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09
Mar

Tallest Texan

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

According to Texas State Historian and prolific author of historical books on Texas and the Old West, Bill O’Neal, Houston was a larger than life leader, a Texas icon. It was General Houston that signed the Declaration of Independence on his 43rd birthday on March 2, 1836, to ride on to the historical victory over the Mexican President Santa Ana at San Jacinto.

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Wed
09
Mar

Recognize red flags

By Simone Wichers-Voss 

What does a booking officer do on a Friday night, when confronted with a distraught, confrontational  arrestee, under the influence of some substance or other, threatening to hurt herself? In larger jails, her behavior would have the in house psychiatrist or psychologist alerted straight away for an assessment on the danger to herself or others.

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Wed
09
Mar

Seeing Is Believin

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Of course winning the first place ribbon in your animal’s class at a livestock show is important, on a competitive level. But when it comes down to the hours and hours of disciplined dedication, careful preparation for a show and love for their animals and projects, the participating youth are all winners. 

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Wed
02
Mar

Walk the line

By Melinda Routh

A police officer notices a vehicle wiz past his parked patrol car late at night in downtown Meridian. The officer watches as the driver is floating across the street’s dividing line and begins to follow and observe the driver’s erratic and inconsistent speed. The patrol car’s flashing lights are a message to the erratic driver to pull over. 

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Wed
02
Mar

Sound financial move

By Simone Wichers -Voss

After selecting an architect and a contractor, it was time to hear presentations from financial advisors regarding the Bosque County Law Enforcement Center project. From the three companies presenting themselves, the Bosque County commissioners on Monday approved to enter into contract negotiations with U.S. Capital Advisors.

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Wed
02
Mar

Storm ready?

Have you ever stepped outside and saw a nasty looking cloud and wondered what it was? Hail Core? Tornado? If you have then the upcoming SKYWARN training is for you. The severe storm season of 2015 will not be forgotten. Over 60 tornadoes were confirmed in North and Central Texas. Thirteen people lost their lives due to these tornadoes, and over ten more were lost due to flash flooding.

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Wed
02
Mar

Further negotiations

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
To aid the establishment of a Shopko Retail business in Bosque County, Ashlee Abel from Clifton Mainstreet and Paige Key from the Clifton Chamber of Commerce already negotiated significant property tax abatements from the City of Clifton and Bosque County. Even with the demolition fence already up, the contract on the former Walls property site due to be signed Jan. 5 is still not closed.
 
Wed
02
Mar

Flippin’ Flat Jacks

By Melinda Routh
 
It’s that time of year again for the Clifton Lions Club. A least ,1200 freshly poured pancakes were skillfully grilled at the Clifton high school cafeteria on,Feb.23.
 
Wed
24
Feb

Local elections

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Many county cities and school boards have seats open for election come May 7. The deadline to announce candidacy in person was Feb. 19 and Feb. 23 for write-ins. In Clifton, both the city and the school district will not be holding an election in May. The city had three seats up for election, and all three incumbents J.W. Thiele, Stacy Sadler and Mike Schmidt refiled. At the school district, two seats were up for election and Alex Montes and Julie New refiled.

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Wed
24
Feb

Looking forward

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The beginning of a new calendar year always offers contract evaluations, considerations and salary adaptations for school administrators. In the Feb. 18 Meridian Independent School District School Board Meeting, all administrators – Athletic Director Chris Roberts, Assistant Principal Kathryn Roberts, Secondary School Principal Paul Booth, and Elementary School Principal Kim Edwards - received a year extension to their present contracts and a one percent raise. 

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