Category : Local News

Volunteers join forces for Project Apple Tree

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Project Apple Tree is in its 17th year of serving children in our community and is an excellent example of the remarkable impact that is made when like-minded and community-oriented people work together. Project Apple Tree…

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Belton and Bell County improve downtown parking opportunities with new lot

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Busy days, like the Fourth of July or a Thursday night Schoepf’s Backyard concert, remind citizens that downtown Belton has long been in need of extra parking for special events. To try to remedy that need,…

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Fire chief honored for saving homes in MPR

By David Tuma, Publisher Morgan’s Point Resort’s Fire Chief was honored at the MPR council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, by Congressman John Carter, State Representative Hugh Shine and grateful residents. The fire started in Oakmont Park on Lake Belton, just…

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Belton icon Berneta Peeples celebrates 100th birthday

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Berneta Peeples recently turned 100 years old, and although her steps have become a bit slower, her mind is clear and her sense of humor has never failed her. Peeples is somewhat of an icon…

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TBBOR Duck Dash was a quacking success!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Temple-Belton Board of Realtors (TBBOR), in partnership with Guild Mortgage, hosted the first annual “TBBOR Duck Dash,” benefitting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas, on Saturday, August 5, at Yettie Polk Park in Belton….

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Community helps kids prepare for upcoming school year

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent Mt. Zion Church partnered with other local organizations on Saturday to serve local children and prepare them for the upcoming school year. Harris Community Center in Belton was filled with kids and adults, preparing them with…

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“Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams” trots into Belton

By Heather Regula, Correspondent World-famous horse master Rene Gasser has been traveling across North America with his show, “Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams”, featuring 16 beautiful and captivating horse from all over the world – Lipizzaner Stallions,…

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New sidewalk protects pedestrians on I-35 frontage road

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Over 100 children live in the few blocks of dead-end streets and mobile homes near the Expo Center on I-35’s frontage road, and until this week, they had no place to safely walk along the road…

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Comic Con a smashing success!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Thousands of people descended on the Bell County Expo Center to attend the first ever Bell County Comic Con on Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 6. After months of logistical planning, Johnny Huang and his…

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VFW Post 4008 holds first responders’ appreciation luncheon

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the morning of July 29, there was a first responders’ appreciation luncheon held at VFW Post 4008. This luncheon was held to show community support for the dispatchers located in the Bell County area. Dispatchers…

0 Comments / 25 View / August 13, 2017