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Religious News and Notes From the Distaff Side- for January 17 2010 (salon)  Catching up on a number of interesting articles.Pat Robertson on why God struck down Haiti. He says the country *swore a pact to the Devil"-and thus this is God's punishment for a revot tha.....- 1/17/2010 11:18:23 AM
Somervell County Salaries for Fiscal Year 2009 (pharper)  Thanks to County Auditor Darrell Morrison for the quick response on the request for the raw data! As you can see, here are the salaries for the County Employees. They are listed in order of.....- 1/16/2010 5:14:03 PM
So.. The RV Consultant for Oakdale AND the Luxury Cabins Provider are Brothers (Glen Rose) (salon) Briefly, just a couple of comments on the Oakdale renovation. Billy Huckaby mentioned during the walkthrough last month that he was having a consultant come in to look over the park. He also mentioned.....- 1/16/2010 11:14:27 AM
Gee. Think Rick Perry Decided Wanting More Pinkies Up Restoration on the Governor's Manse was a BAD IDEA? (salon) because the idea of adding a second floor  with THREE THOUSAND SQUARE FEET of private space ALREADY was apparently not looking too good in an election year. But he DID want that extra 3 thou-noth.....- 1/16/2010 10:36:21 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for January 16 2010 (salon) I LOVE my bicycle. Now, to ride it I have to go down an unpaved rocky driveway to get to the street.. and I would very much like to see bike paths that were more than just recreational here in Glen Ro.....- 1/16/2010 10:17:39 AM
Women and Minorities Need to be Properly Grateful to White Men (salon) While I was snickering at how backwards the Texas BOE is, particularly with the inclusion of creationist dentist Don McLeroy, who thinks school children need to learn to revere Joseph McCarthy,I ran a.....- 1/16/2010 9:15:38 AM
We's Low in EdeeCational Funding in Texas But At Least We Dun Git No National Standerds- Rick Perry (salon) Who needs national standards, which are tied to funding, of course, when we can have nutjob Don McLeroy pushing THIS? McLeroy was successful with another of his noteworthy amendments: to include .....- 1/16/2010 8:17:57 AM
Audio and Some Pics from BRCC Water Conservation re: Comanche Peak Meeting January 13 2010 (salon) Part 1 - Rafael Flores   Part 2 - John Rutledge  Part 3 Bruce Turner (all MP3\'s right click to download to listen). Particularly listen to John Rutledge, who talks about the origin.....- 1/15/2010 11:14:19 PM
Special Session of Glen Rose ISD Board on January 18, 2010 (salon) Notice of Special MeetingThe Board of TrusteesGlen Rose Independent School DistrictA Special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Glen Rose Independent School District will be held January 18, 2010, be.....- 1/15/2010 7:36:57 PM
Hey! Open Government Afficianados in North Central Texas-Tentative Meeting in Carrollton Feb 2010 (salon) I heard the other day that there is a tentative meeting planned for February 19 2010 to be held in Carrollton-joint project of the Texas Attorney General's office and the Freedom of Information Founda.....- 1/15/2010 3:18:26 PM
Short Update on Joelle Ogletree Case-Oral Arguments at the 10th Court of Appeals in Waco (January 2010) (salon) I've not ever been to an appeals court before so I thought it would be good to drive down and watch the proceedings. Basically, Judge Bridewell of the 249th District entered a summary judgment to dism.....- 1/15/2010 2:07:04 PM
Ooops. Hunters Near Amarillo's Pantex Nuclear BOMB Site Cause a Scare (salon) I've not ever been to an appeals court before so I thought it would be good to drive down and watch the proceedings. Basically, Judge Bridewell of the 249th District entered a summary judgment to dism.....- 1/15/2010 1:50:29 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for January 15, 2010 (salon) Watched Hamlet last night, the BBC production with Derek Jacobi. He is my all time favorite Shakespearian actor right now.This made me laugh-Board Game Rules for Kids from Broken homesUS has rules for.....- 1/15/2010 1:01:08 PM
Senator Kip Averitt Out of Texas Senate District 22 Running Due to Health Issues (salon) with no challengers on the Democratic side Apparently his name will still appear on the ballot. "While I will not serve another term, serving my friends and neighbors has been my highest .....- 1/15/2010 10:35:02 AM
*Divert Taxes*.. FOR TEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!-Well, Who the Fool Wouldn't Want to Quit Paying Taxes for 10 Years? (salon) Poco\'s trailer park. I only put a small part of the owner\'s proposal. Basically, they are out east on town on highway 67 and want to get annexed into the city (to take advantage of the water.....- 1/15/2010 9:36:38 AM
Video-David Polley Asks To Keep Three Rivers Sports Bar Open Later (Glen Rose January 11 2010) (salon) Poco\'s trailer park. I only put a small part of the owner\'s proposal. Basically, they are out east on town on highway 67 and want to get annexed into the city (to take advantage of the water.....- 1/15/2010 9:27:14 AM
Video-Noise Hero Comes to Rescue at City of Glen Rose Meeting (Webb-January 11 2010) (salon) This cracks me up. There was something in the ceiling that kept making this horrible buzzing noise during the meeting. It wasn\'t even a steady noise but would get progressively louder. Some of us.....- 1/15/2010 9:25:40 AM
Video-Glen Rose Code Enforcement Officer Now Okays Requests for Certain Plats (January 11 2010) (salon) This cracks me up. There was something in the ceiling that kept making this horrible buzzing noise during the meeting. It wasn\'t even a steady noise but would get progressively louder. Some of us.....- 1/15/2010 9:23:45 AM
Video-Peggy Busch on Diversitying City of Glen Rose Funds - From January 11 2010 Meeting (salon) This cracks me up. There was something in the ceiling that kept making this horrible buzzing noise during the meeting. It wasn\'t even a steady noise but would get progressively louder. Some of us.....- 1/15/2010 9:21:36 AM
Video-CPAC People Asked at City of Glen Rose Meeting if They Plan Also with Oakdale (January 2010) (salon) This cracks me up. There was something in the ceiling that kept making this horrible buzzing noise during the meeting. It wasn\'t even a steady noise but would get progressively louder. Some of us.....- 1/15/2010 9:20:35 AM
Video-Decision about Official City Newspaper for Glen Rose Delayed Till Next January 2010 Meeting (salon) Since this was on the agenda, and since all the newspapers had been notified about this, via email, on the Friday afternoon before this council meeting, I was pretty interested to see how this was goi.....- 1/14/2010 9:43:07 PM
Video-Dennis Moore Asks About the RV Usage on the 5 Acres Next to Oakdale (Glen Rose) (salon) Since this was on the agenda, and since all the newspapers had been notified about this, via email, on the Friday afternoon before this council meeting, I was pretty interested to see how this was goi.....- 1/14/2010 9:39:35 PM
Minutes from the City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for January 11 2010 (salon) Courtesy Mygnonne T   MINUTES OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE JANUARY 11, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL   MAYOR PAM MILLER CALLED TH.....- 1/14/2010 11:56:35 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for January 14 2010 (salon) I started my way through a Learn to Cook cookbook last night, after getting inspired by the Julia and Julia movie. I've been, of course, cooking for years but decided I probably don't know half of wha.....- 1/14/2010 11:53:13 AM
Irony O Day-Buy Local But Provide Food for Local Event From Outside the County (Glen Rose) (salon) Sigh. I saw an email a while back from one of the vendors who has a shop on the square downtown in Glen Rose, in which the owner exhorted the people who live in Glen Rose and Somervell County to do th.....- 1/14/2010 10:54:44 AM
Somervell Judge Maynard Says His Relationship with the Hospital is *Fragile* Due to GRMC's Actions With Reserve Account (salon) MP3 of JUST this section talking about the reserve accounts. (For ALL the audio from the meeting, see here). Video (clipped a bit, to hear the whole thing listen to the audio, above) Larry S.....- 1/14/2010 8:38:07 PM
Still 'Spinning Our Wheels' with Public Education (pstern) Financing and Improving Public Education:  Still an issue of legal and moral responsibility By Peter Stern -->   If the State does NOT want to assume its constitutional re.....- 1/14/2010 8:46:08 AM
Audio and Some Pics from the Somervell County Hospital Authority Board Meeting January 12 2010 (salon) Financing and Improving Public Education:  Still an issue of legal and moral responsibility By Peter Stern -->   If the State does NOT want to assume its constitutional re.....- 1/14/2010 9:07:48 AM
Video-Judge Walter Maynard Explains That The Certificate of Obligation Money Is All Separate and Safe (Glen Rose) (salon) from the Somervell County Commissioner\'s Meeting Jan 11 2011. Will have video later on this week from the Somervell County Hospital Authority meeting which addresses some money which was pre.....- 1/12/2010 5:10:15 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for January 12, 2010 (salon) Not many links today, have been doing quite a bit of attending meetings. I particularly enjoyed the Somervell County Hospital Authority meeting this morning, had a eureka moment when I finally underst.....- 1/12/2010 4:19:41 PM
Presentations from the Somervell County Hospital Authority Board Meeting of December 22 2009 (salon) Not many links today, have been doing quite a bit of attending meetings. I particularly enjoyed the Somervell County Hospital Authority meeting this morning, had a eureka moment when I finally underst.....- 1/12/2010 3:58:48 PM
Audio and Some Pics from the City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for January 11 2010 (salon) Not many links today, have been doing quite a bit of attending meetings. I particularly enjoyed the Somervell County Hospital Authority meeting this morning, had a eureka moment when I finally underst.....- 1/12/2010 4:08:01 PM
Audio and some Pics of the Somervell County Commissioners Court January 11 2010 (salon) Not many links today, have been doing quite a bit of attending meetings. I particularly enjoyed the Somervell County Hospital Authority meeting this morning, had a eureka moment when I finally underst.....- 1/12/2010 4:09:38 PM
Yeah, I love it. Even If it's Poo-Because What Woman Wouldn't? (salon) Not many links today, have been doing quite a bit of attending meetings. I particularly enjoyed the Somervell County Hospital Authority meeting this morning, had a eureka moment when I finally underst.....- 1/10/2010 10:43:50 PM
A Few New Maps on the Somervell County Salon Site (salon) Have been working for awhile on some Google maps that take, for example, the fire logs, and also the sheriff logs and display the locations and type of crime on a map. Also planning to update the Jail.....- 1/10/2010 10:40:04 PM
Why I Quit Facebook and Am Not Looking Back (salon) I probably wouldn\'t be saying anything at all about not leaving it, except that I\'ve had three people that have asked me if I specifically dropped them from my friends list. They didn\.....- 1/10/2010 10:28:10 PM
Jody Butler of Glen Rose Chosen to be Madisonville (TX) City Manager (salon) via the Eagle"One of the first things I'll do is get a good feel of personnel ... and sit down in my first week or two with the City Council and mayor and go over goals for the coming year,".....- 1/10/2010 9:59:02 PM
Commercial Waste Injection Well in Denton County? FROM a Company in Glen Rose (salon) No secret here that I think commercial waste injection wells are nasty and despoil the environment, for a variety of reasons. I was interested to see that a company from Glen Rose, named Bosque Dispos.....- 1/10/2010 5:56:03 PM
Larry Shaw violates Texas Government Code 552.222(a) (pharper) Larry Shaw has called on the telephone in response to Open Records requests of the new Hospital Authority in violation of 552.222(a) of Texas Government Code, Title 5, Subtitle A,Chapter 552, Subch.....- 1/10/2010 3:21:54 PM
Followup: Open Records Requests of the Somervell County Hospital Authority (salon) First posted about this here- My question then, as it is now, is who is in charge of answering questions from the public concerning the appointed county board, the hospital authority. I believe that I.....- 1/10/2010 9:30:06 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for January 10 2010 (salon) COLD day again.Waco Police Department to be the first in Texas to use 3d scanners for crime scenes. Waco TribYou only get to go through a crime scene once, and once it’s gone, you can’t go.....- 1/10/2010 10:52:14 AM
The same old, same old... (pstern) Politics 2010:  Tired of the same old, same old?          November elections and reelections are less than 1 year away.  The incumbents and candidates are squarin.....- 1/9/2010 4:34:14 PM
Small Rants About Some Local Government Practices (Glen Rose) (salon) There are 3 main things that are annoyances to me about local government. Not the issues themselves. 1. Why does ANYONE have their cell phone go off during a meeting? Ever. I\'m not only talkin.....- 1/9/2010 12:06:57 PM
Tech Info on the Nuclear Power US-APWR-The One Comanche Peak Would Propose to Use (salon) from Nuclear Street On December 31, 2007, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), submitted an application for a design certification for a reactor called the Advanced Pressurized-Water Reactor .....- 1/9/2010 9:34:41 AM
Funny Vid-Peter Pan Fail (salon) from Nuclear Street On December 31, 2007, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), submitted an application for a design certification for a reactor called the Advanced Pressurized-Water Reactor .....- 1/9/2010 9:29:03 AM
Somervell County Democratic Party - County and Precinct Chair Candidates (pharper) Somervell County Democratic Party Officers take office May 3, 2010 County ChairMarty McPherson Precinct 1 ChairJanelle Gartrell Precinct 3 ChairGeneva Morris Precinct 4 ChairDebora.....- 1/8/2010 8:00:45 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority for January 12 2010 (salon) Courtesy Jodi Leigh-also the PDF. (Note: Not sure why this isn\'t listed as the Somervell County Hospital Authority rather than Glen Rose Medical Center. Larry Shaw, I believe, resigned from b.....- 1/8/2010 5:24:35 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting on January 11 2010 (salon) Courtesy Jodi Leigh-also the PDF. (Note: Not sure why this isn\'t listed as the Somervell County Hospital Authority rather than Glen Rose Medical Center. Larry Shaw, I believe, resigned from b.....- 1/8/2010 5:06:22 PM
Somervell County Pays for Non-Employee Contractor to Go to Vegas (December 2009) (salon) I've been a contract worker on two separate occasions. On the first, after signing a contract I worked for the company, made more money than the regular employees did. I also did not receive company b.....- 1/9/2010 7:56:58 AM
Video-Land of the Dinosaur-presentation asking for 4b/GREDC Money from January 4 2010 (Glen Rose) (salon) I started to write much more about this as, initially, I was wondering about the propriety of Mike Dooley, who has a manager\'s lease with Somervell County to run the Expo Center and Amphitheater,.....- 1/9/2010 8:03:52 AM
Somervell County Crime Stats for December 2009 (salon) I started to write much more about this as, initially, I was wondering about the propriety of Mike Dooley, who has a manager\'s lease with Somervell County to run the Expo Center and Amphitheater,.....- 1/8/2010 11:32:38 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioner Court Jan 11 2010 (salon) I started to write much more about this as, initially, I was wondering about the propriety of Mike Dooley, who has a manager\'s lease with Somervell County to run the Expo Center and Amphitheater,.....- 1/7/2010 4:36:22 PM
Central Texas Beef Cattle Clinic at Somervell Expo Center on Jan 19th 2010 (salon) from Cattlenetwork.com Speakers and topics will include: “Cattle Vaccinations: Choosing the Right Vaccines at the Right Time,” Dr. Floron C. Faries, AgriLife Extension program leader for v.....- 1/7/2010 3:16:55 PM
CANCELLED - No Somervell County Water District Meeting on January 11 2010 (salon) from Cattlenetwork.com Speakers and topics will include: “Cattle Vaccinations: Choosing the Right Vaccines at the Right Time,” Dr. Floron C. Faries, AgriLife Extension program leader for v.....- 1/7/2010 12:33:16 PM
Ruminations of the EAsily Amused for January 7 2010 (salon) COLD! I said COLD today. Supposed to be this cold through Saturday afternoon. I believe I'll be staying in after getting some firewood for cozy time by a roaring fire complete with cocoa.What is .....- 1/7/2010 12:44:24 PM
Made Me Laugh- Jolie's Date with Pitt's Beard (salon) COLD! I said COLD today. Supposed to be this cold through Saturday afternoon. I believe I'll be staying in after getting some firewood for cozy time by a roaring fire complete with cocoa.What is .....- 1/7/2010 10:11:23 AM
Agenda for Glen Rose Preservation Board January 7 2010 (salon) I am posting this at the exact moment that the meeting is starting, if the board does audio recordings, will post. I particularly would like to know about the actions regarding the petrified wood buil.....- 1/7/2010 9:07:45 AM
How do we fix our broken government? (pstern) Government Of the People, By the People, For the People   Ban Large Campaign Contributions, Limit Legislative Terms     by Peter Stern     Our government does NOT work .....- 1/6/2010 11:27:13 AM
Video from 4b/GREDC -(Glen Rose) Purchasing the Palace Theater Pros and Cons Part 1 (salon) Audio and some pics link here. Estimated cost plus renovation. Budgeting 300,000. On a 15 year note at 6 percent would be about 2500 per month. Nobody to date to run the facility- the 4b corporatio.....- 1/7/2010 9:25:52 AM
Audio and Some Pics from 4b (GREDC) Meeting January 4 2009 (Glen Rose) (salon) mP3- right click to download to your drive.  Photos on scsalon's photostreamIN which the pitch was made to fund purchasing the Palace TheatreAND to use 4B money for Dooley's Robo-dinosaur venture.....- 1/5/2010 1:58:44 PM
Couple More Video Clips from Oakdale Park Walkthrough by City of Glen Rose on Jan 2 2010 (salon) mP3- right click to download to your drive.  Photos on scsalon's photostreamIN which the pitch was made to fund purchasing the Palace TheatreAND to use 4B money for Dooley's Robo-dinosaur venture.....- 1/5/2010 1:50:52 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for January 5 2009 (salon) Watched Julia and Julia the other night and now feel inspired to go cook french food. I already have a french cookbook that I think I've made exactly two things from-one was trout with almonds and I d.....- 1/5/2010 12:33:39 PM
Video-Should Oakdale Park Have a Master Landscaping and Gardening Plan Before Clearing and Cleaning? (salon) One of the participants, Suzanne Gentling at the walkthrough open meeting that the City of Glen Rose held this last Saturday spoke up about whether the City should have begun clearning trees, bru.....- 1/5/2010 11:37:20 AM
Hays County Politics --- County Judge (pstern) Reelect Hays County Judge Elizabeth "Liz" Sumter   "Hays County Needs REAL Leadership"   by Peter Stern     Judge Elizabeth "Liz" Sumter just may be.....- 1/5/2010 10:54:36 AM
Somervell County Candidates for March Primary Election (pharper) Democratic PartyCounty JudgePam MillerWalter Maynard Dwayne Griffin County TreasurerBarbara Hudson County and District ClerkCandace Garrett Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1Ronnie W.....- 1/5/2010 2:04:55 AM
Bruce Turner of Comanche Peak to Talk about Proposed New Reactors and Water Use at BRCC Meeting (salon) News ReleaseThe Brazos River Conservation Coalition (BRCC) invites the public to hear Mr. Bruce Turner, Environmental Manager at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant discuss water requirements f.....- 1/4/2010 2:58:50 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for January 4 2010 (salon) Almost put 2009. Seems to take me about 2-3 weeks to fully get into the habit of using whatever the next year is.Heh. Britt Hume on the answer to Tiger Woods problems. via WWJD ... and Washington Mont.....- 1/4/2010 1:17:16 PM
Walkthrough at Oakdale Park by Glen Rose City Council and Interested Parties-January 2 2009 (salon) Went out on Saturday to see what Oakdale Park looks like and shot quite a bit of video. Most of it not going to post because I think it will be far more interesting and useful to do some before and af.....- 1/4/2010 10:42:49 AM
Cheddar Explosion- City of Irving Makes Deal with Kraft Foods to Blow Up Old Texas Stadium (salon) Interesting article from the DMN. -the best part, at least for me, is that they're going to have webcams set up around the site when it happens so that people all over can watch it explode. I went dow.....- 1/4/2010 9:09:08 AM
Congress Gives Itself a Raise (pstern) The 2nd Great Depression:  Yet Congress Still Gives Itself a Raise   "Automatic" Law Gives Members Automatic Annual Pay Raises   by Peter Stern     We should .....- 1/3/2010 12:20:42 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! (humanbeing) The 2nd Great Depression:  Yet Congress Still Gives Itself a Raise   "Automatic" Law Gives Members Automatic Annual Pay Raises   by Peter Stern     We should .....- 1/2/2010 9:26:41 PM
4B aka Glen Rose Economic Development Corporation (GREDC) Meeting on January 4th 2009 (salon) at 7:00 pm at Town Hall, purpose to discuss the acqusition of the Palace Theatre, to renovate it to a community theatre. (No formatl meeting agenda was sent out this week). My question is, is this .....- 1/1/2010 10:33:26 PM
Decade! What were YOU doing 10 years ago? (salon) Remembering- we here in geekland were part of the whole Y2K, the world is going to come crashing down because of the software *year* errors. I also remember that one of the Plazas in Dallas was expect.....- 1/1/2010 2:34:38 PM
Happy New Year-My Favorite Expression for the New Year-Time's Sweeping Day (salon) Remembering- we here in geekland were part of the whole Y2K, the world is going to come crashing down because of the software *year* errors. I also remember that one of the Plazas in Dallas was expect.....- 1/1/2010 10:41:37 AM
Minutes from the Somervell County Hospital Authority Meeting from December 22 2009 (salon) Remembering- we here in geekland were part of the whole Y2K, the world is going to come crashing down because of the software *year* errors. I also remember that one of the Plazas in Dallas was expect.....- 12/31/2009 11:19:55 AM
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