Local churches prepare to reopen their doors

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor When community spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, began occurring in Bell County, many churches chose to transition to online platforms for the time being in order to safeguard members of their congregations. Two local…

0 Comments / 336 View / May 22, 2020

Belton City Council conducts FY2021 Annual Budget work session

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton City Council met for a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 12. Because serving on city council is a volunteer opportunity, it has become a tradition for each member to be presented with a…

0 Comments / 327 View / May 22, 2020

UFC PPV, KBO demonstrates social distancing norms that could provide blueprint for return of U.S. sports

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The UFC returned to the octagon last Saturday at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. It marked the second professional league to re-launch their product. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been working throughout…

0 Comments / 58 View / May 14, 2020

Parent reaction to online learning: secondary edition

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Going on week six of extended learning, the Belton ISD community has grown accustomed to practicing online education due to the extended closure of the district to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus….

0 Comments / 342 View / May 8, 2020

Parent reaction to online learning: elementary edition

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Going on week five of extended learning, the Belton ISD community has grown accustomed to practicing online education due to the extended closure of the district to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus….

0 Comments / 291 View / May 8, 2020

City of Belton to make corresponding plans for reopening of Texas

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton City Council met for a virtual meeting on Tuesday. City Manager Sam Listi said the City of Belton is reviewing Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s phased-in approach to the reopening of Texas and will…

0 Comments / 514 View / May 8, 2020

Run-loving residents host Social Distancing Half Marathon

By Gray R. Thomas, Correspondent Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, one of the area’s postponed events was the Silo District Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, which were supposed to take place this past weekend in Waco. Training for a…

0 Comments / 463 View / May 8, 2020

Bell County’s stay at home efforts prove successful in mitigating spread of COVID-19

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Thursday, April 23 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined by Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) Director…

0 Comments / 687 View / May 8, 2020

Belton Baseball turned the corner when COVID slammed into season

Not unlike all of the other Belton Tiger Athletics’ sports teams this spring, Tiger Baseball was resurgent after a tough start offensively. Belton was shut out in two of their first three games while squeezing out three runs in the…

0 Comments / 283 View / May 7, 2020

Belton Softball ends season on seven-game winning streak

The Belton Tiger Softball team had its share of ups and downs in the 2020 campaign. There were lots of growing pains that the team went through in order to get them into competitive shape. After the first two tournaments…

0 Comments / 254 View / May 7, 2020