Christmas on the Farm offers low cost, holiday fun

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Approximately 5,000 guests arrive at the Bell County Expo Center to experience AWARE Central Texas’ 13th annual Christmas on the Farm event on Saturday. With a multitude of holiday-inspired activities, an exotic petting zoo,…

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Celebrating 150 Years of Cochran, Blair, and Potts

By Chase Perry, Correspondent   Cochran, Blair, and Potts, a staple to the Belton community and the oldest department store in the state of Texas, celebrated its 150th anniversary from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday evening with an array…

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Kerris Luedeke overcomes Type 1 Diabetes with passion for horseback riding

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Eleven-year-old Kerris Luedeke, daughter of Shay and Laura Luedeke and sister to Jett, has seen her fair share of challenges throughout the past year and a half, but it is with strength, a steady…

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Christmas on the Chisholm Trail brings “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” to life

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Upwards of 180 vendors occupied the streets of downtown Belton for the annual Christmas on the Chisholm Trail celebration on Saturday. Hosted by the City of Belton and the Downtown Belton Business Alliance, “An…

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Belton Tree Lighting kick-starts Christmas on the Chisholm Trail

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   To kickstart the annual Christmas on the Chisholm Trail festival, a large crowd gathered to witness the inaugural Belton Tree Lighting on Friday in front of the Bell County Historic Courthouse. In an effort…

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Beltonians contribute to Small Business Saturday

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Beltonians took to the streets of downtown Belton and beyond to support local businesses during Small Business Saturday, an annual event created by American Express advocating for small businesses and encouraging community members to…

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Thirty-one boats participate in annual Parade of Lights

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The Belton community filled the inside and surrounding areas of Dead Fish Grill to observe the annual Parade of Lights celebration on Sunday. Hosted by Frank’s Marina, Dead Fish Grill and Marine Outlet, Belton…

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Lena Armstrong Public Library hosts Ornament Extravaganza

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Belton’s Lena Armstrong Public Library hosted its inaugural Ornament Extravaganza at the Harris Community Center on Monday. Parents and children gathered to decorate ornaments, participate in a book walk and kick off the Christmas…

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City Council authorizes grant application

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Belton City Council met for their last regular meeting of the year on Tuesday at the Harris Community Center. Before calling the meeting to order, Belton Mayor Marion Grayson congratulated Belton Tourism Manager Judy…

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UMHB Best Buddies host annual Friendsgiving

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Best Buddies organization hosted its annual Friendsgiving celebration, and it was an evening of laughter, good food and fellowship at Shannon Commons on Friday. UMHB Best Buddies is a community…

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