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Wed
20
Aug

Commissioners approve salary raise

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Last year, all Bosque County employees received the first salary raise in five years of $1 per hour. After some deliberation, Bosque County commissioners unanimously approved a four percent salary increase for elected officials during a special session Monday.
 
Wed
20
Aug

Tater Triumph

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

More is more. More people came. More people bought cakes. And people signed up for the added silent auction. This all led to $ 1,500 more donations than last year. The annual baked potato fundraiser luncheon last Tuesday for the North Bosque Helping Hands food pantry brought in over $4,500.
 
Wed
20
Aug

Getting financially sound

By Carol Spicer.

Following the regular Clifton City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, along with a brief budget workshop, the Council approved a proposed roll-back tax rate of .497127. The first public hearing will be held on Aug. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Council chambers at City Hall, and the second public hearing is set for Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Council chambers.
 
Wed
20
Aug

Top performance

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

The Texas Education Agency released the 2014 state accountability system ratings Aug. 8 for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings reveal that 90 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Dow Chemical promotes 1972 MHS graduate

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

To polymerize is to chemically link smaller molecules together to form a larger molecule. Since 1976, Jim Cooper has been linking the smaller molecules in his career at Dow Chemical. Recently the molecules polymerized to a promotion as Senior Research Scientist.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Dealing with adversity

By Carol Spicer.
 
Valley Mills City Hall was closed last week while the city judge and secretary remain on administrative leave while Texas Rangers investigate allegations of possible impropriety. During regular session of the Valley Mills City Council on Monday evening City Hall was filled to a standing room only capacity with citizens hoping to hear what is happening in the city.

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Wed
13
Aug

Steeling Supplies

By Carol Spicer.
 
Garrett Manahan of Nucor Steel of Jewett recently donated 22,260 pounds of steel in various forms to the Ag and Career Technology Department at Clifton ISD following a request for the steel made by Instructor Jason Whitney. Having worked at LHoist North America in the past, Whitney got Craig Dunlap and Kelly Payne on board for transportation of the steel.

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Wed
06
Aug

MISD presents new budget

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

For taxpayers, the bottom line of the 2014 proposed Meridian Independent School District budget is a two cent increase in tax rate to $1.34 per $100 property value. For an average home-owner in the school district’s area their property taxes will increase slightly with $5.64 per year. The MISD tax rate is unchanged at $1.04, but to meet the current obligations regarding the school debts, Superintendent Dr. John Horak suggested a two- cent increase at a school board budget workshop Monday, generating $1,463,725 in tax revenue.
 
Wed
06
Aug

No health hazard

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

After a baby boom in a cattle egret colony on Mary Street in Morgan, residents are concerned about young flightless birds dying and possible health hazards. “There are dead birds everywhere,” Celina Garcia said. “With the smell and the flies we are worried about our health. Dad noticed how the birds are crossing the road to the window units for water.”
 
Wed
06
Aug

Coming to terms

By Carol Spicer.

Clifton Economic Development Corporation Treasurer Drew Leigh attended the called Clifton City Council meeting on Thursday afternoon, to address the council regarding a payoff of the EDC loan to the Red Caboose Winery. With several council members not aware of the history of the original loan, Leigh explained that there were two loans, one for $50,000, then a second loan for $120,000, with the stipulation that $30,000 could be forgiven pending upping the number of employees.
 

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