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(Left to right) First grade teachers, or the Fantastic First, Heather Williamson, Michelle Delongchamps, Thais Cordero, Brittney Bradshaw and Katy Miller can’t wait to meet their students in the newly completed Chisholm Trail Elementary School.

Teachers begin moving into BISD’s newest elementary school

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By Devin Corbitt Teachers at the brand-new Chisholm Trail Elementary School began moving in and organizing their classrooms on Monday. The before empty hallways were filled with boxes and packing materials as teachers quickly got to…

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AWARE Central Texas hosts Christmas in July

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By Sydney Walter Curiosity, solidarity, and community abounded as AWARE Central Texas hosted a Christmas in July BBQ and training session, raising both funds and awareness for their upcoming programs. “The purpose of this event is…

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Hospice Thrift Store manager Susan Robinson holds a bracelet made in honor of SSG Larry Keir.

POW bracelet found in thrift store

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By David Tuma In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, bracelets were made with the names of soldiers labeled Missing in Action or Prisoners of War. The bracelets were then sold to raise funds for DNA…

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24-hour child care comes to Belton

Published Aug. 7, 2014 By Sydney Walter Belton families now have a new around the clock opportunity for childcare and learning initiatives as the Little Helpers Learning Academy opened its doors last week. After a successful ribbon cutting and open…

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The Belton Police Station is set to begin expasions soon. The station currently does not have enough parking to accomodate the amount of daily visitors and lacks secure parking for police vehicles and crime victims.

Increasing Safety: BPD to begin building expansions

Published July 31, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The expansion of the Belton Police Station is long overdue and is currently close to becoming a reality. “This is a significant addition. There isn’t near enough parking at the…

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Proposed BISD tax rate to decrease

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Proposed Belton ISD tax rates will decrease by one cent from last year, from a $1.45 tax rate to a $1.44 tax rate, pending a public meeting on August 18…

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Sparta Elementary earns top ratings

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Recently, Sparta Elementary School has been designated by the Texas Education Agency as a High Performing Rewards School and a High Progress Rewards School. “These designations were created as part…

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Commissioners outline stance on influx of illegal immigrants

Published July 31, 2014 By Sydney Walter, The Belton Journal Housing undocumented immigrants is not in the best interest of Bell County, according to a resolution adopted by the Commissioners Court on Monday. The Court similarly encourages state and federal…

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Robert Jones (left) and City Manager Sam Listi display checks from the Lions Club International Foundation and the CIty of Belton that will help pay for a special needs playground in Heritage Park.

Lions Club, City partner to build special needs playground

Published July 24, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter Great ideas start with small things that grow into something big. The Belton Lions Club just received confirmation for a $75,000 grant from the Lions Club International Foundation for special needs…

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Diana Lockley (left) and Joan Daniels were among the attendees at this year’s biannual West Belton-Harris High Homecoming Reunion this weekend.

Fond Memories: Harris High School celebrates 2014 reunion with laughter, fellowship

Published July 24, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The 2014 West Belton-Harris High School Homecoming Reunion saw a smaller crowd than normal, but that didn’t keep the laughter and good vibes from flowing throughout the Harris Community Center this…

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