News

Wed
24
Sep

Fire & Brimstone

By Carol Spicer
 
Pastor Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, offered a strong program at the Bosque County Republican Club dinner meeting at the Bosque Arts Center last Tuesday.

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Wed
24
Sep

Bosque County continues Patriot Day Memorial event in Meridian

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Last year a lone white dove sat on the courthouse ledge during the solemn Bosque County tradition to remember those first responders and innocents fallen during the brutal Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This year two mourning doves flew towards the courthouse as the flag was being lowered and settled on a ledge.

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Wed
24
Sep

Smooth sailing on final leg

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
During last year’s public hearings regarding the Bosque County budget and the tax rate, the Commissioners’ Court was filled to the brim with members of the public asking questions and requesting explanations regarding decisions made on the county budget and subsequent tax rate.
 
Wed
24
Sep

Ground To Glass

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) representatives were present during Bosque County’s Red Caboose Winery annual grape stomp harvest celebration to present owner Gary McKibben and vineyard manager Ewan McKibben with the 2014 bronze medal in BRIT’s 2014 International Award of Excellence in sustainable winegrowing.
 
Wed
24
Sep

Sheriffs in Bosque, Hill join forces to make arrests

A joint investigation by the Bosque County Sheriff ’s office and Hill County Sheriff ’s office CID units has resulted in the arrest and clearance of numerous burglaries and thefts in Hill and Bosque counties. Investigators recovered stolen property and vehicles during a course of the three week investigation and a total of six people have been arrested and charged in this current investigation.
 
Wed
17
Sep

To never forget those lost

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Last year, a lone white dove sat on the courthouse ledge during the solemn Bosque County tradition to remember those first responders and innocents fallen during the brutal Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This year two mourning doves flew towards the courthouse as the flag was being lowered and settled on a ledge.
 
Wed
17
Sep

Filling The Gap

By Carol Spicer
 
Despite the cool north winds and heavy clouds, hundred showed up for the SeptemberFest parade and event in the park on Saturday. As always the parade, was full of fun, laughter and candy being thrown by everyone. Floats, kids, tractors, horses, and Miss SeptemberFest were all hand to the cheers of the crowd. The First Cav Band filled the town with the National Anthem to kick off the parade.
 
Wed
17
Sep

Citation cash

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The majority of citations written by the Meridian Police Department are traffic citations. Additionally, the Texas Department of Public Safety officers issue citations weight violations, which are also handled by the Meridian municipal court.
 
Wed
17
Sep

City approves annual budget

By Carol Spicer
 
During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 9, the council approved resolution #140901 setting the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget at $3,695,900; and ordinance 140902, to adopt the proposed 2014 ad valorem tax rate of $0.4971 per $100 of valuation. In the motion it stated the tax rate is “effectively an eight-percent increase in the tax rate.

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Wed
17
Sep

Classing Up The Place

By Carol Spicer
 
The 29th Annual Art Classic drew a record number of guests to the Patron and Artist reception at the Bosque Art Center on Friday and the glittering Saturday evening artists’, patrons’, and guests’ dinner and awards presentation. The prestigious John Steven Jones Purchase Award was presented by Joyce and Roland Jones to Jim House of Tullahoma, TN for “Cold Dark Marking at the Cottonwood,” a 18x24-inch oil painting.

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