Category : Editorial


Goodyear celebrates Belton grand opening

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Goodyear recently held their grand opening of their store on Main Street and it was quite the turn out. With an inflatable bounce house, free lunch and specials going on all weekend, they offered a…

0 Comments / 73 View / December 15, 2016


Aware holds Annual Christmas on the Farm

  By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Local nonprofit Aware Central Texas celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual Christmas on the Farm event Saturday at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. The annual event is Aware’s biggest fundraising effort…

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Thousands share a meal at H-E-B Feast of Sharing in Temple

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent About 500 volunteers from the Belton-Temple area teamed up to serve thousands of pounds of ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and more at the 17th annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing in Temple last Thursday…

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Angel Tree fosters parent-child relationships

By David Tuma Publisher Angel Tree is a special project for children who have parents who are either in the Bell County Jail or in the state or federal prisons. Each year around 1,700 children receive Christmas Presents and a…

0 Comments / 31 View / December 8, 2016


1874 Church seeks immediate funding

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor The 1874 Church on Wall Street has been a work in progress for going on eight years now. It is lacking funding that it needs to be properly rebuilt and made into a restored building…

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Ronald McDonald House Charities in Temple hosts Christmas fundraiser

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent An elegant display of Christmas lights and other holiday festivities attracted dozens to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Temple Tuesday for the nonprofit’s annual Light a Light, Share a Night event. The event was a…

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Broken Relationships

Dear Sue Ellen, My daughter and I have never gotten along since her dad divorced me for another woman. It’s like my daughter blames me for everything. I am sad about this and I don’t know how to reach out…

0 Comments / 36 View / September 13, 2016


On Visiting Cooperstown

By Michael Brown Last week, I wrote about my trip to New York and to the Adirondack Mountains. Besides wanting to hike Upstate, I had two additional goals for the trip, both involving a drive to Cooperstown. Cooperstown, N.Y. is…

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Penny for Your Thoughts

By Mark Magnan Let me start this week by saying a “Thank You” to our local police. Not exactly all of them, although they are certainly a valuable part of our community. Specifically the officers that I see at the…

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Return of the Prodigal

I have recently come into closer contact with a very old painting; The Return of the Prodigal by Rembrandt. This painting came to me through the reading of a book of the same title by Henri Nouwen. This book details…

0 Comments / 41 View / September 5, 2016