Category : Local News


Beltonian named 2014 Engineer of the Year

By Carmen Collins, Kasberg, Patrick & Associates, LP Wm. Mack Parker, P.E. was named 2014 Engineer of the Year for the Central Texas Region by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) at their annual banquet held on Feb. 26….

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Meet the City Council candidates

Four seats are up for election on the Belton City Council during the May 9 election, including those of Mayor Pro Tem David K. Leigh and councilmembers Dan Kirkley, Craig Pearson and Jerri Gauntt. All four members have filed for…

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Unique recital tops 22 years

Special to the Journal Students of Schumpert Music Services recently participated in the 22nd annual Composition Recital on March 8 at the Cultural Activities Center. The Composition Recital is quite unique in that all students compose their own music and…

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Bell County Sheriffs investigate Moffatt shooting

Special to the Journal On Monday, March 9, at 2:20 p.m., Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported family disturbance call at 14765 Kuykendall Mountain Road in Moffat. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with the caller, who reported that…

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BISD celebrates community advocates

By Kyle DeBeer, Belton Independent School District Belton ISD recognized community members who are “standing up for Texas public schools” during their annual Celebrate Texas Public Schools Luncheon, which was held on March 4. The event was one of several…

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Council approves intersection design

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council met in a quick and succinct meeting Tuesday night, but the items on the agenda were anything but small. Topping the list of big-ticket items was the authorization of City…

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CTCS welcomes new Head of School

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Lions at Central Texas Christian School (CTCS) are proud to welcome their new Head of School, Mr. Brian Littlefield. “I’ve been part of the Central Texas area for a long time”, Littlefield explained….

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Fire Department receives pumper truck

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal The Belton Fire Department’s Roll-in Ceremony for its new Pierce Custom Cab Pumper Truck was held Monday at 1:30 pm at the Central Fire Station, 203 S. Penelope. The truck was placed into service…

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City begins construction on MLK Ave. bridge

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The largest public infrastructure project in City of Belton history began last week with the clearing of trees along Nolan Creekto make way for the MLK Avenue bridge. The bridge will connect Loop 121…

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Police Department begins recruitment for Youth Police Academy

By Paul Romer, City of Belton The Belton Police Department announces the 2015 recruiting drive for its Youth Police Academy (YPA). The YPA is for students who have completed the 5th through 7th grades. It is an adaptation of the…

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