Lifestyle

Wed
14
Sep

Fishy Fundraiser

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Allegedly it is the largest fish fry in Texas, and it is always held on Labor Day Weekend. After several weeks of preparations, getting up at 7 a.m. to start cutting the fish and oil vats fired up at 3:30 p.m., the 47th West Shore Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry Saturday was underway. The fire station and the blue and white tent outdoors filled with visitors, as cooks, and volunteers served up all the fish you can eat, and offered varied entertainment all the evening.

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Wed
14
Sep

Democrats present candidates

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

Recently, the Bosque County Democratic Party announced their candidates for the elected positions of Bosque County Judge and Treasurer. At a Sept. 8 meeting, Albert Hunter and Julie Tremillo introduced themselves. Lifelong Bosque County resident and retired educator Hunter’s motto is building unity and moving forward. “Bosque County is my home and a place that I love,” Hunter said. “I am running for judge because of that. I care about this county, about the politics and how it is being operated. I tend to be conservative.

 

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Wed
07
Sep

It’s a Gap thing

By Simone Wichers-Voss

What started as a community day on the second Saturday of September has turned into a county-wide enjoyed event. This will be the 39th annual Septemberfest in Cranfills Gap Sept. 10. The fun-filled day kicks off with a 10 a.m. parade. Most other activities like the the classic car show, arts and crafts booths, fun food, music and children’s activities take place in the Wade Lee City Park, under the shade of the live oak trees.

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Wed
07
Sep

Never Forget

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember the 2,977 killed or those injured during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. It also honors the valiant first responders who lost and risked their lives trying to save others.

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Wed
31
Aug

Techy teachers learn tablets

By Justin Green

With students becoming more and more technically advanced, teachers need to keep up to be successful in their field. Meridian Independent School District underwent changes this past summer to aid teachers.

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Wed
24
Aug

Museum features The Bosque Seven

The Bosque Museum is pleased to announce the opening of an art exhibit featuring the nationally known artists of Bosque County. The exhibit, entitled ‘The Bosque Seven: A Texas Treasure,’ features the original work of James Boren CA, Melvin Warren CA, Martin Grelle CA, Bruce Greene CA, Tony Eubanks, George Hallmark, and George Boutwell. This exhibit is the first time all seven artists will have original art displayed in the same exhibit.   

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Improving by critiquing

Local artist Lillian Jacoway recently gave a workshop called “Critiquing Artwork” at the Central Texas Watercolor Society. Jacoway is member of the Bosque Arts Center Clifton Art Club. 

 

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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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