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With Regard to Women Being Able to Travel FREELY Around the United States

and not have to answer questions, even to a policeman about whether they are coming from or going. IT IS ONLY THE WOMAN's BUSINESS.  Why does this even come up, and with all the FREEDOM, FREEDOM (including people who say they have freedom not to infect other people through Covid), every single United States citizen should be shouting that women are free to travel. But some Republicans do not think so.  Republicans block bill to protect women who travel to other states for abortions.

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What the Fool did Danny Chambers and Dwaine Johnson DO??? Why is Somervell County Rescinding the Budget , Holding a Public Hearing same time, and then RE-APPROVING the final budget?

Agenda for 4th October 2021 Did they screw it up and not follow the law when they approved the budget AND the HIGHER tax rate on 9/23/2021?   Here was the signed motion made after Judge Chambers and the commissioners voted on it.   Apparently so. Brian Watts, former auditor for Somervell County, sent Somervell County Judge Danny Chambers an email on September 27, 2021 that basically accuses Danny Chambers and Dwayne Johnson, Somervell County Commissioner for Precinct 2, of hubris and v

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What process did Somervell County Commissioners Court use to build out Rooster Bar & Grill at Squaw Valley Golf Course

Got to thinking about this the other day because Dwayne Johnson, who is in a runoff for Precinct 2 County Commissioner, came by the house bragging about how the golf course and other businesses are essentially self-paying without using any county money. The idea is that all profits and expenses come, not from line items in the general Somervell County budget, but from the Enterprise fund. In the past, the golf club did not make enough money to run without additional moneys from the general budge

What ARE the salaries of Somervell County employees and elected officials? 2022

From time to time, Somervell County Salon has published a list of the salaries of both Somervell County and Glen Rose Medical Center. Both, of course, are public entities so we get to know what our tax money is going for and to what jobs. The following information is from an open records request to Somervell County. Please keep in mind as you read that these numbers might not represent the full compensation for a given person. I have in process another open records request for the full amounts,

Weird-Does Stonewater Church Actually Believe This? (Seven Mountains)

Pretty clear to me after watching the video that anyone who cosigns the beliefs below does not believe in the concept of the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, since they want their branch of christian sect to take over the world.  Gives some new meaning to evangelism, with added pressure to build more churches and pressure everybody to join. Is the seven mountains mandate biblical? Ridiculously, one  of the proponents of Seven Mountains Dominionism li

Vista Ridge Ranch on Hwy 67 Somervell sold from Brazos Equity to Vista Ridge Ranch LLC

At the Feb 14, 2022 Somervell County Commissioners Court had item 12: County Judge: Commissioner, Precinct 4: Discuss/Take Action on First Look Vista Ridge Ranch Subdivision. Appears that Brazos Partners LLC sold land to Vista Ridge Ranch, LLC, specifically 282.026 acres of land on the southeast corner of FM 199 and Hwy 67.  Wade Busch is commissioner of Precinct 4   Although these are unofficial documents, I am a little amused at how sloppy the filing is, hopefull

Truckloads of Mulch in Somervell County

SO HOT here now, under a heat advisory through Friday evening, and it will be over 100 degrees every day for at least a week. And that only brings us to the middle of July. Time to bring up one of my favorite things about living in this county and that is the Somervell County Transfer Station where I can get a free truckload of mulch. I have done this twice already this summer (really should have started in March) and it has done wonders for the trees and bushes in the yard. Whereas before I wou

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The Republican Party is a disgusting, pro-death party- NO woman should ever vote for these control-freak losers

Decent people with ethics do not require that 10 year old girls must carry babies to term when impregnated by a rapist (or any other age of women for that matter). Anyone that does feel that way, ie, that rapists have more rights than a girl or woman, has something seriously wrong with them, and should be shunned, even if they pretend they are somehow righteous people. Have read in the past week or so about the 10 year old girl in Ohio who was raped by a man, and, because Ohio now has made

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The Man in the White T-Shirt-Weird Goings On

Everyone who lives in Somervell County knows that the heat this summer has been extraordinary. There have been excessive heat warnings for a lot of days that tell people to stay inside. I concur but there are still things that have to be done outside if, as I do, you have agriculture or have to feed cattle, etc. I have a section of the yard where I have been attempting for the last year to create a privacy buffer between me and the neighbor. One way I decided to do it is by planting Texas Sage n

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The January 6th Riot hearings- video

I've watched every single one of the January 6 hearings, in which a bunch of people stormed the Capitol of the United States, showed contempt for police (um, what ever happened to the Blue Lives Matter mantra?), injured people, put out a noose to hang Vice President Mike Pence, and then ran roughshod through the Capitol, including smearing poop inside the building, stealing things and looking like they were not only trying to obstruct a constitutional event but were going to injure or kill congr

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Somervell County Riverwalk-Video Compilation from 2010 and including 2007

The Riverwalk was included as a way to get a 11b Sales Tax passed; went out for a vote to the Glen Rose community and passed. I had gone down in 2007 with the committee members to look at what actually was being proposed and then, in 2010, went out and looked at the finished River Walk. That is this video that I recorded Actually have not been down there in a few years, may take down the camera and see how it looks now as a comparison. One year, for example, there was some major f

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Somervell County Motor Vehicle Racial Profiling Information- Feb 14 2022

Thought this was interesting. Allen West presented this to the Somervell County Commissioners Court at the regular meeting on Feb 14 2022. The report shows the racial makeup of all traffic stops, how many where from, say city streets,, or the highway, etc, was there a search, what type of stop was it, etc. Read for yourself, just going to put one stat here from the top of the report Street address or approximate location of the stop City Street 430 US Highway 570 County Road

Somervell County Commissioners are now directly in the Booze business

Towards the end of this last year (2021) two things happened. First, Turn and Burn's concession contract was not renewed, and second, Somervell County applied for, first, a private club license with TABC and then Mixed Beverage. The ostensible reason for Somervell County to kick out a private contractor who by Dwayne Johnson's indirect admission below, was making money for the county through concessions, was to help the golf course and other businesses be self-sustaining by running everything ou

Somervell County Commissioner Dwayne Johnson Finds Non-Agenda Related Item Way to Brag on Himself

Had to laugh when I saw this. Just wrote about the 5/9/2022 Somervell County Commissioners Court meeting in which Judge Danny Chambers argued with the presenter regarding somervell county sheriff's department salaries. Dwayne Johnson notably stayed pretty quiet during this and one might think that he also had respect for TOMA (Texas Open Meetings Act) and would have refrained from discussing non-agenda items. But oh, no, there's a run off election coming so Johnson needed to find a way to toot h

Sky is Orange-Come to find out there is a wildfire North of Hwy 67 (Somervell- Chalk Mountain Fire)

I happened to be looking out about half an hour ago to the east and the yard looked like it was orange. A cloud overhead looked sort of orange and I couldn't figure out why. Got a call a bit ago from a friend of mine who told me there is a wildfire off 67 near Stewarts. I asked more precisely whether that was before or after, going west, the road that goes to Fossil Rim, and she said it was after towards Stephenville. Incidentally, I greatly appreciate the concern of reaching out to make sure I

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Pro-Life =Forced Birth- Repeal of Roe V Wade

I saw after SCOTUS decision re: Roe V Wade, the Greg Abbott crowed about Texas being a pro-life state. Not only does he not speak for EVERY citizen of Texas, he isn't actually pro-life nor is the person who has the real power in this state, Dan Patrick. Remember that Patrick was quite willing to tell people to sacrifice themselves for the economy.  And Greg Abbott has shown he does not care about people's lives, including all the ones that died in the Texas freeze last year.  Further, I've

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Panther Cave in Somervell County- Stephens Family- From 2009

Back in 2009, Morris Bussey, who has the Fossil Hunter enterprise, asked me if I'd like to come record a presentation about Panther Cave. Some people had won a trip to see it in a raffle, and I had never been, so I was excited to go. Ken Frye did the presentation and dressed in period clothing. The cave is on private property, so it was an added thrill to see where a family years ago lived in a cave and were visited by a panther.  Here are the 2 videos I recorded  

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Oakdale Park, Whimp and Pete May Interview by Mary Saltarelli June 2011

Oakdale Park was originally owned, as a private park, by Whimp and Pete May. I was asked by Karen Richardson to come record an interview Mary Saltarelli was doing with them in 2011. This is the video. The City of Glen Rose, in 2009, bought Oakdale Park from them. As seen in the link above, the City, in 2019 had a town hall meeting to discuss potential sale of Oakdale Park. The election in Nov 2019 had Glen Rose city voters allowing the sale of Oakdale Park and it is again in private hands. 

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Not Everyday that Women Have Rights Taken Away and are relegated to Second Class Citizens

I know that there are some women who revel in being second class citizens, who like govt prying into their business and deciding their health issues for them, or who, religious-style, want the men in their lives to decide for them. There are many more of us who see what SCOTUS did the other day with Roe v Wade as being a direct hit on women's autonomy and right, up until this was overturned, to decide in conjunction with their health-care provider what needed to be done about situations unwanted

More on my first birdless summer in years (July 2021)

Have said  before that I had geese, ducks, chickens, and guineas for some years. And loved them, although having them caused a few problems along the way, even though living in a rural area. More specifically, what I have wanted to do is fix up the front yard for some time, including flowers. The geese would come along and eat virtually any flower I attempted to grow, so I pretty much quit worrying about it while I had them. Also having a grassy lawn was an impossibility, and I don't miss it any

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Moonshine History in Somervell County (Glen Rose)

When I first came to Somervell County back over 20 years ago, I walked the property I was fixing to buy with a neighbor from across the street. He told me he had walked over all the lots then currently for sale, and had decided on his across the road, largely because it was downhill and had some impressive large oaks. For the property I wanted, it was and is on a hill, lots of fossils and rocks, and some woods. I liked it because it had so many different landscaping features. I figured I could f

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HOT in Texas- No Rain in Somervell, but there WAS a fire nearby

Back in 2011 when Rick Perry had aspirations to be president, Texas had a major drought. At one point, Rick Perry told people that "Only God Can Help" and told them to pray for rain. Well, looks like god was busy when Perry was asking so finally Perry had to give up and ask then-President Obama for federal help in August.  We had another drought year a few years back and it was one main factor on why I decided not to keep yard birds anymore. That brings us to this year, 2022. I got a

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