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A hands-on student experience

BISD trustees take on CTE courses to see what students experience By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent The Board of Trustees of Belton Independent School District (ISD) met for a special meeting on Monday night at the Career & Technology Education…

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Save the Date, meet BPD: National Night Out

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent National Night Out is an annual event being held on October 4th this year. Residents gather together and have block parties to get to know one another and the first responders of Belton. “National night out…

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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…

0 Comments / 58 View / August 29, 2016

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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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…

0 Comments / 145 View / August 29, 2016

‘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…

0 Comments / 68 View / August 28, 2016

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…

0 Comments / 55 View / August 22, 2016