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City airport showcases renovation hanger

 

Members of the Airport Advisory Board, City Council, EDC, and others were on hand for a luncheon meeting at the Clifton Airport on Tuesday for a tour of the newly renovated hanger and talk of future projects. B.C. Bennett offered  information about the renovations, from the new skin and insulation on the inside, to the new light openings at the top, and the new Big Ass Fan that hangs below the high ceiling.
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Volcansek resigns from mayor's seat

 

Citing a desire to focus more time to personal interests, Clifton Mayor Fred Volcansek submitted a letter of resignation Monday afternoon and withdrew his name from the upcoming election. Pending the Clifton City Council officially accepting Volcansek's resignation, Mayor Pro-Tem J.W. Thiele will assume the mayor's seat until the local election May 11. Since the filing deadline to be included on the ballot closed last Friday, Alderman Richard Spitzer becomes the lone candidate for the vacated mayor’s seat. Volcansek withdrew on Monday, in time to have his name removed from the ballot.
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City debates reservoir expansion

 

At the end of a long Clifton City Council called meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27, a motion by Mayor Pro Tem J.W. Thiele was made “to retain attorney Val Perkins” to continue his legal work and lobbying in Austin for the expansion of the Clifton City Reservoir. The motion passed on a vote of three to two with Thiele and newly sworn in Alderman Tim Mayr, and Phillip Ramariz voting for; Aldermen Richard Spitzer and Joann Gloff voting “nay.”
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New chief appraiser appointed

 

The Bosque County Central Appraisal District Board of Directors met in open session Feb. 21 and appointed Marilee Greenwood as the new Chief Appraiser for Bosque County.
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Area teams raise Go Texan funds in Houston

 

Valley Mills' “Smokin Bubba’s” Cooking Team represented Bosque County during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s World Championship BBQ Cookoff held on the Reliant Stadium Parking Lot in Houston Feb.23-25. The Go Texan Committee expresses their appreciation to the “Smokin Bubba’s Cooking Team” with cooking team members Saul Valdez, Adrian Valdez and Damon Patterson for representing Bosque County, making the trip and cooking their best possible barbecue.
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Walk Across Texas event kicks off

 

Do you need to kick-start your exercise habits this spring? Or maybe you need some encouragement for your New Year's resolution to exercise? Walk Across Texas is the program for you! Walk Across Texas is a free, eight-week program designed to help Texans of all ages establish the habit of regular physical activity.
Tue
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County judge, sheriff up in arms over Orr’s bill

Bosque County Judge Cole Word

Texas District 58’s Representative Rob Orr (R) has introduced a bill – 83rd Legislature House Bill 958l – which has Bosque County employees up in arms. The bill would reduce the Texas County and District retirement system annual interest rate from seven to five percent. County Judge Cole Word and Sheriff Anthony Malott have uttered their disagreement in clear, strong terms. During the regular Commissioners’ Court session on Monday, the court approved a resolution strongly opposing the passage of HB958.

Tue
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Chamber Honors Schafers

Bob and Marge Schafer (left) werer honored by Brian Davis when he announced the Clifton Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd annual Chamber Banquet held Saturday.

During the 43th Annual Clifton Chamber of Commerce banquet on Saturday night, Bob and Marge Schafter were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, introduced by Brian Davis. “In my many years of friendship and working with this couple, I can’t think of anyone who has given more tirelessly and unselfishly of their time and talents to this community,” said Davis.

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Simple Simon’s Pizza opens new business in Meridian

Colorful red and yellow banners have been waving on the sidewalk at 210 Morgan Street, across from Barker’s Pharmacy since Feb. 12, indicating to passers-by that a new restaurant in town is open. Even without a large sign advertising the Simple Simon’s Pizza establishment, many people have found their way to Jesse McClure’s pizza restaurant already. “So far we’ve already had people in from Meridian, Morgan, Iredell and Walnut Springs,” McClure said. “And the age varies from high school kids to seniors. I’d love my place to be a hangout for kids after school

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Mayor’s seat, two aldermen up for local election

Being an alderman or council member means serving the community by helping run the city. During a regular city council meeting, it was announced that three of the six Meridian City Council positions are up for election on May 11: the seat for Mayor Johnnie Hauerland and two council members – Jeff Hicks and Rachel Stauffer. Should a citizen want to serve the community by assisting in managing the city’s government, in

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