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salon
 Video about Nemo, Texas from WFAA
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 2/11/2019
Heh, Nemo is latin for "No One"     Read More

salon
 Turk Case Against Somervell County Hospital District and Ray Reynolds STILL Ongoing, Apparently Altered More than 3 years later- Update Feb 2019
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 2/8/2019
Last update from October 2018  What is this case about?  Docket report bringing this up to today Haven't updated this case in awhile. Here's a short recap, plus you can cli.....   Read More

salon
 When Local Government Possibly Violates the Texas Open Meetings Act # 5(Somervell County)
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 2/8/2019
October 22 2018 I'm going to start calling this a category of TOMA violation, ie "What I'm about to say isn't a line item on the agenda, but it's generally connected to the bud.....   Read More

salon
 On Difficult Navigation of the Somervell County website at http://www.somervell.co/
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 2/8/2019
I have, as readers know, a particular interest in following along with local government. I believe it's not only a civic duty but a responsibility of free citizens in the United States to keep abr.....   Read More

salon
 Danny Chambers on Expo- Business versus Hobby -from August 14 2018
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 2/7/2019
Video from audio - To hear that entire meeting, click here Interesting discussion of how expenses versus revenue from the Expo Center are considered in the budget Chambers: Forgive my sarcas.....   Read More

salon
 State Tax Lien of $8779.32 against Somervell County Hospital District (Feb 2019)
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 2/6/2019
There was apparently nothing specific as a line item  listed on the Somervell County Hospital District agenda for January 31, 2019 to indicate that Somervell County Hospital District had not paid.....   Read More

salon
 When Local Government Possibly Violates the Texas Open Meetings Act # 4(Somervell County)
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 2/6/2019
If you listen to the budget workshops or glance at the agenda, you'll see that the workshop is designed to be a free flow of discussion and information regarding the proposed budget for the upcomi.....   Read More

salon
 For Reference- Somervell County Commissioner Court Meetings with Audio in 2018
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 2/5/2019
July 2 2018- Special Session 1. COUNTY JUDGE: FIRE CHIEF/FIRE MARSHAL: DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON BURN BAN. 2. COUNTY JUDGE: COUNTY AUDITOR: APPROVE BUDGET TRANSFERS. 3. COUNTY JUDGE: COUNTY .....   Read More

salon
 Somervell County Salon for 2019
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 2/4/2019
Every year about this time I like to take stock of the direction of this blog. I started this blog back in 2005, mostly as a way to express myself on political matters and also to be involved with loc.....   Read More

salon
 When Local Government Possibly Violates the Texas Open Meetings Act # 3 (Somervell County)
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 2/4/2019
In a Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting held June 25, 2018, there was an item about paying county bills. One of the commissioners, Krantz, brought up a potential bill that had not been voted.....   Read More

salon
 When Local Government Possibly Violates the Texas Open Meetings Act # 2 (Somervell County)
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 2/4/2019
Agenda items should be clear and specific enough that any citizen reading knows what is going to happen when commissioners deliberate, discuss and then vote on a given line item. Otherwise, voting on .....   Read More

salon
 For Reference-Budget Workshop Audio from Somervell County Commissioners 2018
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 2/2/2019
These budget workshop agendas have no line items. I have added a rough transcript to the audio and posted as video so that it might be easier to locate what was said in the meetings.  June 11,.....   Read More

salon
 For Reference- Somervell County Commissioner Court Meetings with Audio in 2018
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 2/2/2019
January 2018-June 2018 January 8 2018 1. COUNTY JUDGE: SOMERVELL COUNTY JUDGE: PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAGS. 2. COUNTY JUDGE: SOMERVELL COUNTY JUDGE: PRAYER. 3. COUNTY JUDGE: SOME.....   Read More

salon
 Video- Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Session Jan 28 2019
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 2/2/2019
Agenda  1. COUNTY JUDGE: SOMERVELL COUNTY JUDGE: DISCUSS/TAKE ACTION ON APPROVAL OF ASSUMPTION WARRANTY DEED FROM ENDLESS DISCOVERIES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER SERIES, LLC, TO ENDLESS DISCO.....   Read More

salon
 Video-Somervell County Commissioners Court Regular Session Jan 14 2019
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 2/2/2019
I put in the agenda items to sync with the audio. Agenda You can find the county bills on this link as well as the monthly reports 1. COUNTY JUDGE: SOMERVELL COUNTY JUDGE: PLEDGE OF ALL.....   Read More

salon
 When Local Government Possibly Violates the Texas Open Meetings Act #1 (Somervell County)
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 2/1/2019
Somervell County Commissioners Court decided to purchase Marguerite Dempsey's property ,after she passed away, for $95,000. Reason was that her property adjoins the fire department property o.....   Read More

salon
 Open Records/Open Meetings in Somervell County - 2018/2019
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 1/30/2019
Suppose you want to watch or listen to a government meeting after the fact. For whatever reason, you cannot attend in person (perhaps you are working or ill). What is truly great is that, for the most.....   Read More

salon
 What Happened to the Hollywood and Vine sign on Vine Street (Glen Rose)?
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 1/30/2019
Was sent this picture on the January 10 2019 by one of Somervell County Salon's readers. See something missing from that little street to the left of the building where the Hollywood and Vine rest.....   Read More

salon
 2018 Texas Open Meetings Handbook Mentions the State of TX ex rel Darrell Best v Paul Harper case
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 1/30/2019
Thought this was interesting. I was looking at something unrelated in the Texas Open Meetings Handbook put out by the Texas Attorney General and came across this. In text In Harper v Best .....   Read More

salon
 Video-Crystal Roseman of Nationwide Insurance Presentation at Somervell County Com. Ct 2019
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 1/28/2019
Somervell County Commissioners Court 1/21/2019       Read More

salon
 Video-Glen Rose City Administrator re: Safe Sidewalks - 2019
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 1/28/2019
from Somervell County Commissioners Court 1/21/2019       Read More

salon
 Video-New Rates and Fees for Somervell County's Squaw Valley Golf Course (2019)
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 1/27/2019
from Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting 1/21/2019       Read More

salon
 Video-Kelly Harris on Texas Downtown Association's Assessment of Historic Downtown Glen Rose
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 1/22/2019
Item #2 from the January 21, 2019 Somervell County Commissioners Court  2. COUNTY JUDGE: SOMERVELL COUNTY JUDGE: PRESENTATION BY KELLY HARRIS OF THE TEXAS DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION REGARDING TH.....   Read More

salon
 Video-Somervell County Commissioners Court-Welcome to New Members - 1/21/2019
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 1/22/2019
Wade Busch, Precinct 4  Dwayne Johnson, Precinct 2     Read More

salon
 Rowan County, NC, to pay ACLU $285k for Commissioners Court Prayer Lawsuit
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 1/21/2019
WHSV.COM The years-long fight over a North Carolina county commission's practice of opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join is over, with commissioners a.....   Read More

salon
 Paul Harper wins again at Texas Supreme Court -Anti-Slapp -TCPA
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 1/2/2019
When I last wrote about this, Paul Harper had won every single time against the State of Texas, as represented by Andy Lucas in the State of Texas ex rel George Darrell Best v Paul Harper case.  .....   Read More

salon
 What's Going on with the Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District Lawsuit? (Glen Rose Medical Center)
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 10/19/2018
What is this case about? from this link Plaintiffs have repeatedly spoken out about urgent matters of public interest in regard to the operation of the public hospital facility known as Glen.....   Read More

salon
 Followup on Somervell County Commissioners Court Unconstitutional Invocations (7/2/2018-Danny Chambers)
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 7/2/2018
This morning I printed out the ACLU decision regarding the US Supreme Court declining to take on the 4th US Circuit of Appeals Case Lund v Rowan Co. This case is specifically about county commissioner.....   Read More

salon
 State of Texas ex rel Darrell Best v Paul Harper - Paul Harper wins again, this time at the Texas Supreme Court (TCPA/Anti-Slapp) - 6/29/2018
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 6/29/2018
Judgment from today   (Background)  A few parts (the state of Texas in this case is Andy Lucas, attorney for Somervell County) TCPA (Texas Citizens Participation Act)  -aka &.....   Read More

salon
 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Passed Resolution in favor of Immigration reform
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 6/15/2018
VOX God commands His people to treat immigrants with the same respect and dignity as those native born ... we desire to see immigration reform include an emphasis on securing our borders and prov.....   Read More

salon
 Turk v Somervell County Hospital District/Ray Reynolds Case Going to TRIAL in September 2018
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 4/30/2018
What is this civil case about?  And this  The last time I wrote about this case, Ray Reynolds, CEO of Glen Rose Medical Center, who is being sued along with Somervell County Hospital.....   Read More

salon
 Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/12/2018-Trump is a Racist
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 1/12/2018
Trump is a racist. We all knew that, right? It isn't like yesterday's comments about "shithole nations* was the first time anyone had some kind of warning that Donald Trump is a racist. N.....   Read More

salon
 From Waco Trib- Have no illusions about the GOP Tax Law
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 1/11/2018
LINK ....who really does Republican tax reform help in the long run? Answer: primarily people who do not work for hourly wages and people whose income comes more from investment than it does from.....   Read More

salon
 Excellent Editorial from Waco Tribune- Leave Robert Mueller Alone To Finish Investigation
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 1/11/2018
LINK Is it possible to have a nuanced opinion about the Robert Mueller investigation into allegations of electoral collusion between the Trump circle and Russians? In today’s political cl.....   Read More

salon
 Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District Lawsuit Continues -On into 2018 Update
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 1/11/2018
When last I looked, through pacer, at the Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District (Glen Rose Medical Center), Ray Reynolds had entered in a Motion for Summary Judgement. (Previous a.....   Read More

salon
 Video- City of Glen Rose Town Council Meeting from Jan 8 2018
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 1/10/2018
recorded by Jayme McIlveene, really great video!  AGENDA  A few of the items, roughly stated (see agenda link above for exact wording) 3B. Consider approval or other action regardin.....   Read More

salon
 Ray Reynolds, CEO of Glen Rose Medical Center and At-Will Employee STILL HAS NOT BEEN EVALUATED
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 1/4/2018
Somervell County Hospital District bylaws dictate that the administrator of the hospital be evaluated annually. I've been following this for several years and up through September 2016, this had n.....   Read More

salon
 Popular Posts of All Time on Somervell County Salon as of 1/4/2018
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 1/4/2018
From time to time I like to see what posts, over all, have been the most popular on the site. The list is sorted by the most views down to lesser views. Mind you, this goes back years because Somervel.....   Read More

salon
 A Few Other Interesting Bits from the Turk Filing of October 2017
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 10/26/2017
in the Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District lawsuit. Keep in mind that the below are parts of a public filing, which can be seen by anyone via PACER and contain allegations, depo.....   Read More

salon
 Ooops! Ray Reynolds Not Right When He Says Physician Salaries not in Hospital Budget
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 10/25/2017
from Ray Reynolds deposition, part of the open record from PACER in the Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District From August 22, 2015 where there were the salaries in the .....   Read More

salon
 Camel Toes and Glen Rose Medical Center - October 2017
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 10/25/2017
I've been loathe to talk about the whole camel toe issue (men may not know what this is but women sure do) because it's vulgar. However, it is an integral part of the answer of Shelly Turk to .....   Read More

salon
 Turk Lawsuit v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District -Update 10/25/2017
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 10/25/2017
What is this case about? -From October 4, 2016 Docket sheets.  I saw last month, via Pacer,  that Ray Reynolds had put in a Motion for Summary Judgment.  Basically, w.....   Read More

salon
 Why Did Ray Reynolds of Glen Rose Medical Center Keep Liz Morgan On After She was Convicted? (Pled Guilty 3rd Degree Felony)
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 10/25/2017
from Turk v Somervell County Hospital District and Ray Reynolds. p 55 of Ray Reynold's deposition. Background: Liz Morgan, who was Director in charge of patient records and whose daughter took .....   Read More

salon
 Glen Rose Medical Center & 501a -More on Slush Fund (October 2017)
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 10/25/2017
In the argument that the Turks are making in their lawsuit against Somervell County Hospital District and Ray Reynolds, there are some references to the 501a monies. From p 9 of Turk's answer to M.....   Read More

salon
 2017 Sex Offenders in Somervell County
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 10/25/2017
from TXDPS DPS Cannot guarantee the records you obtain through this site relate to the person about whom you are seeking information. Searches based on names, dates of birth and other alphanumeri.....   Read More

salon
 Somervell County Jail Logs/Sheriff Incident Reports/Fire-EMS - Sept 1 2017 thru Oct 10 2017
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 10/12/2017
Fire/EMS Jail Logs Sheriff Incident   Read More

salon
 Kudos to Brian Watts and John Curtis (Somervell County) re: Check Registers (2017)
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 10/12/2017
Suppose you want, as a taxpayer in Somervell County, to see exactly how various monies are spent. The way to do that, in any government arena, is by looking at the check registers (and also credit car.....   Read More

salon
 Grand Jury Indictments for Somervell County from August 16, 2017
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 10/11/2017
  PDF Note that by law Somervell County is not allowed to disclose the names of those who have not yet been arrested on an indictment. Once arrested those names wi.....   Read More

salon
 What about the Promise 10 year lease with Somervell County for the Amphitheatre?
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 10/11/2017
When looking at the budget for this year earlier today, I couldn't find any reference to the $1.00 per month that the "Promise in Glen Rose Inc" pays to Somervell County to lease the amp.....   Read More

salon
 Rowan Co NC Commissioners Vote to Appeal Prayer Ruling to SCOTUS
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 10/11/2017
Have been following the Rowan Co NC prayer lawsuit in which Rowan Co NC commissioners, from the dais, offered up partisan  (better, government sponsored sectarian) prayer during commissioner.....   Read More
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