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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.
 
Wed
02
Jul

In service

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
In an honorary ceremony, Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff swore in the Republican County Chairman, Janet Jackson to her position. “This is important for the local party,” Jackson said. “Having the judge swear us in adds to the weight of the moment and acknowledges the importance of the offices the chairmen hold.”
 
Wed
02
Jul

Fire destroys Fullers’ home

By Carol Spicer.
 
Following the recent devastation of Bob and Lorraine Fuller home, they and their children are all simply thankful that they all survived the fire. An explosion rocked Bob and Lorraine Fuller’s home at Norse causing the start of a devastating fire on Friday, June 20, around 10:30 p.m.
 
Wed
02
Jul

County roads drown through water erosion

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
The Clifton Record The recent rains were a godsend to agricultural Central Texas; the stock ponds are filling up, the cows are fat from fresh grass and the crops are flourishing. But with several significant cloud bursts, dry creeks turned to raging rivers and the caliche Bosque County roads turned into yellow torrents.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Texas Press recognizes Meridian Tribune

CORPUS CHRISTI - According to the Texas Press Association, Bosque County readers receive one of the best weekly newspapers in Texas. And at the 135th Annual Texas Press Association’s Convention held last week at the Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina Tower, the Meridian Tribune and The Clifton Record collected the awards to prove it.

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Wed
25
Jun

Honoring lawmakers

CORPUS CHRISTI — Four Texas legislators received the Texas Press Association’s top honor for public service June 20 at the newspaper association’s summer conference. Jim Moser, CEO of Moser Community Media and chair of the association’s legislative advisory committee, presented the awards to House Speaker Joe Straus, Sen. Rodney Ellis, Sen. Kevin Eltife and Rep. Todd Hunter.

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Wed
25
Jun

Commissioners approve new policy

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Recently appointed Bosque County Auditor Ken Reeves and Judge Dewey Ratliff felt the necessity to formalize procedures surrounding departmental purchases and to increase efficiency and accountability. At the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, the commissioners approved the 16-page document, which included some new procedures.

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Wed
25
Jun

Investigations Underway

By Carol Spicer.
 
Prior to Friday, June 6, Clifton Police Department had been conducting an investigation into the use and distribution of narcotics, specifically methamphetamine, in the area. “During the course of our investigation, we were able to identify a source from Meridian,” said Chief Trace Hendricks. “Officers made contact with Meridian PD Chief Chris Blanton and Bosque County Sheriff Anthony Malott who assisted with the investigation.

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Wed
18
Jun

Working together to fight county crime

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

On June 6, Clifton Police Chief Hendricks contacted Meridian Police Chief Chris Blanton regarding the sale of methamphetamines at a Meridian residence. During the course of the investigation, with Ryka the Meridian’s canine alerting to an illegal substance in the car, Matt Lee, 32, was arrested in the Brookshire Brother’s parking lot that afternoon in Meridian and charged with delivery of a controlled substance.
 
Wed
18
Jun

Dedicated to history

Under clear blue skies with a brisk breeze blowing the six flags of Texas, a historic marker was unveiled by the three living fourth-generation Morgan grandchildren at the Fulton Cemetery June 7. In 2011, Fulton Cemetery, located between Walnut Springs and Iredell, was designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery.
 

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