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By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Meridian Independent School District Superintendent Dr. John Horak and the school board wasted no time filling two crucial spots in the MISD administration. At a specially called school board meeting Monday, the board approved hire of new Athletic Director Chris Roberts. New Meridian High School Principal Verl O’Bryant was also present. He had his first workday under his belt.

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Wed
04
Jun

The Next Chapter

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Especially in smaller schools, the bond between schoolmates is stronger, their loyalties lay deeper, and their sense of camaraderie is greater. Many of the 32 graduating seniors at Meridian High School commencement ceremonies last Friday, spent most of their school lives together, walking the halls, hanging out together, participating in extra-curricular activities.

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Wed
04
Jun

CHS graduates 70 students

By Carol Spicer.
 
With the CHS Band playing the processional, seventy students along with administrators and teachers stepped into the filled gymnasium for the 2014 commencement Friday evening. The welcome was offered by Arlene Olson, who introduced Julianne Hodges for the invocation. Olson then had all the students stand who would be attending schools of higher learning, then she also recognized those who had already signed into military service.
 
Wed
04
Jun

Burns defeats Clifton’s Eby in runoff election

By Brett Voss.
 
The political race to determine the Republican candidate to fill the seat vacated by State Representative Rob Orr finally came to an end May 27. And once the dust settled on an often ugly and long battle, Cleburne resident DeWayne Burns defeated Clifton resident Philip Eby in the Texas District 58 runoff election. To win the right to face Crowley resident and Democratic candidate Greg Kauffman in November’s general election, Burns received 5,141 votes (53.4 percent) to Eby’s 4,481 (46.6 percent), a difference of only 660 votes.
 
Wed
28
May

Chamber app to promote tourism

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Getting more people to visit Bosque County and Meridian in particular would boost the local economy. In order to draw attention to the city, the Meridian Chamber of Commerce initiated development of a smart phone app, following Clifton’s example. At the Meridian City Council meeting May 19, the CoC requested $2150 out of the Hotel Occupancy Tax budget to finance the service.
 
Wed
28
May

Painting by music

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

When visiting Venice, composer Karl Jenkins came across a painting in an art gallery. His wife and fellow musician, Carol, remarked, that it looked like his music sounded. The artist unknowingly translated the music he was listening to onto his canvas. The music was Karl Jenkins’. With their program choice for their premiere performance as duo pianists, Michelle and Bruno Ribeiro took music and painted mind pictures for their audience in the Tin Building Theatre in Clifton May 22.
 
Wed
28
May

Forever 15 at Lake Whitney

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Five different boats in the water, fire trucks, Sheriff Department vehicles, an ambulance and many other first responder vehicles with lights flashing, people either frantic or purposefully engaged. “Is he okay? Is he okay?” a mother wails. Her frantic questions are followed by a drawn-out “Oh noooo,” as North Bosque Emergency Medical Services personnel cover a 13-yearold’s drenched and lifeless body with a white plastic sheet.
 
Wed
28
May

Texas Troubadour Classic hosted at BAC

Entries for the 2nd annual Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic at the Bosque Arts Center will close June 2. Songwriters and singer/songwriters all across the nation are encouraged to enter their original compositions in this competition designed to encourage and celebrate country music. A total of $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to winners.
 
Wed
21
May

Resignations

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
It was the first Meridian Independent School District board meeting for newly elected board members Jim Carpenter and Bobby Taylor on Monday. After they were sworn in, they straight away had to dive in to discuss the plan of action to fill key positions at the district in a long closed session.

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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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