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Parent reaction to online learning: elementary edition

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Going on week five of extended learning, the Belton ISD community has grown accustomed to practicing online education due to the extended closure of the district to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus….

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City of Belton to make corresponding plans for reopening of Texas

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton City Council met for a virtual meeting on Tuesday. City Manager Sam Listi said the City of Belton is reviewing Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s phased-in approach to the reopening of Texas and will…

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Run-loving residents host Social Distancing Half Marathon

By Gray R. Thomas, Correspondent Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, one of the area’s postponed events was the Silo District Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, which were supposed to take place this past weekend in Waco. Training for a…

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Bell County’s stay at home efforts prove successful in mitigating spread of COVID-19

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Thursday, April 23 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined by Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) Director…

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Belton Baseball turned the corner when COVID slammed into season

Not unlike all of the other Belton Tiger Athletics’ sports teams this spring, Tiger Baseball was resurgent after a tough start offensively. Belton was shut out in two of their first three games while squeezing out three runs in the…

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Belton Softball ends season on seven-game winning streak

The Belton Tiger Softball team had its share of ups and downs in the 2020 campaign. There were lots of growing pains that the team went through in order to get them into competitive shape. After the first two tournaments…

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TTA amends calendar, BYBA, BYSA await guidance

The Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball Association amended their 2020 TTA summer calendar via votes by the TTA State Board of Directors this past weekend. TTA, the body that governs Belton Youth Baseball Association and Belton Youth Softball Association, extended the end…

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Business as “not so” usual: state of Lake Belton High School Athletics

Although school has been closed for some time in the Belton Independent School District, there has been plenty of activity on the Lake Belton High School side of BISD Athletics. This week, I had the opportunity to catch up with…

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Could a three division setup work for MLB in 2020?

At the outset of 2020, everybody had plans and goals. Scandals that rocked the baseball world started to take a back seat to Major League Baseball Spring Training. Then the stoppage of play in the midst of spring training threw…

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