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Candy Trail sweetens the streets of downtown Belton

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Downtown Belton’s Candy Trail sweetened the streets of downtown Belton, as 30 businesses handed out candy to children of the Central Texas community in celebration of Halloween on Saturday. Hosted by Discover Downtown Belton,…

0 Comments / 80 View / November 14, 2019

BHS Homecoming pep rally lifts spirits of Belton community

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Students, faculty and staff of the Belton community flocked to Tiger Gym on Friday morning to kickstart the homecoming festivities at the Belton High School pep rally.   In true tiger tradition, the pep…

0 Comments / 24 View / November 14, 2019

Day of The Dead at The Beltonian Theatre

By Mikayla Snodderly, Correspondent   On Saturday night, Artist 2 Artist Showcase put on an art gallery for The Day of The Dead at The Beltonian Theatre. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., artists and a paranormal team from Moody,…

0 Comments / 103 View / October 18, 2019

Car lovers gather for Corvettes on the Square

By Chase Perry, Correspondent   Car enthusiasts from all around Central Texas gathered at the Bell County Historic Courthouse in downtown Belton Saturday morning for Corvettes on the Square, the inaugural car show featuring an impressive variety of hot rides….

0 Comments / 103 View / October 18, 2019

Open house: Cedar Crest Hospital Maple RTC Unit

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   A ribbon cutting and open house was held for Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center (RTC) as they opened their Maple RTC Unit for adolescent girls last Thursday. This 36 bed, state of…

0 Comments / 161 View / October 18, 2019

Touch of Class sits atop U.K. smooth jazz charts

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Belton based band Touch of Class is topping the smooth jazz charts in the U.K. with their remake of Petula Clark’s “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love.” Ranked number one on “TheMothFM Top 10”…

0 Comments / 74 View / October 18, 2019

Brandon Rhyder makes musical comeback

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   For upwards of six years, uncertain health issues deprived Austin based country music singer and songwriter Brandon Rhyder of his calling. Now, seven years later, Rhyder has been diagnosed, treated and is committed to…

0 Comments / 44 View / October 18, 2019

24th Annual “Downs But Not Out” Walk

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   A large assembly of Central Texans took to Heritage Park on Sunday to celebrate the 24th Annual “Downs But Not Out” Walk for Special Needs Awareness. Gold shirts were sported, games were played, a…

0 Comments / 33 View / October 11, 2019

BEEF hosts Seventh Annual Red Carpet and Casino Night

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation’s (BEEF) seventh annual Red Carpet and Casino Night was held on Tuesday night at Tenroc Ranch in Salado. The event’s slogan “chip in for the kids” became a reality,…

0 Comments / 66 View / October 11, 2019

Groovy 60’s Senior Expo coming to Bell County Expo Center Sept. 24

The Bell County Senior Expo is held annually at the Bell County Expo Center and is free and open to the public. This year, it will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Expo is designed to showcase how…

0 Comments / 128 View / September 12, 2019