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Agenda and Minutes for Special Session of Somervell County Commissioner's Court on December 7 2009 (salon) - 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
The Great Unemployment Mystery (pstern) The Great Unemployment Mystery   by Peter Stern     Unemployment in the U.S. is at its highest rate in many decades.   Apparently it is a mystery that only a Sherlock Holmes .....- 11/21/2009 3:44:00 PM
Audio -Joelle Ogletree Meeting November 19, 2009 with Wayne Rotan and Tommy Gibson (Glen Rose ISD) (salon) She has applied again to be a recognized volunteer at the school, and again, has been denied. The first part of a grievance procedure is to meet with the superintendent before taking it to the school .....- 11/21/2009 11:39:49 AM
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Is it worth it? Think about it. (humanbeing) WEATHERFORD, Texas - (Business Wire) In a significant victory for oil and gas producers and processors in the Barnett Shale, Lillard Wise Szygenda (LWS) obtained a jury verdict declaring that Crosstex.....- 11/20/2009 10:25:30 PM
Obama! Hello! The REASON You are giving a trial to KSM is ostensibly for the sake of justice (salon) I completely agree that I want to see KSM brought to justice and put to death or imprisoned for life or whatever else can be done to him. But if you're going to say what the outcome will be, and YOU'R.....- 11/20/2009 4:04:01 PM
Video-Jon Stewart on Republicans Plotting Terrorist Acts in Windowless Rooms (salon) hehThe Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThings Not to Be Thankful For - Silverdome, Goldman Sachs & Congressional Recesswww.thedailyshow.comDaily ShowFull EpisodesPolitical HumorHea.....- 11/20/2009 3:59:30 PM
Agenda for Glen Rose ISD School Board Meeting November 23, 2009 (salon) hehThe Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThings Not to Be Thankful For - Silverdome, Goldman Sachs & Congressional Recesswww.thedailyshow.comDaily ShowFull EpisodesPolitical HumorHea.....- 11/20/2009 2:13:37 PM
Freak Attack in Blum, Texas from a ... LLAMA (salon) Fort Worth Star-TelegramAt first, the wife said, she couldn’t understand what her husband was saying. It sounded as if he said he had been attacked by a lawn mower."I thought he said lawn m.....- 11/20/2009 1:22:32 PM
Democrats Voted Thursday to Add Money to prevent Medicare Payment Cuts to Doctors.. But Not Chet Edwards (salon) From the Waco Trib -Understand that every Republican except Michael Burgess of Lewsville voted No. So Chet Edwards voted with the Republicans.Dr. Thomas Valigura, a Waco anesthesiologist who is p.....- 11/20/2009 1:17:52 PM
What are the plans in case of large fires and explosions at Comanche Peak (Somervell County)? NRC Doesn't Want You to Know (salon) From Karen Haddon of SEED coalitionNRC Shuts Public Out on Comanche Peak and South Texas Project Compliance with Fires and Explosions Rules The public was shut out of the bulk of two hearings last wee.....- 11/20/2009 12:45:44 PM
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Opens Today (Article Mentions Glen Rose Dino Tracks) (salon) from KERAWALTER: “That’s what makes it so powerful. It’s a Fort Worth story, it’s Fort Worth-centric, it’s interpreting science and history right in your backyard. So any.....- 11/20/2009 1:12:23 PM
How Hard Is It to Vet Employees Against Texas DPS? Very Hard -DPS Riddled With Holes (salon) From the Dallas Morning News - Actually this is a pretty creepy story about how one of the executive directors of CPS didn't report some abusive personal problems that involved an arrest."Ye.....- 11/20/2009 9:42:34 AM
Should Texas Schools Give Students Minimum Grades Even If they Should Get Lower Ones? (salon) I've heard of this happening at GRISD, where a student might actually make a failing grade but a minimum grade that is higher is what is given him or her. I think it's an interesting debate. Is it too.....- 11/19/2009 11:52:51 PM
GRISD-All For Democracy and Setting an Example for the Kiddos-Let's Teach 'Em We Don't Need Trials with Convictions (salon) In face, why the heck should GRISD teach anybody about fair trials or speedy trials? Forget the constitution. Our criminal justice system obviously Isn't Good Enough for a group of people who believe .....- 11/19/2009 11:40:08 PM
Video-Allegations Against You Enough to Keep You From Working at GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) (salon) unless you're one of those that just hasn't been checked out.In this video (in which one of the board members impatiently looks at his watch several times), Ms Ogletree mentions that allegations in Am.....- 11/19/2009 10:13:27 PM
Video-GRISD (Glen Rose ISD) Doesn't Actually Believe that Joelle Ogletree is a Threat (salon) From the grievance hearing regarding the denial for her to be a substitute teacher for GRISD. What's interesting here are 2 things. First, that whispery allegations from years ago that Ogletree has be.....- 11/19/2009 10:00:05 PM
USDA Rural Development Program Gives Loan to Erath Excels in Stephenville (TX) (salon) From Stephenville Empire TribuneSid Miller, Debra's husband was,  until this last lege session, on the Texas House agricultural committee.Johnny Smith, United States Department of Agriculture (US.....- 11/19/2009 10:40:03 AM
Agenda for Joint City-CPAC Meeting TONIGHT at Glen Rose Town Hall Chambers (Nov 19 2009) (salon) From Stephenville Empire TribuneSid Miller, Debra's husband was,  until this last lege session, on the Texas House agricultural committee.Johnny Smith, United States Department of Agriculture (US.....- 11/19/2009 10:30:52 AM
Video-Does the TEA Think Schools Should Not Hire People on the Basis of Allegations? (salon) From Stephenville Empire TribuneSid Miller, Debra's husband was,  until this last lege session, on the Texas House agricultural committee.Johnny Smith, United States Department of Agriculture (US.....- 11/18/2009 7:07:37 PM
Video re: Joelle Ogletree and GRISD- The Rumour Mill (salon) I'm going to be doing a series of snippets from the last (October 2009) school board meeting regarding the hearing and subsequent denial by the Glen Rose ISD school board in allowing Joelle Ogletree t.....- 11/18/2009 4:15:18 PM
Ditto With Dungeon Diary on Sarah Palin's 15 Minutes of Fame (salon) Times Up, sister. I've been wondering myself why I keep seeing articles about her all over the place. I've kind of decided that America likes to read about weirdos they can laugh at. But surely there'.....- 11/18/2009 11:55:57 AM
Obama - Do As I Say And Not As I Do-On Censorship in China (salon) Maybe he was merely paying lip service to China.To make the hypocrisy complete, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took the occasion of this weekend when Obama was lecturing the China on openness to block.....- 11/18/2009 11:52:03 AM
Dumb O Day-Letting Mentally Incapacitated Veterans Own a Gun (salon) Maybe he was merely paying lip service to China.To make the hypocrisy complete, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took the occasion of this weekend when Obama was lecturing the China on openness to block.....- 11/18/2009 11:47:53 AM
Yick! Female Human Eggs A Research Commodty in New York (salon) Maybe he was merely paying lip service to China.To make the hypocrisy complete, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took the occasion of this weekend when Obama was lecturing the China on openness to block.....- 11/18/2009 11:40:15 AM
Arrgggh! Cheney the Evil One Endorses Kay Bailey Hutchison (salon) Maybe he was merely paying lip service to China.To make the hypocrisy complete, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took the occasion of this weekend when Obama was lecturing the China on openness to block.....- 11/18/2009 11:38:00 AM
Gum Is From the Devil (Glen Rose) (salon) Maybe he was merely paying lip service to China.To make the hypocrisy complete, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took the occasion of this weekend when Obama was lecturing the China on openness to block.....- 11/18/2009 11:18:03 AM
Here's a Big SHEESH!! Who watches the Federal Website tracking stimulus money? (salon) Maybe he was merely paying lip service to China.To make the hypocrisy complete, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took the occasion of this weekend when Obama was lecturing the China on openness to block.....- 11/18/2009 10:55:37 AM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side for November 18 2090 (salon) Tennessee school district accused of promoting Christianity in violation of the US constitution. ACLU files suit. -from NewsOKThe complaint states the schools showed a pattern of endorsing religion th.....- 11/18/2009 10:21:09 AM
Texas Running Out of Water? Kip Averitt Says So (Texas Senate District 22) (salon) He says that 85 percent of Texans won't have enough water in case of a severe drought. I notice that some of the changes being talked about in the state water plan are more reservoirs, more pipelines .....- 11/18/2009 9:29:57 AM
Video-Remote Control Cars at Big Rocks Park in Glen Rose (salon) He says that 85 percent of Texans won't have enough water in case of a severe drought. I notice that some of the changes being talked about in the state water plan are more reservoirs, more pipelines .....- 11/18/2009 9:18:53 AM
U.S. Army suicides set to hit new high in 2009 (humanbeing)  From Reuters:WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Suicides in the U.S. Army will hit a new high this year, a top general said on Tuesday in a disclosure likely to increase concerns about stress on U.S.....- 11/17/2009 6:38:36 PM
Did you Think Putting a Stop Payment On Your Check Meant.. Um... that you were STOPPING PAYMENT (salon)  From Reuters:WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Suicides in the U.S. Army will hit a new high this year, a top general said on Tuesday in a disclosure likely to increase concerns about stress on U.S.....- 11/17/2009 8:21:53 AM
High School Playoff Class 3A Div II Wimberly 49 Glen Rose 44 (November 13, 2009) (salon)  From Reuters:WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Suicides in the U.S. Army will hit a new high this year, a top general said on Tuesday in a disclosure likely to increase concerns about stress on U.S.....- 11/14/2009 10:47:10 PM
Some Pics from Troop 725 Boy Scouts Fund Raiser (Glen Rose) (salon) We noticed while we were downtown at the Community Night Out hosted by the Somervell County Fire Department that there was a boy scouts barbecue at the citizens center. Have to say, it was really wond.....- 11/14/2009 10:26:25 PM
Some Pics from the Somervell County Volunteer Fire Department Communiy Night Out (2009) (salon) What a great place to show off all the fire engines and emergency vehicles. We saw one of the firemen up on a high ladder carefully climbing up and then back down.And I'm always surprised and pleased .....- 11/14/2009 10:18:14 PM
2nd Lawsuit by Joelle Ogletree Against the Glen Rose Independent School District (salon)  A little background here. Has to do with her alleging that GRISD discriminated against her when she applied to be a french language and/or english teacher.II. On May 30, 2008, Plaintiff applied .....- 11/13/2009 3:07:11 PM
What a Surprise! Not! Hypocrite Republican Party Has been paying for abortions for its employees (salon) Um. Let's see. Republicans didn't want to see the abortion clause put into the House health care plan, but the RNC has been happy, for years, to supply it to those who work for the party. People! This.....- 11/13/2009 2:15:02 PM
Deer Hunting Story -Pretty Interesting - Somervell and Bosque County (salon) Since one of the local sites in this story is St Olaf's, I'm guessing the ranch he went deer hunting at is somewhere around Meridian.Anyway, good story and he took a cool picture of the Somervell Coun.....- 11/13/2009 1:05:44 PM
Obama Heartbroken about Fort Hood Shootings- Sid Miller Refers to Luby's As Well (salon) From Bloomberg NewsThis tragedy “will have a long-lasting effect,” state Representative Sid Miller, Republican of Stephenville, told reporters two days after the incident. “This comm.....- 11/13/2009 12:58:25 PM
What Happens to Dead Deer in Somervell County? They're Taken to Fossil Rim (salon) for chow down-from the Cleburne paper.While visiting with Kelly Snodgrass at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Refuge near Glen Rose, Kelly told me that anytime the local sheriff or game warden finds a deer tha.....- 11/13/2009 12:36:31 PM
Some Stories I liked in the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for November 11 2009 (salon) Which is the local Glen Rose news paper I subscribe to, and which is VERY good.Walter Maynard is going to go for re-election for county judge. That makes about 4 people I've heard about that are runni.....- 11/13/2009 12:16:08 PM
Somervell County Fire Department is Hosting Community Night Out November 14 2009 (salon) Not sure why it's not part of National Night Out, like it was last year? But it sounds great. There's going to be FOOD (BBQ), a band (Brazos River Band) and Fire trucks on display. That's Saturday, No.....- 11/13/2009 10:32:05 AM
Agenda and Minutes for Special Session Somervell County Commissioners Court November 16 2009 (salon) Not sure why it's not part of National Night Out, like it was last year? But it sounds great. There's going to be FOOD (BBQ), a band (Brazos River Band) and Fire trucks on display. That's Saturday, No.....- 11/13/2009 10:05:58 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for Friday November 13 2009 (salon) Yes. It's Friday the 13th. And it's a beautiful day.Installed Windows 7 recently and using IE8 and the back button on the browser periodically quits working. I can still go back by right clicking and .....- 11/13/2009 10:04:26 AM
Send a Thank You Card Free to the Troops (pstern) It takes less than 1 minute to send a card of thanks to a member of the U.S. military and it's free.Click on the link:Send a cardor cut and paste to your browserhttp://www.letssaythanks.com/Home1280.h.....- 11/12/2009 9:29:15 AM
Video-Jon Stewart Catches Sean Hannity Misleading Americans (salon) so what else is new? This is hilarThe Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSean Hannity Uses Glenn Beck's Protest Footagewww.thedailyshow.comDaily ShowFull EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Car.....- 11/11/2009 12:15:25 PM
Our Death-Bed Message to President Obama: Where's our help? (pstern)   We ain't got no job or money, so we got these low-down suicidal blues     "When you lose your money, don't lose your mind."     Your administration and Congres.....- 11/10/2009 1:01:26 PM
Agenda for Glen Rose CPAC Meeting November 10 2009 (salon)   We ain't got no job or money, so we got these low-down suicidal blues     "When you lose your money, don't lose your mind."     Your administration and Congres.....- 11/9/2009 2:01:16 PM
Agenda for City of Glen Rose Meeting November 9 2009 (salon)   We ain't got no job or money, so we got these low-down suicidal blues     "When you lose your money, don't lose your mind."     Your administration and Congres.....- 11/9/2009 1:59:59 PM
Texas populism and LBJ (OldBridge) I've just finished reading " The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America,  by Lawrence Goodwyn.  Goodwyn, a retired professor at Duke, concludes the book by s.....- 11/8/2009 2:04:39 PM
Another Texas Lawsuit Against Fingerprinting Teachers- Mark of the Beast! (salon) Have written before about how teachers in Texas do not universally agree with being fingerprinted, like a criminal.  Here's another from Pam McLaurin of Big Sandy, with a different spin, thi.....- 11/7/2009 3:30:51 PM
Teacher Incentive Plan a Bust (pstern)   Who needs incentives?   Since when is it necessary to provide teachers with incentives to teach? I’ve had experience in the two worlds of business and education. In business, I was.....- 11/7/2009 2:35:06 PM
Pffttt! Chet Edwards (US House District 17) To vote NO on the Health Care Bill (salon) I looked earlier today and Edwards had STILL NOT MADE UP HIS MIND. So, basically he was trying to string along anyone who believes he's a Democrat that he would do the right thing.Nope. He finally mad.....- 11/7/2009 2:14:55 PM
SMU professor to head EPA's Dallas office (humanbeing)  From the FW Star Telegram:"Al Armendariz, a Southern Methodist University professor who wrote a controversial study of air pollution caused by drilling operations in the Barnett Shale, has .....- 11/6/2009 9:45:58 PM
Agenda for Somervell County Water District Meeting Nov 9 2009 (salon)  From the FW Star Telegram:"Al Armendariz, a Southern Methodist University professor who wrote a controversial study of air pollution caused by drilling operations in the Barnett Shale, has .....- 11/6/2009 3:59:00 PM
'Do-Nothing' Congress Evolves Into 'Do-Little' Congress (pstern)   ...or, if you want to do a job right, don't give it to Congress.     First the U.S. Congress generated the giant corporate bail-outs spending billions of our tax dollars. .....- 11/6/2009 2:38:25 PM
Agenda and Minutes for Somervell County Commissioners Court Regular Session Nov 9 2009 (salon)   ...or, if you want to do a job right, don't give it to Congress.     First the U.S. Congress generated the giant corporate bail-outs spending billions of our tax dollars. .....- 11/6/2009 10:31:12 AM
Laser Technology Preserves the Dinosaur Footprint in the Somervell County Courthouse Bandstand (salon)   ...or, if you want to do a job right, don't give it to Congress.     First the U.S. Congress generated the giant corporate bail-outs spending billions of our tax dollars. .....- 11/6/2009 8:38:48 AM
When Christians Don't Act So Holy and Have Affairs- Glen Rose Blind Item (salon) Unlike the baloney rumour about Joelle Ogletree, this one appears to be true.  Imagine a situation where a prominent church-going family, where the spouses are all friends, but one husb.....- 11/6/2009 8:23:57 AM
Mass Shooting at Fort Hood (Nov 5 2009) (salon) Austin-American Statesmanhttp://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/index.htmlUpdate: This may be the perpetrator-Nidal Hasan - from Gawkerhttp://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gawker.....- 11/5/2009 2:55:10 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for November 5 2009 (salon) On rewriting the world's copyright laws. Are we REALLY ruled by MPAA and RIAA? - DvorakBernie Kerik- (Under Rudy G) Is Officially a CROOKFormer New York City police chief Bernard Kerik has pleade.....- 11/5/2009 12:37:24 PM
Legitimate Concerns Over Use of School Children to Praise ANY President (salon) On rewriting the world's copyright laws. Are we REALLY ruled by MPAA and RIAA? - DvorakBernie Kerik- (Under Rudy G) Is Officially a CROOKFormer New York City police chief Bernard Kerik has pleade.....- 11/5/2009 10:09:57 AM
TASER Follies and Abuse of Power- Man Tased by Police After Trying to Rescue Family from Burning Home (salon) On rewriting the world's copyright laws. Are we REALLY ruled by MPAA and RIAA? - DvorakBernie Kerik- (Under Rudy G) Is Officially a CROOKFormer New York City police chief Bernard Kerik has pleade.....- 11/5/2009 10:05:47 AM
Yes! WHY Should Our US Federal Stimulus Dollars go to CHINESE venture for Wind Projects in West Texas? (salon) If the US Renewable Energy Group wants to form a joint venture with a Chinese firm to put wind machines on Texas soil, well, that's their business. BUT NOT WITH US TAX MONEY.But Sen. Charles Schumer, .....- 11/5/2009 10:02:08 AM
College Station Boots Out Red Light Cameras! (salon) Three cities Tuesday — two in Ohio, one in Texas — voted to rip the things down. In College Station, Tex., the camera manufacturer and their subcontractors reportedly spent $60,000 campaig.....- 11/5/2009 9:55:00 AM
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