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Council gathers for final annexation meeting

By Andre James, Correspondent   The City Council met for the second and final reading of the recent Growth Management Study. Last week’s meeting saw the study area shrink from over 1,300 acres to only 225.06 acres along with the…

0 Comments / 47 View / December 7, 2017

Thriving, new, Monarch Salon now open in Belton

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent The Monarch Salon is located in Belton, Texas at 408 Lake Road. The salon is owned by Emily Cooper and her passion is being a hairstylist. The Monarch opened a mere two weeks ago, but it…

0 Comments / 46 View / December 6, 2017

Rose rosette ravages Bell County

By Pat Johnson, Contributor Rose rosette is a lethal disease that affects roses. There is no known cure for it. It has been around for more than seventy years, first noticed in Canada in 1941, and again in Wyoming in…

0 Comments / 32 View / December 5, 2017

Whimsies: The newest chic boutique to come to Belton

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent New store owner Allison Turner has recently acquired a new and chic boutique by the name of Whimsies. The store was originally brought into the retail world in the year 2013 by previous owner Joy Schneider….

0 Comments / 672 View / December 5, 2017

Reptile show at Expo Center brings exotic to Belton

By Madison Ureste, Correspondent   The sounds of the jungle made folks of all ages jump with joy to see reptiles and other exotic creatures at this year’s Repticon exhibit. The event was held on Nov. 18 and 19 and…

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Burden, Stephen and Osborne featured at A Cup of Art

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent My Giving Tree Gift Shop & Art Gallery presented A Cup of Art on Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. This event gave Texas artist a chance to show off their art to the many individuals attending…

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Mt. Zion United Methodist Church celebrates 173rd anniversary

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Mt. Zion United Methodist Church celebrated its 173rd anniversary Sunday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. with a full house and an uplifting service led by Pastor Teon Bass. The Order of Worship included the participation of…

0 Comments / 32 View / December 3, 2017

Letters & hammocks – Kameryn Boggess

By Josh Rivera, Lifestyles Editor   Kameryn Boggess is a graduating art major at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She crafts art prints on stationery note cards. The designs are usually striking, composing her thinly-stroked line work alongside the texture…

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Nature in Lights brightens up the holiday season

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Nature in Lights, at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, runs nightly November 15 – January 5, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Over five miles of the lakeside landscape is lit up with festive, holiday-inspired light displays….

0 Comments / 45 View / December 2, 2017

Let the Highland games begin

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent This past Veteran’s Day at Camp Tuhuaya, the Boy Scouts of America, along with Venturing Scouts, came together to host their annual Highland Games. “We were looking for something really cool for the scouts to do…

0 Comments / 84 View / December 2, 2017