News

Wed
30
Sep

Texas Music Cafe tapes DW Blues Band at winery

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The world was a beautiful place last Saturday evening. As the full moon rose above the vines rustling in the breeze, as the guests enjoyed hearty eats from the food trucks present, sipped at the local winery’s heady reds or cool whites, kids played catch with a border collie, and the crickets sang their shrill, rhythmic song. Texas Music Café camera men and sound technicians had set up their cameras and checked the sound during the tenth anniversary grape stomp at the Red Caboose Winery to tape four area bands for an upcoming show.

Wed
30
Sep

Shameful scams

By Elizabeth Devereaux

In this fast digital age, seniors are a vulnerable group. They are not computer-savvy; are sometimes gullible and could be an easy target for less-than-honorable “businesses.” The Area Center on Aging came to the Memorial Library Building in Meridian Sept. 24 to address often used scams and exploitation tactics. The Meridian Police Department initiated the informational meeting with Officer Tabetha Harrison introducing the topics. Main tips for the attending audience were “Never give personal information out on a phone call if you did not initiate that call; get references on people soliciting work on your home; do not open your door to strangers.

Wed
30
Sep

Expanding the tax base

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Creating a new subdivision with homes in Bosque County can potentially mean new tax revenue for the county. So, when Oscar Rohne came to the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, his preliminary plat for “The Ranches” development at Spring Creek was unanimously approved. Rohne is planning on selling 89, primarily 5 acre plots in an area along CR2160, just south of Iredell. The new, gated subdivision with new housing is a total of 460 acres.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Wed
30
Sep

Arts & crafts

Come out and enjoy a variety of activities at the historic Ringness House, built in 1859 by Jens and Kari Ringness, one of the first Norwegian families to arrive in Bosque County. “We hope for that great weather we all enjoyed at Septemberfest and no rain as we plan for our third Craft Fair on Sat. Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,” event coordinator Betty Tindall said. “We hope to see many of you for a great day of visiting, entertainment, and fun!”

 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Wed
30
Sep

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.

 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

Wed
30
Sep

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.

 

Wed
30
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.

 

Wed
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.

 

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

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.
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News