Category : Local News


Gilbreath promoted to Assistant Fire Chief

Special to the Journal A 13-year veteran of the Belton Fire Department has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. Wesley Gilbreath was administered the Firefighter Oath from Chief Bruce Pritchard on Monday, July 18. Gilbreath had served…

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A water balloon toss was a great way to cool down before the the movie began at the “Movie at the Park” event on Saturday night at Harris Park​.

Movie in the Park gets families engaged

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Couples on date nights and families trapesed onto the grounds of Harris on Saturday night for an outdoor movie and recreation. Belton Parks and Recreation and Grand Avenue Theater hosted the event. The movie “Inside…

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Daniel Moreno’s Tiger Country mural is one of many Pokéstops in Downtown Belton.

Pokémon Go and Team Instinct dominate Belton

By Katherine Gibbs Journal Correspondent Pokémon Go was released in the U.S. on July 6 and is available on Android and iOS devices. The game is free to play and uses location based augmented reality to make fictional Pokémon become…

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Sparta VFD fills the helmet for new equipment

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent If you went for a drive this weekend at the intersection of FM 439 and Sparta Road, you might have noticed firemen standing in the road collecting money in their helmets. “Fill the Helmet” was…

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BISD School Supply List

PRE-K 1 pkg. white construction paper 1 pkg. assorted colors construction paper 2 plastic folders with pockets & brads 1 spiral notebook 2 boxes facial tissues 2 pkg. of markers (8 count – multicolors) 2 box of crayons (24 count)…

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Stratasys shows youth how computer drafting helps manufacture parts

By Tony Adams Sports Editor Stratasys Direct Marketing, formerly know as Harvest Technologies, is a company that specializes in radid prototype design, three-dimensional computer-aided drafting (3D CAD), and the production of parts for multiple industries, such as the medical, aeronautic…

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Mark Krueger is announced as Belton ISD’s new head baseball coach at Monday night’s school board meeting.

BISD expects 11k+ students for 2016-17

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 of trustees approved the considerations for contracts with two architectural firms for the design of…

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Development planned south of Belton as utilities expand

By David Tuma Publisher Arby’s, Goodyear, and Belton Brew a pizza/burgers establishment is coming to Belton. There is also a new Edward Jones office going up behind CVS Pharmacy. Creekside subdivision should see homes starting up in the next few…

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Playing with Fire

Dear Sue Ellen, My boyfriend likes to do recreational drugs sometimes. He doesn’t get mean or anything, but it worries me that we have that kind of stuff around with our two babies in the house. Somebody told me CPS…

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Following a series of events that have happened across the nation Belton residents, city and religious leaders convened to show their support for law enforcement.

Community gathers to pray for unity, safety for first responders

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Monday morning a large crowd gathered at the Belton Police Memorial for a morning vigil to pray for unity and for the safety of first responders. Following a series of events that have happened across…

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