Volunteer firefighter and paramedic Steve Duich raises his hands in disappointment Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, after he was eliminated from the men's heat of the demolition derby, in Spicewood. The Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department holds an annual Demolition Derby as it's primary yearly fundraiser to purchase new emergency vehicles and clothe firefighters. In a time of rising costs, the department is planning to ask voters to approve a tax to increase its funding.
BELTON — Belton’s Lena Armstrong Public Library will soon offer virtual books. The library received a $5,000 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award, which is given each spring to chosen applicants. Kim Kroll, the library’s director, said all the money will be spent only on e-books.
The Defense Department on Tuesday released a report documenting the damaging cuts to military forces, modernization and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal 2015.