Category : Local News

A legacy of love brews at the Coffee Cup Cafe and C-Store

By Heather Regula, Correspondent When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Or perhaps, as in Ginger Metcalf’s case, make coffee. She opened the Coffee Cup Cafe and C-Store near the intersection of Simmons Road and Highway 190 in Belton on…

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Greater outer loop planned for Belton

By David Tuma, Publisher The City of Belton is working on developing a comprehensive plan for land use called the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Department and the Parks and Recreation Department have been working together to develop a plan…

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Belton Church of Christ hosts first hero celebration

By Haley Watson, Correspondent On Saturday, June 17, a group of ten women and a few helping husbands hosted the Belton First Responders Hero Celebration at the Belton Church of Christ. Flyers were posted throughout the town, at each of…

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Bell County High School seniors receive scholarship awards during Commissioners Court

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On Monday morning, June 19, the Bell County Commissioners met for Commissioners Court. The County Commissioners had special recognitions for two Bell County entities; Bell County Historical Commission and Bell County Youth Fair Scholarship Committee….

0 Comments / 24 View / June 29, 2017

Annual parade tradition continues

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Dozens of 4th of July parade participants gathered at the BISD Administration building for a mandatory pre-parade meeting at 10 am, on Saturday, June 17. Nelson Hutchinson is Parade Chairman for the second year. “Everyone at…

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Belton Rocks: bringing our community together

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Unless you’ve been living under one, finding uniquely painted rocks around Belton has become a hobby and an adventure for many of our residents. Residents of all ages have come together to gather rocks,…

0 Comments / 344 View / June 28, 2017

Vietnam War POW speaks at local church

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Following his wife’s rendition of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” Jerry Curtis walked to the podium in tears to tell the audience at his church about his time as a prisoner of war. Retired Air…

0 Comments / 35 View / June 26, 2017

Public Safety tops 2017 General Fund

By Haley Watson, Correspondent At the City Council meeting on June 13, Brandon Bozon, Director of Finance, updated the Council and citizens present on the Budget process and preparation of the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget. To begin the presentation, Bozon…

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2017 Fiscal Year Strategic Plan reviewed, 2018 Fiscal Year Budget Plan presented to City Council

By Haley Watson, Correspondent On Tuesday council members and Belton citizens gathered for the regular City Council Meeting at Harris Community Center at 5:30 PM. This week’s meeting agenda covered appointments to boards and commissions, the nomination of the City’s…

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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….

0 Comments / 42 View / June 23, 2017