Category : Local News

Athletes, family members and volunteers get excited for Belton’s Special Olympics

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Belton Tigers can now add on even more athletes to their already impressive list. The Special Olympics has occurred in the past in Belton, but just recently came back. Kids from Belton’s middle and…

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Anxiety amid annexation

By Andre James, Correspondent On the evening of Oct. 31, Bell County residents met with members of Belton City Council at the Harris Community Center for the second public hearing on the possible annexation of 1,358 acres across four different…

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Expansion of the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail into south Belton

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a grant that will help fund the expansion of the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail into south Belton. The grant leverages more than $1.4 million in federal funds…

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Candy Trail scares up fun and fright in downtown Belton

By Heather Regula Correspondent The term “trick or treat” was coined about 100 years ago, but the history of trick-or-treating itself has roots much further back than that. It was a Celtic tradition to dress up as evil spirits to…

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MOAA helps a new generation of ROTC students

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent On Saturday, October 21, members of the Military Officers Association of America gathered at the Wildflower Country Club for their annual MOAA Scholarship fund meeting. Aaron Zook, president of the MOAA Central Texas chapter, spoke on…

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Finney Insurance Agency gives the residents of Central Texas peace of mind

By Josh Rivera, Lifestyles Editor Allison Finney graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in animal production. She spent six years outside of Amarillo doing a stint in agriculture. But after her parents, Woody and Jeanette Finney bought the…

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Belton Senior Activity Center partners up with Belton Civic Leaders

By David Tuma, Publisher The Belton Senior Activity Center will host an event on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. The center, along with Belton civic leaders, will honor Veteran’s Day. There will be students from New Tech High School…

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Annual Halloween Carnival brings the family fun

Carissa Flores, Correspondent On Oct. 21, Almer King and his family held their annual Halloween Carnival at the Armstrong Community Center. The carnival has been a place where an entire family can come dress up, have fun, and meet new…

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Belton prepares for growth, annexation contested

By David Tuma, Publisher   Dealing with growth is never easy. That was made clear at the city council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24. It was civil, with many pointing out their love of Belton.   The City of Belton…

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Festival on the Chisholm Trail offers a unique spin on Market Days

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The rain held off, and the weather was gorgeous for Saturday’s Festival on the Chisholm Trail. Downtown Belton Merchant’s Association (DBMA) typically hosts Market Days on the third Saturday of each month. The DBMA, formed in…

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