Category : Local News

Community rallies together over Miller Springs Nature Center

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversees both Belton Dam and Lake Belton. The Miller Springs Nature Center, a well-loved recreation area in Central Texas, is located directly North of Miller Springs Park, on FM 2271….

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Belton Fire Department holds annual blood drive

By Heather Regula Correspondent The Belton Fire Department held their annual Blood Drive on Thursday, August 10, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Scott & White Mobile Blood Center set up shop in the driveway. Lisa DeWeese, of Belton,…

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Community members meet for the new high school in Belton

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the evening of  August 14, there was a community member meeting held at the Belton ISD Administration Building. The community member meeting discussed the plans for the new Belton high school. The discussion with the…

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Local VFW post honors Purple Heart

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Families, friends and public officials gathered at a local VFW post to honor veterans for National Purple Heart Day on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 3. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home teamed up with Post 1820 to deliver…

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Bell County Commissioners reinstate burn ban until September 18

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on the morning of Monday, Aug. 14 and approved an Order Restricting Outdoor Burning the burn ban went into effect on August 15. County Commissioners Court will…

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Chickens, horses, and kissing puppies: Bell County 4-H

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Over 550,000 children participate in 4-H in Texas, making it the largest youth organization in the state. The 4-H pledge states “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands…

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Construction is happening in all areas of Belton in a record year

By David Tuma, Publisher Sales tax receipts were up in May of this year by 5.9 percent. As of the end of July sales tax receipts were up 2.35 percent for the year. Hotel/motel tax receipts were up three percent…

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Volunteers join forces for Project Apple Tree

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Project Apple Tree is in its 17th year of serving children in our community and is an excellent example of the remarkable impact that is made when like-minded and community-oriented people work together. Project Apple Tree…

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Belton and Bell County improve downtown parking opportunities with new lot

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Busy days, like the Fourth of July or a Thursday night Schoepf’s Backyard concert, remind citizens that downtown Belton has long been in need of extra parking for special events. To try to remedy that need,…

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Fire chief honored for saving homes in MPR

By David Tuma, Publisher Morgan’s Point Resort’s Fire Chief was honored at the MPR council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, by Congressman John Carter, State Representative Hugh Shine and grateful residents. The fire started in Oakmont Park on Lake Belton, just…

0 Comments / 56 View / August 21, 2017