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Austin physician announces Texas Senate District 24 candidacy

By Michael Brown, The Belton Journal Dr. Dawn Buckingham has announced her bid for Texas State Senate, District 24. Buckingham, an Austin Lakeway resident, is running for the State Senate seat currently held by Troy Fraser, R-Horseshore Bay, since 1997,…

0 Comments / 5 View / August 24, 2015

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Families prepare for school at Health Fair

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) held their 2nd Annual Health Fair at the Bell County Expo focusing on Back to School needs. “Last year we couldn’t do any immunizations, sports physicals, vision screenings,”…

0 Comments / 1 View / August 23, 2015

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CTC holds 2nd Annual Glow Run/Walk

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The 6th Annual CTC Geekfest was well underway this past weekend at Central Texas College (CTC) in Killeen. Another facet of the biggest weekend for CTC was the 2nd Annual Glow Run/Walk 5k that took…

0 Comments / 3 View / August 22, 2015

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Central Texas housing market continues upward trend

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Texas home prices hit an all-time high in the second quarter of 2015, while home sales remained strong amid high demand, according to the 2015-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas…

0 Comments / 4 View / August 22, 2015

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CAC showcases MCT Rapunzel production

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Saturday, nearly 50 actors made their way to the stage and performed the Missoula Children’s Theater’s (MCT) production of Rapunzel at the Cultural Activities Center. Auditions were held on Monday, roles were cast, and rehearsals…

0 Comments / 4 View / August 21, 2015

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BISD Board approves temporary access to NBMS

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees met for a short meeting before beginning a team building and goal setting training on Monday evening. During their meeting, the trustees unanimously agreed to allow…

0 Comments / 5 View / August 21, 2015

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County issues burn ban

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Bell County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to issue a burn ban that began Tuesday morning. According to Bell County Fire Marshall Steven Casey, conditions in many parts of the county are dry…

0 Comments / 0 View / August 20, 2015

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City begins online permit application

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The City of Belton announced the launch of the MyPermitNow, an online inspection software, this week. The software will provide contractors and residents with a new, more efficient way to submit and review permit…

0 Comments / 3 View / August 20, 2015

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Council reviews department budgets, city tax rates

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the 2016 budget and tax rate. The meeting began with presentations from each department head to discuss their 2015 accomplishments and 2016…

0 Comments / 2 View / August 20, 2015

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Berneta Peeples celebrates 98th year

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The only thing Belton historian Berneta Peeples loves more than the color blue is her family—which just so happens to consist of the entire city of Belton. Not literally, of course, but it’s very…

0 Comments / 13 View / August 20, 2015