Category : Local News

TxDOT considers relocation of US 190

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Texas Department of Transportation is considering route changes to Highway 190 and is asking for public comments on the proposed changes through an online poll. The Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking to create…

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Downtown Belton rings in the holiday season with third annual Christmas on the Chisholm Trail

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The third annual Christmas on the Chisholm Trail, “An Old Fashioned Christmas,” took place in downtown Belton, from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., on Saturday, December 2. The festivities, a combined effort between the City…

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Canine hero honored with a brick on Patriot Way

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Belton’s Patriot Way Brick Walk’s dedication took place in 2010. The ideas behind the concept are noble, and the intention is both honorable and admirable. The Patriot Way Brick Walk, a joint effort involving the Belton…

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The Sami Show: Every vendor has a unique story

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Sami Show, hosted by Sami Show Marketplace, took place Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Bell County Expo Center. This family owned and operated business has been hosting Sami Shows since…

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Belton businesses engage with the community for Small Business Saturday

By Heather Regula, Correspondent In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday because local economies stay strong because of small businesses. When small businesses do well, we all do well. According to American Express, a small business is a local…

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Council gathers for final annexation meeting

By Andre James, Correspondent   The City Council met for the second and final reading of the recent Growth Management Study. Last week’s meeting saw the study area shrink from over 1,300 acres to only 225.06 acres along with the…

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Thriving, new, Monarch Salon now open in Belton

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent The Monarch Salon is located in Belton, Texas at 408 Lake Road. The salon is owned by Emily Cooper and her passion is being a hairstylist. The Monarch opened a mere two weeks ago, but it…

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Whimsies: The newest chic boutique to come to Belton

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent New store owner Allison Turner has recently acquired a new and chic boutique by the name of Whimsies. The store was originally brought into the retail world in the year 2013 by previous owner Joy Schneider….

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Reptile show at Expo Center brings exotic to Belton

By Madison Ureste, Correspondent   The sounds of the jungle made folks of all ages jump with joy to see reptiles and other exotic creatures at this year’s Repticon exhibit. The event was held on Nov. 18 and 19 and…

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Mt. Zion United Methodist Church celebrates 173rd anniversary

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Mt. Zion United Methodist Church celebrated its 173rd anniversary Sunday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. with a full house and an uplifting service led by Pastor Teon Bass. The Order of Worship included the participation of…

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