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Wed
12
Nov

Changing of the guard

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
A jail is a business, albeit with special requirements. As such there is a definite chain of command; the Sheriff as boss, then his chief deputy, and then the jail administrator. The jail administrator is the correctional facility’s manager, overseeing the daily operations, fostering a healthy environment and presiding over the physical facility.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Running red

By Brett Voss
 
Going into the 2014 mid-term elections, the Bosque County Republicans knew that local Democrats were working hard to reorganize in an attempt to regain some footing it what had historically always been a Texas county dominated by the Democrats.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Stretching Success

By Carol Spicer
 
The fifth annual Bosque County Go Texan Extravaganza was deemed a success by the crew that were kept busy Saturday evening as the Armory filled with hundreds of visitors wishing to enjoy the stretch auction, the rib eye steaks, and the entertainment of Stoney Gable of Troubadour fame
 
Wed
05
Nov

Aiming for the fairway

By Simone Wichers -Voss
 
A bunker in golf terms is a depression in bare ground that is usually covered with sand. It is also called a “sand trap,” and it is considered a hazard under the Rules of Golf. The Bosque Valley Golf Course is presently in a bunker, losing a significant amount per month in the past three years. Dwindling membership, high maintenance costs in the drought have caused the local nine-hole golf course to make serious cut backs, like terminating the Golf Pro’s employment and stopping the popular Wednesday evening scrambles.
 
Wed
05
Nov

NCBC fundraiser nearly doubles last year’s efforts

By Simone Wichers -Voss
 
It all came together. Great banter. Enthusiastic spotters. Committed bidders. All contributing to a great atmosphere and ultimately creating a successful fundraiser. Thanks to the above, the Oct. 25 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff fundraiser drew in over $13,000.
 
Wed
05
Nov

Halloween fun

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The last day of October - THE night to get dressed up in your best costume, and hit the streets for some sweet treats. In Meridian, Police Chief Chris Blanton initiated plans to expand the traditional Halloween on Main Street to Halloween on the Square.
 
Wed
05
Nov

Big, better, best

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Highest bids at the fundraising auction, longest parade ever, best vendor selection, perfect weather for beer and barbecue, 197 pit bosses and their crews and long lines of visitors buying tickets and People’s Choice voters: these all describe the 2014 National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Saturday, Oct. 25. There were more side attractions, like a celebrity cookoff, a wine-tasting tent and a crew shooting a commercial for Omaha Steaks.
 
Wed
05
Nov

Trick Or Treating

By Carol Spicer
 
Everyone downtown was smiling as the streets filled with ghosts and goblins and witches and princesses for the annual Trick or Treat on Main Street. The streets and crossings were manned by members of the Clifton Volunteer Fire Department to keep everyone safe, and adults seemed to be enjoying seeing all the kid’s costumes.
 
Wed
05
Nov

CISD bond election determined a tie

By Carol Spicer
 
After five months of discussion in Clifton regarding the vote count for the Clifton Independent School District’s $23 million bond which was placed on the May election ballot, the issue finally went to court for a formal decision. An Agreed Judgment was settled Oct. 21, before the trial even started on Oct. 28 in the 220th Judicial District in Bosque County. The Agreed Judgment noted that the CISD Board of Trustees ordered a bond election on May 10. The election was administered and conducted by the City of Clifton.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Building a better Texas

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
When David Winkler retired his post in September, Texas A&M District Extension Administrator Donald Kelm, the local AgriLife Extension office and the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court all knew it might be a challenge to find a new, qualified and capable AgriLife AG and Natural Resources Agent for Bosque County.
 

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