Aug 182016
 

Tab-FergusonTab Ferguson, Bosque County Clerk, announced today that voting information for the November 8, 2016 General Election has been updated on the Elections Page on the Bosque County website. This year, there will be extended days and hours for early voting at the Courthouse.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR TO MAKE CHANGE OF ADDRESS

October 11, 2016

LAST DAY FOR ELECTION OFFICE TO RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION FOR BALLOT BY MAIL

October 28, 2016

EARLY VOTING

  • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Oct 24 – Oct 28
  • Sat 10am-2pm Oct 29
  • Sun 1pm-4pm Oct 30
  • Mon-Fri 7am-7pm Oct 31 – Nov 4
Jan 142016
 

The Bosque County Democratic Club met on Thursday, January 14th.

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Outgoing Bosque Democratic Club Officers
L-R: Betty Outlaw, Pat Toombs, Ed Bell,
Albert Hunter

Incoming Bosque Democratic Club Officers
L-R: Elaine Bell, Ed Bell, Albert Hunter,
Cal Goedel

​After thanking those who served in leadership positions until now (Pat Toombs, Betty Outlaw, Ed Bell, and Albert Hunter), the group voted for the new 2016 Club Officers:

President – Ed Bell
Vice-President – Cal Goedel
Treasurer – Albert Hunter
Secretary – Elaine Bell

Other Business:

    1. Yearly Dues are set to $25.
    2. Bosque County needs Poll Workers of the Democratic persuasion to work from 7am-7pm on March 1st. Call Pat Toombs 254-364-2673 for information.
    3. We need more people to apply for and pass the examination to become Voter Registrars, Call Bosque County Election Manager, Lexie Houser, at 254-435-6650 for application forms and examination criteria.
    4. William Godby

      Ed Bell and William Godby recently traveled to Austin to meet with Mr. Gilberto Hinojosa, Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. Mr. Hinojosa is the first Latino to hold a party chairmanship in the state. To learn about his  background and accomplishments, follow this link.

      While in Austin, Mr. Godby shot a video of Mr. Hinojosa explaining voter registration and participation in the elective process in Texas. You can see the video, both in English and in Spanish, here.

Nov 192015
 

wendell-helmsOn Thursday, November 12, 2015, Bosque County Democrats met at the Horny Toad in Cranfills Gap. We were fortunate to have as guest speaker, Wendell Helms, Texas Democratic Party Executive Committee representative for Senate District 22. (email: whelms@uaw.net)

Helms spoke about the positive future of our Party and the need to move forward by means of local efforts. He spoke of the need for financial support. For example, when roll is called during Executive Committee meetings, members respond with, “Sustaining Member” to indicate their continuing financial support of the Party.

You are also invited to help the Democratic Party by becoming a sustaining member. The amount does not have to be great; the goal is to have it be continuous so that the Party can focus on  issues  other that fundraising. Please join in this effort to Turn Texas Blue. The link can be found HERE.

May 222015
 

casaAt the May meeting of the Bosque County Democratic Club, Betty Outlaw presented information about her work with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Cross Timbers Area located in Stephenville. They serve the counties of Bosque, Hamilton, Eastland and Erath by recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers to be a voice for abused and neglected children who are in the court system.

As the name indicates, the volunteers are appointed by a sitting judge after CPS has removed the child or children from their home. They investigate the situation in foster care, monitor their home and school life, research their physical and psychological health and recommend to the judge what placement is best for a child to call a “forever home.” A foster child’s journey is a minimum of 12 months. The CASA volunteer is often the only consistent adult in that child’s life during this time. They remain in contact with the child until the case is finished and many even longer.

At the present time, 110 children are being served by CASA Cross Timbers Area – Bosque County leads with 48, Erath – 34, Eastland – 18 and Hamilton – 10. These totals are from 56 cases – 22 in Bosque, 16 in Erath, 10 in Eastland and 8 in Hamilton. Several advocates drive to Bosque County because the need is greater than the number of volunteers.

Interested citizens can assist by donating gift cards for children’s needs such as special uniforms, sports equipment, school projects, etc. or to help volunteers purchase gifts for holidays. Gas cards are welcome to help advocates with those expenses. Think about becoming a Board Member or Volunteer Advocate or Foster Parent.

Here is a link to the CASA of Cross Timbers Area website. Take time for a tour and consider how you or perhaps your congregation can participate in this beneficial program.

Jul 082014
 

The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC had a fine time investigating the latest stunt pulled by Greg Abbott to prevent citizens of Texas from fair access to records of chemical storage in their neighborhoods. He first said we could just “Go knock on their door and ask.” He later amended that to account for the possibility that chemical storage facilities are not necessarily open to the public.

Read a synopsis here: Rachel Maddow Show: Boy, Did Attorney General Greg Abbott Step in It!

See the whole thing here: Rachel Maddow Show: Drive Around

Much of the preceding was based on the fine reporting from the Dallas Morning News in the following: DallasNews.com: Abbott Steps In It