City of Belton receives online arguments on COVID-19 vaccinations

BELTON, Texas – The City of Belton is seeing a little backlash after a series of Facebook posts on the COVID-19 vaccine. During a meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Wayne Carpenter discussed the recent rise of cases in Belton and Bell County and the relatively low vaccination rate in the same area.
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Gatesville, TXGatesville Messenger

Piece of Gatesville history finds a corner in new high school

Tucked away in a warehouse sat a piece of Gatesville history: the cornerstone of the original school built in 1914. Shortly after the school was demolished, the stone was given to officials at the Gatesville Independent School District as a token. Fast forward nearly half a century later — as the school district expands facilities at the high school — this remnant of the past finds a home in the present.
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Coryell County, TXGatesville Messenger

Radio tower lights go dark

Warning lights for the Coryell County Radio tower have completely failed leading the county to use emergency funds to pay for the repair. The 460-foot radio tower on the east end of town near Highway 36 serves the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office, Coryell County and Gatesville Fire Department and the Gatesville Police Department and Emergency Medical Services.
Coryell County, TXGatesville Messenger

Federal funds may help build county center

County Judge proposal allocates $6 million of American Rescue Plan Act money. At the corner of East Leon Street and South Fifth Street sits an expansive vacant lot. A set of stairs and a cracked driveway are all that remain of the former Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber store that used to sit on the property.
Williamson County,

Concern as consistent COVID deaths return in Williamson County

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The death toll from COVID-19 is drawing frustration with Williamson County leaders. "490 days ago we saw our first COVID death. Thursday we have recorded our 491st COVID death. We’ve had one death a day on average for the past 490 days so yes the spike concerns me," said Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell.
Killeen, TXKilleen Daily Herald

Killeen bulk trash pickup back on schedule

Killeen’s Public Works Department had its work cut out for them this week, but they’re back on schedule as of Friday, according to a correspondence with the department through Killeen’s Communication Director Jannelle Ford. This week, the department fell behind schedule in the removal of curbside brush and bulk trash...
Bell County, TXKWTX

Biden gets tough, Abbott pushes back, 560 more active COVID-19 cases reported here

(KWTX) - The Biden administration announced sweeping new vaccination rules for federal workers and contractors Thursday, but stopped short of an outright mandate, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pushed back with a new executive order emphasizing personal responsibility, vaccination rates continued to lag, and the number of active COVD-19 cases in Central Texas rose by more than 560 to more than 3,600.
Williamson County,

County Judge Encourages Vaccinations as County Nears 500 deaths

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has written a letter to residents in Williamson County encouraging those who are unsure or undecided about getting the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated to help prevent more deaths. Williamson County has had an average of one death per day since the first death in the county on March 26, 2020. Every person has the right to choose whether or not to be vaccinated. What people who are undecided should know is the vast majority of recent COVID-19 cases and deaths have been unvaccinated people. Since March 2021, 95% of the confirmed case have been unvaccinated people. Judge Gravell describes this pandemic as the single greatest disaster we have faced in the history of the county. Read the full letter here.
Bell County,

UPDATE: 108 new cases of COVID-19 in Bell County, 24,247 total

BELL COUNTY, Texas – The Bell County Health District is reporting a total of 24,247 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is a total of 471 deaths in Bell County. There have been 22,865 total recoveries, and there are 911 active cases. The majority of the people diagnosed with COVID-19 in...
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