Category : Local News

Belton ISD hosts writing institute taught by Columbia University Teachers College

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     In the final week of July, nearly 100 Belton ISD teachers, K-12, participated in a summer institute writing workshop. This is the second consecutive year that BISD has partnered with the Teachers College Reading…

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Meeting the needs of foster children and those who love them

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Foster Love Bell County’s third annual Christmas in July fundraiser came to an end on July 31st. However, the opportunity to donate to this nonprofit organization continues year-round. Foster Love Bell County serves Bell County…

0 Comments / 49 View / August 18, 2018

8th annual Back to School with God serves over 100 children

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Dozens of families gathered at the Harris Community Center for the 8th Annual Back to School with God event, hosted by Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, on Saturday, August 4.     “Back to School…

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The Youth Advisory Commission: Turning students into leaders

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     If you are a high school student interested in making a difference in our community and the lives of other youth, then the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) might be ideal for you. The City of…

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Bell County Comic Con 2018: Where pop culture and cosplay come together

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     The Bell County Comic Con is growing up fast as it returned to the Expo Center this past weekend.     Thousands of pop culture and comic book fans gathered to celebrate all things…

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Belton Fire Department participates in Sound the Alarm

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country is a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. On average, national statistics show…

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Ribbon-cutting of new EXPO Equine Event Center wows community

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor     Bell County has been waiting for this for some time. According to Bell County Judge Jon Burrows, nearly 15 years of planning. And that time was last Friday afternoon at the Bell County…

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Arusha’s hosts A Cup of Art featuring Jessica Grace Designs

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     A Cup of Art, hosted by My Giving Tree at Arusha’s Coffee, featured the artistic creations of Jessica Grace Designs.     Jessica Shelton, the artistic mind behind Jessica Grace Designs, has been creating her…

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Belton City Council approves truck stop and parking

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The Belton City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on July 24.     During the meeting, the council held a public hearing that authorized the rezoning of the 3.283-acre tract of land located…

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Belton Chamber knocks it out of the park with Pittenger hire

By David Tuma, Publisher     Randy Pittenger was recently named President of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. Pittenger served on the Belton Independent School Board for 24 years, and the past 16 years as President of the board.  …

0 Comments / 139 View / August 4, 2018