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Talking about Chet Edwards (US House District 17) Earmark for the Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) At the Town Hall meeting last night in which Gary Marks of the Glen Rose Medical Foundation/Glen Rose Medical Center presented information on why he would like to see Somervell County vote in a hospit.....- 2/3/2009 8:52:07 PM
Federal Judge Recommends Huntington IND Stop their Religious Education Program (salon) A little background. From Today.In his recommendation, Cosbey wrote that the school district faces minimal harm if the preliminary injunction is granted, while the plaintiff faced irreparable har.....- 2/3/2009 8:06:43 PM
Thank Gov. Perry for high tuition costs (pstern) It's just too late for Governor Rick Perry to become a Texas hero no matter how much he tries to be one.  Texans know better.  Texas children and their parents can thank special in.....- 2/3/2009 6:54:58 PM
Selected Video from the Town Hall Hospital District Meeting Feb 2 2009-Glen Rose (salon) Have already posted audio here if you can't watch the video. Foy Edwards asks about how much the GRMC/GRMF spends on indigent careWhat about the 14.5 million dollar certificate of obligation that Some.....- 2/3/2009 7:28:31 PM
Audio- Town Hall Meeting about the Somervell Hospital District (Glen Rose) From February 2 2009 (salon) Since I already recorded the presentation slide show by Gary Marks a couple of weeks ago, I will be putting up only questions from this session.. If you missed the presentation, you can hear audio and.....- 2/3/2009 2:49:29 PM
I love this video-kind of mesmerizing (salon) - 2/3/2009 10:03:00 AM
WHY I'M VOTING FOR THE CREATION OF A HOSPITAL DISTRICT (humanbeing) I've worked in healthcare for forty years. I've witnessed huge changes and would be the first to acknowledge it's frustrations and limitations. However, I am supporting the vote we are facing for the .....- 2/2/2009 9:51:24 PM
What Would Happen With Payment from Glen Rose Medical Center for Certificate of Obligation (salon) Okay. So follow my logic. When I spoke with Mike Ford earlier today he told me that even if the GRMC doesn't pay back the money that it, as a private foundation, owes the county for leasing the la.....- 2/2/2009 4:30:47 PM
Some Hospital District Questions Answered-Glen Rose-And Some Still Not (salon) I saw Mike Ford of Precinct 2 this morning, who is also president of the Dr Roger Marks Foundation. I had questioned whether any money raised by the foundation, of which Gary Marks also sits on the bo.....- 2/2/2009 12:53:43 PM
Governor Rick Perry Still the 'Flim-Flam' Man (pstern) Gov. Perry is still scamming Texans. Several years ago Perry "galloped" around the state pushing to deregulate higher education tuition under the guise that it would make tuit.....- 2/1/2009 9:33:06 PM
Movies We Watch- The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy (salon) I remember reading the story a very long time ago, and enjoying it as a highly interesting morality play involving character.  At least 3 of the people who were in *Rome* were in this-Ciaran Hind.....- 2/1/2009 11:27:04 AM
To Be Verified- Another Glen Rose Town Hall Meeting (Hospital District) Tomorrow Night MONDAY FEB 2 at 7:00 pm (salon) Originally, another one of the Town Hall meetings presented by Gary Marks was listed as being on TUESDAY, February 3,but when I was at the county clerk's office recently, I was told the date had been .....- 2/1/2009 11:08:39 AM
Rumor Has it that Glen Rose Medical Center Personnel Are Being Threatened To Get Out and Vote FOR (salon) or they will lose their jobs.  Have heard this from several people. One person apparently is glad that that one doesn\'t live in the county and can\'t vote in this election. I can certain.....- 2/1/2009 10:56:41 AM
Chet Edwards Having a Town Hall Meeting Today (1/31/09) at Burleson City Hall at 2:00 pm (salon) If you go, please take a tape recorder. Would also like a recap of what happened since it has been SOOOOOO LLLLLOOOOOOOONNNNNGGG since he's had one in Somervell County.Update - I notice that the Clebu.....- 1/31/2009 12:33:03 PM
Should Feral Hogs Be Hunted Down Via Helicopter? Sid Miller (TX House Dist 59) Thinks So (salon) I have some mixed feelings about this. Feral hogs are out of control in the state and they breed a lot of hoglets every year. I have heard that they are up north of us in Hood and also in Erath County.....- 1/30/2009 4:57:04 PM
Glen Rose ISD Buys Land for $14,500 per acre (salon) I was interested to hear of GRISD buying 86.38 acres of land for approximately 1 million 300,000 dollars. (actually 89.81 including 4 other lots)Copy of contract in PDF form- if you have a slow connec.....- 1/30/2009 4:40:32 PM
Quick Passing Thought about Local Newspapers in Glen Rose (salon) While I was up on the SOS Texas site looking for the business that Rose Beck has (and I couldn't find) , I also thought I would see whether Billie Jones is now listed as owner of the Glen Rose Newspap.....- 1/30/2009 4:13:02 PM
Two More Passing Thoughts about the Glen Rose Medical Center > Hospital District Election (salon) When I was looking at the lease that GRMF dba GRMC signed with the county before, I saw a clause that basically said that operating their private entity on county property wasn't going to cost the tax.....- 1/30/2009 2:43:17 PM
More on the Meridian Clinic (in Bosque County) and the Glen Rose Health Care Partnership (salon) I went down to Walnut Springs and got the latest Bosque County News from January 28, 2009. The title article is about how the Meridian Manor sale has been delayed again, but even though Rose Beck hasn.....- 1/30/2009 2:32:19 PM
Going to see about adding anonymous comments back sometime today (salon) will probably test it tonight but if you see any odd, temporary glitches, that's what they are from. Today all comments are disabled. If you want to say something about a particular post, send me an e.....- 1/30/2009 1:50:43 PM
Gerald Daugherty, Mike Krusee must be removed from influential Transit Working Group Committee! (pstern) People voted-out Gerald Daugherty, so now he stays on the influential Transit Working Group Committee?Texans know that former Rep. Mike Krusee was affiliated with many pro-TTC and toll road entities, .....- 1/29/2009 5:21:07 PM
A Possible Solution to the Bee Problem- Colony Collapse Disorder (salon) - 1/29/2009 2:20:52 PM
Lamar County (Texas) Residents Win Lawsuit against Natural Gas Compressor Station (salon) from reader DOT, article in the FW Star-Telegram.You know, this really makes me feel good. You know we have a big ole compressor station that is down 199, actually across the county line in Hood Count.....- 1/29/2009 1:45:33 PM
TONIGHT- Jan 29- Reminder About Meeting about Comanche Peak Nuclear Reactors (salon) - 1/29/2009 1:24:19 PM
My First MonkeyJam Project-heh (salon) - 1/29/2009 11:20:11 AM
Audio-About that Initial 75 Cent Valuation on Glen Rose Hospital District Petition (salon) 2 audio chunks spliced together. One is from the end of the Nov 10 Somervell County Commissioner's Court meeting where they discussed putting the petition to form a hospital district on the ballot.....- 1/28/2009 4:29:52 PM
What's Bill Clinton's Problem? On that horrible sexist joke Poppy *Old Coot* Bush Told (salon) I'm with bligbi - clicik the link to watch the video and read more.Here’s a a man who states he’s pro-woman and a man whose own wife and daughter have been the recipients of sexist at.....- 1/28/2009 2:58:27 PM
Peanut Butter-Made Me Laugh (salon) - 1/28/2009 2:45:49 PM
Nuclear Reactor News O Day for January 28 2009 (salon) Oregon State University gets grant from NRC (really, isn't that from us?) to develop a super-hot reactor instead of a water-based one. Texas A&M also involved in this.These high-temperature, gas-c.....- 1/28/2009 2:42:27 PM
Quicksilver Financials for Year End 2008 (one US office in Glen Rose) (salon) - 1/28/2009 1:51:03 PM
That's CRAZY! (salon) - 1/28/2009 1:48:12 PM
Yeah! QUIT SHAVING OR PUTTING ON YOUR MAKEUP WHILE YOU*RE DRIVING (salon) I LIKE this bill from Texas Lege Quintanilla Not that I like the idea of a cop giving EXTRA scrutiny into my vehicle while I'm driving but heck, if somebody is friggin driving down the freeway at 65 m.....- 1/28/2009 1:43:39 PM
You Think Your Tenants are the US Consulate-They're Really the DEA (salon) Would you rent out your home if you knew that a secret anti-cartel intelligence operation was going to be run out of your house? And that that would make YOUR property the target of narcotraffickers w.....- 1/28/2009 1:35:46 PM
Cheerleading is a Contact Sport-You Can't Sue The Person Who Drops You (salon) One of my favorite movies is "Bring it on" with Kirsten Dunst-not the sequel. One of the parts is about a cheerleading competition down in Florida where people are being flipped up into the .....- 1/28/2009 1:26:46 PM
GE Tried to Get Out of Cleaning Hudson River PCBS- Judge Says Nope You Clean it ! (salon) from Canadian Business - Snark... GE said that allowing the EPA to order cleanups when it isn't an emergency (when would it be? When people and fish roll over dead?) violates the due process clau.....- 1/28/2009 1:10:44 PM
Religious News and Notes from the Distaff Side for January 28 2009 (salon) I didni't realize it was only in 2000 that the Southern Baptist Convention decided to bar women from being pastors. Jesus told Man to Drive His SUV into Planned Parenthood in St Paul, MNAccording to t.....- 1/28/2009 1:06:11 PM
Snow Pics for Glen Rose for Jan 28 2009 (salon) You know, when I LOOK out at this snow, which fell last night, it looks quite different than in the pictures. Maybe it's because I lived in Ohio and that was *SNOW*. But you know, you've got to take i.....- 1/28/2009 11:58:47 AM
In Response to Gov. Perry's 'State of the State' Address (pstern) Perry a big part of the problem  For thinking people, what remains most visible is that Gov. Rick Perry has been the instrumental force for most of our political, economic and social pr.....- 1/28/2009 10:33:49 AM
QUESTION (humanbeing) So, Salon, if you support having a local hospital but do not support its request for the creation of a Hospital District (which may be the best way to keep it viable), how do you feel about our Water .....- 1/28/2009 9:23:46 AM
11:45 PM and it's COLD Outside-Right now GRISD delayed opening 2 1/2 hours tomorrow (salon) - 1/27/2009 11:52:12 PM
Peter Stern's - Bush the Worst President Ever article makes it into a Hong Kong newspaper (salon) - 1/27/2009 9:07:38 PM
Sleet Falling and Icy Roads Starting.... Get off the road! Now! (salon) - 1/27/2009 8:39:07 PM
Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) Earmarks for 2008- Including Glen Rose Medical Center (salon) List of earmarks, some of which have co-sponsors for Chet Edwards for 2008. Here's the link to the specific one for $315,000 for the GRMC. Wondering. Since the county holds the lease for hte G.....- 1/27/2009 8:23:50 PM
Rick Perry Thinks His Rural Constituents are Stupid (salon) from Acre - read the whole thing.First, he implies that his constituents are stupid. About transportation, he says, “This is an issue that too many people don’t understand.” He .....- 1/27/2009 8:16:05 PM
Trashing Madonna Day- Because It's Fun........-and She's a Skank (salon) There was a brief period of time, when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, that Madonna was somewhat cool... before she entered into the brea slime pit with the other wooly mammoths who accepted her into .....- 1/27/2009 3:32:33 PM
E Tu Brute? Republican McConnell Knifes Bush in the Back (salon) - 1/27/2009 3:17:10 PM
Quick Call Back from the Texas AG's Office RE: Hospital District Public Records-Glen Rose Medical Foundation (salon) we mentioned here before that Gary Marks had told us that he was wanting to have the Glen Rose Medical Foundation run the hospital, with the board at the front, and keep information about the hospital.....- 1/27/2009 2:00:33 PM
Rick Perry Says Screw You To People Who Don't Want To Drive on Toll Roads (salon) I am reminded again, the Texas Republicans have in their party platform that they are AGAINST the Trans Texas Corridor et al. But 39 percent of the people (and you KNOW they had to be Republicans) vot.....- 1/27/2009 1:22:29 PM
What Has Texas Outsourced to Private Agencies? Um... Sorry, Nobody Knows (salon) via McBlogger The A-AS has an article talking about PPPs with Texas, that is taking functions that used to be PART oif our government, because Texas government is using our taxes, but are now don.....- 1/27/2009 1:06:04 PM
Texas Secretary of State Filings on Glen Rose Medical et al businesses (salon) I heard earlier today that the entity that is attempting to buy theMeridian Clinic in Bosque County is an LLC called Glen Rose Health Partnership. I looked up on the SOS website and wasn't able to fin.....- 1/27/2009 12:22:32 PM
Blog From West, Texas I've Just Added to My RSS List-Yellow Dog Grannie (salon) Saw this via jobsanger- and this picture SOLD me on her brand of hilarity (she's a litlte vulgar)Incidentally, West is in this district and is where Po Little Rich Boy Van Taylor moved from his rich d.....- 1/27/2009 10:19:18 AM
Texas Board of Education and the Flat Earth Theory (salon) From TeachThemScienceIt sounds fair to teach the *strengths and weaknesses* of evolution, doesn't it? But what is the *weaknesses* are all false? What if they are fabrications made to sound true to pe.....- 1/27/2009 9:19:44 AM
The Quintiessential Bush-in Pictures from the NYTimes (salon) - 1/27/2009 9:15:47 AM
Obama's First Interview on Teevee with Al-Arabiya (salon) My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy," Obama told the Saudi-owned, Dubai-based Al-Arabiya news channel.Obama said the U.S. had made mistakes in the p.....- 1/27/2009 8:25:04 AM
**Meh*** (salon) - 1/26/2009 11:28:06 PM
Our Electricity Went out TWICE today... and it's supposed to be icy cold tomorrow (salon) - 1/26/2009 11:09:21 PM
SO CUTE! Videos of the Town of Cranfills Gap (TX) Going to a Free Trip to Vegas (salon) Bosque County! YOu saw this, right? The whole town got invited to go for the weekend. And when they were fixing to come back, they got stuck in the that snowstorm that hit Vegas.Hre's another one, fro.....- 1/26/2009 10:47:09 PM
Troops Out of Iraq Christmas Card for Chet Edwards (US House District 17) (salon) - 1/26/2009 10:32:44 PM
Glen Rose Medical Foundation and Roger Marks Tax Returns Various Years (salon) One of our regular readers, Jennifer Peebles, of ,  Texas Watchdog, has Somervell County Salon in her RSS reader, partially due to the freedom of information issues we talk about here so oft.....- 1/26/2009 10:13:46 PM
Urrgghghhh You? Me? Driving Around in Our Car! Citi Group? New Luxury Corporate Jet (salon) Now, I woudln't miind if they did it ON THEIR OWN DIME< but they are using OUR taxpayer bailout money to do that. WHY do these corporations insist on sticking their fingers in our eyes? I guess the.....- 1/26/2009 3:36:47 PM
What the Heck Good Is TCEQ? on Coal Ash Regulation (salon) I think you'd have to go spend for your own monitoring equipment and then be able to PROVE that the crap you breathe actually came from some crappy spewing foul place and even then TCEQ would waffle a.....- 1/26/2009 2:03:29 PM
What About Those Border Cameras? Oops! Only about a dozen are actually installed (salon) Saw this via South Texas Chisme, referencing an article in the El Paso paper which says that, despite hundreds of cameras being bought to look at the border, only about a hundred have been installed.......- 1/26/2009 1:29:52 PM
What are the OTHER Foundations related to the Glen Rose Medical Foundation/Medical Center? (salon) At the meeting Gary Marks had last week, he said something to the effect that the Glen Rose Medical Foundation had nothing to do with buying that clinic in Meridian; actually when you listen to this, .....- 1/26/2009 1:52:59 PM
Our Democracy is in Constant Danger from Corruptive Influences (pstern) On all levels of government, our lawmakers are being 'bribed' by the lobbyists of the wealthy corporate sector.Americans must demand lawmakers to prohibit large campaign contributions and special perk.....- 1/26/2009 11:47:11 AM
What's Up with Doubled Home Insurance Premiums? (pstern) Lawmakers look the other way when it comes to doubled home insurance costsTexas has the highest home insurance premiums in the nation.Five years ago Gov. Rick Perry, then Texas Departme.....- 1/26/2009 11:17:02 AM
Minister Trying to Stifle the Ted Haggard Gay Sex Scandal Calls a Bribe *Compassionate Assistance* (salon) Ugh.via SlogIt's not creepy enough that Ted  Haggard was caught being a gay hypocrite while pastor of a large church, but that his successor tried to  keep yet ANOTHER man Haggard hit on... .....- 1/26/2009 12:44:55 AM
It's 2009 Now-Whatever Happened to the FBI Investigation into Air-Evac Helicopters? (salon) From a writing here in 2007.  Here's from Whistleblower Law Blog. Air Evac Lifeteam has grown their business by focusing on servicing communities in rural areas. They sell minimal annual sub.....- 1/25/2009 1:44:02 PM
Texas Board Of Education STILL Trying to Screw Science- Language Changes (salon) Should have guessed that the SBOE is still trying to foist ignorance and superstition on children in science classes. People don't like the "strengths and weaknesses" language? We'll just ch.....- 1/25/2009 12:10:01 PM
Personally I think People should WAIT TO VOTE on the Hospital District Until all the Town Hall Meetings are done (salon) I know early voting starts shortly, but when there are still so many people uninformed about what the hospital district is, whether it would be good or not, etc, seems like there ought to be time to a.....- 1/25/2009 11:51:02 AM
How Much DID the RNC Spend on Palin's Now-Trash-Bagged Clothing? (salon) And are they trying to hide it, since, instead of donating the clothes to charity like they said they were going to do, the whole lot is stuffed into trash bags? Yeah, that's what *I* do with my expen.....- 1/25/2009 11:45:15 AM
Sorry Tom Cruise But Your *Hail Mary* Won't Work-You Never Had Me At Hello (salon) and after reading about all your weirdness for the past YEARS and seeing how you treat your wife (who, I think must have some serious issues, too), suddenly trying to pretend your'e not a weirdo isn't.....- 1/25/2009 11:19:18 AM
Um. Why Can't Newton NJ Just CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER? (salon) Iwas reading about how someone objected to the reading of the Lord's Prayer at a city council meeting. Well, YEAH.Doug Radigan, the atheist who lodged the Newton complaint in the first place, said he .....- 1/25/2009 9:58:11 AM
Stuck in the Tunnel for the Obama Inaug-Cleburne Fire Chief Clint Ishmael (salon) I read the other day about all the people who, although having tickets, were stuck in a tunnel and didn't get to get in. Looks like this group from Cleburne (Johnson County, TX) was among them. &.....- 1/25/2009 6:46:27 AM
Pipeline Leakage in Knox County (TX)- Contamination Next of the Brazos River? (salon) While I was looking at some information about the Brazos River, which, of course, runs through Somervell County, I saw this article from the Wichita Falls/Texoma newsCrowell is talking about oil pipes.....- 1/25/2009 6:30:04 AM
Watched *Voices of Iraq* Last Night- the Booyah Productions Should Have Been A Clue (salon) I was intrigued into putting this movie into my Netflix queue, partly because of the idea of passing out over a hundred digital cameras for the Iraqis to use to record themselves, back in 2004. I did .....- 1/25/2009 6:23:10 AM
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