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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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Wed
11
Dec

Clerk hands over keys to the county

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

Right after the retirement of present Bosque County clerk Betty Outlaw was accepted, and the new clerk was accepted to fill the unexpired term, Outlaw handed over her office keys to Tab Ferguson at Commissioners’ Court last Monday. “I think I’ll skip this item,” Bosque County Judge Cole Word had said jokingly on arriving at item 15, the discussion and action to accept Outlaw’s resignation.
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Wed
11
Dec

Winter storm stalls Bosque County, freezes out events

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

It rained on Santa’s Parade - frozen rain, and sleet, and snow spoilt the fun last week. Due to inclement weather warnings, nearly all activities in and around Meridian were cancelled or postponed. As from Thursday last week, a Winter Storm Warning was in effect for Mills, Hamilton, Bosque, and Hill Counties. Several thunderstorms also formed as the system pushed through.
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Tue
03
Dec

Santa shows up with extra cash

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

In addition to carol singing, a bazaar and concessions on the Courthouse Square the organizers of Christmas on the Bosque have introduced a raffle, with chances to win up to $200. The Meridian Improvement Association has donated a total of$500 to be raffled off at regular intervals during the Christmas activities planned for Dec. 7 from 2 – 5 p.m. There will also be gifts donated by local businesses and individuals.
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Tue
03
Dec

Virtuous Volunteers

By Simone Wichers-Voss.

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