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April declared National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bell County

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent At Bell County Commissioners Court on Monday, Judge John Burrows read a proclamation and proclaimed April as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bell County”. This proclamation is in support of Court Appointed Special Advocate…

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Family Promise hosts fourth annual Bed Race

By Emily West, Correspondent The Bell County chapter of Family Promise, a nationwide homelessness outreach, held its fourth annual Bed Races at Belton United Methodist Church on Saturday, as a fundraiser for its continued efforts to address family homelessness in…

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MLK bridge complete, traffic light to be functional soon

By David Tuma, Publisher The traffic lights under IH-35 and Holland Road will be up and running this weekend. The holdup has been the lights on the South side of IH-35. Since construction was completed there have been multiple wrecks…

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BPD holds award ceremony, CHIPS class graduates

By Emily West, Correspondent On Thursday, March 31, the Belton Police Department held an award ceremony for the recognition of outstanding public service in the past year. Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis conducted the ceremony, presenting the honors chosen by…

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Tigers step up and give back

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton High School baseball team recently visited hospitalized patients at McLane Children’s Hospital while touring the facility. The team brought smiles and baseballs while encouraging patients to get better. On Monday, March 8, the…

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Art & Wine Fest offering new attraction, calling artists

By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor The fourth annual Art & Wine on the Square is slated for April 30 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will host local wineries, artist and musicians. The event will host wineries and…

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Big Red Community Partner award presented, Roadmap to BISD 2025

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent The Board of Trustees of Belton Independent School District met for a regular meeting on Monday night. In addition to the agenda, a board workshop was presented about Belton High School Library Renovation and Digital…

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B-Town Bulletin: 4/7/16

Water Street Farmer’s Market Water Street Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday year round from 8:00AM-1:00PM. We are located in the parking lot just north of the Gin Restaurant in downtown Belton and behind the downtown fire station. Everything is…

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Veterans Treatment Program celebrates anniversary

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent In March 2015, Bell County Veterans Treatment Court Program began. The program primarily serves Veterans who have been charged with a misdemeanor offense; assault, shoplifting, or disorderly conduct. In addition, military or combat-related experience contributed to…

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Mayor proclaims National Walking Day, Fair Housing Month

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Mayor Marion Grayson presented two proclamations Tuesday night at Belton City Council. Mayor Grayson proclaimed April 6 as National Walking Day in Belton and urged all citizens to support the American Health Walk on April…

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