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Tammy Ammon: My Farmtastic Life

Tammy Ammon: My Farmtastic Life

[Editor’s Note: This week we introduce a new column called “My Farmtastic Life” by special contributor Tammy Ammon. Tammy and her husband, “Cowboy,” live on a beautiful patch…

Ross Ramsey: A conundrum for Capitol gatekeepers — who’s a reporter and who’s a lobbyist?

Ross Ramsey: A conundrum for Capitol gatekeepers — who’s a reporter and who’s a lobbyist?

By Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/28/analysis-conundrum-texas-capitol-gatekeepers/ Texas lawmakers are going to have to figure out what a reporter is. You have no reason to care about this, unless…

Sandra W. Reed on Life Care Planning: Fictional account of Alzheimer’s sufferer mirrors real life

Sandra W. Reed on Life Care Planning: Fictional account of Alzheimer’s sufferer mirrors real life

By Sandra W. Reed The novel Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante is an excellent example of how fiction can often teach us as much about life as…

Lee Hamilton: Are we doomed to polarization?

Lee Hamilton: Are we doomed to polarization?

We face complex problems. To find solutions, we must be willing to exercise the values of representative democracy: tolerance, mutual respect, accepting ideological differences, working to build consensus.…

Ross Ramsey: In border crisis, Perry finds a political advantage

Ross Ramsey: In border crisis, Perry finds a political advantage

By Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune Even if you believe that Gov. Rick Perry’s motivations are purely about the security of the border between Texas and Mexico, his running dispute…

Lee Hamilton: The lesson Congress should learn from the VA scandal

Lee Hamilton: The lesson Congress should learn from the VA scandal

The crush of demand for VA services in the wake of two wars was easily foreseeable, had Congress been on its toes. Legislators must exercise their oversight responsibilities…

News

Hospital board to consider budget, social media, member terms

Hospital board to consider budget, social media, member terms

From Staff Reports The Somervell County Hospital District board’s agenda for its regular monthly meeting…

Comanche Peak’s taxable value set at $1.95 billion

Comanche Peak’s taxable value set at $1.95 billion

By Kathryn Jones Editor Luminant, operator of the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, announced Thursday…

Energy Future Holdings scuttles restructuring plan, still wants to spin off Luminant

Energy Future Holdings scuttles restructuring plan, still wants to spin off Luminant

By Kathryn Jones Editor Texas power giant Energy Future Holdings Corp., the parent company of…

Comanche Peak parent company may scrap bankruptcy plan

Comanche Peak parent company may scrap bankruptcy plan

From staff reports Energy Future Holdings, the Texas power giant and parent company of Luminant…

‘Envision Somervell County’ sows seeds for progress

‘Envision Somervell County’ sows seeds for progress

By Kathryn Jones Editor Business leaders put their heads together at last week’s first work…

Thrift Store needs your help to stop trash, dumping

Thrift Store needs your help to stop trash, dumping

By Kathryn Jones Editor Contrary to the saying, one person’s trash is not always someone…

Hospital board hears of accreditation, approves bylaws changes

Hospital board hears of accreditation, approves bylaws changes

  Courtesy of Glen Rose News The Somervell County Hospital District board of directors at…

County officials wrangle with options to keep Expo Center open

County officials wrangle with options to keep Expo Center open

By Kathryn Jones Editor On most weekends, horse or cow trailers, pickup trucks and RVs…

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Environment

Scorching weather sends scorpions scurrying inside homes

Scorching weather sends scorpions scurrying inside homes

From Staff Reports You turn on a light and you see something crawling across the floor or climbing up a wall. You lift a toilet lid and there’s…

Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash

Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/25/denton-fracking-ban-could-spur-wider-legal-clash/ DENTON — Debbie Ingram understands the importance of Texas’ oil and gas industry, and she enjoys the look of a lit-up drilling…

New study shows rate of groundwater decline slowing in Texas

New study shows rate of groundwater decline slowing in Texas

By Dylan Baddour StateImpact Texas Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have published the first long-term statewide survey of Texas groundwater. According to the study, statewide median groundwater levels fell by about 70…

Is the oil boom helping prices at the pump?

Is the oil boom helping prices at the pump?

During this year’s summer driving season, regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $3.66/gallon, 8 cents higher than last year › By Mose Buchele StateImpact Texas Texas…

Dow Chemical’s water woes with Brazos signal trouble

Dow Chemical’s water woes with Brazos signal trouble

By Neena Satija Texas Tribune When Dow Chemical, one of the largest manufacturers of chemicals and plastics in the world, announced a multibillion-dollar expansion on Texas’ Gulf Coast…

Events Calendar

Get free screenings and more at health fair Aug. 1

Get free screenings and more at health fair Aug. 1

Special to the Current The annual health fair sponsored by Glen Rose Medical Center and the LDL Educational Resource Foundation unfolds…

Native plant society chapter holds public program on preserving horny toads

Native plant society chapter holds public program on preserving horny toads

Special to the Current Everyone loves horny toads, but for many Texans, the fierce-looking, yet amiable, reptiles are only a fond…

Citizens Center to offer Facebook, Pinterest, craft classes

Citizens Center to offer Facebook, Pinterest, craft classes

Special to the Current Have you been missing out on your grandkids’ photos and videos because you just don’t know what…

Meet the Tigers on Aug. 21

Meet the Tigers on Aug. 21

The school year kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 21, when Glen Rose ISD holds its annual “Meet the Tigers” and “meet…

Citizens Center penny fundraiser set for Aug. 16

Citizens Center penny fundraiser set for Aug. 16

Special to the Current Hopefully, everyone is saving their pennies and spare change for our big fundraiser next month. The penny…

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