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Council, BFD promotes Kristopher Morgan to Asst. Fire Chief

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council meeting began on Monday with an extra-large crowd and smiles all around. The first item on the agenda introduced Captain Kristopher Morgan of the Belton Fire Department. After an introduction…

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Belton ISD receives highest accountability rating

By Kyle DeBeer, Belton Independent School District The Texas Education Agency released the 2015 accountability ratings last week. Belton ISD and all of its campuses received the agency’s highest rating, “met standard.” This is the third year for the accountability…

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Belton Chamber names new President/CEO

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors hired Mark Arrazola as the new President/CEO of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Board received an overwhelming response to the job opening and…

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MPR Council accepts Fire Chief resignation

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal In a light meeting of the Morgan’s Point Resort City Council, Fire Chief Billy Richards announced his retirement at the end of September. Richards was hired 10 years ago as Fire Chief. “The past…

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Money Matters: Bell County

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal During their Monday meeting, the Bell County Commissioners set dates for a series of budget and tax rate public hearings and votes. All events will take place at the Bell County Courthouse. The first…

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Money Matters: Belton City Council

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal In an intense and somewhat heated workshop, the Belton City Council discussed the city’s ad valorem (property) tax rate one last time before bringing it to vote during the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday,…

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Austin physician announces Texas Senate District 24 candidacy

By Michael Brown, The Belton Journal Dr. Dawn Buckingham has announced her bid for Texas State Senate, District 24. Buckingham, an Austin Lakeway resident, is running for the State Senate seat currently held by Troy Fraser, R-Horseshore Bay, since 1997,…

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Families prepare for school at Health Fair

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) held their 2nd Annual Health Fair at the Bell County Expo focusing on Back to School needs. “Last year we couldn’t do any immunizations, sports physicals, vision screenings,”…

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CTC holds 2nd Annual Glow Run/Walk

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The 6th Annual CTC Geekfest was well underway this past weekend at Central Texas College (CTC) in Killeen. Another facet of the biggest weekend for CTC was the 2nd Annual Glow Run/Walk 5k that took…

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Central Texas housing market continues upward trend

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Texas home prices hit an all-time high in the second quarter of 2015, while home sales remained strong amid high demand, according to the 2015-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas…

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