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Annual goals, priorities voiced for fire, police, various city entities

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council listened to public comments after the regular meeting was called to order on Tuesday night. During public comments, Mike Pedersen of Belton presented to city council a petition with 150 signatures asking…

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Road rage shooting lands one in jail, charges pending

Special to the Journal At 2:05 am on Aug. 5 Harker Heights Police Department officers responded to the Cefco located in the 500 block of East FM 2410 (Knights Way) for a shots fired call. A 31-year-old male subject was…

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Yeniann Rivera, age 12, Killeen resident won a backpack from the Smile Doctors booth at the Back to School Bash this Saturday at Yettie Polk Park.

More than 600 attend Back to School Bash

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On Saturday evening at Yettie Polk Park, City Mission Church hosted a “Back to School Bash” for the community. More than 600 people attended the event, that was timed perfectly for children getting ready to…

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2016-2017 BISD Campus Map

BISD campus map

Check out the Belton Independent School District Campus map for 2016-2017.

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Carter Bloodcare urges blood donation, issues Texas-sized “thank you”

Special to the Journal In the aftermath of chaos and lives lost in Dallas recently, Carter Blood Care is grateful to loyal blood donors who made sure the blood center could supply local hospitals with blood products required to treat…

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Host registration now open for National Night Out

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Belton Police Department is looking for Belton citizens interested in hosting a block party for National Night Out on October 4. Hosting a party is easy, and it’s a great way to meet neighbors as…

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Hwy. 317 construction will not be complete before school starts

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Texas Department of Transportation started road construction to modify three miles of Texas Highway 317 in Jan. Belton has been experiencing a lot of growth with the development of new subdivisions and businesses so there…

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2 Bell County entities honored at Commissioners Court

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County Commissioners had special recognitions for two Bell County entities: Bell County Historical Commission and Bell County Technical Services Department at Monday’s Commissioner’s Court Meeting. Bell County Historical Commission was honored with the Distinguished Service…

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The VFW Post 4008 held an Emergency Services Appreciation Luncheon to show their support to Belton Police Officers and all first responders after recent attacks across the nation.

Luncheon honors nation’s fallen police officers

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent On July 18, the VFW post 4008 in Belton held a luncheon for local first responders and in the memory of fallen police officers from Dallas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and other parts of the country. “We…

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Tex Mitchell IV, Alex Graves and Jake Yepez saved their Boy Scout Troop Leader’s life when sailing at Belton Lake. Troop Leader Tex Mitchell suffered a heart attack while teaching the scouts to sail and they were able to apply first aid and get the boat to the marina.

Boy Scouts save troop leader’s life

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Sunday afternoon four Boy Scouts went out to practice sailing on Belton Lake and came home heroes. The boys were sailing with Tex Mitchell when he suffered a heart attack, the boy’s, ages 11-14, were…

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