News

Wed
28
Oct

Band aids or break ground?

Commissioners discuss county jails issues in series of open meetings
 
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
There is a lot to say about the current Bosque County jail, and not a whole lot of good. It is inefficient, outdated and deteriorating. Maintenance is difficult and expensive because of old equipment, like cell lock parts that are difficult to find. Additionally the county has to place female inmates in jails outside the county because the Bosque County jail has no facilities to house them. Nor has the facility adequate facilities to house more aggressive prisoners requiring a single cell.
 
Wed
28
Oct

A whole lotta muddin’ goin’ on

Bosque Bottoms BBQ event evacuated due to record rain, river flood warning
 
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The weather forecast had it right. It rained hard, it rained heavy and it rained for a long, long time in Central Texas. And even though Bosque County desperately needed rain, it could not have come at a worse time.
 
Wed
28
Oct

Parent partners

CISD administration sets goals

By Carol Spicer

All three Clifton school campuses were in agreement on many matters. During a lengthy Clifton Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night, Oct. 19, principals from the four campuses spoke about their plans and needs for their future.  

Wed
28
Oct

Storytellers

Texas Troubadours delivers songs with stories

By Carol Spicer

Saturday night’s Third annual Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic drew some of the best from across the state and from outside its borders to an evening of music at the Bosque Arts Center. The evening was highlighted by a concert offered by the Show Judge Hal Ketchum, following the performances of the ten contenders vying for the title of Texas Troubadour. 

 

Wed
21
Oct

Hallmark honored

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In 2014, Joshua Independent School District created a Joshua ISD Wall of Fame. This Wall of Fame recognizes and honors former Joshua ISD students who have achieved a significant degree of success in their pursuits of higher education and or their professional careers.

 

Wed
21
Oct

Serving warm bowl of thanks

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Every year in the fall, as the temperatures get cooler, the Meridian Public Library offers a warm thanks to loyal patrons and supporters with a hot chili supper. This year’s supper is on Oct. 27, at the Memorial Library Building on Main Street from 5 – 7 p.m., or until the chili runs out, and that happens regularly.

 

Wed
21
Oct

Flourishing FallFest

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The success ingredients for a street festival are a variety of vendors, a good measure of civic organizations mixed in, a mélange of kid’s activities, lots of good weather and masses of people just wanting to mosey along and soak in the day. Clifton’s Fall Fest last Saturday had the perfect mix of all of those ingredients.

 

Wed
21
Oct

Getting the word out

By Simone Wichers-Voss

During an emergency, severe weather, flood warnings or evacuation scenarios, it is important to notify the citizens directly involved. Bosque County has had an emergency notification system for nearly a decade. The existing system can call all landline phones and cell phones if the owner has opted in to the database.

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Wed
21
Oct

Quilting for cash

By Elizabeth Devereaux

Borders, block patterns, batting and bloodlines vied for the attention. Held in conjunction with downtown Clifton’s annual Fall Fest Oct.17 was the 24th annual Lutheran Sunset Quilt auction. Visitors and bidders filled the Clifton Armory. 

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Wed
21
Oct

Road with no end

By Simone Wichers-Voss

There are many contradicting stories about Cleng Peerson. Was he a pathfinder or just a vagabond? Did he have an active role in bringing Norwegians to the United States in the early 1800s or was he just riding an immigration wave? 

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