In the Mood Ballroom celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The day was Nov. 20, 1999, and Karen Keith and her husband at the time, Rudy Gonzales, were preparing for the opening of In the Mood Ballroom in downtown Temple. 20 years later, Karen…

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Belton Market Days draws guests to downtown Belton

By Chase Perry, Correspondent Buyers and vendors flocked to historic downtown Belton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for Belton Market Days, a traditional event featuring goods for purchase, food, and entertainment. Market Days well accommodated guests of…

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Ross presents “Planning Beyond the Building”

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor During the Belton Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jill Ross, who will serve as the inaugural Principal of Lake Belton High School, offered a presentation: “Planning Beyond the Building” of LBHS. With the establishment…

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Heritage Park Expansion Update

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor During the Belton City Council meeting last Tuesday, Director of Parks and Recreation Matt Bates provided an overview of the proposed Heritage Park Master Plan for its land expansion of 85 acres, formerly known as…

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Belton Board of Trustees discuss curriculum and demographics

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The Belton Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Monday.   A board workshop was held, wherein Kurt Schwerdtfeger, Architect from O’Connell Robertson, provided a construction update on Lake Belton High School (LBHS)…

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23 children adopted at Bell County Adoption Day

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor It was a day of jubilation as 23 children were adopted by 13 families at the Bell County Adoption Day celebration on Friday. In accordance with November being National Adoption Month, approximately 94 children have…

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23 children adopted at Bell County Adoption Day

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor It was a day of jubilation as 23 children were adopted by 13 families at the Bell County Adoption Day celebration on Friday. In accordance with November being National Adoption Month, approximately 94 children have…

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Little Valley Auto Ranch holds 36th Annual Swap Meet

By Chase Perry, Correspondent Car enthusiasts gathered in Belton this weekend for Little Valley Auto Ranch’s 36th Annual Swap Meet. Participants bartered antique vehicles, parts, collectibles and related accessories that are often difficult to find at an ordinary auto parts…

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American Heart Association holds annual Bell County Heart Walk

By Mikayla Snodderly, Correspondent The American Heart Association (AHA) held its annual Bell County Heart Walk on Saturday. The goal of this walk is, “to raise funds, awareness about heart disease and stroke not only in our community but beyond.”…

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Colonel Thomas J. Curtis presents “Living History”

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor A large crowd of past and present service members, students and guests gathered at Grand Avenue Theater to hear Colonel Thomas J. Curtis, retiree from the United States Air Force, speak about his time as…

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