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Lee Hamilton: Why government openness matters

Lee Hamilton: Why government openness matters

Failing to share information makes us weaker. It enfeebles congressional oversight, which is a cornerstone of representative democracy and which, when aggressively carried out by fully informed legislators, can strengthen…

Envision Somervell County sets priorities for growth

Envision Somervell County sets priorities for growth

By Kathryn Jones Editor Business leaders again gathered at last week’s second work session for “Envision Somervell County” and began narrowing priorities for future economic growth. More than 50 people…

Texas buys conservation land with oil spill money

Texas buys conservation land with oil spill money

By Neena Satija Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/21/texas-announces-land-conservation-purchase-bp-doll/ A deal that was decades in the making has finally closed on the largest conservation land purchase in Texas history: just over 17,000 acres…

My Farmtastic Life: Tiny barn, grateful heart

My Farmtastic Life: Tiny barn, grateful heart

By Tammy Ammon Have any of y’all heard of the tiny house movement?  The basic concept is that we have too much stuff and that it’s time to simplify. Reasons for going…

County attorney asks for AG opinion on hospital board terms

County attorney asks for AG opinion on hospital board terms

Courtesy Glen Rose News County Attorney Andrew Lucas last week officially requested that the Texas Attorney General’s office issue an opinion to resolve the issue of the tie vote between…

Envision Somervell County effort continues Aug. 21

Envision Somervell County effort continues Aug. 21

  Special to the Current The first phase of the “Envision Somervell County” economic development initiative continues Thursday, Aug. 21. The discussion time goes from 10 a.m. to noon, with…

Life Care Planning: Give back to animal companions — provide for their care

Life Care Planning: Give back to animal companions — provide for their care

By Sandra W. Reed Addie, a precious member of our family, died last week. Addie was 16 and, despite increasing trouble with arthritic joints, she managed to get up and down…

Railroad Commission hopefuls discuss well waste disposal plan

Railroad Commission hopefuls discuss well waste disposal plan

By Jim Malewitz Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/14/railroad-commission-hopefuls-scrutinize-quake-resp/ Two Texas Railroad Commission hopefuls on Wednesday called the agency’s efforts to regulate wastewater disposal wells a good first step in addressing the spate…

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 the teacher” open house.…

Lee Hamilton: Why government fails and what we should do about it

Lee Hamilton: Why government fails and what we should do about it

Whatever our political stripe, we all want government to fail less often. Citizens and the media need to pressure elected officials to spend more time digging into the nitty-gritty of…

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