Category : Local News


Hwy. 317 upgrades to begin Aug. 15 south of 2305

By David Tuma Publisher The Texas Department of Transportation (Waco District) will begin a project to upgrade a portion of State Highway 317, in Bell County, Monday, August 15, 2016. The roughly 2-mile project, designed to increase safety and efficiency,…

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Psychologist retires, celebrates 35 years with Bell County

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent The burn ban was agreed on by Bell County Commissioners to expire at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the Commissioners Court of Bell County on Monday morning. Commissioners agreed that the current weather conditions and…

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Local retailers support TIRZ; TIRZ supports community improvement projects

By David Tuma Publisher TIRZ is a fund that saves a small portion of business taxes and uses those funds for reinvestment in the community. There are certain areas of the downtown including HEB and Walmart that are included in…

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A few of the 96 Belton High School students that were recognized for Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards were able to make it to the school board meeting Monday night and receive their awards.

96 recognized for ‘incredible academic ability

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent The Board of Trustees of Belton Independent School District (ISD) met for a regular meeting on Monday night. The board meeting opened with a board workshop and presentations from two architectural firms. Jarrod Sterzinger, O’Connel…

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Belton ISD, Board of Trustees, Randy Pittenger told attendees at Belton ISD 216 Convocation about what it meant to him for students to excel.

‘We are all Tigers’ theme motivates staff during convocation

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Despite the rain hundreds of teachers, administrators and faculty members of Belton ISD‎ convened at the Bell County Expo Center. Belton ISD employees were greeted with coffee, doughnuts and fruit before heading to the 2016…

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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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