Category : Local News

City of Belton applies for investment area designation

By David Tuma, Publisher   The City of Belton submitted an application to the state, seeking designation of parts of Belton as an Opportunity Zone. This is a state-administered program, which emerged as a result of the recent Federal Tax…

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Wall Street auditorium construction to be completed by fall

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Upgrades for the Wall Street auditorium are still underway, but are making great progress. The reconstruction is part of the District’s $149.7 million May 2017 Bond Program. Mazanex Construction was awarded the contract after…

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Ribbon cutting ceremony opens new NAPA store

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   The Belton Chamber of Commerce has been making appearances all over town with new businesses opening in the area. The official opening of the new NAPA Auto Parts store this past Saturday brought members of…

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You “Do-Nut” want to miss this Project Celebration 5K Fun Run

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Project Celebration is hosting a one-of-a-kind 5K Fun Run on Saturday, April 7 at the Chisholm Trail Walking Trail. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m., and the Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m. For…

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UMHB offers low cost counseling to the community

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Community Life Counseling at UMHB provides high-quality counseling services to Belton and the surrounding communities. Clients see master’s level graduate students in counseling sessions that are supervised by fully licensed and Texas board-provided supervisors….

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3rd Annual Hometown Huddle gets kids outside and active at UMHB

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The third annual United Way of Central Texas Hometown Huddle, presented by United Rentals, took place at Crusader Stadium, on Saturday, March 24. Approximately 100 children participated in non-contact football drills, led by UMHB football…

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Maids and Moore recognized at City Council for ‘Cleaning For a reason’

By Guillermo Lopez Correspondent Maids and Moore, a family-owned cleaning service, was just recognized at last week’s City Council Meeting by Mayor Marion Grayson for their efforts with the organization ‘Cleaning For a Reason.’ To commemorate the small-town business, Grayson…

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Rod Chopperz Car Cruise draws car enthusiasts to downtown Belton

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Rod Chopperz Car Cruise, featuring vintage and collectible cars, took place around the courthouse on Friday, March 16.   “I enjoy coming out here and looking at the cars and talking to the owners….

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Community shows support during the Miller Springs Nature Center public meeting

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Dozens of supporters attended the first of two Miller Springs Nature Center public meetings, hosted jointly by the Belton and Temple Parks and Recreation Departments, at the Mayborn Center in Temple, on Tuesday evening. At…

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Movies, concerts and praise: Crossroads Bible Church

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Hank Bettis is the Pastor at Crossroads Bible Church and is now holding church services at the spacious Beltonian Theatre in downtown Belton. A Temple native, Bettis has roots that span as far as…

0 Comments / 28 View / April 1, 2018