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'Topping out' ceremony planned for Lake Belton High School project  KXXV News Channel 25

Construction of Lake Belton High School is about halfway to completion.

Bell County Belton ISD students to compete in SkillsUSA Nationals Olivia Levada 3:36 PM, May  KXXV News Channel 25

A group of Belton ISD students are hoping to bring home the title of SkillsUSA National Champions.

Joe M. Pirtle, 87, of Belton died Sunday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Services for Joe M. Pirtle, 87, of Belton will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Belton Church of Christ with Dr. Leroy Kemp officiating.

5 compete for 4 Belton City Council seats | Center for Politics  The Killeen Daily Herald

Five candidates are vying for four seats on the Belton City Council. They are Cindy Black, John Holmes, Dan Kirkley, David K. Leigh and Craig Pearson.

Principal named for new Lake Belton High School  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton High School Principal Jill Ross will take over the new Lake Belton High School, which will open in fall 2020.

Belton High teacher arrested, fired after pornography played in class, found on school laptop

BELTON, Texas — A Belton High School teacher was arrested and fired after a student reported that pornography was played on a projector during class time, ...

Whataburger employee surprised with fast-food 'promposal'  Fox News

A Whataburger employee wasn't expecting to start her shift this way.

Designs approved for $1.4 million Belton High orchestra addition, façade renovation  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — For nearly six years, the Belton High School orchestra program has hopped from room to room.

Roof of new Lake Belton High School catches fire

BELTON, Texas — Flames and heavy black smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the new Belton ISD high school under construction, around noon ...

Principal management: Ross will spend year prepping Lake Belton HS for 2020 opening  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton High School Principal Jill Ross will take over as principal of Lake Belton High School this August.The school will not open until the fall of 2020, but Ross ...

Tony Vasta Jr., 39, of Gatesville died May 9 | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Services for Tony “TJ” Eugene Vasta Jr., 39, of Gatesville and formerly of Troy will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation ...

Belton High School students use virtual reality to learn history

BELTON, Texas — Belton High School students are going beyond the textbook by using virtual reality to learn history. They have one of four holocaust classes in ...

After learning trade at BHS, Penny building Lake Belton High  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton High School construction classes have taken Lyhue Penny all the way to a national championship at SkillsUSA, and then back to a Belton high school.

Under construction: BISD gives tour of schools being built  Temple Daily Telegram

It was a tour de force Friday as the Belton school district displayed two new schools under construction.A bus and walking tour went through Lake Belton High ...

Belton: School board approves new attendance boundaries  KWTX

Belton Independent School District approved a new attendance boundary with a six to one vote Monday night.

BHS employee dismissed after altercation involved students  Temple Daily Telegram

A lunch lady was let go for contributing to student mayhem at Belton High School on Thursday.

The Addams Family: Creepy, kooky musical set at Belton High School  Temple Daily Telegram

The Belton High School Theatre Department will present “The Addams Family,” a creepy, kooky musical, this weekend at the BHS Performing Arts Center.

Belton: BISD hosts forums on proposed attendance boundaries  KWTX

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The Belton ISD hosted the first of three public forums Tuesday evening on proposed attendance boundaries. District officials say with ...

Potts, former president and owner of noted Belton department store, dies at 91  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Roy Cochran Potts spent his life in and around water.

Construction coming along for new BISD schools  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Lake Belton High School should have walls next month, as Belton Independent School District continues its bond-funded expansion.

Security terms change for Belton ISD schools  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton schools will no longer use the terms “hard lockdown” and “soft lockdown” when describing a security concern.Belton Independent School District has ...

Former Belton High School teacher arrested, charged with possession of child pornography  KXXV News Channel 25

Warning: Details in this story could be considered graphic. A man was arrested after an investigation found he possessed child pornography. Belton police said ...

Belton student is a National Geographic photo finalist  Temple Daily Telegram

A Belton student could win a prestigious national photography contest, but she needs your help to do it.

Belton New Tech students return to campus after 2-hour evacuation  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow was evacuated for two hours Friday after a report that a student was in possession of bomb-making materials.

Belton: High school student charged after security guard shoved  KWTX

A Belton High School student was jailed Monday in lieu of $85000 bond charged with assault on a public servant and assault causing bodily injury after a school ...

Divided about Belton ISD boundaries: Parents express concerns over proposals  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Parents are concerned about divided elementary schools, students changing schools mid-stream, and keeping South Belton kids in the ...

Groundbreaking held for new Belton high scool  Temple Daily Telegram

Future Lake Belton Broncos applauded their newly revealed logo Thursday at the groundbreaking for a new high school on FM 2483.Lake Belton High School ...

Cheer champions: Belton High squad wins national title  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton cheerleaders are riding high after their first National Cheerleaders Association championship.

Charter Oak Elementary nears completion  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Charter Oak Elementary School is nearing completion as Belton Independent School District continues to build to accommodate growth.

Former Belton High teacher indicted for showing pornography to students  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — A former Belton High School teacher was indicted Wednesday for inadvertently showed pornography to students on a projection screen Sept. 28.

CTX College Sports UMHB men's tennis' Alex Mackellar has been named to ASC All-Conference team  KXXV News Channel 25

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men's tennis player Alex Mackellar has been named to the American Southwest Conference All-Conference Team announced ...

Charting the way: Framing nearly done on new BISD elementary school  Temple Daily Telegram

Framing on the newest elementary school in Belton Independent School District is nearly complete.

Belton: 'The Addams Family' is coming to BHS  KWTX

They're creepy, and they're kooky, and they're coming to Belton High School.

Belton High School issues 'soft lockdown' to address disruptive student  KXXV News Channel 25

Belton High School issued a "soft lockdown" Wednesday to address a disruptive student.

Belton High School students build tiny free libraries to inspire kids to read  KXXV News Channel 25

BELTON, TX — Belton High School students are making reading a priority using the skills they learned in their construction class. Students are building tiny ...

Belton High Magic Belles ready for Rose Parade debut  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — The 130th Tournament of Roses parade will feature millions of flowers and 38 belles.

Principals appointed for Belton ISD schools  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton Independent School District is preparing for a new school year with new principal and assistant principal appointments.The district's board of trustees ...

Belton High School cheerleaders heading to national competition  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton High School Cheer is headed to the NCA All-Star Nationals this weekend for the first time ever.

Ellen Jean (Glover) Young, 86, of Belton died on Saturday  Temple Daily Telegram

Ellen Jean (Glover) Young, 86, of Belton passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Baylor-Scott and White Hospital in Temple.Funeral services for Mrs.

Construction of the new Lake Belton High School will begin this week

The Belton ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to move forward with construction of the new 394,000 square foot Lake Belton High School, which ...

Belton ISD proposes new GPA policy in preparation of second high school  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Laying concrete and rebar are the usual components of laying a building's foundation. While essential, those materials are not the only thing needed ...

Belton: District approves spending $106M for new high school  KWTX

The Belton School Board approved spending $106 million for the district's second high school Monday night and named Bartlett Cocke the general contractors.

Seven Belton ISD seniors recognized for exceptional academic work  Temple Daily Telegram

Seven Belton Independent School District seniors were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship and National Hispanic Recognition programs.

Belton: BISD unveils renovated Fine Arts Center  KWTX

The latest project funded by Belton ISD tax dollars has finally been revealed to the public.

Belton ISD leader Kincannon to be honored at Baylor Women's brunch  Temple Daily Telegram

The 25th annual Baylor Women's Scholarship Brunch will take place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wildflower Country Club in Temple.

CTX high school choir to host fundraiser for trip to Carnegie Hall at no cost to participants  KXXV News Channel 25

BELTON, TX — The Belton High School Choir is going to New York City, but before they do that, they will host a fundraiser that allows community members to ...

Coming up Roses: Belton's Magic Belles to perform in famous parade  Temple Daily Telegram

The Magic Belles are looking at a rosy start to 2019 as they prepare for a nationally televised New Year's Day performance.The Belton High School dance team ...

Boundaries discussed at Belton ISD meeting  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Participants at the Belton Independent School District's second attendance boundaries meeting would like to find a way to avoid separating ...

Therapy dogs help students mourn slain Belton teacher  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Miller Heights Elementary students spent their first day back remembering a teacher who died over Christmas break, and visiting with a pack of ...

Suspect captured by agencies after pursuit near Lake Belton  Temple Daily Telegram

A Temple man was arrested Friday morning after Texas Department of Public Safety and Bell County law enforcement officers pursued a stolen vehicle through ...

BISD hires 3 to improve school safety  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton schools Superintendent Susan Kincannon introduced three new hires as part of the district's efforts to improve safety and security Monday ...

Emergency training: BISD teachers, staff learn to Stop the Bleed  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton teachers and school nurses gathered Monday to learn how to Stop the Bleed.

BISD board extends superintendent contract  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — The Belton school board voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Susan Kincannon's contract for one year at its Monday meeting.

Man gets 12-year sentence in Belton teen's death  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — A former pizza driver who left a 16-year-old Belton girl to die in a road after hitting her with a car was sentenced Monday to 12 years in.

To the next level: Twelve Belton athletes make collegiate commitments official at ceremony  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — A standing-room only crowd formed inside Belton's athletic complex Wednesday to celebrate 12 student-athletes seated, and often smiling, front and ...

Proposed House bill adds to school funding  Temple Daily Telegram

Bell County school districts may see a substantial infusion of dollars starting next year — if the Texas House's school finance reform bill becomes law.

BISD welcomes teachers at convocation  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton teachers were encouraged to go out and create meaningful moments at the annual District Convocation Wednesday morning.

Belton ISD students experience living black history lesson  KXXV News Channel 25

BELTON, TX — Jaidyn Burgess' grandfather grew up in a segregated school system. "With segregation, not everybody is, like equal," said Jaidyn.

687 graduate from Belton High  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton High School valedictorian Serena Shedore opened her graduation speech with gratitude to all the usual suspects — parents, church, God.“Thank you to ...

Cheerleaders gather in Belton for state TAPPS championship  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Teens from across Texas gathered Thursday for the TAPPS State Cheerleading Championships.

Missing Belton children initially considered runaways; Alert not issued because suspect identified  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Two Belton children found in a suspected kidnapping were at first reported as runaways because one had briefly ran away from home in the past, ...

BISD trustees pick Lake Belton Broncos for new high school  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Students at the new Belton ISD high school will have a name and mascot with some kick: the Lake Belton Broncos, the school board decided ...

John Lee Hoffer, 84, of Temple died Friday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

Services for John Lee Hoffer, 84, of Temple will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Temple Bible Church Creekside Center with the Rev. Chase Bowers officiating.

Richard Dow Meyer, age 89 of Belton | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

Funeral services for Richard Dow Meyer, age 89 of Belton, will be held on Wed., March 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Justin Childers officiating. Burial will ...

Belton treasure hunt intrigues families  Temple Daily Telegram

Beltonians looking for family fun can find hidden treasure in their hometown, thanks to a growing Facebook group.

Belton High names valedictorian, salutatorian  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton High School announced valedictorian Serena Shedore and salutatorian Katherine Shelburne at the Senior Awards Assembly Monday.Shedore is ...

Contract approved for South Belton trail  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — As construction on the hike-and-bike trail continues near the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, the southern phase of the extensive path network is ...

Belton High dancers invited to Rose Bowl, hosting fundraiser this Wednesday

The Belton High School Magic Belles will perform at the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The team is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday at Hat ...

Local dance team will perform in Tournament of Roses parade  KWTX

A local dance team has been invited to perform as part of the prestigious Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena, Calif.

Holman making moves: Belton senior receiver/returner creates impact plays  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Denver Holman says adrenaline takes over when the ball is in his hands. He can't feel contact or really hear anything.

TJ Alexander Jr., 35, of Temple died Friday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

Services for T.J. Alexander Jr., 35, of Temple were held Wednesday at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple with the Rev. Sam Callaway officiating.

New Tech team wins state video award  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — In a short two-minute video, Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow students showed off their campus' uniqueness.

10 CTE students to be honored Saturday  Temple Daily Telegram

U.S. Rep. John Carter will honor 10 Central Texas students for their accomplishments in career and technical education Saturday.

Belton ISD names duo teachers of the year  Temple Daily Telegram

For 2018's Teachers of the Year, Belton ISD selected representatives of agriculture and music culture.Agriculture teacher Brad Hobbs and music instructor Keri ...

Jordan makes history as BISD school board president  Temple Daily Telegram

Last week, the school board president and secretary stepped down, leading to a new officer election and two vacant seats. With former President Mike Cowan ...

BISD breaks ground on Lake Belton High School  Belton Journal

After years of planning and community input, the Belton Independent School District broke ground on Lake Belton High School on Thursday, May 17. BISD's ...

Belton SkillsUSA team claims state championship gold  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton High School is headed to the SkillsUSA Nationals to defend its title after its sixth straight state win.

Belton ISD begins process for new high school mascot  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton high schools could soon have two mascots. “We all know that Belton ISD is unique in many ways,” Belton Independent School District ...

Belton baseball team visits McLane Children's Hospital for Opening Day  KXXV News Channel 25

BELTON, TX — The Belton High School baseball team visited children at McLane Children's Medical Center on Thursday. According to Belton ISD, for Opening ...

New Tech mourns student who died after bone marrow transplant  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow is mourning the loss of a 15-year-old student who died a week before Thanksgiving.

Lake Belton fisherman still missing Monday  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — One week ago Scott Weinhold and two friends went on what was supposed to be a fun fishing trip on Lake Belton.

Belton student's work to be featured in national bus safety campaign  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — A local teen's artwork will be featured in a national school bus safety campaign next fall.

2 kidnapped Belton children found safe; Truck driver arrested  Temple Daily Telegram

Authorities said a truck driver accused of kidnapping two children in Belton was arrested in northern Arizona and the boy and girl are both safe.Winslow Police ...

Former Belton substitute teacher charged with online solicitation of minor  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — A former Belton Independent School District substitute teacher was arrested Friday and charged with online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree ...

Bell County Youth Fair starts Saturday at Expo  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — The Bell County Youth Fair kicks off Saturday and continues through next Saturday, concluding with the annual livestock auction and ever popular ...

William Charles Ward, age 76, died Monday. | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

A memorial *service* will be held at Perkins Chapel at SMU on May 7 at 4:00 PM, with a celebration of Bill's life to follow at the Park City Club.

Temple High teacher resigns after improper relationship investigation  Temple Daily Telegram

A Temple High School teacher resigned Thursday after the district was notified of possible improper relationships with students, a Temple Independent School ...

Belton history students learn about segregation  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — With affection, pride and some pain, local educator Lela Butler remembered Belton before and during the civil rights movement for the benefit of ...

Playoff soccer has arrived: Temple, Belton girls charge into bi-district round  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple's girls soccer team this week has been preparing for its first playoff game in four seasons. Naturally, head coach Royce Mitchel on Tuesday commended ...

Backroads: Temple-Belton rivalry started with railroad  Temple Daily Telegram

This past weekend's clash between the Temple Wildcats and the Belton Tigers is the perennial football matchup between two worthy opponents, but it's really a ...

John Thomas Stubbs II, 20, of Killeen and formerly of Belton died March 26  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Services for John Thomas Stubbs II, 20, of Killeen and formerly of Belton will be 1 p.m. Monday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with the Rev.

Celebrating moments: BISD luncheon honors students, staff, volunteers and partners  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Joel Perez trotted up to the stage while Superintendent Susan Kincannon shared his kindergarten “moment that matters” — a day when he narrated ...

Belton Police report eggs, rock thrown on I-14  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Two juveniles were questioned by a Belton Police officer after three calls were received early Tuesday morning about vehicles hit by objects thrown ...

Mums: A Texas homecoming tradition  Temple Daily Telegram

They're a hallowed tradition and a high school rite of passage, an essential memorial to a fading childhood. But essential as they are, many people outside of ...

Belton's Martinez signs with Texas State  FOX 44 - KWKT

Belton High School Defensive lineman Devin Martinez signed to further his football career, at Texas State, on Wednesday at Tiger Field.

One airlifted to hospital in Belton area accident  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Three local fire departments responded Thursday night at about 7:30 p.m. to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Sparta Road and Water ...

Shelby Rumfield, age 72, of Temple, died recently.  Temple Daily Telegram

Shelby Rumfield. Shelby was born on January 25, 1947 to Shelby and Leta Rumfield in Temple. He worked as a coach and teacher for Temple and Belton ...

BHS students perform The Crucible this weekend | Local Events  Temple Daily Telegram

This pre-Halloween weekend, visit Belton High School to see a social media witch hunt set in the Salem witch trials.

Two Belton residents indicted for alleged attack with gun  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Two Belton residents, both classified as repeat offenders, were indicted Wednesday for an alleged aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

William David Shoemake, age 77, of Belton died Wednesday  Temple Daily Telegram

Funeral services with Mass will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 10:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton with Father John Kim officiating.

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