Goya sponsors Stem Cell for Life 5K featuring Rare Dog

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   In true Texas style, chilly weather and some rain made their way back into town last weekend, prompting many to stay inside. The opposite was true for the almost 60 runners that made their way…

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Morgan’s Point Resort swears in Mayor Gossett and Council

By David Tuma, Publisher   On Tuesday, May 14, Morgan’s Point Resort Mayor Dwayne Gossett was sworn in by Judge Ted Duffield. Donna Hartman was chosen by the council to serve as Mayor Pro-tem. Robert Johnson, Ronald Snow, Dennis Green…

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Representative Shine holds Open House

Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   With the Texas Legislative session nearing its end in just under two weeks, District 55 Representative Hugh Shine stopped by the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce on May 13 to share an update on several bills…

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Joe Milton Pirtle: September 20, 1931-May 12, 2019

By Joshua Rivera, Managing Editor Joe Milton Pirtle passed away on the morning of Sunday, May 12. Pirtle’s tenure at Belton ISD started in 1954, following a two-year stint in the military. Following his career as a teacher and coach,…

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BISD debt rate sees drop, honors Special Olympics athletes

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   Mixed emotions filled the Pittenger Fine Arts Center on Monday, May 13 as the Belton ISD board of trustees met for its final meeting of the school year. The meeting began with board president Sue…

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Sunbright waste contract extended, Old Waco Road sewage to see updates

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   Familiar faces filled the dais for the May 14 meeting of the Belton City Council, as newly re-elected councilmembers were sworn in for another term. While the council itself remained the same, member Wayne Carpenter…

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Tigers’ Red-and-White Game Wednesday at Tiger Field

Tiger Football fans, your wait is over. The 2019 Belton Tiger Football Red-and-White Game is this Wednesday, May 22, at Tiger Field. The freshman game will play from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and the junior varsity game will follow from 6:00-7:30…

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Joe Pirtle: A Tiger To Remember

Many people that knew the legendary Joe Pirtle understands how he bled Belton red-and-white. He was a Tiger through and through. For 65 years, Pirtle served Belton, even long after his retirement from Belton ISD. However, many residents and students…

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The Harry & Barry Flag Pole acts as middle ground for The Belton Huddle Club to hand Tiger Seniors leadership torch

  The Belton Tigers football team and Belton Tigers Huddle Club came together last Friday for what has become a tradition in recent years. The Barry and Harry Wilson Flag Pole Ceremony, dedicated by players that battled under former Tiger…

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All the stars are closer

In honor of May the Fourth, this is a pair of editorials where the editor and publisher reflect on one of their favorite multimedia franchises. By Joshua Rivera, Managing Editor Like every pop-culture-inclined 30-something, I’ve been a fan of science…

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