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Wed
13
May

County speaks, Unit Road System fails

By Brett Voss & Simone Wichers-Voss
While some things change, others remain the same. And in Bosque County, the voters definitively spoke during a special election last Saturday. After a heavily debated effort to consider implementing a County Unit Road System, Proposition 2 failed convincingly. On the other hand, Proposition 1 dealing with the establishment of an Emergency Services 
District passed by a similar margin.
 
Wed
13
May

Storm Warning

Around Bosque County Sunday afternoon, tornado watch sirens started going off at approximately 4:35 p.m., warning citizens to find shelter inside and close off windows. In the ensuing hours, Bosque County received several inches of rain Sunday evening from a tornadic super cell that went from Cranfills Gap across to Laguna Park.
 
Wed
06
May

Citizens urged to vote in local election

By Carol Spicer

The Clifton Independent School District closed early voting yesterday for two seats on the school board as election day voting will take place Saturday, May 9 with six people on the ballot, Kent Harbison, Greg Gloff, Kenneth Lowrance, Bill Murdoch and Julie Tremillo.
 
 
Wed
06
May

Emergency management featured topic at Rotary

By Carol Spicer

Bosque County Emergency Coordinator Tim Jeske was the speaker at last week’s Rotary Club meeting in Clifton opened the program by saying, “Emergency management is about preventing, preparing, responding and recovery from all hazards
– whether it is a fire, a tornado, or a train wreck.”
 
Wed
06
May

Photography shows draw atrium full house

By Carol Spicer

The annual Bosque Arts Center Photography Guild student and Bosque County Photo Shows drew a large number of visitors for the opening of the shows, and the awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Opening the student contest results program, Jean Ann Smith noted that the 2015 show only had about 110 entries – about half as many as last year’s show.
She commented that she would like to see more of the schools encourage students to enter the show.
 
Wed
06
May

Drug testing as a deterrent

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune More and more, Texas schools have started mandatory drug testing of students involved in athletics  and other competitive extracurricular activities. On April 20, the Meridian Independent School District school board approved adapting their policy regarding random drug testing of students engaged in extra-curricular activities, which includes all athletics, Future Farmers of America, cheerleading, band, color guard and University Interscholastic League academics and One Act Play. 

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Wed
06
May

Centralizing local elections again?

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune Organizing and planning the elections during the year takes a lot of time and effort for all involved, which includes the Bosque County Clerk, school administrations and city administrations. Item 18 on the April 13, Bosque County Commissioners’  Court simply stated “Discussion and action regarding elections administrator.” BC Clerk Tabatha Ferguson and Bosque County Republican Club Chairman Janet Jackson both requested the commissioners to look into creating a county elections administrator position.  The commissioners approved creating the position, and to figure out whether it is feasible in the county’s 2015-16 budget.   

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Wed
06
May

Scrupulous riders of Southern Plains

By Simone Wichers-Voss
Meridian Tribune  During Texas Independence week, a presentation on the Comanche in Texas was organized by the Bosque Collection, but an ice storm prevented the speaker coming in from Austin. On April 21, the 220th district courtroom in Meridian was filled with those interested in hearing Jim Rose recount his findings on these fierce Southern Plains warriors.

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Wed
29
Apr

Old School Rules

The scene was set. The candles in the wine bottles, the servers in black aprons, red and white checkered table cloths and Italian appetizers and dishes. It was an Italian Restaurant in Meridian – La Bella Biblioteca Pubblica. The Meridian Public Library chose the theme for their annual fundraiser to match the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre they offered, called Pasta, Pistols and Passion.
 
Wed
29
Apr

Paleoamerican puzzle pieces

The Horn Shelter on the west bank of the Brazos River in Bosque County is one of the most significant Paleoamerican
sites in America and is only one of three discovered sites containing skeletal remains with burial goods.
 

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