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Sparta Elementary earns top ratings

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Recently, Sparta Elementary School has been designated by the Texas Education Agency as a High Performing Rewards School and a High Progress Rewards School. “These designations were created as part…

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Commissioners outline stance on influx of illegal immigrants

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Housing undocumented immigrants is not in the best interest of Bell County, according to a resolution adopted by the Commissioners Court on Monday. The Court similarly encourages state and federal…

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Loving heart, handmade bracelets help local cancer patient

Published July 24, 2014 By Sydney Walter, Journal reporter Bracelets are not just about fashion this summer, as 10-year-old Caleb Marek proved by launching a fundraiser for family friend Sarah Tindell in her battle with cancer. Marek began selling his…

0 Comments / 231 View / July 31, 2014

Lions Club, City partner to build special needs playground

Published July 24, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter Great ideas start with small things that grow into something big. The Belton Lions Club just received confirmation for a $75,000 grant from the Lions Club International Foundation for special needs…

0 Comments / 138 View / July 31, 2014

Fond Memories: Harris High School celebrates 2014 reunion with laughter, fellowship

Published July 24, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The 2014 West Belton-Harris High School Homecoming Reunion saw a smaller crowd than normal, but that didn’t keep the laughter and good vibes from flowing throughout the Harris Community Center this…

0 Comments / 206 View / July 31, 2014

School board receives updates

Published July 24, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Monday’s Belton Independent School Board meeting’s recognitions deviated from the normal student accomplishments and instead highlighted exceptional staff and schools within the district. First up on the recognitions agenda was Denise…

0 Comments / 51 View / July 31, 2014

Family pet saves local teenager

Published July 24, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter It didn’t take long for the new Morgan’s Point Resort fire truck to be tested. Last Thursday the truck was used to put out a fire at a residence. A teenager…

0 Comments / 95 View / July 31, 2014

For the Children: Court Appointed Special Advocates inducts new members

Published July 17, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) swore in 17 new volunteers on Tuesday after a rigorous training period. “Seventeen is by far the largest class that’s ever been trained in that…

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City continues improvements, discusses new renovations

Published July 17, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter Historic Church The Historic Preservation Commission approved a request to dismantle the stone walls at the church building built in 1874 on Wall Street. The roof will be supported and the…

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BPRD celebrates Parks and Recreation Month

Published July 17, 2014 By Sydney Walter, Journal reporter Excitement and laughs abounded as families gathered downtown for the Belton Parks and Recreation Department Family Fun Day on Saturday. Drawing in small businesses from across town, the event gave crowds…

0 Comments / 51 View / July 23, 2014