By Ke’Una Gates
Members of the Junior League of Bell County gathered Saturday for a day of positive enforcement for the young ladies in attendance.
The league is a nonprofit volunteer organization that promotes children’s well being. One of the ways they do that is by organizing events such as the semi-annual Project Prom and Beyond.
Throughout the day, high school aged girls, who identities are withheld, came together to learn about healthy eating habits, taking care of their skin and feeling good about themselves.
To reinforce what was being taught, the attendees were served nutritious meals, given advice on how to take care of their skin from a Mary Kay beauty consultant and given encouraging words from a motivational speaker.
By David Tuma
Belton is prominently part of a new book, A Death In San Pietro, by author Tim Brady. The book centers around Ernie Pyle and John Huston and the 36 Division better known as the Texas Division. It was in Italy that Pyle crossed paths with Captain Henry Waskow and wrote what is considered his finest column.
The book goes into detail on the make up of the division that was unique being a national guard unit making it a Texan division. The book goes into detail of the weeks that Waskow and company’s struggle in driving the Germans off the mountain near the village of San Peitro.
By Grayson Edds
This year’s 19th annual Thanksgiving Day Rally drew 50 teams, all of whom raced down the aisles of H-E-B, pulling items and filling their baskets.
The teams gathered in front of H-E-B at 6 a.m. On Tuesday in a community effort to help stock the local food banks with enough food for the holidays.
Minutes before the teams were released with their basket into the store, they were provided a list of specific items to buy.
By Grayson Edds
When Jeff Poole was working as an insurance adjuster, he saw the damage of Hurricane Ike and the wake of destruction and mayhem it left behind.
The damage of the storm had destroyed everything in its path and left survivors behind scrambling to pick up the remainders of their once-intact lives.
He saw home and business owners argue and negotiate with insurance agencies over the value of damage done. What he also saw was a need – a need for property owners to have an extra layer of protection. This need resulted in Poole’s eventual creation of Baseline PCA in Waco in 2010 and the creation of his own software in 2013 that will help balance the power between property owners and insurance companies.