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The Belton Explorers had a chance to show off their trophy at the recent Belton City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Belton Explorer team takes 1st place

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met Tuesday night at the Harris Community Center. The meeting was called to order with special recognition and a trophy presented to Belton Law Enforcement Post for winning first place in the…

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Belton PD’s K-9 finds new home at Heights PD

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met Tuesday night at the Harris Community Center. The meeting was called to order with special recognition and a trophy presented to Belton Law Enforcement Post for winning first place in the…

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From cupcakes and homemade treats to handwritten cards, the Belton Police Department shared their gratitude for the support from the community they serve.

BPD receives showing of community support

Special to the Journal In the wake of the Dallas shootings, police departments around the nation are receiving showings of support from their communities, and Belton Police Department is no different. From cupcakes and homemade treats to handwritten cards, the…

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The resident council at Park Place Manor are still an active part of the community. The council donated supplies and other needed items to “Project Apple Tree.” Residents pictured front left to right, Geneva Wadell, Elva Hawkins, Faye Stewart, and Alice Gerngrom. Back row Kay and Mike Ratliff receive donation),  Harold Hinze (resident council) and Annie McCall, PPM Director.

Donations, sponsors needed for students

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Project Apple Tree has began collect donations for providing school supplies for area children in the Belton School District in need. Families have to apply and qualify through the Helping Hands Ministry in Belton. Each…

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MPR gains former Coast Guard boat to rescue services

By Davd Tuma Publisher Morgan’s Point Resort city council approved the receiving of a Coast Guard boat at their meeting Tuesday night. The United States Coast Guard is fazing out the 25’SAFE boats used in rescue operations. The boats were…

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Charges not yet filed after stabbing death in Belton

Staff Report The stabbing death of 21-year-old black man in Belton on Saturday was related to a domestic disturbance. The stabbing occurred inside an apartment unit located in the 800 block of Shady Lane at around 5 p.m. on July…

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Sam Listi and former Belton Mayor Jim Covington were instrumental in bringing the connector bridge to fruition.

MLK Bridge Now Open

By David Tuma Correspondent It took 36 years Belton got it done with the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge connecting Main Street with Loop 121. It was almost a lifetime effort for former City Engineer Mack Parker…

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BISD teacher named Regional Teacher of the Year

Special to The Belton Journal ESC Region 12 has named LaGay Pittenger, a fifth-grade teacher in Belton ISD,as the Region 12 Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Michael Chirhart, a high school science teacher in Hillsboro ISD, as the Region…

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Lions club swears in new officers

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent On June 30, the Belton Lions club met at the Gin for their weekly meeting and held their annual officer installation banquet. All of the previous officers were replaced with new members for the new year…

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Tiger Football season tickets and advertising sales continue

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The 2016 Belton Tiger Football season ticket drive and advertising campaign is underway at the Belton Multipurpose Athletic Center. Season tickets are on sale at http://www.schedulefm.com/belton/stadium. At press time, 800 reserved seats remained (red seats…

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