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10
Jun

Dangerous drift

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS
Cluelessness, queen mattresses and flood waters do not mix. In fact they might be a recipe for danger, as four young women in their twenties found out June 3 when they clambered – without life vests - onto an inflatable mattress and into the Bosque River. Around 5:45 p.m., the Bosque County dispatch at the Sheriff ’s Office received a call from someone who was concerned her friends were lost on the Bosque River.   
 
Wed
10
Jun

Commissioners form county’s rst ESD

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS
Sixty-two percent of Bosque County voters voted to create an Emergency Services District in the recent special elections May 9. At the Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, the commissioners officially approved the order to form the Emergency Services District #1, a new taxing entity. “I am so glad the voters overwhelmingly agreed to create the ESD,” Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff said. “is is a long term, stable way to ensure medical services in the county in the future. It will also free up general funds for the county and the cities.” 
 
Wed
10
Jun

Unique fabric art decorates museum

By Carol Spicer
 
Bosque Museum opened its new exhibition on Saturday with an eclectic collection of fabric art hangings from all around Texas and beyond. Dr. Cheryl Christian of Hutto, editor of Needle Arts put the show together for the Museum. She said that she knew most of the artists hanging in the show, but she put out word for a collection that would fit the museum.
 

 

Wed
10
Jun

Securing emergency services funds

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Sixty-two percent of Bosque County voters voted to create an Emergency Services District in the recent special elections May 9. At the Bosque County Commissioners Court Monday, the commissioners officially approved the order to form the Emergency Services District #1, a new taxing entity.
 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Fundamental fun

Hey y’all, Hank, canine Head of Ranch Security is back to combat summer reading loss again  Keeping the kids reading in the summer is fun-damental, Hank the Cowdog said recently.  Together with the Meridian Tribune Hank is on the ongoing mission to solve “The Mystery of Summer  Reading loss,” called the summer setback. The reading skills just fly  out the window, along with the desire to do anything difficult.

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Wed
03
Jun

Meridian High School graduates class of 30

Dressed in their black togas and caps, the Meridian High School Class of 2015 were nervous, but happily so.  Last Friday they officially graduated after Meridian Independent School District Superintendent Dr. John  Horak declared they had all reachedthe necessary requirements to receive heir high school diplomas.

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Wed
03
Jun

Bosque rising

The torrential rains last Thursday had rivers and creeks in the area swelling and flowing  into the flood plain. Within 30 minutes, a cascade over the river bank flooded the Bosque Bottoms mid morning. The river came close to flooding Highway 22 near  the Lion’s Park. The River crested at 29.03 feet, as predicted  by the Bosque County Emergency Management. It  had risen 20 feet in six hours.

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Wed
03
Jun

Payne resigns as appraisal district director leaving unfulfilled term

Robert Payne is stepping down from the Bosque County Central Appraisal District board, in order to be appointed to the Middle Trinity Ground Water District board. Bylaws dictate he give up any other responsibilities with any other taxing entities. The BCCAD is governed by a board of five appointed directors and one non-voting member, the County Tax Assessor- Collector, Marilee Greenwood.
 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Class of 2015

With the processional offered by the Clifton High School Band, the 78 members of the Class of 2015 filed into the gymnasium for their evening of celebration. The invocation was offered by Shelden Dowden, the third highest ranking graduate, followed by a welcome by Superintendent Rhoda White. Retired councilor Arlene Olson, had all the students stand who would be attending schools of higher learning, then she also recognized those who had already signed into military service amidst a standing ovation for the students.
 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Bosque County rises to flood level in Clifton

As more rain fell overnight and into Friday morning, the Clifton City crew was out at 5:30 a.m. barricading the River Road due to flooding. At around 7:15, Bosque County Emergency Coordinator Tim Jeske walked up on the Old Iron Bridge, steadily talking on a phone. When done with the call, he reported to the crew on hand that the Bosque River was at 23-24 feet, currently, and estimated that it may rise another five feet due to the flood waters.
 

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