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BISD policy for the school lunch and breakfast program for school year

Special to the Journal     Belton ISD has announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for students served under the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Program. Anyone may review a copy of the policy by requesting it…

0 Comments / 228 View / September 3, 2018

Tea Luck: Tea lovers can now enjoy a brew-tiful day

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Downtown Belton gained a wonderfully unique establishment when Tea Luck opened its’ doors on July 1. As you walk through the doors, you are greeted by lots of natural light, beautiful artwork, and a colorful…

0 Comments / 207 View / September 2, 2018

Healthy Kids Running Series combining exercise and fun

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The Healthy Kids Running Series, created by Jeff Long in 2009, provides kids with a positive, educational, and fun running experience. The running program aims to motivate kids to be healthy and active while increasing…

0 Comments / 33 View / September 1, 2018

City of Belton nearing the completion of 2019 budget

By David Tuma, Publisher     It is a work in progress but the City of Belton is nearing the completion of the 2019 budget. Preventive street maintenance is supposed to increase to $170,000 up from $125,000 in 2017. Anyone who…

0 Comments / 20 View / August 31, 2018

Last week’s Movie in the Park was “tie-dye” for

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The City of Belton Parks and Recreation partnered with the Grand Avenue Theater to host a Movie in the Park event at Harris Community Park.     “It’s a free, family fun event that we…

0 Comments / 40 View / August 30, 2018

With enrollment numbers up, BISD expected to see even more of an increase

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Monday morning was the start of a new and exciting school year for parents, students and educators of the Belton Independent School District.     “It was an exciting first day across the district,”…

0 Comments / 127 View / August 29, 2018

BCYC names new Director of Family and Children Services

By David Tuma, Publisher     Cathy Smith was named Director of Family and Children Services at the Belton Christian Youth Center recently. This leaves Smith in charge of the day-to-day operation of BCYC.     Smith received her Maters of…

0 Comments / 49 View / August 28, 2018

Saving Lives One Drop at a Time: Local church hosts blood drive

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     Crossroads Church, located at 500 S. Interstate Highway 35, hosted a Carter BloodCare drive on Sunday, August 12.     Carter BloodCare was able to collect two units of blood from the drive.    …

0 Comments / 24 View / August 27, 2018

Neal Potts honored for 40-years of service by MPR Council

By David Tuma, Publisher     Neal Potts was honored for 40 years of service by the Morgan’s Point City Council. Mayor Dwayne Gossett thanked Potts for his years of service and named the week of August 14 Neal Potts Week…

0 Comments / 47 View / August 26, 2018

Proposed budget for FY 2019 discussed at City Council

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     City Council met on Tuesday, Aug. 14 to discuss an array of topics. The city of Belton’s tax rate was discussed and will remain the current rate of 65.98 cents. Aug. 28 and Sept….

0 Comments / 30 View / August 25, 2018