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BISD welcomes new teachers, faculty

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Belton ISD recently held training for their new teachers and staff for the upcoming school year. Nearly 117 new teachers and 20 other professionals were welcomed Monday August 10, at a New Teacher Orientation Luncheon…

0 Comments / 42 View / August 18, 2015


BISD holds Elementary Learning Expo

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal   As the summer heat sweltered outside, nearly 263 teachers filled the halls and classrooms of Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow further developing themselves as instructional professionals and preparing for the upcoming school…

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Belton opens community garden

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Friday morning the City of Belton officially dedicated the city’s first community garden with the traditional ribbon cutting. Garden analogies were being thrown left and right. “They’ve definitely planted a seed, and we’re looking…

0 Comments / 18 View / August 17, 2015


Yeonopolus named interim CTC chancellor

By Bruce Vasbinder, Central Texas College During the June meeting of the Central Texas College (CTC) Board of Trustees, members voted to appoint Jim Yeonopolus, president – Continental and International Campus Operations, as the interim chancellor. Yeonopolus has been with…

0 Comments / 25 View / July 13, 2015


Bell County issues first same-sex marriage license

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal After a United States Supreme Court ruling on Friday, the entire nation was required to begin issuing marriage licenses to all couples who applied, regardless of the particular gender makeup of the couples. For…

0 Comments / 115 View / July 9, 2015


BISD Teamworks compete nationally

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Belton Career and Technology Education’s TeamWorks four-man team traveled to Kentucky to participate in the national SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce competition on June 26. More than 6,000 students from every state in…

0 Comments / 80 View / July 9, 2015


Oral History project seeks Bell County’s finest

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal It all started with an idea and the determination of two men. The combined brains of Dennis Turk and Jay Taggart brought about a project that has become bigger than either imagined: the chronicle…

0 Comments / 32 View / July 9, 2015


Belton journalists honored by Texas Association of School Boards

By Kyle DeBeer, Belton Independent School District The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has selected two reporters from The Belton Journal for their 2015 Media Honor Roll. Tony Adams, the Journal’s sports editor, and Devin Corbitt, the Journal’s news…

0 Comments / 18 View / July 7, 2015

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Metroplex Hospital introduces LIFENET info sharing system

By Bridget Carlson, Harker Heights Evening Star Metroplex Hospital along with the Harker Heights and Killeen Fire Department’s held a demonstration on Friday of their new LIFENET system, a comprehensive cloud based system platform, that helps EMS and ER teams…

0 Comments / 9 View / July 6, 2015

Sgt Amanda Miller

Belton native first female promoted to rank of sergeant in Tarleton PD

Special to The Belton Journal Amanda Miller is the first woman to don sergeant stripes in Tarleton State University’s Police Department, making her the highest-ranking female officer since its start 46 years ago. University Chief of Police Matthew Welch called…

0 Comments / 8 View / July 6, 2015