Category : Local News


MPR Water Rescue adds to fleet

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Morgan’s Point Water Rescue Team was founded in 2008. They recently added a second boat that the MPR Fire Department has outfitted. The boat was donated by the Bell County Sheriff’s Office. It…

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BISD increases employee salary

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting began with a workshop to discuss district finances and planning. During the workshop, Todd Schiller, Executive Director of Human Resources, presented the board with a…

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Temple, Belton mayors speak on cities’ futures

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal During the Temple-Belton Board of REALTORS® (TBBOR) general membership meeting held Tuesday morning at the Wildflower Country Club in Temple, both Temple Mayor Danny Dunn and Belton Mayor Marion Grayson provided unique perspectives into…

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County opens renovated Central Jail

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Belton residents and dignitaries had a chance to visit the Bell County Central Jail in Belton on Friday morning for a tour and the debut of its renovations and face lift. Sheriff Eddy…

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BHS walks 606 students

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal The largest graduating class ever from Belton High School walked across the stage on Thursday evening at the Bell County Expo Center. As graduates clutched their diplomas the smiles beaming on their faces…

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Police training facility up, running

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Work is still being done getting the Belton Police Department’s training facility east of IH-35 operational. The Belton Independent School District (BISD) donated a couple of portable buildings and with the help of a…

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Local animal shelters full

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal “We are full.” “Full to capacity.” Those words are a recurring theme at animal shelters across Central Texas and the United States. Summertime is here and the local animal shelters are at full…

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PD considers patrol Segway

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal The Belton Police Department is considering adding 2 Segway SE-3 Patrollers to it’s inventory. Their main purpose would be to patrol Belton’s growing trail system and neighborhood parks along with the downtown area. Belton…

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BOCCC begins construction

Special to The Belton Journal The Body of Christ Community Clinic (BOCCC) has begun initial work on a new dental clinic. The new dental facility will be an expanded version of the current BOCCC initiative to provide needed medical and…

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Rotary inspired by Gussie Daniels

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Rotary Club welcomed Gussie L. Daniels, III, to their meeting on Tuesday. Daniels was born in 1940 during a time when Blacks and Whites were still segregated. He grew up in the…

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