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Zachary Stoker, 22, practices his martial arts in hopes of making the Olympic team in 2020.

22-year-old aims for 2020 Olympics in Tae Kwan Do

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Zachary Stoker, 22, is an Olympic hopeful who is trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics for Tae Kwon Do in Tokyo. Participating in the Olympics has been his dream since he was kid and has…

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The Belton Journal turns 150, City Finance Department honored

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met on Tuesday night at Harris Community Center for a regular meeting. All council members were present. First United Methodist Church made an announcement during Public Comments that the community is welcome…

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Randy Brewer poses with a beer and was the first customer at Belton Brews Bar and Grill in downtown Belton.

Belton Brews joins lively, growing Downtown scene

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton residents, Jacy Roemer and her aunt Kathleen Calarco, are owners of a new bar and grill in downtown Belton. Belton Brews Bar and Grill is open and ready to help you quench your thirst….

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Nature trail to open alongside MLK Bridge

By David Tuma Publisher A new trail will be finished in Belton. The Nolan Creek Nature Trail near the Martin Luther King Bridge will open in mid-August. It will be a ½ mile nature trail along-side Nolan Creek. This stretch…

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Reymond Rivas, 15, of Belton, was diagnosed with acute and chronic leukemia at a young age. With the help of the Make a Wish Foundation, Rivas became an honorary United States Air Force Thunderbird.

Make-a-Wish turns Belton teen into Honorary Thunderbird

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Reymond Rivas, 15, visited Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., on July 19 with his family to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a pilot for the U.S. Air Force,…

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Belton establishes Fire Corp., seeks volunteers

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Belton Fire Corp. is a recently established organization that came from the dismantling of the Belton volunteer firefighters. The fire corp. is a nationally recognized association through the Texas Fire Chief’s Association. It allows fire…

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Officer Richard Murray kicked off his retirement at a ceremony on July 14.

21-year officer retires from Belton PD

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Family and friends of Officer Richard Murray met for a retirement reception on July 14 at the Belton police department. Working in law enforcement was what Murray wanted to do since he was a kid, which…

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Last pharmacy in Belton sells to corporation

By David Tuma Publisher The Medicine Shoppe is no more in Belton. Harriet and Toby Young sold the business to CVS Pharmacy. In today’s world small business are not as easy to run. Toby will begin working for CVS Pharmacy…

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Gilbreath promoted to Assistant Fire Chief

Special to the Journal A 13-year veteran of the Belton Fire Department has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. Wesley Gilbreath was administered the Firefighter Oath from Chief Bruce Pritchard on Monday, July 18. Gilbreath had served…

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A water balloon toss was a great way to cool down before the the movie began at the “Movie at the Park” event on Saturday night at Harris Park​.

Movie in the Park gets families engaged

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Couples on date nights and families trapesed onto the grounds of Harris on Saturday night for an outdoor movie and recreation. Belton Parks and Recreation and Grand Avenue Theater hosted the event. The movie “Inside…

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