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Tex Mitchell IV, Alex Graves and Jake Yepez saved their Boy Scout Troop Leader’s life when sailing at Belton Lake. Troop Leader Tex Mitchell suffered a heart attack while teaching the scouts to sail and they were able to apply first aid and get the boat to the marina.

Boy Scouts save troop leader’s life

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Sunday afternoon four Boy Scouts went out to practice sailing on Belton Lake and came home heroes. The boys were sailing with Tex Mitchell when he suffered a heart attack, the boy’s, ages 11-14, were…

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Old-fashioned picnic takes over Bend O’ The River

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Families attended an old-fashioned community picnic at Bend O’ the River Park on July 30 to enjoy a lazy afternoon with games and food. This was the second year that the event was held and was…

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2016 a good year for Belton Chamber

By David Tuma Publisher It has been a good year for the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets sales for the July 4th Rodeo were solid. The festival attendance was way up this year. “We had the most vendors we…

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No injuries in Belton fire

Special to The Belton Journal Firefighters from the Belton Fire Department extinguished a fire today on a property located in the 100 block of E. 10th Avenue. The fire was in a detached garage that was modified into living quarters….

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Lights still not working, 26 wrecks to date

Photo by David Tuma The traffic lights at the intersection of Hwy. 190 and Main Street do not work. Simple stop signs are used in a maze of streets add to the confusion. Motorist coming off of IH-35 and Hwy….

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This house was moved from Harris St. to make room for UMHB expansion.

House moved to make room for UMHB expansion

By Mark & Linda Magnan Correspondents A new bridge in southwest Belton was christened with a house moving exercise this week. The new bridge on MLK was the site of a house being moved from a lot on Harris. Recently…

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Zachary Stoker, 22, practices his martial arts in hopes of making the Olympic team in 2020.

22-year-old aims for 2020 Olympics in Tae Kwan Do

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Zachary Stoker, 22, is an Olympic hopeful who is trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics for Tae Kwon Do in Tokyo. Participating in the Olympics has been his dream since he was kid and has…

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The Belton Journal turns 150, City Finance Department honored

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met on Tuesday night at Harris Community Center for a regular meeting. All council members were present. First United Methodist Church made an announcement during Public Comments that the community is welcome…

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Randy Brewer poses with a beer and was the first customer at Belton Brews Bar and Grill in downtown Belton.

Belton Brews joins lively, growing Downtown scene

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton residents, Jacy Roemer and her aunt Kathleen Calarco, are owners of a new bar and grill in downtown Belton. Belton Brews Bar and Grill is open and ready to help you quench your thirst….

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Nature trail to open alongside MLK Bridge

By David Tuma Publisher A new trail will be finished in Belton. The Nolan Creek Nature Trail near the Martin Luther King Bridge will open in mid-August. It will be a ½ mile nature trail along-side Nolan Creek. This stretch…

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