It is once again time for school for those attending schools in the Temple Independent School District.

Classes will start Wednesday morning for all students in the school district.

A lot of damage in April at a Temple motel room led to Monday’s arrest of a Temple man.

Taken into custody by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department was Robert William Pappenfort, 71, of Temple.

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Robin Battershell, the former top administrator for the Temple and Salado school districts, will serve as interim Belton ISD superintendent after Susan Kincannon leaves for Waco.

Following a nearly 90-minute closed session, the Belton school board unanimously named Battershell to take current Superintendent Susan Kincannon’s place after her contract with Waco ISD is finalized Aug. 29.

Bell County is beginning to make strides toward implementing Election Day countywide vote centers.

The first major step toward that happened on Monday. The Commissioners Court, in two separate decisions, unanimously approved nearly $886,000 in election equipment.

Residents in Temple should soon see a reduction in their built up bulk trash, according to city officials.

For weeks some Temple residents have seen the bulk trash and brush that they put out to be collected left despite the pickup date having come and gone. This problem will soon come to an end, assistant city manager David Olson said.

A man with a gunshot wound to his head was found dead at about 1 p.m. Sunday near Lake Belton.

Belton Police Department went to the area north of Lake Belton, located in the 2200 block of FM 2271, after a call was received about a dead male, city of Belton spokesman Paul Romer said Monday.