Category : Local News

Council approves intersection design

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council met in a quick and succinct meeting Tuesday night, but the items on the agenda were anything but small. Topping the list of big-ticket items was the authorization of City…

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CTCS welcomes new Head of School

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Lions at Central Texas Christian School (CTCS) are proud to welcome their new Head of School, Mr. Brian Littlefield. “I’ve been part of the Central Texas area for a long time”, Littlefield explained….

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Fire Department receives pumper truck

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal The Belton Fire Department’s Roll-in Ceremony for its new Pierce Custom Cab Pumper Truck was held Monday at 1:30 pm at the Central Fire Station, 203 S. Penelope. The truck was placed into service…

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City begins construction on MLK Ave. bridge

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The largest public infrastructure project in City of Belton history began last week with the clearing of trees along Nolan Creekto make way for the MLK Avenue bridge. The bridge will connect Loop 121…

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Police Department begins recruitment for Youth Police Academy

By Paul Romer, City of Belton The Belton Police Department announces the 2015 recruiting drive for its Youth Police Academy (YPA). The YPA is for students who have completed the 5th through 7th grades. It is an adaptation of the…

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Book, Author Luncheon features local authors

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library drew in a crowd of supporters Saturday for their 11th Annual Book and Authors’ Luncheon held in the Lord Conference Center at UMHB. Three local authors…

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City council, school board election filing period closes

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The filing period for the Belton City Council and Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees elections closed on Friday. The council will hold a general election for four seats this year. The terms…

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Ed Bandas named Retail Development Coordinator

By Paul Romer, City of Belton Ed Bandas, the Founder/Race Director of the Army Marathon, has been selected to serve as Belton’s first Retail Development Coordinator.  Mr. Bandas, a Temple native and Belton resident, was chosen after an extensive recruitment…

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Army Marathon III perseveres through cold, rain

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Over 1,500 runners braved the elements Sunday morning to honor our heroes during the 3rd Annual Army Marathon. The event celebrated the Armed Forces and others who serve, including police, firefighters, and other first…

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Former Belton Mayor Charley Powell dies at 75

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Former Mayor Charley Powell, Jr. passed away Friday. Powell was a community leader in Belton for decades. His vision for the future, ethics, courage are one of the reasons Belton is the place to…

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