Lifestyle

Tue
14
Feb

Love Is In The Air

Citizens share their thoughts on their Valentines

By Simone Wichers-Voss

With many people celebrating their special loved ones on Valentine’s Day this week, the Meridian Tribune asked several people to share their thoughts on their one-andonly.

They shared what they fell in love with, their partner’s best and worst trait, what makes them smile thinking of them, what song they would dedicate to them, their favorite meal together, and what they considered the best Valentine’s gift or gesture.

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Tue
14
Feb

A Step Back In Time

Meridian nearly repossessed before it even became a town

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Bosque County Collection is a library, archives, and research center for the local history of Bosque County. Established in 1983 by the Bosque County Historical Commission, its mission is to collect and preserve valuable and irreplaceable historic as well as current materials about the county and make them readily available to researchers. Valuable and irreplaceable historical materials pertaining to Bosque County have been saved by the Collection - many of these historical materials are not available anywhere else.

Over the years she was manager at the Bosque Collection, Ruth Crawford has come across many interesting articles about Meridian and Bosque County. Before she retires in March she offered to share some of them with our readers of the Meridian Tribune.

Tue
07
Feb

Seeking volunteers

by Nathan Diebenow 

What are things that make you feel good? Things in which you find comforting?

Imagine specific things like persons, places, things, and ideas or beliefs. But answer as if you’re a child, a pre-teen, a teenager, or even a young adult.

Maybe sweet potatoes during Thanksgiving come to mind, or your grandmother’s rocking chair is something you equate with comfort. Or perhaps it’s your old friends, your pet dog, the hymns sung in church, or the Internet.

 

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Tue
31
Jan

Whipple’s last stand

Local preservationists aim to save historical bridge Meridian Tribune

By Nathan Diebenow

The clock is ticking on a piece of local history. A group of local preservationists say time is running out to save a 133-yearold, wrought iron bridge from closure in Bosque County.

The Whipple Truss Bridge is the only one of its kind still in use in the State of Texas and one of fewer than 40 in service in the United States.

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Tue
24
Jan

Meridian’s new boy toy

City Public Works breaks in much-needed new back hoe

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The City of Meridian bit the bullet and purchased a new backhoe recently, much to the delight of the Public Works employees.

Now working a ditch or other heavy dirt work is a cinch, and everybody wants to give the new, shiny piece of equipment a try.

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Tue
24
Jan

Initiating lion cubs

Meridian Lions Club inducts junior members

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The Lion’s Club is a civic organization – global leaders in community service. They have a youth program, the Leo Club Program. Through the Leo Club Program, young people serve as positive agents of change within their communities. These young leaders develop valuable leadership skills, make new friends and have fun.

Both Leo’s and Lions are focused on four main areas: sight, youth, environment and feeding the hungry Meridian Lion member Weldon Hamilton always had the dream to create a Leo Club in Meridian and during the Jan. 17 regular meeting that dream became a reality.

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Tue
17
Jan

Prescribing psychologists

HB 593 aims to grant psychologists prescriptive authority Meridian Tribune What’s Going On

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Mental health is as important and as essential to physical health. Yet in Texas, the amount of psychiatrists and psychologists is reducing. Bosque County is one of the 207 out of 254 counties in Texas that has been identified as a Mental Health Shortage Area, as stated in the Texas Department of State Health Services Mental Health Workforce Shortage in Texas report, February 2014.

Representative Dustin Burrows of Lubbock filed HB 593, which would increase availability of services in those areas where no psychiatric physician is now practicing. People seeking mental health care are often put on waiting lists for three-four months.

Tue
10
Jan

Trying to fix broken system

TASB says new school accountability system remains flawed

AUSTIN – The 84th Legislature passed House Bill 2804, changing the Texas school accountability system so that every campus and district receives one of five ratings from A-F. The ratings will be issued for the first time in August 2018.

The law requires the Texas Education Agency to present a preliminary work-in-progress report noting potential grades by domain to be issued to the legislature by Jan. 1, 2017.

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Tue
10
Jan

Tin Building Theatre brings more comedy

The Bosque Arts Center Tin Building Theatre has provided family-oriented comedy, drama and musicals for appreciative Central Texas audiences for over 30 years.

This spring they are bringing another side-splitting offering from the writing team of Jones, Hope, & Wooten to Clifton.

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Tue
03
Jan

Fun with food

By Kate Whitney+

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bosque County will offer accredited Food Handlers courses in August to help food retail locations meet the requirements of the Texas Food Establishment Rules. The Texas Food Establishment Rules are in place to safeguard public health and provide consumers food that is safe and honestly presented. All food retail establishments in Texas are required to follow these rules, including recent revisions went into effect on October 1, 2015. A major change in the revision rules is a requirement that all food employees must complete an accredited food handlers training program within 60 days of employment, effective September 1, 2016. The Food Handler’s Certificate is also required for anyone who wishes to sell food under the Cottage Food Law

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