Judge Blackburn declares local state of disaster due to COVID-19

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Due to the development of five presumptive positive COVID-19, or coronavirus, cases in Bell County, Bell County Judge and County Emergency Management Director David Blackburn declared a local state of disaster, effective Wednesday at midnight….

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Second presumptive positive COVID-19 case identified in Belton

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The second presumptive positive case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been identified in Belton, a press release from the Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) said. The BCPHD is employing self-isolation protocol and contact tracing…

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Belton ISD extends spring break one week, classes to resume Monday, March 23

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, and protect its students, faculty and community, Belton ISD has extended its spring break by one week. Classes are set to resume on Monday,…

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Bell County holds situational update briefing for COVID-19

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor In response to the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, being identified in Belton, a situational update briefing was held at the Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) on Friday to inform and…

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Lena Armstrong Public Library to undergo façade improvements

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Although it has gone by different names over the years, the Lena Armstrong Public Library has been a staple to the Belton community since 1899. In line with the library’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan to preserve…

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Picasa Design decorates downtown Belton

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor For Killeen’s Ciece Gray, interior design has never been a career; rather, it has been a passion that dates back to redecorating her bedroom as a young girl. Following 24 years as a pharmaceutical technician,…

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First presumptive positive case of COVID-19 identified in Bell County

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Early Friday morning, the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, was identified in Belton, a press release from the Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) said. The BCPHD is employing self-isolation protocol and…

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Bell County Museum hosts “Rejoice! – The Evolution of Black Gospel Music”

By Chase Perry, Correspondent The Bell County Museum, located on 201 N Main St. in downtown Belton, hosted “Rejoice! – The Evolution of Black Gospel Music” on Saturday evening to highlight the relevance and origins of black gospel music in…

0 Comments / 299 View / March 6, 2020

Belton Board of Trustees receive safety and security update

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor At the Belton Board of Trustees meeting last Monday, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Mike Morgan presented a school safety and security update for the 2020-21 school year in which he described Emergency Operations Planning…

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City Council approves multiple land developments

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Prior to the Belton City Council regular meeting on Monday, a workshop was held to introduce façade improvements to the Lena Armstrong Public Library. More information on this topic will be presented in next week’s…

0 Comments / 289 View / March 6, 2020