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CTC Speech Team competes at Houston tournament

By Bruce Vasebinder, Central Texas College Members of the Central Texas College (CTC) forensics (speech) team recently competed at the Bayou Speech and Debate tournament held at San Jacinto College – North in Houston. Peter Wilson, team captain, placed sixth…

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Zombies invade New Tech race

By Caleb Mynatt, The Belton Journal Halloween is celebrated with scary costumes and candy. Ghouls, goblins, vampires, and witches are just a couple of the most popular monsters used on Halloween. None may be more famous, however, than zombies. What…

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County posts unofficial election results

By Devin Corbitt-Garcia, The Belton Journal Tuesday night’s elections saw a low turnout, with only 8.51 percent of voters getting to the polls across the county. Belton is located in Precinct 101, Commissioner Precinct 1, Justice of the Peace Precinct…

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Commissioners receive first benefits of EDC Program

By Devin Corbitt-Garcia, The Belton Journal Last week, the commissioners approved an item that would reduce the county’s right-of-way participation costs from 10 percent to 3.8 percent on projects conducted with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) by placing Bell…

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MPR plans for future growth in parks master plan meeting

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Citizens of Morgan’s Point Resort made a very strong showing at the recent public input meeting on developing a Parks Master Plan.  HALFF and Associates developed multiple options for those who voted. HALFF develops…

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Council reduces Loop 121 speed limit

By Devin Corbitt-Garcia, The Belton Journal In a special called meeting of the Belton City Council on Tuesday, council members approved two items: the first was a change order to the MLK Bridge and Expansion Project, which connects Martin Luther…

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BISD board swears in new trustee

By Devin Corbitt-Garcia, The Belton Journal The first item of business of the Belton Independent School District (BISD) Board of Trustee meeting on Monday was to swear in their newest member, Leo Camden, Jr. Camden will fill the seat left…

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BISD, Equity Center explain state lawsuit

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Last Wednesday, Belton ISD and the Equity Center held an informational financial meeting and luncheon for districts in the area. During the meeting, the Equity Center briefly summarized and went over the main points…

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Judge Fancy H. Jezek to seek re-election in Republican primary

Special to The Belton Journal Judge Fancy H. Jezek has announced her intention to seek re-election as Judge of the 426th District court in Bell County.  Jezek was appointed to the then new court of general jurisdiction in January 2007…

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By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal In early September, Jon Charles, CPO of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas (BGCTX), along with Lori Briere, the executive Director of the Belton Christian Youth Center (BCYC), made an announcement during…

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