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Students from High Point Elementary School place flags around a tree dedicated to  the 49th Movement Control Battalion in remembrance of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

High Point, Southwest elementaries remember 9/11

By Seth Stephens The Belton Journal For anyone old enough to remember Sept. 11, 2001, the image of smoking towers and their eventual collapse is likely engrained in their minds forever. It was a day which altered the course of…

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School Board  approves Ag Barn Project  construction

School Board approves Ag Barn Project construction

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Monday night’s Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting began with a workshop finalizing plans for the Ag Barn Construction Project, set to begin next Monday. Changes to the project included authorizing Superintendent…

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City to rework sidewalk  ordinance

City to rework sidewalk ordinance

By David Tuma The Belton Journal At a public hearing on Sept. 9, the City of Belton heard from the development community and residents regarding potential changes to a sidewalk ordinance. Many residents expressed concern that the proposed ordinance would…

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Local actor, playwright to present world renowned play

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal Bryan Bounds was an alcoholic when a friend told him the story of Bill Wilson the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. The story helped Bounds recover from his illness and now he’s going to share…

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The Belton High School Magic Belles drill team hosted the Fall Dance Clinic last Saturday for students in kindergarden (pictured) through fifth grade. The routine will be performed during the Sept. 12 Belton Tigers football game halftime show.

Making Magic

BHS Magic Belles pass on skills  to aspiring young dancers By Nikki Velarde The Belton Journal The Belton High School Magic Belles held the Fall Dance Clinic for kids last Saturday from 1 to 4 for kids in kindergarten to…

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Beltonians  celebrate grandparents

Beltonians celebrate grandparents

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal Last Sunday marked National Grandparents Day. Here is a brief history of the holiday and its beginnings, as well as a few quotes from local grandparents and what this day means to them. In…

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Council considers sidewalk ordinance amendments

Council considers sidewalk ordinance amendments

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Tuesday night’s city council meeting was bursting at the seams as more than 50 residents appeared for the public hearing on proposed amendments to the Sidewalk Standards Policy of the Subdivision Ordinance. However, before…

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(Left to right) Det. Richard Kusak, Candace Hawkins and Anthony Adame of the Belton Police Department Honor Guard prepare to raise the flag dedicated to Chisholm Trail Elementary by the Belton Rotary Club on Friday.

It’s Official

Chisholm Trail Elementary, North Belton Middle School flagpoles dedicated By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal “Old Glory,” the symbol of our nation’s freedom, took to the skies last Friday thanks to the Belton Rotary Club’s generous donation to two new…

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The latest Youth Advisory Commission members are sworn in at last week’s city council meeting.

2014-2015 YAC members selected

By Seth Stephens The Belton Journal The Belton City Council approved this year’s Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) at their Aug. 28 meeting. The group is an official city board, but it is entirely comprised of students. YAC represents both Belton…

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Adults and children alike enjoy the Central Texas State Fair last weekend.

Central Texas State Fair

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The Central Texas State Fair attracted thousands over the holiday weekend. Pro Bull Riding, some of the hottest stars in country music, rides and food kept the fairgrounds full with laughter and cries of…

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