Charity Gonzales (10) and the Cleburne Lady Jackets play Arlington Heights in the sectional round of the Class 4A girls’ soccer state playoffs at 6 p.m. Thursday at Handley Field in Fort Worth. Cleburne defeated Burleson Centennial and Fort Worth Carter Riverside in the first two rounds of the playoffs. For the preview story, see Page 5.
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AxoGen announces Burleson distribution facility
The city of Burleson and AxoGen Inc., a company that creates surgical solutions for peripheral nerve repair, have forged an agreement that will see AxoGen opening a new national distribution facility within the Burleson city limits as early as the first quarter of 2014, according to a report published Wednesday by BioNews Texas.
BISD gets opinion on audit
Paul Fitts, a CPA and partner for Weaver accounting firm, on Monday told Burleson ISD board members that his firm’s recent audit showed no significant problems with the district’s finances and accounting. He said his firm is giving the district “an unqualified opinion, also called a clean opinion.”
Federal budget deal would have new hires pay more into pensions
Federal employees hired after Jan. 1 will make higher contributions toward their retirement benefits than current workers under a budget deal announced Tuesday night.
Atwood not running for re-election
Burleson ISD board of trustees member Scott Atwood announced Monday night that he will not seek re-election next year.
Man survives wreck, arrested on 12 warrants
Cleburne police and firefighters continued to respond to weather-related calls through Monday.
No Dems file for local primaries
Monday marked the filing deadline for next year’s local, state and federal primaries. The deadline passed with 22 Republicans and no Democrats having filed for local races.
Criminal charges dropped against Cooks
Criminal charges against Cleburne couple David and Angel Cook for injury to a child by omission were dismissed Tuesday. 413th District Judge Bill Bosworth approved Johnson County District Attorney Dale Hanna’s motion, also filed Tuesday, to dismiss charges against both.
Firefighters responded to two recent house fires, neither of which resulted in injuries.
Charges against Cooks dismissed
Johnson County District Attorney Dale Hanna filed a motion today to dismiss the criminal case against David and Angel Cook. The motion was approved by 413th District Judge William Bosworth. Both were charged with injury to a child by omission in connection with the death of 4-year-old Buddy Cook, their adopted son. More information to come.
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