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FYE15 General fund final amendments approved

By Tony Adams, Associate Editor The final budget amendments were approved by the Bell County Commissioners Court in their weekly hearing on Monday morning. The county revenues reported in at a total of $80,509.19, $1,528,147 more than original budgeted amount,…

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BP&R host annual Family, Fishin’ & Fun

By Tony Adams, The Belton Journal Christmas is a great time of year for getting together families and friends for great times and memories. The City of Belton Parks and Recreation Annual Family Fishin’ & Fun was instrumental in bringing…

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New Tech @ Waskow named Purple Heart

By Annie Dockery, The Belton Journal After its namesake, Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow recognized the 72nd anniversary of the death of Capt. Henry T. Waskow and was designated a Purple Heart School on Monday. Special guests at…

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Clerk’s Office awarded Service Award for 7th Consecutive Year

By Tony Adams, The Belton Journal The Bell County Clerk’s Office was recognized Monday morning by the Bell County Commissioner’s Court on their seventh consecutive Five Star Service Award by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Bell County was…

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Hard work, dedication pay off in BISD Magic Belles Winter Show

By Caleb Mynatt, The Belton Journal Every year in December, school begins to dwindle down and students take their exams; football season is over, and basketball begins; and every year the Magic Belles continue the tradition of having their Winter…

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BISD receives “clean” audit report

Special to The Belton Journal The Belton ISD Board of Trustees received the independent audit report for the 2014-2015 school year. The report included an unmodified opinion, which indicates that the auditor had no reservations about the district’s financial statements….

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North Belton-South Belton excitement sends teams into Christmas break

Special to the Journal Monday night, North Belton hosted South Belton at home. The 7B team jumped out to a quick 21 point lead and was able to hold South to two points in the first half. North scored 14…

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UMHB graduates record number of students in fall ceremony

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Crusader Stadium was full of attendees clutching bouquets of flowers and cameras, on Friday. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Fall Commencement 2015 was the largest winter commencement in the University’s history. This was the…

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Belton Vet Clinic honored during monthly meeting

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal The Board of Trustees of Belton Independent School District held a regular meeting on Dec 14, at the Belton ISD Administration Building. Recognitions for awards were held after the meeting was called to…

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Food pantry needs help stocking up for holidays

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Get your non-perishable food boxed up and ready to help fill the shelves of a Belton food pantry. Right now, The City of Belton Fire Department is hosting a food drive to benefit…

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