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ABOVE: (left to right) Officers Daric Henderson, Christopher MacDonald and Gerry Torres are sworn in as the Belton Police Department’s newest additions. INSET: Ethan White swears in as the newest firefighter for the Belton Fire Deparment.

Council swears in police officers, firefighters

Published December 11, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council began Tuesday night’s meeting on a high note by swearing in three new Belton Police Officers and one new Belton Firefighter. Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis…

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Christmas on the Farm to feature Santa, Grinch

Published December 11, 2014 By Jordan Yarbourgh, The Belton Journal AWARE Central Texas is hosting their 8th annual Christmas at the Farm event this upcoming weekend. It will be held at the Bell County Expo Center on Saturday from 10…

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Students in the FFA program at BISD toss the first dirt at the ground breaking of the BISD ag barn on Tuesday.

BISD breaks ground on Ag building

Published December 11, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District broke ground Tuesday on a building designed to house animals and other FFA equipment. “We have been talking about an ag barn for several years,”…

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Family and friends of violent crime victims and victims of violent crimes were able to place angel ornaments on trees in honor and  remembrance this holiday season Tuesday.

Tree of Angels honors violent crime victims

Published December 4, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal The holiday season normally brings a time of cheer and comfort by being around friends and family; however, for families and friends who have lost a loved one to a…

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BEEF Foundation distributes $46,028.09 to BISD teachers, faculty

Published December 4, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation (BEEF) distributed more than $46,000 in grants Tuesday morning to teachers and faculty across the district. The money was given to paraprofessionals to help advance…

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BISD S2S to expand to middle, elementary schools

Published December 4, 2014 By Jordan Yarbourgh, The Belton Journal Belton Independent School District’s Student 2 Student program is looking at expansion since the percentage of military families in the area has been increasing over the last few years. The…

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BPD begins holiday safety programs

Published December 4, 2014 By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Traveling, taking a trip away from home, or visiting family is a normal part of the holiday season. The Belton Police Department is helping to keep Belton and its residents…

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Those who attended the Renaissance Faire at Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow last Friday are treated to a catapult demonstration.

Students conduct research, host Renaissance Faire

Published November 27, 2014 By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The students at Belton New Tech High School at Waskow held their Renaissance Faire on Friday. The faire was originally scheduled to be held outside, but due to weather, it…

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Bell County community donates food, time to help those in need

Published November 27, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal More than 30 people braved the dark clouds and wind last Friday as they helped gather food and boxed it up in the H-E-B parking lot in Belton for the…

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Andrea and Alonzo Jordan practice Mixed Martial Arts together in preparation for becoming the first brother-sister duo in the UFC.

Local teens aspire to be first UFC brother, sister duo

Published November 27, 2014 By Jordan Yarbourgh, The Belton Journal Two Belton teenagers are working toward their goal of being the first brother-sister duo in the UFC. Alonzo Jordan has been fighting competitively in Texas since he was eligible at…

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