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Students excited about annual Bell County Youth Fair
tdtnews.com / Sun, 07 Feb 2016 01:01:00 -0600
Thousands of students from throughout Bell County will be at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton doing their best to show their animals in the best light.Those critters will be washed and fluffed, all in hopes of catching the judges’ eye and ultimately walking out of the arena with a ribbon.

Annual Bell County Youth Fair kicks into gear
tdtnews.com / Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:59:00 -0600
Activities began in earnest this weekend at the Bell County Expo Center as youths from all over the county prepare to compete in the annual Bell County Youth Fair.Those involved in the heifer and commercial steer competitions began moving their animals into the Exposition Building, while others involved in the family and consumer science division took part in the Fashion Revue held Saturday night in the Special Events Center.The Clem Mikeska Exhibitor Appreciation Supper and Dance was held Saturday evening.The competition will heat up Monday and will remain so throughout the week.

Sprawling on the fringes of the city
tdtnews.com / Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:56:00 -0600
The city of Belton is getting bigger.The Belton City Council decided Monday to move forward with expanding and adding residential subdivisions on the city’s northwest side.

Bell County Youth Fair Schedule
tdtnews.com / Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:55:00 -0600

Business Briefcase for Feb. 7
tdtnews.com / Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:54:00 -0600
The Texas Association of Business Central Star Chapter will present a discussion with U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Waco, and Bill Hammond, chief executive officer of the Texas Association of Business, on

Temple sandwich shop cooks up dining options
tdtnews.com / Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:50:00 -0600
Charisse Reed doesn’t cook and she likes what she eats to be unadorned. If she orders a sandwich, don’t bother with the lettuce, tomato, onions and such, she’s having none of it.So it just made sense that she and her real estate partner, Jack Folsom, open up Nathan Paul’s Rations, 10 W. Ave. B, in downtown Temple and put Reed in charge of the menu.There seems to have been a method to their madness because six months out the sandwich shop continues to attract new customers.Sandwiches rule the menu. There are cold, hot and specialty sandwiches, along with soups of the day and salads.

Sheriff candidates answer more questions
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:38:00 -0600
During Tuesday night’s Central Texas Tea Party candidate forum, the three candidates vying for the Bell County Sheriff position answered some tough questions voiced by the moderator, Central Texas Tea Party President Jeff Harris.

Teaching content over cursive
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:34:00 -0600
Cursive writing may soon be an obsolete skill as technology advances and teachers shift their focus to the content of writing instead of the formation of letters.

Old Waco Road construction: an end in sight
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:32:00 -0600
Old Waco Road construction will be complete almost one year after the project began.The road closed to through traffic in early June 2015. Nearby residents received fliers informing them construction would last about 60 days. The road is still closed.

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:28:00 -0600
TAINAN, Taiwan — Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds.

A day for the geeks
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:27:00 -0600
Children thronged the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum on Saturday for the second  Geek Out family day.“It was a big hit last year, so we wanted to do it again,” said Stephanie Long, museum director.

Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:16:00 -0600
WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth.At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151,000 added jobs, well below the pace of the previous few months

Canstruction coverage
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600
I was very disappointed when I looked in your Sunday paper Jan.17 expecting to see pictures of all the Canstruction entries and saw one small picture and small article!

Separate space would have been better for ad
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600
I am in agreement with Anita Baer’s letter regarding pet obituaries published in your paper. If a person wants to pay to have his or her pet’s obituary published, that person should be able to do so w

Thanks for running dog obit ad
tdtnews.com / Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600
Kudos to the Temple Telegram.

Investigation ongoing in children’s deaths
tdtnews.com / Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:33:00 -0600
An update on the questionable deaths of Bell County children was given Thursday by Sheriff Eddy Lange during a news conference.Weston Lyle Marthers was just 9 months old on Nov. 30, 2015, when he died by blunt force head trauma, autopsy results from Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas said.

Girl, 9, shot in chest
tdtnews.com / Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:32:00 -0600
A 9-year-old girl was in critical condition at McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White after being shot at about 8 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of Indian Springs Road, Lt. T.J. Cruz, Bell County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said Friday.

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