Two arrested after marijuana found in car
A Temple woman and an Austin man were Saturday arrested after an accident when officers found almost two pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
Rodeo funnyman returns to Belton
Jokes about the livestock, bull riders and rodeo announcer will flow from barrelman and rodeo clown Rocket Ryan Litwin at the Belton Rodeo this year.
When teddy Bears get sick
Who knew Simba of Lion King fame could get strep throat?Lucky for him the Teddy Bear Clinic held Tuesday at McLane Children’s Hospital was prepared to treat him, even if the cure requires surgery.Youngsters from the hospital, clinic and elsewhere lined up with their faux critters prepared to do whatever was necessary to find some relief from the malady that had befallen their fuzzy friends.There were some who brought their favorite stuffed toy with them. For all others a varied selection — Simba, Ella the Elephant, Pluto and others — was available thanks to Kohl’s Cares for Kids.Kegan Redford, 5, has Bruton’s agammagobulinemia, an inherited immunodeficiency disease, his mother Holly Redford explained.“He doesn’t produce any antibodies to fight infections,” she said.
Where are Shepherd’s facts?
Regarding the June 11 letter to the editor from Elizabeth Shepherd:
Reports show marina level high for E. coli
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:53:00 -0500
The results of a water sample taken a week ago by the Texas Commission on Environmental Standards from the Pier 36/Lake Belton Marina tested at six times the state standard, Ronnie Bruggman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman, said late Tuesday afternoon.The tests were ordered after people contacted TCEQ in anonymous letters, alleging that houseboat owners were dumping raw sewage into the lake and that the marina’s on-site sewer system wasn’t operable.
Abortion providers study if clinics could reopen
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:51:00 -0500
AUSTIN — Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state’s 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they
Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:50:00 -0500
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying “you don’t own marria
Area JPs not performing marriages
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:48:00 -0500
Bell County justices of the peace Don Engleking and Ted Duffield have ceased performing marriage ceremonies.Engleking, who oversees the Justice Court in Precinct 2, linked his decision to cease marrying people to the recent 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
Bell Co. Fire Rescue, firefighter victim speak up
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:45:00 -0500
A Sunday evening television report has Bell County Fire Rescue firefighters and fire chief up in arms and ready to tell their side of the story on Tuesday.Joseph Owsley, a former firefighter, was one of five injured on April 17 when their engine was struck by a pickup driver, causing it to roll several times and ejecting two firefighters. He told a KWTX TV reporter that he is homeless, has no money and lost his job and house — all because of the April 17 accident.
Rodeo announcer dances to his own tune
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:05:00 -0500
Charlie Throckmorton dances to his own tune when it comes to deciding where he wants to announce for a rodeo. He’s earned that right, with more than 30 years invested in his profession.
Fourth of July local schedule of events
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:04:00 -0500
A glance at local events to celebrate Fourth of July.
Belton, Temple ready for July 4th celebrations
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:57:00 -0500
Events in Belton and Temple for the Fourth of July include multiple parades, fireworks and a rodeo.
Suicide attack targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan, 2 dead
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:22:00 -0500
Police are particularly vulnerable in the fight against insurgents, and are suffering a spike in casualties as they are often the target of Taliban attacks on flimsy checkpoints in remote districts.A suicide attack on the police headquarters of southern Helmand province early Tuesday killed three people and wounded more than 50, including policemen, police spokesman Farid Hamad Obaid said. Omar Zawak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said most of the wounded were women and children.
Plane crashes in Indonesia; more than 70 killed
tdtnews.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:16:00 -0500
Rescuers with heavy machinery searched a shattered residential neighborhood Tuesday for any survivors from an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed shortly after takeoff and killed more than 70 people.
Christ Church School offers enrichment summer camp
Summer vacation is in full swing for local kids, and while most would dread the thought of being at school, they may not mind being at summer camp.Christ Church School, formerly the McGowen-Stephens School of Christ Episcopal Church, is in its 59th year and is accredited through the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools — a member of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.
Central Texas crime: Belton man charged in assault case
Jonathan Christopher Ready, 25, of Belton was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Also, a Temple area man is under police guard at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital after being arrested by the Department of Public Safety.
Bioscience board meets summer interns
Members of the Temple Health and Bioscience District board met the summer interns it funds and began the process of adopting a budget for the fiscal year.The interns have been in Temple working in various labs for about a month.
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