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Wed
20
Jan

Oldies, but goodies

By Elizabeth Devereaux & Simone Wichers-Voss 
 

Almost 40 years ago a young woman with a degree in elementary education turned singing talent and a desire to be heard into a lifelong, successful career in the music industry. Country music award-winning, recording artist Janie Fricke came “a little bit closer” at the Bosque Arts Center Troubadour concert on a chilly Jan. 16 night in Clifton. 

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Wed
20
Jan

The bigger, the better

Bosque County Big Buck winners announced

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

Whereas some hunters will be glad to say goodbye to the many cold hours sitting in a blind waiting for that elusive buck to show its head again, others will surely miss the quiet hours in the natural beauty of Bosque County, listening to the birds chirping as they wait in anticipation to see the glory of healthy deer in the wild.

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Wed
20
Jan

Disaster impact plans

City approves HAZMAP, opens door to FEMA funding
 
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. Emergency management encompasses a scala of programs regarding involving education, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. A lot has to do with filing correct paper work and having specific plans in place; for example a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan.
 
Wed
20
Jan

Writing rights

Seniors compete in patriotic essay contest
 
By Elizabeth Devereaux 
 
The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens program recognizes and rewards seniors who possess qualities of service to others, leadership, dependability and patriotism. Students were recommended by their schools and had to complete a timed essay about which amendment in the Bill of Rights they felt most passionate about.
 
Wed
20
Jan

Up Close & Personal

Fricke brings classic country music to BAC
 
By Elizabeth Devereaux & Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Almost 40 years ago a young woman with a degree in elementary education turned singing talent and a desire to be heard into a lifelong, successful career in the music industry. Country music award-winning, recording artist Janie Fricke came “a little bit closer” at the Bosque Arts Center Troubadour concert on a chilly Jan. 16 night in Clifton.
 
Wed
13
Jan

Upgrading

FORT WORTH– Recently the Whitney Power Plant, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, completed a rehabilitation of both turbines. Due to the upgrade, operational changes have taken place in order to reap the benefits of the rehabilitation. With the new turbine capability, the units can now release about 3,000 CFS each and operate in a mode referred to as Responsive Reserve Service.

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Wed
13
Jan

Whitney Power Plant makes operation changes

Upgrading both turbines improves service
 
FORT WORTH– Recently the Whitney Power Plant, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, completed a rehabilitation of both turbines. Due to the upgrade, operational changes have taken place in order to reap the benefits of the rehabilitation. With the new turbine capability, the units can now release about 3,000 CFS each and operate in a mode referred to as Responsive Reserve Service.

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Wed
13
Jan

Elementary Solution

Committee input formulates plans for MES
 
By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Getting 10 people to agree on an issue is difficult enough. The architect contracted to coordinate plans for the Clifton Elementary School has taken up the challenge of getting a 50-person community committee to agree on what to do about the campus’ future.

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Wed
13
Jan

Plumbing predicament

Bosque County jail’s clay pipes deteriorating to disastrous point
 
By Simone Wichers-Voss 
 
Under the Bosque County jail lies a time bomb in the form of old clay sewage pipes. It is not a matter of “if,” but a matter of “when” the pipes will collapse. During the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Jail Administrator Mary Farley once again brought the jail’s reoccurring problem plumbing to the commissioners’ attention again. With the jail regularly at near-full capacity, the aging sewage system is unable to cope with the amount of sewage passing through them.
 
Wed
06
Jan

Starting site selection

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
With an architect under contract, the next step in the renovation or creation of a new Bosque County jail is to review possible locations and their pros and cons. Aided by digital layered maps – which included 100 year flood planes, roads, city limits and even street views – provided by Bosque County Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Jeske, the commissioners and architect Jeff Heffelfinger discussed several options.

 

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