Category : Local News

Projects are happening at every turn in Belton

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent Belton City Council met Tuesday, August 8, at the Harris Community Center at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Marion Grayson was in attendance along with Sam Listi, City Manager. Council members included Amy Casey, Dan Kirkley, Paul Sanderford,…

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Lights, camera, action! Missoula presents The Tortoise Versus The Hare: The Greatest Race

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   1970 was a memorable year – the Concorde completed its’ first supersonic flight, the voting age lowered to 18, the average cost of a home was $23,450, a postage stamp cost six cents, gas was…

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Students of Belton High School bring out their creative sides

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent Summer is close to being over and back to school is right around the corner. Students might be dreading the start of the school year, but Belton High School knows how to kick off a great…

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Community rallies together over Miller Springs Nature Center

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversees both Belton Dam and Lake Belton. The Miller Springs Nature Center, a well-loved recreation area in Central Texas, is located directly North of Miller Springs Park, on FM 2271….

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Belton Fire Department holds annual blood drive

By Heather Regula Correspondent The Belton Fire Department held their annual Blood Drive on Thursday, August 10, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Scott & White Mobile Blood Center set up shop in the driveway. Lisa DeWeese, of Belton,…

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Community members meet for the new high school in Belton

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the evening of  August 14, there was a community member meeting held at the Belton ISD Administration Building. The community member meeting discussed the plans for the new Belton high school. The discussion with the…

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Local VFW post honors Purple Heart

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Families, friends and public officials gathered at a local VFW post to honor veterans for National Purple Heart Day on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 3. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home teamed up with Post 1820 to deliver…

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Bell County Commissioners reinstate burn ban until September 18

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on the morning of Monday, Aug. 14 and approved an Order Restricting Outdoor Burning the burn ban went into effect on August 15. County Commissioners Court will…

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Chickens, horses, and kissing puppies: Bell County 4-H

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Over 550,000 children participate in 4-H in Texas, making it the largest youth organization in the state. The 4-H pledge states “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands…

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Construction is happening in all areas of Belton in a record year

By David Tuma, Publisher Sales tax receipts were up in May of this year by 5.9 percent. As of the end of July sales tax receipts were up 2.35 percent for the year. Hotel/motel tax receipts were up three percent…

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