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Detective Robert Preston will become the sixth sergeant in the Belton Police Department.

Moving Up: BPD to create new Sergeant position on force

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that would allow the Belton Police Department to create an additional sergeant position within the force. This sergeant will be placed…

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BISD to consider district growth

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Work on future Belton Independent School District’s construction projects starts this fall. The district will address both the high school and middle school capacities. There is no way around it,…

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Morgan’s Point council honors officers

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Officers David Neal, Matt Hicks and Matt Thompson were presented with awards by Police Chief Fred Churchill. MPR trails their officers in vital live saving EMS training and keeps EMS…

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(Left to right) First grade teachers, or the Fantastic First, Heather Williamson, Michelle Delongchamps, Thais Cordero, Brittney Bradshaw and Katy Miller can’t wait to meet their students in the newly completed Chisholm Trail Elementary School.

Teachers begin moving into BISD’s newest elementary school

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By Devin Corbitt Teachers at the brand-new Chisholm Trail Elementary School began moving in and organizing their classrooms on Monday. The before empty hallways were filled with boxes and packing materials as teachers quickly got to…

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AWARE Central Texas hosts Christmas in July

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By Sydney Walter Curiosity, solidarity, and community abounded as AWARE Central Texas hosted a Christmas in July BBQ and training session, raising both funds and awareness for their upcoming programs. “The purpose of this event is…

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Hospice Thrift Store manager Susan Robinson holds a bracelet made in honor of SSG Larry Keir.

POW bracelet found in thrift store

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By David Tuma In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, bracelets were made with the names of soldiers labeled Missing in Action or Prisoners of War. The bracelets were then sold to raise funds for DNA…

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24-hour child care comes to Belton

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By Sydney Walter Belton families now have a new around the clock opportunity for childcare and learning initiatives as the Little Helpers Learning Academy opened its doors last week. After a successful ribbon cutting and open…

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The Belton Police Station is set to begin expasions soon. The station currently does not have enough parking to accomodate the amount of daily visitors and lacks secure parking for police vehicles and crime victims.

Increasing Safety: BPD to begin building expansions

Published July 31, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The expansion of the Belton Police Station is long overdue and is currently close to becoming a reality. “This is a significant addition. There isn’t near enough parking at the…

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Proposed BISD tax rate to decrease

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Proposed Belton ISD tax rates will decrease by one cent from last year, from a $1.45 tax rate to a $1.44 tax rate, pending a public meeting on August 18…

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Sparta Elementary earns top ratings

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Recently, Sparta Elementary School has been designated by the Texas Education Agency as a High Performing Rewards School and a High Progress Rewards School. “These designations were created as part…

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