New Tech student film to be shown at SXSW Film Festival

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Sometimes, with risk comes reward, and William Tran, senior New Tech High School @ Waskow student, is experiencing this firsthand. The risk: with a determination to branch out of his comfort zone and create a…

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The Belton Belles commemorate 33 years of swimsuits and sisterhood

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor For 33 years, Patricia Gunlock, Janette Kornegay, Edna Browning, Janice Means, Patsy Parker and Nita Pate have been creating memories, sharing laughs and embracing one another through their journey as the Belton Belles. Even before…

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Brandon Jarratt’s journey from Belton to the big screen

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor It is through strategic planning, dedication to the job and a fascination with animation that Belton native Brandon Jarratt has successfully transitioned from Belton to the big screen as a general technical director for Disney….

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Bledsoe selected as finalist for National Merit Scholar Program

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor For Josh Bledsoe, academics come second nature, and it is through hard work, dedication and a commitment to going above and beyond what is asked of him that he has achieved one of the highest…

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Commissioners Court reviews Tax Collection Annual Report

By LINDSAY STARR PLATT Bell County Commissioners met on Monday for the regular Commissioners Court meeting held at the Historic Bell County Courthouse. A presentation regarding the Tax Collection Annual Report was presented to the court with Harvey M. Allen of McCreary, Veselka, Bragg…

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Local Authors to speak at Friends of The Belton Public Library event

The 16th annual Friends of The Belton Public Library Book and Author Luncheon will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Belton Church of Christ Welcome Center, 3003 N Main St. in Belton. The event will be held from 11…

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Belton Magic Belles dance into contest season

By MIKAYLA SNODDERLY, Correspondent The Belton Magic Belles performed their 2020 contest show-off on Thursday at Tiger Gym. Each year, the Magic Belles present this show for two reasons 1) to prepare for their upcoming contest season, and 2) to…

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Belton High School puts on “Into the Woods”

By CHASE PERRY, Correspondent The Belton High School Theatre Department and company put on its annual show over the weekend, and this year’s production was James Lapine’s classic musical, “Into the Woods.” The nearly three-hour production follows the wishes and…

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Mark Alynn named executive director of MPR EDC

By DAVID TUMA Morgan’s Point Resort City Council approved the minutes from the Jan. 14 meeting and a joint meeting with the Economic Development Corporation on Jan. 31. Dorothy Alynn was named Citizen of the Year for MPR for her…

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Beltonian turned world-renowned choreographer

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor When it comes to the name Dahlston Delgado, there are few words that live up to the career path he has paved for himself in just 16 years as a choreographer. From Belton to Broadway,…

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