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Council considers sidewalk ordinance amendments

Council considers sidewalk ordinance amendments

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Tuesday night’s city council meeting was bursting at the seams as more than 50 residents appeared for the public hearing on proposed amendments to the Sidewalk Standards Policy of the Subdivision Ordinance. However, before…

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(Left to right) Det. Richard Kusak, Candace Hawkins and Anthony Adame of the Belton Police Department Honor Guard prepare to raise the flag dedicated to Chisholm Trail Elementary by the Belton Rotary Club on Friday.

It’s Official

Chisholm Trail Elementary, North Belton Middle School flagpoles dedicated By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal “Old Glory,” the symbol of our nation’s freedom, took to the skies last Friday thanks to the Belton Rotary Club’s generous donation to two new…

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The latest Youth Advisory Commission members are sworn in at last week’s city council meeting.

2014-2015 YAC members selected

By Seth Stephens The Belton Journal The Belton City Council approved this year’s Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) at their Aug. 28 meeting. The group is an official city board, but it is entirely comprised of students. YAC represents both Belton…

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Adults and children alike enjoy the Central Texas State Fair last weekend.

Central Texas State Fair

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The Central Texas State Fair attracted thousands over the holiday weekend. Pro Bull Riding, some of the hottest stars in country music, rides and food kept the fairgrounds full with laughter and cries of…

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City to restrict quick loan businesses

City to restrict quick loan businesses

By David Tuma The Belton Journal In order to help protect its citizens, the City of Belton passed an ordinance last week that clearly defines types of quick loans, referred to as ‘alternative financial services,’ and how the businesses should…

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More than 300 volunteers were on hand Monday with Project Apple Tree.

Project Apple Tree packs record amount

By David Tuma The Belton Journal Belton has always gotten out and supported the kids. As the Belton Independent School District has grown, Project Apple Tree has been able to provide kids in need with school supplies. This year, an…

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The Belton Police Department Honor Guard was named the Second Quarter 2014 Officers of the Quarter. 
Left to right: Det. Raul Montes, Det. Robert Prestin, Det. Richard Kusak, Joshua Koontz, Candace Hawkins and Anthony Adame.

BPD names Officer of the Quarter, pins sergeant

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal The Belton Police Department held a ceremony Monday to present the Officer of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2014 and to pin newly promoted Sergeant Robert Prestin. “It’s always a pleasure to…

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Historic Belton church to receive new foundation

By David Tuma The Belton Journal Work began on securing the roof of the Old St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Saturday. Once the roof is supported, volunteer workers will begin taking down the stone walls in hopes that a more secure…

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Col. Otis Evans (Ret.) spoke to the Belton Rotary Club on Tuesday about his work in the military, the art of persuasion and how to parent your parents as they age.

‘Copters, Options & Old Age

Rotary meeting features retired Army colonel By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Colonel Otis Evans (Ret.) graced this week’s Belton Rotary Club meeting with his stories and his life advice. Evans is a highly decorated native Texan who spent more…

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City Council proposes retaining current tax rate

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Tuesday’s Belton City Council meeting was marked by the council’s unanimous approval of no tax rate increase for the upcoming year, keeping the city tax rate at $0.6598. Public hearings…

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