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Wed
11
Mar

Lake Whitney promotion, patrol costs eyed

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS
MERIDIAN TRIBUNE
Besides the fact that Bosque County to date has already received 90 percent of its annual revenue from taxes already – Bosque County residents are known for taking their responsibilities and paying their taxes on time - the main issue on the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court agenda Monday was Lake Whitney, the main tourist attraction in the area. e commissioners approved a contract – pending approval by the County Attorney Natalie Koehler - allocating 97 percent of Hotel-Motel taxes in unincorporated areas in the county to the Lake Whitney Board of Tourism, and the law enforcement effort at the Lake expected of Bosque County deputies.

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Wed
04
Mar

Viva La Voce

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Flying in from Nice, France last Thursday, sublime soprano Amy Christianna Blake brought international allure, resonating spectacular vocals and operatic flair to the small Central Texas town on a wintery wet Sunday afternoon with her  program “Shall We Dance.”The Tin building theatre in Clifton audience was mesmerized in an exceptional recital by Blake and accompanying pianist Mary Dibbern, the Dallas Opera’s music director for education and family programs. Be ready for a spectacular afternoon of music worthy of the Bass Hall, the Meyerson or the Houston Opera, Punky Penberthy said in her introduction.. 

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Wed
04
Mar

Vehicle inspection procedure due for change

By Simone Wichers-Voss

House Bill 2305 passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature requires the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to implement a single certificate system to replace the current two certificate system to indicate  that a vehicle has both passed the compulsoryvehicle inspection and been registered.  HB-2305 establishes a registration-basedsystem for enforcement of motor vehicle inspection  requirements.This means that, as of March 2, 2015 vehicles in Texas are no longer required to have an inspection sticker. However a vehicle is still required to be inspected. 

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Wed
04
Mar

Click away

The Bosque County Photography Guild is once more presenting their annual Bosque County Photography Contest. Entries must be received by March 30. Notification  of judge’s selection is by April 16.The show opens April 25. Each year the guild selects five photo categories. The 2015 Bosque County Photo Show Categories are: 

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Wed
04
Mar

Lifetime of Service

By Carol Spicer

The 45th annual Clifton Chamber of Commerce filled the Western Town Saloon at Texas Safari Saturday evening with dinner, live music, an auction, stretch raffle and loads of laughter and fun. The theme was Kick up your Heels” and it seemed as everyone came ready to party. Chamber President Chris Sproles welcomed everyone to the banquet, and introduced the award presentations. 

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Wed
04
Mar

CenTex Youth Fair kicks off this week

By Carol Spicer

 

The annual Central Texas Youth Fair will take place all week at the fairgrounds in Clifton with the judging of the Home Economics Show on Tuesday, followed by the  judging of the cakes on Wednesday,and the arrival of the livestock and ag mechanics on Thursday.  The new Broiler Show will beheld Thursday evening at 6 p.m., followed by the Rabbit show at 7:30 p.m. Friday will be a full day of shows, starting with the ag mechanics show at 8 a.m., lamb show at 9, goat show at noon, the swine show at 3 p.m., and the steer show at 6 p.m. The annual Pre 4-H sheep halter class will be at 7:30 p.m. ” 

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Wed
04
Mar

CHS principal resigns

By Carol Spicer

During the week of Feb 16-20, Clifton Independent School District learned that threatening comments about Clifton High School Principal Sharon Bergman were posted to the  social media website Yik Yak.Following investigations by the  Clifton Police Department and theClifton Independent School District,  the threats were determined to be ahoax resulting in Bergman’s resignation. “Since learning of this matter, we have been in constant collaboration with the Clifton Police Department to assess the seriousness of this threat,” CISD Superintendent Rhoda White said. “Fortunately, the police have informed us that these comments were a hoax and do not pose a credible threat to the safety of our students or employees.” 

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Wed
25
Feb

Frozen

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The weather services had predicted inclement weather with frozen rain, sleet and snow for several days. But as usual with weather reports, they are not definite, they are projections. And only time would tell whether Bosque County would be hit by a late bout of winter weather.
 
Wed
25
Feb

Unit system splits Commissioners’ Court

By Simone Wichers-Voss

It lies in people’s nature to avoid change; even if the change is for the better in the long run. Changing the system governing county road maintenance proves no exception. At the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Commissioners Douglas Day and Durwood Koonsman voted against a possible change in the county’s road maintenance going to public vote.
 
Wed
25
Feb

CenTex Youth Fair fundraiser successful

By Carol Spicer
The Clifton Record
Everyone working on the annual FFA and 4-H fundraiser dinner and auction held Saturday evening at Womack Hall deemed it a huge success. Over 200 friends and family showed up to enjoy the fajita dinner and purchase a wide variety of items from the silent auction. All hands were on deck, as Jason Whitney, ag instructor and a multitude of others manned the grill outside cooking up pounds and pounds of chicken, beef, and vegetables for the fajitas. Inside, crews put out desserts and all the fixings for the dinner.

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