Category : Local News

Keeping Belton beautiful with community litter clean-up

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Envirobuzz, a grass roots cleanup movement orchestrated by Kailey Hartwig, held a trash clean-up party at Chalk Ridge Falls Park in Belton, on Saturday, July 29. Approximately fifteen people of all ages attended, donned gloves, and…

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Finance department shines at city council meeting, wins award

By Julia Jones, Correspondent The finance department proved that a penny saved is a penny earned Tuesday evening when it was presented with its 25th Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Brandon Bozon became the director of finance…

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5,000 attended annual Jehovah’s Witness convention

By Julia Jones, Correspondent “Don’t Give Up” was the mantra of encouragement and the title for this year’s convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses held at the Garth Arena in the Bell County Expo Center July 21-23. Speakers, videos, baptisms, and more…

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Bridge maintenance discussed at public TXDOT meeting

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent The Texas Department of Transportation held a public open house meeting to discuss upcoming bridge maintenance on FM 817 over the Leon River. The meeting was held at the TXDOT Belton Area office on Loop 121…

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Christmas in July brings together those who fight family violence

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the afternoon of July 20, Aware Central Texas held a Christmas in July Event at the Harris Community Center. Christmas in July began at 1 p.m. with the education portion of the event and it…

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Artist 2 Artist Showcase shines a light on local talent

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The inaugural Artist 2 Artist Showcase was held on Saturday, July 22, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., at Johnny’s Steak and BBQ in Salado. With approximately 100 people in attendance, this event featured 15 artists…

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Rod Chopperz Car Cruise on Belton Square

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent Fifty-plus cars, trucks and motorcycles of all shapes and sizes filled the square in downtown Belton on July 21 for the monthly Rod Chopperz Car Cruise. The Rod Chopperz club hosts the event on the square…

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Drum Corps International brings the heat once again

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the evening of July 20, Drum Corps International withheld an event at the Crusader Stadium located at University of Mary-Hardin Baylor campus. This event started at 6 pm and there was a lineup of performances…

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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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