Daily Archives : December 24, 2014

UMHB hosts fall commencement ceremony

Published December 18, 2014 By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Crusader Stadium was full of attendees clutching bouquets of flowers and cameras on Friday. The stadium played host to not a ballgame, but it was where the University of…

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City, Belton Lions Club complete special needs playground

Published December 18, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal It all started with an idea from Belton’s Mack Parker. Several years ago, Parker initiated the thought of a special needs playground in Belton. He presented the idea to the…

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Custom-built dollhouse to raise funds for area seniors

Published December 18, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal For Reverend Lyle Pierce, retirement is not just about kicking back and relaxing. Instead, he has used his free time to continue making the world a better place, one piece…

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Belton ISD receives clean audit report

Published December 18, 2014 By Kyle DeBeer, Belton Independent School District The Belton ISD Board of Trustees received the independent audit report for the 2013-2014 school year. The report included an unmodified opinion, which indicates that the auditor had no…

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Christmas on Chisholm Trail celebrates holidays

Published December 11, 2014 By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal It was a party at the park Saturday afternoon as Christmas on the Chisholm Trail was in full swing celebrating the season. Passersby from the streets, seeing the booths, carnival…

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Council swears in police officers, firefighters

Published December 11, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council began Tuesday night’s meeting on a high note by swearing in three new Belton Police Officers and one new Belton Firefighter. Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis…

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Christmas on the Farm to feature Santa, Grinch

Published December 11, 2014 By Jordan Yarbourgh, The Belton Journal AWARE Central Texas is hosting their 8th annual Christmas at the Farm event this upcoming weekend. It will be held at the Bell County Expo Center on Saturday from 10…

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BISD breaks ground on Ag building

Published December 11, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District broke ground Tuesday on a building designed to house animals and other FFA equipment. “We have been talking about an ag barn for several years,”…

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Tree of Angels honors violent crime victims

Published December 4, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal The holiday season normally brings a time of cheer and comfort by being around friends and family; however, for families and friends who have lost a loved one to a…

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BEEF Foundation distributes $46,028.09 to BISD teachers, faculty

Published December 4, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation (BEEF) distributed more than $46,000 in grants Tuesday morning to teachers and faculty across the district. The money was given to paraprofessionals to help advance…

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