Lifestyle

Wed
17
Aug

Concerns of citizens

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In his first day residing over Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Aug. 11, Interim Judge Don Pool dealt with a long agenda. Two items were separated out in a special session – the law enforcement center workshop and budget workshop. LEC architect Jeff Heffelfinger passed out a new site plan, a copy email from bond counsel and an adapted budget.

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Wed
10
Aug

Boppin’ & Rockin

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Music activates all parts of the brain like no other activity. So for young and old, music matters and enhances our lives Young and old music lovers crossed paths last week. As part of the Civic Music Association’s Music Camp, about 30 summer music students took their program of music of the fifties and sixties to perform for the residents of the Lutheran Sunset Home Aug. 3 – it was serenade before lunch.

 

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Wed
10
Aug

Stepping up to promise

By Justin Green

As the Texas summer sun beats down on the grass field behind the Meridian High School, turning the once green spring grass to brown burnt grass, the Meridian Band of Gold marching band was bearing the heat lead by head director Tracy White. White, who just penned a contract with the independent school district, has had experience as an assistant band director in West and Gatesville after she graduated from Tarleton State University. This is her first head director position.

 

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Wed
03
Aug

Taking To Water

By Justin Green Kids slapped on sunscreen, and got building. During the Summer Fun Days program at the Meridian State Park, participants cut cardboard and duct tape to help build their version of a paper boat. The boat build-off was hosted by the Bosque County Extension Service and was open to all Bosque County youth. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Meridian%20TribuneID88/

Wed
03
Aug

The DW Blues Band plays

The DW Blues Band plays their smooth blues at the Red Caboose Winery Saturday during the Cork and Fork event after the grape harvest 

 

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Wed
27
Jul

Students capture summer fun

By Justin Green

Photography is more than just point and shoot. Armed with with iPhone cameras, point and shoot cameras and digital cameras, youth met for the Bosque County Extension Service’s Summer Fun Days photography workshop July 19 taught by Donna Quarles. During the hot summer day, Quarles and County Extension Agent Kate Whitney guided students through Meridian’s square to take photos of the courthouse’s sidewalks, flagpoles, trees and windows.    

 

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Wed
27
Jul

Stinging up a storm

By Justin Green

The weekly Bosque County rotary club welcomed Detective Joseph Scaramucci, from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office to their weekly meeting. Scaramucci’s career started with the Marine Corps where he spent six years. After that, he started his career in law enforcement in 2004 working patrol and investigating crimes against persons. He has also worked on the SWAT team as an entry person and a sniper and a tactical flight officer with the air unit.

 

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Wed
20
Jul

Planning for the future

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Construction for Whitney Lake was completed in 1951 as a flood risk management and hydropower generation project. After a record-breaking drought in Texas during the 1950s, there was an emphasis on reservoirs serving a secondary purpose, with the primary one being flood control, as water storage facilities. Other missions are the secondary public outdoor recreation for a growing number of people and the inherent mission associated with federal land ownership of Environmental Stewardship including Fish and Wildlife Management: The Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, is revising the Whitney Lake Master Plan. This revision includes the USACE vision for the future management of the natural resources and recreation program at Whitney Lake. 

 

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Wed
20
Jul

Whitney decendents attend reunion

Every year, the descendants of Alberta and Charlie Whitney come together to honor their family heritage and ancestry. This year’s reunion was at the Cayote Community Center was on June 26. The Lord’s Prayer preceded the bountiful meal. 

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Speaking On Stings

By Justin Green

When dealing with human trafficking and prostitution, police officers have to revert to special tactics to ensure an arrest and to protect the victims. Last Thursday, the Bosque County Rotary Club welcomed Detective Joseph Scaramucci, from the McLennan County Sheriff ’s Office, who spoke of five stings he participated in to apprehend people trying to solicit prostitutes. During the stings, he has been involved with the arrest of over 200 people.

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