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Wed
25
Nov

Earning a perfect score

By Carol Spicer

The purpose of the Texas Education Agency’s financial accountability rating system is to ensure that school districts are held accountable for the quality of their management practices and achieve improved performance in the management of the district’s resources. A public hearing on the 2015 annual Financial Accountability Management Report (FIRST) for fiscal year ending Aug. 2015, was held prior to the regular school board meeting on Nov. 16. The FIRST system currently has seven indicators which include specific disclosers about both the superintendent and members of the board of trustees. 

Wed
18
Nov

Food fight, 4-H style

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
In the Food Network program “Chopped” competing chefs are expected to make delicious dishes for a panel of judges from a basket full of secret ingredients. In a county-wide food challenge Nov. 9 at Meridian Civic Center 22 4-H members, divided into Junior or Senior divisions and participated in the 4-H food challenge.
 
Wed
18
Nov

All options open

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff and the Commissioners’ Court started a series of workshops Oct. 21 to discuss the issues regarding the present jail and the options open to the county to solve the present problems such as under capacity, costly maintenance and inefficiency.  

 

Wed
18
Nov

Go big, Texan

By Melinda Routh
 
It might be deer season, but sometimes the big bucks come out of cover for a different reason. For example, on Saturday, the big bucks had purchased a meal ticket for the Go Texan Extravaganza, a scholarship fundraiser.
 
Wed
18
Nov

Sip, Savor & Shop

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The wind swirled, the rain swept, but in spite of the wet and dreary weather, and several other events going on, Clifton Main Street called their wine-tasting, downtown merchant event a success. The dark night actually added to the wintery feel of the evening. Usually the event which offers a progressive wine tasting of Texas wineries, local cuisine, food trucks and downtown merchant specials draws about 350 people.  

 

Wed
18
Nov

Keeping all options open

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff and the Commissioners’ Court started a series of workshops Oct. 21 to discuss the issues regarding the present jail and the options open to the county to solve the present problems such as under capacity, costly maintenance and inefficiency. The commissioners’ ultimate question at this time is whether the architect and the construction company can build a 65-bed jail including Sheriff ’s Office for a total budget of $6-8 million.
 
Wed
18
Nov

Song for unsung heroes

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Noble words like valor, courage and bravery are words often used when honoring active duty service members and military veterans. But most went to war not to become heroes but out of a sense of  duty, to serve their country and to protect democracy. 

 

Wed
11
Nov

Making friends

By Melinda Routh
 
Making friends began with a walk in the Meridian State Park when Steve McCarty and Gayle Meseck became a couple and moved to Meridian. “One of the first things we did when we moved out here was check out the local park,” McCarty said. “We got a travel trailer a couple years ago and for our first ‘shake-down’ run we took it out to the Meridian State Park.
 
Wed
11
Nov

Clear consent

By Simone Wichers -Voss
 
In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature passed seven joint resolutions proposing amendments to the state constitution, and these proposed amendments were offered for approval by the voters of Texas on the Nov. 3 election ballot. Even though the votes are still subject to canvassing by the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court, there is no mistaking the outcome.
 
Wed
11
Nov

Generous Gratitude

Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels volunteers Jackie Murski, Mike Gummelt and Whitney Smith showing off some dogs available for adoption Saturday at Mr. Ed’s Feed Store Meridian (above).
 

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