Category : Local News

Healthy Kids Running Series combining exercise and fun

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The Healthy Kids Running Series, created by Jeff Long in 2009, provides kids with a positive, educational, and fun running experience. The running program aims to motivate kids to be healthy and active while increasing…

0 Comments / 60 View / September 1, 2018

City of Belton nearing the completion of 2019 budget

By David Tuma, Publisher     It is a work in progress but the City of Belton is nearing the completion of the 2019 budget. Preventive street maintenance is supposed to increase to $170,000 up from $125,000 in 2017. Anyone who…

0 Comments / 59 View / August 31, 2018

Last week’s Movie in the Park was “tie-dye” for

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The City of Belton Parks and Recreation partnered with the Grand Avenue Theater to host a Movie in the Park event at Harris Community Park.     “It’s a free, family fun event that we…

0 Comments / 64 View / August 30, 2018

With enrollment numbers up, BISD expected to see even more of an increase

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Monday morning was the start of a new and exciting school year for parents, students and educators of the Belton Independent School District.     “It was an exciting first day across the district,”…

0 Comments / 152 View / August 29, 2018

Neal Potts honored for 40-years of service by MPR Council

By David Tuma, Publisher     Neal Potts was honored for 40 years of service by the Morgan’s Point City Council. Mayor Dwayne Gossett thanked Potts for his years of service and named the week of August 14 Neal Potts Week…

0 Comments / 79 View / August 26, 2018

Proposed budget for FY 2019 discussed at City Council

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     City Council met on Tuesday, Aug. 14 to discuss an array of topics. The city of Belton’s tax rate was discussed and will remain the current rate of 65.98 cents. Aug. 28 and Sept….

0 Comments / 49 View / August 25, 2018

Local insurance agent hosts Fill the Bus school supplies fundraiser

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     As summer comes to an end, a bevy of back-to-school events offer multiple opportunities for public involvement while providing everything from free backpacks and school supplies to families in need.     On Tuesday…

0 Comments / 49 View / August 24, 2018

Belton ISD hosts writing institute taught by Columbia University Teachers College

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     In the final week of July, nearly 100 Belton ISD teachers, K-12, participated in a summer institute writing workshop. This is the second consecutive year that BISD has partnered with the Teachers College Reading…

0 Comments / 59 View / August 23, 2018

Meeting the needs of foster children and those who love them

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Foster Love Bell County’s third annual Christmas in July fundraiser came to an end on July 31st. However, the opportunity to donate to this nonprofit organization continues year-round. Foster Love Bell County serves Bell County…

0 Comments / 81 View / August 18, 2018

8th annual Back to School with God serves over 100 children

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Dozens of families gathered at the Harris Community Center for the 8th Annual Back to School with God event, hosted by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, on Saturday, August 4.     “Back to School…

0 Comments / 75 View / August 17, 2018