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03
Feb

Community interest at heart

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Meridian’s Economic Development Corporation’s recent meeting summarized ongoing efforts to develop and interest businesses to the area. Potential new business to assist travelers of all shapes was discussed. “We have a problem with truckers looking for anywhere to park in and around the city,” said MEDC President Brett Voss.   
 

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Wed
03
Feb

Multitude of misdemeanors

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Whereas some people directly pay a fine issued by local law enforcement, game wardens or State Troopers, some want their day in court to defend their case. Municipal courts handle everything from speeding tickets, roaming dogs and overweight vehicles. They are, with the precinct Justice Courts a local trial court of limited jurisdiction.  
 

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Wed
03
Feb

Mark it down

With the March 1 primary election just four weeks away, there is some information that is important to Bosque County voters. Feb. 1 was the last day to register to vote or change address.  

 

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Wed
03
Feb

One Man, Two Worlds

By Melinda Routh

A century or so ago when reading and writing was not common place to most, the family’s storyteller recounted the family’s heritage to the next generation. The wife of grandson and the grand daughter-in-law to Cynthia Parker and Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker Cox, Mary Frances Cox was her family’s storyteller and recounter of history at the Bosque Museum Jan. 24. 

 

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Wed
03
Feb

Informative forum

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It proved to be a bit of a déjà vu. Two years ago, the same Republican candidates for Texas District 58 Representative - DeWayne Burns and Philip Eby - used a forum at the Meridian Civic Center as a platform to introduce themselves to their voters. On Jan. 28, the Bosque County Republican Club upped the ante by introducing a formal moderator to the stage for Burns as the incumbent and Eby as the challenger. 

 

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Wed
27
Jan

Wie Geht es Ihnen?

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

In Texas today, 17 percent of the general population has German ancestry; this percentage is also true for Bosque County. Citizens with Norwegian first ancestries make up six percent of the population. Traditions of common sense, independence of mind and hearty German cooking remain, but the greeting “Wie geht es Ihnen?” – “How are you?” is seldom heard on the prairie.

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Wed
27
Jan

Dr. Sonja Swiger

Dr. Sonja Swiger, Texas A&M Livestock Entomologist, discusses different approaches to cattle insect control at the Beef Cattle Conference Jan. 19 at the Meridian Civic Center

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Wed
27
Jan

Southern Soul Food

By Melinda Routh 

Born a Texan from Beaumont, Chef Ken Patrick knew he was put on this earth to cook at the early age of 13 years old when his Momma started teaching him many of her southern family favorite dishes.

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Wed
27
Jan

Piano duets

By Melinda Routh 

The Civic Music Association celebrated their sixth anniversary with an evening of piano duets. Area piano talents from Bosque County entertained a crowd of music enthusiasts Jan. 21 with a series of piano “quatre-mains.” The grand piano was staged front and center as music-loving guests arrived filling the seats and then some.

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Wed
27
Jan

Disaster impact plan of attack

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

Emergency management is not just being out in a tornado and reporting the progress. It is not just assessing damage after a storm. It is not just being the liaison between different first-responder agencies.

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