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Students get creative reserving parking spots

By Lindsay Starr Platt Publisher Students and their families gathered in the Belton High school parking lot on Aug. 27 to paint their reserved parking spots. The event was planned by the parent teacher student organization (PTSO) and is only…

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Mr. Natale Giambalvo will wear a hair bow and play ball with his seventh grade students in hopes to make learning math fun and enjoyable.

SBMS’ Mr. G praised for making math fun

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent When someone walks past the seventh-grade math class at South Belton Middle School they may see the teacher Mr. Natale Giambalvo (Mr. G.) standing on a chair wearing a wig and cape as he sings…

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1.55% raise in tax rate adopted, approved

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent After ordinary business at this week’s Commissioner’s Court, Judge Jon Burrows read a proclamation that was approved and proclaimed that September 2016 in Bell County as “Shaken Baby Syndrome and Child Safety Awareness Month”. The…

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The Belton ISD Board of Trustees had a chance to learn hands-on how to cook in the CTE Culinary Lab during their meeting Monday night.

A hands-on student experience

BISD trustees take on CTE courses to see what students experience By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent The Board of Trustees of Belton Independent School District (ISD) met for a special meeting on Monday night at the Career & Technology Education…

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Save the Date, meet BPD: National Night Out

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent National Night Out is an annual event being held on October 4th this year. Residents gather together and have block parties to get to know one another and the first responders of Belton. “National night out…

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Hwy. 317 upgrades to begin Aug. 15 south of 2305

By David Tuma Publisher The Texas Department of Transportation (Waco District) will begin a project to upgrade a portion of State Highway 317, in Bell County, Monday, August 15, 2016. The roughly 2-mile project, designed to increase safety and efficiency,…

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Psychologist retires, celebrates 35 years with Bell County

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent The burn ban was agreed on by Bell County Commissioners to expire at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the Commissioners Court of Bell County on Monday morning. Commissioners agreed that the current weather conditions and…

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Local retailers support TIRZ; TIRZ supports community improvement projects

By David Tuma Publisher TIRZ is a fund that saves a small portion of business taxes and uses those funds for reinvestment in the community. There are certain areas of the downtown including HEB and Walmart that are included in…

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A few of the 96 Belton High School students that were recognized for Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards were able to make it to the school board meeting Monday night and receive their awards.

96 recognized for ‘incredible academic ability

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent The Board of Trustees of Belton Independent School District (ISD) met for a regular meeting on Monday night. The board meeting opened with a board workshop and presentations from two architectural firms. Jarrod Sterzinger, O’Connel…

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Belton ISD, Board of Trustees, Randy Pittenger told attendees at Belton ISD 216 Convocation about what it meant to him for students to excel.

‘We are all Tigers’ theme motivates staff during convocation

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Despite the rain hundreds of teachers, administrators and faculty members of Belton ISD‎ convened at the Bell County Expo Center. Belton ISD employees were greeted with coffee, doughnuts and fruit before heading to the 2016…

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