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Santa Claus is coming to town!

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor When you think of Santa, Mrs. Claus and their trusty team of elves, you immediately think of Christmastime. Well, that isn’t the case with Lone Star Santas Convoy of Toys® Disaster Relief for Children. They…

0 Comments / 22 View / July 6, 2017

Crotty Funeral Home comforts families with therapy dog Libby

By Haley Watson, Correspondent When entering a funeral home, most are accustom to the greetings of a funeral director or receptionist. But at Crotty Funeral Home, one might be greeted by a four-legged, golden-haired beauty named Libby. Mother and daughter…

0 Comments / 46 View / July 6, 2017

Bowfishing in Belton: The sea hath fish for every man

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor It’s nightfall and Brett Bailey stands on the deck of one of his three specially designed pontoon boats with built-in LED see lights scanning the cloudy water. Next to him, Candice Combs nocks an arrow…

0 Comments / 33 View / July 4, 2017

Local artist paints her way to success at A Cup of Art

By Heather Regula, Correspondent A Cup of Art, featuring local artist Ann Montgomery, took place on Saturday, June 17 at Arusha’s Coffee. Johnny Bohlin & the Fair-weather Winds Brass Quintet provided live music. Ann Montgomery gets her inspiration from nature…

0 Comments / 34 View / July 3, 2017

Local couple adventures with Belton ghosts, wraiths

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the evening of June 16, a Ghost Wagon Tour was held in the downtown Temple area. The spooky part of the year is in the fall, but Rick and Connie Bell brought this ghost tour…

0 Comments / 182 View / July 2, 2017

Belton Tiger Journalism Camp is back with more articles to read

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The following articles are continued from our June 8 edition: Bermuda triangle and its crystal pyramid By Caleb, who attends SBMS and will join the swim team in the fall The legend of the Bermuda…

0 Comments / 54 View / July 2, 2017

Racers dash to the finish line for local charity

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Mud pits, ice baths and more greeted the participants of an obstacle course race held on Saturday, June 17. ASCO’s sixth annual Spartacus Dash obstacle course race was held in Confederate Park and started at 9…

0 Comments / 13 View / July 1, 2017

A legacy of love brews at the Coffee Cup Cafe and C-Store

By Heather Regula, Correspondent When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Or perhaps, as in Ginger Metcalf’s case, make coffee. She opened the Coffee Cup Cafe and C-Store near the intersection of Simmons Road and Highway 190 in Belton on…

0 Comments / 407 View / July 1, 2017

Greater outer loop planned for Belton

By David Tuma, Publisher The City of Belton is working on developing a comprehensive plan for land use called the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Department and the Parks and Recreation Department have been working together to develop a plan…

0 Comments / 163 View / June 30, 2017

Belton Church of Christ hosts first hero celebration

By Haley Watson, Correspondent On Saturday, June 17, a group of ten women and a few helping husbands hosted the Belton First Responders Hero Celebration at the Belton Church of Christ. Flyers were posted throughout the town, at each of…

0 Comments / 33 View / June 30, 2017