Category : Local News

The 17th Annual “Taste of Central Texas” draws a record crowd

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The 17th Annual “Taste of Central Texas,” hosted by Central Texas Youth Services, took place at the Bell County Expo Center, on Thursday, March 29.   “This event is bigger and better than what we…

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Official ribbon cutting for the Ramonce Taylor Youth Association

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   The Belton Chamber of Commerce officiated the foundation of the Ramonce Taylor Youth Association last Thursday with a ribbon cutting and small reception. The association focuses on providing the community of Belton with a positive…

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One Community One Day unites volunteers through home projects

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Nearly 200 volunteers gathered at the Harris Community Center on Saturday, April 7, to participate in the annual One Community One Day event, organized by Belton’s Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) and the Parks and Recreation…

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Inaugural Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival brings the community together

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Hundreds of people attended the inaugural Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival, hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Belton, at Yettie Polk Park, on Sunday, March 25.   “We started planning this event…

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City of Belton applies for investment area designation

By David Tuma, Publisher   The City of Belton submitted an application to the state, seeking designation of parts of Belton as an Opportunity Zone. This is a state-administered program, which emerged as a result of the recent Federal Tax…

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Wall Street auditorium construction to be completed by fall

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Upgrades for the Wall Street auditorium are still underway, but are making great progress. The reconstruction is part of the District’s $149.7 million May 2017 Bond Program. Mazanex Construction was awarded the contract after…

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Ribbon cutting ceremony opens new NAPA store

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   The Belton Chamber of Commerce has been making appearances all over town with new businesses opening in the area. The official opening of the new NAPA Auto Parts store this past Saturday brought members of…

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You “Do-Nut” want to miss this Project Celebration 5K Fun Run

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Project Celebration is hosting a one-of-a-kind 5K Fun Run on Saturday, April 7 at the Chisholm Trail Walking Trail. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m., and the Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m. For…

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UMHB offers low cost counseling to the community

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Community Life Counseling at UMHB provides high-quality counseling services to Belton and the surrounding communities. Clients see master’s level graduate students in counseling sessions that are supervised by fully licensed and Texas board-provided supervisors….

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3rd Annual Hometown Huddle gets kids outside and active at UMHB

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The third annual United Way of Central Texas Hometown Huddle, presented by United Rentals, took place at Crusader Stadium, on Saturday, March 24. Approximately 100 children participated in non-contact football drills, led by UMHB football…

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