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09
Jul

Assisting & Arresting

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Leading up to the July 4 weekend, law enforcement officers across the U.S. were gearing up for Operation Dry Water – the nation’s boating while intoxicated awareness and enforcement campaign. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in recreational boater deaths in the United States.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Celebrating independence

By Carol Spicer
 
Whether it was going to a parade, grilling hot dogs or watching fire works together, families came together to celebrate the three-day July 4 weekend. It was busy at the area lakes, including Lake Whitney and Lake Waco.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Dutch NATO troops train on Bosque battleground

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
The distinctive low-frequency double rotor “thuck-thuck-thuck” and the accompanying motor whir of a Chinook helicopter is the first indication that something is about to happen. But it is difficult to tell where the sound is coming from. The heavy-lift heli suddenly rises above a north tree line at the Bosque County Texas Safari Ranch, the rotor wash whipping up grass, bending branches and sending leaves flurrying.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Red, White & Proud fills TBT

By Carol Spicer
 
A full house was on hand for the annual Red, White and Proud at the Tin Building Theatre Friday afternoon for a hour and half of patriotic and traditional music brought by a number of singers and musicians. Following a welcome by Steve Austin, Sheldon Dowden, on the grand piano, opened with the Star Spangled Banner.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Stars & Stripes

By Carol Spicer
 
Valley Mills filled with hundreds of residents and visitors for the annual Fourth of July parade on Friday morning. Longer than ever, the parade was filled with a multitude of floats, fire trucks, antique tractors, cars, kids, and even flying model airplanes.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Tolman offers chicken clinic

Dr. Deb Tolman and Rae Eubanks have set up a chicken raising and processing workshop for July 12. “We have designed an undeniably good, hands-on, educational chicken processing workshop, complete with music (I get that now).
 
Wed
02
Jul

Egret enclave

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
Morgan is experiencing a population explosion. For some reason, a whole colony – thousands of them - Cattle Egrets and one Little Blue Heron decided to claim the trees along Mary Street at the edge of a field. Each tree, three rows thick, is filled with egrets nesting on their eggs.
 
Wed
02
Jul

In service

By Simone Wichers -Voss.
 
In an honorary ceremony, Bosque County Judge Dewey Ratliff swore in the Republican County Chairman, Janet Jackson to her position. “This is important for the local party,” Jackson said. “Having the judge swear us in adds to the weight of the moment and acknowledges the importance of the offices the chairmen hold.”
 
Wed
02
Jul

Fire destroys Fullers’ home

By Carol Spicer.
 
Following the recent devastation of Bob and Lorraine Fuller home, they and their children are all simply thankful that they all survived the fire. An explosion rocked Bob and Lorraine Fuller’s home at Norse causing the start of a devastating fire on Friday, June 20, around 10:30 p.m.
 
Wed
02
Jul

County roads drown through water erosion

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
The Clifton Record The recent rains were a godsend to agricultural Central Texas; the stock ponds are filling up, the cows are fat from fresh grass and the crops are flourishing. But with several significant cloud bursts, dry creeks turned to raging rivers and the caliche Bosque County roads turned into yellow torrents.
 

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