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Frozen

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The weather services had predicted inclement weather with frozen rain, sleet and snow for several days. But as usual with weather reports, they are not definite, they are projections. And only time would tell whether Bosque County would be hit by a late bout of winter weather.
 
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Feb

Unit system splits Commissioners’ Court

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It lies in people’s nature to avoid change; even if the change is for the better in the long run. Changing the system governing county road maintenance proves no exception. At the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Commissioners Douglas Day and Durwood Koonsman voted against a possible change in the county’s road maintenance going to public vote.
 
Wed
25
Feb

CenTex Youth Fair fundraiser successful

By Carol Spicer
The Clifton Record
Everyone working on the annual FFA and 4-H fundraiser dinner and auction held Saturday evening at Womack Hall deemed it a huge success. Over 200 friends and family showed up to enjoy the fajita dinner and purchase a wide variety of items from the silent auction. All hands were on deck, as Jason Whitney, ag instructor and a multitude of others manned the grill outside cooking up pounds and pounds of chicken, beef, and vegetables for the fajitas. Inside, crews put out desserts and all the fixings for the dinner.

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25
Feb

Historical Honor

By Carol Spicer
The Clifton Record
With a large crowd on hand, the CLIFTEX Theatre hosted the Texas Historical Commission’s presentation of the Texas Treasure Business Awards on Friday evening. Sen. Brian Birdwell was on hand to present the individual awards. Rustin Qualls of Clifton Main Street welcomed everyone and talked about the awards and how the businesses have all supported Clifton and the State of Texas for well over 50 years, adding that most have been in business over 100 years.

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Wed
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Feb

Commissioners’ Court split over unit system

By Simone Wichers-Voss
The Clifton Record
It lies in people’s nature to avoid change; even if the change is for the better in the long run. Changing the system governing county road maintenance proves no exception. At the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Commissioners Douglas Day and Durwood Koonsman voted against a possible change in the county’s road maintenance going to public vote. Commissioners Ronnie Liardon and Sammy Leach approved bringing the issue to vote and approving a May 9 special election ballot. Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff cast the deciding vote overruling Day’s and Koonsman’s opposition. In the present road maintenance system - the precinct system - each commissioner is responsible for their precincts road maintenance, including the necessary manpower and equipment.
Wed
18
Feb

County jail back on the agenda

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Maintenance issues have plagued the aging Bosque County jail. These issues have resulted in having to house inmates out of county pending repairs, at great cost to the county. On request of the Bosque County Judge and Commissioners, the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Office was asked to issue monthly reports on the jail. Jail Administrator Mary Farley offered her first report with specific information at the Commissioners’ Court Feb. 9.

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Wed
18
Feb

Taking care of business

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
In the January Meridian City Council meeting, council members requested additional information regarding a grant request to the Meridian Economic Development Corporation from the Bosque Valley Golf Course for a new well pump. In the Feb. 9 meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve the grant, adding some financial security by making the financial assistance a loan, and to dismiss $1,000 per year on the note.

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Wed
18
Feb

Pistols, Passion & Pasta

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Giuseppe Pepi Roni was found murdered in the kitchen of his renowned New York City eatery La Speranza. Pepi was shot in the back with his own pistol. On Valentine’s Evening, his family and friends gathered to pay their respects to poor Pepi and to eat an Italian feast in his honor. One of them turned out to be the murderer.

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Wed
18
Feb

Candidates file for local elections

With the local election on the horizon, candidates may apply for seats on local city councils and school boards until Feb. 27.
The City of Clifton will have three seats in the election which are currently held by Mayor Richard Spitzer, and two aldermen, Raymond Zuehlke and Kristi Fehler.
 
Wed
18
Feb

City considers water cures

During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the council approves a letter that must be sent
to all the residents, regarding the THM levels in the water, and noted that at this time the water is safe to drink.
Mayor Richard Spitzer said that the EPA requires a letter to be sent on the three-month average when THM levels go
above accepted levels; however he noted that he was given permission to note at the top of the letter that the water is currently safe to drink.
 

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