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Bell County Youth Fair and Texas 4-H awarded a total of 14 scholarships at Tuesday”s Bell Commissioner’s Court meeting, totaling $104,000.

$104k in scholarships awarded for 4-H, Youth Fair

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met Tuesday morning for a meeting that was rescheduled from their regular Monday meeting to discuss and consider agenda items. Before the agenda items were discussed, the minutes of June 6 meeting…

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Children passed the time waiting for sundown with a potato sack race at the summer’s first Belton Parks & Recreation Movie in the Park on Saturday.

Parks & Rec. hosts summer’s first Movie in the Park

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On June 11 Belton’s Park and Recreation held their first of two Movies in the Park events for the summer. Residents all ages gathered at Heritage Park with their favorite blankets and pillows for a…

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New trail segment, bridge to open July 12

By David Tuma, Publisher Work on the Nolan Creek Nature Trail near the new MLK Bridge has begun. This project is part of the Nolan Creek Trail system. The quarter mile trail will be a path along the creek filled…

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Belton Kiwanis Citizenship Award presented to BISD students

Special to The Belton Journal The Kiwanis Club of Belton develops volunteer leaders of all ages and abilities through service that positively impacts children and contributes to a healthy, vibrant community. The Club recently completed the 11th annual presentation of…

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Second class graduates from New Tech @ Waskow

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On Thursday afternoon at Bell County Expo Center, 103 seniors from Belton New Tech High School @Waskow walked the stage as the second class to call New Tech their alma mater. The graduates have been…

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Moody Road to drop to 45 mph

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners convened Monday morning for their regular meeting to discuss and consider agenda items. Before the agenda items were discussed, the minutes of May 23 meeting were considered and approved unanimously. The May…

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663 graduate from Belton High

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Thursday evening at Bell County Expo Center, 663 seniors of Belton High School walked across the stage to get their high school diplomas. The commencement exercise honored all those students that persevered through the “thick…

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Belton Flooding – June 2, 2016

With the recent rain, Nolan Creek is overflowing.

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Commissioners discuss Nolanville annexation plan

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent The Bell County Commissioners Court met on Monday, May 9 to discuss the Nolanville annexation, educational services at the Bell County Juvenile Services Center and restricting handguns at the Bell County Justice Center. A Memorandum…

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Living like a Tiger

By David Tuma, Publisher One of the unique things about Belton is the way issues are handled. Harry and Barry Wilson are twins and they will be honored with a flagpole dedication at the Harris Community Center on Saturday, May…

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