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Consequences of bad choices

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
A Justice of the Peace, also known as JP, is a presiding officers of the justice court and the small claims court. They have jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors, issues arrest and search warrants and magistrates adult and juvenile offenders. As such Bosque County JP Precinct 1, Ray Ballmann sees youthful offenders in his court on a regular basis.
 
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25
Dec

Tightens collar

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Dogs at large in themselves are a nuisance and a hazard for traffic. But a vicious dog at large is a serious problem for residents. Dogs roaming the city streets and chasing playing children, caused much concern with the Meridian city council Dec. 9. To ensure the safety of city residents, dogs can be designated “vicious dog.” This means the owners have an acquire a liability insurance on the dog, keep it locked up at all times, and always let it out on a leash.
 
Wed
25
Dec

Goodall-Witcher honored with Five Star Award

Goodall-Witcher Hospital, Clifton, was recently named by The Vital Statistics Unit as a Five Star Award Winner. This prestigious honor is given for excellence in filing vital records with the State of Texas. They also received a Paternity Program Award from the Office of the Attorney General and an Award for Excellence from the Texas Immunization Registry.

 

Wed
25
Dec

Radio Days

By Carol Spicer.
 
Taking a journey back to the 1940’s, the stage of the Tin Building Theatre took on the persona of an old time radio station for the adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday night. Adapted for radio by Anthony E. Palermo, and directed at the BAC by Steve Watson, the large cast put together by for the special performance brought the story to life with only words and the sound effects that might have been heard during an early radio production.
 

 

Wed
18
Dec

Local hotel finds new owner

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
The hotel known as the Circle Six Motel, was sold last week. A steady decline in the quality of the facility and increasing liens on the property made for an unsuccessful attempt at selling the property in a public auction Oct. 26. But on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m., Harshad Patel, owner of the Americas Best Value Inn in Buda, closed the sale with previous owner Ronnie Sawyers.
 
Wed
18
Dec

Christmas Cheer

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
With all the lights up on the town’s main streets, the lights lit on the displays in the park, and the cold weather, it is starting to feel like and look a lot like Christmas in Meridian. Inclement weather had postponed many Christmas activities planned for Dec. 7, but the town made good last weekend. There was the traditional Christmas parade, a Christmas Market at the Civic Center, drawings for money prizes and sausage wraps from the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department.
 
Wed
18
Dec

Record to dedicate new special section to German heritage

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

In Texas today, 17 percent of the general population has German ancestry; this percentage is also true for Bosque County. Citizens with Norwegian first ancestries make up six percent of the population. Whereas the immigration of the Norwegians to Texas, and Bosque County is widely documented, much less is known of the settlement of the German immigrants to the area.
 
Wed
18
Dec

Lighting Up Holidays

By Carol Spicer.

Despite having to be rescheduled, the annual lighted Christmas parade lite up downtown Clifton on Thursday night and filled lots of kids with laughter and candy. The parade was down in size, as some floats never got finished due to the recent ice storm, and other floats were being managed by those that got sick – but the city still had many show up to the delight of all those who came to watch.
 
Wed
11
Dec

West Shore First Responders lose vehicle

By Carol Spicer.

The one and only West Shore First Responders’ vehicle was lost Friday morning while trying to get through the ice on an emergency call in The Canyons. Dennis Kruse reported that he was unable to get up one of the hills, and had gotten out of the 20-year-old four-wheel drive unit to engage the 4-wheel drive at the hubs, when the ambulance went by him. He turned around and headed back to Laguna Park, when he caught smoke rolling out from under the hood.
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Wed
11
Dec

Ice freezes out much of Christmas tour

By Carol Spicer.

With the start of the icy weather on Thursday night and the thermometers dipping well below freezing, the first portion of the annual Norwegian Country Christmas Tour in Clifton, the parade and evening open houses were all cancelled. The parade was re-scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Come Saturday morning, with ice covering everything in sight, the day started off slowly as everyone wondered what was – or was not – open for the annual tour. The two homes on the tour, both well outside the city on country roads were reported to be open, while the Old Rock Church and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church were closed.
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