News

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.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

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.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

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.
 
Wed
06
Aug

Army Strong

By Carol Spicer.

Maj. Micah Bell, son of Betty Murdoch of Clifton, received a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel during a ceremony on July 20 at Patriot Hall Auditorium Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas. The oath of office was given by Col. Robert Smothers, followed by special remarks from Lt. Col. Bell. The pinning and epaulets were presented by Mrs. Jamie Bell, Owen Bell and Zane Bell.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Mosquito-borne viruses on the rise

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Everybody will have noticed that the warmer temperatures and rainy weather have brought out a variety of insects. The Texas Department of State Health Services has been reporting for two mosquito-borne viruses, Chikungunya and West Nile. On July 7, confirmed the first case of the viral chikungunya disease in Texas.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Too little, too much

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

In June, Bosque County received over 11 inches of rain in a very short period. It caused significant damage to the county’s gravel roads in particular. Two roads were completely washed out. Bosque County Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Jeske informed the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court on Monday, he had documented the damage and submitted a report requesting disaster relief at the Governor’s office for approximately $160,000 to repair the roads to the pre-existing state.
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News