Area chambers of commerce co-host Chamber Luncheon with Jeff Moseley

By Brittany Fholer, Correspondent The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce joined the Temple Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce in hosting a legislative update luncheon at the Bell County Expo…

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Connecting Bell County Writers: Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Windhover Writer’s Festival

By Devyn Ross, Correspondent From Feb. 12-14, writers from all over the area gathered to celebrate and hone their craft at the Windhover Writers’ Festival. Hosted by the literary journal The Windhover, this annual gathering at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor…

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Board of Trustees welcome Superintendent Smith

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton ISD Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on Monday to welcome Superintendent Dr. Matthew Smith to the district and consider the implementation of standards-based grading for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade….

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A night of recognition at Belton Baord of Trustees meeting

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Monday evening, the Belton Board of Trustees spent a large part of their regular meeting recognizing outstanding Belton ISD students and faculty and members of the community. Following a 20-year hiatus, Belton ISD’s Special Programs…

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New Tech student film to be shown at SXSW Film Festival

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Sometimes, with risk comes reward, and William Tran, senior New Tech High School @ Waskow student, is experiencing this firsthand. The risk: with a determination to branch out of his comfort zone and create a…

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The Belton Belles commemorate 33 years of swimsuits and sisterhood

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor For 33 years, Patricia Gunlock, Janette Kornegay, Edna Browning, Janice Means, Patsy Parker and Nita Pate have been creating memories, sharing laughs and embracing one another through their journey as the Belton Belles. Even before…

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Brandon Jarratt’s journey from Belton to the big screen

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor It is through strategic planning, dedication to the job and a fascination with animation that Belton native Brandon Jarratt has successfully transitioned from Belton to the big screen as a general technical director for Disney….

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Bledsoe selected as finalist for National Merit Scholar Program

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor For Josh Bledsoe, academics come second nature, and it is through hard work, dedication and a commitment to going above and beyond what is asked of him that he has achieved one of the highest…

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Commissioners Court reviews Tax Collection Annual Report

By LINDSAY STARR PLATT Bell County Commissioners met on Monday for the regular Commissioners Court meeting held at the Historic Bell County Courthouse. A presentation regarding the Tax Collection Annual Report was presented to the court with Harvey M. Allen of McCreary, Veselka, Bragg…

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Local Authors to speak at Friends of The Belton Public Library event

The 16th annual Friends of The Belton Public Library Book and Author Luncheon will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Belton Church of Christ Welcome Center, 3003 N Main St. in Belton. The event will be held from 11…

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