Brandon Jarratt, a past recipient of the Halley Cox Scholarship, sent the club this very kind note. Click here to read Brandon’s note.
Lion Joe Wiener (above left) provided the entertainment. . um. . . program this week. Bell County Commissioner Richard Cortese (center – you sure can tell he’s a politician by that smile) discussed with the club the county budget, recent flooding, and his numerous agricultural trips to Europe and Canada. He said that the country of origin controversy for beef and pork that started in Europe has some of our Canadian bovine bretheren hopping mad. For the sake of illustration, included is a picture of Bell County Judge Jon Burrows(above right).
We had our first annual tailgate party to kick off another wonderful Belton Tiger football season. Proceeds from this wonderful event go to help a multitude of local and international charities. The good Lord saw fit that we didn’t celebrate this game alone and sent the rain. The last time it rained this much, the Lord had just finished telling Noah that he would contend with man no more. Well, it actually did stop raining – but not while we were out there. Some wonderful pictures for your viewing pleasure are below.
Lions Danny “Digger” Dossman and Stephanie O’Banion were on hand to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Legacy Landing Apartments, being developed by Ray and Steve Severn. Thanks to the Severns, our 2 year drought has ended and we look forward to 18 months of solid rain as they try to get their project finished.
The rain came down . . . and the floods came up. . . .
Lion Mack Parker’s program this last week was an informational meeting about a new planned development in Belton – Cathedral Oaks. This development is planned to have a homestyle restaurant that will serve breakfast as well as rooms and cottages that can be used for business meetings, family reunions, or any number of overnight stay requirements.
At the time of our visit from Head Football Coach Southern, Belton had yet to play its first game. Coach Southern stated that their club was quietly optimistic about their chances. At the time of this writing, Belton is off to a 2 and 0 start for the first time in a while. Pictured with Coach is our “member at large” Lion Tex from across the river. He made sure that he wore his best Belton Red.
Future Lion Scott Moger gave us an update on BISD. Attendance continues to rise despite our memberships best efforts to scare away new folk. Upcoming issues for the district include crowding at the elementary schools, crowding at the middle schools, and crowding at the high school. Their proposed solution is to have us pass a bond issue so that we won’t have so much crowding our wallet. Not all views expressed are those of the Belton Independent School District, its employees, or the Belton Lion’s Club. Not everything said on this site can be taken seriously – and we’re serious about that.