Category : Local News

Local retailers support TIRZ; TIRZ supports community improvement projects

By David Tuma Publisher TIRZ is a fund that saves a small portion of business taxes and uses those funds for reinvestment in the community. There are certain areas of the downtown including HEB and Walmart that are included in…

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96 recognized for ‘incredible academic ability

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 meeting opened with a board workshop and presentations from two architectural firms. Jarrod Sterzinger, O’Connel…

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‘We are all Tigers’ theme motivates staff during convocation

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Despite the rain hundreds of teachers, administrators and faculty members of Belton ISD‎ convened at the Bell County Expo Center. Belton ISD employees were greeted with coffee, doughnuts and fruit before heading to the 2016…

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1 arrested in connection with string of Belton burglaries

Special to the Journal The Belton Police Department has made an arrest in connection with several recent car burglaries in the Leon Heights area. Cody Blaze White, 20, is charged with nine counts of burglary of a motor vehicle. At…

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TBI helps high schoolers become cancer researchers

2 students awarded chance to perform biomedical research By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent This summer, two high school students from Belton had the opportunity to participate and conduct real-life biomedical research with Texas Bio Science Institute (TBI). After which, on…

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Speaker announced for J.A.I.L Ministry banquet

Special to The Belton Journal The annual J.A.I.L. Ministry banquet is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 6:15PM at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. The keynote speaker is bestselling author and international speaker Carol Kent. Carol has…

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Girl Scouts of CTX petition for 31-acre annexation

By David Tuma Publisher The Girl Scout of Central Texas submitted a petition for the annexation of 31.46 acres of land in the G.C. Fraley Survey to the Morgan’s Point City Council Tuesday. The MPR council approved the request and…

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Home construction up 102%

By David Tuma Publisher Through October of 2015 the City of Belton is slightly down in sales tax revenues by .07 percent. This figure is through May of this year. Slow sales in April and October of last year brought…

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Suspect arrested in Belton burglary

Special to The Belton Journal The Belton Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old Belton man and charged him with burglary of a building. At about 5:48 a.m. on Aug. 7, Belton police responded to a call about a burglary in…

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Medicaid will pay for mosquito repellent to fight Zika

Special to The Belton Journal Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant, HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced. The decision is in response to the…

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