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Wed
03
Jun

Fundamental fun

Hey y’all, Hank, canine Head of Ranch Security is back to combat summer reading loss again  Keeping the kids reading in the summer is fun-damental, Hank the Cowdog said recently.  Together with the Meridian Tribune Hank is on the ongoing mission to solve “The Mystery of Summer  Reading loss,” called the summer setback. The reading skills just fly  out the window, along with the desire to do anything difficult.

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Wed
03
Jun

Meridian High School graduates class of 30

Dressed in their black togas and caps, the Meridian High School Class of 2015 were nervous, but happily so.  Last Friday they officially graduated after Meridian Independent School District Superintendent Dr. John  Horak declared they had all reachedthe necessary requirements to receive heir high school diplomas.

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Wed
03
Jun

Bosque rising

The torrential rains last Thursday had rivers and creeks in the area swelling and flowing  into the flood plain. Within 30 minutes, a cascade over the river bank flooded the Bosque Bottoms mid morning. The river came close to flooding Highway 22 near  the Lion’s Park. The River crested at 29.03 feet, as predicted  by the Bosque County Emergency Management. It  had risen 20 feet in six hours.

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Wed
03
Jun

Payne resigns as appraisal district director leaving unfulfilled term

Robert Payne is stepping down from the Bosque County Central Appraisal District board, in order to be appointed to the Middle Trinity Ground Water District board. Bylaws dictate he give up any other responsibilities with any other taxing entities. The BCCAD is governed by a board of five appointed directors and one non-voting member, the County Tax Assessor- Collector, Marilee Greenwood.
 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Class of 2015

With the processional offered by the Clifton High School Band, the 78 members of the Class of 2015 filed into the gymnasium for their evening of celebration. The invocation was offered by Shelden Dowden, the third highest ranking graduate, followed by a welcome by Superintendent Rhoda White. Retired councilor Arlene Olson, had all the students stand who would be attending schools of higher learning, then she also recognized those who had already signed into military service amidst a standing ovation for the students.
 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Bosque County rises to flood level in Clifton

As more rain fell overnight and into Friday morning, the Clifton City crew was out at 5:30 a.m. barricading the River Road due to flooding. At around 7:15, Bosque County Emergency Coordinator Tim Jeske walked up on the Old Iron Bridge, steadily talking on a phone. When done with the call, he reported to the crew on hand that the Bosque River was at 23-24 feet, currently, and estimated that it may rise another five feet due to the flood waters.
 
Wed
27
May

Pass the gas

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
A Lone Star Express Pipeline is currently under construction across Central Texas. A portion of the 24-30 inch pipeline will run across the northern part of Bosque County, north of Morgan.
 

 

Wed
27
May

Leaving the colony

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Short but sweet, is how one might describe Meridian High School Principal Verl O’Bryant’s term at the school. After just one year, O’Bryant is exchanging Central exas for the foothills of the Rockies, just south of Denver, for personal reasons.
 

 

Tue
26
May

Rememberance

Due to the inclement weather on Monday, the annual Memorial Day service and the dedication of the new Veterans’ Monument in Heritage Plaza were both held in the Clifton Civic Center. Commander David Conrad opened the service thanking everyone for coming, and introduced speaker Lt. Col. Jeremiah Jette, a Battalion Commander at Fort Hood.

 

Tue
26
May

CISD canvases recent election results

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