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I*m not paying 35 Bucks for a FILE that has been LEASED to me. (salon) When we were visiting my mom's at Christmas, she showed us a Kindle e-reader she had purchased-I think it was more of a tablet because it was a pretty good size, with large print. I would like at some.....- 12/30/2009 10:09:10 AM
Nice Story About Duff Cunningham (Glen Rose-Squaw Valley Golf) in the Cleburne Paper (salon) Cleburne Times-Review“When I graduated college in ’92, there weren’t a lot of jobs available. Fortunately, I had an interview in the marketing department of a company. The gentleman .....- 12/29/2009 2:56:06 PM
From a Reader-Unjust To Require GRISD Students to Attend Tutorials? (salon) I offer this pretty much as it was sent to us. As I read this, there seems to be three parts to this. The kids skipped school or at least a particular activity, the tutorial. This made them truant fro.....- 12/29/2009 2:16:22 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 29 2009 (salon) Still working on my stuff I intend to FINISH before January 1st. That will include some google maps, as well as a fresh face for the website and some extras.Interesting that this STILL GOES ON.  .....- 12/29/2009 2:48:49 PM
Why have a Congress at all if it Ignores Our Needs (pstern) Why have a Congress at all if it Ignores Our Needs    Prolonged Unemployment Rages On --- Why?       In Detroit unemployment is reaching a staggering 50 percent. .....- 12/28/2009 11:39:24 AM
Are Feds Investigating John Cornyn's Allen Stanford Connection? (salon) You remember. We wrote about this a while back , where Cornyn and his wife took a *fact-finding* vacay to Antiqua.I was reading today that Pete Sessions sent email to Allen Stanford AFTER he was arres.....- 12/28/2009 11:04:20 AM
Why Polls So Often Are Crap (salon) You remember. We wrote about this a while back , where Cornyn and his wife took a *fact-finding* vacay to Antiqua.I was reading today that Pete Sessions sent email to Allen Stanford AFTER he was arres.....- 12/26/2009 6:38:30 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 26, 2009 (salon) The title of this "What Would Jack Do" post completely cracked me up.  Also amusing title "Things to Do Before You Did # 67: Lunge Wildly at the Pope."  Or, heh, as Wonke.....- 12/26/2009 2:25:12 PM
What Were The Top 50 Posts on Somervell County Salon in 2009? (salon) I believe it\'s close enough to the end of the year that any newer posts aren\'t going to catch up!   1. Luke Humphrey Died Yesterday- Mom Not Told In Time To Attend His Funeral.....- 12/26/2009 10:21:34 AM
Holiday Wishes For You Today (salon) I believe it\'s close enough to the end of the year that any newer posts aren\'t going to catch up!   1. Luke Humphrey Died Yesterday- Mom Not Told In Time To Attend His Funeral.....- 12/25/2009 9:03:54 AM
*Weak* Financials? What the Fool Happened with Somervell County and the Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) I'd been looking forward to seeing what the Glen Rose Reporter put in about the meeting this week between the Hospital Authority and the Glen Rose Medical Foundation. If you haven't had a chan.....- 12/24/2009 12:19:40 PM
My Favorite Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper Issue Is out- the Letters to Santa 2009 (salon) I love reading this. Hub and I, every year, spend time reading through them ALL.  Here's my favorite from this year, partial.Dear SantaMy name is Emma. I live in ... Texas. Just so you now which .....- 12/24/2009 10:05:13 AM
Merry Christmas 2009 --- for the Chosen Few (pstern) Merry Christmas 2009 --- for the Chosen Few   by Peter Stern       The financial sector already has more than a $700 BILLION Merry Christmas.The big 3 auto-makers look like they&.....- 12/23/2009 8:43:18 PM
Interesting Story-Boy Buried Under Guinn Justice Center in Cleburne- Glen Rose connection (salon) Merry Christmas 2009 --- for the Chosen Few   by Peter Stern       The financial sector already has more than a $700 BILLION Merry Christmas.The big 3 auto-makers look like they&.....- 12/23/2009 4:01:02 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 23 2009 (salon) Merry Christmas 2009 --- for the Chosen Few   by Peter Stern       The financial sector already has more than a $700 BILLION Merry Christmas.The big 3 auto-makers look like they&.....- 12/23/2009 3:47:05 PM
Tail Wagging the Dog? Who's In Charge of Open Records Requests for the Somervell County Hospital Authority? (salon) I confess I'm a little puzzled. I missed the meeting yesterday morning in which, apparently , quite a lot of auditing and financial details were discussed with the public Somervell County Hospital Aut.....- 12/23/2009 2:17:02 PM
Why Did the Glen Rose Medical Center Foundation CoMingle Somervell County Certificate of Obligation Repayment Funds? (salon) Heard that Erin, from the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper, was at the Foundation meeting yesterday morning, to which also the newly appointed Somervell County Hospital Authority board was also invited. T.....- 12/23/2009 1:54:56 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 22 2009 (salon) I am not going to be able to watch Twilight Zone on the Scifi channel this year. One of my favorite episodes is the one about the guy who built a bomb shelter in his basement, while the neighbors scof.....- 12/22/2009 11:40:01 AM
Merry Christmas, Big Fat Insurance Lobby-Is Anyone ELSE Happy With this Misbegotten Senate Bill? (salon) Nope. Although, when I read this particular list via What Would Jack Do? I remember thatObama did talk about insurance being mandatory during his campaign. I sort of thought maybe he wouldn't be able .....- 12/22/2009 9:17:35 AM
I'm a Sucker For Stuff Like This - Xmas Lights Set to Music (salon) Nope. Although, when I read this particular list via What Would Jack Do? I remember thatObama did talk about insurance being mandatory during his campaign. I sort of thought maybe he wouldn't be able .....- 12/20/2009 11:14:48 PM
*Ominously dysfunctional* (humanbeing) This is worth reading...from Paul Krugman, NY Times. Personally, I believe that our two-party system has become not only dysfunctional, but obsolete and needs to be completely redesigned."Unless .....- 12/20/2009 11:21:04 PM
Omigod! This is SERIOUS! Microsoft Seeking Patent to Shame Fat Gamers Through Avatar Control (salon) This is worth reading...from Paul Krugman, NY Times. Personally, I believe that our two-party system has become not only dysfunctional, but obsolete and needs to be completely redesigned."Unless .....- 12/20/2009 11:11:48 PM
Funny Video-what English Sounds Like to Foreigners (salon) This is worth reading...from Paul Krugman, NY Times. Personally, I believe that our two-party system has become not only dysfunctional, but obsolete and needs to be completely redesigned."Unless .....- 12/20/2009 10:52:08 PM
I Say *Happy Holidays*... Because I Choose to be Inclusive (salon) I have nominally followed, but don\'t truly understand, the fierce desire by some christian sects to believe that someone or somebodies are preventing them from saying "Merry Christmas" .....- 12/20/2009 10:33:57 PM
Tis The Season for ... Happy Winter Solstice Day December 21 2009 (salon) I have nominally followed, but don\'t truly understand, the fierce desire by some christian sects to believe that someone or somebodies are preventing them from saying "Merry Christmas" .....- 12/20/2009 9:59:05 PM
Jesus Packing Heat -Is it Art? (salon) I have nominally followed, but don\'t truly understand, the fierce desire by some christian sects to believe that someone or somebodies are preventing them from saying "Merry Christmas" .....- 12/20/2009 2:24:11 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 20, 2009 (salon) I've been hearing or reading reviews for the movie Avatar over the last few days, including instructions incase people get dizzy watching the 3d movie.  This also amused. 1984-We Have Always Been.....- 12/20/2009 11:59:40 AM
Saturday Night Live (humanbeing) It's Saturday night and the natives are restless. I have new-ish neighbors, about a quarter mile away, who have acquired what I imagine must be some kind of Karioke machine (a mike and an amplifier). .....- 12/20/2009 12:05:30 AM
Agenda for Somervell County Hospital Authority for December 22 2009 (salon) It's Saturday night and the natives are restless. I have new-ish neighbors, about a quarter mile away, who have acquired what I imagine must be some kind of Karioke machine (a mike and an amplifier). .....- 12/18/2009 1:12:34 PM
Quick Note about the Somervell County Water District Building-It's FABULOUS! (salon) I was doing some holiday errands the other day and went by the Somervell County water district. I hadn't been out that way since an election in which one had to vote at the district. At that time, the.....- 12/18/2009 1:05:32 PM
Private Cell Phone Numbers of Somervell County Sheriff and Deputy Given To Chet Edwards? (salon) In August, I noticed that, although Chet Edwards declined to have a town hall meeting which would invite everyone in Somervell County, he did make arrangements, in advance, without publicity, to .....- 12/18/2009 12:40:17 PM
How Much Should One Be Charged for Open Records in Texas? (salon) I had attended a GRISD school board meeting in which Wayne Rotan discussed with the other board members the possiblity they might have to hire a public information officer to handle all the open recor.....- 12/18/2009 11:17:02 AM
Still Have Not Received Final Response from GRISD Re: Open Records Request of August 24 2009 (salon) Wrote about the request here . To my knowledge, because this request hasn't been officially closed, the teachers and administration at all schools are still under instruction not to delete their email.....- 12/18/2009 10:24:24 AM
Video-Franken Cuts Off Long-Winded Lieberman... Amusing (salon) Wrote about the request here . To my knowledge, because this request hasn't been officially closed, the teachers and administration at all schools are still under instruction not to delete their email.....- 12/17/2009 10:49:47 PM
Agenda and Minutes for Special Session of Somervell County Commissioners Court December 21 2009 (salon) Wrote about the request here . To my knowledge, because this request hasn't been officially closed, the teachers and administration at all schools are still under instruction not to delete their email.....- 12/17/2009 2:59:37 PM
Minutes from the City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for December 14 2009 (salon) Wrote about the request here . To my knowledge, because this request hasn't been officially closed, the teachers and administration at all schools are still under instruction not to delete their email.....- 12/17/2009 9:22:41 AM
Joelle Ogletree's 10th Court of Appeals Case Has a Date in 2010 (salon) A little background about GRISD's request to Judge Wayne Bridewell for a summary judgement to prevent Ogletree from a trial.  (One video recently -Something Happened.)And here's the link from the.....- 12/16/2009 3:15:18 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for December 16 2009 (salon) In a down economy that's driven up tuition costs and priced some out of a college education, the University of Texas is paying their football coach $5 million?? - What would Jack so? But I was still h.....- 12/16/2009 4:06:48 PM
Video from Somervell County Commissioners Court December 14 2009 (salon) Agenda Here      Audio and Pics Here   Why the Change to Hospital Authority, as told in the County Commissioners Meeting       .....- 12/17/2009 2:04:37 PM
Video from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting December 14 2009 (salon) Agenda Here - Audio and a few pics here. Making an interlocal agreement with GRISD re: Beck field.City of Glen Rose (sans Mayor) votes itself raises to $100 per month.City of Glen Rose-about the dumps.....- 12/16/2009 7:08:11 PM
Agenda and Minutes for Somervell County Special Session December 18 2009 (salon) Agenda Here - Audio and a few pics here. Making an interlocal agreement with GRISD re: Beck field.City of Glen Rose (sans Mayor) votes itself raises to $100 per month.City of Glen Rose-about the dumps.....- 12/15/2009 3:23:52 PM
Donna Hagar of Somervell County Master Gardeners at Glen Rose City Council Meeting Dec 14 09 (salon) Agenda Here - Audio and a few pics here. Making an interlocal agreement with GRISD re: Beck field.City of Glen Rose (sans Mayor) votes itself raises to $100 per month.City of Glen Rose-about the dumps.....- 12/15/2009 11:54:44 AM
Agenda for Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting December 17 2009 (salon) Agenda Here - Audio and a few pics here. Making an interlocal agreement with GRISD re: Beck field.City of Glen Rose (sans Mayor) votes itself raises to $100 per month.City of Glen Rose-about the dumps.....- 12/15/2009 8:12:43 AM
Audio and Some Pics from the Somervell County Commissioners Court December 14 2009 (salon) MP3-right click to download to your drive to listen. More pics on Somervell County Salon\'s flickr stream. and here's the agenda/minutes This was the meeting about the transition of the Glen .....- 12/15/2009 1:38:25 PM
Audio and Some Pics from the City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for December 14 2009 (salon) MP3-right click to download to your drive to listen. More pics on Somervell County Salon\'s flickr stream. and here's the agenda/minutes This was the meeting about the transition of the Glen .....- 12/15/2009 11:59:41 AM
Exxon and XTO (humanbeing) From NY Times:"In the biggest energy deal in years, Exxon Mobil said Monday that it agreed to buy XTO Energy, a domestic producer of natural gas, in an all-stock deal valued at $31 billion to inc.....- 12/14/2009 11:02:38 AM
Um. Shouldn't it be *YOU CANNOT BE ON THE TEXAS SCHOOL BOARD SINCE YOU WORK IN VIRGINIA*??? (salon) I'm glad she's not going to be on the SBOE since she is obviously one of the most anti-science and reactionary members (perhaps she was miffed that she didn't get the top honcho job!) . But I was kind.....- 12/12/2009 11:28:52 AM
Agenda and MInutes for Somervell County Commissioners Court Regular Session December 14 2009 (salon) I'm glad she's not going to be on the SBOE since she is obviously one of the most anti-science and reactionary members (perhaps she was miffed that she didn't get the top honcho job!) . But I was kind.....- 12/11/2009 2:00:20 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Water District Meeting for December 14 2009 (salon) I'm glad she's not going to be on the SBOE since she is obviously one of the most anti-science and reactionary members (perhaps she was miffed that she didn't get the top honcho job!) . But I was kind.....- 12/11/2009 1:45:14 PM
Obama, Congress and Department of Labor 'Stick It' to Elderly, Disabled on Fixed Social Security Income (pstern)     "Obama's Audacity of Hope-lessness"     Americans need to sarcastically thank the Obama administration, Congress and the Department of Labor for elim.....- 12/11/2009 1:30:41 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting for December 14 2009 (salon)     "Obama's Audacity of Hope-lessness"     Americans need to sarcastically thank the Obama administration, Congress and the Department of Labor for elim.....- 12/10/2009 10:32:46 PM
Yikes-Aggravated Robberies in Cleburne- Johnson County (December 2009) (salon)     "Obama's Audacity of Hope-lessness"     Americans need to sarcastically thank the Obama administration, Congress and the Department of Labor for elim.....- 12/9/2009 3:36:01 PM
A FEARFUL PRICE by Bob Herbert, NY Times (humanbeing) Published: December 7, 2009 "I spoke recently with a student at Columbia who was enthusiastic about the escalation of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He argued that a full-blown coun.....- 12/8/2009 9:17:43 PM
Van *Trust Fund Baby* Taylor Lives in Plano Now-Going to Run for Texas State House Rep (salon) Heh. Remember how he said he didn't move to West, texas JUST TO RUN AGAINST CHET EDWARDS? Not so much. From the Waco TribTaylor, an Iraq war veteran and Harvard Business School graduate, caught flak f.....- 12/8/2009 12:06:30 PM
A Bill Moyers interview with Oliver Stone (humanbeing) Heh. Remember how he said he didn't move to West, texas JUST TO RUN AGAINST CHET EDWARDS? Not so much. From the Waco TribTaylor, an Iraq war veteran and Harvard Business School graduate, caught flak f.....- 12/7/2009 9:10:02 PM
Remembering... (humanbeing) Pearl Harbor(7 December 1941)Japanese military action against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the Hawaiian Islands, that caused America to enter the war. By early 1941, tensions between Japan and.....- 12/7/2009 7:55:08 PM
Some Pics From Somervell County Day at Fossil Rim December 2009 (salon) Pearl Harbor(7 December 1941)Japanese military action against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the Hawaiian Islands, that caused America to enter the war. By early 1941, tensions between Japan and.....- 12/7/2009 5:02:37 PM
Audio and Minutes from Somervell County Commissioners Court December 7 2009 (salon) Pearl Harbor(7 December 1941)Japanese military action against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the Hawaiian Islands, that caused America to enter the war. By early 1941, tensions between Japan and.....- 12/7/2009 4:18:27 PM
Glen Rose For the Holidays (2009) (salon) Pearl Harbor(7 December 1941)Japanese military action against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the Hawaiian Islands, that caused America to enter the war. By early 1941, tensions between Japan and.....- 12/7/2009 11:38:38 AM
What Texas Open Records Requests Were Filed With GRISD from January 2008 till November 1st 2009? (salon) I was curious after GRISD school board, several months ago, discussed the number of open records requests they have received, just what that list is. Of course the log list is public. Here's what J Sh.....- 12/7/2009 11:31:56 AM
Texas Municipal League Attempting to Weaken Texas Open Meetings Act? (salon) Excellent letter in the Waco paper from Bill Hobby.TML wants criminal penalties such as jail time stripped from the law, which has protected the public for more than four decades. They believe the cur.....- 12/6/2009 4:12:58 PM
Medical Helicopter Abuses- When There Aren't Strict Regulations Governing How Used AND Paid for (salon) Excellent letter in the Waco paper from Bill Hobby.TML wants criminal penalties such as jail time stripped from the law, which has protected the public for more than four decades. They believe the cur.....- 12/4/2009 2:44:25 PM
FYI-Light Posting from Me Through the Rest of the Year (till 2010) (salon) I've decided I want to bring in 2010 with every dang project that I've been working on this year... DONE.  It's been a heck of a year. And not that next year also won't bring its share of project.....- 12/4/2009 9:41:50 AM
Somervell County Day at Fossil Rim is this Saturday (December 5 2009) (salon) Starting at 8:30 am. Bring a non-perishable item or NEW, unwrapped toy for admission. Hammonds is going to provide barbecue from 11-12:30 for those who bring a gift. When I've gone before, I've been a.....- 12/4/2009 9:00:27 AM
Agenda and Minutes for Special Session of Somervell County Commissioner's Court on December 7 2009 (salon) Starting at 8:30 am. Bring a non-perishable item or NEW, unwrapped toy for admission. Hammonds is going to provide barbecue from 11-12:30 for those who bring a gift. When I've gone before, I've been a.....- 12/4/2009 8:52:09 AM
TxDOT Still Playing Sad Violin Song (pstern)   "Poor TxDOT has no money to build and maintain roadways"     Despite Governor Rick Perry's promise to remove the Trans-Texas Corridor and additional toll roads from futur.....- 12/3/2009 9:12:30 AM
Every thing we do matters: The Ripple Effect (humanbeing) From The Daily OM,    www.dailyom.com/ In a world of six billion people, it’s easy to believe that the only way to initiate profound transformation is to take extreme action. Each of u.....- 12/1/2009 11:49:57 AM
*A TRAGIC MISTAKE* by Bob Herbert, NY Times (humanbeing) “I hate war,” said Dwight Eisenhower, “as only a soldier who has lived it can, as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” He also said, “Every .....- 12/1/2009 9:20:48 AM
2nd and 3rd weekends in December 2009-Paluxy Heritage Park Open House in Glen Rose (salon) nice arlticle in the Cleburne Times-ReviewAll the historic buildings in Heritage Park will be decked out in period Christmas decorations to welcome visitors on the weekends of Dec. 11-12 and 18-19. Re.....- 11/30/2009 4:44:11 PM
Agenda and Minutes for Somervell County Commissioner Court Special Session Nov 30 2009 (salon) Courtesy Mary Ann Million COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.....- 11/29/2009 6:18:06 PM
All Somervell County Salon Readers Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! (salon) Courtesy Mary Ann Million COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY   TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.....- 11/25/2009 9:07:25 AM
More On Luminant Being Slow To Release Information on Comanche Peak Reactors (salon) Wrote about this yesterday-saw this in the FW Press todayNot everyone is opposed to the plants. The city of Glen Rose, which stands to get huge amounts of tax money from the expanded plant, has public.....- 11/24/2009 1:32:49 PM
Video-*Something Happened*- Joelle Ogletree and Presumption of Innocence Except by GRISD (salon) Wrote about this yesterday-saw this in the FW Press todayNot everyone is opposed to the plants. The city of Glen Rose, which stands to get huge amounts of tax money from the expanded plant, has public.....- 11/23/2009 10:31:30 AM
Credit Bureaus Rule! (pstern) Time to Quell Excessive Power of Credit Bureaus   Sometimes Ruling Life or Death   by Peter Stern       During the past several decades in the U.S. there are 3 credit b.....- 11/23/2009 9:51:19 AM
You Can't Use the Bible as a Textbook -Iowa Charter School May be Closed for Flouting the Law (salon) You know, if they really want to do this, why don't they quit taking taxpayer money and operate a religious school. Nothing stops them from doing that.The Idaho Attorney General's office has told Namp.....- 11/23/2009 9:49:59 AM
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