Category : Local News

Disc Golf 101 scores big at Heritage Park

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Disc Golf 101 was held at Heritage Park on Saturday, July 22. This event was a partnership between Belton Parks and Recreation Belton Disc Golfers, and other local disc golf enthusiasts. “We have hosted disc golf…

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Belton Volleyball holds tryout, two scrimmages this weekend and regular season starts against Stony Point Monday

The Belton Lady Tigers Volleyball program started their tryouts on Tuesday in a compressed two-a-day fashion, with the tryouts to last three days. Nearly 80 athletes took part in the initial tryout on Tuesday While the competition is hot and…

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Belton charter school holds open house for prospective families

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Nolan Creek School opened its doors to prospective parents and their children for a presentation and tour of the classrooms at Belton Christian Youth Center on Tuesday evening. This is the second year the local charter…

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The history behind the Musick Alumni Center and Museum

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent The Musick Alumni Center and Museum is located on the campus of the University of Mary-Hardin- Baylor and is a spectacular building filled with the rich history of the university. The university cherishes their past and…

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City Council discusses fee increase, fire codes, housing at meeting

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Belton’s City Council met last Tuesday to discuss issues such as increasing the residential drainage fee from $3 to $5 per month, updating the fire and building codes, and creating affordable housing opportunities. Each department gave…

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Police symposium helps to strengthen community

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the morning of July 15, there was a community police symposium dialogue held at the Harris Community Center. This community dialogue with police was sponsored by First United Methodist Church and Bethel AME Church. The…

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Burn ban approved until Aug. 21

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on the morning of Monday, July 17, and approved an Order Restricting Outdoor Burning. This burn ban will be in effect in unincorporated areas of the county…

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Trash clean up party scheduled for Chalk Ridge Falls Park

By Heather Regula, Correspondent “Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere. Clean up, clean up; everybody do your share.” These lyrics sung by the giant purple dinosaur Barney echoed through the many homes, in the early 1990’s, to remind children to…

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Texan and British bands draw crowd to Schoepf’s Backyard

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Music lovers from all around gathered for a night of music and dancing in near-100 degree heat on a weeknight in Belton. As part of the Texas Music Series, Whiskey Myers and supporting act Broken Witt…

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MPR to improve drainage issues in the Bay Court Street area

By David Tuma, Publisher The Morgan’s Point Resort City Council purchased a lot for drainage need for improvements on Bay Court Street. In order to remove storm water from the area, a lot owned by Lum Joe was purchased in…

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