Body of Christ Community Clinic celebrates decade of service

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Body of Christ Community Clinic celebrated 10 years of faith-based service on Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus, a virtual tour of the medical and dental clinics was posted to their Facebook page…

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COVID-19 update: Bell County Jail employee tests positive

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Wednesday, May 20 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus, and recent developments in the Bell County Jail. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined…

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Belton City Council approves utility assistance programs

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Belton City Council met for a split in-person and virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 26. Prior to the official meeting, Mayor Marion Grayson addressed the recent discovery of a City of Belton employee testing positive…

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Bell County sees flattening of COVID-19 curve

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Thursday, May 7 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined by Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) Director…

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Local churches prepare to reopen their doors

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor When community spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, began occurring in Bell County, many churches chose to transition to online platforms for the time being in order to safeguard members of their congregations. Two local…

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Belton City Council conducts FY2021 Annual Budget work session

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton City Council met for a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 12. Because serving on city council is a volunteer opportunity, it has become a tradition for each member to be presented with a…

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UFC PPV, KBO demonstrates social distancing norms that could provide blueprint for return of U.S. sports

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The UFC returned to the octagon last Saturday at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. It marked the second professional league to re-launch their product. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been working throughout…

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Parent reaction to online learning: secondary edition

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Going on week six of extended learning, the Belton ISD community has grown accustomed to practicing online education due to the extended closure of the district to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus….

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Parent reaction to online learning: elementary edition

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Going on week five of extended learning, the Belton ISD community has grown accustomed to practicing online education due to the extended closure of the district to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus….

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City of Belton to make corresponding plans for reopening of Texas

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton City Council met for a virtual meeting on Tuesday. City Manager Sam Listi said the City of Belton is reviewing Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s phased-in approach to the reopening of Texas and will…

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