Daily Archives : January 30, 2015

Belton Chamber celebrates partnerships at banquet

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal As Andrew Crowson, the emcee for the Chamber of Commerce Banquet said, “The year does not officially start until Chamber Banquet happens”. This year, the banquet and theme of the year was about celebrating…

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School board receives academic, homeless reports

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal In typical fashion, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees began by honoring outstanding students and faculty from the district on Monday night.  Among those recognized were four…

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City increases water, sewer rates

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council is looking into increasing and wastewater and water rates to pay for improvements, some of which are required by the state. The water rate may be raised from $14 to…

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Police Department breaks ground on expansion, renovation project

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The City of Belton and the Belton Police Department broke ground last Wednesday on an expansion/renovation project that will add more than 8,000 square feet to the Police Department and serve as a building…

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Lady Tigers’ Powerlifting bar set for 2015

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The 2015 Belton Lady Tigers’ Powerlifting team a set of tough, physical lifters from all sets of the Belton athletic program. With mainstays of the program, like Kaitlynn King (220+ class), Abbey Dolan (220 class),…

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Lady Tigers drop pair to Ellison, Midway

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Lady Tigers answered a second quarter in which they were outscored 18-7 with a 17-7 third quarter. The Lady Tigers could not fully close the gap and fell to Waco Midway 60-57 Tuesday…

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BHS Softball preps for 2015 in Round Rock

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Lady Tigers softball will have the opportunity to see the fruits of their off-season workouts this weekend, as they travel to Round Rock this weekend for the 16th Annual Round Rock Invitational Softball…

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McGowan’s buzzer beater trips Midway 50-49

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Some of the best-laid plans don’t always work. For the Belton Tigers on Tuesday night at Tiger Gym, it was the plan that didn’t work out that won the game for Big Red. Jackson McGowan…

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Managing editor takes to the wild of Minnesota via dogsled

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Dynamite comes in small packages, no doubt about it. The same can be said about Belton Journal Managing Editor Devin Corbitt. A 2014 graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, the 22-year-old Corbitt has never shied…

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