Category : Local News


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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Helping prevent family violence

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent AWARE is offering classes in Parenting, Anger Management (for both adults and high school age children), Mood and Stress Management, Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, Internet Safety, and Stranger Danger. Classes are $20 each. Mood and…

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Finance becomes a family business

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Matthew Gunter is at a new business that just opened on December 11, 2015 in downtown Belton, Gunter Financial Partners. Gunter Financial Partners is ready to help clients with financial planning in all stages. “My…

0 Comments / 70 View / January 20, 2016


Business boom brightens future

By David Tuma, Publisher Planet Fitness opened up this week in the revitalized the old HEB building on Main Street.The parking lot was full Monday marking a major change to the downtown area after being abandoned the past few years….

0 Comments / 129 View / January 18, 2016


50 new laws in effect as of January 1

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent At the beginning of this year fifty bills were signed in the Texas Legislature, 84th Legislature Regular Session. The following bills were effective on January 1, 2016. HB 32 Relating to the computation and rates…

0 Comments / 157 View / January 17, 2016