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Bend of the River Botanic Garden: Conceptual Master Plan

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Rotary After Work meeting took place at 6 pm on Tuesday, July 25, at Clem Mikeska’s in Temple. The meeting was called to order by Bill Stokes and opened with prayer and the Pledge of…

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Community welcomes Pastor Teon at Mt. Zion

By Heather Regula, Correspondent If walls could talk – oh the stories they could tell! The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, recorded in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, is as rich in history as it is in…

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Director of Bell County technical services department recognized

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, July 31 and approved to continue an Order Restricting Outdoor Burning. This burn ban will remain in effect in unincorporated areas of the county to…

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Keeping Belton beautiful with community litter clean-up

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Envirobuzz, a grass roots cleanup movement orchestrated by Kailey Hartwig, held a trash clean-up party at Chalk Ridge Falls Park in Belton, on Saturday, July 29. Approximately fifteen people of all ages attended, donned gloves, and…

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Finance department shines at city council meeting, wins award

By Julia Jones, Correspondent The finance department proved that a penny saved is a penny earned Tuesday evening when it was presented with its 25th Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Brandon Bozon became the director of finance…

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5,000 attended annual Jehovah’s Witness convention

By Julia Jones, Correspondent “Don’t Give Up” was the mantra of encouragement and the title for this year’s convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses held at the Garth Arena in the Bell County Expo Center July 21-23. Speakers, videos, baptisms, and more…

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Bridge maintenance discussed at public TXDOT meeting

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent The Texas Department of Transportation held a public open house meeting to discuss upcoming bridge maintenance on FM 817 over the Leon River. The meeting was held at the TXDOT Belton Area office on Loop 121…

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Christmas in July brings together those who fight family violence

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the afternoon of July 20, Aware Central Texas held a Christmas in July Event at the Harris Community Center. Christmas in July began at 1 p.m. with the education portion of the event and it…

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Artist 2 Artist Showcase shines a light on local talent

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The inaugural Artist 2 Artist Showcase was held on Saturday, July 22, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., at Johnny’s Steak and BBQ in Salado. With approximately 100 people in attendance, this event featured 15 artists…

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Rod Chopperz Car Cruise on Belton Square

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent Fifty-plus cars, trucks and motorcycles of all shapes and sizes filled the square in downtown Belton on July 21 for the monthly Rod Chopperz Car Cruise. The Rod Chopperz club hosts the event on the square…

0 Comments / 53 View / August 5, 2017