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Metroplex Hospital introduces LIFENET info sharing system

By Bridget Carlson, Harker Heights Evening Star Metroplex Hospital along with the Harker Heights and Killeen Fire Department’s held a demonstration on Friday of their new LIFENET system, a comprehensive cloud based system platform, that helps EMS and ER teams…

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Belton native first female promoted to rank of sergeant in Tarleton PD

Special to The Belton Journal Amanda Miller is the first woman to don sergeant stripes in Tarleton State University’s Police Department, making her the highest-ranking female officer since its start 46 years ago. University Chief of Police Matthew Welch called…

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Temple PD opens field office

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Temple Police Department, in cooperation with the Central Texas Housing Consortium, announces the opening of a departmental field office.  The field office, located at the “Friendship House” 1601 E. Avenue I, will perform…

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TAMIO recognizes Belton for Ebola coverage

Special to The Belton Journal The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers recognized the City of Belton on Friday with the 2015 TAMI Award for Best Media Relations in Texas. TAMI Awards, presented annually to select municipalities, are the highest…

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Family remembers fallen police chief

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Little-River Academy Police Chief Lee Dixon’s death. Dixon had only served as Chief for a month before being gunned down outside a home while responding to a…

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Council proclaims Belton a Purple Heart City

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal After hearing a public comment from the Sparta Fire Department, Belton Mayor Marion Grayson came forward to read a very special proclamation at the Belton City Council meeting on Tuesday. “Whereas June 23, 2015,…

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Leadership Belton completes community garden

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal The City of Belton will soon have a community garden for the citizens to be able to use. This city amenity was made possible by the class of Leadership Belton 2015. Leadership Belton…

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MPR Water Rescue adds to fleet

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Morgan’s Point Water Rescue Team was founded in 2008. They recently added a second boat that the MPR Fire Department has outfitted. The boat was donated by the Bell County Sheriff’s Office. It…

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BISD increases employee salary

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting began with a workshop to discuss district finances and planning. During the workshop, Todd Schiller, Executive Director of Human Resources, presented the board with a…

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Temple, Belton mayors speak on cities’ futures

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal During the Temple-Belton Board of REALTORS® (TBBOR) general membership meeting held Tuesday morning at the Wildflower Country Club in Temple, both Temple Mayor Danny Dunn and Belton Mayor Marion Grayson provided unique perspectives into…

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