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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) - 8/5/2010 3:53:41 PM
Video- 4b GREDC (Glen Rose) Committee Shows Respect for Roberts Rules of Order (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 7/29/2010 12:57:36 PM
Video-What About The Parking Problem on Barnard Street Near Big Rocks? (salon) - 7/29/2010 11:00:53 AM
Video-About the Plans to Make a Park from the Hwy 67 Area by the Brazos (salon) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 7/28/2010 9:06:59 AM
Audio -Somervell County Hospital Authority Board dba Glen Rose Medical Center July 27 2010 (salon) - 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
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