Category : Local News

Belton Tiger Journalism Camp is back with more articles to read

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The following articles are continued from our June 8 edition: Bermuda triangle and its crystal pyramid By Caleb, who attends SBMS and will join the swim team in the fall The legend of the Bermuda…

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Racers dash to the finish line for local charity

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Mud pits, ice baths and more greeted the participants of an obstacle course race held on Saturday, June 17. ASCO’s sixth annual Spartacus Dash obstacle course race was held in Confederate Park and started at 9…

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A legacy of love brews at the Coffee Cup Cafe and C-Store

By Heather Regula, Correspondent When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Or perhaps, as in Ginger Metcalf’s case, make coffee. She opened the Coffee Cup Cafe and C-Store near the intersection of Simmons Road and Highway 190 in Belton on…

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Greater outer loop planned for Belton

By David Tuma, Publisher The City of Belton is working on developing a comprehensive plan for land use called the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Department and the Parks and Recreation Department have been working together to develop a plan…

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Belton Church of Christ hosts first hero celebration

By Haley Watson, Correspondent On Saturday, June 17, a group of ten women and a few helping husbands hosted the Belton First Responders Hero Celebration at the Belton Church of Christ. Flyers were posted throughout the town, at each of…

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Bell County High School seniors receive scholarship awards during Commissioners Court

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On Monday morning, June 19, the Bell County Commissioners met for Commissioners Court. The County Commissioners had special recognitions for two Bell County entities; Bell County Historical Commission and Bell County Youth Fair Scholarship Committee….

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Annual parade tradition continues

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Dozens of 4th of July parade participants gathered at the BISD Administration building for a mandatory pre-parade meeting at 10 am, on Saturday, June 17. Nelson Hutchinson is Parade Chairman for the second year. “Everyone at…

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Belton Rocks: bringing our community together

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Unless you’ve been living under one, finding uniquely painted rocks around Belton has become a hobby and an adventure for many of our residents. Residents of all ages have come together to gather rocks,…

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Vietnam War POW speaks at local church

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Following his wife’s rendition of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” Jerry Curtis walked to the podium in tears to tell the audience at his church about his time as a prisoner of war. Retired Air…

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Public Safety tops 2017 General Fund

By Haley Watson, Correspondent At the City Council meeting on June 13, Brandon Bozon, Director of Finance, updated the Council and citizens present on the Budget process and preparation of the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget. To begin the presentation, Bozon…

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