Daily Archives : August 24, 2015

BOCCC celebrates communities, anniversary with festival

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Yettie Polk Park in downtown Belton was the place to be on Saturday as the Body of Christ Community Clinic hosted a community festival complete with live music, food trucks, vendors and a…

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MPR Council accepts Fire Chief resignation

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal In a light meeting of the Morgan’s Point Resort City Council, Fire Chief Billy Richards announced his retirement at the end of September. Richards was hired 10 years ago as Fire Chief. “The past…

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Money Matters: Bell County

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal During their Monday meeting, the Bell County Commissioners set dates for a series of budget and tax rate public hearings and votes. All events will take place at the Bell County Courthouse. The first…

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Money Matters: Belton City Council

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal In an intense and somewhat heated workshop, the Belton City Council discussed the city’s ad valorem (property) tax rate one last time before bringing it to vote during the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday,…

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2015 Lady Tigers Volleyball focused on positive attitude and mental toughness

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The 2015 Belton High School got underway at 5 a.m. Monday morning at Tiger Gym. Dozens of varsity, junior varsity and freshman hopefuls hit the court running and jumping, in hopes that their hard work…

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Murphy primed for big opportunity at Tech

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Tigers’ offensive lines have always had a knack at opening holes for running backs and quarterbacks, as well as pass block for the aerial game. Justin Murphy was one of those offensive linemen…

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Waits verbally commits to Incarnate Word

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Belton varsity volleyball senior Allison Waits has verbally committed to playing college volleyball at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio for head coach Jennifer Montoya. “I had a connection with the coach from…

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Austin physician announces Texas Senate District 24 candidacy

By Michael Brown, The Belton Journal Dr. Dawn Buckingham has announced her bid for Texas State Senate, District 24. Buckingham, an Austin Lakeway resident, is running for the State Senate seat currently held by Troy Fraser, R-Horseshore Bay, since 1997,…

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