Category : Local News

Electrical panel purchase approved for Expo, Heartland Quarries rip rap rejected

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, June 12, and approved all items on the agenda. Bell County Commissioners authorized the County Auditor to advertise for bids for PennzSuppress D or equivalent….

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Parks and Rec serves up a splashing good time!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent People of all ages had a tubular time at the Belton Parks and Recreation Department free Tubing and Movie in the Park event at Nolan Creek and Creekside Park, on Saturday, June 10. “Summer is here,…

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Tiger Journalism Camp comes to Belton

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Erica Garrett, an AP English teacher at Belton High School recently held a Tiger Journalism Camp for a group of students who were interested in learning more about writing and journalism. The kids were able…

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AWARE Central Texas featured at Belton Chamber Coffee Connection

By Haley Watson Correspondent On Tuesday, May 30, Belton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their monthly Chamber Coffee Connection in a new location. Chamber members, Kay Hirrill, Senior Community Marketing Director for Stoney Brook, and Lisa Elliott, LuLoRoe representative, hosted…

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Local Realtor gives helpful tips for potential homebuyers

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Belton is becoming one of the fastest growing housing markets in our area and choosing the right real estate agent can be an intimidating task. The number one responsibility of a Realtor is to educate…

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Local VBS helps children with sensory needs

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent For the first time this year, the Belton Church of Christ held a sensory disorder tract for children with autism spectrum disorders. This special tract was held  June 4-7 from 6:20-8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School is…

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Through the eyes of legends: Hamburger King

By Tony Adams Sports Editor When you get roughly 15 Beltonians together for a burger and some sodas, the flavors of times gone by conjures up the legend of the Hamburger King in Downtown Belton. Richard Archer, Jay Taggart, Dr….

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First United Methodist Men gather for food and fellowship

By Haley Watson, Correspondent On Tuesday, June 6 at 7:15 a.m. the First United Methodist Men gathered at the church for their monthly breakfast. The men came together to socialize and discuss business within the church and Belton community. This…

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8 Year-Old Author from Belton Hosts Book Signing for McLane Children’s Medical Center

By Haley Watson, Correspondent In a small multipurpose room in McLane Children’s Medical Center, people gathered while a young boy and local painter sat at a table signing books for patients and employees. On Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m,…

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Belton’s new furniture and mattress store is now open

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Local furniture store Walker Mattress recently opened in the Oak Village Shopping Center in Belton. Their relaxed and laid back environment, it’s hard not to already feel at home while shopping for that perfect set…

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