 2010 (salon) from City of Glen Rose retreat meeting July 17 2010 Rough transcript: Chris Bryant- concerned about the pads, are outlets in good shape? cindy: All have been checked, we have a list of the ones.....- 7/22/2010 8:45:49 PM
If I Were the City Adminstrator of Glen Rose... (humanbeing) 1. Time clocks would be installed at appropriate areas and employee pay calculated accordingly. No overtime without prior approval would be allowed. 2. Credit/Debit cards would be limited/resci.....- 7/22/2010 7:46:29 PM
Video-About Cindy's Hours at Oakdale Park- from City of Glen Rose Retreat Meeting July 17 2010 (salon) 1. Time clocks would be installed at appropriate areas and employee pay calculated accordingly. No overtime without prior approval would be allowed. 2. Credit/Debit cards would be limited/resci.....- 7/22/2010 6:26:06 PM
Several Documents about the Glen Rose Economic Development Corporation (4b) (salon) Thank you to Darrell Best for loaning me the book (going to return it tomorrow). I have said before that I think it's a wonderful resource for the board members, he clearly spent a lot of time wit.....- 7/22/2010 6:00:49 PM
Video-City of Glen Rose Salaries Discussion-from Retreat Meeting July 17 2010 (salon) about 8 mins:30. Rough Transcript. Cost of living going up. Gives employees a sense of accomplishment. Merit raise can hold off on a year or two. Busch-chose an amount instead of a percentage. Mart.....- 7/22/2010 4:36:12 PM
What Is *Freedom of Speech* on Somervell County Salon? (salon) Regular readers know, as I have commented before, that this site, salon.glenrose.net doesn't post every single entry anyone chooses to make. When a post is made by anyone (or a spammer robot).....- 7/22/2010 3:31:06 PM
One More Eat Out on Public's Dime Receipt from April 2010 City of Glen Rose Accounts (salon) I posted a receipt back on July 9, 2010 from the City of Glen Rose where, from the Oakdale Park account,  a couple of city employees went up to Fort Worth and had lunch at Hooters. That  .....- 7/22/2010 4:11:30 PM
In November Texans should vote for Bill White to replace incumbent Governor Rick Perry (pstern) big campaign bucks and special interest motivations show Perry's true allegiances   by Peter Stern       I.....- 7/22/2010 11:33:55 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 22 2010 (salon) What does hurricane season have to do with us? Cleburne paper. Why is Staples hiding his records? For that matter, are there OTHER Texas government officials that are trying to seal up what the.....- 7/22/2010 12:02:39 PM
Read in the Paper-Family Favoritism at Glen Rose's Oakdale Park (salon) The opinion this week,  by Kathryn Jones of the Glen Rose Reporter news paper, was about how members of one family are hiring all their kin! She talked about Moose Whitfield, city councilperso.....- 7/22/2010 10:59:40 AM
Restore the Gulf (humanbeing) The opinion this week,  by Kathryn Jones of the Glen Rose Reporter news paper, was about how members of one family are hiring all their kin! She talked about Moose Whitfield, city councilperso.....- 7/22/2010 9:49:39 AM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting July 26 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy B! *********** NOTICE OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE JULY 26, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL   THE CITY COUNCI.....- 7/22/2010 9:20:02 AM
Jimmy Branham updated (lookingtothefuture) Yesterday afternoon around 4:30 pm Jimmy Branham passed away at a Fort Worth hospital.  This is a loss for everyone who knew him.  He's been my Sunday School teacher for about 5 yrs o.....- 7/22/2010 6:51:24 AM
Video- Somervell County To Do Roads in Oakdale Park? (July 2010) (salon) One of the items mentioned during the City of Glen Rose retreat meeting by Ronald Bruce is that the Somervell County Commissioners Court have agreed to fix up the roads in Oakdale Park. ... except .....- 7/21/2010 9:06:23 PM
Glen Rose Needs a New Mayor, But Until That Happens... (humanbeing) First of all, I did not attend the city council's 'retreat' this weekend. I've only heard a few bits and pieces but the picture is depressingly clear. The mayor's latest tactic .....- 7/21/2010 9:04:08 PM
Next time make your roof white...easy (humanbeing) Since being appointed as the Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu has been talking all about the benefits of white roofs. Now he’s going to put his own department where his mouth is by mandati.....- 7/21/2010 7:41:02 PM
Video-The Hamster Wheel of the Glen Rose City Administrator Position- July 2010 (salon) Let's see. The city of Glen Rose council votes to hire a city administrator. One strong reason to do this is because they spent big bucks on the CPAC (Comprehensive Planning) document about how.....- 7/22/2010 10:21:45 AM
Oh! I thought the Hotels and Motels in Glen Rose were built for the Tourists! (salon) Let's see. The city of Glen Rose council votes to hire a city administrator. One strong reason to do this is because they spent big bucks on the CPAC (Comprehensive Planning) document about how.....- 7/21/2010 10:58:40 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for July 21 2010 (salon) Redid the site with a fresher look-gave me a chance not only to change up the pages cosmetically, but also alter some of the slower performance code chunks. For example, some time back I had added .....- 7/21/2010 10:21:44 AM
Subsidizing the 501a Doctors at the Glen Rose Medical Center-the Agreement (salon) You remember how the county voted to subsidize the doctor's salaries that are in the Glen Rose Healthcare Inc (501a)  if they don't make enough money to stay here? Here's the agreemen.....- 7/20/2010 10:51:07 AM
Check Registers for City of Glen Rose Month of June 2010 (salon) You remember how the county voted to subsidize the doctor's salaries that are in the Glen Rose Healthcare Inc (501a)  if they don't make enough money to stay here? Here's the agreemen.....- 7/20/2010 10:38:45 AM
Video-Peggy Busch and City of Glen Rose Council on the Budget Items-from July 17 2010 Retreat (salon) Agenda and full audio of meeting here. Selected, exclusive video from the meeting. Line by line through the budget . Some of the videos are slightly edited to take out periods of time where.....- 7/20/2010 10:58:31 AM
We're Not Alone! (humanbeing) "You're either a believer or you're not. There's no gray area; it's as black and white as a group of zebras playing a game of dominoes. Some of us believe in the existence of a.....- 7/19/2010 11:07:37 PM
Interesting Story about Kevin Kolb -Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles- Glen Rose (salon) Very entertaining about local guy from Stephenville who is starting quarterback for the Eagles. From NFL Fanhouse. Lives in the off-season in Glen Rose. The stars begin to fade as the night.....- 7/19/2010 7:29:08 PM
Video-Karen Richardson of Preservation Board at Glen Rose Town Council Retreat Meeting July 17 2010 (salon) Very entertaining about local guy from Stephenville who is starting quarterback for the Eagles. From NFL Fanhouse. Lives in the off-season in Glen Rose. The stars begin to fade as the night.....- 7/19/2010 8:38:49 AM
It's Not As Cool As You Think (humanbeing) "When a national group of urban planning historians was asked to rank the most important influences on the American metropolis in the last half of the 20th century, their top 10 list focused o.....- 7/18/2010 11:27:31 PM
Earth's Upper Atmosphere Collapses (humanbeing) An upper layer of Earth's atmosphere recently collapsed in an unexpectedly large contraction, the sheer size of which has scientists scratching their heads, NASA announced Thursday. The la.....- 7/18/2010 10:59:33 PM
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