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About Bell County
Bell County is centrally located along the
I-35 corridor. Bell County is serviced by two major railroads and offers state-of-the art medical facilities, several excellent colleges, and a large regional airport, all of which make it a great choice to call home. Bell County is home to Fort Hood. With a capacity of 50,000 troops, it is one of the largest military installations in the free world. The 2010 Census put Bell County's population at 310,325 - the 16th largest of Texas' 254 counties. Bell County grew by 30.4% from 2000 to 2010. The 2012 population is estimated to be over 315,000, and it continues to grow, fueling a strong and stable economy.
Dawn Owens, Assistant Director of Bell County Juvenile Services, is shown with County Judge Jon Burrows after receiving acknowledgment at the Commissioner's Court Meeting on Monday, October 21, 2016. Ms. Owens was unanimously selected by JJAT's Awards and Resolutions Committee to receive the "2016 Outstanding Achievement in the Probation Field" Award. The award was presented at the JJAT State Conference, in recognition of her work in creating and chairing the Central Texas Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) Roundtable which she co-founded two years ago.