City Council approves multiple land developments

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Prior to the Belton City Council regular meeting on Monday, a workshop was held to introduce façade improvements to the Lena Armstrong Public Library. More information on this topic will be presented in next week’s…

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Annual TABA Home and Garden Show draws thousands to the Bell County Expo Center

By Autumn Newman, Correspondent The Temple Area Builders Association’s (TABA) 45th Annual Home and Garden Show took place last weekend, Friday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bell County Expo Center. The show, spread out across 100,000 square…

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Taste of Central Texas: celebrating 50 years of helping local youth

By Devyn Ross, Correspondent Close to 500 people gathered in the Frank Mayborn Convention Center to celebrate the Central Texas Youth Services’ 50th anniversary at the Taste of Central Texas on Thursday. This annual event is one of the most…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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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Brandon Jarratt’s journey from Belton to the big screen

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor It is through strategic planning, dedication to the job and a fascination with animation that Belton native Brandon Jarratt has successfully transitioned from Belton to the big screen as a general technical director for Disney….

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