Each year for the Fourth of July the residents of College Street in Troy line the street with flags.

Penny, 1-year-old Belton resident, was ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.

This photo of a yellow hibiscus bloom was taken recently by Richard Bush in his Temple backyard. He says there’s no such thing as an ugly hibiscus.

A caterpillar of a giant leopard moth is shown covered with water drops after a brief rain shower recently in Belton.

This photo of pink hibiscus blooms wwas taken recently by Richard Bush in his Temple backyard. He says there’s no such thing as an ugly hibiscus.

Bartlett Elementary School secretary Norma Rodriguez lends her enthusiasm recently to a parade to honor Bartlett High School’s Class of 2020.

Travis Wine took this photo of Little-River Academy residents recently celebrating the Academy High School Class of 2020 with a community parade.

Josh Quinn used a wide-angle lens to take this photo recently of people gathered at the Lake Belton Dam scenic overlook to watch the sunset just after heavy rain and thunderstorms passed through the area.

Becky Shuffield says she enjoys watching her favorite squirrel eat at its picnic table her husband, Larry, built for it in their Temple backyard.

Richard Bush took this photo recently of a mother bird feeding her newborns in a birdhouse on his patio in Temple.

The Belton Belles is a group of women who have been friends since attending Tyler Elementary School in Belton, and graduated together in 1955 from Belton High School. The group got its nickname in 1993 from a U.S. congressman on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. They still get tog…

Betty Engbrock, right, reacts recently while sitting in her Temple front yard to a surprise drive-by parade of family and friends to celebrate her birthday. Sitting next to her is her husband, Gene.

This deer appears to have decided it needed a makeshift face mask to get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Fran Huffer enjoys visits from this red-headed woodpecker, which comes to her bird feeder in Belton three times a day.

This 1963 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Clayton Capps of Salado recently reached the milestone of one million miles driven. Capps, who is the vehicle’s third owner, bought the car in 2005 and since has driven it to every state in the U.S. except Alaska, Hawaii and Maine.

Richard Bush captured this sunset sky recently while sailing with his wife, Janet, on Lake Belton.