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October 19, 2014  No. 42 Vol. 17


Bell County Early Voting Information

Williamson County Early Voting Information

Ron Winsman Will Preach In Granger

Spinn Leads Holland Past Rosebud-Lott 38-20

Moises Montanez Saves The Bulldogs

Couple Sent To Prison For Mail Theft

Markus Holt Named Interim Police Chief

Kayla Wright Named Homecoming Queen



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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


Ron Winsman Will Preach In Granger

The Granger Brethren Church will host two nights of revival services on Sunday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Oct 27. Each service will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Ron Winsman will be returning to the immediate area, having served as the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bartlett from 1992-1997. He is currently serving as the Pastor of the Ocker Brethren Church, located 12 miles east of Temple on State Hwy. 53 and he has been serving there since 2001.

Spinn Leads Holland Over Rosebud-Lott 38-20

The Rosebud-Lott Cougars had to be convinced, but eventually the Holland Hornets were able to thump out a 38-20 district victory which puts them on the road to challenge Thorndale for the district crown. The first quarter was back and forth, with first Holland ahead 6-0, then R-L 7-6, then Holland 12-7, then R-L back on top at 14-12. After that, things got better for the Hornets as they finally got a handle on it. Holland QB Seth Spinn churned out 228 yards on the ground, 155 yards through the air, and a total of five touchdowns to lead the Hornet charge.


Moises Montanez Saves The Bulldogs

Things looked bleak in Bulldog Stadium Friday night after the Snook Blue Jays scored with 3:01 left in the game to put Snook ahead 27-26. When Snook regained possession, it looked like it was all over. But then Moises Montanez intercepted a pass at the Bartlett five yardline and returned it 95 yards for a touchdown with just 22 seconds left in the game. Zach Pruett led the Bulldogs offensively with 157 yards on 20 carries. He now has 803 yards for the year.


Couple Sent To Prison For Mail Theft

Charles Hattenbach, 39, and Kathryn Hubbert, 28, both of Temple, who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a massive Central Texas mail theft scheme, were sentenced to prison on October 8, prosecutors said. U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith sentenced Hattenbach to 81 months in prison and Hubbert to 48 months behind bars. He ordered the two to pay $103,720 in restitution. He also fined Hattenbach $6,000 and Hubbert $5,000 and ordered both placed on supervised release for five years after they complete their prison terms. The thefts involved more than 50,000 pieces of mail and more than $500,000 in other U.S. government property taken from Post Offices in about 80 cities and towns altogether, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said. Hattenbach pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiracy to steal mail, one count of bank fraud, one count of theft of government property and three counts of aggravated identity theft, prosecutors said. Hubbert pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to steal mail, one count of bank fraud, one count of theft of Government property and two counts of aggravated identity theft, prosecutors said Thursday. The thefts were carried out from December 2013 until March and stretched from Midland to College Station and Dallas to San Antonio, prosecutors said. Hattenback and Hubbert “stole credit cards, personal checks, business checks, money orders, postage, W-2s, tax returns, items which contained personal identifying information, cash, gift cards and other items belonging to more than 2,000 victims,” prosecutors said. The two also schemed to defraud several financial institutions including Extraco Bank in Round Rock by endorsing and depositing stolen money orders and checks, prosecutors said. “The defendants subsequently withdrew the deposits causing the financial institutions to lose more than $80,000,” prosecutors said. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, facilities targeted included: Alvarado, Austin (Balcones, Bluebonnet, Main, McNeil, Mockingbird, Northcross, South Campus, Southeast, and Town North branches), Bangs, Belton, Blanket, Brenham, Bryan, Buchanan Dam, Buckholts, Burton, Cameron, Campbellton, Carmine, Cedar Park, Chapel Hill, Clifton, Coleman, College Station, Colorado City, Copperas Cove, Corpus Christi (Gulfway branch), Dripping Springs, Early, Elgin, Florence, Gause, Georgetown, Gustine, Harker Heights, Hearne, Heidenheimer, Hewitt, Hillsboro, Holland, Hutto, Jarrell, Jonesboro, Kemper, Killeen, Lampasas, Lawn, Leander, Ledbetter, Liberty Hill, Lockhart, Loraine, Lorena, May, McDade, Meridian, Merkel, Midland, Milano, Millican, Mound, Navasota, Nolanville, Novice, Paige, Pendleton, Pflugerville, Red Oak, Rising Star, Roby, Rockport, Rogers, Rosebud, Round Rock, Salado, San Angelo, San Marcos, Santa Anna, Sinton, Sterling City, Sweetwater, Taylor, Temple, Thorndale, Treat, Troy, Tye, Valley Mills, Waco (Highlander and Woodway branches), Walnut Springs, Washington and Weir.


Markus Holt Named Interim Police Chief

Sgt Markus Holt was named Interim Police Chief for a six month period at an October 6 Bartlett City Council meeting. Eric Edwards recently resigned from the chief's job. Holt has been with the Bartlett Police Department since September 2008.

Kayla Wright Named Homecoming Queen

Kayla Wright was named Bartlett Homecoming Queen at the Granger game last week. She was escorted by her father, Michael Wright. Members of the Homecoming Court included Sarah Ramirez, Sierra Ramirez, Samantha Gallegos, Alexis Belcher, Azalia Degollado, Sydney Luna and Kiley Riesner.



Current Conditions






Thursday: Partly cloudy high 80. Wind east 3 - 8 mph.

Friday: Clear low 60 high 86. East wind 3 - 8 mph.

Saturday: Clear low 61 high 88. South wind 3 - 6 mph.

Sunday: Clear low 61 high 86. South wind 5 - 15 mph.

Monday: Clear low 62 high 89. South wind 10 - 20 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 Oct 17

Holland 38 Rosebud-Lott 20

Bartlett 32 Snook 27

Bremond 55 Burton 21

Thorndale 42 Thrall 28

Granger 33 Somerville 7

Moody 37 Riesel 14

Standings Oct 17 District 13-2A Div I

Holland 6-1 2-0 301 120

Thorndale 5-2 2-0 221 169

Thrall 4-3 1-1 192 211

Moody 4-3 1-1 226 208

Riesel 2-5 0-2 129 223

Rosebud-Lott 0-6-1 0-2 65 250

District 13-2A Div II

Bremond 8-0 4-0 354 90

Bartlett 3-4 3-0 168 243

Burton 4-3 2-1 198 134

Milano 2-5 2-1 75 180

Granger 1-6 1-2 83 274

Snook 2-6 0-4 112 175

Somerville 0-8 0-4 88 425


Texas Ranger Baseball

Texas Longhorn football


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Howard Theatre Taylor

Premier Cinema 12 Temple Mall

Killeen Stadium 12

City Lights Georgetown

Temple Cinemark

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