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Spartacus Dash challenges Beltonians

Published June 5, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Fun in the sun, mud and ice was the order of the day at the Third Annual Spartacus Dash at Belton’s Confederate Park last Saturday. Hosted by local Case Equipment dealer…

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2013 BHS Yearbook photo featured by publishers

Published June 5, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Students at Belton High School are taught the value of hard work, but each year the Yearbook staff takes those lessons a step further. Last year, their efforts paid off as…

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A Simple Thank You: City of Belton honors 2013 Beltonian and Citizen of the Year

Published May 29, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor The City of Belton and the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce honored the 2013 Beltonian and 2013 Citizen of the Year award recipients in a permanent way last Friday. During the…

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Belton recycling program more than just plastics

Published May 29, 2014By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The City of Belton’s pick-up recycling program has been a huge success since its launch at the beginning of this year. However, the city has also run two other recycling programs for…

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City Council swears in new BPD officers

Published May 29, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Marion Grayson presided over her first Council Meeting as Belton’s Mayor Tuesday night. The first order of business was the presentation of a $2,000 scholarship from Waste Management Inc. to Belton…

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BISD increases transparency through website

Published May 29, 2014 By Annie Wilson, Journal reporter Belton Independent School District made its financial information available to the public in one place on its website, www.bisd.net. Budgets and check registers for the last three years, annual financial reports,…

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Honoring Service: Former Sparta Elementary employees memorialized

Published May 22, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Sparta Elementary School’s property became more beautiful on Monday with the addition of a birdbath. The natural stone bath was dedicated to the memory of two former Sparta employees, Dorothy Potts…

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BISD Board welcomes new district employees

Published May 22, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Monday’s Belton Independent School Board of Trustees meeting was filled with warm welcomes as the board accepted multiple employees to the district along with the reinstatement of board members Jason Carothers…

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Food drive to benefit Helping Hands Ministry

Published on May 22, 2014 By Annie Wilson, Journal reporter Hosting its fourth annual food drive, The Belton Journal is giving away four family pack season passes to Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfuls. For each non-perishable item donated participants…

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MPR hosts annual Lake Jamboree BBQ Cook-off

By Patrick Lacombe Journal reporter The city of Morgan’s Point Resort held its annual Lake Jamboree and BBQ Cook-off at Ansay Park last Friday and Saturday. The proceeds of the event benefit the Morgan’s Point Resort Emergency Services and First…

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