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Aug

Classic cars

By Justin Green

Walnut Springs traveled back in time during their youth support group fundraising car show. On Saturday, the town welcomed classic and new cars, trucks and motorcycles to their streets and people flocked out to see them.

 

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10
Aug

Nudging theory into practice

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Much Texas legislature regarding education for most is something that happens in Austin, and that school district administrators have to deal with. Not so with House Bill 5 which passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013. HB5 made substantial changes to the state’s curriculum and graduation requirements, assessment program, and accountability system.

 

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Wed
10
Aug

Case closed

By Justin Green

Beverly Fox was found hanging and unresponsive in her cell in the Bosque County jail on Sept. 15, 2015. Nearly a year after a Grand Jury stated there was no criminal intent or wrong doing in this case by the jail staff, Jail Standards closed their case on the incident on July 25.

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10
Aug

Proposed posted

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Bosque County’s preliminary budget as prepared by the County Auditor’s office was ready to be posted on the county website after three budget workshops. It takes around $8 million to run the county. Since July 29, the public can see for themselves, all the items the Bosque County Commissioners have seen and discussed.

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10
Aug

Plan to improve existing facilities

By Justin Green

Over the years, the Clifton fair grounds have served their function well. But as with all structures, over time, renovations are in order. Renovations, especially electrical updates, were a main topic at the Central Texas Youth Fair board meeting Aug. 2

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Wed
03
Aug

All about unity

Republicans gathered in Ohio to officially nominate and rally support for Donald J. Trump as their 2016 Presidential candidate. One of those present witnessing all the pomp and circumstance was young Republican and Bosque County’s delegate-alternate to the National Republican Convention in Cleveland, OH, Daniel Yguerabide.

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Wed
03
Aug

Win-Win Scenario

The Bosqueville Gators honor America before the first pitch of their game in the Boys 10U Open Baseball Tournament in Meridian last week (above); Boston French and Romeo Garcia watch as their team steps up on offense during the state tournament in Meridian last week (below left).

 

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Wed
03
Aug

County posts proposed budget

By Simone Wichers-Voss Bosque County’s preliminary budget as prepared by the County Auditor’s office was ready to be posted on the county website after three budget workshops. It takes around $8 million to run the county. On July 29, the public could see for themselves, all the items the Bosque County Commissioners have seen and discussed. Prior to public hearings and the setting of the 2016-17 tax rate all figures – like the final property appraisal figure - will be updated, and fine tuning adaptations made in August. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Meridian%20TribuneID88/

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03
Aug

Creative income

By Simone Wichers-Voss

For any small, rural town the main sources of income other than property taxes, are water sales, sewage and waste fees, sales tax and some Hotel-motel tax. Occasionally a state or federal grant can be found for a specific project. Whereas Clifton’s finances are in pretty good shape at the moment, they are always on the lookout for new avenues for additional funding and income.

 

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03
Aug

Sharing valuable retail insights

By Justin Green

How often do people eat at local restaurants? Where do people go to after shopping at the grocery store? Where do they work? Over the past months, these questions are being answered for Clifton retailers. With help of an Austin-based company, The Retail Coach, the Clifton Chamber of Commerce and Clifton Mainstreet are tracking the spending habits of people who shop, eat and spend time in Clifton.  

 

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