Category : Local News

City of Belton facade grants modernizing historical downtown

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Anyone that has lived or worked in Belton over the years has had a chance to notice the improvements to historical downtown. Many businesses in downtown Belton have had the chance to improve business fronts…

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Decrease in speed limit on Old 95 and Wilson Valley Road approved by Commissoners

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on March 20 to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on March 13 were discussed and approved. A Public Hearing was…

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Annual Bell County Museum Garage Sale brings in attendees from around the state

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The annual Bell County Museum Garage Sale was held at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121 in Belton, from 9 am-4 pm on Saturday, March 18. Admission was $3 for adults, $1 off…

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Plans to rename baseball complex in honor of late 12-year-old ball player move forward

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent Belton City Council members will consider a proposal later this month to rename the baseball complex at Heritage Park in honor of Jace Jefferson, a 12-year-old youth baseball player in Belton who passed away in…

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BCPAAA Holds Fundraiser at Freddy’s

By Patrick Lacombe, Correspondent The Belton Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association held a fundraiser on March 7, at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers located at 7036 West Adams Avenue in Temple. Members of the Belton Police Department, along with the…

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One Community, One Day Event needs volunteers

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The seventh annual One Community One Day event will take place on Saturday, April 1. “Volunteers can show up at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander St in Belton between 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m….

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Cultivating Character at Chisholm Trail Elementary

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent If you think children these days lack a willingness to serve, you may want to take a second look at the happenings around Chisholm Trail Elementary in Belton, Texas. This year marks the beginning of a…

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City Council hears request to evaluate condition of historic Standpipe

By Annie Dockery, Correspondent The Belton City Council welcomed 10 new city employees at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The council received a presentation to preserve the City of Belton’s 103-year-old Standpipe and to add a park. Erin Smith, Director of Planning…

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The old, the new and the viable

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent The downtown area of Belton has seen many changes throughout the last two decades. Many of the changes have included the beautification project of the Landing at Nolan Creek, increased retail and small business located…

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Belton Chamber gears up for spring programs

By David Tuma, Publisher The Belton Area of Chamber of Commerce partnered with businesses in the Fort Hood area to promote National Lemonade Day. The program teaches school children how to run a business by opening up a lemonade stand….

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