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Chief facilitator

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Once a month the Meridian Chamber of Commerce holds a member luncheon, inviting different community members to speak about their business or work.

On July 13, Meridian Mayor Daniel Yguerabide was guest speaker at the luncheon, introducing himself to the community and explaining his plans for his upcoming term.

Yguerabide sees his task as Mayor as being the chief facilitator between Meridian residents, city employees, city council and different agencies, always keeping the best interest for the city’s residents first.

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Taking steps

By Simone Wichers-Voss

With the lifespan of the present Bosque County jail coming to an end, and demolition somewhere around the corner, several local civic organizations and individuals were thinking ahead and started thinking on how to turn an eyesore into a city asset.

AgriLife Extension Family Consumer Science agent Kate Whitney was involved in discussions with these organizations about plans for a park/ splash pad/amphitheatre/ community garden/rest rooms on that location, and possibly adding some walking trails.

In the meantime, several local organizations came to the Meridian Economic Development Corporation asking for financial assistance with some of these projects.

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City officials under investigation

By Brett Voss

Based on a leaked Meridian Police Department case file and a patrol vehicle dashboard camera recording, KXXV News Channel 25, the ABC network affiliate in Waco, filed a report July 10 alleging five Meridian city officials were under investigation for either holding illegal meetings or misusing official information.

According to the KXXV report, Meridian Police Sgt. Curtis Rust filed an offense report on June 15 listing Meridian Mayor Daniel Yguerabide, City Administrator Marie Garland, along with Aldermen Liz Davis, Ryan Nieuwenhuis and Shawn Stauffer.

The offense listed Yguerabide, Nieuwenhuis and Stauffer as conspiring to hold secret deliberations allegedly violating the Open Meetings Act, and listed Davis and Garland as misusing official information.

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Letters to D.C.

By Nathan Diebenow

Clifton’s mayor recently sent a letter urging the White House to continue funding a federal grant program that directs dollars for public infrastructure improvements to America’s heartland.

The letter was one of several to state and national elected representatives by Mayor James Heid calling attention to the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

“The elimination of the CDBG program funding will have a chilling impact and unintended negative consequences for many small and rural Texas communities through the state, including Clifton, Texas,” the mayor’s letter said.

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Breaking ground on jail

By Simone Wichers-Voss

With dozers at work in the background, billowing white clouds against a stark blue sky in the heat of the midday sun, people gathered on a construction site next to the Riverside Baptist Church on FM 2840.

It was the official groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the new Bosque County Law Enforcement Center, with representatives present of many county agencies, SouthWest Architects and Sedalco, the construction company and a few interested citizens.

“A lot of people worked hard to make this possible,” Bosque County Judge Don Pool said, not only regarding the preparations of the actual ceremony, but also alluding to the many months of deliberations preceding the actual bond election to finance the new facility.

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Adrenaline Rush

By Nathan Diebenow

Rodeo is just another word for freedom.

The Clifton Rodeo gave young and old alike liberating experiences during its 66th annual event they will never forget.

Spectators and contestants descended on the Clifton Rodeo Arena from all across Texas Friday and Saturday evenings, July 14-15, to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of what a traditional rodeo is supposed to be – an adrenaline rush.

The Clifton Chamber of Commerce’s Rodeo Parade kicked off the weekend’s activities with a sugar rush through historic downtown Clifton.

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Glowing golf

By Simone Wichers-Voss

For those who had missed out on fire works on the Fourth of July, they got another chance to watch a great display, up close and personal, complete with patriotic music. As dusk drew over the land, the golfers settled down for another bottle of water to avoid dehydration, families came out to the Bosque Valley Golf Course for the fireworks and food truck offerings Saturday.

The golf course offered two chances to play four man scramble – a six o’clock tee off for those not afraid of the heat, and a crazy, glow-inthe- dark version with LEDlighted fairways and greens after the fireworks. Part of the entry fees went towards funding the fireworks display.

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Moving forward

By Simone Wichers-Voss

After a couple of tumultuous weeks in Meridian city politics, ending in the resignation of Meridian Police Chief Chris Blanton, it seems that many are anxious to put the incidents behind them.

Meridian’s Mayor Daniel Yguerabide and the city council spent a lot of time deliberating changes and adaptations to be made moving forward during the city council meeting Monday. There were over 25 people present to witness the council at work

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Back Pack Blood

By Simone Wichers-Voss

In general giving blood is rewarding. The donor knows they are saving lives by giving a little time and effort to give blood. On Sunday, giving blood during a special Carter BloodCare drive at the Meridian Courthouse was doubly rewarding.

Because as just one pint of blood can save up to three lives, this blood drive raised money to save a child going hungry on the weekend. This spring, the Ministerial Alliance started a Back Pack Program which offers children from families that have signed up, a Friday back pack with food items for the weekend.

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Clean energy

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Among all the renewable energy sources available on earth, solar energy is one of the most widely used renewable source of energy. And the production of solar energy is eco-friendly – no emissions, no noise - with low impact on the land and is a high-technology operation

Turning Point Energy Whitney Solar LLC is hoping to harness the sun’s free energy source by developing a 102 acre field with solar panels near Kopperl for a 10 Megawatt facility. The facility located between County Road 1145 and 1155 will distribute the energy generated to a local, existing grid operated by United Cooperative.

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