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Wed
21
May

Runoff Ruckus

By Brett Voss.
 
In a forum and a debate hosted by the Bosque County Republican Club, Republican candidates DeWayne Burns and Phillip Eby squared off for the Texas House District 58 nomination at the Meridian Civic Center last Thursday night as voters prepare to go to the polls for the statewide runoff election May 27. After State Rep. Rob Orr, R-Burleson decided not to seek re-election, four Republicans entered the race last year to battle in the March 4 Primary Election. Eby, a Clifton resident, collected 40.11 percent of the vote, compared to Burns, a Cleburne resident, with 30.34 percent.

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Wed
21
May

CISD trustees pass bond election vote

By Carol Spicer.
 
After considering six provisional votes to break the deadlock in voting for the proposed Clifton Independent School District bond election, the CISD trustees approved accepting one of those votes, allowing the bond to pass, 381-380, during the board meeting Monday night. During the open comment period of the meeting, five persons signed up to speak regarding the recent school bond election.

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Wed
21
May

County receives TxDOT road grant

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
During the Regular Session of the 83rd Texas Legislature, HB 1025 appropriated $225 million for county road repair for damages from oil and gas activity. Bosque County was one of the 191 counties that submitted a grant request, using the services of grant writers Allison, Bass and Associates, and was awarded a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone grant worth approximately $246,000.

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Wed
14
May

Voter turn out light for local election

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
As the norm with local elections, voter turn out in Bosque County was light Saturday. Voters elected city council members, mayors and school board trustees for their cities. In Clifton voters also voted on a bond for new construction at the school district. The outcomes are preliminary until the respective city councils and school boards canvas the votes in public meetings
 
Wed
14
May

The Price of Freedom

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Retired Belgian Lt.Col. Emile Engels was but a young boy during World War II, but the sights and sounds of raging battle and artillery fire in and around his village of Warnach in the Belgian Ardennes in the Christmas week 1944, remain with him as if it were yesterday. For an audience of about 50 people, Engels recounted his very personal experiences regarding growing up during the war and specifically the “Battle of the Bulge,” in the Ardennes in his “Normandy to Bastogne, the Highway to Liberty,” presentation at the Meridian Civic Center Friday.
 
Wed
14
May

CISD bond election deadlocked

By Carol Spicer.
 
Following Saturday’s local election, the Clifton ISD bond election vote was tied at 380 for and 380 against the $23 million bond for a new elementary school and auditorium. After the vote count, however, it was found that there are six provisional votes not included in the count. Of these, four were for the bond, and two against. The County Clerk will verify the eligibility of those voters on Monday, May 12.

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Wed
14
May

Cranfills Gap mayor arrested Saturday

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Bosque County Sheriff’s office received a call on May 10 around 11 p.m., regarding a pickup truck driving at a high rate of speed in Cranfills Gap with kids in the back. The deputy that was dispatched, located the vehicle which was being driven by a 14-year-old female, according to Chief Deputy Clint Pullin.

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Wed
07
May

Protecting county’s children

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
Bosque County Child Protective Services promoted awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month in April several different ways. On their initiative, Bosque County Dewey Ratliff signed a proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bosque County. On signing the proclamation the judge urged all citizens to work together to help significantly reduce child abuse and neglect in years to come.
 
Wed
07
May

Tour de Norway hits county roads

The second annual Bosque Tour de Norway in 2013 had 194 bicycle riders show up in Clifton for what would turn out to be a hot and very windy day. This was a near doubling of the total number of riders from their first year and may have more than doubled if not for the forecasted weather for the day. This year, the ride will be held on Saturday, May 17, with an anticipated large number of bicycles taking to the roads across Bosque County.
 
Wed
07
May

Local DAR honors Dr. Tolman

Dr. Deb Tolman was awarded the prestigious NSDAR Conservation Medal at the April 28 meeting of the Bosque River Valley Chapter, NSDAR. State Conservation Chair Colleen Petosa of Ft. Worth, presented the NSDAR Conservation Medal to Dr. Tolman.

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