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December 14, 2014  No. 4 Vol. 18

Downtown Beautification? This dumpster appears to be permanently parked on Main Street in Bartlett.


Holland Plans Community Christmas Candlelight Service

School Increases Adult Meal Rates

Bartlett Has Big Increase In Sales Tax Rebate

St John Lutheran Announces Christmas Services



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First Baptist Church, Bartlett

First Baptist Church, Holland

St. John Lutheran Church, Bartlett


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Holland Plans Community Christmas Candlelight Service

The Holland Community Candlelight Christmas Service will be hosted by the First United Methodist Church on Hogan Street on Sunday December 21. The First Baptist Church and Nueva Esperanza Baptist Church are also participating. Scripture, music and fellowship will fill the evening beginning at 6:00 PM.

School Increases Adult Meal Rates

The Bartlett School Board voted an increase to adult meal rates at their recent meeting. Price of breakfast will go up from $1.00 to $2.00 and lunches from $3.25 to $4.00 in order to comply with USDA regulations. The vote was 6-0.


Bartlett Has Big Increase In Sales Tax Rebate

Bartlett received a 64.10% increase in sales tax rebates for the latest quarter as compared to last year's payment. Bartlett received 7691.74 this year compared to 4686.98 for this period last year. Bartlett's total for the year is 67,719.68 compared to 58,985.92 last year for a 14.8% increase for the year. Holland's rebate was 4397.74 this quarter compared to 3918.71 last year for a 12.22% increase for the quarter. Holland is up 3.46% for the year. Granger's rebate was 4,220, up 21.18% for the quarter and 14.45% for the year. Little River- Academy received 5276.37 this quarter, up 18.19% for the quarter and 12.21% for the year. Salado's payment of 27,507.91 was up 3.61% for the quarter and only 0.80% for the year. Jarrell's 137,043.51 is up 33.11% from this time last year and 5.27% for the year.


St John Lutheran Announces Christmas Services

St John Lutheran Church, which is located one mile north of Bartlett on Highway 95, will have both a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and a Christmas Day Service. The Christmas Eve Service will begin with special music at 6:00 PM followed by the worship service at 6:30 PM. A nursery will be provided for parents with small children. The Christmas Day Service is set for 10:30 AM. Rev. Joe Woodward is the new pastor at St John Lutheran.

Kinsey Gordon and Alyssa Dugger were named First Team All-District for the 2014 Volleyball season. Named to the Second Team were Madison Talbert and Danielle Ramos. Bailey Merz was named Newcomer of the Year. Honorable Mention went to Rae Lynn Riley, Kiva Daniel, and Amy Bennight. Academic All-District honors went to Victoria Cortez, Alyssa, Dugger, Kinsey Gordon, Madison Maybin, Grace Riley, Kiva Daniel, Danielle Ramos, Madison Talbert and Bailey Merz.



Current Conditions






Saturday: Cloudy high 54. Northeast wind 3 - 7 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy low 41 high 58. Southeast wind 5 - 10 mph.

Monday: Clear low 47 high 69. Southwest wind 10 - 20 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy low 47 high 59. Northwest wind 10 - 25 mph.

Wednesday: Clear low 38 high 62. West wind 5 - 10 mph.

Christmas Day: Clear high 66. Turning colder Friday.



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 Dec 13

Bremond 32 Tenaha 29

Albany 24 Seagraves 14

State Championship Game This Thursday Dec 18

10:00 AM AT&T Stadium Arlington:

Bremond (14-0) vs. Albany (14-0) Return

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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