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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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
Texas Politics: Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for Legislative Action (pstern) The gang that couldn't shoot straight is back in town.  Hold on to your hats, folks. The legislators are back in town. They're promising to give sorely needed financing to schools and r.....- 4/1/2009 4:32:25 AM
Paying A High Price for Uranium Mining- Part and Parcel of Nuclear Energy (salon) Article about companies that do uranium mining and how it affects citizens.The AREVA majority-owned mine called COMINAK (Mining Company of Akouta) commissioned an environmental study of its operations.....- 3/31/2009 11:42:37 PM
Got back a little bit ago from the Save Chalk Mountain meeting at the Glen Rose Jr High (salon) Too tired to do much tonight, will put up audio and some video clips tomorrow, probably on this same blog space. Meanwhile, a quick impression. Government is way too compartmentalized. Here you have a.....- 3/31/2009 11:34:48 PM
Death of Newspapers Quote O Day (salon) from SlateI can imagine citizens acquiring sufficient information to vote or poke their legislators with pitchforks even if all the newspapers in the country fell into a bottomless recycling bin tomor.....- 3/31/2009 3:47:39 PM
Packing Heat at Texas Campuses? Hearing for Public Safety at Texas Lege was Yesterday (salon) Here's a link to the video of the meeting- (March 30 2009) haven't watched it myself but I'd like to if I get time.  And a link from KEN5 Sid Miller is a co-sponsor of this bill.I also .....- 3/31/2009 3:45:06 PM
Conroe ISD (near Houston) to Offer a Bible Class for Students-I wonder which one? (salon) Do you suppose it's the same one that Ector got sued for? And that the creationists on the Texas SBOE were trying to push?I notice that this article in the Conroe paper doesn't SAY what the course is......- 3/31/2009 3:31:47 PM
Answer? ZERO.... ZERO... ZERO..... (salon) Question: How many terrorist plots did torturing Abu Zubaida foil? From Washington Postnot a single significant plot was foiled as a result of Abu Zubaida's tortured confessions, according to former s.....- 3/31/2009 3:06:26 PM
So.. Nefertitti was Older... and More Wrinkled. (salon) - 3/31/2009 2:56:38 PM
I'll Just Bet He Does (salon) - 3/31/2009 2:49:26 PM
Movie Watch-Watched *The Omega Man* Last night as well as *West World* (salon) Both, I think, from the 1970's. James Brolin looked, in that movie, like a twin to Christian Bale (who we watched tne night before in *The Dark Knight*.). Westworld's a pretty good movie, and if you'v.....- 3/31/2009 2:04:12 PM
Why Kindle is a Library Killer ... Or Why I Won't Use an E-Reader With DRM (salon) On e-books from TPM. Josh Marshall makes a couple of points that remind me why I have not yet made any type of jump to an e-reader.If I buy lots of books over the next few years for Kindle and someone.....- 3/31/2009 12:12:12 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 31 2009 (salon) Splash News says what I've been wondering-WHY is Jennifer Anniston making a movie about a woman so desperate to get a baby that she uses a turkey baster? Heh. I thought it was really bizarre but not u.....- 3/31/2009 12:31:27 PM
NAIS and 840 Numbers Necessary? NOPE!!!! (salon) From Cattlenetwork - Read the whole thingBut, what does this international “840” prefix – which is paramount to the government’s NAIS – have to do with shortening th.....- 3/30/2009 8:23:49 PM
NCSE Says Junk Science Triumphs in Texas (salon) The only saving value versus the crapola some of the creationist Board members put out is that teachers have to teach to the NCLB national standards on tests.. and not to the vagaries of Bible mytholo.....- 3/30/2009 7:52:54 PM
Texas Senate 'drops the ball' on restructuring TDI (pstern) Texas homeowners still pay the highest insurance premiums in the nation. Although the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission determined the need to restructure the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI),&.....- 3/30/2009 3:40:25 PM
Audio from Somervell County Commissioners Court March 23 2009 (salon) I wrote about this the other day when I read about this meeting in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaper -just got the audio today and posting it as an MP3-if you have a slow internet connection best .....- 3/30/2009 4:01:43 PM
Venue CHANGED for Save Chalk Mountain Meeting on Tuesday March 31st 2009 (Glen Rose) (salon) I happened to notice this on the Save Chalk Mountain site. TCEQ was originally going to have it at the Glen Rose High School Auditorium but it is NOW going to be at the Junior High School on College S.....- 3/30/2009 1:19:57 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 30 2009 (salon) Would you care if you were taking a tour through a historical area and much of what the tour guide told you was baloney? But you didn't know it?Is the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 unco.....- 3/30/2009 11:38:04 AM
4B Tax Board Meeting on April 6 2009 6:15 pm- Glen Rose (salon) ***The parts on the water park are why every person that lives here or in the county should attend.NOTICE OF MEETINGCITY OF GLEN ROSE4-B TAX ADVISORY BOARDAPRIL 6, 2009 - 6:15 PMCOUNCIL CHAMBERS &ndas.....- 3/30/2009 10:26:56 AM
Somervell County Democratic Party Chairman To Go Before Texas Lege Elections Committee Today (salon) Monday March 30 2009. Paul Harper has a bill he wants to see passed and has been asked by Sid Miller to talk to the Elections committee about it. Not sure exactly what time his turn will be up, the co.....- 3/30/2009 9:00:15 AM
Cheerleading NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Acknowledges Radiation Dangers (salon) Wrote about the fact that this is the 30 year anniversary of Three Mile Island. One more article about the nuclear lobby and an interesting call out. The NRC acknowledges that "exposure to any le.....- 3/29/2009 8:09:18 PM
Why the Resurgence in Nuclear Power? (salon) by T K ArnoldBut before everyone lines up to drink the new-nuke Kool-Aid, let's take a step back and look at some facts Assemblyman DeVore might have overlooked in his zeal to promote nuclear power as.....- 3/29/2009 6:03:34 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for March 29 2009 (salon) Spain considering criminal trials for torturers in Bush administration.Should Obama do the commencement speech at Notre Dame?On the Notre Dame campus, where crucifixes hang in classrooms and more than.....- 3/29/2009 5:55:51 PM
On Audio Files on City and County Websites in Somervell/Glen Rose (salon) Been thinking about this for the last week. I like knowing what goes on at government and public meetings. I enjoy reading about them in the local newspaper and I like hearing the back and forth. I\&#.....- 3/29/2009 1:16:19 PM
Perry vs. Hutchison for TX Governor: 2 Republicans in search of the Holy Grail (pstern) Quite a choice!  While not much of a real choice for Texans, voters are leaning towards Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as their next governor --- and why not? Gov. Rick Perry has had .....- 3/29/2009 11:17:16 AM
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