Category : Local News

UMHB Performing Arts Center to be completed by October

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent If you have driven through the intersection at Main St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Belton, you may have noticed the ongoing construction. Located at the southwest corner of the intersection is the…

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Central Texas student teachers take education concerns to Capitol

Student teachers from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor joined more than 400 educators with the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) at the Capitol on March 6. They discussed with lawmakers important education issues, such as opposing school vouchers, funding…

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Belton’s newest business, uncorked

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor High ceilings, warm tones and a modern look give Blends Wine Bar a sultry, yet comforting atmosphere. The wide variety of culture in many aspects creates a space where the ambience, food and wine can…

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Trails of Hope 5K Run

By Patrick Lacombe, Correspondent Running in place and then stopping to stretch his legs, repeating the ritual several times, was Temple High student, John Thies. He was one of several hundred participants in the Trails Of Hope 5K run held…

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Local dentists partner for annual event

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Benchmark Family Dental, Fossum Family Dental and Market Heights Family Dental hosted their 5th Annual Dentistry for the Community on Saturday, February 18. The event was held at the Temple office of Dr. Richard Fossum….

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Master Singers “Sing It Forward” for three year old Buddy

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent Central Texas Master Singers came together to perform a special concert on Sunday, February 26 from 6-8 p.m. in support of Justin Fingers, a.k.a Buddy. Buddy is a local three-year-old boy diagnosed with Sturge-Weber Syndrome and…

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BCSD to aid Salado with law enforcement

County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 21 were discussed and approved. Commissioners considered and approved an Interlocal Agreement with…

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Next phase of Hike and Bike trail to begin, Lena Armstrong Library recognized

By Annie Dockery, Correspondent Belton City Council met on Tuesday evening for their regular council meeting to discuss the Chisholm Trail Hike and Bike Trail, assistance agreements for the Belton Fire Department and an award presentation to the Lena Armstrong…

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Home & Garden Show draws thousands to Expo Center

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent The Temple Area Builders Association held its annual Home & Garden Show over the weekend, drawing thousands to the Bell County Expo Center in Belton over the course of the three-day event. Attendees had the…

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Live Action Role Play comes alive in Belton

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent For over five years Dystopia Rising: Texas a group dedicated to Live-Action Role-Playing, also known as LARP, has been hosting events at Camp Kachina in Belton. The events are a full-weekend long Friday through Sunday…

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