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Fire Street Pizza gets in the Christmas spirit with Santa Claus

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Santa came to town a little early this year, parking his sleigh and grabbing a bite to eat at Fire Street Pizza two days before Christmas. The recently opened pizza shop welcomed families to a night…

0 Comments / 106 View / January 5, 2018

Belton Masons deliver Christmas cheer to families of our community

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Masons at the Belton Masonic Lodge #166 continued their tradition of delivering Christmas Baskets, containing approximately $100 worth non-perishable food, a handmade blanket, and a smoked turkey, to 10 families in Belton on the morning…

0 Comments / 32 View / January 4, 2018

Historic store Cochran, Blair, and Potts reopens fully after restorations

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The past year and a half have been a time of change and restoration for Cochran, Blair, and Potts. The oldest department store in Texas, established in 1869, unveiled the restoration work during an Open House…

0 Comments / 88 View / January 3, 2018

Woods, Waters and Wildlife: Ever pheasants

By John Jefferson, Contributor If you’ve never seen a pheasant in Texas or didn’t even know they exist here, you’re probably in the majority. Most wild pheasants keep to themselves in 34 counties in the Panhandle and the Rolling Plains….

0 Comments / 24 View / January 3, 2018

Dr. Ahuja – Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist – is accepting new patients

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Dr. Shona Ahuja, a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist, focuses on diagnosing and managing medical problems while encouraging preventative care. Dr. Ahuja is from Hyderabad, India and graduated from Siddhartha Medical College before going on to…

0 Comments / 50 View / January 2, 2018

Compton McMurry to play at The Beltonian Theatre

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Beltonian Theatre presents singer-songwriter Compton McMurry on Thursday, January 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 and are available at the door or by presale on the website, McMurry is…

0 Comments / 39 View / January 1, 2018

Caroling with a hint of wine

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent   On Thursday, Dec. 14, Blends Wine Bar held the business’s first ever Christmas Caroling event. Inviting members of Grace Presbyterian Church to sing and allow guests to join along in the holiday spirit. “The bar…

0 Comments / 42 View / January 1, 2018

McDonald’s grand re-opening: new look, same great food!

By Chanel Sapp, Correspondent   McDonald’s is a popular fast food restaurant that has been around for many years. The first restaurant was opened by Richard and Maurice McDonald in 1940, and in 1954, Ray Kroc bought the franchise from…

0 Comments / 92 View / December 31, 2017

BCYC participates in the annual United Way Bowl

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The idea for a youth center in Belton came to light in 1975 when local businessmen Jerry Brenthem and Roy Wood realized many youths were getting in trouble as a result of a lack of structured…

0 Comments / 15 View / December 30, 2017

Church holds Blue Christmas service for those suffering loss

By Julia Jones, Correspondent On Sunday, Dec. 17, candles representing grief, courage, pain and love lit a silent room of worshipers remembering their loved ones who have died. Congregants knelt at the altar or sat in their pews, some shedding…

0 Comments / 33 View / December 29, 2017