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January 25, 2014  No. 10 Vol. 18

Indian Creek


Dallas Attorney Arrested After Church Robbery

School Board Election Filings Start January 28

Bartlett School Holding Parents Meeting

Holland Middle Schools Wins Play Competition

Cullison - Hilliard To Marry

Bartlett Signs Contract For Fire Hydrants & Water Lines

Basketball Tourney Set

Bartlett Youth League Baseball Registration Planned



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Bartlett Schools

Holland Schools

Walburg Zion Lutheran School


First Baptist Church, Bartlett

First Baptist Church, Holland

St. John Lutheran Church, Bartlett


Williamson County government web site

Bell County government web site


Dallas Attorney Arrested After Church Robbery

A Dallas attorney was arrested by the Bell County Sheriff's Department after a robbery at St John Lutheran Church one mile north of Bartlett Tuesday morning. He was identified as Jordan Masters Todd, age 32. A church employee was accosted by Todd as she got out of her car. He demanded money according to reports. He then fled north on Highway 95. A deputy stopped him several miles up the road, but Todd fled after assaulting the officer and was finally stopped near Temple by Sheriff's deputies, Temple police, and DPS officers. He was transported to Bell County jail where formal charges are pending.


School Board Election Filing Starts January 28

Candidates for the Bartlett ISD School Board can begin filing on January 28. The May 9 election will be to fill 2 three-year positions, and 1 one-year seat.

Bartlett School Holding Parents' Meeting

Bartlett Independent School District is holding a Parent Meeting Monday January 26 beginning at 6:30 PM. The Classroom Management Plan and Recognition Plan will be discussed. Immediately following this meeting at 7:15 PM, all senior parents and adult supporters are asked to meet for College Readiness Discussion, College Financial Aid Workshop & FAFSA Prep. Students may attend. Adults are asked to bring a W-2 Form if they would like help in completing the FAFSA. Information will be given in both English & Spanish.


Bartlett Signs Contract For Fire Hydrants & Water Lines

At a recent city council meeting, approval was given an engineering services contract for fire protection and water line improvements to Bartlett schools and the nursing home. An estimated $146,000 would include 9 new fire hydrants, but the contract could be completed for $100,000 with the use of city employee labor according to City Administrator Chris Hill. No one voted against the contract.

Holland Middle School Wins Play Competition

Holland Middle School’s one-act play won first prize at the UIL regional competition. The play was “The Wizard of Wonderland or Dorothy Meets Alice.” The play is the mash-up of “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Wizard of Oz” in one young man’s dreams the night before a book report is due. Whitney Clark-Bartlett, Megan Depew, Mercedes Smith, Neika Daniel and Maddie Moon won all-star cast and Tucker Cargill, Kate Gordon, Hannah Walker and Tommy Strickland received honorable mention all-star cas


Cullison - Hilliard To Marry

Mark and Patty Cullison of Temple have an-nounced the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Danielle Cullison of Temple, to Justin Wayne Hilliard of Holland. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Sharon and Ed Jarosek of Holland and Joe and Kathy Hilliard of Belton. The couple plans an April 11 wedding at Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church.

Basketball Tourney Set

A 5 On 5 Basketball Tourney will be held Saturday, February 7, in the old BISD Gym to raise funds for the Bartlett Youth League. Play will start at 8:00 AM and continue until completed. There is an entry fee of $50 per team and player with $10 for subs. Trophies will be awarded for the top three teams. For more information, call 527-4410.


Youth League Baseball Registration Planned

Bartlett Youth League Baseball Registration will be held on January 17, 24, and 31 at the old BISD Gym, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each day. The program serves children ages 4 through 18. Fees are $50 for the first child, $45 for the second, $40 for the third, with a family limit of $135. A birth certificate is required for those who have not played before. All fees must be paid before registration.



Current Conditions






Wednesday: Clear low 45 high 81. Southwest wind 15 - 25 mph.

Thursday: Clear low 51 high 71. Southwest wind 5 - 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon 15 - 25 mph.

Friday: Cloudy low 44 high 54, chance for rain. Wind north east 10 - 20 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy low 46 high 56 rain likely. East wind.


Bell County Forecast from the National Weather Service Ft Worth

Williamson County Forecast from the National Weather Service San Antonio

National Hurricane Center

Current conditions across Texas

Intellicast Central Texas Radar

KWTX Waco Weather



HS Basketball Scores

District 25 2A Boys

Thrall 50 Holland 42

District 25 2A Girls

Holland 31 Thrall 23


Texas Ranger Baseball

Texas Longhorn football


Entertainment      Return

Howard Theatre Taylor

Premier Cinema 12 Temple Mall

Killeen Stadium 12

City Lights Georgetown

Temple Cinemark

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