News

Wed
24
Aug

Election roll out

By Simone Wichers-Voss

On a national level, the upcoming elections are dominating the news. On a local level, political organizations are just starting to get the ball rolling. At a town hall meeting Aug. 17, the Bosque County Republican Party Chair Janet Jackson encouraged local republicans to vote straight republican ticket.  

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Back To School

By Justin Green

Children filled their new backpacks and laced up their new shoes for the first day of school. In Clifton, almost 460 students pre-k through fifth grade students started the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, August 22 .

 

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Wed
17
Aug

Guard duty

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Running a jail is like running a business – scheduling of employees, making and sticking to a budget, dealing with maintenance and repairs. The day-to-day jail operations are performed by a jail administrator. With the departure of Mary Farley earlier this year, the Bosque County Jail had a vacancy for the position.

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Wed
17
Aug

Big Helpings

Elsie Moews and Barbara Morrow dollop out the butter and sour cream to Meridian High School staff Debbie Ticer and Shelly Carpenter at the North Bosque Helping Hands fundraiser Aug. 9 (above); North Bosque Helping Hands President Jodie Jones helps out (below right).

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Wed
17
Aug

Citizens voicing concerns

By Simone Wichers-Voss In his first day residing over Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Aug. 11, Interim Judge Don Pool dealt with a long agenda. Two items were separated out in a special session – the law enforcement center workshop and budget workshop. LEC architect Jeff Heffelfinger passed out a new site plan, a copy email from bond counsel and an adapted budget.

Wed
17
Aug

Playtime Physics

By Justin Green With the summer coming to an end, Clifton Independent School District helped students prepare for the upcoming school year by reintroducing them to school-related projects. Last week, the middle school offered students the chance to participate in a Science Technology Engineering and Math camp. The focus of this year’s camp was building a marble roller coaster out of cardboard and tape that centered around math, engineering and physics lessons. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
10
Aug

Classic cars

By Justin Green

Walnut Springs traveled back in time during their youth support group fundraising car show. On Saturday, the town welcomed classic and new cars, trucks and motorcycles to their streets and people flocked out to see them.

 

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Wed
10
Aug

Nudging theory into practice

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Much Texas legislature regarding education for most is something that happens in Austin, and that school district administrators have to deal with. Not so with House Bill 5 which passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013. HB5 made substantial changes to the state’s curriculum and graduation requirements, assessment program, and accountability system.

 

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Wed
10
Aug

Case closed

By Justin Green

Beverly Fox was found hanging and unresponsive in her cell in the Bosque County jail on Sept. 15, 2015. Nearly a year after a Grand Jury stated there was no criminal intent or wrong doing in this case by the jail staff, Jail Standards closed their case on the incident on July 25.

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Wed
10
Aug

Proposed posted

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Bosque County’s preliminary budget as prepared by the County Auditor’s office was ready to be posted on the county website after three budget workshops. It takes around $8 million to run the county. Since July 29, the public can see for themselves, all the items the Bosque County Commissioners have seen and discussed.

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