Category : Local News

Belton New Tech AP environmental class trip to local limestone mine

By Mark Magnan, Correspondent On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Gina Taber and 22 of her students visited a local limestone mine near Nolanville. The class is AP Environmental Science at Belton New Tech High School at Waskow. The class studies natural…

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Bell County Medical Alliance teams up to ensures the safety of local kids

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Bell County Medical Alliance bicycle helmet giveaway at Belton Early Childhood Center is part of a statewide effort Hard Hats for Little Heads, launched by the Texas Medical Association in 1994. The program promotes…

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GPS systems approved for sheriff’s department

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Feb. 6 to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on January 30 were discussed and approved. A Public Hearing was…

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Daddies and daughters dance the night away

By Danielle Tyler-Welborn, Correspondent The dance floor was packed Saturday night at the 18th annual Father Daughter Dance, presented by Extreme Cheer and Tumble and hosted by Temple Parks and Recreation. The dance was held at the Frank W. Mayborn…

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Giving a voice to the children

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent CASA of Bell and Coryell counties hosted a volunteer appreciation Chili Cook-off on Thursday, February 2 from 5-7 p.m. The contestants who entered included supervisors and board members of CASA. At the end of the evening,…

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Belton continues to dominate as the place to live

By David Tuma Publisher As Belton continues to dominate the area as the place to live, interesting and elegant homes are being constructed. Mystic River subdivision is a top end subdivision running along the Leon River in the north park…

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Belton High School students raise awareness

By Danielle Wellborn-Tyler Correspondent A group of business savvy activists at Belton High School are on a mission to raise awareness of issues related to human trafficking. Their efforts are part of a community service competition with Skills USA, a…

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Texas Youth Hunting Program offer unique youth hunts

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have joined forces to offer youth hunts that are safe, educational and affordable. The Texas Youth Hunting Program sponsors introductory, instructive youth hunts for…

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Headstart commits to building stronger families

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor With more than 995 years of combined early headstart and early childhood education throughout the 16 centers, Central Texas 4c is making a difference for more than young children. They are trying to make a…

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15 children find forever homes in Bell County

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Nov. 17 will go down as one of the happiest days of the year for 15 children and the local families who adopted them at the annual Bell County Bar Association’s Adoption Day event. Families,…

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