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Broken Relationships

Dear Sue Ellen, My daughter and I have never gotten along since her dad divorced me for another woman. It’s like my daughter blames me for everything. I am sad about this and I don’t know how to reach out…

0 Comments / 97 View / September 13, 2016

On Visiting Cooperstown

By Michael Brown Last week, I wrote about my trip to New York and to the Adirondack Mountains. Besides wanting to hike Upstate, I had two additional goals for the trip, both involving a drive to Cooperstown. Cooperstown, N.Y. is…

0 Comments / 107 View / September 13, 2016

Penny for Your Thoughts

By Mark Magnan Let me start this week by saying a “Thank You” to our local police. Not exactly all of them, although they are certainly a valuable part of our community. Specifically the officers that I see at the…

0 Comments / 63 View / September 13, 2016

UMHB holds first paint night to kick off semester

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor held the first purple and gold paint night on Sept. 2 out on rec field 1201. The event was hosted by the Campus activities board and every UMHB student was invited….

0 Comments / 81 View / September 13, 2016

Building dating back to 1889 gets restored for new Belton business

By David Tuma Publisher In another positive step forward for the historic downtown area of Belton. The Frodermans Bakery and Restaurant is being remodeled. Twenty years ago East Street was a bunch of empty buildings in the downtown area. It…

0 Comments / 807 View / September 7, 2016

City Council to consider annexation along I-35

By David Tuma Publisher The City Council authorized the Belton City Staff to look into areas and provide information into the possibility of annexation in seven different areas in the City of Belton’s Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. This does not mean…

0 Comments / 143 View / September 7, 2016

Students get creative reserving parking spots

By Lindsay Starr Platt Publisher Students and their families gathered in the Belton High school parking lot on Aug. 27 to paint their reserved parking spots. The event was planned by the parent teacher student organization (PTSO) and is only…

0 Comments / 179 View / September 6, 2016

Belton business turns 70

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent For 70 years on the corner lot of Main Street and Avenue J one business has been offering construction supplies for Belton and still does today. Norman Building Materials was started 70 years ago by…

0 Comments / 74 View / September 6, 2016

SBMS’ Mr. G praised for making math fun

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent When someone walks past the seventh-grade math class at South Belton Middle School they may see the teacher Mr. Natale Giambalvo (Mr. G.) standing on a chair wearing a wig and cape as he sings…

0 Comments / 856 View / September 6, 2016

1.55% raise in tax rate adopted, approved

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent After ordinary business at this week’s Commissioner’s Court, Judge Jon Burrows read a proclamation that was approved and proclaimed that September 2016 in Bell County as “Shaken Baby Syndrome and Child Safety Awareness Month”. The…

0 Comments / 107 View / September 6, 2016