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Knowing truth about candidates
tdtnews.com / Sat, 10 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0500
Don’t underestimate the American spirit. At the heart of each of us we know truth when it stares us in the face. The race is on for the next president of the United States.

Jefferson Davis’ legacy included reconciliation
tdtnews.com / Sat, 10 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0500
By the time you read this, a decision concerning a tribute to an historic figure, Jefferson Davis, will have been decided!

Dads get involved in education through Watch D.O.G.S. program
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:17:00 -0500
Involved fathers in the Temple Independent School District are volunteering their time at Western Hills Elementary School.The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program provides an opportunity for dads to provide a presence in their children’s school. Fathers, and even some grandfathers, join and commit to volunteering for a couple of hours or full school days depending on their availability.Western Hills has an all-female faculty and staff this year, something that isn’t typical, Principal Kathy Cook said.

Salado seeks new rules for open records
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:15:00 -0500
The Village of Salado is seeking to change its policies on open records requests and the management of records to increase the efficiency and accuracy with which they are both filled and filed.The Board of Aldermen has discussed the topic in two workshops over in the past month, but has not taken any action. Village Administrator Kim Foutz said that the Oct. 15 Board of Aldermen meeting will be the first time that the adoption of a new policy will be considered.

Texas tops list in number of inmates set for early release
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:14:00 -0500
Nearly 600 of the more than 5,500 federal inmates serving sentences for drug crimes and scheduled for early release from prison next month are in Texas, which is the most of any state.The release is part of a cost-cutting measure intended to reduce the nation's huge prison population.

US abandons rebel-building effort in Syria
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:13:00 -0500
The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday.The shift, telegraphed weeks ago by disclosures that the effort had produced only a handful of trained rebels, is meant partly to take better advantage of U.S. airpower, which can play a bigger role now that Turkey is permitting American fighter jets to operate from its soil. But it is not expected to immediately give new momentum to a slow-moving — some would say stalled — American-led campaign against the Islamic State.

Fire departments to give away smoke detectors
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:54:00 -0500
Smoke alarms save lives.If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out, according to the National Fire Protection Association.Today, the Bell County Fire Marshal’s office in conjunction with the Bell County Fire Chiefs Association will be holding its 13th annual smoke detector giveaway.

Temple planning botanical gardens at Bend of the River
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:53:00 -0500
The city of Temple received a $150,000 grant that will provide funding toward the development of a master plan for botanical gardens at the Bend of the River park.Temple is one of seven recipients in the country to receive Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 2015 funding. The grant program’s initiative is to protect human health during the expansion, redevelopment and reuse of Brownfield sites in the U.S.

City investigates fuel spill at gas station
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:52:00 -0500
A fuel spill had Belton emergency responders at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Main Street at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning.Paul Romer, city of Belton spokesman, said that the Belton Fire Department estimated the spill to be about 50 gallons worth of fuel.“The fuel flowed southward into a nearby storm drain, where it was contained before it could travel further into the drainage system,” Romer said in a news release.

I-35 traffic remains slow through Temple
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:50:00 -0500
Collisions on Interstate 35 north of Temple have been cleared, but congestion remains on both directions of the highway, officials said.

Northbound I-35 traffic backed up in Temple because of accident
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:15:00 -0500
Northbound traffic on Interstate 35 was slow Friday afternoon from a vehicle collision north of Temple.

Belton investigating fuel spills at local gas station
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:47:00 -0500
BELTON — Belton Fire Marshal Jeff Booker is investigating an overnight fuel spill at a Gulf gas station, the second at the store within the year.

Shooting at Arizona university leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:57:00 -0500
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one person and wounded three other

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