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Video-About Spending to Fix the Glen Rose Nursing Home Roof-Feb 8 2010-Somervell County Commissioners Court (salon) - 2/10/2010 10:28:02 AM
Video-Auditing Report for Somervell County -Feb 8 2010 (salon) - 2/10/2010 9:45:12 AM
Video-Several More From Both Glen Rose City and Somervell County About the RV Spots at the Expo (salon) Here's a little background. Here are links to the pitch by Billy Huckaby and Mike Dooley at Somervell County Comissioner's Court on Feb 1 2010.  And here to the GRDEC/4b board later that same day.....- 2/10/2010 9:42:11 AM
Video-Sue Oldenburg Enjoins Citizens to Attend the GRDEC/4b Meeting on March 1 2010 (salon) Here's a little background. Here are links to the pitch by Billy Huckaby and Mike Dooley at Somervell County Comissioner's Court on Feb 1 2010.  And here to the GRDEC/4b board later that same day.....- 2/10/2010 9:31:48 AM
Random Bits and Pieces About Glen Rose /Somervell County Government-February 11 2010 (salon) The Expo Center is only for livestock?The Glen Rose Medical Center cannot, at least at this point, operate on its own, under the Somervell County Hospital Authority, without asking for subsidies from .....- 2/11/2010 6:57:22 AM
Video-Danny Chambers Speaks to Somervell County Commish Court about RVs at Expo Center (salon) The Expo Center is only for livestock?The Glen Rose Medical Center cannot, at least at this point, operate on its own, under the Somervell County Hospital Authority, without asking for subsidies from .....- 2/10/2010 4:28:56 AM
The Cancer on Main Street (pstern) U.S. Politics:  The Cancer on Main Street   The 2-Party Failure Reality Show     by Peter Stern       Approximately 90% of propositions on ballots get approved b.....- 2/9/2010 9:59:46 PM
The Great Backyard Bird Count (humanbeing) The Great Backyard Bird Count is almost here! It starts this Friday, February 12, and continues through Monday, February 15. It's easy and fun to participate. Just watch birds for at least 15 minutes .....- 2/9/2010 7:15:13 PM
But What Time Are the Meetings? Somervell County Updates Their Website... Finally (salon) Within 24 hours after both I wrote about Somervell County breaking the law  and hub lodging a complaint with the county attorney about Somervell County not updating their website with notices abo.....- 2/9/2010 5:01:08 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 9 2010 (salon) Those missionaries who kidnapped children in Haiti? They're all turning on Laura Silsby. Um. It's okay for Hank Gilbert to break the law? Why is that again? Let's not have any deceptive census mailers.....- 2/9/2010 4:28:03 PM
Check Register for Somervell County Water District for January 2010 (salon) Thanks to Kathy BrownThe link on their site is here, direct link to the PDF here  (I have asked if they can add another field to the register, which would be a short description of what the check.....- 2/9/2010 2:07:14 PM
Mark Woolverton's *Trouble Tickets* -Computer Help Desk for Somervell County (from October 2009) (salon) Courtesy Candy G and Mark W- I did an open records request last week asking for several items. The first was for minutes of the Somervell County Technology Committee (There aren't any minutes taken). .....- 2/9/2010 12:05:05 PM
Audio and Minutes-Somervell County Commissioners Court Regular Session February 8 2010 (salon) Courtesy Candy G and Mark W- I did an open records request last week asking for several items. The first was for minutes of the Somervell County Technology Committee (There aren't any minutes taken). .....- 2/9/2010 11:50:19 AM
Historical Sales Tax Data for Somervell County (2002-through 2nd quarter of 2009) (salon) from the Texas Comptroller siteQuarterly Sales Tax Report County of SOMERVELL -- All Industries SomervellYearQuarterGross SalesAmount Subject to State TaxOutlets2002129,756,8686,578,4212062002234,6.....- 2/9/2010 11:05:01 AM
Historical Sales Tax Data for Glen Rose (2002-2009) by Quarter (salon) From the Texas Comptroller site (note that 2009 only includes 2 quarters so is not the full year)Quarterly Sales Tax Report City of GLEN ROSE -- All Industries Glen RoseYearQuarterGross SalesAmount.....- 2/9/2010 10:54:59 AM
Hotel Motel Taxable Receipts for Glen Rose for 2009 (through November 31) (salon) from the Texas Comptroller SiteJanuary 2009Line NumberTaxpayer No.Hotel NameAddress CityStateZipCapacityReceipts Taxable Receipts112027881684AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN & SUITES1614 NE BIG BEND TRLGL.....- 2/9/2010 10:44:15 AM
Check Registers for the Somervell County Water District for November and December 2009 (salon) Courtesy Kathy Brown (THANK YOU! ) The check registers are posted on the Somervell County Water District site under the subcategory of Board Meetings/ Meeting Minutes . Here is November 2009 general f.....- 2/9/2010 10:25:46 AM
Friends of the Brazos Having 7th Annual Brazos River Cleanup (Glen Rose) April 10 2010 (salon) from Ed LoweHowdy Friends of the Brazos,   It’s time for our 7th Annual Brazos River Clean-up, we will again cover 3 river segments-Highway 67 to Tres Rios; Tres Rios to Sandlin Camp and.....- 2/9/2010 8:28:38 AM
NAIS Attempts To Fly Under the Radar by CHANGING ITS NAME-Now Animal Disease Traceability (salon) Thanks to Sid Miller (TX House District 59) for sending this linkHere's an FAQ about the new *approach* which is now longer called NAIS.  I notice that there is going to be some kind of push on s.....- 2/9/2010 8:13:42 AM
Inspiration and The Saints (humanbeing) "The country took a well-deserved time-out last night from bleak news about jobs, deficits, health care, Iran and the like. Even if you were pulling for Peyton Manning and the Colts, you had to a.....- 2/8/2010 8:49:11 PM
Stephen Bruton (humanbeing) "The country took a well-deserved time-out last night from bleak news about jobs, deficits, health care, Iran and the like. Even if you were pulling for Peyton Manning and the Colts, you had to a.....- 2/8/2010 4:38:32 PM
What prevents Somervell County, right now, from posting notices on their website? (February 2010) (salon) Regular readers know that one of the main reasons I started getting meeting notices and posting them some years back was that I wanted to know about and attend meetings and it simply wasn't convenient.....- 2/8/2010 3:22:58 PM
Watched SuperBowl Last Night-Didn't Realize Saints Dan Campbell is from Glen Rose (salon) From the Ft Worth Star-TelegramLocal connectionsThe Saints have a large contingent with ties to this area: kicker Garrett Hartley (Southlake Carroll), backup center Nick Leckey (Grapevine High), thi.....- 2/8/2010 12:46:00 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting February 8 2010 (salon) From the Ft Worth Star-TelegramLocal connectionsThe Saints have a large contingent with ties to this area: kicker Garrett Hartley (Southlake Carroll), backup center Nick Leckey (Grapevine High), thi.....- 2/8/2010 12:14:21 PM
Why you should vote for Paul Harper - Community Service (pharper) Why you should vote for Paul Harper - Community Service I am dedicated to community service in our local community! Somervell County Food Bank - Manager/Executive Director United Fund of Som.....- 2/8/2010 10:58:43 AM
Por que usted deberia votar por Paul Harper - Servicio comunitario (pharper) Por qué usted debería votar por Paul Harper - Servicio comunitario ¡Soy dedicado al servicio comunitario en nuestra comunidad local! Banco de Comida de Condado de Somerve.....- 2/8/2010 10:57:52 AM
Open Letter to the GOP: Pass on Palin (pstern) Letter to the GOP re: Palin as a Presidential Candidate   To the GOP Leadership:   I recall I "became" a Republican when I was in elementary school during the 1950's and I worked.....- 2/7/2010 10:23:24 PM
Assortment of Random Links about Glen Rose for February 7 2010 (salon) Interesting blog article from Fossils and other Living Things about the dinosaur footprint in the Glen Rose bandstand as well as discussion about the petrified wood we have here. That article talked a.....- 2/7/2010 3:30:30 PM
Good Move! Official Newspaper of the City of Glen Rose (Glen Rose Reporter) Getting a New Editor (salon) I'm not on Facebook anymore but hub is and sent me the link to see that my favorite newspaper, not to mention the official newspaper of Glen Rose, is getting a new editor, Kathryn Jones. I notice by g.....- 2/7/2010 1:09:32 PM
Saw Avatar (movie)-Loved It-Why I Do Not Embrace 3d Technology at this Point (salon) I went down to the Bob Bullock Imax theatre in Austin this weekend to see Avatar. I'd been waffling back and forth about seeing it, but decided if I was going to, I didn't want to watch it in any thea.....- 2/7/2010 11:45:03 AM
Agenda for GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Board Workshop for February 10 2010 (salon) I went down to the Bob Bullock Imax theatre in Austin this weekend to see Avatar. I'd been waffling back and forth about seeing it, but decided if I was going to, I didn't want to watch it in any thea.....- 2/7/2010 11:11:38 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Water District February 8 2010 (salon) I went down to the Bob Bullock Imax theatre in Austin this weekend to see Avatar. I'd been waffling back and forth about seeing it, but decided if I was going to, I didn't want to watch it in any thea.....- 2/7/2010 11:04:45 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority Board for February 11 2010 (salon) I went down to the Bob Bullock Imax theatre in Austin this weekend to see Avatar. I'd been waffling back and forth about seeing it, but decided if I was going to, I didn't want to watch it in any thea.....- 2/7/2010 10:55:39 AM
2010 Census Survey: Accurate or Riddled with Bigotry and Privacy Issues? (pstern)   Real Need or Imagined?  Accurate or Riddled With Bigotry and Privacy Issues?   by Peter Stern       Every 10 years we are told by our leadership that the census surve.....- 2/5/2010 1:26:32 PM
Audio and Some Pics from the 4b/GRDEC Meeting (Glen Rose) for February 4 2010 (salon) May do a few more selected video clips over the next few days. I found it really interesting that there are so many unleased buildings downtown. I also was very impressed with Pat of the Somervell His.....- 2/5/2010 1:30:59 PM
Somervell County Crime Stats Totals for January 2010 (salon) May do a few more selected video clips over the next few days. I found it really interesting that there are so many unleased buildings downtown. I also was very impressed with Pat of the Somervell His.....- 2/5/2010 11:02:17 AM
Open Meetings Violation at the Glen Rose 4b/GRDEC Meeting of February 4 2010? -UPDATED FEB 10 (salon) First, the posted agenda which has nothing about paying for invoices on it.  I have no idea if what Connally Miller was saying has any merit or not, but I was wondering why a vote was being taken.....- 2/5/2010 11:05:22 AM
Beautiful Siberian Husky at the Glen Rose Animal Shelter (February 5 2010) (salon) First, the posted agenda which has nothing about paying for invoices on it.  I have no idea if what Connally Miller was saying has any merit or not, but I was wondering why a vote was being taken.....- 2/5/2010 10:03:03 AM
Video-Darrell Best of the Glen Rose Chamber Asks Billy Huckaby If He's Calling Him A Liar (salon)  I went to the 4B /GRDEC meeting last night to hear about these agenda items. The 4b board was going to talk about possibly purchasing the Palace Theater, funding the Land of the Dinosaurs Dooley.....- 2/5/2010 10:31:10 AM
Agenda for the Somervell County Commissioners Court For February 8 2010 (salon)  I went to the 4B /GRDEC meeting last night to hear about these agenda items. The 4b board was going to talk about possibly purchasing the Palace Theater, funding the Land of the Dinosaurs Dooley.....- 2/5/2010 9:12:14 AM
God's Grace Expressed Through the Armed Forces? Oh NO Obama (salon) I take issue with a number of points in Obama's comments at the National Prayer Breakfast. I dont' personally care if he attends or not, but his comments don't represent me.God's grace, and the compas.....- 2/5/2010 8:48:17 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 5 2010 (salon) Still rainin'.  Incidentally the caller ID for the Somervell Convenience Station says "Somerville". Hilarious-Wanda Sykes (video) takes on NBC's cafeteria menu in honor of Black History.....- 2/5/2010 9:05:14 AM
Speaking of Corporate Welfare- Luminant Hopes Again To Get Government Loan Guarantees for Comanche Peak (salon) From the Star-TelegramA proposed two-reactor expansion of the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant could get a big push as a result of President Barack Obama's call to nearly triple federal loan guaran.....- 2/4/2010 4:22:57 PM
Why Would GRDEC/4B Spend Money to Put in More RV Spaces for the Somervell Expo Center? (salon) Kind of amusing to listen to this audio from the commissioner's court this last Monday. The idea is that a rodeo would be coming to town but in order to have the franchise have to have 100 RV spaces. .....- 2/4/2010 3:52:43 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 4 2010 (salon) I don't know why kids in high school are taking aviation classes. Mechanics lessons, yes. Flying lessons, no. Investigators found a flashlight inside a critical area of a small airplane that cra.....- 2/4/2010 4:15:11 PM
Review: 2010 GOP Primary --- Propositions (pstern)   Texas GOP Wants More Control Over Our Lives   Pushes Invasive Constitutional Propositions (Again!)   by Peter Stern       So, what else is new?   The whol.....- 2/3/2010 10:15:44 PM
Gov. Rick Perry and TxDOT Continue Lying to the Public (pstern) With permission to reprint from Terri Hall and TexasTurf.orgPIMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Terri Hall, Founder/Director, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom PHONE: (210) 275-0640 EMAIL: terri@texas.....- 2/3/2010 8:17:07 PM
Some Interesting History from The New York Times (humanbeing) "MORE than 100,000 angry citizens united in the nation’s capital to take their country back: back from the tax collector and the political and financial elites, back from bureaucrats and ba.....- 2/3/2010 6:26:18 PM
Somervell County Check Registers for November and December 2009 (salon) "MORE than 100,000 angry citizens united in the nation’s capital to take their country back: back from the tax collector and the political and financial elites, back from bureaucrats and ba.....- 2/3/2010 5:15:35 PM
KBH- DADT Would cause *Discomfort*- SHEEESSSHHHHH! (salon) Not that I'd EVER vote for *I'm Okay With Perjury* Hutchison. But the reasoning behind not repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell is highly flawed.Hutchison, a Republican candidate for governor, said repeali.....- 2/3/2010 2:04:03 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for February 3 2010 (salon) Dreary day. WHEN WILL THE SUN SHINE? Maybe I need to get a sun lamp!How to report the news via DvorakMonster Island snarks about that giant Bigfoot in Glen Rose  and here, again, was OUR snarkLei.....- 2/3/2010 1:54:02 PM
Texas Attorney General Files To Dismiss Open Meetings Lawsuit (salon) via Freedom of Information Foundation of TexasHere's the filing itself -PDFWhat's interesting is that Abbott says that cities do not have constitutional rights, as they are creations of the state. Thu.....- 2/3/2010 10:03:12 AM
Video-What's Allowable When Making an Open Records Request (Texas) (salon) Saw this on the newly redesigned FOIFT.ORG site. (Reminder that there is a joint seminar between FOIFT and the Attorney General's office, subject Open Government, to be held on Feb 19, 2010-.....- 2/3/2010 9:56:12 AM
Shoutout To the Hardworking People That Help Me Out (Glen Rose) (salon) I was thinking yesterday about all the people who do the open records requests I put in and how much I appreciate them all. Sometimes there's a tendency to only consider the people who are prominent i.....- 2/3/2010 12:54:10 PM
Audio-Somervell County Commissioner's Court for February 1 2010 (salon) Courtesy Judy NThe agenda was here. MP3- right click to download. Update: I clipped just the part that was about the nursing home roof because Larry Shaw also, in that portion, talked about the rehab .....- 2/3/2010 9:10:38 AM
Why you should vote for Paul Harper—Accountability (pharper)    Why you should vote for Paul Harper—Accountability       I am the ONLY County Commissioner candidate to file a petition with signatures of re.....- 2/2/2010 9:11:23 PM
Check Registers for September 2009 through December 2009 from Glen Rose ISD (2009-2010) (salon) The last check registers I requested and posted from GRISD were through July 15, 2009. Judy Shipman told me then that, starting in October, GRISD was to be putting the registers online on their websit.....- 2/2/2010 2:33:29 PM
Okay to Traffic in Children Or Kidnap them if You're a Baptist Missionary? (salon) I saw part of this on the news last night. Apparently some people from Idaho went to Haiti, and instead of getting permission to legally take children out of the country, they just up and were taking .....- 2/2/2010 1:12:57 PM
Want to Run for Glen Rose Independent School Board? Filing Deadlines Here- (2010) (salon) Here's the notice of deadline, where the filing dates begin on February 6 2010 through March 8 2010 from 7:30 am through 4:30 pm.Physical address for filing applications in person for place on the bal.....- 2/2/2010 12:21:27 PM
Check Registers for City of Glen Rose for November and December 2009 (salon) Courtesy Peggy B, who was amazingly quick and efficient generating these reports! Just a note before I post these. Readers know that I had been asking for the check registers, regularly, from GRISD an.....- 2/2/2010 11:52:02 AM
Um. Cleburne's Republican Forum- Ask The District 17 Questions-Well, No. Not Really. (2010) (salon) I was amused while reading this article in the Cleburne Times Review about the Republican dog and pony for candidates that was held the other night. Looks like Republicans are really concentrating on .....- 2/2/2010 9:29:54 AM
More on that gas compressor and commercial well proposed to be built in Argyle (Glen Rose) (salon) Bosque Disposal Systems LLC out of Glen Rose is what wants to put it in. But a lot of people in Argyle DO NOT WANT IT and went to a town meeting in Lantana. In the final half hour, some residents aske.....- 2/2/2010 9:25:49 AM
Nice Article about Gerard Thompson of Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose (salon) from June NaylorAmong my favorite of Thompson’s dishes is his pan-roasted Hudson Valley foie gras, which he served last Saturday evening as an appetizer with whipped sweet potatoes, barbecued .....- 2/2/2010 9:21:28 AM
Agenda for 4B/GRDEC Meeting on Thursday February 4th, 2010 (Glen Rose) (salon) Originally the meeting was to be tonight but has been changed to Thursday the 4th at 6:00 pm, per Mygnonne TUpdate with Agenda from Mygnonne T who is always sorely missed when she is out for any reaso.....- 2/1/2010 11:17:29 AM
Video-What is the *Other* on the Somervell County Hospital Authority Financial Report-January 26 2010 (salon) Originally the meeting was to be tonight but has been changed to Thursday the 4th at 6:00 pm, per Mygnonne TUpdate with Agenda from Mygnonne T who is always sorely missed when she is out for any reaso.....- 2/1/2010 6:25:04 AM
Video-What About that Million Dollar Shortfall .. And the HRSA Grant- January 26 2010 Somervell County Hospital Authority (salon) What was interesting here is that it was Chet Edwards earmark he got through HRSA that put the financials in the black. Is GRMC intending to continue to press for taxypayer funded earmarks ? (Don\'.....- 2/1/2010 6:24:09 AM
Video-About Chet Edwards HRSA Earmark Grant to Glen Rose Medical Center - January 26 2010 (salon) What was interesting here is that it was Chet Edwards earmark he got through HRSA that put the financials in the black. Is GRMC intending to continue to press for taxypayer funded earmarks ? (Don\'.....- 2/1/2010 6:22:08 AM
Video-David Dennis on Glen Rose Medical Center Rehab Facility-January 26 2010 (salon) What was interesting here is that it was Chet Edwards earmark he got through HRSA that put the financials in the black. Is GRMC intending to continue to press for taxypayer funded earmarks ? (Don\'.....- 2/1/2010 6:20:57 AM
Legislative Rose doesn't smell so good... (pstern) Rep. Patrick Rose:  Bad for the Community Good   Time to vote in another candidateforBlanco, Hays and Caldwell Counties   by Peter Stern         As the 16th Presid.....- 1/31/2010 4:31:13 PM
Texas Democratic *Debate* on KERA (Public Broadcasting) Station is a SHAM (salon) Sheesh. I saw this via Jobsanger, who I agree with 100 percent.  Politex pointed out that, despite the fact that there are 7 Democratic  candidates running for governor, PUBLIC TELEVISION st.....- 1/31/2010 2:44:39 PM
Videos-Somervell County Hospital Authority Meeting for January 26 2010 (Glen Rose) (salon) I'm going to pick out a couple to make shorter clips from on a different post, but for now, here's some selected video from the January 26, 2010 meeting.  If you want to listen to the entire meet.....- 1/31/2010 2:58:26 PM
Ruminations for the Easily Amused for January 31 2010 (salon) Which states get the high-speed rail money? I don't see Texas on this list. I remember a long time ago when some company wanted to put in high speed rail and people in the outlying areas said their co.....- 1/31/2010 10:57:25 AM
Nuclear Power Renaissance-Not So Much-South Texas Project/CPS Energy Court Ruling (salon) Interesting.. from Texas Vox.A critical court ruling today rang the first chime in what could be the death knell of the so-called “nuclear renaissance,” starting with the failed expansion .....- 1/30/2010 1:29:34 PM
Texas Ethics Commission Fined Phil King (TX District 61) 1300 for Ethics Violations in December 2009 (salon) Interesting.. from Texas Vox.A critical court ruling today rang the first chime in what could be the death knell of the so-called “nuclear renaissance,” starting with the failed expansion .....- 1/30/2010 1:22:18 PM
Kip Averitt (Texas SD 22) Campaign Expenditures-from January 2010 Report (salon) Again. I know he's has abruptly stepped down for health reasons. But this is his filling. And I think, no matter what, it's instructive to notice what ANY our of political officeholders spend money on.....- 1/30/2010 1:10:24 PM
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