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Wed
09
Sep

Meridian’s grass roots grunge busters

By Simone Wichers-Voss

You may have seen her in recent weeks, tirelessly sweeping dirt, clearing brush, mowing, removing debris and garbage. Together with her also tirelessly laboring ranch hand Francisco Auiz, Meridian resident Sue Watson is taking matters into her own hands.

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Wed
09
Sep

Backing Boys In Blue

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Blue refers to the color of police uniforms in some major cities, and “boys in blue” refers to law enforcement in general. In a solemn tribute to the cowardly slain Harris County Sheriff Deputy “one of the good boys in blue” Darren Goforth, and in support of local law enforcement, moments of silence were held at the Courthouse Square in Meridian and at the Clifton City Hall last Friday.

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Wed
02
Sep

Setting New Standards

After attending a ribbon cutting ceremony opening his new Bosque County office in Clifton, State District 58 Rep. DeWayne
Burns was at the Town Hall meeting at the Meridian Civic Center to inform the public about the 84th Legislature (above);
Burns receives a hug from Bosque County Republican chairman Janet Jackson
 
Wed
02
Sep

Keeping Bosque County emergency ready

Bosque County Emergency Management in collaboration with the Heart of Texas Council of Governments has a reverse 
emergency telephone notification system, called the Heart of Texas Emergency Notification System (HOTENS). All landline phones from the regional 911 data-base are part of the system, but if citizens wish to receive emergency information through cell phones, their Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone numbers and e-mail addresses they are required to register that information separately.
 
Wed
02
Sep

Fish for bucks

Lake Whitney-West Shore Volunteer Fire Department 46th Annual Labor Day Fish Fry will be held on the Saturday, Sept. 5 at the fire hall on Shore Acres in Laguna Park. Last year at “Texas largest fish fry”, 2,100 persons were served 1,800 pounds of deep fried fish, 1,000 pounds of potatoes, 700 pounds of Cole slaw and 125 gallons of iced tea and lemonade.
 
Wed
02
Sep

Education Excellence

Districts, campuses and charters receive one of three ratings under the Texas Education Agency accountability system: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, or Improvement Required.
 
Wed
26
Aug

Having a blast

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Fundraisers tend to be a dinner sometimes with a theme, speaker or extra attraction, a bake sale, a live or silent auction. With their inaugural Sporting Clays event, the Bosque Museum found a unique way to combine quintessential Bosque County rural elements like  hunting, natural beauty, fellowship, and generosity with raising much needed funds to operate the county’s gem of a museum. By offering gun sportsmen, and women a chance to hone their  shooting skills in a fun, sporting fundraising event at the Clifton Archery Grounds Saturday morning, the event exceeded all expectations and pulled more money than previous events.  
Wed
26
Aug

Meridian back to school brings new rules, regulations

By Simone Wichers-Voss
New students. New teachers. New rules. Everything seemed new, spruced up and improved for the first day at school at the Meridian Independent School District campuses. The changes on campuses  are led by the principals, district- wide changes are decided and voted upon by the MISD board of trustees. 
Wed
26
Aug

New emergency services district sets tax rate

By Simone Wichers-Voss
The initial Emergency Services District board has quite a task ahead of them. They are in process of creating the ESD, and 99 percent of their work has to be completed before Sept. 31, otherwise the creation of the ESD will have to be postponed for another year. Besides all the clerical and legal  steps of setting up an ESD, proposing a preliminary budget and subsequently setting the property tax rate for this new county agency is what Bosque County citizens are anxious to hear.
Wed
26
Aug

Time to turn on Friday night lights

By Brett Voss

Are you ready for some football? Bosque County high school football, that is? Before you head out to the game this weekend, be sure to check out the comprehensive 2015 Friday Night Lights: Bosque County High School Football Preview Guide, published by The Clifton Record and Meridian Tribune included in this week’s editions of both newspapers.

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