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Temple, Belton districts have changing populations

Temple and Belton schools are seeing changing student populations this year. Enrollment in Temple Independent School District decreased slightly by 114 students, while Belton schools increased by more than 400 students, officials said. TISD reports having 8,551 students enrolled right now. That's do

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 01:40:00

Temple narrows field of city manager candidates

The city of Temple is one step closer to finding its next city manager. The City Council met with its consulting firm recently to wade through the list of applicants. Mayor Danny Dunn said Wednesday that consultant Strategic Government Resources of Keller collected about 35 applications for the posi

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 01:36:00

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two yet-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles south-southeast of M

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 15:39:50

Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice: Pulling out of Iran deal would be the 'height of folly'

Susan Rice, the former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, firmly defended the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran on Saturday, saying that pulling out of the deal would be "the height of folly - and incredibly self-destructive." "The deal is strong, it is working, it serves our interest,

KCEN TV NBC 6 - 2017-09-23 20:46:43

Army looks for new ways to help generals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Struggling with an embarrassing series of misconduct and behavior problems among senior officers, the Army is putting together new mental health, counseling and career management programs to shape stronger, more ethical leaders. The programs stem from a broader worry across the mil

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 12:53:48

Musician helps families grieve at funerals for soldiers

When former 1st Cavalry Division Band member Jennifer Fitzgerald raised her trumpet to play taps at her stepfather's funeral service, she had to fight to maintain her composure and concentration. "It's not that it's difficult to play, as far as the technicalities of it, but you have to have the righ

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Soldier returns to hometown to aid victims of hurricane

HOUSTON - Soldiers often love visiting their hometowns. But for one soldier, a recent visit may have been bittersweet. Soldiers of the 89th Military Police Brigade and 720th Military Police Battalion recently returned from spending a little more than a week in Southeast Texas to participate in relie

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Ready to celebrate fall: Local groups gear up for festivals, pumpkin patch openings

Ameria Amos, right, selects candy from American Legion rider Steve Beck at a previous fall festival for children with special needs at Central Texas Christian School, located at 4141 W. FM 93 in Temple. This year's festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28Telegram file The arriv

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Sweet Adelines women's chorus to mark 35th anniversary with dinner, concert

Members of the Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International sing during a previous performance. The group will hold a 35th anniversary dinner and concert on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center.Courtesy photo Members of the Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Ade

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Entries sought for annual student art competition at TC

Students from colleges and high schools in Central Texas are invited to submit entries for the 38th annual Central Texas Art Competition and Exhibition at Temple College. The competition is sponsored by Altrusa International of Temple and the Temple South Rotary Club, and is coordinated by the Templ

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Flushed to filtered: How wastewater becomes crystal clear

BELTON - The light smell of rotten eggs permeates the air. The sulfur-like aroma, while off putting, is simply a necessity of modern life, Belton Public Works Director Angelia Points said, standing off to the side at the Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant. Points, sporting specs to keep the br

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 01:37:00

Aging classes help seniors keep up

BELTON - The classes start with warm-up exercise, some sitting, some standing. There's deep breathing, the morning stretch, shoulder rolls, foot circles and seated knee raises. All feel good as theses often-ignored muscles and joints are slowly stretched out and rotated. This Matter of Balance Class

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 01:32:00

Hints from Heloise: A pillow works better than a cone for my dog

Dear Heloise: When our cairn terrier had some surgery on his back legs, the vet wanted him to wear the dreaded cone for two weeks to avoid licking. He hated it, so instead I pinned a blow-up travel neck pillow around his neck, and he tolerated that much better. He could eat, drink and see, and best

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Live Well Expo set Oct. 4 to focus on health

The Temple Convention & Visitor's Bureau is hosting the inaugural Live Well Expo this fall. This free event is open to the public and will take place 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, located at 3303 N. Third St. in Temple. Designed to showcase the many

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Trump tries to turn around GOP health bill holdouts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of fai

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-23 15:49:19

Central Texas Vietnam memorial 'welcomed veterans home'

KILLEEN - More than 1,000 Vietnam veterans are buried at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. On Saturday, a memorial was unveiled at the cemetery to honor those veterans. It was funded by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1000, a veterans organization based out of Fort Hood. According to t

KCEN TV NBC 6 - 2017-09-24 03:05:30

Forum to discuss proposed Killeen chemical plant

KILLEEN - The groundbreaking was private for MGC Pure Chemicals America's proposed plant at the Killeen Business Park. The public wasn't invited to the Aug. 30 event. Nor was media allowed. A Killeen Daily Herald reporter was told the media could ask questions at 11:15 a.m., after the groundbreaking

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 02:58:00

Man from iconic Hurricane Harvey photo still recovering in Rockport

ROCKPORT - Many pictures were taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. A photo of a Rockport man and his dog quickly became the face of the storm and was used in countless fundraisers. Steve Culver and his loyal dog Otis were the subject of that photograph that was taken outside of his home of 19

KCEN TV NBC 6 - 2017-09-24 02:53:40

Assistant County attorney seeks judgeship

BELTON - Being a judge is a lot like being a referee, says Randy Dale, an assistant Bell County attorney. In the sport of justice, the litigants are the players; their attorneys are the coaches; and the judge is the referee making calls, ensuring the teams follow the laws. And with the current head

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 01:46:00

Airport festival to benefit animal rescue efforts

Barbecue connoisseurs and aviation aficionados will converge upon the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport next weekend for Fly In Hot; a two-day festival to raise funds for animal rescue organization Pilots-N-Paws. Airport Director Sharon Rostovich said the event, which takes place Sept.

TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM - 2017-09-24 01:44:00