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November 23, 2014  No. 1 Vol. 18

Fall Colors In Downtown Bartlett


Crash Victim Identified

Driver Killed In Train Accident South of Bartlett

How The Cranberry Became Part Of Thanksgiving

Fire Substation Lease Approved For Davilla

Santa Claus Coming To Town

Turkey Production Down Slightly

Three Rivers Uses Strong Second Half To Defeat Holland

Dalton Merz Receives Conservation Award

Pest Control Seminar Offered December 11



Get The Latest From The Space Shuttle & Space Station

Internet Tool Allows You To Track Flu

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


Santa Claus Coming To Town

Santa Claus is coming to the "Old Red Brick School"--the Bartlett Activities Center, Saturday, November 29. The event will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and will include live music provided by Mark Richey and refreshments courtesy of the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce. Children can visit with Santa and photos with Santa will be available. The Center is located at West Bell & Lucy Street.

Turkey Production Down Slightly

The United States Department of Agriculture anticipates turkey production this year will be about 235 million birds, down a little from last year’s 240,000,000. America is the world’s chief exporter of turkeys, and also the world’s chief consumer. According to the National Turkey Federation, the average American last year consumed 16 pounds of turkey, which is almost twice as much as the 8.1 pounds in 1970. October wholesale prices for turkeys jumped 12 percent above last year going from 72 cents a pound to 81 cents frozen wholesale turkey prices are expected to be between $1.12 and $1.16 a pound compared to $1.05 last year, according to the USDA. Leading turkey producing states last year were Minnesota at 44 million, North Carolina with 34 million, and Arkansas with 28 million (Texas did not make the top 10).


Three Rivers Uses Strong Second Half To Defeat Hornets

Holland scored first and glided to a 22-13 halftime lead, but the Three Rivers Bulldogs dominated second half play to defeat Holland 42-22. This ended Holland's first playoff bid since 1962. Three Rivers racked up 358 yards rushing to propel the win. Holland QB Seth Spinn passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third to pace the Hornets. Holland ends the season with an 8-2 win-loss record. Three Rivers remains undefeated.


Dalton Merz Receives Conservation Award

Dalton Merz of Holland received the Outstanding Conservation Rancher Award at the 2014 Little River-San Gabriel Conservation District Awards Banquet at the Walburg Community Center on November 6. The Outstanding Conservation Farmer Award went to Billy Biar of Thorndale, and named Outstanding Friend of Conservation was Russell Bartek of Belton.


Pest Control Seminar Offered December 11

A Farm and Ranch Seminar will be Dec. 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Extension Center on Blackland Road in Temple. The seminar will include topics on pest management, spraying, and weed management. This program will be conducted via technology using presenters from remote locations. The first five hours include courses that will meet the requirements for commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators. Eight continuing education units are available for those participating in the entire program. The cost is $50 and includes lunch. RSVP to the County Extension Office at 1605 N. Main St. in Belton by Dec. 8, or call 254-933-5305.


Fire Substation Lease Approved For Davilla

The Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees approved a lease agreement at their regular meeting November 17 allowing the Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department to lease the premises of the old Davilla School site for the purpose of operating a Fire Substation. The lease was approved on a 5-0 votes with one abstention.



Current Conditions






Wednesday: Clear low 37 high 72. Southwest wind 5 - 10 mph.

Thursday: Clear low 38 high 64, with scattered turkeys. Northeast wind 3 - 8 mph.

Friday: Clear low 43 high 70. South wind 15 - 20 mph.

Saturday: Clear low 54 high 74. South wind 15 - 25 mph.



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 Football Scores Nov 22

Three Rivers 42 Holland 22

Bremond 48 Rocksprings 0

Bruni 6 Burton 0


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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