Category : Local News

TMLI Certificate of Achievement awarded to councilman

Keith Dyer, Councilman, in recognition of his commitment to continuing education, was recently honored with the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) Certificate of Achievement. The award was presented at the TMLI Awards Ceremony at the Texas Municipal League and Texas…

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Just a Swingin’ at the 20th Annual Texas Western Swing Showcase

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent Texas heritage came alive as feet shuffled on the dance floor while performers entertained at the 20th annual Texas Western Swing Showcase at the Bell County Expo Center on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4….

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Local preservationists make “major progress” in restoring 1874 church

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent Belton’s historic 1874 Church on Wall Street still has a long list of repairs to undergo until it is fully restored, but the building is now structurally sound after the recent work of members from…

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Belton Public Works director to retire

City of Belton Public Works Director Byron Sinclair has submitted a letter stating that he intends to retire on May 5. “There are not enough words to express how blessed and thankful I am to have worked with the City…

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Judge Jon Burrows now on two new election boards

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on the morning of March 7 to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 28 were discussed and approved. County…

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UMHB Performing Arts Center to be completed by October

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent If you have driven through the intersection at Main St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Belton, you may have noticed the ongoing construction. Located at the southwest corner of the intersection is the…

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Central Texas student teachers take education concerns to Capitol

Student teachers from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor joined more than 400 educators with the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) at the Capitol on March 6. They discussed with lawmakers important education issues, such as opposing school vouchers, funding…

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Belton’s newest business, uncorked

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor High ceilings, warm tones and a modern look give Blends Wine Bar a sultry, yet comforting atmosphere. The wide variety of culture in many aspects creates a space where the ambience, food and wine can…

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Trails of Hope 5K Run

By Patrick Lacombe, Correspondent Running in place and then stopping to stretch his legs, repeating the ritual several times, was Temple High student, John Thies. He was one of several hundred participants in the Trails Of Hope 5K run held…

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Local dentists partner for annual event

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Benchmark Family Dental, Fossum Family Dental and Market Heights Family Dental hosted their 5th Annual Dentistry for the Community on Saturday, February 18. The event was held at the Temple office of Dr. Richard Fossum….

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