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Learning and fun link at Bricks 4 Kidz summer camp

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Excited gasps and giggles escaped the crowd of kids as they watched a model train roll on its tracks around a moving Lego amusement park of their creation. Bricks 4 Kidz ran its first week-long camp…

0 Comments / 8 View / June 27, 2017

Vietnam War POW speaks at local church

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Following his wife’s rendition of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” Jerry Curtis walked to the podium in tears to tell the audience at his church about his time as a prisoner of war. Retired Air…

0 Comments / 13 View / June 26, 2017

Bell County Expo hosts City-Wide Garage Sale

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On June 10 and 11, the Bell County Expo Center held the City-Wide Garage Sale. The City-Wide Garage Sale is an event in Belton held three times a year since 1993. The sale is open to…

0 Comments / 28 View / June 25, 2017

Public Safety tops 2017 General Fund

By Haley Watson, Correspondent At the City Council meeting on June 13, Brandon Bozon, Director of Finance, updated the Council and citizens present on the Budget process and preparation of the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget. To begin the presentation, Bozon…

0 Comments / 6 View / June 24, 2017

2017 Fiscal Year Strategic Plan reviewed, 2018 Fiscal Year Budget Plan presented to City Council

By Haley Watson, Correspondent On Tuesday council members and Belton citizens gathered for the regular City Council Meeting at Harris Community Center at 5:30 PM. This week’s meeting agenda covered appointments to boards and commissions, the nomination of the City’s…

0 Comments / 23 View / June 24, 2017

Electrical panel purchase approved for Expo, Heartland Quarries rip rap rejected

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, June 12, and approved all items on the agenda. Bell County Commissioners authorized the County Auditor to advertise for bids for PennzSuppress D or equivalent….

0 Comments / 37 View / June 23, 2017

Parks and Rec serves up a splashing good time!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent People of all ages had a tubular time at the Belton Parks and Recreation Department free Tubing and Movie in the Park event at Nolan Creek and Creekside Park, on Saturday, June 10. “Summer is here,…

0 Comments / 34 View / June 23, 2017

Bell County Museum hosts first Educator Day

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent For the first time this year, the Bell County Museum held Educator Day. This event was held on June 7 and it welcomed educators from the Bell County school district. The museum held this private event…

0 Comments / 21 View / June 22, 2017

Tiger Journalism Camp comes to Belton

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Erica Garrett, an AP English teacher at Belton High School recently held a Tiger Journalism Camp for a group of students who were interested in learning more about writing and journalism. The kids were able…

0 Comments / 70 View / June 22, 2017

CHIPS coordinator Wyatt speaks at Rotary Club

By Haley Watson, Correspondent Every Tuesday, the Belton Rotary Club gathers for their lunch meeting at 12 p.m. at The Gin with a guest speaker. On June 6, Anita Wyatt, Volunteer Coordinator for Citizens Helping in Police Service (CHIPS) spoke…

0 Comments / 7 View / June 21, 2017