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Army Marathon III perseveres through cold, rain

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Over 1,500 runners braved the elements Sunday morning to honor our heroes during the 3rd Annual Army Marathon. The event celebrated the Armed Forces and others who serve, including police, firefighters, and other first…

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Former Belton Mayor Charley Powell dies at 75

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Former Mayor Charley Powell, Jr. passed away Friday. Powell was a community leader in Belton for decades. His vision for the future, ethics, courage are one of the reasons Belton is the place to…

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Council approves city sustainability projects

Council approves city sustainability projects

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal City Council met Tuesday and approved several important and exciting plans for the future sustainability of Belton, to include the updated Belton Thoroughfare Plan and the Sparta Road Expansion Project. The Council approved the…

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State changes vehicle registraion, inspection requirements

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal During the 83rd legislative session the House Bill 2305 was passed. As a result, the State of Texas will no longer be issuing inspection stickers. Instead, we will transition to a “Two Steps, One…

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Council examines city’s infrastructure

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal City Council held a special meeting Tuesday evening at the Harris Community Center to discuss the state of the City’s infrastructure needs as well as the City’s Debt Plan. Infrastructural needs are a “national…

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Council approves purchase of future water tank land

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The regularly scheduled meeting of the Belton City Council began on a bright note Tuesday as Mayor Marion Grayson was publicly announced as a 2015 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central…

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Outgoing Belton Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Frank Minosky addresses the crowd at the 2015 Chamber Awards Banquet.

Belton Chamber celebrates partnerships at banquet

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal As Andrew Crowson, the emcee for the Chamber of Commerce Banquet said, “The year does not officially start until Chamber Banquet happens”. This year, the banquet and theme of the year was about celebrating…

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School board receives academic, homeless reports

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal In typical fashion, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees began by honoring outstanding students and faculty from the district on Monday night.  Among those recognized were four…

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City increases water, sewer rates

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council is looking into increasing and wastewater and water rates to pay for improvements, some of which are required by the state. The water rate may be raised from $14 to…

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Belton Police Department staff prepare to throw dirt on the station’s expansion and renovation project last Wednesday. The project will add more than 8,000 square feet to the building and renovate an additional 8,000 square feet.

Police Department breaks ground on expansion, renovation project

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The City of Belton and the Belton Police Department broke ground last Wednesday on an expansion/renovation project that will add more than 8,000 square feet to the Police Department and serve as a building…

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