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Wed
29
Jun

For the time being

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

With the resignation of the Bosque County Treasurer April 25, the county was left without a treasurer. Early implementation of a new deposit system and asking an outside accounting firm to do the monthly bank reconciliations covered the important day to day operations of the treasurer’s office covered without compromise. But The Texas Association of Counties recommended the county fill the position on a temporary basis.

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Wed
22
Jun

Bridge still closed

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

Flood waters brought a great amount of debris pushing against the Highway 174 Bridge at Kimball Bend waters. The danger of the bridge flooding and the stress of the debris on the structure had the Texas Department of Transportation closed the bridge to traffic indefinitely. Two weeks later, motorists are still using the detour using the Brazos Point Bridge and at this time TxDOT is hoping reopening will be possible at the end of next week. 

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Shopper analysis

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

For a retailer, knowing where customers come from, why they shop in your town and how they shop is important information that can help improve sales. At the Clifton Economic Development Corporation meeting June 16, The Retail Coach’s Aaron Farmer showed the board some interesting data regarding shopping activity in Clifton.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Dedicated

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Her driver’s license was revoked last year, but that did not prevent her from coming to “work” three days a week. She now drives a new “Cadillac” – a sweet cream-colored golf cart – in the streets of Clifton. Her work: volunteering for the Clifton Meals on Wheels, at the dessert station.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Costly construction

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune

During the Bosque County Commissioners workshops, different scenarios regarding the crumbling Bosque County jail were discussed. Building a new jail was preferred to renovation or housing all inmates outside the county, if the construction costs could be kept under $8 million dollars. At that cost, the county would be able to finance the build through certificates of obligation, without raising taxes and going out for a bond election.

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Wed
22
Jun

Classic Cruising

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune

They were all beautiful. They were all unique. They were a sight to behold. Over 160 Henry’s Ladies came cruising down Highway 144 from Glenrose to Meridian at a leisurely pace on June 11 during their annual Model A Ford Texas Tour.

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Wed
22
Jun

Best of the best

Staff Report
Meridian Tribune

There’s nothing else quite like being named the best of the best among your peers and being called a “pro’s pro” in the process. But that’s exactly how The Clifton Record publisher Brett Voss was honored at the 137th Annual Texas Press Association Convention Saturday at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe in Montgomery.

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Wed
22
Jun

Expansion

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune

Clifton is adding yet another retail store to their town. Ranglers Convenience Stores is under contract to purchase the Highway 6 property on which currently Sulaks, former Hott Spot and Guys and Dolls barber shop are housed. The present buildings will be demolished. Ranglers owners Bradley and Brandon Haile introduced themselves at the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court June 13 and at Clifton City Council June 12.

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Wed
15
Jun

Color your world purple

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune

It seems the word “Cancer” is heard much too often, and for those battling the disease of family supporting or remembering a loved one, it is good to know there are people doing something about it. At the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event at the Cub Stadium in Clifton Saturday, purple was the color of hope, of celebration of life, of dear memories and of fighting back.

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Wed
15
Jun

Fun-Filled Festival

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune

It was a great day for outdoor activities – there was a nice breeze, some cloud cover. Perfect for BosqueFest and all the other activities that went on in and around Meridian on Saturday. The day started at Bosque Bottoms with a dance demonstration by the Central Texas Academy for Performing Arts students, a dog pageant and a cake contest. There was a bounce castle, a dunking booth and a variation of vendors.

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