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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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Detective Robert Preston will become the sixth sergeant in the Belton Police Department.

Moving Up: BPD to create new Sergeant position on force

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that would allow the Belton Police Department to create an additional sergeant position within the force. This sergeant will be placed…

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BISD to consider district growth

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Work on future Belton Independent School District’s construction projects starts this fall. The district will address both the high school and middle school capacities. There is no way around it,…

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Morgan’s Point council honors officers

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Officers David Neal, Matt Hicks and Matt Thompson were presented with awards by Police Chief Fred Churchill. MPR trails their officers in vital live saving EMS training and keeps EMS…

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(Left to right) First grade teachers, or the Fantastic First, Heather Williamson, Michelle Delongchamps, Thais Cordero, Brittney Bradshaw and Katy Miller can’t wait to meet their students in the newly completed Chisholm Trail Elementary School.

Teachers begin moving into BISD’s newest elementary school

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By Devin Corbitt Teachers at the brand-new Chisholm Trail Elementary School began moving in and organizing their classrooms on Monday. The before empty hallways were filled with boxes and packing materials as teachers quickly got to…

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