Christmas on the Chisholm Trail brings “An Old-Fashioned Christmas” to life

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Upwards of 180 vendors occupied the streets of downtown Belton for the annual Christmas on the Chisholm Trail celebration on Saturday. Hosted by the City of Belton and the Downtown Belton Business Alliance, “An…

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Belton Tree Lighting kick-starts Christmas on the Chisholm Trail

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   To kickstart the annual Christmas on the Chisholm Trail festival, a large crowd gathered to witness the inaugural Belton Tree Lighting on Friday in front of the Bell County Historic Courthouse. In an effort…

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Beltonians contribute to Small Business Saturday

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Beltonians took to the streets of downtown Belton and beyond to support local businesses during Small Business Saturday, an annual event created by American Express advocating for small businesses and encouraging community members to…

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Thirty-one boats participate in annual Parade of Lights

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The Belton community filled the inside and surrounding areas of Dead Fish Grill to observe the annual Parade of Lights celebration on Sunday. Hosted by Frank’s Marina, Dead Fish Grill and Marine Outlet, Belton…

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Lena Armstrong Public Library hosts Ornament Extravaganza

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Belton’s Lena Armstrong Public Library hosted its inaugural Ornament Extravaganza at the Harris Community Center on Monday. Parents and children gathered to decorate ornaments, participate in a book walk and kick off the Christmas…

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City Council authorizes grant application

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Belton City Council met for their last regular meeting of the year on Tuesday at the Harris Community Center. Before calling the meeting to order, Belton Mayor Marion Grayson congratulated Belton Tourism Manager Judy…

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UMHB Best Buddies host annual Friendsgiving

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Best Buddies organization hosted its annual Friendsgiving celebration, and it was an evening of laughter, good food and fellowship at Shannon Commons on Friday. UMHB Best Buddies is a community…

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In the Mood Ballroom celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The day was Nov. 20, 1999, and Karen Keith and her husband at the time, Rudy Gonzales, were preparing for the opening of In the Mood Ballroom in downtown Temple. 20 years later, Karen…

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Belton Market Days draws guests to downtown Belton

By Chase Perry, Correspondent Buyers and vendors flocked to historic downtown Belton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for Belton Market Days, a traditional event featuring goods for purchase, food, and entertainment. Market Days well accommodated guests of…

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Ross presents “Planning Beyond the Building”

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor During the Belton Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jill Ross, who will serve as the inaugural Principal of Lake Belton High School, offered a presentation: “Planning Beyond the Building” of LBHS. With the establishment…

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