Community Life - Cleburne, TX June/July 2020 - Page 23

LIVING Joshua native first equestrian athlete sponsored by Nike PAGE B1 Weekend Edition | November 18, 2017 City council approves original proposition failed by a 3-0 ments, but he doesn’t understand vote in July. The council discussed why the city wants to annex the farmer’s market moving forward with the proposal land so quickly. to annex the properties again during an August meeting where they of this thing is that we don’t want “I think the meat and potatoes BY ASHLEY ROSE REPORTER@TRCLE.COM decided to offer development to be annexed,” Wallace said. agreements to property owners in “We’ve never wanted to be annexed. That’s no secret.” The Joshua City Council held a the proposed area. public hearing to discuss the land Johnson County resident Jim He said instead of holding public hearings where citizens voice they want to bring into the city on Wallace said they’ve talked about Thursday night at Joshua City the annexation for months and their opinions but don’t get any Hall. months and appreciates the city for feedback from the council, it The council started the annexation process over again after the guage in the development agree- See JOSHUA, Page changing some confusing lan- A8 Cleburne Times-Review mobile app available for Apple, Kindle and Android cleburnetimesreview. Find us on all platforms 24/7 | Johnson County resident Jim Wallace asks the Joshua City Council not to annex his land and the land surrounding him into the city limits during Thursday night’s meeting. He asked why the council felt like they had to annex the property so quickly. Ashley Rose/CTR CASA volunteers EDITOR@TRCLE.COM In the state of Texas, 1,250 children aged out of foster care in 2016 and are without a home. Court Appointed Special Advocates Executive Director Kathy McClure shared the staggering statistic during Wednesday’s Cleburne Lions Club luncheon. “Think about next week, as you’re sitting down for Thanksgiving, that there’s 1,250 children who aged out of foster care and are without a family and have nowhere to go,” McClure said. McClure spoke about CASA volunteers and the state of foster care. Johnson County has 245 children in foster care and 92 CASA volunteers, she said. “They’re volunteers,” she said. “They go through training and go before a judge and are sworn in as an advocate for children. When those children are taken into care, an advocate Jessica Pounds/CTR Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ryan Geheb also serves as a member of JCSO’s Emergency Response Team. picks a child they want to work with and they walk with them as long as that child is in the system.” JCSO tactical team plans for the best, prepares for the worst The volunteers are required to visit the child once a month and appear in BY MATT SMITH “The biggest question is, what’s pushing knocking doors off the hinges and rushing in court to voice their concerns and recommendations to the judge. MSMITH@TRCLE.COM the situation?” Henry said. “For an active but no, it’s not like that,” King said. “Our goal shooter situation you need to go. You need to is not to use them at all unless absolutely necessary, not to rush into situations.” “Our judges in Johnson County are It’s about learning not to run when you can get things done. That’s what you sign up for. very conservative,” she said. “They’re walk instead, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office But other times it’s, ‘Hey, let’s slow things That said, King and Henry both said they very concerned in the welfare of the realize the reality of today’s world and the fact Emergency Response Team member Bryan down, not speed them up.” children and they’re not looking for another person’s opinion, like a lawyer or such situations unfortunately arise. Which is Henry said. Such sentiments are welcome words to why King tagged development of a top rate Henry is one of 11 on JCSO’s tactical, or Sheriff Adam King’s ears. See CASA, Page A8 SWAT, team. “You watch TV and see SWAT teams See TARGET, Page A9 New dates for Cleburne Shakespeare in the Park Cleburne Shakespeare in the Park celebrates its sixth summer this August with a riotous production of “Twelfth Night.” This classic tale of disguise and deception plays August 7 & 8 at Winston Patrick McGregor Park, 1628 W. Henderson St. Tickets cost $10 for adults in advance or $15 at the gate and $5 for children or students. To purchase advance tickets call 817-202-0600 or visit CleburneShakes. org. Parking is free and the park opens at 6:30 p.m. each night. Parking is available in the Wal-Mart parking lot across the street from the park and crossing guards will help patrons cross the street. Bring lawn chairs and coolers. Food vendors will be available on site. Plaza held their first production of Shakespeare in the Park at Buddy Stewart Park but switched to McGregor Park in their second year after Buddy Stewart flooded. “It’s been a good fit,” producer JaceSon Barrus said. “McGregor I think is more accessible and visible and it’s a wonderful park and setting for a play.” The chance to take a show outdoors once a year brings a welcome change of pace both for Plaza actors and theatergoers, Barrus said. “We offer live theater at our theater every weekend of the year and love doing that,” Barrus said. “But, by staging Shakespeare once a year, we get the unique experience to perform while the audience sits under the stars. You can bring your blanket, lawn chair and a cooler with whatever beverage you like and snacks and just kick back and enjoy the show.” Plaza works in partnership with the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce to stage the annual Shakespeare productions. “It’s because of the chamber that we’re able to do these,” Barrus said, “because we work through them with the city to be able to use the park. “And for them it’s one of several of their annual events such as the Dragon Boat Festival and Cinco de Mayo on their calendar.” Cleburne Chamber/CVB Tourism Director Heather Juarez said Shakespeare in the park provides a great partnership between the chamber, CVB and Plaza Theatre Company. This event not only brings out the community but also people from outside of Cleburne and Johnson County. “Shakespeare is one of my favorite events because of its uniqueness, the beautiful view of the park, the actors are extraordinary, and it is an event you would not want to miss,” Juarez said. BATES etc. Travel is the presenting sponsor of the event for the sixth consecutive year. “We are big supporters of the arts in Cleburne,” BATES owner June Bates said. “On top of that, Shakespeare in the Park has become such a great yearly event and it’s always a ton of fun. We go every year with a big group and wouldn’t miss it, and this production is no exception.” �������������� ������������� ��������� ����������� �������� Julie Colwick, DDS, MS ����������������������������������������������� 817-645-8688 841 N. Nolan River Rd., Cleburne, TX 76033 817-447-3065 ������������������������������������������� 308 East Renfro Street, Suite 100 817-556-0444 | 828 N. Main, Cleburne, TX �������������������������� Burleson, Texas 76028 817-645-3545 | 1666 W. Henderson, Cleburne, TX ������������������������������������������ 043501290142091 Bringing You ToTal MarkeT Coverage! 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