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BISD continues future plans

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal At the BISD Long Term Planning Meeting Tuesday night, a plan was revealed known as the “Tan Option,” and in that preliminary plan BISD would add another comprehensive high school and an elementary…

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The votes are in: Belton City Council elections

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal In a short and sweet meeting Tuesday night, the Belton City Council welcomed back its four incumbents who were re-elected for another two-year. The elections for the Belton City Council were held on Saturday,…

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UMHB graduates largest classes in school’s history

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Spring Commencement ceremony for the 158th graduating class of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor was held this past Saturday in Crusader Stadium. The students in attendance represented the largest undergraduate class, graduate class,…

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CAC staff treated to day at Texas State Capitol

Staff Report The Cultural Activities Center staff was invited to the state capital on Monday to share their upcoming community engaging fundraiser, 6x6x2015.  The CAC’s first annual 6×6 exhibit, taking place on June 6, will display hundreds of original artworks…

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Community comes together for service day

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Belton Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) and the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) gave back to the community Saturday through their service project One Community One Day. Put on by the Youth Advisory Commission,…

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Texas Game Wardens commission 10 new K-9s

Special to the Journal Ten canines are now official state K-9s after receiving their badges and commissions as Texas game wardens. The K-9s were accompanied by their game warden partners during a graduation ceremony at the Texas Parks and Wildlife…

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BISD recognizes PSAT outstanding scholars

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Congratulations and accolades went out to twenty-five Belton High School students on Wednesday as they were presented with the 2015 Superintendent Scholars award. Students came dressed “to the nines” accompanied with family and…

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JROTC awards cadets

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Thursday night at the Belton High School PAC, twenty one cadets were given awards for their participation in the Junior Reserve Officer Corps based on achievement and merit. The cadets were dressed in…

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Council supports Hike, Bike Extension

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal This week’s Belton City Council Meeting ended on a high note, as the council approved an application for a matching grant that will extend the city’s Hike and Bike Trail from the University of…

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Façade Grant assists local business with storefront makeover

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal City Council recently approved a Façade Improvement Grant to be provided to L&R Meats. The Façade Improvement Grant Program is established to encourage quality exterior rehabilitation in Belton’s historic business district.  Any commercial property…

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