By Wesley Ashton
Screams of pain echo as over 40 competitors pick up their two 45 pound weights to begin the Biggest Loser competition. This past Saturday Heritage Park Fitness hosted its annual Biggest Loser event with an Olympic themed competition.
By Patrick Lacombe
Who has a thick white coat, four legs and can bring a smile to a sick child’s face? “Gilbert” the therapy dog, that’s who.
By Antonio Herbert
Last weekend, Belton High School’s Performing Arts Center was filled with enthusiastic audiences while the theater department, with the help of an orchestra consisting of BISD music students, teachers and hired local musicians, put on three identical performances of the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls.” Casey Jones, theater teacher of 10 years has been the theater director at BHS for the past four years of his career. He became interested in the arts later than most.
This past week marked the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. There were lots of celebrations and replays of the original Ed Sullivan show. There were news columns and stories about the new band and the style of music they brought to America some half century ago. I wasn’t able to partake in the original flood of youthful enthusiasm. But as I got older I did learn to appreciate the music that The Beatles brought here.
I really don’t like to be negative, however I have found one thing that I really do not care for here in Central Texas. It’s called mountain cedar fever, and its effects are making the pharmaceutical and tissue companies a ton of money, at least from me.
One of the most beautiful characters in all the Bible is Joseph. On his way to greatness Joseph was done in by a lot of folks. His own brothers sold him into slavery. His employer’s wife tried to seduce him, then had him thrown into prison when he spurned her advances. While in prison he experienced a wound common to most of us. He was forgotten. Here’s the story:
By Matthew Girard
Four candidates have officially filed to run in the upcoming May 10 general election.
United Rentals Branch Manager Guy O’Banion filed for a seat on the Belton City Council last Friday.
By David Tuma
In a brief council meeting Tuesday night the Morgan’s Point Resort city council approved an engineering contract with BPS Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $41,000. Plans will be developed for sewer, storm waste water, street evaluation, water production feasibility and a water system plan.
By Devin Corbitt
Before the birth of her youngest child, Brandon, Sandy Reese had no idea how much he would change her life. But change it he did.
By Christine Foster
Saturday had an aura of excitement at the youth fair as the winners’ auction got under way after Thursday’s winner announcements.