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The Real Fix (pstern) Public Education:  The Real Fix   Light at the end of the Tunnelby Peter SternI have a simpler solution.  It will save a ton of tax dollars and achieve better learning outcomes.  .....- 3/11/2010 10:49:17 PM
You call this Education? (humanbeing) AUSTIN – Republicans on the State Board of Education Thursday soundly rejected a Democratic-backed proposal to require that Texas students be taught the reasons behind the prohibition of a st.....- 3/11/2010 8:32:13 PM
Agenda for Glen Rose Economic Development 4b Board for March 16 2010 (salon) Courtesy Peggy B   Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieo.....- 3/11/2010 5:56:00 PM
Somervell Armoured Vehicle-OF COURSE I can see what my tax money got spent on. (salon) The other day I saw an article in the Texas Tribune that was talking about how US Homeland Security grant money was dished out to various counties. In particular, there was a paragraph about how Somer.....- 3/11/2010 5:49:22 PM
Another Reason to Dump Perry (humanbeing) "Alaska and Texas are the only states that declined to participate in the standards-writing effort. In keeping his state out, Gov. Rick Perry argued that only Texans should decide what children t.....- 3/11/2010 9:05:50 AM
Oh. So those Earthquakes in North Texas ARE Because of Nasty Waste Injection Wells (salon) Didn't we say so? Doesn't EVERYBODY think so> Well, guess what....Researchers believe that when wastewater from the gas extraction process was injected into that disposal well, it could have affec.....- 3/10/2010 6:17:54 PM
Separation Of Church and State? Oh, Kenneth Copeland and his Private Jet Believe in That! (salon) I actually do, too (believe in separation of church and state) , but it really grates on me that a church gets a big ole tax exemption FROM THE STATE while flying around in a 2.8 MILLION dollar Cessna.....- 3/10/2010 5:54:59 PM
Check Register February 2010 for Somervell County Texas (salon) Via Darrell Morrison, thank you! Here, for reference is what I asked for via email on March 9, 2010 to Darrell Morrison. Hi, Darrell I am requesting 2 items. 1. a check register for.....- 3/10/2010 12:59:47 PM
Is There Any Hope Here? (humanbeing) I am continually amazed that a small group of private citizens control what may be taught in our schools and terrified by the fact that since Texas is one of the biggest customers to the textbook publ.....- 3/10/2010 11:22:54 AM
What a Treasure We Have in Barnard's Mill & Museum in Glen Rose (salon) I had been to a 4b meeting in which Pat Barrow asked the board for money to help restore the museum. She came very well prepared, with a thick notebook full of plans and details, and I was very impres.....- 3/10/2010 11:46:07 AM
Is the Barnett Shale worth it? (humanbeing) - 3/10/2010 9:19:30 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 10 2010 (salon) You know how GOOD it feels when you get long projects done and somebody ELSE is the bottleneck? Whoo-hhoo, all kinds of energy freed up today. Corey Haim is dead. I just watched  movie with him i.....- 3/10/2010 10:21:56 AM
In Palestine from NY Times (humanbeing) JERUSALEM — Having been removed in favor of Israeli nationalist Jews, members of the Palestinian Ghawi family have been sheltering this winter in a tent on the sidewalk opposite their home of mo.....- 3/10/2010 9:02:11 AM
Introducing Gov. Rick *Toll Roads & Eminent Domain* Perry (pstern) Another Gubernatorial Election Year of Eminent Domain Issues   Gov. Rick Perry:  proponent of endless toll roads, stealing eminent domain and "flim-flamming" Texans    .....- 3/9/2010 10:48:19 PM
Oakdale Renovations So Far-Before and After Shots (March 8 2010) (salon) Heard Billy Huckaby's glowing report on the progress of Oakdale Park I had been out there in January and took some video, so thought it would be interesting to see what it looks like now.  J.....- 3/10/2010 9:27:22 AM
I Don't Get It. What Was In it For the Enprotec Folks and Why Didn't Glen Rose Town Council Have More Questions? (salon) From the March 8 2010 meeting. I like to record the meetings and sometimes when I'm listening to the presentations made, I'm waiting for one of the council people to ask a question I have. Not that ev.....- 3/9/2010 7:14:59 PM
Audio and a Few Pics of the City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting March 8 2010 (salon) I have a few things I want to talk about in the meeting but will do that on an upcoming post. For now, here's the audio of the whole thing. And here's the agendaMore pics on Somervell County Salon's F.....- 3/9/2010 12:40:47 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 9 2010 (salon) Proving that Lindsey Lohan is not only So Over, but that too much drugs rots your brainGeez. Your battery charger could leave your computer vulnerable to hackers! YOUR BATTERY CHARGER! Ugh. Free speec.....- 3/9/2010 12:36:24 PM
Kip Averitt (TX SD 22) DEFINITELY Resigns-Here Comes a Special Election in May (salon) - 3/9/2010 11:40:37 AM
Audio-Some Items the Glen Rose Medical Center aka Somervell County Hospital Authority Is Asking For (salon) from the March 8 2010 Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting.Pecan Plantation. (Rough Transcript). Somervell County Hospital Authority Board wants to borrow funds, under contract we limit their .....- 3/9/2010 11:27:14 AM
Audio-Mike Dooley on Expo Center Roof Repair-From Somervell County Commissioners Court March 8 2010 (salon) - 3/9/2010 11:14:44 AM
Audio-Somervell County Hospital Authority Asks County To Cover Shortfall $294,024.85 (March 2010) (salon) For Glen Rose Medical Center's operations in January through February 2010. (Item 16 on the Somervell County Commissioner's Court agenda).My rough transcript here -listen to the audio to be certain. (.....- 3/9/2010 11:10:47 AM
Audio-Somervell County Commissioners Court for March 8 2010 (salon) - 3/9/2010 8:32:41 AM
Dishing on the 2010 Oscars (salon) We watched yesterday from the time the Red Carpet stuff started (streaming on the internet) to the bitter end when Bigelow won for Hurt Locker. A few impressions. WTF was UP with the Red Carpet As Fus.....- 3/8/2010 8:47:08 AM
A Little Steampunk for Sunday (salon) - 3/7/2010 1:57:17 PM
Border Walls (pstern) Building Border Walls   Is it to keep people out, or to keep them in?     by Peter Stern     Maybe it is worth building border walls simply to create jobs for unemployed A.....- 3/7/2010 2:13:24 PM
Sidewalks for Kids and the Elderly? Sorry They're Not Tourists! (Glen Rose) (salon) We have long wondered why there are no sidewalks on Hwy 67 (and usable, in good condition sidewalks downtown Glen Rose, for that matter). In my book, children would be able to easily and safely walk o.....- 3/7/2010 1:19:46 PM
Jesus Heals People Through the Hokey Pokey (salon) - 3/7/2010 11:37:32 AM
What Do YOu Do If You Want to Home School But All You Can Find Are Fundy Religious Texts? (salon) Including the ones that dismiss science, Darwin, and evolution? I wondered reading this what the percentage is of people that homeschool because they want to do their own religious instruction versus .....- 3/7/2010 11:55:47 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 7 2010 (salon) Oscars are tonight! (starts at 5 CST)  Oh, I"m going to be all hunkered down with some popcorn watching that, including any pre-Oscar red carpet shows. I think Avatar will probably win best .....- 3/7/2010 10:34:15 AM
Plastic --- the gift that keeps on gifting... (pstern) On the Credit Problem...  Do we even have a prayer?   by Peter Stern     On your monthly credit card statement, credit card companies via Congress made it easier to see how much.....- 3/5/2010 10:09:23 PM
Audio and a Few Pics from Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting March 1 2010 (salon) - 3/5/2010 6:48:04 PM
A Few Items from the Somervell County Hospital Authority Check Register for January 2010 (salon) As mentioned before, I did a request via the Public Information Act to ask for a register of checks written for Somervell County Hospital Authority, to include account buckets and descriptions of the .....- 3/5/2010 7:09:06 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting on March 8, 2010 (salon) NOTICE OF MEETING CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE MARCH 08, 2010 - 5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS – TOWN HALL THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLEN ROSE WILL MEET AT 5:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, MARCH.....- 3/5/2010 5:48:23 PM
Omigosh-This Repent Amarillo Site is hilarious (salon) Because Jesus Wants Killers In his Name.I particularly was amused at the secion under Soldiers "I am a soldier""I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my Comman.....- 3/5/2010 5:47:05 PM
Audio- Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting February 22 2010 (salon) - 3/5/2010 4:59:47 PM
New Credit Card Statement: You will never pay off the balance shown on this statement (pharper) Was reviewing a new credit card statement and saw this (the bold part is bold in the statement):Minimum Payment Warning:Even if you make no more charges using this card, if you make only the minimum p.....- 3/5/2010 4:06:17 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Water District Meeting March 8 2010 (salon) - 3/5/2010 1:27:35 PM
Quick Stats for Somervell County Salon 2010 (salon) As mentioned, yesterday, Somervell County Salon has been around for 5 years. Thought I'd throw out a few stats, with a couple of info bullets. First, we have pretty much banned China and some other co.....- 3/5/2010 9:55:11 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 5 2010 (salon) Gorgeous, gorgeous pics of the EarthTexas Republican Primary turnout highest in 20 years-the article says for the governors race, but I'll bet also it was for the Opinion Poll aspects.Gee. Voters in T.....- 3/5/2010 9:24:13 AM
Cool Video-Rube Goldberg Machine (salon) - 3/5/2010 8:59:45 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Commissioners Court for March 8 2010 (salon) - 3/5/2010 8:55:32 AM
Grow It, Don't Mow It (humanbeing) Our wild creatures need help. I've noticed the last two years a startling loss of insects, amphibians, wasps, spiders and rodents. So many of the properties surrounding me have opted for the 'golfcour.....- 3/4/2010 7:40:16 PM
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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