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…

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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…

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Annual TABA Home and Garden Show draws thousands to the Bell County Expo Center

By Autumn Newman, Correspondent The Temple Area Builders Association’s (TABA) 45th Annual Home and Garden Show took place last weekend, Friday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bell County Expo Center. The show, spread out across 100,000 square…

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Taste of Central Texas: celebrating 50 years of helping local youth

By Devyn Ross, Correspondent Close to 500 people gathered in the Frank Mayborn Convention Center to celebrate the Central Texas Youth Services’ 50th anniversary at the Taste of Central Texas on Thursday. This annual event is one of the most…

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Area chambers of commerce co-host Chamber Luncheon with Jeff Moseley

By Brittany Fholer, Correspondent The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce joined the Temple Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce in hosting a legislative update luncheon at the Bell County Expo…

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Connecting Bell County Writers: Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Windhover Writer’s Festival

By Devyn Ross, Correspondent From Feb. 12-14, writers from all over the area gathered to celebrate and hone their craft at the Windhover Writers’ Festival. Hosted by the literary journal The Windhover, this annual gathering at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor…

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Board of Trustees welcome Superintendent Smith

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton ISD Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on Monday to welcome Superintendent Dr. Matthew Smith to the district and consider the implementation of standards-based grading for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade….

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A night of recognition at Belton Baord of Trustees meeting

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Monday evening, the Belton Board of Trustees spent a large part of their regular meeting recognizing outstanding Belton ISD students and faculty and members of the community. Following a 20-year hiatus, Belton ISD’s Special Programs…

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