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Commissioners discuss Nolanville annexation plan

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent The Bell County Commissioners Court met on Monday, May 9 to discuss the Nolanville annexation, educational services at the Bell County Juvenile Services Center and restricting handguns at the Bell County Justice Center. A Memorandum…

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Living like a Tiger

By David Tuma, Publisher One of the unique things about Belton is the way issues are handled. Harry and Barry Wilson are twins and they will be honored with a flagpole dedication at the Harris Community Center on Saturday, May…

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UMHB graduates 160th class

Special to the Journal The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor spring Commencement was held on Saturday, May 7, in Crusader Stadium. This was the university’s 160th graduating class. 563 students were awarded degrees. Of those, 398 students received baccalaureate degrees, 148…

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MPR completes first Parks Master Plan

By David Tuma, Publisher Morgan’s Point Resort completed their first Parks Master Plan. The project was a joint effort between the MPR city council and the MPR Economic Development Corporation. They hired HALFF Associates to coordinate the public input meetings…

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MLK Ave. set to be completed ahead of schedule

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent As it stands, the West Marin Luther King, Jr. Avenue Extension and Overpass Construction Project is projected to be completed ahead of schedule. The project began Feb. 2. James Construction Group is required to finish the…

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May 15-21 celebrated as Bell County Museum’s birthday

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Beverly Hadley, Director, Bell County Museum, presented to Bell County Commissioners Court on Monday the consideration of a proclamation designating the Week of May 15-21 as The Bell County Museum’s Birthday Week. The consideration was…

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Trees dedicated for Beltonian, Citizen of the Year

The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce was proud to host this year’s annual Tree Dedication Ceremony on Friday, April 29, at Heritage Park in honor of the two 2015 award recipients. The Beltonian of the Year for 2015 was Dr….

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Turtle Fest: Yettie Polk Park transformed for annual Kiwanis festival

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The previous day’s rainfall did not hinder The 9th Annual Belton Kiwanis Turtle Festival held April 30 in Belton’s Yettie Polk Park. Turtle lovers of all ages gathered together to enjoy the many free activities including…

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Former Belton Journal owner succumbs to cancer

James (Jim) Herring of Bridgeport, Illinois, died peacefully at home April 28, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was a former owner and publisher of The Belton Journal and loved Belton and its people. He was an active…

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Belton business posts strong retail sales month

By David Tuma, Publisher Belton business posted a strong month in retail sales. The city received $354,544 in sales tax rebates from the state off of sales in March. The increase over last year’s $323,530 accounted for a 9.58 percent…

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