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Agenda for GRISD School Board Meeting for Feb 22 2010 (salon) I didn't get a notice like I usually do for the GRISD meeting but don't think I could have made it anyway because I went to the City Council and then P&Z meeting. Going to paste in the info from t.....- 2/23/2010 1:39:12 AM
Audio Podcasts of GRISD School Board meetings now on Glen Rose ISD School Blog (salon) I didn't get a notice like I usually do for the GRISD meeting but don't think I could have made it anyway because I went to the City Council and then P&Z meeting. Going to paste in the info from t.....- 2/22/2010 11:59:32 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 22 2010 (salon) Again so much stuff to do that I Must Get Done. Real Men Marry Weomen. heh. and let's add to that, heh.Oh. Ooops. All the children that were kidnapped by those Baptist missionaries had parents. And we.....- 2/22/2010 3:59:52 PM
Winter Weather Comes Again to Glen Rose? Feb 23 2010 (salon) Winter weather COMING BACK! BLARGH. Noticed that GRISD has a twitter account now. Got a notification from GRISD that they're putting a winter storm warning letter on their website. Due to the possibil.....- 2/22/2010 2:59:31 PM
Nice! Glen Rose ISD has a Twitter Account (salon) Twittter account here P.S. I have added their twitter to a list I have which is seen on the right hand column of this page. If you have a twitter account related to Glen Rose and you want to add it, s.....- 2/22/2010 2:51:29 PM
FCC Order Allowing Schools To Open After Hours for the Public To Use School's Internet Access (salon) Very interesting document re: schools that get funding from the E-rate program.This action will leverage universal service funding to serve a larger population at no increasedcost to the E-rate progra.....- 2/22/2010 2:22:42 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority Board Meeting for Feb 25, 2010 (salon) Very interesting document re: schools that get funding from the E-rate program.This action will leverage universal service funding to serve a larger population at no increasedcost to the E-rate progra.....- 2/22/2010 1:31:53 PM
NRC Flouts ALJ Ruling re: Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose (salon) From SEED /* Style Definitions */p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New.....- 2/22/2010 1:02:22 PM
Project O Week-Asking About that Bike Path on Tx Hwy 144 in Meridian Texas (salon) Pretty obviously, last week I spent a significant amount of time looking at safety features for my bicycle. Where I live there is NO way to get to town without travelling on a highway, either Hwy 144 .....- 2/22/2010 12:12:50 PM
Hays, Blanco, Caldwell County Voters: Rep. Patrick Rose does NOT deserve your vote (pstern)   Rep. Patrick Rose does NOT deserve your vote   We need a REAL leader   by Peter Stern     Patrick Rose has a lot of potential as a leader.  It's too bad he do.....- 2/21/2010 11:46:44 PM
Check Register January 2010 for Somervell County (salon)   Rep. Patrick Rose does NOT deserve your vote   We need a REAL leader   by Peter Stern     Patrick Rose has a lot of potential as a leader.  It's too bad he do.....- 2/20/2010 3:57:58 PM
No Shadow Government! If you Don't Like What Your Local Government is Doing, Hold Their Feet to the Fire (salon) Just a quick thought. Rather than running out and creating your own group to do things you think the city or county (or chamber) ought to be doing, why not first exhaust all the options by holding gov.....- 2/20/2010 4:08:02 PM
Tragedy Strikes: The Plane Crash in Austin (pstern)  Response to the Plane Suicide Tragedy in Austin, TX     by Peter Stern   By this time everyone nation-wide has heard or read about the tragic plane suicide in Austin, TX. S.....- 2/20/2010 11:17:01 AM
Went to an Open Government Seminar Co-Hosted by Texas AG and FOIFT's Office-Carrollton (salon) Now I gotta tell ya, I REALLY want to go to something if I'm willing to go drive in Dallas traffic during rush hours.. which seem to last most of the day. I've said before that I far prefer, from here.....- 2/20/2010 10:44:15 AM
The Lesson of Anthem Blue Cross (humanbeing) Editorial from NY Times:  www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/opinion/19fri1.htmlClients were understandably furious when Anthem Blue Cross, the largest for-profit health insurer in California, announced .....- 2/20/2010 9:29:34 AM
Interesting Texas Government Salary Database from Texas Tribune (salon) Editorial from NY Times:  www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/opinion/19fri1.htmlClients were understandably furious when Anthem Blue Cross, the largest for-profit health insurer in California, announced .....- 2/20/2010 8:50:49 AM
Is *The Flintstones* a Documentary? (salon) Texas Tribune discusses a poll in which people were asked if dinosaurs and humans were on the earth at the same time. A surprising number said yes. Prindle says the results recall a line from comedian.....- 2/20/2010 8:25:36 AM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting Feb 22 2010 (salon) Texas Tribune discusses a poll in which people were asked if dinosaurs and humans were on the earth at the same time. A surprising number said yes. Prindle says the results recall a line from comedian.....- 2/20/2010 12:44:56 AM
Who is protecting consumers? (pstern) Credit Bureaus Playing God at Our Expense   Time to Quell Excessive Power of Credit Bureaus         by Peter Stern     Why does the government permit credit.....- 2/18/2010 9:40:04 PM
Putting it all in perspective (humanbeing) Credit Bureaus Playing God at Our Expense   Time to Quell Excessive Power of Credit Bureaus         by Peter Stern     Why does the government permit credit.....- 2/18/2010 7:17:21 PM
Asking for Some Feedback on Bicycle Riding in Somervell County (salon) I've been wanting to do some bike riding for awhile, and frankly, I would love to be able to bicycle into town to do shopping or eat breakfast at a local restaurant, etc. But I'm scared. Yes, I know I.....- 2/18/2010 3:06:45 PM
Disney Kicks Dying Man Over Copyright Issues (salon) Saw this via Dvorak-from site Against MonopolyPretty awful conduct by Disney. But then, I long ago ceased to think of Disney as anything good. If there was a brand that had something special about it,.....- 2/18/2010 2:31:34 PM
Compliment for the Somervell County Water District (Feb 2010) (salon) I feel that lately I have been on a tear wanting to see all the government websites up to snuff and truly serving the taxpaying citizens who live here. I believe that every governmental entity that sp.....- 2/18/2010 12:50:58 PM
Just a Reminder for North Texas that Open Government Seminar in Carrollton is Tomorrow (Feb 19 2010) (salon) I feel that lately I have been on a tear wanting to see all the government websites up to snuff and truly serving the taxpaying citizens who live here. I believe that every governmental entity that sp.....- 2/18/2010 11:27:20 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 18 2010 (salon) In Brownwood News-another man charged with possession of child pornographty that Somervell County bagged. Because planes are just ugly cramped busses in the skyEw! This Kansas State Rep Steve Brunk is.....- 2/18/2010 9:51:00 AM
South Texas Nuclear Power Plant CPS/NRG Settlement - Nuclear Power Too Costly, Too Risky (salon) from Public CitizenToday’s announcement that as a part of a settlement with NRG Energy, CPS Energy will withdraw its application for a federal loan guarantee for the South Texas (Nuclear) Pro.....- 2/18/2010 9:21:41 AM
If you want change, change Congress (humanbeing) from Public CitizenToday’s announcement that as a part of a settlement with NRG Energy, CPS Energy will withdraw its application for a federal loan guarantee for the South Texas (Nuclear) Pro.....- 2/18/2010 9:05:25 AM
The Top 400: Income way up and taxes way, way down (humanbeing) A new IRS report on the richest 400 taxpayers shows their income rose an average of $81 million -- in a single year By Joe Conason Before angry voters restore Republicans to power -- in th.....- 2/17/2010 9:31:18 PM
Take THAT, Rick Perry! Justice Scalia says States CANNOT SECEDE (salon) A new IRS report on the richest 400 taxpayers shows their income rose an average of $81 million -- in a single year By Joe Conason Before angry voters restore Republicans to power -- in th.....- 2/17/2010 4:31:37 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 17 2010 (salon) Olympics! That cutie red-headed snowboarder is going to be on tonight. Last night was the men's figure skating short program. Really gorgeous to watch. I"m really enjoying the Olympics this year......- 2/17/2010 4:07:04 PM
I really like this joke-Tautology (salon) Olympics! That cutie red-headed snowboarder is going to be on tonight. Last night was the men's figure skating short program. Really gorgeous to watch. I"m really enjoying the Olympics this year......- 2/17/2010 3:39:33 PM
What about the 10th Court of Appeals Race? 2010 (Texas) (salon) Interesting article from the Waco Trib about Felipe Reyna and Al Scoggins running for the position. A few things about Chief Justice Tom Gray are again mentioned, like his conduct at the Somervell Rep.....- 2/17/2010 3:22:35 PM
Now with Descriptions of the Checks-Somervell County Water District Check Registers are Updated (salon) Thank you, Kathy BrownThis is a reposting of the links to the check registers which the Somervell County Water District has put online. I had asked, in my original request, for a description of the ch.....- 2/17/2010 3:01:24 PM
Perry Power (pstern) 2010 Texas Gubernatorial Prediction:   "Perry Wins Re-election"     by Peter Stern       As crazy as it may sound, I predict that Gov. Rick "Git-on Down .....- 2/17/2010 1:30:39 PM
The Year of Taking Stuff In and Letting Go Of Others (salon) I was reflecting on this last year the other day. My father died about this time last year. It was pretty sudden, at least as far as I was concerned. Turned out later that he had known he had a proble.....- 2/17/2010 11:35:03 AM
Campaign Finance Reports for Somervell County Election Positions-2010 (salon) I was reflecting on this last year the other day. My father died about this time last year. It was pretty sudden, at least as far as I was concerned. Turned out later that he had known he had a proble.....- 2/17/2010 8:35:26 AM
Suppose the Builder of A Nuclear Plant Defaults on Govt Loan? Who Pays? YOU DO!!! (salon) I just love it (not) that not only do the corporations that build nuclear energy programs get to have a loan but if they default, the taxpayer has all the risk. NYTimesThe loan guarantees were authori.....- 2/16/2010 5:24:14 PM
TSA Working Very Hard to Kill Airline Travel (salon) I just love it (not) that not only do the corporations that build nuclear energy programs get to have a loan but if they default, the taxpayer has all the risk. NYTimesThe loan guarantees were authori.....- 2/16/2010 5:13:28 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 16, 2010 (salon) Ken Starr has been named president of Baylor. REally? He's not even a Baptist. (and he's kind of creepy, too). My parents both went to Baylor, so did my sister, and a lot of my other kin. Say it ain't.....- 2/16/2010 4:55:43 PM
Hey! Maybe Texas Owes YOU MONEY!!!! Unclaimed Property (salon) from Claimittexas.orgTell you what, one time I looked on this some years back and I, at that point, ahd a hyphenated, somewhat more unusual name. I HAD OVER 300 BUCKS coming to me. The Texas Comprollt.....- 2/16/2010 4:39:25 PM
*Mudding* on County Road 2008/2009 in Glen Rose (salon) I was listening to the Somervell County Commissioner's audio and heard them talking about *mudding* and realized that I'd seen what Judge Maynard was brought out to see. In fact, I've seen that for th.....- 2/16/2010 4:31:03 PM
Agenda, Minutes and Audio for Somervell County Commissioners Court Tuesday Feb 16 2010 (salon) I was listening to the Somervell County Commissioner's audio and heard them talking about *mudding* and realized that I'd seen what Judge Maynard was brought out to see. In fact, I've seen that for th.....- 2/16/2010 8:33:37 AM
Thinking Again About the Glen Rose Medical Center Monies- February 16, 2010 Part 1 (salon) The Somervell County Hospital Authority Board is planning a town hall meeting at, probably, the end of March or beginning of April, but it is not clear to me whether the 7 board members will actually .....- 2/16/2010 10:43:29 AM
Audio-Somervell County Hospital Authority Board Feb 11 2010 (salon) Courtesy Jodi LeighRough Transcript here-if you have a question about something, you can listen for yourself.MP3 of this next section(chunked the meeting) Financial committee-emphasis on receivables. .....- 2/15/2010 4:27:44 PM
Searching for Lobbyists Gifts in Texas -Through Texas Ethics Commission (salon) Saw this on the Texas Tribune site. The particular article was talking about Lon Burnam getting a gift Taser, which cracked me up, because Burnam seeks to regulate Tasers! (Yes!) Anyway there's a link.....- 2/15/2010 2:35:06 PM
Can you Believe it? There are still 15 THOUSAND people in North Texas without electricity (salon) Saw this on the Texas Tribune site. The particular article was talking about Lon Burnam getting a gift Taser, which cracked me up, because Burnam seeks to regulate Tasers! (Yes!) Anyway there's a link.....- 2/15/2010 2:09:18 PM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side for February 15 2010 (salon) You know that giant cross The Coming King Foundation wants to put up near I-10 in Texas? And the lawsuit that the Mesa Vista subdivision has against it? Way cleared for a trial.  (Kerrville Daily.....- 2/15/2010 1:59:02 PM
America isn't the only country in the DITCH because of these unregulated CROOKS (Traitors) (humanbeing) From the NY Times: "Wall Street tactics akin to the ones that fostered subprime mortgages in America have worsened the financial crisis shaking Greece and undermining the euro by enabling Europea.....- 2/15/2010 10:23:12 AM
Leaf-All Electric Car by Nissan-What's the Price? (salon) Saw the Leaf commercials during the Olympics and thought it was such a great idea. I watched "Who Killed the Electric Car" a couple of years ago and thought it was more than shortsighted of .....- 2/15/2010 10:08:40 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 15 2010 (salon) Been watching the Winter Olympics, really for the first time ever. I think I've watched a little bit of them before but wasn't all that interested. I am now. I don't know what it is-did they make it m.....- 2/15/2010 10:03:28 AM
Thank you, Salon. (humanbeing) Been watching the Winter Olympics, really for the first time ever. I think I've watched a little bit of them before but wasn't all that interested. I am now. I don't know what it is-did they make it m.....- 2/14/2010 11:49:28 PM
Changing the System (humanbeing) Been watching the Winter Olympics, really for the first time ever. I think I've watched a little bit of them before but wasn't all that interested. I am now. I don't know what it is-did they make it m.....- 2/14/2010 10:56:28 PM
The Somervell County Court Website Election Page is NOT Accurate and Reliable (Feb 14 2010) (salon) I noticed the other day when I went to the Somervell County Court website to look for meeting notices that the existing website didn't contain them, nor the other shadow website which supposedly opene.....- 2/14/2010 9:48:40 AM
Opinion: Why I Believe Mike Ford Is Not the Best Choice for Somervell County Judge (Feb 2010) (salon) Some reasons why I would not vote for Mike Ford to be judge. I would say, incidentally, the same thing if Mike Ford was a Democrat. (And, of course, he did vote Democrat before he switched to be Repub.....- 2/14/2010 1:52:28 PM
First Day of Early Voting for March 2010 Primary Starts Tuesday Feb 16 -Somervell County Texas (salon) Starts Tuesday, February 16, 2010 and lasts through February 26, 2010 (at the county clerk's office in the annex)***and for the election itselfVoting Day in the Primary General Election is March 2, 20.....- 2/14/2010 9:53:46 AM
Video from Somervell County Meet the Democratic Candidates (Feb 13 2010) (salon) Including speeches by Walter Maynard for Barbara Radnofsky for Attorney General, John Poland for Bill White for Governor, Felix Alvarado for Governor, Walter Maynard for Judge, Dwayne Griffin for Judg.....- 2/13/2010 1:00:45 PM
Speaking of Snow-How Cute! Graham Noell -GRISD senior- Built a Sophisticated Tunnel/Snowman (Feb 2010) (salon) Including speeches by Walter Maynard for Barbara Radnofsky for Attorney General, John Poland for Bill White for Governor, Felix Alvarado for Governor, Walter Maynard for Judge, Dwayne Griffin for Judg.....- 2/13/2010 12:01:40 PM
Ampitheatre/Expo Center cost to taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2009 - $630,352.80 (pharper) Revenues2009 010-370-200 AMPHITHEATRE PROMISE RENT  - 20,865.272009 010-370-250 AMPHITHEATRE DAILY RENT - 0.00 2009 010-370-400 AMPHITHEATRE CONCESSIONS - 8,536.092009 AMITHEATRE TOTAL - 29401.36.....- 2/13/2010 11:12:31 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 13 2010 (salon) Housekeeping Notes: Added a widget down on the left hand side for *Hot Comments*. Right now it looks for any posts that have at least 1 comment but, depending on how many 1 comment wonders are on ther.....- 2/13/2010 11:09:00 AM
The Old Spice Manmercial (salon) Saw this during Superbowl. LOVED it. But, you know, Old Spice was my daddy's favorite after shave. I just can't get it for hub.It does smell good, though.  What's up with the horse?Update: More f.....- 2/12/2010 7:16:20 PM
Interesting article from the NY Times (humanbeing) I'm certainly not against Christians nor Christianily. I believe in religious freedom. But I do disagree with any religious agenda that wants to kidnap and control the dialogue in our country. This is.....- 2/12/2010 7:18:52 PM
2008 Happy Hill 990 IRS Form for Non-Profits (Glen Rose) (salon) Just because I think it's interesting to publicly inspect those organizations that are tax-exempt. (PDF)  The property is listed in Glen Rose but their address is in Granbury.Ooops. Link didn't w.....- 2/12/2010 6:54:25 PM
Agenda and Minutes for Somervell County Commissioners Court Nov 2 2009 (salon) Yes. I know this is a new posting for a meeting that has already passed, but I'm in process of updating some previous agendas with minutes and notice that I didn't have the November 2 meeting.. at all.....- 2/12/2010 12:05:00 PM
And Now Google Reader Also Imitates Shameless Facebook (salon) My favorite comment from thisThis sort of stuff really annoys me about social software. Not even the fact that you can potentially have your information more exposed than you expected, but the fact .....- 2/12/2010 10:39:32 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Feb 12 2010 (salon) SNOW! SNOW! SNOW!!  There was actually enough snow last night to make good sized snowballs.In all the years I've lived in Texas I've never seen snow this thick. I think if I ever want to make a s.....- 2/12/2010 9:52:56 AM
10th Court of Appeals Rules Against Joelle Ogletree's Appeal (Glen Rose) (February 2010) (salon) I had gone down to Waco last month to hear the arguments made by both sides about Case #  10-08-00392-CV  Joelle Ogletree vs Glen Rose Independent School District. Note that this case was a .....- 2/11/2010 3:16:53 PM
A Little Technology Rant About the Somervell County Websites! (salon) I read in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper from week of February 10, 2010 that, at the Republican Meet the Candidates night, Mike Ford said As a commissioner, Ford said he has pushed for the use .....- 2/11/2010 2:26:21 PM
Somervell County Sheriff's Department Bags Another Alleged Online Sexual Predator (salon) YES! This guy , Robert Douglas Riffle, was an employee of UTLast October, investigators with the Somervell Sheriff's Office near Fort Worth went undercover posing online as young girls. One logged on.....- 2/11/2010 11:13:22 AM
Video-Land of the Dinosaurs Pitch to Glen Rose Town Council Feb 2010-Part 2 Questions (salon) Here\'s Part 1 Also note that Land of Dinosaurs said back in September they didn\'t need money but had private funding. Rough Transcript 2 shows a week? FOUR SHOWS. We only have .....- 2/11/2010 11:10:40 AM
Land of the Dinosaurs Said Back in September They Had Private Funding And Didn't Need Money (salon) Quite coincidentally, while I was looking at something else,I saw the notes I had taken for the September 14, 2009 Somervell County Commissioner's Court. I had written a rough transcript of what I hea.....- 2/11/2010 9:59:29 AM
Send Perry Packing! (pstern) Governor Rick "Special Interest" Perry Rides Again   Tricky Ricky is "An Enemy of the People"     by Peter Stern     Texans must make a statement in the .....- 2/10/2010 10:42:56 PM
Only Glen Rose ISD Has Partisan Prayer To Start Their Board Meetings-No Other Local Government Entities Do That (salon) I was reading an article in the last few days about a federal court decision in North Carolina that got me to thinking about our own local governmental entities. Basically, a federal court ruled in.....- 2/10/2010 5:50:31 PM
Video-City of Glen Rose and Boy Scouts 100 Year Anniversary Proclamation Feb 8 2010 (salon) I was reading an article in the last few days about a federal court decision in North Carolina that got me to thinking about our own local governmental entities. Basically, a federal court ruled in.....- 2/10/2010 10:51:44 AM
Video-Land of the Dinosaurs CEO Talks to City about Getting 4b Money February 8 2010 (salon) Presentation by CEO of the venture. Part 1 -will post part 2 which is the questions about it later on today.   Rough transcript (please listen for exact wording) My name is Jay Clayt.....- 2/10/2010 10:45:58 AM
Video-Pam Miller Proposes Glen Rose City Motto-*Glen Rose-Where Memories are Made* (salon) Presentation by CEO of the venture. Part 1 -will post part 2 which is the questions about it later on today.   Rough transcript (please listen for exact wording) My name is Jay Clayt.....- 2/10/2010 10:37:56 AM
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