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2016-2017 BISD Campus Map

BISD campus map

Check out the Belton Independent School District Campus map for 2016-2017.

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Carter Bloodcare urges blood donation, issues Texas-sized “thank you”

Special to the Journal In the aftermath of chaos and lives lost in Dallas recently, Carter Blood Care is grateful to loyal blood donors who made sure the blood center could supply local hospitals with blood products required to treat…

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Host registration now open for National Night Out

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Belton Police Department is looking for Belton citizens interested in hosting a block party for National Night Out on October 4. Hosting a party is easy, and it’s a great way to meet neighbors as…

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Hwy. 317 construction will not be complete before school starts

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Texas Department of Transportation started road construction to modify three miles of Texas Highway 317 in Jan. Belton has been experiencing a lot of growth with the development of new subdivisions and businesses so there…

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2 Bell County entities honored at Commissioners Court

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County Commissioners had special recognitions for two Bell County entities: Bell County Historical Commission and Bell County Technical Services Department at Monday’s Commissioner’s Court Meeting. Bell County Historical Commission was honored with the Distinguished Service…

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The VFW Post 4008 held an Emergency Services Appreciation Luncheon to show their support to Belton Police Officers and all first responders after recent attacks across the nation.

Luncheon honors nation’s fallen police officers

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent On July 18, the VFW post 4008 in Belton held a luncheon for local first responders and in the memory of fallen police officers from Dallas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and other parts of the country. “We…

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Tex Mitchell IV, Alex Graves and Jake Yepez saved their Boy Scout Troop Leader’s life when sailing at Belton Lake. Troop Leader Tex Mitchell suffered a heart attack while teaching the scouts to sail and they were able to apply first aid and get the boat to the marina.

Boy Scouts save troop leader’s life

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Sunday afternoon four Boy Scouts went out to practice sailing on Belton Lake and came home heroes. The boys were sailing with Tex Mitchell when he suffered a heart attack, the boy’s, ages 11-14, were…

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Old-fashioned picnic takes over Bend O’ The River

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Families attended an old-fashioned community picnic at Bend O’ the River Park on July 30 to enjoy a lazy afternoon with games and food. This was the second year that the event was held and was…

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2016 a good year for Belton Chamber

By David Tuma Publisher It has been a good year for the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets sales for the July 4th Rodeo were solid. The festival attendance was way up this year. “We had the most vendors we…

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No injuries in Belton fire

Special to The Belton Journal Firefighters from the Belton Fire Department extinguished a fire today on a property located in the 100 block of E. 10th Avenue. The fire was in a detached garage that was modified into living quarters….

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