Category : Local News

Bell County Comic Con 2018: Where pop culture and cosplay come together

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     The Bell County Comic Con is growing up fast as it returned to the Expo Center this past weekend.     Thousands of pop culture and comic book fans gathered to celebrate all things…

0 Comments / 10 View / August 15, 2018

Belton Fire Department participates in Sound the Alarm

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country is a critical part of the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. On average, national statistics show…

0 Comments / 29 View / August 12, 2018

Ribbon-cutting of new EXPO Equine Event Center wows community

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor     Bell County has been waiting for this for some time. According to Bell County Judge Jon Burrows, nearly 15 years of planning. And that time was last Friday afternoon at the Bell County…

0 Comments / 41 View / August 9, 2018

Arusha’s hosts A Cup of Art featuring Jessica Grace Designs

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     A Cup of Art, hosted by My Giving Tree at Arusha’s Coffee, featured the artistic creations of Jessica Grace Designs.     Jessica Shelton, the artistic mind behind Jessica Grace Designs, has been creating her…

0 Comments / 55 View / August 6, 2018

Belton City Council approves truck stop and parking

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The Belton City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on July 24.     During the meeting, the council held a public hearing that authorized the rezoning of the 3.283-acre tract of land located…

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Belton Chamber knocks it out of the park with Pittenger hire

By David Tuma, Publisher     Randy Pittenger was recently named President of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. Pittenger served on the Belton Independent School Board for 24 years, and the past 16 years as President of the board.  …

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Granny’s Shaved Ice: It’s “slush” a great treat

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The delectable frozen treat we know as shaved ice originated in Japan, during the Heian period (794-1185 A.D.) and was called “kakigori.” During that period, the ice was brought down from the mountains and stored…

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BCYC and Don Ringler come together for raffle

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Over 400 people filled the VFW Post 1820 Hall in Temple on Saturday night for a good cause. Don Ringler and the Belton Christian Youth Center paired up to put on the reverse raffle to…

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Don Ringler hosts pre-Comic Con event featuring Bumblebee

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The 2nd annual Bell County Comic Con will be at the Expo Center in Belton on August 4-5. The Comic Con and Don Ringler Chevrolet teamed up to promote the event with a Bumblebee transformer…

0 Comments / 50 View / August 2, 2018

City of Belton is working on the budget for 2019

By David Tuma, Publisher     The City of Belton is working on the 2019 budget. In the Water and Sewer budget it has been estimated that revenues will be $8,721,447 and expenditures of $8,721,281 with a beginning fund balance of…

0 Comments / 24 View / July 31, 2018