Barbecue kicks off 4th festivities
About 150 individuals came to Yettie Polk Park to feast on barbecue sandwiches, sausage wraps and sodas to celebrate the start of Belton’s Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday.
Temple to discuss distance between bars and parks
The Temple City Council will meet today to consider a resolution waiving distance requirements between bars and public parks and between bars and churches in part of West Temple.
US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:55:53 -0500
GENEVA (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governi
Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:39:54 -0500
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — While investigators probe the cause of a fire that destroyed a rural black church in South Carolina, statistics show church fires aren't unusual and happen dozens of times a
Mission Trail Express bus route spans Lower Valley
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 2 Jul 2015 01:56:55 MDT
The Lower Valley on Wednesday took a step toward the implementation of a regional transportation system in El Paso with the inauguration of a new bus route.
Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 19 missing
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:33:55 -0500
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying 173 passengers capsized Thursday as it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 people dead and 19 others missing, coast guard o
Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:50:02 -0500
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After decades of debate and conflict, the Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denom
Why spend for Temple police chief search firm
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0500
It seems to me that the city administration is wasting close to $23,000 of taxpayer money to hire a search firm to conduct a nationwide search for candidates for a police chief.
Lawyer: Firefighter hasn’t received insurance money yet
The attorney for Joseph Owsley, the Central Bell County Fire & Rescue firefighter involved in an accident who said he is homeless, said Owsley hasn’t received “a dime of insurance money yet.”
High number of El Pasoans in new class at medical school
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 2 Jul 2015 01:55:12 MDT
The newest class of medical students began orientation Wednesday at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso — with the largest group of El Pasoans yet.
Tunisia: 12 people detained in hotel attack probe
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:51:40 -0500
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian official says that about 12 people have been detained in the investigation into a massacre at a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists.
2 dolphins make home at Anita Nueva Aventura aquatic park in Juárez
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 2 Jul 2015 01:46:04 MDT
JUÁREZ >> Two dolphins are ready to make a splash in this desert city. Isis and Luna arrived last month at Anita Nueva Aventura, which is an aquatic and amusement park in east Juárez near the Ysleta Port of Entry.
The Latest on Philippines: Survivors describe big waves
wacotrib.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:35:13 -0500
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The latest on the ferry sinking in the Philippines (all times local):
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