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So, Generally, Do YOu Like the Idea that Our New Highways are Toll Roads? (salon) I've thought about this for a long time now, have watched the TTC (Trans Texas Corridor) as it looked to eat up all the farmers and then slunk away into a corner, sulking. Now it's like the Sorceror's.....- 3/4/2010 4:12:40 PM
Quick Note on Van *Trust Fund Baby* Taylor's Run in Plano in 2010 (salon) Readers remember how Van Taylor, who is an heir to an Exxon fortune, moved from his rich neighborhood in Dallas down to West, Texas in order to run against Chet Edwards a few years back. He said at th.....- 3/4/2010 3:42:31 PM
I'm Very Sad At This Moment- One of My Favorite Glen Rose People is Retiring (salon) Mygnonne Thomas just sent out an email that  she is not going to be at the clerk's office much longer due to health reasons. She is such a doll that's it'd hard to imagine anyone taking her place.....- 3/4/2010 2:21:14 PM
On the 4b/GRDEC Hearing for March 16 2010 re: RV spaces and Somervell County Historical Foundation (salon) Saw in the official newspaper of record, the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper, in a public notice that there is going to be a hearing with 2 items. One, funding for the Somervell County Historical Foundat.....- 3/4/2010 2:07:34 PM
Bwahahah- Remember the Obama Is A Terrorist Fist Bump Controversy? (salon) Yeah, You Remember. It Came From Fox *News*. Now the Bankers are terrorists. Saw this ad in a local paper. heh. Course Superman was probably the first to do the fist bump (Does Fox News Think H.....- 3/4/2010 11:02:36 AM
On Online Games and Females and Annoying Bankers (salon) Maybe it's because I'm feeling the lack of being able to play 1v100. I *love* that game. You get online with a lot of other people and play a trivia game. It's not like watching a game on television w.....- 3/4/2010 10:19:56 AM
Almost Five Year Anniversary of Somervell County Salon-Looking Back a bit (March 2010) (salon) This month marks 5 years that we have been writing about various newsworthy (at least to us) items and video recording various public meetings. If we couldn't get to the meetings, we endeavored to get.....- 3/4/2010 9:54:08 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 4 2010 (salon) On Sarah Palin, or as she is known today, Miz Greedy Guts.  Gawker gives the best idea ever-Give the Woman Her Own Teevee Show. Oprah is retriing, right? As Gawker saysIt's been clear since we fi.....- 3/4/2010 10:45:16 AM
Wow! So Fear and Crass Pandering ARE Parts of the Republican National Committee's Strategy (salon) I had always hoped that appealing to people's worst fears was an accidental, or perhaps a random occurrence, with the Republican party. Nope. It's an integral part of their marketing strategy. www.pol.....- 3/4/2010 8:32:30 AM
Worried about where your money is going? (humanbeing) We have a better grasp of the human costs of the war. For example, the United Nations estimates that there are about 4.5 million displaced Iraqis--more than half of them refugees--or about one in ever.....- 3/3/2010 8:22:34 PM
What's the Difference Between the Glen Rose Administrator and The Glen Rose Superintendent? (salon) Recently, the City of Glen Rose okayed a resolution to go out and look for a city administrator. I was wondering what the difference is between these two positions and got copies courtesy of Peggy Bus.....- 3/3/2010 8:09:33 PM
Video- City Council Approached Freese & Nichols and Asked Them to Work with P&Z? (salon) Recently, the City of Glen Rose okayed a resolution to go out and look for a city administrator. I was wondering what the difference is between these two positions and got copies courtesy of Peggy Bus.....- 3/3/2010 5:47:27 PM
Video-CPAC's Freese and Nichols Talks About Possible Changes to East Barnard Street -Glen Rose (salon) I had heard, informally, that at a previous meeting, F&N had brought up moving the homes on the section of Barnard, including the petrified wood homes, to, say, Heritage Park, and perhaps widening.....- 3/3/2010 5:46:10 PM
Some Musings about the Local Somervell County Primary Elections -March 2010 (salon) Democratic results here- Republican results here. I've already said, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the results come in down on the courthouse square at the gazebo. Been thinking, in particular.....- 3/3/2010 12:31:17 PM
If an Open Meeting Not Posted, Shouldn't it be CANCELLED? (CPAC/P&Z Meeting from March 1 2010-Glen Rose) (salon) I had heard a couple of weeks ago that there was going to be an interesting  City of Glen Rose Planning and Zoning meeting held on the first of March, 2010. One item I particularly wanted to hear.....- 3/3/2010 11:26:45 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 3 2010 (salon) I simply love going down to the courthouse square and gathering with friends and neighbors to see the election results get posted on the scoreboard at the gazebo. I've never lived in any place that di.....- 3/3/2010 10:55:40 AM
Pics from Election Night Somervell County March 2 2010-Dwayne Griffin Wins Democratic Judge Primary (salon) Dwayne Griffin wins Democratic Judge primary! (see results here-61.27 %)in front of the Somervell County CourthouseMarty McPherson and Paul HarperCathy ThomasMore pictures on Somervell County Salon's .....- 3/3/2010 12:56:00 AM
Election Results for Somervell County Republican Party Primary (pharper) Ballots Cast - Republican Party: 946   51.53%Ballots Cast - Democratic Party: 890   48.47%Republican Party ResultsUS House RepRob Curnock - 345 (42.07%)Bill Flores - 174 (21.22%)Ti.....- 3/2/2010 11:56:58 PM
Election Results for Somervell County Democratic Party Primary (pharper) Ballots Cast - Republican Party: 946   51.53%Ballots Cast - Democratic Party: 890   48.47%Democratic Party ResultsUS House RepChet Edwards - 591 GovernorFarouk Shami - 31Cleme.....- 3/2/2010 11:38:54 PM
Video-What About Topography in Glen Rose (adding dirt to Paluxy?) from CPAC/P&Z Meeting (salon) Ballots Cast - Republican Party: 946   51.53%Ballots Cast - Democratic Party: 890   48.47%Democratic Party ResultsUS House RepChet Edwards - 591 GovernorFarouk Shami - 31Cleme.....- 3/2/2010 10:53:36 PM
Video-CPAC Talks about that 60 Percent Masonry Requirement at P&Z Meeting -Glen Rose (salon) at the March 1 2010 meeting.I asked about this because, as you can hear, the Freese and Nichols people say that the codes that were so laboriously and time-consumingly passed by City Council are a *st.....- 3/2/2010 10:50:33 PM
Jonathan Cole (humanbeing) at the March 1 2010 meeting.I asked about this because, as you can hear, the Freese and Nichols people say that the codes that were so laboriously and time-consumingly passed by City Council are a *st.....- 3/2/2010 5:02:52 PM
Video-Mitchell George Asks What Happened to the Oakdale Design Committee (salon) and for them to be asked to present their reports to the 4b committee. This is great. I wondered that too. Why have a design committee that was looking to add to PLANS for Oakdale Park and then not ev.....- 3/2/2010 12:26:09 PM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side for March 2 2010 (salon) YOu know that 77 foot cross that was subject of a dispute in Kerrville? Settlement reached and it's going up!  I suspect the homeowners were going to lose because the man had brought the property.....- 3/2/2010 12:30:26 PM
Video-Where's the Plan for Oakdale? from the 4b Meeting (salon) YOu know that 77 foot cross that was subject of a dispute in Kerrville? Settlement reached and it's going up!  I suspect the homeowners were going to lose because the man had brought the property.....- 3/2/2010 11:43:07 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 2 2010 (salon) Made me laugh. Not Coke's new pop top but geekologies commentaryGun control being looked at by SCOTUS-maybe they'll grant the right for corporations to become gun-toting entities that will shoot us if.....- 3/2/2010 12:20:14 PM
Audio, Pics from 4B Meeting (Glen Rose Economic Development Corp) March 1 2010 (salon) Agenda hereThere's a discussion about getting an attorney for 4b, NOT Lucas so that there won't be any potential conflicts of interest. On audio.Will be putting a couple of video clips regarding Oakda.....- 3/2/2010 12:01:55 PM
Early Voting Totals for Somervell County March Primary Election by Party and Precinct (March 2010) (salon) Remember TODAY IS VOTING DAY. If you didn't vote in the early election, get out and do it today!Early Voting was from 1/25/2010 through 3/1/2010Here are the totals by party. (Results courtesy Judy N)D.....- 3/2/2010 10:42:05 AM
Latest Glen Rose Nursing Home State Inspection Data (March 2010) (salon) Remember TODAY IS VOTING DAY. If you didn't vote in the early election, get out and do it today!Early Voting was from 1/25/2010 through 3/1/2010Here are the totals by party. (Results courtesy Judy N)D.....- 3/2/2010 9:58:45 AM
Faith-based Discrimination (humanbeing) Editorial from NY Times (October, 2009)"Effective social service programs should not be ineligible for federal dollars just because they have a religious affiliation. But they should be required .....- 3/2/2010 9:55:13 AM
More on Community Hospital Corporation that Somervell County Hospital Authority Board Went With (March 2010) (salon) We attended the board meeting held at Glen Rose Medical Center on Feb 25, 2010. At that meeting, the board decided to contract out with CH Consulting, which is the consulting subdivision of Community .....- 3/2/2010 9:55:37 AM
From Nicholas Kristoff, NY Times (humanbeing) "For most of the last century, save-the-worlders were primarily Democrats and liberals. In contrast, many Republicans and religious conservatives denounced government aid programs, with Senator J.....- 3/1/2010 6:11:14 PM
Assorted Glen Rose Tweets from the Last Couple of Days (March 1 2010) (salon) Glen Rose Inn and Suites will be under new management starting Mond. I, Lesia, will no longer work there. +0000 2010'}" class="published timestamp">3:28 PM Feb 27th via web .....- 3/1/2010 1:07:03 PM
State/County Nursing Homes Fair Game For Civil Lawsuits-SCOTU Lets Decision Stand-Feb 2010 (salon) via a regular readerIn the case of John J. Kane Regional Centers-Glen Hazel v. Grammer (see McKnight's, 7/7/09), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that the Federal Nursing Home R.....- 3/1/2010 12:14:26 PM
Ruminations OF the Easily Amused for March 1 2010 (salon) Olympics are over. It was pretty good this year. One thing I wonder about-when exactly did the Olympics decide to be pro rather than amateur? I vaguely remember Magic Johnson playing basketball at the.....- 3/1/2010 12:10:23 PM
When the US Government Exterminated Its Citizens Through Alcohol Poisoning (salon) Ran across this article in Slate via SlashdotFrustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcemen.....- 3/1/2010 9:57:41 AM
Somervell County Hospital Authority Check Register January 2010- Glen Rose Nursing Home (salon) See notes from previous post about the GRMC. The description fields for what the checks were written for, as well as the account numbers these checks were bucketed to are not in this report. Have aske.....- 2/28/2010 2:00:40 PM
Somervell County Hospital Authority Check Register for January 2010-Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) Courtesy Jodi Leigh.Incidentally, this register has no check descriptions (memo fields) to indicate what the checks are written for. The accountant is looking into what kind of report might supply tha.....- 2/28/2010 1:52:31 PM
Christian Zionism (humanbeing) Courtesy Jodi Leigh.Incidentally, this register has no check descriptions (memo fields) to indicate what the checks are written for. The accountant is looking into what kind of report might supply tha.....- 2/28/2010 12:15:41 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 28 2010 (salon) AledoBilly, who posts here, aka Billy Mitchell in the Fort Worth Weekly -Against Rick Perry and Eminent Domain abuses. You go!Why should politicians get to know things average citizens don’t?&nb.....- 2/28/2010 12:17:15 PM
THE COST OF DOING NOTHING (humanbeing) "Hands off my health care" goes one strain of populist sentiment.But what if?Suppose Congress and President Barack Obama fail to overhaul the system now, or just tinker around the edges, or .....- 2/27/2010 10:14:14 PM
from Global Research --- worth the read... (pstern) Worth the read.  Discovered this article in Global Research.   P     The American Nightmare: US Economic Elite Wages War on the American People Part II By David DeGraw Global Re.....- 2/27/2010 11:13:14 AM
More Bloopers from the Somervell County Government Website- Where's the Attention to Detail? (salon) I didn't see a notice for any county commissioner meeting coming up on Monday, thought I would check the website at Glenrose.org. Not a secret here that I believe that Mike Ford, who is the commission.....- 2/27/2010 9:48:24 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 27 2010 (salon) Why 3d teevee is only for the very rich... who like to wear glasses.Heh. Clowns caught speedingShould violent offenders be tagged?Is it virgins? Or raisins? Nevada's Governor Jim Gibbons is a lying fo.....- 2/27/2010 9:19:20 AM
Tom Huckabee Screened Movie *Carried Away* at Cherokee Rose in Glen Rose (salon) Why 3d teevee is only for the very rich... who like to wear glasses.Heh. Clowns caught speedingShould violent offenders be tagged?Is it virgins? Or raisins? Nevada's Governor Jim Gibbons is a lying fo.....- 2/27/2010 12:53:12 AM
Video-How Glen Rose Medical Center Calculates Bad Debt (salon) Why 3d teevee is only for the very rich... who like to wear glasses.Heh. Clowns caught speedingShould violent offenders be tagged?Is it virgins? Or raisins? Nevada's Governor Jim Gibbons is a lying fo.....- 2/27/2010 12:44:35 AM
Agenda for 4b Tax Advisory Board March 1 2010- Glen Rose (salon) Why 3d teevee is only for the very rich... who like to wear glasses.Heh. Clowns caught speedingShould violent offenders be tagged?Is it virgins? Or raisins? Nevada's Governor Jim Gibbons is a lying fo.....- 2/26/2010 5:41:05 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 26 2010 (salon) US Patriot Act Renewed-Cvil liberties still guttedDisappointingly, the government's dangerously broad authority to conduct roving wiretaps of unspecified or "John Doe" targets, to secretly .....- 2/27/2010 12:49:49 AM
Why in the world should I have to go a private group's public meeting to find out about city business? (salon) I"m a little fed up today, frankly. Yes, I'm sure I sound negative, but in my opinion, who wouldn't? I go pretty regularly to government meetings or get the audio to listen to. Why? Because, at l.....- 2/26/2010 1:51:02 PM
Video-David Orcutt of Lake Granbury Medical Center at the Somervell County Hospital Authority Board Meeting (salon) Feb 25, 2010. This was interesting. Somervell County Hospital Authority Board chose beforehand which entities they were going to look at for doing the audit for the hospital. One of the subcommitte.....- 2/26/2010 7:45:08 PM
Audio and Some Pics from the Somervell County Hospital Authority Board Meeting Feb 25 2010 (salon) Feb 25, 2010. This was interesting. Somervell County Hospital Authority Board chose beforehand which entities they were going to look at for doing the audit for the hospital. One of the subcommitte.....- 2/26/2010 9:13:43 AM
You Can't Pick Your Medical Helicopter Provider In An Emergency- Kerrville Fracas (salon) I went to a Glen Rose Town Council meeting earlier this week in which the idea was broached by the mayor, Pam Miller, about making memberships for Air Evac helicopter memberships mandatory for all Gle.....- 2/26/2010 8:10:54 AM
Last Day to Early Vote in the March 2010 Primary (Glen Rose) (salon) Link to previous info on this. Also, got an email from Sid Miller about the stats, from Tuesday, on voting. .hmmessage P{margin:0px;padding:0px}body.hmmessage{font-size: 10pt;font-family:Verdana}-->Ea.....- 2/26/2010 7:49:48 AM
'Lesser of the Evils' (pstern) American Politics:  Lesser of the Evils  The Evolution of Mediocrity         by Peter Stern     Once upon a time in America there were great leaders, t.....- 2/25/2010 11:54:55 PM
Bid Letters re: American Junior Rodeo and Glen Rose -February 2010 (salon) I was wondering exactly what the bid required, including those RV spaces that the county/city wants 4b money for. Here, courtesy of Billy Huckaby, are the two papers.NFR Bid Letter for 2011 and 2012AJ.....- 2/25/2010 8:19:13 PM
So.. What's the Glen Rose Neo·Relix Film Festival? Coming in August? (salon) Oldbridge sent this to me, and I looked at the webpage.  Sounds pretty cool. If you're familiar with this, who's behind it, and what do they plan to do when?P.S. Wonder if it has anything to do w.....- 2/25/2010 4:08:54 PM
Nuclear Power Plant News and Notes for February 24 2010 (salon) Vermont Yankee to be shut down in 2012 for tritium leak and lying about it.Vermont is the only state in the country with a law giving its legislature a say over a nuclear plant's relicensing. The Sen.....- 2/24/2010 11:48:14 PM
Did the City of Glen Rose or Somervell County Ask This Private Group to Do This? (salon) Saw this via an email forwarded to me. Redacting the name.****** ******** updated the group on the “Welcome to Glen Rose” signage project.  He has 3 of the 4 locations secures and is.....- 2/24/2010 2:20:15 PM
So.. Does Glen Rose ISD Need a New Gymnasium? Weigh in... (salon) I didn't attend the school board meeting the other night and am waiting to hear the audio from where Doug Mc posts it, so I don't know exactly what was said. However, from the GRISD school board site,.....- 2/24/2010 1:42:23 PM
I love this-Leonard Pitts on Critical Thinking (salon) Seattle TimesTo listen to talk radio, to watch TV pundits, to read a newspaper's online message board, is to realize that increasingly, we are a people estranged from critical thinking, divorced fro.....- 2/24/2010 1:13:48 PM
Cracking Down on Fracking (humanbeing) By Amy Goodman Mike Markham of Colorado has an explosive problem: His tap water catches fire. Markham demonstrates this in a new documentary, “Gasland,” which just won the Sundance Film Fe.....- 2/24/2010 12:14:59 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 24 2010 (salon) Disturbing - Health officials were turning in infant's blood samples to an mtDNA project without parental permission.Energy Future Holdings had a profit this quarterUtah is in the dark ages-criminaliz.....- 2/24/2010 12:49:36 PM
Video-Latest on the RV Spaces at the Expo Center (From City of Glen Rose Town Council Feb 22 2010) (salon) Disturbing - Health officials were turning in infant's blood samples to an mtDNA project without parental permission.Energy Future Holdings had a profit this quarterUtah is in the dark ages-criminaliz.....- 2/24/2010 9:49:50 AM
Video-City of Glen Rose About to Look for a City Administrator - Feb 22 2010 (salon) Rough Transcript. Authorize city secretary to start advertising for candidates for city administrator. Bob Stricklin put on agenda. Talked to Larry Shaw -he's agreeable to get a group together .....- 2/23/2010 10:14:43 PM
Video-Latest on the Noise Ordinance from City of Glen Rose (salon) Rough Transcript. Authorize city secretary to start advertising for candidates for city administrator. Bob Stricklin put on agenda. Talked to Larry Shaw -he's agreeable to get a group together .....- 2/23/2010 10:13:52 PM
Video-Glen Rose Town Council Planning Retreat and Workshop (salon) Rough Transcript. Authorize city secretary to start advertising for candidates for city administrator. Bob Stricklin put on agenda. Talked to Larry Shaw -he's agreeable to get a group together .....- 2/23/2010 10:12:36 PM
Video-Karen Richardson on Glen Rose Historic District and the Historical Register (salon) Rough Transcript. Authorize city secretary to start advertising for candidates for city administrator. Bob Stricklin put on agenda. Talked to Larry Shaw -he's agreeable to get a group together .....- 2/23/2010 10:08:41 PM
Video-Why Did the Planning and Zoning Committee (Glen Rose) Approve A Design That Would Violate City Code? (salon) I went, for the second time ever, to the Planning and Zoning committee meeting because I was interested to hear about the new proposed restaurant on Vine Street. Also on the agenda was a part by the d.....- 2/24/2010 12:36:05 AM
Audio from Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting Feb 22 2010- Glen Rose (salon) I went, for the second time ever, to the Planning and Zoning committee meeting because I was interested to hear about the new proposed restaurant on Vine Street. Also on the agenda was a part by the d.....- 2/23/2010 6:02:36 PM
Coming Soon-Checkbook Register for January 2010 for the Somervell County Hospital Authority/Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) I had asked for a checkbook register that included the same standard fields as the other ones I have asked for up to this point. I got almost what I had asked for, but the register didn't include not .....- 2/23/2010 5:20:34 PM
WILLOW PARK SEWER PLANT COMING TO ALEDO (aledobilly)           Eminent domain is so easy under Governor Rick Perry, that the City of Willow Park used it to try to put their sewer plant in ANNETTA NORTH's jurisdiction.&.....- 2/23/2010 3:58:08 PM
Wayne Rotan, Superintendent of GRISD, Contract for 2010-2013 (salon)           Eminent domain is so easy under Governor Rick Perry, that the City of Willow Park used it to try to put their sewer plant in ANNETTA NORTH's jurisdiction.&.....- 2/23/2010 3:43:52 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 23 2010 (salon) Okay, WHO is this talking about that is going to present an Academy Award? Snark. from Crazy Days and Nights."Hi ya'll. Like this year I was like asked to like present an award and I was like to.....- 2/23/2010 3:02:00 PM
Audio from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for January 22 2010 (salon) Agenda was here. MP3- (right click to download to your drive) includes the auditing report which I am not going to vid clip separately, trash pickup, money spent on Oakdale, who repairs the sidewalks?.....- 2/23/2010 3:46:13 PM
Video-Jaw Dropper-Air Evac Glen Rose Wants To Make Memberships MANDATORY for all Glen Rose Citizens (Feb 2010) (salon) So, let's see. My business needs some more participation. How about I go ask the Mayor if she will bring up forcing everyone to have to pay for an emergency helicopter subscribership that would appear.....- 2/23/2010 5:29:31 PM
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