Category : Local News


Belton firefighters, MDA rally for Fill the Boot

Special to the Journal Members of the Belton Fire Department and Belton Professional Firefighters Association Local #4506, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will kick off the fire fighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help save and improve…

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School board discusses middle school electives

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Five members of the Boy Scouts of America Belton Troop #117 began the Belton Independent School District (BISD) Board of Trustees meeting on Monday evening with the posting of the colors and leading the…

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Helping Hands celebrates volunteers, partners

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal More than 130 people turned out for Helping Hands Ministry’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon last Friday. “This is a chance for all of our volunteers to come together in one place for us to…

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Jana Sharpley takes post as President of S&W Healthcare Foundation

Special to the Journal Jana L. Sharpley, CFRE, is the new of president of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. Sharpley began her work today as the foundation’s top executive, a development and fundraising organization that provides philanthropic support for…

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UMHB Counseling receives second accreditation

By James Stafford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Graduate School of Counseling has been recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) with the accreditation of its Marriage, Family & Child…

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UMHB Honor Society members win at National Convention

By James Stafford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor University of Mary Hardin-Baylor graduate Kelsey Kunk and seniors Elizabeth Stefanski and Kelsey Belcher spent their spring break at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society’s annual convention in Chicago. All three participated…

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HoT Goodwill launches spring-cleaning campaign

Texas Department of Transportation With a particularly cold winter nearing an end, millions of Americans are gearing up for the annual de-hibernation ritual known as spring cleaning. This year, Heart of Texas Goodwill is encouraging people to think of the…

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Meet the Candidates: Morgan’s Point City Council

Staff report Morgan’s Point Resort will hold the general election for City Council during the May 9 election for the purpose of electing one Mayor and five Aldermen. Three of the current councilmembers have filed for re-election, including Mayor Pro…

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White defends Hotel Occupancy Tax decision

Editor’s Note: The hotel occupancy tax was first proposed in 2008 as a way to expand the Bell County Expo Center without passing a bond issue or raising property taxes, both of which would place a burden on local taxpayers….

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Belton Police Department warns against phone scams

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal At Belton Police Department they usually get three or four complaints a month about phone scams that involve the phone number appearing it is generating from somewhere other than what the caller ID…

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