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Tue
13
Dec

Christmas the cowboy way

By Nathan Diebenow

What do you get when you mix Gene Autry’s voice and Bugs Bunny’s wit with Santa Claus’s charm? You get The Riders in the Sky’s “Christmas The Cowboy Way” show at the Tin Building Theatre in Clifton on Saturday, December 10 – That’s what! The tin star carolers brought their unique brand of “Comedy and Western” nostalgia to the same stage around Christmastime last year.

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Tue
06
Dec

Lutefisk & Life

By Nathan Diebenow

In Texas, beef may be chief, but in Cranfills Gap, lutefisk is livsstila way of life. For 52 swings around the sun, the tiny town under Cranfills Mountain has rallied together to serve this unique fish dish on one night of the year as a fundraiser for its public school’s activities.

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Tue
06
Dec

Norse Jul: Clifton celebrates

By Simone Wichers-Voss

An integral part of the Norwegian Christmas Home Tour is the celebration of the Norwegian settlers that came to Bosque County in search of a better life and the chance to own some land. This year, two privately-owned historic Norwegian homes opened their doors to the public. Just by standing in these historic monuments, visitors could breathe in some history, transporting them back in time to the early European settlers in the county.

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Tue
06
Dec

BOSQUE CHRISTMAS

By Nathan Diebenow Alchemists are said to have spent their entire lives trying to figure out how to turn lead into gold. None succeeded. Had they been more patient, they may have seen the Norwegian Country Christmas Home Tour turn silver on Saturday, December 3.

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Tue
06
Dec

Season’s greetings

Christmas on the Bosque

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Lighted Park on River Street is already up and running, heralding in the Christmas season in Meridian.

Unfortunately, due to the extensive rain, Meridian Christmas parade and Santa visits were cancelled rescheduled to Dec. 10

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Tue
06
Dec

Christmas Cheer

Seasonal activites highlighted with parade

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In Bosque County, the Christmas season started on Friday night with a lighted parade in a dark, damp night, the shopping for gifts, shops and venues filled with welcoming music and the flickering of candles.

After getting a chill during Clifton’s lighted parade, visitors could trek to the Bosque Museum where they could enjoy the special Christmas with a German Accent exhibit.

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Tue
06
Dec

No nueces, no nuts, nothing

Non-existent harvest wreaks havoc on 2016 Pecan show

By Simone Wichers-Voss

For the second year in a row, Bosque County pecan harvester, nut enthusiasts were in for a disappointing season.

And it showed in the amount of entries to the Bosque County AgriLife Extension Office pecan show and baked goods Dec.1.

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Tue
29
Nov

Sound of music

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Enjoy the sounds of the season as the Bosque Chorale presents an encore performance of one of its more popular concerts, Agnus Dei, Lamb of God Born to Us. The concert features the songs of contemporary Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith interwoven with traditional carols. This moving work for narrator, soloists, and choir will be presented at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 8 at 7:30 pm.

 

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Tue
29
Nov

Not once, twice, but thrice

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Usually the Bosque County Commissioners unanimously approve business items on a court’s agenda, or if they are unsure about an item, they will table it. Not this Monday. On three occasions, Commissioner Pct. 3, Sammy Leach was the only commissioner voting against a motion on the table. With his opposition, Leach showed his personal views on the items, because in the end, all were approved three to one.

 

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Tue
29
Nov

Spieler salute

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Clifton resident Joan Spieler 1920-1997 is recognized as the visionary and driving force behind the creation of the Bosque County Conservatory of Fine Arts, now known as the Bosque Arts Center. It’s been thirty five years in the making, but on Nov. 19, the Bosque Arts Center unveiled a special tribute exhibit of Spieler’s original artwork and photography. Much of the art came from private collections and getting all the works together was thanks to BAC’s Program Director Deb Phinney.

 

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