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Ribbon-cutting of new EXPO Equine Event Center wows community

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor     Bell County has been waiting for this for some time. According to Bell County Judge Jon Burrows, nearly 15 years of planning. And that time was last Friday afternoon at the Bell County…

0 Comments / 51 View / August 9, 2018

Arusha’s hosts A Cup of Art featuring Jessica Grace Designs

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     A Cup of Art, hosted by My Giving Tree at Arusha’s Coffee, featured the artistic creations of Jessica Grace Designs.     Jessica Shelton, the artistic mind behind Jessica Grace Designs, has been creating her…

0 Comments / 71 View / August 6, 2018

JC Stringz strikes a chord at Blends Wine Bar

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Killeen’s Jarin Cole, known on stage as “JC Stringz,” offered live music to a crowd of about thirty locals at Blends Wine Bar on Tuesday, July 17.     It was a night of blues,…

0 Comments / 54 View / August 6, 2018

Belton City Council approves truck stop and parking

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The Belton City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on July 24.     During the meeting, the council held a public hearing that authorized the rezoning of the 3.283-acre tract of land located…

0 Comments / 235 View / August 5, 2018

Belton Chamber knocks it out of the park with Pittenger hire

By David Tuma, Publisher     Randy Pittenger was recently named President of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. Pittenger served on the Belton Independent School Board for 24 years, and the past 16 years as President of the board.  …

0 Comments / 139 View / August 4, 2018

Granny’s Shaved Ice: It’s “slush” a great treat

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The delectable frozen treat we know as shaved ice originated in Japan, during the Heian period (794-1185 A.D.) and was called “kakigori.” During that period, the ice was brought down from the mountains and stored…

0 Comments / 90 View / August 3, 2018

Don Ringler hosts pre-Comic Con event featuring Bumblebee

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The 2nd annual Bell County Comic Con will be at the Expo Center in Belton on August 4-5. The Comic Con and Don Ringler Chevrolet teamed up to promote the event with a Bumblebee transformer…

0 Comments / 52 View / August 2, 2018

City of Belton is working on the budget for 2019

By David Tuma, Publisher     The City of Belton is working on the 2019 budget. In the Water and Sewer budget it has been estimated that revenues will be $8,721,447 and expenditures of $8,721,281 with a beginning fund balance of…

0 Comments / 26 View / July 31, 2018

Belton continues to make economic strides

By David Tuma, Publisher     Belton continues to make economic strides toward becoming a retail force in the area. Belton received $414,911 from the state off of retail sales in June, for a 12.97 percent increase over last year. For…

0 Comments / 52 View / July 30, 2018

Belton native participates in RIMPAC, world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise

By MC2 Jackson Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach     A 2014 Belton High School graduate and Belton, Texas, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise known as the…

0 Comments / 52 View / July 29, 2018