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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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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