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Area chambers of commerce co-host Chamber Luncheon with Jeff Moseley

By Brittany Fholer, Correspondent The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce joined the Temple Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce in hosting a legislative update luncheon at the Bell County Expo…

0 Comments / 45 View / February 28, 2020

Connecting Bell County Writers: Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Windhover Writer’s Festival

By Devyn Ross, Correspondent From Feb. 12-14, writers from all over the area gathered to celebrate and hone their craft at the Windhover Writers’ Festival. Hosted by the literary journal The Windhover, this annual gathering at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor…

0 Comments / 16 View / February 28, 2020

Board of Trustees welcome Superintendent Smith

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton ISD Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on Monday to welcome Superintendent Dr. Matthew Smith to the district and consider the implementation of standards-based grading for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade….

0 Comments / 68 View / February 28, 2020

A night of recognition at Belton Baord of Trustees meeting

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Monday evening, the Belton Board of Trustees spent a large part of their regular meeting recognizing outstanding Belton ISD students and faculty and members of the community. Following a 20-year hiatus, Belton ISD’s Special Programs…

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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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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…

0 Comments / 206 View / February 20, 2020

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,…

0 Comments / 2098 View / February 7, 2020

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,…

0 Comments / 179 View / December 20, 2019

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…

0 Comments / 289 View / December 20, 2019