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Fielden honored for essay

Awarded First Place at TXDAR State Level for her essay in the NSDAR Women's Issues essay contest, in the Family category, is Clifton resident Sue Fielden, Honorary Regent for the Bosque River Valley Chapter, National Society Daugh ters of the American Revolution.

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Joe Bryan set free; “It’s not over”

Former Clifton High School Principal Joe Bryan was released from Huntsville State Penitentiary this past Tuesday at 10:23 a.m. after he was granted parole for his conviction in the murder of Mickey Blue Bryan in 1985. Bryan exited the prison a free man for the first time in 33 years in the waiting arms of friends and family including his brother James Bryan. “I haven’t slept in two days,” said Bryant sometimes in tears, but always with a big smile across his face. Supporters including members of his law team, press corp from ProPolitical, members of the Texas Innocent Project to former classmates and students from Clifton High School waited for almost two hours in the cold chill of the Huntsville morning. All wearing the same red t-shirts with blueprinted text that read, “Justice for Joe.” “We had these made along time ago,” said James Bryan, who now is in his late 70’s. But it’s not over.” The strategy for Joe Bryan continues and according to members of the Innocence Project, it is the goal to send this case in front of the Supreme Court in search of a wrongful conviction and finally an exoneration for Joe Bryan. But that is for another day. Today Joe Bryan is a free man and will spend the next several days adjusting to his new environment living free, with his brother in an undisclosed location.

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