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Eclipse Coordinator Allyson Cliett in Hillsboro on February 16, 2024.Allyson Cliett, who is forty, is the special projects coordinator for Hillsboro. She’s responsible for preparing the North Texas city for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8.I grew up in Hillsboro, an hour south of Dallas, and moved back about a decade ago. In February 2023 I applied for a position with the city. Our city manager invited me to coffee and asked if I had heard about the solar eclipse. She explained that she needed a special projects coordinator whose first assignment would be getting Hillsboro ready for a huge influx of tourists coming to see it. I thought that sounded amazing. The eclipse crosses the country from Texas to Maine, but the path of totality, where the moon completely blocks the sun,…

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