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His memory lives on

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent On Friday, Feb. 12, the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Temple had a tree dedication ceremony in honor of John Morin. Morin was a very special member of the RMHC Board of Directors. John started working…

0 Comments / 54 View / February 25, 2016


Nature trail to be near Martin Luther King Bridge, city developing updated Master Parks plan

By David Tuma, Publisher A committee was formed to help name three new parks for the City of Belton. The members were selected from various parts of the community. They worked on naming the new parks and those names will…

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“Coffee with a Cop” to be at Grand Avenue Theater, Belton Fire Department receives “Castle Award for Excellence”

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Tuesday night Belton City Council had award recognitions for both the Lena Armstrong Library and Belton Fire Department. Employees of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented Belton Fire Department the “Castle Award for Excellence” for…

0 Comments / 65 View / February 19, 2016


Top salon celebrates with grand opening

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent YOUphoria and Cut Loose Salon celebrated their Grand Opening on Jan. 30. This partnership is the result of the immense success the original YOUphoria Day Spa and Salon has experienced through the boundless support from the…

0 Comments / 56 View / February 13, 2016


Tea Party hosts candidate forum in Salado

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent The Central Texas Tea Party hosted a forum on Tuesday night at Tenroc Ranch in Salado. More than 70 people were in attendance to hear what the candidates had to say on various issues. The…

0 Comments / 161 View / February 11, 2016


Citizens Police Academy welcomes new class

By Patrick Lacombe, Correspondent The first class of the 2016 Belton Citizens Police Academy was held Thursday, Jan 28 at the Belton Police headquarters. The class of 2016 had 22 citizens to sign up for the academy. CPA classes are…

0 Comments / 131 View / February 10, 2016


Council discusses new subdivisions

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent The City of Belton met on Monday night for a special meeting of the city council to discuss three planning items that were pulled off last week’s agenda because of lack of quorum. The City…

0 Comments / 105 View / February 10, 2016


HIS KIDS support group learn about community resources

By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor HIS KIDS support group met on Saturday at Temple Bible Church to discuss community resources for special needs children, youth and adults in Central Texas. This month’s regular meeting included speakers Megan Daniels, Program Coordinator…

0 Comments / 34 View / February 9, 2016


Mayor declares Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Tuesday night, Belton City Council approved a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a development agreement between the City of Belton and J.C. Builders for drainage improvements at the Bell Rosa subdivision. “Bella Rosa…

0 Comments / 172 View / February 8, 2016


Chamber offers community challenge to be biggest loser

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The Belton community has been invited to participate in The Biggest Loser Community Challenge beginning Feb 15. According to, this company verses company competition invites teams of four to join an eight-week, online health and…

0 Comments / 46 View / February 5, 2016