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The City of Belton added a bridge over Nolan Creek as
part of the Hike and Bike Trail.

City celebrates successful 2014

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal It was a banner year for the Belton community in 2014. It was just one of those unique years where everything comes together. For the City of Belton 2014 was a year for the…

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Students sit proudly clutching their temporary diplomas as they await the graduations of their classmates during the 158th commencement ceremonies at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday.

UMHB hosts fall commencement ceremony

Published December 18, 2014 By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Crusader Stadium was full of attendees clutching bouquets of flowers and cameras on Friday. The stadium played host to not a ballgame, but it was where the University of…

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Children play on the newly opened special needs playground in Heritage Park. The playground was made possible by funds from the City of Belton, the Belton Lions Club and Lions Club International.

City, Belton Lions Club complete special needs playground

Published December 18, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal It all started with an idea from Belton’s Mack Parker. Several years ago, Parker initiated the thought of a special needs playground in Belton. He presented the idea to the…

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Custom-built dollhouse to raise funds for area seniors

Published December 18, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal For Reverend Lyle Pierce, retirement is not just about kicking back and relaxing. Instead, he has used his free time to continue making the world a better place, one piece…

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Belton ISD receives clean audit report

Published December 18, 2014 By Kyle DeBeer, Belton Independent School District The Belton ISD Board of Trustees received the independent audit report for the 2013-2014 school year. The report included an unmodified opinion, which indicates that the auditor had no…

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Children slide down a slide before heading off to find other games and activities during Christmas on the Chisholm Trail last Saturday.

Christmas on Chisholm Trail celebrates holidays

Published December 11, 2014 By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal It was a party at the park Saturday afternoon as Christmas on the Chisholm Trail was in full swing celebrating the season. Passersby from the streets, seeing the booths, carnival…

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ABOVE: (left to right) Officers Daric Henderson, Christopher MacDonald and Gerry Torres are sworn in as the Belton Police Department’s newest additions. INSET: Ethan White swears in as the newest firefighter for the Belton Fire Deparment.

Council swears in police officers, firefighters

Published December 11, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council began Tuesday night’s meeting on a high note by swearing in three new Belton Police Officers and one new Belton Firefighter. Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis…

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Christmas on the Farm to feature Santa, Grinch

Published December 11, 2014 By Jordan Yarbourgh, The Belton Journal AWARE Central Texas is hosting their 8th annual Christmas at the Farm event this upcoming weekend. It will be held at the Bell County Expo Center on Saturday from 10…

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Students in the FFA program at BISD toss the first dirt at the ground breaking of the BISD ag barn on Tuesday.

BISD breaks ground on Ag building

Published December 11, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District broke ground Tuesday on a building designed to house animals and other FFA equipment. “We have been talking about an ag barn for several years,”…

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Family and friends of violent crime victims and victims of violent crimes were able to place angel ornaments on trees in honor and  remembrance this holiday season Tuesday.

Tree of Angels honors violent crime victims

Published December 4, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal The holiday season normally brings a time of cheer and comfort by being around friends and family; however, for families and friends who have lost a loved one to a…

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