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Wed
16
Jul

Different directions

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Citing irreconcilable differences of opinion regarding job interpretation, David Duke tendered his resignation as the director of the Meridian Economic Development Corporation via email to all board members July 7. Since a 2002 ruling stating a verbal or written resignation for city officials and employees is effective immediately, board approval was not necessary.
 
Wed
16
Jul

Giving the green lights

By Carol Spicer.
 
During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, July 8, the council approved a new right-ofway for ATMOS Energy to run a pipeline through Clifton City Park. The new right-of-way will run basically along the river, just west of the sewer plant, and staying well east of the fairgrounds and rodeo arena. It was noted that it would be less destructive of trees, and will be safe for the city.

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Wed
16
Jul

West inducted by Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame

By Carol Spicer.
 
Ken West of Clifton will be inducted into the Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame on Friday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Gatesville City Auditorium. The introduction will offer some of his background which started back in the 1950’s while he was in high school in Virginia. He said he started playing old rock and roll, and it wasn’t until later that he started playing county.

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Wed
09
Jul

Assisting & Arresting

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Leading up to the July 4 weekend, law enforcement officers across the U.S. were gearing up for Operation Dry Water – the nation’s boating while intoxicated awareness and enforcement campaign. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in recreational boater deaths in the United States.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Celebrating independence

By Carol Spicer
 
Whether it was going to a parade, grilling hot dogs or watching fire works together, families came together to celebrate the three-day July 4 weekend. It was busy at the area lakes, including Lake Whitney and Lake Waco.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Dutch NATO troops train on Bosque battleground

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The distinctive low-frequency double rotor “thuck-thuck-thuck” and the accompanying motor whir of a Chinook helicopter is the first indication that something is about to happen. But it is difficult to tell where the sound is coming from. The heavy-lift heli suddenly rises above a north tree line at the Bosque County Texas Safari Ranch, the rotor wash whipping up grass, bending branches and sending leaves flurrying.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Red, White & Proud fills TBT

By Carol Spicer
 
A full house was on hand for the annual Red, White and Proud at the Tin Building Theatre Friday afternoon for a hour and half of patriotic and traditional music brought by a number of singers and musicians. Following a welcome by Steve Austin, Sheldon Dowden, on the grand piano, opened with the Star Spangled Banner.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Stars & Stripes

By Carol Spicer
 
Valley Mills filled with hundreds of residents and visitors for the annual Fourth of July parade on Friday morning. Longer than ever, the parade was filled with a multitude of floats, fire trucks, antique tractors, cars, kids, and even flying model airplanes.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Tolman offers chicken clinic

Dr. Deb Tolman and Rae Eubanks have set up a chicken raising and processing workshop for July 12. “We have designed an undeniably good, hands-on, educational chicken processing workshop, complete with music (I get that now).
 
Wed
02
Jul

Egret enclave

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
Morgan is experiencing a population explosion. For some reason, a whole colony – thousands of them - Cattle Egrets and one Little Blue Heron decided to claim the trees along Mary Street at the edge of a field. Each tree, three rows thick, is filled with egrets nesting on their eggs.
 

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