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TIRZ approves old H-E-B building renovation assistance

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Board met on Monday to discuss the renovation of the old H-E-B building on the corner of Main Street and Sixth Avenue. John Lewis Company, a real estate…

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School board discusses future

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees took a special time out of their meeting on Monday to say goodbye to Trustee Dr. Rosie Montgomery. “Dr. Rosie Montgomery has served on this board…

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Local franchise owner honored with Spherion President’s Award

Special to the Journal Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider backed by the resources of a $2 billion global workforce leader, announced today that Vicki Koon, franchise owner of the Waco, Temple, Killeen, Corpus Christi/…

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Belton Fire Chief announces retirement

By Paul Romer, The City of Belton Belton Fire Chief Francisco Corona has announced his retirement following more than three years of service with the City. Chief Corona began his employment with Belton on March 31, 2012, following a 30…

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BHS seniors receive recognition, scholarships

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Belton High School recognized their students of excellence Monday evening with a Scholarship Ceremony at the BHS Performing Arts Center. B.E.E.F. (Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation) scholarships as well as various local, community, and national…

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BISD continues future plans

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal At the BISD Long Term Planning Meeting Tuesday night, a plan was revealed known as the “Tan Option,” and in that preliminary plan BISD would add another comprehensive high school and an elementary…

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The votes are in: Belton City Council elections

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal In a short and sweet meeting Tuesday night, the Belton City Council welcomed back its four incumbents who were re-elected for another two-year. The elections for the Belton City Council were held on Saturday,…

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UMHB graduates largest classes in school’s history

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Spring Commencement ceremony for the 158th graduating class of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor was held this past Saturday in Crusader Stadium. The students in attendance represented the largest undergraduate class, graduate class,…

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CAC staff treated to day at Texas State Capitol

Staff Report The Cultural Activities Center staff was invited to the state capital on Monday to share their upcoming community engaging fundraiser, 6x6x2015.  The CAC’s first annual 6×6 exhibit, taking place on June 6, will display hundreds of original artworks…

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Community comes together for service day

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Belton Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) and the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) gave back to the community Saturday through their service project One Community One Day. Put on by the Youth Advisory Commission,…

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