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Commissioners approve road adoptions

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Bell County Commissioners Court approved the acceptance of maintenance on two groups of roads during their meeting on Monday. The first roads run through The Ranch at Woodlands Trails Subdivision, a 22-lot subdivision…

0 Comments / 1 View / August 29, 2015

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MPR Police Department purchases AEDs for patrols

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Fundraisers are a huge part of any fire or police department’s budget in a small community. The Morgan’s Point Resort Police Department recently purchased new automated external defibrillators (AED) and pads for the patrol…

0 Comments / 3 View / August 28, 2015

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15th Annual Project Apple Tree

By Caleb Mynatt, The Belton Journal The Belton community came out on Monday, August 17 to help local families during the 15th Annual Project Apple Tree Distribution Day. With the turn of the calendar year into August, school bells ring…

0 Comments / 6 View / August 27, 2015

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Convocation ushers district into school year

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District (BISD) welcomed their teachers and faculty back to school during an exciting convocation ceremony on Tuesday. The event opened with a game: Are You Smarter Than an Assistant Superintendent?…

0 Comments / 6 View / August 27, 2015

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Council, BFD promotes Kristopher Morgan to Asst. Fire Chief

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council meeting began on Monday with an extra-large crowd and smiles all around. The first item on the agenda introduced Captain Kristopher Morgan of the Belton Fire Department. After an introduction…

0 Comments / 2 View / August 25, 2015

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Belton ISD receives highest accountability rating

By Kyle DeBeer, Belton Independent School District The Texas Education Agency released the 2015 accountability ratings last week. Belton ISD and all of its campuses received the agency’s highest rating, “met standard.” This is the third year for the accountability…

0 Comments / 3 View / August 25, 2015

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Belton Chamber names new President/CEO

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors hired Mark Arrazola as the new President/CEO of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Board received an overwhelming response to the job opening and…

0 Comments / 5 View / August 25, 2015

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MPR Council accepts Fire Chief resignation

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal In a light meeting of the Morgan’s Point Resort City Council, Fire Chief Billy Richards announced his retirement at the end of September. Richards was hired 10 years ago as Fire Chief. “The past…

0 Comments / 8 View / August 24, 2015

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Money Matters: Bell County

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal During their Monday meeting, the Bell County Commissioners set dates for a series of budget and tax rate public hearings and votes. All events will take place at the Bell County Courthouse. The first…

0 Comments / 0 View / August 24, 2015

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Money Matters: Belton City Council

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal In an intense and somewhat heated workshop, the Belton City Council discussed the city’s ad valorem (property) tax rate one last time before bringing it to vote during the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday,…

0 Comments / 0 View / August 24, 2015