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By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal In early September, Jon Charles, CPO of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas (BGCTX), along with Lori Briere, the executive Director of the Belton Christian Youth Center (BCYC), made an announcement during…

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MPR city council raises marina prices

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal One of the longest, most drawn out, confusing and multiple changing meetings in Morgan’s Point Resort’s history ended with a civil agreement to raise the rates at the marina. Flotation at the MPR marina…

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Rusty Awards honor big dreamers, go-geters

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal The Bell County Expo Center was host to the 2015 Annual “Rusty” Awards Ceremony on Tuesday night. This year was the 35th year for the award ceremony, and nine awards were given out….

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Seniors follow Yellow Brick Road

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Lions, and tiger, and bears, oh my! The Bell County Expo Center was full of Dorothys, Tin Men, Lions, Scarecrows, and Totos milling about and visiting with area seniors for the annual Senior Expo….

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Belton schools host open houses to prepare students for classes

By Caleb Mynett, The Belton Journal With the school year starting for the Belton Independent School District (BISD) on Monday, 10,551 kids of all ages entered their classrooms for the beginning of another school year. During the week preceding school…

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Commissioners present 2016 budget

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Aug. 24 meeting of the Bell County Commissioners Court ran atypically long in order to fully present the upcoming year’s budget. County Judge Jon Burrows began the presentation with the county’s mission statement…

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KISD throws convocation extravaganza

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Killeen ISD held a spirited convocation Wednesday afternoon at the Bell County Expo Center to invigorate send off the students and teachers into the 2015/16 school year. About 6,300 Killeen ISD employees and students…

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Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to target retailers selling to minors during back-to-school undercover operation

Special to The Belton Journal As thousands of young Texans return to college this fall, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has a message for retailers: Protect your business by refusing to sell alcohol to anyone under 21. TABC agents across…

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UMHB students explore service opportunities for school year

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Classes at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor may have just started this week, but that does not mean it is too early to get the students ready to sign up and help with…

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Belton sees increase of home sales in July

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Temple home sales increased 17 percent to 113 home sales in July, and Belton home sales increased 125 percent to 27 home sales, according to the July 2015 housing market report released earlier this…

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