Category : Local News

Reining in cancer: A benefit for Lauren

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Pink was the theme at Liberty Farm Meadow in Belton on June 30 in support of Lauren Hilliard who is currently battling breast cancer. Hilliard was diagnosed back in February and is currently undergoing treatment….

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Local Beltonian appointed to State level of Disabled American Veterans

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Disabled Veterans of America (DAV) is a non-profit organization that helps over one million veterans each year. At the state level, DAV assists veterans and their families with improving their quality of life, including helping with…

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Community garden brings the green to Belton

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The phrase “buy local” refers to the purchasing of goods made locally, rather than products made far away. This practice supports local businesses and gives back to the local community. Now consider the phrase “grow local”…

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Bell County Comic Con: where local heroes and superheroes meet

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Comic Con has entertained and educated audiences all over the world for over 40 years, and now Belton can join the ranks of host cities. The Bell County Comic Con will take place at the…

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Central Texas Children’s Center holds 3rd annual Freedom Breakfast

By David Tuma, Publisher The Central Texas Children’s Center held a free breakfast at the First United Methodist Church in Belton. There was a large number of volunteers and City of Belton employees on hand taking advantage of a quick…

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Families enjoy fun at the carnival at Confederate Park

By Julia Jones, Correspondent   Confederate Park was transformed into a carnival last Thursday through Tuesday with rides and games to celebrate summer and the Fourth of July. Crawford, Texas-based L & D Carnival Company provided the attractions, which included…

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Breakfast with a cop held at Belton Wal-Mart

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the morning of June 27, the Belton Police Department held a community gathering at the local Wal-Mart. The officers came together to have breakfast with the community to build closer relations with the citizens of…

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Foster Love Bell County – Christmas in July

By Heather Regula, Correspondent There is an average of 600 children in foster care in Bell County each month, and there are plenty of needs and opportunities that arise to love and care for these kids. Candace Cartwright started the…

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UMHB alumni gather to package meals for Syria

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Kids Against Hunger of Central Texas, a nonprofit organization which started in 2009, partnered up with UMHB’s Alumni Association for the association’s first service project at the Mayborn Campus Center on the UMHB campus on…

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God and Country Concert kicks off July 4th Celebration

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent   Beltonians packed the house at First Baptist Church of Belton on Sunday afternoon for the sights and sounds of the 46th Annual God and Country Concert. In addition to the Belton parade, the God and…

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