Category : Local News

Helping Hands Ministry looking for volunteers to help during holidays

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor As we head into the holidays, many families need a little extra help in making the holidays special for their families. Each month, Helping Hands Ministry of Belton serves about 3,000 people in our area….

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Bell County Expo Center celebrates 30 years with Alan Jackson and an unforgettable night

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour wheeled into the Bell County Expo Center for a memorable concert on Saturday, November 4. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. on August 4, and sold out in…

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Robotics Club teaches students leadership via engineering

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent Every Thursday at 4:30 p.m., a small group of highly-intelligent students from Belton High School comes together to make up the BHS Robotics club. “I love that there are different aspects of the club besides just…

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In times of trouble, Texas Legal Services Center is there to help

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) provides free legal representation, legal advice, and information. Individuals can qualify for free services based on income, or by meeting other requirements. Erin Martinson, formerly the Chief of the Protective…

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Getting into the mum spirit, three Belton moms give back to students

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent On Thursday, Oct. 26, moms Christy Reese, Andrea Zuelsdorf, and Robin Shadrick held a mum and garter event at South Belton Middle school. “We started this event for kids who didn’t have a mum and couldn’t…

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Athletes, family members and volunteers get excited for Belton’s Special Olympics

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Belton Tigers can now add on even more athletes to their already impressive list. The Special Olympics has occurred in the past in Belton, but just recently came back. Kids from Belton’s middle and…

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Anxiety amid annexation

By Andre James, Correspondent On the evening of Oct. 31, Bell County residents met with members of Belton City Council at the Harris Community Center for the second public hearing on the possible annexation of 1,358 acres across four different…

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Expansion of the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail into south Belton

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a grant that will help fund the expansion of the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail into south Belton. The grant leverages more than $1.4 million in federal funds…

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Candy Trail scares up fun and fright in downtown Belton

By Heather Regula Correspondent The term “trick or treat” was coined about 100 years ago, but the history of trick-or-treating itself has roots much further back than that. It was a Celtic tradition to dress up as evil spirits to…

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MOAA helps a new generation of ROTC students

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent On Saturday, October 21, members of the Military Officers Association of America gathered at the Wildflower Country Club for their annual MOAA Scholarship fund meeting. Aaron Zook, president of the MOAA Central Texas chapter, spoke on…

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