With the sun barely above the horizon, East Bell County residents are already up and rolling in their pickups Tuesday down Five Wells Road.

It continues to be a busy, hot summer for Central Texas firefighters, but at least one of the large wildfires, in northwest Coryell County, is coming to an end, according to officials on Wednesday.

Scorching temperatures produced a week of record-breaking highs, and miserable conditions are expected to linger throughout this week.


BELTON -- For those seeking relief from the area’s triple-digit temperatures, Bell County will open a cooling center in Belton.

weather alert

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Tuesday morning for North and Central Texas. Bell, McLennan and Milam counties are included in the warning.