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Housing starts in Belton up 106 percent

By David Tuma, Publisher Belton reported strong sales tax revenues in two of the last three months. In March, sale tax returns from the state were up 5.9 percent. In May, Belton received $489,391, compared to $460,352 last year. For…

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Texas A&M University Central Texas celebrates 9th spring commencement

By Haley Watson, Correspondent Texas A&M University Central Texas celebrated their 9th spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 13, at the Bell County Expo Center at 7 PM. Out of 314 graduates, 239, dressed in blue gowns, received Bachelor Degrees, and…

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Commissioners approve Line Service Easement for Belton utilities

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Monday morning, May 15. The meeting was brief and shorter than usual as there was only one item to consider on the agenda. The minutes from the…

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Bella Sona choir performs annual spring concert

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent The Bella Sona concert choir, a female choir at Holy Trinity High School in Temple, held their annual spring concert on May 12 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Belton. Preceding the choir performance, the…

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Belton ISD long-range facilities plan moves forward

Special to the Journal In their first meeting since voters approved funding for a new high school, a new elementary school and two other projects, Belton ISD school board members took several steps to advance the district’s long-range facilities plan….

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Forever Red Tigers meet with today’s Tigers on tradition, pride

Special to the Journal About a year ago, the a group of ex-Tigers completed a project of purchasing and dedicating a flag pole at Harris Community Center to honor all Belton Tigers and to honor Harry and Barry Wilson for…

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First United Methodist Church holds annual Spaghetti Day

By Haley Watson, Correspondent On Thursday, May 11, approximately 300 Belton locals ventured out in the rain and shine to the First United Methodist Church for Spaghetti Day. Spaghetti Day is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the First United Methodist…

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Belton High School band says goodbye to assistant band director

By Haley Watson, Correspondent Friends and families gathered in celebration of the 2016-2017 Marching 100 Band Friday, May 12, at the Bell County Expo Center. Band members come together in celebration of the year to say goodbye to their graduating…

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Low stress, lots of love: a dog trainer’s life

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Raised in Alaska, Belton resident Anita Twomey has quickly risen to the top of the dog training game with Dolce Vita Retrievers. With qualifying for the 2005 National Open, 2009 National Open and 2009 National…

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Nolan Creek School bolstered in upcoming school year

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent Nolan Creek School, an open-enrollment public charter school in Belton, will soon wrap up its first full school year. As summer vacation quickly approaches, Principal Ken Wiseman said he is looking forward to seeing the…

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