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Tourists get knockout photo of Stallone atop ‘Rocky’ steps
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:53:27 UT
Stallone made the art museum's steps famous in his first turn as fictional boxer Rocky Balboa, who used them as part of his training regimen. Thousands of people now visit the steps each year to re-create the run and to take pictures with a Rocky statue, which originally was a prop in "Rocky III." What are the chances of meeting him, that celebrity, right there?" he said of the Stallone encounter, calling it "an unreal experience.

Longtime Academy ISD board members bid adieu
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 21:34:00 -0500
Two longtime Academy Independent school board members bid farewell to other board members as they stepped off the board during its May 20 meeting.Both Dan Case and Bobby Poncik had served on the board for 15 years.

Man indicted in heroin case
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 21:26:00 -0500
A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lauro Luis Perez, 43, of Laredo for allegedly possessing 306 grams, 0.67 pounds, of heroin. The Texas Penal Code defines possession of 200-400 grams of heroin as a first-degree felony, punishable by 5-99 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Man found guilty in Killeen kidnapping case
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500
A San Antonio man charged with the August kidnapping of a family member in Killeen was found guilty of kidnapping Wednesday by a Bell County jury.Edgar Bradshaw, 49, was indicted on an aggravated kidnapping charge in August and has been in the Bell County Jail on $1 million bail.

Lake Belton finally full: Flooding causing closures at area lake parks
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:41:00 -0500
For the first time since sometime in 2012, Lake Belton is at full capacity and even almost a foot above at 595.37 feet, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Man arrested with 6 assault rifles during Texas traffic stop
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:12:19 UT
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with having banned weapons after police discovered six military-style assault rifles in his SUV. Georgetown police early Saturday stopped Garcia's SUV after receiving reports of a driver weaving through traffic on southbound Interstate 35.

Top New Tech students excited for life in bigger cities
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:48:00 -0500
BELTON — This year, 105 Belton New Tech High @ Waskow seniors will become the first graduating class of Belton ISD’s small, tech specialty high school.Seniors Alyssa Callin and Caleb Cable have taken the top spots as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class.

Tornado victim in serious condition
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:44:00 -0500
Nina Ash, whose husband Richard died in Monday’s tornado in Milam County, remained in serious condition Wednesday at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital.Nina Ash was seriously injured when an EF-2 tornado struck the mobile home they were in on their property in the Pettibone community. She remained in the intensive care unit on Wednesday with a broken neck, back and ribs, hospital spokesman Deke Jones said Wednesday.

Airstrikes may not suffice against IS
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:53:00 -0500
BAGHDAD — It is the modern era’s military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side.Seductive though it is to risk-averse governments with war-weary publics, the approach has its limits — and these are on display in Syria and Iraq, where a U.S.-led coalition has carried out more than 4,100 airstrikes against Islamic State radicals yet failed to stop the extremists.

Woman arrested in kidnapping case
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:46:00 -0500
The non-custodial birth mother of a Lake Belton Middle School student allegedly tried to remove the child from the school Wednesday afternoon, leading to a police chase involving the Temple and Belton police departments, according to the Temple Police Department.

Adding more chrome: THS to give Chromebooks to all students
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:45:00 -0500
Next school year, all Temple High School students will receive Chromebooks as part of the school district’s technology initiative.This year, all Temple High freshmen were given Chromebooks they could use in class and take home throughout high school and then keep upon graduation.Initially, when Temple ISD launched its tech initiative in 2013, the plan was to give Chromebooks to each freshman class and in four years all students would have Chromebooks, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Bobby Ott said.

Aftermath of storm still being felt throughout community
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 21:32:00 -0500
As Coryell and Lampasas County residents continue to clean up following the aftermath of confirmed tornadoes over the weekend, some Bell County residents also are reeling from the aftermath of the storms.

Zoning change for gun range approved by Belton Council
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 21:25:00 -0500
The Belton City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a zoning change to allow an indoor gun range. The range will be in an existing 10,000-square-foot building at 204 N. Penelope St. Most recently the building was home to Real Deals on Home Décor franchise.

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