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The Belton Police Station is set to begin expasions soon. The station currently does not have enough parking to accomodate the amount of daily visitors and lacks secure parking for police vehicles and crime victims.

Increasing Safety: BPD to begin building expansions

Published July 31, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The expansion of the Belton Police Station is long overdue and is currently close to becoming a reality. “This is a significant addition. There isn’t near enough parking at the…

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Proposed BISD tax rate to decrease

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Proposed Belton ISD tax rates will decrease by one cent from last year, from a $1.45 tax rate to a $1.44 tax rate, pending a public meeting on August 18…

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Sparta Elementary earns top ratings

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Recently, Sparta Elementary School has been designated by the Texas Education Agency as a High Performing Rewards School and a High Progress Rewards School. “These designations were created as part…

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Commissioners outline stance on influx of illegal immigrants

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Housing undocumented immigrants is not in the best interest of Bell County, according to a resolution adopted by the Commissioners Court on Monday. The Court similarly encourages state and federal…

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Robert Jones (left) and City Manager Sam Listi display checks from the Lions Club International Foundation and the CIty of Belton that will help pay for a special needs playground in Heritage Park.

Lions Club, City partner to build special needs playground

Published July 24, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter Great ideas start with small things that grow into something big. The Belton Lions Club just received confirmation for a $75,000 grant from the Lions Club International Foundation for special needs…

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Diana Lockley (left) and Joan Daniels were among the attendees at this year’s biannual West Belton-Harris High Homecoming Reunion this weekend.

Fond Memories: Harris High School celebrates 2014 reunion with laughter, fellowship

Published July 24, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The 2014 West Belton-Harris High School Homecoming Reunion saw a smaller crowd than normal, but that didn’t keep the laughter and good vibes from flowing throughout the Harris Community Center this…

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School board receives updates

Published July 24, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Monday’s Belton Independent School Board meeting’s recognitions deviated from the normal student accomplishments and instead highlighted exceptional staff and schools within the district. First up on the recognitions agenda was Denise…

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The Morgan’s Point Resort Volunteer Fire Department responds to a fire last Thursday.

Family pet saves local teenager

Published July 24, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter It didn’t take long for the new Morgan’s Point Resort fire truck to be tested. Last Thursday the truck was used to put out a fire at a residence. A teenager…

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A Coryell County Judge (right) swears in the summer 2014 CASA volunteers on Tuesday. This was CASA’s largest class, with 17 participants sworn in.

For the Children: Court Appointed Special Advocates inducts new members

Published July 17, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) swore in 17 new volunteers on Tuesday after a rigorous training period. “Seventeen is by far the largest class that’s ever been trained in that…

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Public Works Director Mike Huber (left) and City Manager Sam Listi turn on the Lake-to-Lake water pipe line on Friday.

City continues improvements, discusses new renovations

Published July 17, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter Historic Church The Historic Preservation Commission approved a request to dismantle the stone walls at the church building built in 1874 on Wall Street. The roof will be supported and the…

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