Wanda Jean Crumpler, born on October 24, 1932 in Walnut Springs, Texas, died on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, where she had lived since 1997.  She was the youngest child of Arthur and Leona (Hutchins) Fair, of Walnut Springs, Texas.  She is the widow of Larry Gandy.  Mrs.…
John Bruington, age 88, of Valley Mills, Texas, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020, at the  Lutheran Sunset Ministries in Clifton, Texas.  Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Valley Mills under the direction of Foss Funeral Home and…
In April 2019, the Leah Demaree Douglas obituary read, “in lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Leah Demaree Douglas Imagination, a charity dedicated to promoting and funding activities that facilitate early childhood development and reading for preschool age children living in…
The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back — but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, which funneled money to workers through small businesses. More than five million small businesses took…
There have been at least 12,282,123 cases of coronavirus in the US and at least 256,934 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. However, three companies, Pfizer, Moderna and now AstraZeneca have come up with vaccines which have proven in advanced testing that they are as…
Rural Texans have a lot to say about the lack of broadband service in their communities. Since we covered the topic earlier this month, many readers have emailed to share their stories and pleas for help. An example is the email from reader Kathryn Steuart of Freestone County, who reads the column…
When I obtain a new appliance or machine, I may stare at it a few weeks until I get up the nerve/courage--- and find the time--- to even open the box. It seems a whole new skill set’s required for each additional purchase. Especially when they don’t include clear--- or any---instructions that can…
Caritas of Waco has received a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) for their Veterans Outreach Program for low income veterans in McLennan County and five other outlying counties, including Bosque County. Veterans Case Manager Jason McCarty is new to Caritas but hasn’t been shy about…
Under the motto “Our Town, Our Tomorrow” the Meridian Parks and Recreation Committee is making Meridian more attractive, one step at a time. A huge step in the Master Parks Plan was the completion of the John A. Lomax Amphitheater. Directly surrounding the amphitheater and in the Meridian Park area…
Clifton Police Chief and Bosque County Sheriffelect Trace Hendricks is the recipient of the second DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal, awarded for the year 2020 by the Bosque River Valley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal was created…
In April 2019, the Leah Demaree Douglas obituary read, “in lieu of flowers please consider making a…
The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back — but a bright spot made…
There have been at least 12,282,123 cases of coronavirus in the US and at least 256,934 people have…
Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the U.S. and has been killing oak trees in Central Texas in epidemic proportions. The Texas A&M…
This Thanksgiving holiday, many people will be gathering for smaller and safer celebrations amidst the pandemic. At these more intimate celebrations, pet…
• Shelby Michelle Donahue, 27, was arrested on November 17 for harassment. • Marcos Hernandez, 40, was arrested on November 18 for public intoxication. •…
The young Meridian Yellow Jackets played short handed most of the year and had to count off a large group of freshmen in most of their games. The Jackets did…
Morgan senior Derik Davenport is the first repeat winner of the Tougher than Tough 1A Fan Six-Man Player of the week award. Davenport was first recognized on…
The Clifton Cubs traveled to Buffalo on Friday, Oct. 16, intending to knock off the Bison -- the only undefeated team in District 13-3A. That didn’t happen as…

 

There’s a new girl in town and she brought an exciting gift with her. Giraffe Annabelle made the 30-hour trip from a zoo in Michigan to her new home at Texas…
Lettuce crop losses in California could affect availability and prices at Texas grocery stores and restaurants and highlights the fragility of the nation’s…
Clifton Police Chief and Bosque County Sheriffelect Trace Hendricks is the recipient of the second DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal, awarded for the year 2020…