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Property Tax Appraisal Time Again: Hunting Season Opens on Homeowners (pstern) It happens every April and May throughout Texas Texas homeowners become irate that their property taxes continue to sky-rocket!  What Homeowners Can Do Legally To Get Proposed Appr.....- 4/22/2009 10:09:56 AM
Permit 'Choose Life' Plate, then also Permit 'Women's Right to Choose Abortion' Plate (pstern) Gov. Perry doesn't like the Federal Goverment to intrude and tell the state what to do, but he has no problem for the state to tell women what to do..Permit "Choose Life" Plate, Then Permit .....- 4/21/2009 5:45:18 PM
Got some Ducklings and Chicks Today! (salon) I haven't been and won't be posting much for the next few days as I get the garden put in and take care of the new birds. I love getting birds through the mail. This time I got three Buff Orpington pu.....- 4/21/2009 11:24:41 AM
City of Glen Rose Meettng Minutes from April 13 2009 (salon) I haven't been and won't be posting much for the next few days as I get the garden put in and take care of the new birds. I love getting birds through the mail. This time I got three Buff Orpington pu.....- 4/21/2009 11:09:05 AM
THE BARKING DOG (humanbeing) The development here these last ten years in my 'neighborhood' not only has brought many houses, wells and septic tanks , people, trucks, SUV's, children, dirt bikes and four-wheelers, it has also bro.....- 4/20/2009 11:04:45 PM
Huh? Should Texas judges be appointed instead of elected? (pstern) Apparently, in Texas we still are at the mercy of professional politicians who continue to work for their special interests instead of the majority of Texans.The latest focus for these cueballs is, &q.....- 4/20/2009 11:42:56 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 19 2009 (salon) I absolutely love this.Scott Horton on the Torture MemosThe surprising thing was, of course, the statement that was released alongside of it that there would be no prosecution of CIA agents who relied.....- 4/19/2009 9:37:01 PM
Approve HB 474 = Exemption of Ad Valorem Taxation for Homesteads of 100 percent Disabled Veterans (pstern) Disabled Veterans Awaiting Approval of Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption In particular, 100 percent Disabled Veterans have been awaiting property tax relief for more than 5 years.&.....- 4/19/2009 7:19:03 PM
Most Wonderful Texas Day Outside (April 19 2009)! (salon) I got up early today and drove to Plant Shed in Benbrook to get a chinese pistache tree. I have two in the yard now and they make the best shade trees-they're quick to grow and quite leafy in the summ.....- 4/19/2009 3:12:36 PM
Eleven New Paddling Trails in 2009-One for Glen Rose (Texas) (salon) I couldn't find the name of the paddling trail but I"m thinking since it's on the Brazos it's part of the John Graves trail-if I'm mistaken, please comment. Anyway, here's an article about the ne.....- 4/19/2009 8:34:16 AM
Should Someone Be Kicked Out of a Baseball Game For Not Singing God Bless America? (salon) I couldn't find the name of the paddling trail but I"m thinking since it's on the Brazos it's part of the John Graves trail-if I'm mistaken, please comment. Anyway, here's an article about the ne.....- 4/18/2009 7:55:09 PM
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Somervell and Hood County April 18 2009 (salon) I love my weather radio!The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... south central Hood County in north central Texas... Somervell County in north centra.....- 4/18/2009 6:54:28 PM
Will Gov. Rick Perry Have A Bad Reelection Hair Day In November 2010? (pstern) Look, I know I have written a lot about the governor and how during the past 7 years of his reign he mercilessly and maliciously has "flim-flammed" the good people of Texas."M.....- 4/18/2009 1:19:39 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 18 2009 (salon) Look, I know I have written a lot about the governor and how during the past 7 years of his reign he mercilessly and maliciously has "flim-flammed" the good people of Texas."M.....- 4/18/2009 12:39:23 PM
TxDOT To Citizens SHUT UP YOU~No PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT TOLL ROADS (salon) Have I said today how much I despise TxDOT? This was at the North Tarrant Express meeting in April 2009Often, microphones are set up at public hearings so people can make public comments. But at Tuesd.....- 4/18/2009 12:24:32 PM
Hey! Isn't there a way to make all the secessionists just LEAVE TEXAS? I like it here (salon) I noticed that poll that said 31 percent of Texans want the state to secede from the Union (which is against our Texas constitution, but don't let that stop the Door-Hit-Ass people). Add another 8 per.....- 4/18/2009 12:17:41 PM
United Airlines to Fatties- Cough Up More Money for Extra Seat (salon) From Consumerist.In order to fly for no extra charge, passengers now have to be able to sit in a single seat, buckle their seat belt (with an extender) and put the arm rests down. If you can't do this.....- 4/18/2009 11:42:26 AM
More Radioactive Waste! More! More!-Waste Control Specialists in Andrews County Not Content With Only 2 States Waste (salon) because, you know, Texas is the dumping ground for everyone else's crap and Harold Simmons sniffs profits!  from WFAAThe NRC is considering allowing Class B and C waste to be diluted so it could .....- 4/18/2009 11:29:28 AM
Local Glen Rose Reference from Abilene -Kaytlin Wiseman (salon) From the Abilene Reporter-NewsTwo Abilene Christian University freshman debate teams recently competed at Novice Nationals, earning second and 10th place.Kaytlin Wiseman, freshman communication major .....- 4/18/2009 11:23:39 AM
Congratulations to Our Friend Jennifer Peebles of Texas Watchdog (salon) From the Abilene Reporter-NewsTwo Abilene Christian University freshman debate teams recently competed at Novice Nationals, earning second and 10th place.Kaytlin Wiseman, freshman communication major .....- 4/17/2009 7:41:07 PM
More Susan Boyle- She has a Glorious Voice (video) *Cry Me a River* (salon) From the Abilene Reporter-NewsTwo Abilene Christian University freshman debate teams recently competed at Novice Nationals, earning second and 10th place.Kaytlin Wiseman, freshman communication major .....- 4/17/2009 7:02:23 PM
The Soap Opera that is the Selling of Meridian Manor in Bosque County (salon) You can look at the tags on the end of this for other posts we've done re: Meridiian Manor, too many to collect here. But if you've been following...When we last left Meridian Manor, Rose Beck had not.....- 4/17/2009 6:42:20 PM
Where's the Policy about Disabled Texas Senate and House Recording via Real Player? (salon) A little background here. My quest to find out the written policy behind disabling recording of video from the Texas Lege website is veering into the absurd. When I first started out to find out about.....- 4/17/2009 6:24:13 PM
Radioactive Nuclear Plant Leak O Day- Oyster Creek- April 17 09 (salon) so WHY is there a high level of radioactive tritium in the water at Oyster Creek  (Exelon's plant in NJ?) Gee. Maybe the storage tank or the piping.Workers detected 102,000 picocuries of tritium .....- 4/17/2009 3:41:08 PM
Senator Jeff Wentworth again *rocking the legislative boat* (pstern) As history has shown, despite Sen. Wentworth's inability in his 6 terms as a Senator to work consistently in the best interests of the Texas community, he continues to be reelected, thus ena.....- 4/17/2009 1:12:15 PM
Buyer Beware! Kindle as a Useless Brick, Customer Dependent Upon Amazon's Good Graces (salon) While I was not entirely convinced before not to buy a Kindle, I now am. Nope.  I want an e-reader without DRM.More on the Useless Brick from Channelview.A quick search on the topic showed that m.....- 4/17/2009 12:13:18 PM
I am NOT a fan of advertising IN television OR Movies, ie, product placement, are you? (salon) Sometimes you'll be watching a movie and the camera will linger over something that not only doesn't make any difference to the plot, sometimes it's egregiously out of place! I know that advertisers p.....- 4/17/2009 12:07:41 PM
Google Maps Now Has Street View for Glen Rose (Texas) (salon) Sometimes you'll be watching a movie and the camera will linger over something that not only doesn't make any difference to the plot, sometimes it's egregiously out of place! I know that advertisers p.....- 4/17/2009 10:50:37 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 17, 2009 (salon) Rachel Maddow on Crazy Hair Perry's Suckup to Right Wing Texas Secessionist NutsVisit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the EconomyWhat's the deal with Ron Paul and gay seduction.....- 4/17/2009 10:46:52 AM
Somervell County Commissioner's Court Special Session Agenda for April 20 2009 (salon) courtesy M A MillionCOMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING OF SPECIAL SESSION OF SOMERVELL COUNTY  TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, NOTICE IS HEREB.....- 4/17/2009 9:18:10 AM
THE MYTH OF MORE (humanbeing) Why is it that we Americans have only one solution to our problems: MORE...WE NEED MORE!We need more development, more roads, more theme parks, more tourists, more money, more horsepower, more kilowat.....- 4/16/2009 9:51:58 PM
Texas politics killing Texas families: a slow, painful, agonizing financial death (pstern) Special interest politics and economic power-plays are killing Texas families in their wallets and quality of life, slowly but surely.   After years of scamming the public by sliding th.....- 4/16/2009 6:59:08 PM
Bush Secret Torture Memos Released FINALLY (salon) on ACLU site in PDF format.And here's Obama on the memosIn a statement, Obama said the tactics adopted by the administration of his predecessor George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks in 2001 &q.....- 4/16/2009 4:23:45 PM
Heh! Texas Freedom Network on Sex Education in Texas Pubilc Schools (salon) LINK An interesting comment from the study.why hasabstinence-only education achieved such a complete monopoly in Texas schools, particularly given that state law permits school districts to offer.....- 4/16/2009 2:26:32 PM
Personal Financial Statement 2008 for Texas Senator Kip Averitt (SD22) (salon) LINK An interesting comment from the study.why hasabstinence-only education achieved such a complete monopoly in Texas schools, particularly given that state law permits school districts to offer.....- 4/16/2009 1:22:39 PM
Hey! Don't Worry about Global Warming! John Shimkus Knows God Won't Destroy the Earth Again (salon) LINK An interesting comment from the study.why hasabstinence-only education achieved such a complete monopoly in Texas schools, particularly given that state law permits school districts to offer.....- 4/16/2009 12:48:48 PM
No Surprise here. The NSA HAS BEEN spying on Americans.... (salon) Remember the movie Enemy of the State? Who's watching the Watchers? Well, this falls into the category of Just Because You're Paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't watching you. Ugh.NSA wanted to spy on.....- 4/16/2009 12:43:19 PM
Huh? People Can't be Moral Without a Huge Fear Of Ending up in HellFire? (salon) Remember the movie Enemy of the State? Who's watching the Watchers? Well, this falls into the category of Just Because You're Paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't watching you. Ugh.NSA wanted to spy on.....- 4/16/2009 11:45:40 AM
Nuclear Power Plant News O Day -April 16 2009 (salon) Heck, NO! Says Entergy-You expect US to pay for a decommissioning fund??? Try it and we'll SUE!  (Vermont Yankee)  How about if a nuclear power plant doesn't think it can adequately clean up.....- 4/16/2009 10:03:44 AM
Obama's WH Science Advisor Deplores Texas Science Standards (salon) From National Center for Science Education.Asked "do you think that the Texas state school board's recent decision to add a skeptical view of the study of evolution and the fossil record weaken t.....- 4/16/2009 9:44:22 AM
Ruminations for the Easily Amused for April 16 2009 (salon) Woman in Dallas finds out she's been wrongly listed on the Texas sex offenders list-for YEARS!Slog reacts to Governor Rick *Thirty Nine Percent* Perry's Let's Have Texas Secede from the Union crazy ta.....- 4/16/2009 9:05:17 AM
Movie Watch - *Brothers* and *Milk* (salon) We watched Danish movie "Brothers* last night, highly recommended if you like a good family dynamics storyline. The story starts out with a brother who believes himself to be morally superior to .....- 4/16/2009 8:33:17 AM
Collin Hammett Part 2 (Glen Rose) (salon) Part 1 As mentioned on the first post, if you are sensitive or this information is too fresh, skip reading. The information is timely because a civil case against Colin Hammett and his company was dec.....- 4/15/2009 11:54:11 PM
*KIDS AROUND HERE JUST DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO...* (humanbeing) I've heard this complaint a few times during numerous discussions about whether or not we need a water park here. Not having raised any children and definitely being enough older that I puzzle over wh.....- 4/15/2009 8:25:36 PM
What Happened with Colin Hammet and Cody Day-From Police Reports- Part 1 (salon) Now that both cases, civil and criminal, are over, is a good time to go over what actually happened in a notorious case here in Somervell County. I thought about scanning the records but instead am go.....- 4/15/2009 5:38:16 PM
Few Notes from the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for April 16, 2009 (salon) because, as always, it's the paper I have a subscription to. And I like it!I see that that guy on trial for murder, Robert Earl Buttrey has his trail scheduled for July 27. As I understand it, which i.....- 4/15/2009 3:13:06 PM
Why is the Texas Legislature Real Media Content Not Available to Record?????? (salon) I upgraded my Real Player a while back to the newest one (basic, free). That player also has the ability to record streaming video to disk. One gets an error message if the video is copyrighted or oth.....- 4/15/2009 2:37:35 PM
TEA Party in Meridian (Texas) is for Republicans (salon) I had heard that the Tea parties were actually a Republican stunt. This proves it. From the Clifton Record. MERIDIAN — T.E.A. stands for "taxed enough already." A T.E.A. Party is slate.....- 4/15/2009 1:33:09 PM
Texas State Senator Kip Averitt (SD22) Wants to STOP the SBOE Shenanigans (salon) He would strip the board from decisions over curriculum and textbooks! Yes! Seliger said the "political nature" of the elected board often "results in infighting and partisan beliefs be.....- 4/15/2009 1:16:55 PM
Nice Pic of Jenny Manis of Glen Rose in the Cleburne paper (salon) He would strip the board from decisions over curriculum and textbooks! Yes! Seliger said the "political nature" of the elected board often "results in infighting and partisan beliefs be.....- 4/15/2009 1:04:03 PM
Chet Edwards Shows up in Burleson with James Oberstar for Town Hall Meeting (salon) I can't help but be a little miffed when I read about Edwards (US House Dist 17) doing ANOTHER town hall meeting in Johnson County in Burleson. I was told by Edwards office a few months ago that he wa.....- 4/15/2009 12:52:09 PM
Vaccination Changes for Texas Children 2009 (salon) I can't help but be a little miffed when I read about Edwards (US House Dist 17) doing ANOTHER town hall meeting in Johnson County in Burleson. I was told by Edwards office a few months ago that he wa.....- 4/15/2009 12:13:57 PM
So... Is Obama going to keep the CIA Torture Methods SECRET??? (salon) I'm hoping that this WSJ article is simply to try to sway matters in that direction. as opposed to what Obama would actually do.A decision to keep secret key parts of the three 2005 memos outlining le.....- 4/15/2009 11:36:20 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 15 2009 (salon) Omigosh. Is the Minnesota US Senator race STILL not over? John Cornyn is helping to thwart this? Sheesh. something is WRONG with Norm ColemanWhy so few Chinese baby girls? Because they were aborted in.....- 4/15/2009 11:02:28 AM
How Much Does the Athletic Director at Glen Rose ISD Make? (salon) Isaw an article from the Westlake Picayune, via Texas Watchdog, that the Westlake Texas football coach earned over 115k per year. I wondered how much our athletic director made. Here's the info.PDF I .....- 4/15/2009 9:53:08 AM
Glen Rose Medical Center Consolidated Profit Loss Statements for January-February 2009 (salon) We happened to be up at the courthouse yesterday and ran into C T. He had a copy of a very recent profit loss statement from GRMC (which is a dba for Glen Rose Medical Foundation) and we also made a c.....- 4/15/2009 9:24:06 AM
Movie Watch- Saw The Punisher: War Zone last night with Ray Stevenson (salon) Now, we absolutely LOVED the Punisher movie with Thomas Jane and John Travola. I can't say that I am a fan of Saturday-Morning Cartoony animated movies (like those Hulk Vs movies) but when someone is .....- 4/15/2009 9:41:10 AM
Somervell County Water District Applies to TCEQ for a Permit to discharge treated water (salon) Saw this in the back of the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for April 9, 2009. SCWD is asking for a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit # WQ0004877000 (EPA ID # TX0131911) to disc.....- 4/15/2009 8:55:34 AM
PERRY DECLARES TEXAS NEEDS TO DRAW THE LINE IN THE SAND (humanbeing) Saw this in the back of the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper for April 9, 2009. SCWD is asking for a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit # WQ0004877000 (EPA ID # TX0131911) to disc.....- 4/15/2009 8:47:14 AM
I Really Like Whitney White-Ashley's Editorial about TCEQ in this week's Glen Rose Reporter (salon) week of April 9, 2009. Probably one reason is that I totally agree with her. Most of the confounding comments came from the TCEQ side of the panel. When an audience member pointed out that the TCEQ al.....- 4/14/2009 4:07:59 PM
Video Re: Moving Sodie's Cleaner and Tailor Shop into Heritage Park Glen Rose -Feb 2008 (salon) This video is slightly edited for length, but you can listen via audio to the entire Somervell County Commissioner's Court meeting from Feb 11, 2008 here.  as you can here in the resolution,.....- 4/14/2009 12:58:35 PM
On Swapping Somervell County Land for Larry Smith... and the Waterpark (salon) I had heard of something in the paper regarding a swap of land that Larry Smith said he was wanting to do with the county, in connection with the water park. I didn't see anything regarding this in th.....- 4/14/2009 10:28:27 AM
Lobbyists Pushing for Gambling While 'Do-Nothing' Legislature Does Nothing (pstern) Is it any surprise that Texas lawmakers do NOT want to act on new pro-gambling legislation?   No, not really.Does such a bill make sense?  Maybe, considering those who like to gamble do.....- 4/14/2009 9:45:35 AM
Audio and Video from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting April 13 2009 (salon) Here was the agenda.Here's audio (MP3)-download to listen on your computer. Incidentally, if you have any difficulty hearing the audio, check that you have new audio codecs installed. (For example, lo.....- 4/14/2009 8:51:08 AM
More on Conflict of Interest re: GRMC -One Answer from County Attorney (Somervell County) (salon) I have said before that I believe there is an appearance of conflict of interest regarding Mike Ford, Precinct Commissioner 2.  Mike Ford is not only the listed originator and registered agent fo.....- 4/13/2009 4:29:42 PM
Open Records in Texas-Mugshots at County Level (salon) I occassionally get mugshots to go along with the sheriff\'s logs that are posted elsewhere on this blog. Because, as most people know, quite a few newspapers and television stations get mugshots .....- 4/13/2009 3:52:51 PM
Somervell County Commissioner's Meeting on April 13 2009 (salon) Here was the agenda. AUDIO of the meeting (mp3) right click to download and listen on your computer.Duff spoke about how Squaw Creek Golf Course was recognized in the paper. I don't always video clip .....- 4/13/2009 3:59:17 PM
What's Behind those I Am Second Ads in Texas? (salon) Who knows, maybe they are only playing on teevee in North Texas! Anyway, we saw a couple of the ads, one of which showed some rastafarian looking guy that I believe was on American Idol at some point......- 4/13/2009 12:27:31 PM
Challenging Relgious Beliefs-Under Assault in the Free World? (salon) interesting article by Jonathan Turley about some countries in the so-called *Free World* which, while touting freedom of speech, are going after those who speak against religion.Consider far-right Au.....- 4/13/2009 8:37:03 AM
Glen Rose Water Park Survey (OldBridge) Here is a Water Park survey. Feel free to email me your answers, The 4B Tax Advisory Board is considering the possibility of a Water Park in Glen Rose. Input from the citizens of this community is wan.....- 4/12/2009 3:40:38 PM
Lawmakers 'Not Real' on Resolving Road Finance Problems (pstern) Lawmakers 'hosing' Texans  Apparently, "suddenly" there is a crisis in building and maintaining Texas roadways.  The truth is that for years the governor and legislators have .....- 4/11/2009 6:16:27 PM
SLAPP lawsuits, The Bluff and Dish, Texas (salon) A reader sent this via email.Known as a "strategic lawsuit against public participation," a SLAPP suit is meant to intimidate, exhaust and silence critics. Widely considered an affront to th.....- 4/11/2009 5:00:59 PM
This is Cool! Tweenbots! (salon) A reader sent this via email.Known as a "strategic lawsuit against public participation," a SLAPP suit is meant to intimidate, exhaust and silence critics. Widely considered an affront to th.....- 4/11/2009 1:31:51 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 11 2009 (salon) Bizarro time- Chemical companies don't like Michelle Obama's organic garden. GET OVER IT, DOW! Sheesh. How nice to think she's growing a garden without a bunch of chemicals in it. Reminds me that we n.....- 4/11/2009 11:44:00 AM
Audio from City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting March 9 2009 (salon) Bizarro time- Chemical companies don't like Michelle Obama's organic garden. GET OVER IT, DOW! Sheesh. How nice to think she's growing a garden without a bunch of chemicals in it. Reminds me that we n.....- 4/10/2009 10:42:02 PM
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