Bobby Whitson Bell County Commissioner Pct. 2

– Committed to the Prosperity of Bell County
– Available and Accessible
– Inclusive Leadership – Committed to the Prosperity of Bell County
o Facilitate planned and qualitative growth in a way that ensures our quality of life.
• Water availability, Communications/Data Infrastructure,
o Facilitate cooperation with Federal, State, and City Leadership.
• Economic Growth, County/City Partnerships, Public Safety

– Available and Accessible
o The first line of the job description of county commissioner states “ The job of the county commissioner calls for hands-on service delivery”
o When you need me, I’m available to you via Phone, Office visit within Precinct 2, or just being around the community as usual.

– Inclusive Leadership
o I have long-lasting, healthy relationships with Killeen, Harker Heights and Salado residents and leadership and am committed to the well-being of all 77,500 citizens within Precinct 2.

Operating as usual


Killeen Police Department's Walk Against Domestic Violence


Sirena Fest!


The vision of a Bell County Diversion Center is one step closer to becoming a reality. This facility will provide an option for law enforcement agencies and hospitals dealing with individuals experiencing mental health crises. Read more below.

Photos from Bell County, Texas's post 10/01/2022

Photos from Bell County, Texas's post


Registration is is full swing and teams are filling fast! Only 16 more days until the fun begins.
Register online TODAY at



October 24, 2022 thru October 28, 2022 (Monday - Friday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 29, 2022 (Saturday) 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

October 30, 2022 (Sunday) 12:00 pm noon - 6:00 pm

October 31, 2022 thru November 4, 2022 (Monday - Friday) 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Belton - Bell County Courthouse Annex, 550 East 2nd Ave

Killeen - Bell County Annex, 304 Priest Drive

Killeen - Jackson Professional Learning Center, 902 Rev R A Abercrombie Dr.

Killeen - Senior Center @ Lions Club Park, 1700 E. Stan Schleuter Loop, Killeen, TX 76542

Temple - Temple ISD Administration Bldg, 401 Santa Fe Way

Salado - Salado Church of Christ, 217 North Stagecoach

Harker Heights - Parks & Recreation Center, 307 Millers Crossing


Burn ban is in effect until we get enough rain in the County to facilitate safe burning.


Join the Friends of the Library!
Meeting and Book Sale Discussion
Monday, October 3, 2022
6:00 pm in the Library
400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights, TX
Members and Non-Members Welcome!


In 1831, Mexican authorities lent the settlers of Gonzales a small cannon to help protect them from frequent Comanche raids. Over the next four years, the political situation in Mexico deteriorated, and in 1835 several states revolted. As the unrest spread, Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea, the commander of all Mexican troops in Texas, felt it unwise to leave the residents of Gonzales with a weapon and requested the return of the cannon.

When the initial request was refused, Ugartechea sent 100 dragoons to retrieve the cannon. The soldiers neared Gonzales on September 29, but the colonists used a variety of excuses to keep them from the town, while secretly sending messengers to request assistance from nearby communities. Within two days, up to 140 Texians gathered in Gonzales, all determined not to give up the cannon. On October 1, settlers voted to initiate a fight. Mexican soldiers opened fire as Texians approached their camp in the early hours of October 2. After several hours of desultory firing, the Mexican soldiers withdrew.

Although the skirmish had little military significance, it marked a clear break between the colonists and the Mexican government and is considered to have been the start of the Texas Revolution. News of the skirmish spread throughout the United States, where it was often referred to as the "Lexington of Texas". The cannon's fate is disputed. It may have been buried and rediscovered in 1936, or it may have been seized by Mexican troops after the Battle of the Alamo.

Photos from Bell County 4-H - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's post 09/27/2022

We got a visit from our 4-H Ambassadors yesterday! I cherish my days as a 4-H student and appreciate the skills and character this program provides our youth. 'To make the best better."

Photos from Bell County, Texas's post 09/27/2022

Photos from Bell County, Texas's post

Timeline photos 09/27/2022

Timeline photos

Congratulations to TAC Best Practices Award recipient and Bell County Clerk Shelley Coston (right), who is with TAC's Rhita Koches. Coston's office created a plan that allowed it to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic without missing a beat. To learn more, visit


Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about the proposed ordinances in Killeen and Harker Heights regarding ma*****na possession. I look forward to hearing both sides of the debate to understand how these ordinances may affect our communities.


I was a club kid and owe a lot of who I am to the Boys & Girls Club. Thank you to all of the volunteers, staff, and sponsors that make this organization successful!


I was a club kid. Boys & Girls Club help develop skills in our youth that build our community. Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors, and staff that make this organization successful!


Welcome to Aggie Ring Day 9-23-2022


Photos from Bell County, Texas's post 09/24/2022

Photos from Bell County, Texas's post

Photos from City of Killeen, Texas - Government's post 09/24/2022

Photos from City of Killeen, Texas - Government's post


Today is National Hunting & Fishing Day! Get outdoors and enjoy God's blessings today!


We have 9 more days to raise $44,946.23 to operate.

So far this year we have served 236 children and want to ensure long term care for foster care children in Texas.

Can you make a donation toward our current need?

You can donate through our webiste



The City is now hiring for the following positions:

Firefighter/Paramedic – starting salary $57,269.68 plus $6,000.00 paramedic incentive

Police Department Telecommunicator (11pm-7am) – starting salary $35,651.20

Senior Equipment Operator – starting salary $41,683.20

For more information, please visit:


Tickets are now on sale for this AWESOME annual event. The evening will be filled with great food & drinks, amazing prizes, & an community who loves supporting the youth of Salado!

$150 for each ticket
-dinner for 2
- 1 entry in the reverse raffle
-Awesome top prizes
- silent & live auction items

***21 & up only!!!***


Some of the best people I know are Rotarians. Our club does so much for our community it humbles me just to be associated with these giants! See you Thursday morning.

Please join us Thursday, September 22 to hear from our own Bobby Whitson, Bell County Commissioner, Pct. 2.

VoteTexas on Twitter 09/20/2022

VoteTexas on Twitter

Everything you need to know about voting in Texas. VOTETEXAS.GOV

VoteTexas on Twitter “Don’t forget you can find all your voter resources on the go! Visit on your mobile phone to get today! ”

Photos from Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce's post 09/17/2022

Photos from Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce's post


Ever wonder what we take for granted? The kids that come through our facility remind us daily. It is the simple things. 💕 This is why we do what we do. 💕

Photos from City of Killeen, Texas - Government's post 09/16/2022

Well done, my friend! I appreciate all you do for our community!

***Full Story on why Officer Moore was honored:


Hispanic Heritage Month begins today! National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Photos from Bell County Museum's post 09/16/2022

Our museum has quite a few programs for homeschooling. Kids of all ages have plenty of things to learn here in Bell County!

Photos from KISD Education Foundation's post 09/16/2022

Congratulations! Well deserved!!


We are currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Trainee! Applications are being accepted until Thursday, September 15th. Applications must be turned in to the Human Resources Department located at 305 Millers Crossing in Harker Heights, TX. For more information or to apply, please visit:

Photos from Killeen Police Department's post 09/16/2022

Photos from Killeen Police Department's post


Parents and caregivers join us for a FREE workshop! "Kindness, Gratitude, and Grace: Teaching Resilience With Social-Emotional Learning" will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9am-12pm. Help children learn to communicate feelings and needs, to keep emotions in check, and to empathize with people who are different! Evidence– based research as well as fun activities, crafts, stories, and more teach parents and caregivers techniques to share with children. Caregivers receive three (3) contact hours of training. Space is limited. Call 254-953-5491 to sign up TODAY!


Officers of the Fort Hood Voters Assistance Office received a tour of the Bell County Election Department and a briefing from Elections Administrator Dr. Desi Roberts on the process of the November 8, 2022, General Election. The team also discussed voter registration initiatives, applications for absentee ballots, and support to overseas service members. Both offices will cooperate to ensure all military personnel and their families have the required information they need to vote in Bell County.


September 18th noon to 4pm please come out to the post and support this AMAZING cause, every person matters let's do our best to make sure this cause is a HUGE SUCCESS


These children have come out of some very bad circumstances and need our help. Please donate your money or time if you are able. God bless.

Community we need your help. We have to raise $60,000 by October 1, 2022.

We recieved our long term license to keep children longer and with the recent loss of Mr. Ocasio our focus has been on stability and children. Every dollar helps!
Paypal [email protected]


This morning, we honor the lives lost, but we also celebrate the heroes who ran into danger, dug through wreckage, and dared to rebuild.

Timeline photos 09/11/2022

Timeline photos

On this date 21 years ago, America saw cruelty and bravery.


Harker Heights Food Wine, and Brew Festival.

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Killeen Police Department's Walk Against Domestic Violence
Sirena Fest!
Harker Heights Food Wine, and Brew Festival.
Harker Heights Farmer's Market!



101 East Central Ave.
Belton, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Other Public & Government Services in Belton (show all)
Belton Area Chamber of Commerce Belton Area Chamber of Commerce
412 E Central Ave
Belton, 76513

The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce puts you in touch with the perfect business partner. Through numerous programs and services the BACC is right by your side to help your business grow and prosper.

Learning Keys Partners Inc. Learning Keys Partners Inc.
1450 Shanklin Rd.
Belton, 76513

Learning Keys works with superintendents, principals, curriculum directors and teachers to mobilize the right curriculum, instruction and assessment tools.

Latino Civil Rights Association of America Latino Civil Rights Association of America
Belton, 76513

La Mision de LCRAA es ayudar a manejar los riesgos que pasamos como hispanos todos los dias en este pais. Tambien ayudar a recuperar de lo inesperado.

Parker Academic Center, 900 College St.
Belton, 76513

UMHB Ed.D. Program