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10
Feb

Awakening a sleeping giant

By Simone Wichers-Voss

When a Bosque County citizen is called for jury service at the Bosque County courts, they receive a reimbursement. The reimbursement is $6 per day they participate in impaneling or jury selection or $15 for the first day or fraction selected or served as juror and $40 for each day served after the first day. Jurors can choose to keep the reimbursement, but they can also choose to donate to a designated organization.
 

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Wed
10
Feb

Elementary steps

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
A 50-person strong community facility committee committed hours of collaboration to come up with a sound recommendation for the Clifton Independent School District Board regarding the future of the Clifton Elementary School. On Feb. 2, Phyllis Gamble and Tom Henderson presented the committee’s winning design, site selection and bond election recommendation to a board room full of people.
Wed
10
Feb

Cinematic Sisterhood

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
In the Cliftex Theatre’s pre-movie slide show, the audience will often see the slide with seven ladies “Come rain or shine; animated or action. The sisters are here.” In a long-going family tradition, the in total nine Hammond sisters have been visiting Clifton’s movie theatre on Thursday nights to watch a movie together. Sometimes the group is smaller; sometimes sisters from further away get to join.
 
Wed
10
Feb

Moving forward in Bosque County

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
It’s Bosque County’s time to shine. Read what’s “new and improved,” or what is “tried and true.” The Meridian Tribune and The Clifton Record are offering a special section in this week’s edition called In Motion. In Motion is a full-length broadsheet special section that spotlights the growth, changes, improvements and opportunities throughout Bosque County along with all of the wonderful assets that make this county a great place to live and raise a family. 
 
Wed
03
Feb

Community interest at heart

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Meridian’s Economic Development Corporation’s recent meeting summarized ongoing efforts to develop and interest businesses to the area. Potential new business to assist travelers of all shapes was discussed. “We have a problem with truckers looking for anywhere to park in and around the city,” said MEDC President Brett Voss.   
 

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Wed
03
Feb

Multitude of misdemeanors

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Whereas some people directly pay a fine issued by local law enforcement, game wardens or State Troopers, some want their day in court to defend their case. Municipal courts handle everything from speeding tickets, roaming dogs and overweight vehicles. They are, with the precinct Justice Courts a local trial court of limited jurisdiction.  
 

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Wed
03
Feb

Mark it down

With the March 1 primary election just four weeks away, there is some information that is important to Bosque County voters. Feb. 1 was the last day to register to vote or change address.  

 

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Wed
03
Feb

One Man, Two Worlds

By Melinda Routh

A century or so ago when reading and writing was not common place to most, the family’s storyteller recounted the family’s heritage to the next generation. The wife of grandson and the grand daughter-in-law to Cynthia Parker and Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker Cox, Mary Frances Cox was her family’s storyteller and recounter of history at the Bosque Museum Jan. 24. 

 

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Wed
03
Feb

Informative forum

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It proved to be a bit of a déjà vu. Two years ago, the same Republican candidates for Texas District 58 Representative - DeWayne Burns and Philip Eby - used a forum at the Meridian Civic Center as a platform to introduce themselves to their voters. On Jan. 28, the Bosque County Republican Club upped the ante by introducing a formal moderator to the stage for Burns as the incumbent and Eby as the challenger. 

 

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Wed
27
Jan

Wie Geht es Ihnen?

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

In Texas today, 17 percent of the general population has German ancestry; this percentage is also true for Bosque County. Citizens with Norwegian first ancestries make up six percent of the population. Traditions of common sense, independence of mind and hearty German cooking remain, but the greeting “Wie geht es Ihnen?” – “How are you?” is seldom heard on the prairie.

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