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Jetzt geht’s los

By Carol Spicer

 

“Jetzt geht’s los” in German translates into “Here we go,” and that’s what the Heart of Texas Chapter of the Texas German Society did during their annual Oktoberfest activities. People of German heritage filled the Crawford Community Center on Saturday to the evening dedicated to Marvin Kunze, a long time member, along with his wife and family, who passed away in March.

 

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Curbing cat colonies

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

Under the motto “Together we can make our city a safer, healthier community for all,” several Clifton residents have taken it upon themselves to reduce the number of cats in the city. The City of Clifton and the Waco Animal Birth Control Clinic offered a cat workshop Sept. 22 at the Clifton Civic Center to inform the public about their joint project, their motivations and intentions regarding trapping stray cats, spaying and neutering them and returning them to their territory.

 

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Sep

New River Crossing

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

In cooperation with Bosque County, The Texas Department of Transportation conducted an open house public meeting Sept. 21, giving the public a chance to see the plans for a new bridge over the Bosque River between FM 1991 and Riverside Drive planned next to the historic Whipple truss Bridge in Clifton. There were engineers and historians present to answer any questions people might have had regarding the new bridge or preservation of the 131-year-old elegantly engineered bridge.

 

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30
Sep

CISD board mulls future

By Carol Spicer

 

Following the business session of the Clifton Independent School District Board of Trustees, a lengthy discussion was held on ways to build, support and strengthen the school for the future. Superintendent Rhoda White had presented board members, as well as administrators, a copy of a book that asks the questions that will help everyone associated with the school to work on the answers to guide the school for the future.

 

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Wed
23
Sep

Clifton cold case

By Carol Spicer
 
Clifton Police Chief Trace Hendricks released information last week on a 2007 incident which had initially been ruled a self-inflected shooting. In late August of this year, new evidence and information emerged, the investigation was reopened, and the case has now been ruled a murder. “On March 23, 2007, Clifton Police Department responded to a call of a self-inflicted gunshot at a local residence,” Hendricks described in his report. “When officers arrived at the scene, they found one adult female unconscious on the floor in the dining room with an apparent injury.
 
Wed
23
Sep

Reach Up, Reach Out

By Carol Spicer
 
After hearing music fill the historic third floor auditorium at the Bosque Arts Center, guests were totally in support of the Capital Campaign “Reach Up and Reach Out” – an effort to raise the funds needed to restore the historic auditorium. Guesta visited the newly expanded Tin Building Theater where a power point was running in an effort to let everyone know all that the Center is endeavoring to expand and renovate. Those who had not yet seen the newly enlarged theater, were surprised by the extended space and seating.
 
Wed
23
Sep

Micro-burger, macro-fun

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
All five senses were addressed and appeased in downtown Clifton at the First Annual Clifton Burger, Brews and Blues festival this past Saturday. Downtown was hoppin’ with good food, family hugs, lots to see and the sounds of Texas blues.
 
Wed
23
Sep

Cemetery association cleans house for the dead

By Simone Wichers-Voss

When thinking of a final resting place for loved ones, visions of shaded cemetery plots, a beautiful vista and a breeze of tranquility and peace come to mind. The Meridian Cemetery Association, in collaboration with Lawson’s Funeral Home Director Larry Lawson, have taken on the monumental task of bringing the town’s historic funerary grounds to a standard worthy of those laid to rest there over the decennia.

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23
Sep

Bosque snapshot

By Melinda Routh

When a picture paints a thousand words just think what can be said about how beautiful Bosque County can be portrayed And that is the Meridian Chamber of Commerce’s motive when organizing the “Loving Life in Bosque County” photo contest. The competition’s results were revealed after a tasty baked potato dinner held at the Meridian Memorial Library Building last Tuesday.  

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Wed
23
Sep

Winner takes all

By Simone Wichers-Voss

People are not comfortable with change. So when the Central Texas Youth Fair Association leadership decided to split the County Fair and the Jackpot show, it was met with some resistance. But now in the third year, the Showdown on the Bosque is proving to be a show youth want to attend. With this more informal show, contestants enter on the day of the show, there are no late fees, and to enter the ring, contestants pay $5 at the gate.  

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