Category : Local News

Walk for Life raises awareness and funds

By Kira Ciupek, Correspondent     Despite blazing temperatures, more than 100 people braved the heat to attend the 24th annual Walk for Life sponsored by the Texas Alliance for Life, Saturday, June 9 at the Harker Heights Community Park. Walkers…

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Project Apple Tree: helping families for 18 years

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Project Apple Tree, now in its’ 18th year, was initially started by retired Belton ISD principal Jeanette Kelley, in partnership with the Director of Helping Hands at the time.     “Their goal was to provide…

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MPR Library receives large donation

By David Tuma, Publisher     Mary Ruth Briggs Library in Morgan’s Point received a major donation when Ronda Barnes donated 2,500 books to the library. This announcement was made at the council meeting. A budget amendment was passed approving an…

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Un-Included Club hosts Club Energize! at Helping Hands Ministry

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Un-Included Club, a Temple-based youth and non-profit organization, teamed up with Helping Hands Ministry of Belton for “Club Energize!” to fulfill their mutual missions of bringing positive learning and empowerment to the community’s children on…

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Blackland Research & Extension Center conducts Field Day for farmers, ranchers and conservationists

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent   The Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Blackland Research & Extension Center held its second Field Day in approximately 30 years on Thursday. Geared towards farmers, ranchers and conservationists, those in attendance were led on a tour…

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Gunter Financial Services to move to downtown location

By David Tuma, Publisher   All buildings in downtown Belton have hosted a variety of business over the past 100-plus years. The building at 204 Penelope might be better known for hosting Peacock Archery or one of the best BBQ joints…

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Peddling to success: Nolan Creek Lodge gives bikes to kids

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     School is now out for many students and a few lucky kids at Southwest Elementary will be riding off into summer in style thanks to the Nolan Creek Lodge #227. Going on six years…

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MPR Kids Fishing Derby reels in hundreds of participants

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Throughout the state of Texas, a Free Fishing Day is offered on the first Saturday in June, in celebration of the start of National Fishing and Boating Week. On this day, fishing enthusiasts can fish on…

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Leon Heights Elementary hosts third annual Science Fair

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Excited students and their proud teachers filled the hallways Tuesday at Leon Heights Elementary for their third annual Science Fair. It was an afternoon of science experiments, boastful grins and fun as the first through…

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Belton youth gather for Austin indie The Bob Zula

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Students from multiple schools in Belton recently traveled to Austin to film scenes for the indie feature film The Bob Zula. Originally from Magnolia, director Brandon Reich started out by making comedies with…

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