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Clark Flatt, President, The Jason Foundation speaks to attendees at Cedar Crest Hospital “Community Day” about knowing the warning signs of suicidal tendencies in youth.

Suicide becomes ‘silent epidemic’ among youth

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Thursday afternoon Cedar Crest Hospital in Belton hosted Community Day for area agencies and organizations that work with youth to learn how to prevent suicide. Clark Flatt, founder of The Jason Foundation, was the speaker…

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UMHB holds first paint night to kick off semester

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor held the first purple and gold paint night on Sept. 2 out on rec field 1201. The event was hosted by the Campus activities board and every UMHB student was invited….

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Pictured with the oven used for a bakery at the building at 115 N. East Street are owner Diana Arldt-Roberts and Dean Winkler with CRW Construction. The building that was once condemned is being restored by Winkler and Roberts.

Building dating back to 1889 gets restored for new Belton business

By David Tuma Publisher In another positive step forward for the historic downtown area of Belton. The Frodermans Bakery and Restaurant is being remodeled. Twenty years ago East Street was a bunch of empty buildings in the downtown area. It…

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City Council to consider annexation along I-35

By David Tuma Publisher The City Council authorized the Belton City Staff to look into areas and provide information into the possibility of annexation in seven different areas in the City of Belton’s Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. This does not mean…

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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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