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Local subject shot

By Simone Wichers-Voss

After a 911 call from a female reporting domestic disturbance with her husband in Iredell, the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Office and the Meridian Police Department dispatched officers to the scene. In the March 22 incident, deputies were advised that a rifle was involved in the disturbance on 312 S. Somervell Street in Iredell.

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Drug dog?

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Meridian Police Department was at a cross roads regarding their canine drug detection program and asked the Meridian City Council what path to pursue. The matter was solved March 14 in a three – two vote when the council approved purchase and training of a second drug dog.

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Western spirit

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Being able to capture the glisten of soft winter light on snow, the inherent strength of a native American warrior, the friendship between an old man and his burro or the essence of a cowboy’s character in that one particular, somewhat arrogant, stance – that is what distinguishes a gifted and talented artist from the pack. Bosque County is home to four living legends when it comes to the art-form called Cowboy or Western art. They know how to capture emotions, character, magnificence in the smallest detail.

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Wed
30
Mar

Bunny Hop Happy

By Simone Wichers-Voss

From the religious to the fun, people around Bosque County joined in Easter activities in the new colorful dresses and bows and dress shirts and hats. In Meridian the city’s Parks and Recreation group organized the Bosque Bunny Hop for the second time. There were over 4,000 eggs for youth – in two age groups - to gather.

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Tackling treasurer’s back log

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Bosque County treasurer’s office has struggled to keep up with the reconciliation of bank statements. As of Monday, the office is 15 months behind. During the Bosque County Commissioners Court, Treasurer Cheryl Niemeier informed the court she has talked to Netdata and has contacted other county treasurers for advice on how efficiently diminish the back log.

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30
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Sheppard headlines BAC’s Big Event

T.G. Sheppard launches a spectacular Big Event weekend at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton with his concert on April 8. The talented singer of 41 country hits, including “Last Cheater’s Waltz,” “Slow Burn,” “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven,” and “I Loved ‘Em Every One” will perform at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Tue
22
Mar

Protection of life & property

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Weather in general is more often than not a main topic of conversation in agricultural central Texas - and severe weather conditions and flash flooding tops any topic any day. The 2015 severe weather and many more severe weather threats in Bosque County probably caused a larger than usual crowd to attend the annual SkyWarn spotter training at the Civic Center Thursday.

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Tue
22
Mar

Bright & Happy

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The wind was chilly, but with the sun flowing into the Bosque Arts Center foyer filled with artists, family and friends, it was a bright and happy occasion - accentuated by the tunes offered by James Montgomery on the BAC’s grand piano. For the second year, the Lutheran Sunset Resident Art Show Saturday offered those present the chance to vote on their personal favorite art piece. This year not only paintings were offered, but also other mediums like ceramics, quilts and carpentry

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Tue
22
Mar

Drug bust

By Simone Wichers-Voss

More often than not, the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Department and local law enforcement are aware of drug-dealing circles in the area. But to acquire enough evidence to warrant a search and an arrest that will hold up in court might take some time.

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Tue
22
Mar

First floor plan presented

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Many steps have led to the first floor plan for the new Bosque County law enforcement center. Architect Jeff Heffelfinger presented the preliminary layout Monday during the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court.

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