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BISD holds final long-range planning meeting of school year

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal At the sixth BISD Long Term Planning Meeting Monday night, attendees once again voted between the Black and Tan Options. At last month’s meeting committee members and attendees were broken into groups to…

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Retired volunteers assist Hope for the Hungry

By Brentyn Young , The Belton Journal For the past two weeks the organization Campers on Missions (COM) has been building a storage area for Hope for the Hungry. The storage area will be used to store materials used in…

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Eat, drink, enjoy senior life

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Monday evening the Belton Senior Activity Center held their Senior Appreciation Dinner where seniors in the community could visit together, enjoy some entertainment, have a meal, recognize a few outstanding individuals, and celebrate their…

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TRUmh opens additional construction facility

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal On Thursday afternoon at TRUmh in Belton, employees and community members were treated to a hamburger and hotdog lunch to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of their additional new-home-building facility. “We are so…

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BNTHS@W teaches fiscal responsibility

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal There is no question that students leaving college face a different world than previous generations of Americans. The national debt, run up over the past 25 years, eats up a good chunk of each…

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MPR council swears in new members, annexes property

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Brant Bernstein and Keith Dyer were sworn in as new council members for Morgan’s Point Resort at a special meeting on Tuesday. Mary Marrow was honored for her many years of service. She did…

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2012 BISD bond program completed under budget

By Kyle DeBeer, The Belton Independent School District At tonight’s meeting, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees closed out the district’s 2012 bond program, which included the construction of High Point Elementary, Chisholm Trail Elementary and North Belton Middle School….

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Commissioners approve $31 million in COs

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Expo Center will get a badly needed influx of improvements. This week the Bell County Commissioners unanimously approved $31 million worth of certificates of obligation and refinancing $4 million for the improvements. The…

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TIRZ approves old H-E-B building renovation assistance

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Board met on Monday to discuss the renovation of the old H-E-B building on the corner of Main Street and Sixth Avenue. John Lewis Company, a real estate…

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School board discusses future

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees took a special time out of their meeting on Monday to say goodbye to Trustee Dr. Rosie Montgomery. “Dr. Rosie Montgomery has served on this board…

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