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Reymond Rivas, 15, of Belton, was diagnosed with acute and chronic leukemia at a young age. With the help of the Make a Wish Foundation, Rivas became an honorary United States Air Force Thunderbird.

Make-a-Wish turns Belton teen into Honorary Thunderbird

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Reymond Rivas, 15, visited Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., on July 19 with his family to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a pilot for the U.S. Air Force,…

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Belton establishes Fire Corp., seeks volunteers

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Belton Fire Corp. is a recently established organization that came from the dismantling of the Belton volunteer firefighters. The fire corp. is a nationally recognized association through the Texas Fire Chief’s Association. It allows fire…

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Officer Richard Murray kicked off his retirement at a ceremony on July 14.

21-year officer retires from Belton PD

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Family and friends of Officer Richard Murray met for a retirement reception on July 14 at the Belton police department. Working in law enforcement was what Murray wanted to do since he was a kid, which…

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Last pharmacy in Belton sells to corporation

By David Tuma Publisher The Medicine Shoppe is no more in Belton. Harriet and Toby Young sold the business to CVS Pharmacy. In today’s world small business are not as easy to run. Toby will begin working for CVS Pharmacy…

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Gilbreath promoted to Assistant Fire Chief

Special to the Journal A 13-year veteran of the Belton Fire Department has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. Wesley Gilbreath was administered the Firefighter Oath from Chief Bruce Pritchard on Monday, July 18. Gilbreath had served…

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A water balloon toss was a great way to cool down before the the movie began at the “Movie at the Park” event on Saturday night at Harris Park​.

Movie in the Park gets families engaged

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Couples on date nights and families trapesed onto the grounds of Harris on Saturday night for an outdoor movie and recreation. Belton Parks and Recreation and Grand Avenue Theater hosted the event. The movie “Inside…

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Daniel Moreno’s Tiger Country mural is one of many Pokéstops in Downtown Belton.

Pokémon Go and Team Instinct dominate Belton

By Katherine Gibbs Journal Correspondent Pokémon Go was released in the U.S. on July 6 and is available on Android and iOS devices. The game is free to play and uses location based augmented reality to make fictional Pokémon become…

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Sparta VFD fills the helmet for new equipment

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent If you went for a drive this weekend at the intersection of FM 439 and Sparta Road, you might have noticed firemen standing in the road collecting money in their helmets. “Fill the Helmet” was…

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BISD School Supply List

PRE-K 1 pkg. white construction paper 1 pkg. assorted colors construction paper 2 plastic folders with pockets & brads 1 spiral notebook 2 boxes facial tissues 2 pkg. of markers (8 count – multicolors) 2 box of crayons (24 count)…

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Stratasys shows youth how computer drafting helps manufacture parts

By Tony Adams Sports Editor Stratasys Direct Marketing, formerly know as Harvest Technologies, is a company that specializes in radid prototype design, three-dimensional computer-aided drafting (3D CAD), and the production of parts for multiple industries, such as the medical, aeronautic…

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