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BISD spends 2015 planning for district future

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal It may be the end of a calendar year, but it is only a half of a year gone by for Belton Independent School District.  Though in that half of a year they…

0 Comments / 87 View / January 9, 2016


2015 changes at the BFD

By Elizabeth Varville, The Belton Journal Every year since 1884, the Belton Fire Department has grown to be the department that it is today. According to, 30 paid firefighters and volunteer firefighters service 112 miles of Bell county for…

0 Comments / 87 View / January 8, 2016

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Baskets of Joy: Masonic Lodge 166 works all year to give back

By Elizabeth Varville, Journal Correspondent The Belton community is continuing to display the meaning of giving. The Belton Masonic Lodge #166 is one of many organizations located in Belton that is stepping up and getting involved in the community. The…

0 Comments / 48 View / January 7, 2016


MPR looks back at 2015 with pride

by David Tuma, Publisher It was a banner year for the Morgan’s Point Resort community. Several major projects were completed including street repairs. It was a year the community saw the start of several major subdivisions.  A Master Parks plan…

0 Comments / 51 View / January 3, 2016


FYE15 General fund final amendments approved

By Tony Adams, Associate Editor The final budget amendments were approved by the Bell County Commissioners Court in their weekly hearing on Monday morning. The county revenues reported in at a total of $80,509.19, $1,528,147 more than original budgeted amount,…

0 Comments / 56 View / December 30, 2015


BP&R host annual Family, Fishin’ & Fun

By Tony Adams, The Belton Journal Christmas is a great time of year for getting together families and friends for great times and memories. The City of Belton Parks and Recreation Annual Family Fishin’ & Fun was instrumental in bringing…

0 Comments / 36 View / December 30, 2015

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New Tech @ Waskow named Purple Heart

By Annie Dockery, The Belton Journal After its namesake, Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow recognized the 72nd anniversary of the death of Capt. Henry T. Waskow and was designated a Purple Heart School on Monday. Special guests at…

0 Comments / 69 View / December 24, 2015


Clerk’s Office awarded Service Award for 7th Consecutive Year

By Tony Adams, The Belton Journal The Bell County Clerk’s Office was recognized Monday morning by the Bell County Commissioner’s Court on their seventh consecutive Five Star Service Award by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Bell County was…

0 Comments / 31 View / December 23, 2015


Hard work, dedication pay off in BISD Magic Belles Winter Show

By Caleb Mynatt, The Belton Journal Every year in December, school begins to dwindle down and students take their exams; football season is over, and basketball begins; and every year the Magic Belles continue the tradition of having their Winter…

0 Comments / 86 View / December 23, 2015


BISD receives “clean” audit report

Special to The Belton Journal The Belton ISD Board of Trustees received the independent audit report for the 2014-2015 school year. The report included an unmodified opinion, which indicates that the auditor had no reservations about the district’s financial statements….

0 Comments / 31 View / December 23, 2015