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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
A Bit More on the 4b Water Park Proposal -Glen Rose (salon) What I have heard:I mentioned before that I was sent a document that showed that other water parks in the area have operated at a loss. Now, one might argue that that's okay because it brings in touri.....- 4/10/2009 7:56:12 PM
Is the Texas Lege Trying to Use Fed Stimulus Money to REPLACE state spending on education? (salon) What I have heard:I mentioned before that I was sent a document that showed that other water parks in the area have operated at a loss. Now, one might argue that that's okay because it brings in touri.....- 4/10/2009 7:50:20 PM
Dannon Yogurt Co to Settle Out of Court about Activia Claims? (salon) I didn't realize till I read this that Dannon was being sued, and has been since the case was filed in January. I've never bought Activia, because, first, I like yogurt just to eat and I wondered why .....- 4/10/2009 5:17:41 PM
Not the Behaviour of a Planet that Loves Its Species - Neil deGrasse Tyson (salon) I was listening to Think (KERA) on the car radio the other day and heard an interview that had been doing with Neil Degrasse Tyson. Audio podcast here. I was taken with something he said in response t.....- 4/10/2009 1:51:12 PM
Judge Rules Against Texas DPS Rules re: New Drivers License Rules (salon) from El Paso TimesState District Judge Orlinda Naranjo issued a temporary injunction against the Texas Department of Public Safety. She ruled that the department overstepped its authority by imposing .....- 4/10/2009 12:35:29 PM
Veteran's Administration Takes Reporters Tape -NO Exposure for Poor Treatment? (salon) Boy. THIS was some poor judgement on the part of Gloria Hairstone of the VA. Last Tuesday night, [public radio reporter David Schultz] was covering a public event at the V.A. Hospital in Washington, D.....- 4/10/2009 11:59:06 AM
Being a Fatso Gets You All the Way to the Top... Unless You're a Woman (salon) Boy. THIS was some poor judgement on the part of Gloria Hairstone of the VA. Last Tuesday night, [public radio reporter David Schultz] was covering a public event at the V.A. Hospital in Washington, D.....- 4/10/2009 10:17:12 AM
Is Loving Tofu a License Plate CRIME in Colorado? (salon) Boy. THIS was some poor judgement on the part of Gloria Hairstone of the VA. Last Tuesday night, [public radio reporter David Schultz] was covering a public event at the V.A. Hospital in Washington, D.....- 4/10/2009 10:15:58 AM
Judge Smacks Back Obama on Afghanistan Enemy Combatants (salon) Good! From Slate.In the Bagram Prison litigation, Judge Bates summoned the observation of Alexander Hamilton writing in The Federalist 84: "[C]onfinement of the person, by secretly hurrying him t.....- 4/10/2009 10:05:56 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 10 2009 (salon) Is it s a free speech issue if you ban a cussing gramma from a citizens' center?Betty Brown, the racist texas legislator, gets snarked at for her idiotic comment about how Asians should adopt American.....- 4/10/2009 10:03:18 AM
On Losing RFID-Enabled Keys (salon) About a year ago, hub misplaced *his* set of keys. We looked all over the place for them but couldn't find them anywhere. *My* set of keys was then broken out into two sets for the two vehicles. We di.....- 4/10/2009 8:58:36 AM
Smells Very Smoky This Morning Outside (Glen Rose) (salon) From DMN-if it looks hazy outside, it's because of the wildfires.  and from the FW Star-Telegram Wildfires destroy Montague County towns Sunset and Stoneburg.The fire in Parker County may have st.....- 4/10/2009 8:29:03 AM
Obnoxious Letter O Day-From Fossil Rim (salon) Let me start this out by saying that I very much like Fossil Rim. I don't mind too much when people park on the road, or think that 2008 is a one lane road and drive down the middle or the worries I s.....- 4/9/2009 8:27:11 PM
Worthless TCEQ Rant O Day- Approving Midlothian Toxic Cement Plants without ANY Public Hearing (salon) Let me start this out by saying that I very much like Fossil Rim. I don't mind too much when people park on the road, or think that 2008 is a one lane road and drive down the middle or the worries I s.....- 4/9/2009 6:47:13 PM
Another Reason to Vote for a New Texas Governor in 2010 (pstern) Gov. Rick Perry's claims of tax relief via constitutional amendments yields increases instead  2005’s Proposed Amendment 12:  Revisited After 4 YearsApparently, once a l.....- 4/9/2009 6:47:21 PM
Floater ID Bill-Okay, so maybe I needed a little light relief about funerals and caskets (salon) but this is the silliest bill, besides maybe Sid Miller's shooting at feral hogs from helicopters, that's been out this year.Under Sen. John Carona’s SB1539, nobody could be buried in Texas in a.....- 4/9/2009 6:01:42 PM
DHS/Luminant/Somervell County Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise (salon) Most of the people who were there were from Comanche Peak, and seemed like they were part of the program. I felt that I was the only non-Comanche Peak resident who attended, but I did meet a man who w.....- 4/9/2009 6:27:07 PM
Opponents of Comanche Peak Nuclear Reactors Asking Government to Halt Licensing Process (salon) because of reactor design. From KERAComanche Peak opponents claim the licensing process is flawed because the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would evaluate important safety factors at least two and a h.....- 4/9/2009 4:58:46 PM
Photos from April 6 2009 of the Chalk Mountain Area-Specifically Slick Machines (salon) I was on my way to Stephenville the other day and had my camera so I took some shots of the land Tommy Davis of Slick Machines wants to make into a gravel pit. so how does that hill look fr.....- 4/9/2009 4:44:36 PM
Ugh! Fires in Hood County Around Lipan (April 9th) Weather Radio Says May have to evacuate (and fires in Glen Rose) (salon) It's SO windy out today -every once in a while I hear something thump on the patio, and I hear the sheriff's radio going off on brush fires around here. Then, a few minutes ago the weather radio went .....- 4/9/2009 4:06:26 PM
Somervell County Commissioners Court Agenda for March 13 2009 (salon) It's SO windy out today -every once in a while I hear something thump on the patio, and I hear the sheriff's radio going off on brush fires around here. Then, a few minutes ago the weather radio went .....- 4/9/2009 3:38:34 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 9.2009 (salon) I've been wondering, re: that catfish restaurant on 144. For the last 8 years, there's been a big sign on it that said "God Bless Our President". Every time I passed by I saw that sign. Then.....- 4/9/2009 2:00:33 PM
Meeting for City of Glen Rose April 13 2009 Coming UP-Agenda (salon) I've been wondering, re: that catfish restaurant on 144. For the last 8 years, there's been a big sign on it that said "God Bless Our President". Every time I passed by I saw that sign. Then.....- 4/9/2009 1:20:10 PM
On Slanted Surveys- Re: Water Park for Glen Rose (salon) A reader forwarded me a survey being sent around about the water park. I laughed when I saw it because it was definitely pushing a particular point of view instead of, oh, say, just trying to figure o.....- 4/9/2009 10:34:33 AM
Don't Forget This Morning at 11 is the DHS Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise Results (April 9 2009) (salon) A reader forwarded me a survey being sent around about the water park. I laughed when I saw it because it was definitely pushing a particular point of view instead of, oh, say, just trying to figure o.....- 4/9/2009 10:02:48 AM
Clueless AP Exec Threatens AP Affiliate about AP-You Tube Embedded Content (salon) AP must really be feeling the crunch of the internet and losing revenues or else why act this way? But this is absurd. What happened is that AP Executive who didn't know that AP has a Youtube channel,.....- 4/9/2009 9:57:32 AM
Minutes of the City of Glen Rose 4b Tax Advisory Board for April 6, 2009 (salon) AP must really be feeling the crunch of the internet and losing revenues or else why act this way? But this is absurd. What happened is that AP Executive who didn't know that AP has a Youtube channel,.....- 4/9/2009 9:42:05 AM
Perry Lackey Roger Williams Runs for Senate (pstern) Another of Gov. Perry's former appointees tries to jump up the ladder.The former Secretary of State wants to become a Texas Senator.http://www.rogerforsenate.com/I hate to mention it, but isn't the Se.....- 4/8/2009 7:32:37 PM
CYBER-TERRORISM (humanbeing) I remember seeing a report several years ago on the possibility of cyber-terrorism and how devastating it could be. The consensus among the experts being interviewed was that it is not a question of i.....- 4/8/2009 8:35:27 AM
PEC needs some credible 'juice' (pstern) Pedernales Electric Cooperative has left a bad taste in the mouths of it members and has burned a hole in their wallets.While we hear that new leadership is repaving the road PEC has traveled on, we a.....- 4/8/2009 3:39:37 AM
Courtney Butler of Stephenville Posthumously Gets Awarded a Carnegie Medal (salon) for the attempt to save a man's life. Remember in 2007 when the Paluxy River got up so high and also that game warden died? I read today that Courtney, who was 16 at the time she died  has been a.....- 4/8/2009 12:23:43 AM
Another Instance of State Legislators (Missouri This Time) Trying to Get Customers to Pay for Nuclear Power Plant Costs (salon) See this?Senators on Tuesday began the first floor debate over a complex 24-page bill overhauling how Missouri pays for power plants. The thrust is to help utilities secure financing by charging elect.....- 4/8/2009 12:01:38 AM
*Sudden Appearance * a Euphemism for Creation aka Intelligent Design (salon) From the York Daily Record, where the Dover trial was held. This about sums it up.Plaintiffs in the Dover intelligent design trial, their expert witnesses and teachers in Texas noted that "s.....- 4/7/2009 7:51:03 PM
Rickshaw without the charm.. or is it a Wheelchair with a Windshield? (salon) From the York Daily Record, where the Dover trial was held. This about sums it up.Plaintiffs in the Dover intelligent design trial, their expert witnesses and teachers in Texas noted that "s.....- 4/7/2009 4:55:51 PM
AP-The Emperor Has No Clothes (salon) Loved this convo from Larry Dignan of Zdnet.  re Associated Press's efforts to go atter news aggregators who don't give it credit for being THE authoritative source. He says exactly what I've tho.....- 4/7/2009 4:25:54 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 7 2009 (salon) George Bush showed up in Cleburne, unexpectedly, to talk to the group Wounded Warriors. Chet Edwards was already there to speak.  Somebody asked him what he missed about being president.“Pe.....- 4/7/2009 4:04:59 PM
Moody's Investers Services Downgrades Ratings for Energy Future Holdings Corp (salon) Luminant part of this. Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded its ratings for several debt securities held by Energy Future Holdings Corp. and cautioned that its "business model does not .....- 4/7/2009 3:21:00 PM
Obama Tramples on the Constitution- Defends Warrantless Illegal Wiretapping of Americans (salon) Lately I've been feeling very *meh* about Obama. Even if this is a leftover from the lawless Bush admnistration, if Obama is truly serious about being for OUR style of constitutional government, he ne.....- 4/7/2009 2:18:40 PM
Updated the Audio/Video Section (salon) I realized a bit ago that I hadn't altered the link on Audio/Video for awhile and it actually didn't show the Youtube link for Somervell County Salon. So I fixed that a bit ago.  (Up in the menu).....- 4/7/2009 1:42:44 PM
Selected VIDEO Clips from 4B Tax Meeting April 2009 - City of Glen Rose (salon) Here's the last post which has an MP3 (audio) of the meeting. Here's pointer to some selected pictures. and here are some clips I made of the meeting.-You can see them all up on the Youtube site here......- 4/7/2009 1:58:41 PM
Texas 'Do-Nothings' Need to Do Something (pstern) Legislative Inertia During the past decade Texas law-makers have become notorious for 2 things:  doing little for the community good and doing everything for their special interests. We.....- 4/7/2009 10:40:43 AM
Quick Housekeeping Blog Note for Somervell County Salon (salon) On request of one of our regular commenters, Oldbridge, who I hope will also be a blog poster as well, I changed and added a few things yesterday. First, for people who are registered users, as oppose.....- 4/7/2009 9:14:22 AM
From Bosque County-Who Is Buying Meridian Manor? (salon) Just got the new issue of the Bosque County News for April 1, 2009. Looks like Steven Lange has not been approved to buy yet, but amazingly, another potential buyer has popped up on the scene, Aviv He.....- 4/7/2009 8:45:50 AM
So.. .The 4b Tax Committee TABLED Their Decision about the Water Park North of Hwy 67 Glen Rose (salon) at least until next week. I swear there were more people at that 4B meeting last night than I have ever seen in that City Council Chamber room. I counted the seats in the room and there were 10 i.....- 4/7/2009 10:36:27 AM
Recipe for Black Forest Cake- Ridglea Country Club Style (salon) Someone left a comment earlier today on a post I had made about Loco Coyote in Glen Rose that also mentioned the Swiss Pastry Shop in FW. Asked if I had the recipe for the Black Forest Cake. Well.. Ye.....- 4/7/2009 7:50:35 AM
Notes On a Funeral-Or.. Not Having One (salon) As readers know, my father was seriously ill and passed away this last Saturday. I can't remember how it came up but I probably asked my mom when the funeral would be. And she said, there won't be one.....- 4/6/2009 3:55:17 PM
Personal Note: My Father Passed Away This Weekend (salon) The good news is that he went peacefully, with pain killers. The bad news is that he's gone. Here's a poem for him.No funeral gloom, my dears, when I am goneCorpse-gazing, tears, black raiment, gravey.....- 4/6/2009 8:39:13 AM
Audio from 4b Tax Meeting in March 2009 City of Glen Rose (salon) The good news is that he went peacefully, with pain killers. The bad news is that he's gone. Here's a poem for him.No funeral gloom, my dears, when I am goneCorpse-gazing, tears, black raiment, gravey.....- 4/4/2009 12:05:10 AM
Comanche Peak Unit 1 Inspection REport for the 4th Quarter 2008 from the NRC (Glen Rose) (salon) Initiating EventsSignificance: Sep 21, 2008Identified By: NRCItem Type: NCV NonCited Violation"Failure to Control Transient Combustibles"The inspectors identified a noncited violation of Tec.....- 4/3/2009 9:26:28 AM
Debunking Pro-Toll Roadies (pstern)   Bunk, bunk, bunk!  Toll roads are NOT cost-effective. Toll roads do NOT relieve congestion on roadways.  They never have, they never will. Up to 80% off the top of.....- 4/2/2009 7:50:48 PM
Texas AGAIN Fixing to Sell Us Out- Our ROADS to CORPORATIONS (salon) From Terri Hall via Peter SternHere's my opinion for Sid Miller and Kip Averitt.  I do NOT want toll roads. I  would like you to vote AGAINST this and keep our roads we drive on in the publi.....- 4/2/2009 3:26:16 PM
Hey! Let's All Send Our Nuclear Waste to Texas! We Don't Want it! They DO! (salon) except that Pesky Lon Burnam has introduced a bill in the Texas Lege that might put quite a crimp in Harold Simmon's Waste Management Dumping Contempt for Texas plans.State Rep. Lon Burnam is worried .....- 4/2/2009 2:54:37 PM
Stuff I read in the Glen Rose Reporter Newspaper today - April 2 2009 (salon) which, incidentally has a really great Education Page section today. I loved the pic of the kid in his band uniform! But then, I have a personal love of high school band-nothing better than watching c.....- 4/2/2009 11:45:12 AM
Reminder Video from March 2007-Dennis Enright on Public Sector Roads (salon) which, incidentally has a really great Education Page section today. I loved the pic of the kid in his band uniform! But then, I have a personal love of high school band-nothing better than watching c.....- 4/2/2009 3:39:19 PM
Letter to the Editor from Glen Rose Citizen about the 4B Water Park (salon) From the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper - Karen Richardson wrote it and she makes some excellent points.Rushed decision by DEVELOPERS not the people who live here.Location is not optimal (why not O.....- 4/2/2009 11:05:01 AM
CAN OUR NATION COME UP WITH A BETTER SOLUTION FOR HEALTHCARE IN THIS COUNTRY? (humanbeing) 9 patients made nearly 2,700 ER visits in Texas01:26 AM CDT on Thursday, April 2, 2009Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas – Just nine people accounted for nearly 2,700 of the emergency room visits in .....- 4/2/2009 6:44:25 AM
Are you Missing a Grey Persian Like Cat? Glen Rose (salon) As it was getting dark, the birds were making a huge racket and refused to go into their chicken house. I went over to see what was going on and, looking into the chicken house, I saw something lurkin.....- 4/2/2009 12:58:26 AM
Friends of the Brazos River Cleanup This Saturday (April 4 2009) (salon) Howdy Friends of the Brazos,  It’s time for our 6th Annual Brazos River Clean-up, we are expanding our clean-up area from to include the stretch between Sandlin Camp and Brazos Point. Pleas.....- 4/1/2009 3:23:39 PM
Video from TCEQ Save Chalk Mountain (TX) Meeting March 31 2009 at Glen Rose Jr High (salon) Some selected video clips that caught my interest. I have all the audio clipped on a different post.This one will get you-does TCEQ have a penalty for those who violate their rules. Listen to the audi.....- 4/1/2009 2:39:39 PM
About Patrick Moore, the NEI and PhRMA -Media! Get Full Disclosure (salon) I was reading an article about Patrick Moore, who is a major lobbyist for the nuclear power industry, but whose current credentials as being a lobbyist and PR person don't seem to be written up when h.....- 4/1/2009 1:17:53 PM
Audio from Save Chalk Mountain /TCEQ Meeting March 31 09 at Glen Rose Jr High (salon) First audio (opening comments of TCEQ and Darrell Best comments) and some pics here. Please excuse where I don' t have the name or totally butcher it and feel free to put the correct name or spelling .....- 4/1/2009 1:40:35 PM
Guardian UK Newspaper to Switch Content to Twitter (salon) LINK"[Celebrated Guardian editor] CP Scott would have warmly endorsed this - his well-known observation 'Comment is free but facts are sacred' is only 36 characters long," a spokesman said i.....- 4/1/2009 9:41:01 AM
Oh. Like Abstinence Only Education Works???? Texas Still in the Dark Ages (salon) Heh. I see that the Texas Lege has a bill for *abstinence-plus* which essentially would ALSO cover contraceptives. From the S-T Castro’s bill would still require abstinence to be stre.....- 4/1/2009 9:10:00 AM
How's Somervell County Doing-Drought-Wise? (salon) From North Texas e-news"After last week's rain and this week's warm temperatures, the winter grasses and weeds, and wheat and oats have picked up a little," said Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extens.....- 4/1/2009 8:52:25 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for April 1 2009 (salon) Christina Comer's lawsuit against TEA has been thrown out. Comer said in her suit that the agency's neutrality policy had the effect of endorsing religion, and thus violated the establishment clause o.....- 4/1/2009 8:57:32 AM
Texas Taxpayers are NOT seeing any relief (pstern) Gov, Lawmakers Must Provide ReliefTexas Taxpayers are NOT seeing any relief  Taxpayers need a legislative “Pepto-Bismol” for immediate property tax relief because every year duri.....- 4/1/2009 7:46:39 AM
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