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Sam Listi and former Belton Mayor Jim Covington were instrumental in bringing the connector bridge to fruition.

MLK Bridge Now Open

By David Tuma Correspondent It took 36 years Belton got it done with the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge connecting Main Street with Loop 121. It was almost a lifetime effort for former City Engineer Mack Parker…

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BISD teacher named Regional Teacher of the Year

Special to The Belton Journal ESC Region 12 has named LaGay Pittenger, a fifth-grade teacher in Belton ISD,as the Region 12 Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Michael Chirhart, a high school science teacher in Hillsboro ISD, as the Region…

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Lions club swears in new officers

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent On June 30, the Belton Lions club met at the Gin for their weekly meeting and held their annual officer installation banquet. All of the previous officers were replaced with new members for the new year…

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Tiger Football season tickets and advertising sales continue

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The 2016 Belton Tiger Football season ticket drive and advertising campaign is underway at the Belton Multipurpose Athletic Center. Season tickets are on sale at At press time, 800 reserved seats remained (red seats…

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Home sale prices up 23 percent

By David Tuma Publisher Medium home sales prices are up 23 percent from last year. Retail sales continue to go up and down for the year. In April sales tax rebates were down 7 percent. For the month of June…

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Gin celebrates more than one Independence Day

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Friday night at the Gin at Nolan Creek an Independence Day celebration got started a little early. Another country that also earned their freedom from Britain is Canada. The celebration is known as Canada Day…

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Growth management strategy includes sewer line extension

By David Tuma Publisher The City of Belton is planning to expand their sewer line network along IH-35 to the Lampasas River. Earlier this year Belton’s city staff attended a Texas Municipal League Annexation Conference in May. It was recommended…

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A moment of silence filled the church as John R. Helmer, retired, Major, U.S. Army presented the wreath at he “God and Country Concert” on Sunday.

First Baptist hosts 45th annual God & Country concert

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent First Baptist Belton church hosted its annual “God and Country” concert for the 45th year on Sunday. The church had 1,000 seats available and it was a full house and a few standing still to…

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Declaration reading honors nation

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent In honor of our nation’s 240 anniversary the Texas criminal defense lawyers association organized a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Bell County courthouse on July 1. The reading started in 2010 with just…

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Families of onlookers keep tradition alive by attending annual parade

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Tradition. That is what the Belton parade means for a lot of people. Most of the spectators have been coming since they were kids and now they bring their own families to carry on that tradition….

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