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03
Aug

Win-Win Scenario

The Bosqueville Gators honor America before the first pitch of their game in the Boys 10U Open Baseball Tournament in Meridian last week (above); Boston French and Romeo Garcia watch as their team steps up on offense during the state tournament in Meridian last week (below left).

 

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Wed
03
Aug

County posts proposed budget

By Simone Wichers-Voss Bosque County’s preliminary budget as prepared by the County Auditor’s office was ready to be posted on the county website after three budget workshops. It takes around $8 million to run the county. On July 29, the public could see for themselves, all the items the Bosque County Commissioners have seen and discussed. Prior to public hearings and the setting of the 2016-17 tax rate all figures – like the final property appraisal figure - will be updated, and fine tuning adaptations made in August. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Meridian%20TribuneID88/

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03
Aug

Creative income

By Simone Wichers-Voss

For any small, rural town the main sources of income other than property taxes, are water sales, sewage and waste fees, sales tax and some Hotel-motel tax. Occasionally a state or federal grant can be found for a specific project. Whereas Clifton’s finances are in pretty good shape at the moment, they are always on the lookout for new avenues for additional funding and income.

 

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Wed
03
Aug

Sharing valuable retail insights

By Justin Green

How often do people eat at local restaurants? Where do people go to after shopping at the grocery store? Where do they work? Over the past months, these questions are being answered for Clifton retailers. With help of an Austin-based company, The Retail Coach, the Clifton Chamber of Commerce and Clifton Mainstreet are tracking the spending habits of people who shop, eat and spend time in Clifton.  

 

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Wed
03
Aug

Back On The Grid

By Justin Green

After winning second in state last year, the Clifton band looks to continue excellence with the new composition. “Make something better” is what assistant band director Bryan Bronstad said before he counted off a marching tempo for the Clifton High School marching band when they hit the marching field for the first time after summer vacation – as yet still without their instruments - Thursday. 

 

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Wed
27
Jul

Discord, dispute and disunity

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

What started as a standard tweaking of the City of Meridian personnel policy to avoid grey areas of interpretation has turned into discord and dispute, making working together difficult. At the July 19 Meridian City Council meeting, it became evident that the council is split of several issues, to the point of uttered profanities and personal accusations.

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Wed
27
Jul

PHOTOGRAPHIC FUN

BY JUSTIN GREEN

Photography is more than just point and shoot. Armed with with iPhone cameras, point and shoot cameras and digital cameras, youth met for the Bosque County Extension Service’s Summer Fun Days photography workshop July 19 taught by Donna Quarles.

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Wed
27
Jul

Pro tempore

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

With the illness and passing of Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff, the Commissioners’ Court could choose to go either of two routes: appoint a temporary judge or leave the position open until the Nov. 8 general elections. Following the Texas Association of Counties advice, and looking at the projects needing decisions and completion soon – the workshops regarding a new jail and the 2016-17 county budget - , they decided to appoint an interim judge Monday. eir choice out of three capable candidates was Meridian resident and retired engineer Don Pool.

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Wed
27
Jul

Be Zika safe

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Reports on the Zika virus and its effects on unborn babies in South and Central America might not seem very relevant to Central Texas residents. But the threat is starting to edge in and people should be aware of the effects and take precautions to avoid getting mosquito bites. Illness caused by Zika is usually mild with symptoms similar to those accompanying a flu like fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, which last for several days to a week.

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Wed
27
Jul

Filling the gap

By Simone Wichers-Voss

With the illness and demise of Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff, the Commissioners’ Court could choose to go either of two routes: appoint a temporary judge or leave the position open until the Nov. 8 general elections. Following the Texas Association of Counties advice, and looking at the projects needing decisions and completion soon – the workshops regarding a new jail and the 2016- 17 county budget - , they decided to appoint an interim judge Monday. Their choice out of three capable candidates was Meridian resident and retired engineer Don Pool.   

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