News

Wed
09
Sep

Replace, preserve a piece of history

By Local Report

In cooperation with Bosque County, The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct an open house public meeting on Sept. 21 to discuss replacing the Whipple Truss bridge over the Bosque River between FM 1991 and Riverside Drive. The purpose of this meeting is to present the proposed design for a new bridge and the preservation plan for the existing truss bridge.

 
Wed
09
Sep

Clifton police pay tribute to fallen officer

By Carol Spicer

Bosque County turned out in force at Clifton City Hall to pay tribute to Deputy Darren Goforth of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, and his family, as he was laid to rest at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas to honor Deputy Goforth and asked all officers to activate their red and blue lights at 11 a.m., when Deputy Goforth’s funeral service was to begin.

Wed
09
Sep

Labor Day Fishing

By Carol Spicer

The 44th Annual Labor Day Weekend West Shore Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry filled the fire station in Laguna Partk with visitors, cooks, and volunteers on Saturday for the annual event which serves up all you can fish, and offers a variety of entertainment throughout the evening.

 
Wed
09
Sep

Education costs

By Simone Wichers-Voss

With the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1, all over Bosque County taxing entities were holding budget workshops and public hearings regarding proposed budgets and subsequent 2015-16 property tax rates.  It is only after the public hearings that the proposed tax rates can be adopted.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News