By PAUL WISEMAN
Small businesses in Milam County might soon see big help from the county.
County officials Monday announced the county was setting aside $1 million of American Rescue Plan Act money for small businesses. Businesses located in the county with 25 employees or less will now be able to apply for a grant of up to $10,000.
Responding to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, two health care companies — including Baylor Scott & White Health — announced that they will now require vaccinations for its employees.
Killeen residents will now see a boost in their water supply, with 10 million more gallons of drinking water a day, thanks to the completion of the nearly $40 million Stillhouse Lake Water Treatment Plant.
BELTON — As the county’s jail population continued to rise, the Bell County Commissioners Court once voted to contract out more space in other counties.
The blue-and-white windmill-decorated sign is up at the new Dutch Bros Coffee shop in West Temple — a sign of its upcoming opening.
Texas electricity regulators on Thursday told the public that their electricity should likely stay on through the rest of the summer and that the state’s main power grid is in good enough shape to withstand any potential extreme weather.
Of the 8,787 people who have died in Texas due to COVID-19 since early February, at least 43 were fully vaccinated, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.
BELTON — Rising project costs prompted Bell County Commissioners to make changes to the amount of previously issued certificates of obligation.
Bell County Judge David Blackburn said Monday the current situation regarding the coronavirus was concerning and he hoped to prevent a backslide.
The Temple City Council will vote on the city’s tax rate and budget next month following Thursday’s meeting.
A budget and plan for spending $606,562 in federal grant money — aimed at helping low- and middle-income residents — was approved by the Temple City Council Thursday evening.