Category : Local News

The ultimate turtle race is right around the corner

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Kiwanis will host its 11th Annual Turtle Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Residents from all around will join together at Yettie Polk Part for the free-admission event…

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From BHS Class of ’64 to the White House and beyond

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Two BHS students’ careers took them from Belton High School to service of their county. Anne Sewell and Joseph Inman, both from the Class of 1964, high school band members, and close friend…

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Belton teen reels in trash and bass

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   A 14-year-old Lake Belton Middle School student is working to make a difference in the world starting with one simple challenge. With teenagers doing various dangerous challenges that they see social media, Dylan VanNess…

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Make the most of your mulch

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Lawns and gardens can often benefit from the laying of mulch. Mulch serves various purposes in lawns and gardens, and many experienced lawn and garden enthusiasts lay mulch to ensure their properties make it…

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BCYC holds first Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and more

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Belton Christian Youth Center’s inaugural Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by Don Ringler Chevrolet, took place on Saturday, March 31. Almost 300 participants enjoyed breakfast cooked by the Hilton Garden Inn, a petting zoo,…

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Looking through the glass: Triple Crown Glass and Mirror

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Corey McGregor, owner of Triple Crown Glass and Mirror, started up his glass company in 2014. He specializes in heavy shower glass enclosures, commercial storefront, and residential window/glass replacements. He also does custom work…

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Maids and Moore recognized at City Council for “Cleaning For a Reason”

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   Maids and Moore, a family-owned cleaning service, was just recognized at last week’s City Council Meeting by Mayor Marion Grayson for their efforts with the organization “Cleaning For a Reason.” To commemorate the small-town business,…

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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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