Central Texas Resident Selected as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

The U.S. Army appointed a Central Texas resident as a new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) during an investiture ceremony in the Perot Building Jan. 8.

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Candidates file for Belton ISD trustee election

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Belton ISD received two applications for a place on the ballot for this year’s trustee election. Janet Leigh and Ty Taggart filed for re-election as at-large members of the school board. Two at-large trustees will be…

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Incumbent Files for City Council

Belton has three expiring terms: two councilmember positions, and the mayor position.

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Q&A with Terri Covington, 2020 Chair of Belton Chamber

By CASSIDY PATE With the start of a new year comes the beginning of a one-year term for the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and former Chair-Elect and 2020 Chair of the Belton Chamber Terri Covington took…

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Lucas Miller

CAC kicks off the new year by enriching area students through arts in education

The Cultural Activities Center will be educating children from kindergarten through second grade through Lucas Miller’s “Lifecycle of a Monarch” program on Jan. 28-30. These performances are part of the CAC’s Arts in Education programs hosted by the Contemporaries of…

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Board approves new hiring, retention incentive for teachers

Certified classroom teachers hired early to receive $2,500, with experienced teachers earning incentives at campuses with over 80% economically disadvantaged students.

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Belton ISD

Belton ISD named to College Board AP District Honor Roll

“This is, to my knowledge, the first time ever we are being recognized as a District to be on the College Board AP Honor Roll, and this is the 10th year for the AP Honor Roll.”

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Christmas on the Farm offers low cost, holiday fun

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Approximately 5,000 guests arrive at the Bell County Expo Center to experience AWARE Central Texas’ 13th annual Christmas on the Farm event on Saturday. With a multitude of holiday-inspired activities, an exotic petting zoo,…

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Celebrating 150 Years of Cochran, Blair, and Potts

By Chase Perry, Correspondent   Cochran, Blair, and Potts, a staple to the Belton community and the oldest department store in the state of Texas, celebrated its 150th anniversary from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday evening with an array…

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Kerris Luedeke overcomes Type 1 Diabetes with passion for horseback riding

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Eleven-year-old Kerris Luedeke, daughter of Shay and Laura Luedeke and sister to Jett, has seen her fair share of challenges throughout the past year and a half, but it is with strength, a steady…

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