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Home permits up 223 percent in Belton

By David Tuma, Publisher The City of Belton is slightly up in terms of sales tax receipts for the physical year in 2017 that began in October. In February, the City of Belton received $496,378, compared to $508,672 last year….

0 Comments / 50 View / March 21, 2017

City applies for home replacement grant

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The City of Belton recently applied to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Home grant program. The grant will allocate funding for four homes through the program if awarded. Applications will be regionally ranked…

0 Comments / 43 View / March 20, 2017

Belton native Potts brothers 90th birthday party was one for the ages

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Local twins, Roy Cochran Potts and Arthur Neale Potts, celebrated their 90th birthday a few days early on Saturday, March 4. Parking was scarce at this event as generations of family members and many friends braved…

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Belton booms with 622 lots opening up for development this summer

By David Tuma, Publisher More development is happening in the Historic Downtown Belton Area, with the opening of Blends Wine Bar. Two buildings are being renovated along Main Street near the Court House. The old Hamburger King building downtown is…

0 Comments / 416 View / March 20, 2017

TMLI Certificate of Achievement awarded to councilman

Keith Dyer, Councilman, in recognition of his commitment to continuing education, was recently honored with the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Certificate of Achievement. The award was presented at the TMLI Awards Ceremony at the Texas Municipal League and Texas…

0 Comments / 95 View / March 19, 2017

Just a Swingin’ at the 20th Annual Texas Western Swing Showcase

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent Texas heritage came alive as feet shuffled on the dance floor while performers entertained at the 20th annual Texas Western Swing Showcase at the Bell County Expo Center on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4….

0 Comments / 40 View / March 19, 2017

Local preservationists make “major progress” in restoring 1874 church

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent Belton’s historic 1874 Church on Wall Street still has a long list of repairs to undergo until it is fully restored, but the building is now structurally sound after the recent work of members from…

0 Comments / 43 View / March 19, 2017

Belton Public Works director to retire

City of Belton Public Works Director Byron Sinclair has submitted a letter stating that he intends to retire on May 5. “There are not enough words to express how blessed and thankful I am to have worked with the City…

0 Comments / 54 View / March 18, 2017

Judge Jon Burrows now on two new election boards

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on the morning of March 7 to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 28 were discussed and approved. County…

0 Comments / 34 View / March 18, 2017

UMHB Performing Arts Center to be completed by October

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent If you have driven through the intersection at Main St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Belton, you may have noticed the ongoing construction. Located at the southwest corner of the intersection is the…

0 Comments / 38 View / March 18, 2017