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1 arrested in connection with string of Belton burglaries

Special to the Journal The Belton Police Department has made an arrest in connection with several recent car burglaries in the Leon Heights area. Cody Blaze White, 20, is charged with nine counts of burglary of a motor vehicle. At…

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Brittney Vrooman presented a visual and spoke about her 10 week research program with TBI and finding cures for ovarian cancer.

TBI helps high schoolers become cancer researchers

2 students awarded chance to perform biomedical research By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent This summer, two high school students from Belton had the opportunity to participate and conduct real-life biomedical research with Texas Bio Science Institute (TBI). After which, on…

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Speaker announced for J.A.I.L Ministry banquet

Special to The Belton Journal The annual J.A.I.L. Ministry banquet is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 6:15PM at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. The keynote speaker is bestselling author and international speaker Carol Kent. Carol has…

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Girl Scouts of CTX petition for 31-acre annexation

By David Tuma Publisher The Girl Scout of Central Texas submitted a petition for the annexation of 31.46 acres of land in the G.C. Fraley Survey to the Morgan’s Point City Council Tuesday. The MPR council approved the request and…

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Home construction up 102%

By David Tuma Publisher Through October of 2015 the City of Belton is slightly down in sales tax revenues by .07 percent. This figure is through May of this year. Slow sales in April and October of last year brought…

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Suspect arrested in Belton burglary

Special to The Belton Journal The Belton Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old Belton man and charged him with burglary of a building. At about 5:48 a.m. on Aug. 7, Belton police responded to a call about a burglary in…

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Medicaid will pay for mosquito repellent to fight Zika

Special to The Belton Journal Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant, HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced. The decision is in response to the…

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Annual goals, priorities voiced for fire, police, various city entities

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council listened to public comments after the regular meeting was called to order on Tuesday night. During public comments, Mike Pedersen of Belton presented to city council a petition with 150 signatures asking…

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Road rage shooting lands one in jail, charges pending

Special to the Journal At 2:05 am on Aug. 5 Harker Heights Police Department officers responded to the Cefco located in the 500 block of East FM 2410 (Knights Way) for a shots fired call. A 31-year-old male subject was…

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Yeniann Rivera, age 12, Killeen resident won a backpack from the Smile Doctors booth at the Back to School Bash this Saturday at Yettie Polk Park.

More than 600 attend Back to School Bash

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On Saturday evening at Yettie Polk Park, City Mission Church hosted a “Back to School Bash” for the community. More than 600 people attended the event, that was timed perfectly for children getting ready to…

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