OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The two biggest U.S. railroad unions were working Wednesday ahead of key ratification votes to dispel rumors about the contract deals that averted a potentially devastating nationwide strike .
Local business leaders got a sneak peek into Temple’s future Friday during a state of the city presentation.
BELTON — Bell County’s proposed diversion center — which aims to help those with mental illnesses — could be completed sooner than originally thought.
BELTON — Bell County’s two political parties worked towards the same goal Wednesday in the fourth of six training sessions for election workers this year.
The Temple Education Foundation, an organization that was established in 1988 to support the Temple ISD community, will host an online auction beginning Monday as part of its annual Distinguished Alumni Event.
BELTON — A quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has seen the Bell County Clerk’s Office be recognized for its work this week.
BELTON — With moisture from rains earlier this month drying up, Bell County Commissioners announced the return of a burn ban on Monday.
Stocks mostly fell on Wall Street and put major indexes deeper into a slump as recession fears grow. The S&P 500 fell 0.3% in midday trading Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq also fell.
KILLEEN — A judge has decided in favor of a Killeen city councilman whose position on the council was challenged during an election lawsuit.
On Sept. 19, visiting judge Rex Davis signed his order ruling that Ramon Alvarez — who was elected to the council in May — prevail in the lawsuit that was filed by ex-city councilwoman Mellisa Brown, who finished less than 30 votes behind Alvarez in the May 7 city election. Additionally, Davis ordered that Brown pay $7,500, as a “sanction.”
Brown filed suit on May 23 against Alvarez, who won the seat by 26 votes during the municipal election that was decided on May 7. She alleged that Bell County elections officials were poorly trained and that many ballots were rejected. She also said that a polling location was changed and that the county clerk did not give the appropriate notice.
“I disagree with his ruling, especially on the merits of the case as a whole,” Brown said on Friday. “I wouldn’t have continued with the case unless I thought my case had merit.”
Texas regulators issued an environmental permit Thursday for the Port of Corpus Christi to build what could become the state’s first seawater desalination plant — but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may refuse to accept it.
BELTON — Protecting and preserving natural resources and ecosystems was the purpose of a gathering Thursday outside of Belton.
BELTON — A large construction crane began to be assembled Thursday near the Bell County Jail in Belton. The crane will be used in the ongoing Loop Jail Expansion project, Bell County spokesman James Stafford said.