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Wed
25
Feb

Historical Honor

By Carol Spicer
The Clifton Record
With a large crowd on hand, the CLIFTEX Theatre hosted the Texas Historical Commission’s presentation of the Texas Treasure Business Awards on Friday evening. Sen. Brian Birdwell was on hand to present the individual awards. Rustin Qualls of Clifton Main Street welcomed everyone and talked about the awards and how the businesses have all supported Clifton and the State of Texas for well over 50 years, adding that most have been in business over 100 years.

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Wed
25
Feb

Commissioners’ Court split over unit system

By Simone Wichers-Voss
The Clifton Record
It lies in people’s nature to avoid change; even if the change is for the better in the long run. Changing the system governing county road maintenance proves no exception. At the Bosque County Commissioners’ Court Monday, Commissioners Douglas Day and Durwood Koonsman voted against a possible change in the county’s road maintenance going to public vote. Commissioners Ronnie Liardon and Sammy Leach approved bringing the issue to vote and approving a May 9 special election ballot. Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff cast the deciding vote overruling Day’s and Koonsman’s opposition. In the present road maintenance system - the precinct system - each commissioner is responsible for their precincts road maintenance, including the necessary manpower and equipment.
Wed
18
Feb

County jail back on the agenda

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Maintenance issues have plagued the aging Bosque County jail. These issues have resulted in having to house inmates out of county pending repairs, at great cost to the county. On request of the Bosque County Judge and Commissioners, the Bosque County Sheriff ’s Office was asked to issue monthly reports on the jail. Jail Administrator Mary Farley offered her first report with specific information at the Commissioners’ Court Feb. 9.

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Wed
18
Feb

Taking care of business

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
In the January Meridian City Council meeting, council members requested additional information regarding a grant request to the Meridian Economic Development Corporation from the Bosque Valley Golf Course for a new well pump. In the Feb. 9 meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve the grant, adding some financial security by making the financial assistance a loan, and to dismiss $1,000 per year on the note.

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Wed
18
Feb

Pistols, Passion & Pasta

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Giuseppe Pepi Roni was found murdered in the kitchen of his renowned New York City eatery La Speranza. Pepi was shot in the back with his own pistol. On Valentine’s Evening, his family and friends gathered to pay their respects to poor Pepi and to eat an Italian feast in his honor. One of them turned out to be the murderer.

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Wed
18
Feb

Candidates file for local elections

With the local election on the horizon, candidates may apply for seats on local city councils and school boards until Feb. 27.
The City of Clifton will have three seats in the election which are currently held by Mayor Richard Spitzer, and two aldermen, Raymond Zuehlke and Kristi Fehler.
 
Wed
18
Feb

City considers water cures

During regular session of the Clifton City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the council approves a letter that must be sent
to all the residents, regarding the THM levels in the water, and noted that at this time the water is safe to drink.
Mayor Richard Spitzer said that the EPA requires a letter to be sent on the three-month average when THM levels go
above accepted levels; however he noted that he was given permission to note at the top of the letter that the water is currently safe to drink.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Non-Hostile Invasion

A car burns hues of orange in an alley, oil drum fires cast flickering light on a U.S. Army platoon intently, silently scouting the area, in search of a terrorist. It is Meridian, on Friday night – on a movie set. If you imagined away the sound, lighting and pyro-technicians the art department people, the wardrobe people, the script supervisor, the cameraman and his assistants,
Amerigeddon producer-director Mike Norris and his assistant director Larry with corncob pipe, the alley way behind the Bosque Collections looked like a deserted, eerily lit alley in a war zone
 
Wed
18
Feb

Local businesses honored

The Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Treasure’s Business Awards will be presented by Sen. Brian Birdwell
during a special ceremony and reception to be held Friday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. at the CLIFTEX Theatre. The community is invited to the event which will honor the CLIFTEX, The Clifton Record, Leon’s Floor Coverings, and Don’s Cleaners.
 
Wed
11
Feb

Concerns over county road crisis

By Simone Wichers-Voss

 

The Commissioners’ courtroom on Monday morning was filled with people. It wasn’t until the last item – Announcements – that it became clear why they were there. They were residents living off County Road 3640, 3645 and 3635 – in the Smith Bend area along the Brazos River. And they came to bring forward their complaints regarding the deplorable state of the roads in their area, and to state the issues were not being addressed to their satisfaction by their area’s commissioner Sammy Leach.
 

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