Category : Local News

Numerous updates underway for Belton

By Andre James, Correspondent The Belton City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13 started off with the Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector, Shay Luedeke, presenting the council this year’s Child Safety Fee check of $22,233.77. The Child Safety Fee is an…

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Sculpture at Bell County Justice Center memorializes fallen officers

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Bell County Sheriff’s Department Foundation Fallen Officer Memorial Dedication Ceremony took place at the Bell County Justice Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. The sculpture, created by Bell County Commissioner Tim Brown, serves…

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Parade of Lights lit up Lake Belton

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent This past Sunday, Dead Fish Grill, along with Frank’s Marina, held their annual Parade of Lights on Lake Belton. The event is like no other in the aspect of being set on water instead of land…

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Warm Feet, Warm Hearts, Give Socks

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Annual Homeless Assessment Report, released by The Department of Housing and Urban Development, consists of one night counts obtained annually in late January. The statistics provided in the report, while far from perfect and variable…

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Christmas On The Farm: AWARE Central Texas raises proceeds for children

By Madison Ureste, Correspondent The community came out to Support AWARE Central Texas’ event 11th Annual Christmas on the Farm on Dec. 2 at the Bell County Expo Center. The venue was packed with fun-filled games, activities for children and…

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Council shrinks annexation study area from over 1,300 to 455 acres

By Andre James, Correspondent The Belton City Council met to, along with other items, carry out the first reading of the annexation of the four growth management study areas. This part of the process is not only where the council…

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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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