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Belton ISD grad wins SkillsUSA silver medal  KXXV News Channel 25

Belton High school gets to add SkillsUSA silver medalist to their list of amazing student accomplishments.

Belton: Officials pleased with progress on new high school  KWTX

Belton ISD officials say they're pleased with the progress on the district's new high school.

Weekend roundup: Area events include 'Salado Legends' musical, Hank Williams Jr. concert  Temple Daily Telegram

Whether you're in the mood for some good tunes, want to go for a run, or just want to have a little fun and learn something in the process, there.

Glen O. Sumerford Jr., 62, of Belton died Sunday  Temple Daily Telegram

Services for Glen O. Sumerford Jr., 62, of Belton will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Belton Church of Christ with the Rev. Ritchie Ham officiating.

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.

665 graduate from Belton High  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton High School honored 665 graduates at its 2019 commencement ceremonies Thursday evening.Graduation was held in the Bell County Expo Center, with ...

Mary Claire Penden, 70, of Belton died Monday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Services for Mary Claire Penden, 70, of Belton will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Belton.

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 ...

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 ...

Beaming moment: Topping out ceremony held at Lake Belton High  Temple Daily Telegram

Supporters of Belton schools gathered in force Friday for the topping out ceremony at the new Lake Belton High School.When it opens in fall 2020, Lake Belton ...

Belton ISD names new principals, other staff  Temple Daily Telegram

The Belton school board has appointed two new principals, an assistant principal and an assistant athletic director.Brooke Itz will be taking over as principal of ...

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.

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, ...

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.

Inside of new Belton HS unveiled  FOX 44 - KWKT

Belton ISD trustees got a look at the interior features planned for the new Lake Belton High School at their Monday night meeting. The school is currently under ...

Belton High top grads inspired by family  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton High School's top graduates are valedictorian Jacob Jimenez and salutatorian Marcus Ake.

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.

Freida Merle Hayes White, age 83, of Angleton, died Wednesday.  Temple Daily Telegram

Freida Merle Hayes White. After having lived an exemplary life of *service* to God, family, and community, Freida White passed away on June 19, 2019 at the age ...

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.

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.

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 ...

BISD investigates students' racial slur  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton Independent School District has confirmed reports that two students used a racial slur in a social media video recently.

BISD names teachers of the year  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Kelly Francis and Holly Lamberte were announced as Teachers of the Year at Belton Independent School District's annual lunch Wednesday.

BISD adds new assistant superintendent position  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — The Belton school district's athletic director will move to a new administrative role, Superintendent Susan Kincannon announced Monday evening.

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.

Fire extinguished at BISD high school under construction  Temple Daily Telegram

A fire on the roof of the new Lake Belton High School, still under construction, is extinguished.Fire departments from Temple, Belton and Morgan's Point Resort ...

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 ...

Mary Claire Peden, age 70, of Belton, died recently.  Temple Daily Telegram

Services will be held at First Baptist Church Belton on Saturday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the *service*, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Graduation rates depend on late results  Temple Daily Telegram

Thousands of Central Texas seniors are graduating on or around this weekend, but a handful still have a few class or testing requirements to iron out before they ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

A Belton legend: Pirtle, longtime BISD superintendent, dies at 87  Temple Daily Telegram

Joe M. Pirtle — the “ultimate Belton Tiger” — died Sunday at the age of 87.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Belton: Rep. John Carter gives out awards to CTE students  KWTX

Congressman John Carter visited Belton High School Tuesday, presenting achievement awards to two students.

Belton: Student leads drive to help Franklin tornado victims  KWTX

A Belton High School student is heading up a drive to raise funds to help residents of Franklin after a destructive tornado hit the town.

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: 'The Addams Family' is coming to BHS  KWTX

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Belton High School is putting on a musical production of "The Addams Family". Dark, macabre daughter Wednesday is all grown up ...

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.

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.

Belton: BISD unveils renovated Fine Arts Center  KWTX

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

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: Students take trailer full of donations to Franklin  KWTX

FRANKLIN, Texas (KWTX) A group of students from Belton High School traveled to the city of Franklin on Thursday, bringing a trailer full of donations.

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 ...

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 ...

Vehicle pursuit ends in crash near Belton  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Deputies with the Bell County Sheriff's Department just after 11 a.m. Wednesday pursued a white Kia Optima reported stolen out of Killeen, Maj.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 students win at engineering competition  Temple Daily Telegram

A Belton student took top honors in a recent engineering competition for an idea designed to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Belton ISD enacts clear bag policy for graduation  KXXV News Channel 25

At this year's graduation, Belton ISD class of 2019 graduates and their families and friends will have to follow a new clear bag policy.

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 ...

2600 students compete in archery competition  Temple Daily Telegram

Interest in archery is growing in Texas, and so is the Texas-NASP State Tournament at the Bell County Expo Center this week.The National Archery in the ...

Belton ISD Board approves new district attendance boundaries  FOX 44 - KWKT

The Belton ISD Board of Trustees has approved new elementary, middle and high school attendance boundaries for the district after extensive input from ...

A new stage: BISD board moves meetings to Pittenger center  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Memories rushed back to Belton school board members as they sat on the Pittenger Fine Arts Center stage.

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.

Belton student asks for prom date with Whatapromposal

BELTON, Texas — A local Whataburger held off on Dr. Pepper shake promotions Saturday for a Belton high school student looking to ask his girlfriend to prom.

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.

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'It's so cool:' Students delight in tour of new Charter Oak Elementary  Temple Daily Telegram

Future Charter Oak students are in awe — of the classrooms, the design, the spacious library, the deep fryer where thousands of chicken nuggets will be born, ...

Belton Kiwanis Club's annual Turtle Festival to feature family friendly activities  Temple Daily Telegram

The 12th annual Turtle Festival, presented by the Belton Kiwanis Club, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Yettie Polk Park in Belton.The free ...

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 ...

Kids create and learn at Camp Invention  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Middle and elementary students gathered to learn about creativity and technology in a nationally-recognized camp this week.

Graduation ceremonies on the web  FOX 44 - KWKT

Several high school graduations will be taking place this weekend, and you can catch many of them on the internet.

Throwing heat: Seniors Cotton, Tubbs provide pitching stability for Belton  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Similarities between Belton softball players Taylor Tubbs and Madison Cotton don't reach much past the obvious.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

'Super Senior' took a leap of faith, landed in Central Texas  KWTX

One of the graduating Super Seniors whom KWTX is celebrating this week took an extraordinary 1200-mile leap of faith and landed in Central Texas.

Leading Ladies: Belton ISD superintendent educates with more than 20 years under her belt

BELTON, Texas — It's a career Dr. Susan Kincannon has wanted since she was in the fourth grade. Counting up more than 20 years of educator experience ...

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 ...

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.

Belton projects to aid in growth, economic development  Temple Daily Telegram

This growing city is making progress on 22 projects — ranging from multi-million-dollar infrastructure ventures that may spur economic development to quality of ...

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky  Temple Daily Telegram

Ian Farrell, center, performs as Gomez during a rehearsal Wednesday of the musical “The Addams Family” at Belton High School. He is flanked by Kara Fish, left ...

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.

Joe Pirtle, longtime Belton superintendent, dies at 87 | Education  The Killeen Daily Herald

Joe M. Pirtle — the “ultimate Belton Tiger” — died Sunday at the age of 87.

Preliminary Bell County property values rise more than 6 percent  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Drive across Bell County and you will see construction crews standing up wooden frames of soon to-be businesses and homes as the population ...

Summer meals: Children eat free at local schools  Temple Daily Telegram

For families struggling to care for children over the summer break, several area school districts are offering free meals.These free meal programs are open to any ...

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 ...

Area school districts per-student funding lower than state average, says report  Temple Daily Telegram

Area schools spend less per student than the state average when compared to a state report released Monday.

Reunions | Life |  Temple Daily Telegram

1968 Temple HS reunion. Temple High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th class reunion Oct. 5-6. A "Tailgate Party" before the Temple / Belton football game ...

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 ...

Fulfilling a vision: Renewal Church in Belton now holding services  Temple Daily Telegram

Though Belton's newest church launched with its first *service* on Easter Sunday, it is part of a larger vision several years in the making.The creation of Renewal ...

597 graduate from Temple High School  Temple Daily Telegram

Many challenges lie ahead, valedictorian Clayton Gowan told the graduating Temple High School class of 2019 Saturday morning at the Bell County Expo ...

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