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Mar

Meridian FBC helps local homeowners renovating their homes

By Simone WicherS-VoSS

In spite of the rain, in spite of it being spring break, a group of youngsters put their own wants and needs aside to help others. For the second year, Mission Meridian renovated three homes last week from Tuesday until Friday. This year, the weather was less than favorable. Not to be deterred, the youth and their adult supervisors were sloshing around in muddy conditions, and working in down pours.

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Wed
16
Mar

Sowell presents historical Walnut Springs event

By Simone

Wichers-Voss Newspapers are on hindsight a valuable source of historical information, through advertisement, political releases and local news. Reincarnating James Day, 1896 editor of the Walnut Spring People’s Tribune, local Historian Brian Sowell brought history alive at a Bosque Celebrates Texas Independence event March 10 in Walnut Springs.

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Wed
16
Mar

County treasurer defends her office in official written statement

By Simone

Wichers-Voss Every year an external auditor checks the county’s financial books and offers an analysis of the fairness of the information contained within an entity’s financial statements. For some years, the Bosque County Treasurer’s office has found the reconciliation of bank statements – one of the office’s legislative duties - to be a major challenge, and this has delayed the external audit regularly. In 2013, the external auditor could not finish the audit because of it.

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Wed
09
Mar

Larger Than Life

Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal shows a picture of Sam Houston as a young man. O’Neal presented his newest book Sam
Houston
 
 
Wed
09
Mar

Round ‘em up

By Melinda Routh
 
Walnut Springs, a lively community in Bosque County is known for stirring up a large den of snakes, welcoming folks from just about everywhere to come and enjoy their four-day family fun and somewhat scary Rattlesnake Round-up event. At the four day event, a total of 663 slithering, slimy, serpents weighed in at a Texas-sized 1,027 pounds of venomous rattlesnakes.
 
 
Wed
09
Mar

Tallest Texan

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

According to Texas State Historian and prolific author of historical books on Texas and the Old West, Bill O’Neal, Houston was a larger than life leader, a Texas icon. It was General Houston that signed the Declaration of Independence on his 43rd birthday on March 2, 1836, to ride on to the historical victory over the Mexican President Santa Ana at San Jacinto.

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Wed
09
Mar

Recognize red flags

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

What does a booking officer do on a Friday night, when confronted with a distraught, confrontational  arrestee, under the influence of some substance or other, threatening to hurt herself? In larger jails, her behavior would have the in house psychiatrist or psychologist alerted straight away for an assessment on the danger to herself or others.

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Wed
09
Mar

Seeing Is Believin

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Of course winning the first place ribbon in your animal’s class at a livestock show is important, on a competitive level. But when it comes down to the hours and hours of disciplined dedication, careful preparation for a show and love for their animals and projects, the participating youth are all winners. 

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Wed
02
Mar

Walk the line

By Melinda Routh

A police officer notices a vehicle wiz past his parked patrol car late at night in downtown Meridian. The officer watches as the driver is floating across the street’s dividing line and begins to follow and observe the driver’s erratic and inconsistent speed. The patrol car’s flashing lights are a message to the erratic driver to pull over. 

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Wed
02
Mar

Sound financial move

By Simone Wichers -Voss

After selecting an architect and a contractor, it was time to hear presentations from financial advisors regarding the Bosque County Law Enforcement Center project. From the three companies presenting themselves, the Bosque County commissioners on Monday approved to enter into contract negotiations with U.S. Capital Advisors.

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