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You Can Watch the TCEQ Agenda Meetings LIVE on the Internet (Chalk Mountain June 30 2010) (salon) As a heck of a lot of us know, there are a number of people from Somervell County down in Austin today for the Chalk Mountain versus Tommy Davis issue. Just got a text message from hub, who is down th.....- 6/30/2010 10:25:47 AM
What Were the Top 20 Posts for the Month of June 2010 for Somervell County Salon? (salon) The month is about to roll over tonight, so here's a quick list of what got looked at most this month. 1  Pecan Plantation- CR 1174 or FM 1120- UPDATE there WAS a gas pi.....- 6/30/2010 9:57:46 AM
Fallacies of the Term Pro-Life-What Does It Really Mean, Anyway? (salon) I don't generally get into abortion discussions because I believe that what happens with a woman's body is personal. However, I do respect other's rights to opinions that differ than mi.....- 6/30/2010 9:47:04 AM
Um. Steve Blow of the DMN's Humour Fails to Impress (salon) Sheesh. I don't know whether his original article OR his lame apology at *humour* is worse.  I don't read him regularly but in the past, he has done a couple of articles on a cousin of.....- 6/29/2010 11:14:37 PM
Should the Texas Projection Measure Be Used for 2010 TAKS Scores To Artificially Boost School Ratings? (salon) Remember the TPM, Texas Projecttion Measure, which essentially takes ACTUAL TAKS scores and bumps them up AS IF the students had actually done better. In other words, just like Wimpy in the Popeye .....- 6/29/2010 10:53:36 PM
29th June, 2010 (humanbeing) Rain! Finally, some honest-to-goodness rain. It seems like a long time since the last one; we've had only one good shower that I remember since early March. I've long since cut back all the.....- 6/29/2010 9:35:47 PM
Check Registers for City of Glen Rose -Oakdale/CVB/City Cash for May 2010 (salon) - 6/29/2010 4:35:10 PM
Musing About Monies Spent by the Glen Rose Convention and Visitors Bureau (salon) I've been looking at check registers from the City of Glen Rose for the past 6 months or so. (Have put quite a bit of the public information requests links here although it isn't exhaustive.....- 6/29/2010 4:23:21 PM
US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Plano Candy Canes in School Case (salon) Been following this for years.  Heh, I'm with that judge that asked WHY DOES PLANO HAVE SO MANY ISSUES? Anyway, here's from Unfair Park (Dallas Observer) The district in 2.....- 6/29/2010 2:24:57 PM
Texas Judge Upholds Truth in Grading - No Required Minimum (salon) I still find it amazing that any school district would even fight for this! But those that did LOST. A state judge upheld Texas' truth-in-grading law Monday, rejecting arguments by seve.....- 6/29/2010 1:59:21 PM
What will Glen Rose ISD's New Gymnasium Look Like? Flash Presentation on GRISD Site (salon) - 6/29/2010 1:24:14 PM
Nuclear Power News and Notes for June 29 2010 (salon) Walter Maynard talks about Comanche Peak in Texas Trib article. The county has used homeland security grants to buy a military-style armored truck — to defend itself and its plan.....- 6/29/2010 1:29:04 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 29 2010 (salon) 30 days have September, April, June.......where did the month go? Still on mental vacay for the next week, enjoying the weather, rain and some other projects, so posting will continue to be light f.....- 6/29/2010 1:02:45 PM
Where Are We With Our Wish List for Somervell/Glen Rose Government to be Online? (June 28 2010) (salon) Regular readers know that we here have had a goal for the last couple of years in particular to see all government entities post their notices and, after, meetings minutes and audio online. I parti.....- 6/29/2010 9:02:10 AM
Happy Videos-Gramps Dancing to Lady Gaga Pokerface and Rooster with Rhythm (salon) - 6/28/2010 3:54:24 PM
The Third Depression (humanbeing) "It’s almost as if the financial markets understand what policy makers seemingly don’t: that while long-term fiscal responsibility is important, slashing spending in the midst of a.....- 6/28/2010 10:06:45 AM
Video-Robert Byrd Dead - From a Few Years Ago *The Little Chap That Follows Me* (salon) - 6/28/2010 9:01:21 AM
The Fourth of July (humanbeing) The use of fireworks should be banned in this country, and around the world, except for organized, public displays. Allowing anyone to use fireworks any way they want and as much as they want is a .....- 6/27/2010 10:14:23 PM
LOVE Watching the FIFA World Cup-Germany v England fixing to start (salon) Streaming it online. Football (or soccer as we call it) is such a great coordinated team sport. I really enjoy watching the passing game between players, the balls bounced off heads, the expert.....- 6/27/2010 8:50:20 AM
L-3 Wants to Use Airspace Around Gatesville to Test Unmanned Planes (salon) They want to use constricted Fort Hood airspace. The aircraft, a Viking 400, is the largest unmanned vehicle created by the BAI Aerosystems division of L-3, and weighs roughly 500 pound.....- 6/27/2010 8:45:33 AM
Teenage US Girl Rescued-Sail Around the World... What the Fool is Wrong with the parents? (salon) Really. It isn't just that she's 16 years old. Her family has rejected criticism of the decision to allow her to make the attempt, saying she was prepared and mentally well equipped.....- 6/26/2010 12:22:47 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 26 2010 (salon) It actually rained yesterday. Everything in the yard looks perkier. WORLD CUP! Streaming online on ESPN Can there really be fairness in the dairy industry with associations like DFA? .....- 6/26/2010 10:18:19 AM
Toothless TCEQ Has No Problem With Keeping Radioactive Waste With Company Violating License (salon) Pfffttt. Waste Control Specialists strikes again; you know, the place that all the low-level radioactive waste is slated to go, and for some gawdawful reason Andrews County wants it. Anyway. EVEN T.....- 6/25/2010 7:02:56 PM
Spill it! Which Commercials on the Teevee Can't You Stand? (salon) We didn't watch teevee for a long time but now I am back to sometimes watching Judge Judy in the afternoon. And there's one commercial that I try to hurry up and skip because otherwise I al.....- 6/25/2010 5:10:19 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 25 2010 (salon) Wow! Is it almost July? And it RAINED TODAY. okay, it didn't rain a long time but it did soak the ground enough so I don't have to water everything tonight. And it's still overcast so i.....- 6/25/2010 5:03:15 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioners Court June 28 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann M ****** COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS.....- 6/25/2010 9:52:49 AM
Agenda for Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting June 28 2010 (salon) Thank you, Dana R LINK to the Agenda Packet which includes materials to be discussed. ********** Notice of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees Glen Rose Independent School Distric.....- 6/25/2010 9:50:26 AM
Jurassic Park Comic Book Features Cadre of Dinosaurs Corralled in Glen Rose, Texas (salon) link The artwork’s pretty much ruined this for me, but let’s hash the plot anyway. It’s 13 years after the events of the first movie. Lexx Murphy is the CEO of Lexxcrops (.....- 6/24/2010 9:05:39 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting June 28 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy B ************ NOTICE OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE JUNE 28, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL   THE CITY COUNCI.....- 6/24/2010 8:36:52 PM
Glen Rose Medical Center's contract with ESS (for the Emergency Room) -June 2010 (salon) via Open Records Request. I had heard that the emergency room is not staffed by GRMC but rather through a contract with Emergency Staffing Solutions. That includes the physicians. This is, of cours.....- 6/24/2010 8:31:37 PM
Just Pondering-WHY do we need so many banks in Glen Rose? (salon) On one end of Hwy 67 there's a Family Dollar going up, which is presumably for people with less cash that also don't want to go to Granbury to shop. Farther east there's a new bank goin.....- 6/24/2010 2:37:32 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 24 2010 (salon) Kip Averitt definitely not going to run in November-going to remove his name from the running. Court rules against Creationism degree. In 2008, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating .....- 6/24/2010 12:47:59 PM
Happy Hill Endowment Fund (Granbury TX) 990 IRS Forms for 2006, 2007 and 2008-UPDATED (salon) 2006 2007 2008 Updated this on 4/11/2013 The Happy Hill Farm Endowment Foundation Fund has some additional 900 forms 2011 2010 2009 and here is the Happy Hill Childr.....- 6/24/2010 11:55:56 AM
Brazos River Charter School (Nemo, Texas) 990 IRS Forms for 2005, 2007 and 2008 (salon) - 6/24/2010 11:52:38 AM
Erath Excels (Stephenville, TX) 990 IRS Forms for 2007, 2008 and 2009 (salon) - 6/24/2010 11:47:01 AM
Glen Rose Medical Foundation 990 IRS Forms for 2006, 2007 and 2008 (salon) Note that Glen Rose Medical Foundation dba Glen Rose Medical Center has been replaced as a private non-profit by Somervell County, which appointed Somervell County Hospital Authority board to run i.....- 6/24/2010 11:43:06 AM
Soil Moisture Levels in Somervell County-June 2010 (salon) From Southwestfarmpress In Central Texas, rain was hit-and-miss. In Somervell County, AgriLife Extension agent Josh Blanek reported, "Topsoil moisture is getting very short and pasture.....- 6/23/2010 7:27:29 PM
Read This Latest Survey About Health Care in America (humanbeing) "We rank last on safety and do poorly on several dimensions of quality," Schoen told reporters. "We do particularly poorly on going without care because of cost. And we also do surpr.....- 6/23/2010 6:59:30 PM
Bonuses Paid to Glen Rose Medical Center Employees in 2008, 2009 and 2010 (salon) Note that GRMC was taken over by Somervell County Hospital Authority board in January of 2010, which is an appointed board of Somervell County. 2008 1. David Dennis $1497.60 4/2008 for Fisc.....- 6/23/2010 6:29:43 PM
Travelling Optimist on Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose (salon) - 6/23/2010 6:17:42 PM
Did Brian Birdwell Commit Election Fraud in Virginia When He Voted There in 2006? (salon) Just because Birdwell won last night doesn't mean some serious questions remain about his eligibility to even run for office in our Texas Senate District 22. Will Democrats challenge his win? .....- 6/23/2010 6:03:06 PM
Is It Possible To Live Without Air Conditioning in North Central Texas? (salon) Yes. We have the AC cranked up today. Yes. We had some really low electricity bills up until the time we turned on the AC INCLUDING running fans. Gary who used to work at the Glen Rose post office .....- 6/23/2010 10:13:36 AM
Brian Birdwell wins Special Runoff Election for State Senate District 22 (pharper) In Somervell County, the data from the Secretary of State's web site shows: Early Voting 105 - Brian Birdwell (90.5%) 11 - David Sibley (9.5%) 116 early voting ballots cast Electi.....- 6/23/2010 3:15:35 AM
Audio-Preservation Board City of Glen Rose June 21 2010 (salon) - 6/22/2010 7:58:29 PM
Audio and some Pics from City of Glen Rose Town Council w Preservation Board June 21 2010 (salon) LINK-right click to download or listen here   Rough Transcript. Meeting/workshop with city and preservation board. most of it has to do with Oakdale Park. Richardson. Tnank the co.....- 6/22/2010 7:36:07 PM
Nice Article on Fossil Rim in Texas Highways this month (June 2010) (salon) - 6/22/2010 4:41:19 PM
This is what we've created, folks (humanbeing) - 6/22/2010 3:27:50 PM
Light Posting From Me This Week- Taking a Summer Break! (salon) I'm in the mood to be outside in the heat, mowing, doing yard work, and other activities instead of being inside. in fact, this happens every year in the summer, where there are all kinds of de.....- 6/22/2010 1:12:24 PM
Why the U.S. may be one step away from destroying itself and any chance of world peace (pstern) the long journey to nowhere brings us back to ourselves by Peter Stern   Faintly in my memories I recall an America that was beautiful in many ways.  We were a righteous natio.....- 6/20/2010 2:24:59 PM
Our Home, Planet Earth (humanbeing) Sorry to be the harbinger of bad news but here it is: The Earth doesn't need us. The Earth is a living organism, like we are, but we humans are really nothing more to the Earth than like f.....- 6/19/2010 11:33:07 PM
Agenda for Gathering (not meeting) of Somervell Commissioners on June 22 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann M A   GATHERING   OF   COMMISSIONER’S COURT     OF SOMERVELL COUNTY     TO WHOM IT M.....- 6/19/2010 5:47:17 PM
Why Texas Governor Rick Perry is NOT the choice of most Texas voters (pstern) big campaign bucks show Perry's true allegiances   by Peter Stern       It is NOT the People of Texas who want Perry reelected. .....- 6/18/2010 6:04:01 PM
Problems with Nuclear Power Highlighted by Gulf Disaster? (humanbeing) "Nobody's perfect, and so mistakes do happen.  But while I doubt if any of us could conceive of the tragedy coming with a reported 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil daily entering The G.....- 6/18/2010 10:10:11 AM
Somervell County Check Register for May 2010 (salon) - 6/17/2010 10:50:04 AM
Somervell County IT Work Tickets from Feb 9 2010 through mAY 26, 2010 (salon) - 6/17/2010 10:45:37 AM
Texas Likes That Stimulus Money-Partners with Telephone and Cable Companies to do Broadband Map (salon) Saw today this big ole blurb from Todd Staples via DMN saying that he has partnered with Connected Texas (connectedtx) with maps  that shows the internet broadband map in Texas. Here's the.....- 6/17/2010 9:55:18 AM
Yes. Brian Birdwell (Running for SD 22 in Kip Averitt's Place) IS INELIGIBLE TO RUN?-Don't Waste Your Vote (salon) Heh. As mentioned before, I've wondered about Brian Birdwell and why he moved to Granbury, since 2007. He could NOT run for office then because he had not lived in Granbury for even the paltry .....- 6/17/2010 9:10:14 AM
EPA was going to BYPASS TCEQ for permitting- Quick! Texas Proposed some changes! (salon) Yeah. EPA didn't trust the TCEQ enough to do the permitting for clean air, RIGHTLY SO...So AFTER EPA ordered a couple of companies to have to come to the national level, Texas proposed some cha.....- 6/17/2010 8:14:49 AM
Which Entities in Somervell county Have Gotten That Good Ole Stimulus Money (June 2010) (salon) Between Feb 17,  2009 and March 31, 2010 a total of   $16,392,444 has come to our county, 5 grants total. Here's the Recovery.gov website- punch in the zip code. Brazos River.....- 6/17/2010 12:23:37 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 17 2010 (salon) Ryan Purtell, who graduated from GRISD in 1994, is lone finalist to be head boy's basketball coach at Sherman High School. Bosque County had a hospital district election and it failed. I no.....- 6/17/2010 7:45:34 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority dba Glen Rose Medical Center June 22 2010 (salon) Thank you, Jodi Leigh ***** Meeting of the Board of Directors Annual Retreat June 22, 2010 IT Training Center GRISD (8:00 am) I. Call to Order and Record of Attendan.....- 6/17/2010 6:41:38 AM
Rookie Brian Birdwell Sees No Need for Change at TCEQ? Oh, REALLY? (salon) Well, I know a lot of people in Somervell County that would beg to differ. From a Save Chalk Mountain meeting in which the TCEQ people said there is NO PENALTY for breaking the rules. Fw S.....- 6/16/2010 7:32:05 PM
Food Fight! *Who's the Better Christian* Obscures Issues Around Mayor Pam Miller's Son on 4b (salon) I just got my copy of the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper for Jun 16, 2010 and laughed when I saw one of the Letters to the Editor by Cindy Davis. (I would put in a link to it on the Glen Rose Reporter w.....- 6/16/2010 3:16:48 PM
Family of Worker Who Was Badly Burned in Johnson County Gas Line Explosion Files Suit (June 2010) (salon) According to this article on the NBC DFW site, the lawsuit is against Enterprise Product Partners. The lawsuit filed Monday is against Enterprise Product Partners and includes claims of neg.....- 6/16/2010 12:31:03 PM
Check Register for May 2010 for Somervell County Water District (salon) - 6/16/2010 11:23:40 AM
Video-City of Glen Rose Decides Not to Go for Additional Million Bucks on 4b bond (salon) Mayor Miller had asked for this to be put on the agenda and for Southwest Securities to talk about it. One hoot in this video is when a citizen asks what the million dollars is even for! Miller say.....- 6/16/2010 10:07:15 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for June 16 2010 (salon) Environment? What environment? Texas lawmakers want that dang moritorium on drilling lifted.Y You VILL buy that mac and cheese. Do Not Take Your Eyes Away From the Screen. -heh. Seems like I.....- 6/16/2010 10:43:58 AM
Video- Danny Chambers Asks about Million Dollars for 4b at Glen Rose Town Council June 14 2010 (salon) during the Southwest Securites presentation. Mayor Pam Miller had asked the SS guy not only to present on the costs and benefits of refinancing the bond but how it would be if another million dolla.....- 6/16/2010 9:44:21 AM
Video-Decision to Put Billy Huckaby in Charge was Just Up and Done-No Glen Rose Town Council Vote (salon) Regular Readers here know that I have wondered for quite a while how it happened that Billy Huckaby was put in charge of redoing Oakdale, which is NOT a CVB job but a contracting job. I have looked.....- 6/16/2010 9:29:13 AM
Video-Ronald Bruce the One Go-to guy for Oakdale, Billy Huckaby Strictly CVB (salon) THIS is why the City of Glen Rose needs a city administrator. I'm glad that Chris Bryant brought this up, and it has now been voted to clarify who is in charge of Oakdale. I do hope that having.....- 6/16/2010 9:38:18 AM
Video-Bidding on Riverwalk Lightng to be Redone- City of Glen Rose June 14 2010 (salon) - 6/16/2010 9:06:06 AM
Quick Note-URL of the Somervell County Appraisal District website (salon) I noticed that the website URL I had for them didn't work, so I asked about it a week or so ago, the link now is at isouthwestdata.com-choose Somervelll from the drop down or here's the dir.....- 6/15/2010 7:52:37 PM
Hmm. Questions about the legality of Birdwell's residency, due to one party judicial declaration. (salon) from the Waco Trib On April 20, Birdwell petitioned the Hood County District Court to issue what’s called a declaratory judgment, but in his lawsuit he didn’t name any other par.....- 6/15/2010 7:06:17 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Workshop with Preservation Board -June 21 2010 (salon) Thank you, Peggy B! ********** NOTICE OF MEETING JUNE 21, 2010 5:30 P.M. CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE WORKSHOP WITH PRESERVATION BOARD TOWN HALL 201 N.E. VE.....- 6/15/2010 5:20:31 PM
Agenda for Special Session of Somervell County Commissioners Court June 18 2010 (salon) Thank you, Mary Ann M **** COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS A.....- 6/15/2010 12:14:22 PM
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