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BISD Board approves temporary access to NBMS

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees met for a short meeting before beginning a team building and goal setting training on Monday evening. During their meeting, the trustees unanimously agreed to allow…

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County issues burn ban

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Bell County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to issue a burn ban that began Tuesday morning. According to Bell County Fire Marshall Steven Casey, conditions in many parts of the county are dry…

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City begins online permit application

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The City of Belton announced the launch of the MyPermitNow, an online inspection software, this week. The software will provide contractors and residents with a new, more efficient way to submit and review permit…

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Council reviews department budgets, city tax rates

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the 2016 budget and tax rate. The meeting began with presentations from each department head to discuss their 2015 accomplishments and 2016…

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Berneta Peeples celebrates 98th year

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The only thing Belton historian Berneta Peeples loves more than the color blue is her family—which just so happens to consist of the entire city of Belton. Not literally, of course, but it’s very…

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BFD teaches compression-only CPR

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal   Since October of last year, the Belton Fire Department has been visiting area businesses and holding classes to teach Take10, a compression-only CPR. Most recently, Kris Morgan, recently appointed Assistant Fire Chief of the…

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BISD welcomes new teachers, faculty

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Belton ISD recently held training for their new teachers and staff for the upcoming school year. Nearly 117 new teachers and 20 other professionals were welcomed Monday August 10, at a New Teacher Orientation Luncheon…

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BISD holds Elementary Learning Expo

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal   As the summer heat sweltered outside, nearly 263 teachers filled the halls and classrooms of Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow further developing themselves as instructional professionals and preparing for the upcoming school…

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Belton opens community garden

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Friday morning the City of Belton officially dedicated the city’s first community garden with the traditional ribbon cutting. Garden analogies were being thrown left and right. “They’ve definitely planted a seed, and we’re looking…

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Yeonopolus named interim CTC chancellor

By Bruce Vasbinder, Central Texas College During the June meeting of the Central Texas College (CTC) Board of Trustees, members voted to appoint Jim Yeonopolus, president – Continental and International Campus Operations, as the interim chancellor. Yeonopolus has been with…

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