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MPR sets major agenda for 2015

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Morgan’s Point Resort’s city council approved a variety of major and small projects for the upcoming year. BSP Engineers, Inc. worked throughout the past year helping the council create an overall play for streets,…

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Year in Review: Belton Economic Development Corporation

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal One of the top programs in Belton this past year was Grow Belton. It was a cooperative program started by the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and the Belton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)….

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UMHB names Director of Development

By James Stafford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Kelly Boggs has been named Director of Development at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor beginning Jan. 6. According to Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Dr. Rebecca O’Banion, Boggs’s appointment to…

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Holiday sales up in downtown Belton shops

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal The holiday season, which encompasses Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, is the most anticipated season of the year for retailers. A slump in sales at this time of year can mean economic disaster for…

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Teresa Bectal, right, and Sydney Raney join in at Soulful J. Yoga studio for fitness in the new year. Many other area businesses offer fun, safe ways to get and stay fit this year and in years to come.

Local businesses help residents keep New Year’s fitness resolutions

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal With every new year comes the “New Year’s Resolutions” and whether you partake or not, it is the hot topic for the first weeks of the year. Many people make resolutions to better…

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Front to back: Destin, Brooklyn and Cayden load gifts into the back of a car at Fire Station No. 2 for the annual Santa Pals Toy Drive that provides underprivileged children with Christmas gifts.

BFD brightens Christmas through Santa Pals

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal Every Christmas, parents around the world are busy wrapping gifts for their children, preparing meals and teaching their children about the birth of Jesus Christ. Belton is no different. However, some parents are not…

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The floor of the Belton Christian Youth Center gym is pulled up in preparation for a makeover.

BCYC accepts grant, renovates gym floor

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Since 1982, the Belton Christian Youth Center (BCYC) has been giving area youth direction through numerous programs and recreational activities throughout the year. In 1999 the BCYC moved into their current location. They serve…

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The Department Belton deserves

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Police Department will celebrate another good year next week as 2014 draws to a close. The past 12 months have been quite eventful for the department, as they strove to both keep…

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People of all ages came out to fish Nolan Creek last Friday for the annual Fishin’ and Fun Friday Trout Drop.

BPRD hosts annual Trout Drop

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Friday at Nolan Creek marked the annual Fishin’ and Fun Friday Trout Drop, where the Texas Parks and Wildlife released nearly 1,000 rainbow trout into the waters. Families gathered around the newly constructed banks…

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Belton Fire Department continues excellence in 2014

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Fire Department celebrated another successful year in 2014. The department answered approximately 3,500 calls throughout the year, a small increase from 3,383 in 2013. They also met the requirements for the biannual…

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