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07
Jan

All-Republican newly-elected county officers sworn in Jan.2

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Courthouses in Central Texas have been around since the 1800s, have seen many renovations, and have seen thousands of people climb the steps. “The reasons to climb the steps are always the same,” 220th District Judge Phil Robertson recalled in his welcome speech before the swearing in ceremony for newly elected Bosque County officials. “They came looking for fairness. We who serve in government are simply guardians of the process of governing in fairness. “Thanks for allowing us to serve you in that process.”

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Wed
07
Jan

2014 in review

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Bosque County is steeped in history. And as the years roll on by, the county’s history increases. Some of the county’s raw history was collected by T.L. Harrison in the book “A Bloody History of Bosque County, Texas,” which was launched in Dec. 2014. Bosque County celebrated its 160th birthday this with a Settlers Reunion in July. Many descendants of the first Bosque County settlers showed up to exchange stories and look through old family photographs.

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Wed
07
Jan

Republican party?

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Courthouses in Central Texas have been around since the 1800s, have seen many renovations, and have seen thousands of people climb the steps. “The reasons to climb the steps are always the same,” 220th District Judge Phil Robertson recalled in his welcome speech before the swearing in ceremony for newly elected Bosque County officials. “They came looking for fairness. We who serve in government are simply guardians of the process of governing in fairness. Thanks for allowing us to serve you in that process.”

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Wed
07
Jan

Local events that made 2014 memorable

By Carol Spicer
 
As we find ourselves stepping into a new year, it’s time to take a look back and figure out where the year 2014 went – and where it went so very quickly. The year 2014 closed out with some much needed rain and sunshine for Christmas – and the annual Christmas Tour which filled Clifton and the area with a record breading number of visitors.

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Wed
07
Jan

Dixie Daughters celebrate Christmas

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Dixie’s Daughters Chapter 2650 hosted a Christmas Brunch at Pecan Plantation County Club in Granbury. New member and supplemental certificates were awarded. The venue was lovely and beautifully decorated, the food was delicious and the friendships renewed and newly made were priceless. A highlight of the brunch was the sinfully delicious chocolate candies made by chapter member Linda O’Bar that each person received. The musical group, The Sher-Lins provided wonderful entertainment of Southern music and Christmas hymns.

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Wed
31
Dec

Forging full speed ahead

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
After testing the waters for a few months, evaluating several requests, the Meridian Economic Development Corporation board forged ahead full speed. The board unanimously approved financial assistance for several substantial projects in their meeting Dec. 17. Pending an official assistance request, approval by the Commissioner’s Court, public posting and a 60-day waiting period, the board approved assisting the Bosque Valley Golf Course to purchase a new $ 11,000 water pump.

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Wed
31
Dec

County staff holds ugly Christmas sweater contest

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
With the Christmas holidays upon them, it was some time for some fun at the Bosque County Courthouse. It was time for something a bit less formal, less serious than normal county business. So the ladies took “The Ugly Christmas Sweater” theme to a whole different level last Friday in the Commissioners’ Courtroom.

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Wed
31
Dec

West Shore Santa

Bosque Resort was one of the participants in the West Shore Civic Association’s Santa’s Angels Tree Project this Christmas Season, helping provide gifts and food to local children. The owners of Bosque Resort were involved in the whole process and look forward to future projects to support the community.

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Wed
31
Dec

Decorating democracy

State Representative Rob Orr (R-Burleson) is proud to announce that Betty Graham of Clifton has designed the District 58 Christmas ornament that will hang on the 2014 Christmas tree in the House of Representatives at the Texas Capitol in Austin. “I am so pleased that Mrs. Graham was able to assist us with this annual project,” Rep. Orr said. “Her ornament features two historic churches that serve the residents of Bosque and Johnson Counties.”

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Wed
31
Dec

Stille Nacht

By Carol Spicer
 
Zion United Church at Womack hosted the perfect Christmas Eve service with music, Communion and a Candlelight closing which was led by J.W. Thiele singing the first verse of Silent Night ( Stille Nacht) in German. The church filled with the community who enjoyed the opening special music of O Holy Night and O Come, O Come Emmanuel sung by MacKenzie Malone.

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