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Sep

Fish fry fun

By Elizabeth Devereaux
 
The 10th annual September fundraiser hosted by the Walnut Springs Historical Association was declared a solid success by Treasurer William Offutt who goes on to say that while attendance might have been down from years past the enthusiasm, donations and good food was anything but down.
 
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Sep

All kidding aside

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
There are many phrases including sheep and goats – “the black sheep of the family,” “getting some one’s goat,” ”separating the sheep from the goats,” and “a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” to name a few of the most common. But for quite a few area livestock ranchers sheep and goats are their staple, and it’s serious business.
 
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16
Sep

City passes budget

By Carol Spicer

During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the council passed the $1,930,632 budget as proposed, and the proposed tax rate of 0.4971 per $1,000 valuation for the tax year 2015-16. With the total anticipated income of $2,222,097.50, it should leave the city with a balance of $291,465.50.

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16
Sep

Filling The Gap

By Melinda Routh

Big cities activities are fine and dandy if you can get your expensive tickets well in advance. But Cranfills Gap Septemberfest held on the second Saturday of September is a small town event, that has been an absolute success now for 38 years, bringing small town charm and fun to all its visitors.

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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