Category : Local News

Hwy. 317 construction will not be complete before school starts

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Texas Department of Transportation started road construction to modify three miles of Texas Highway 317 in Jan. Belton has been experiencing a lot of growth with the development of new subdivisions and businesses so there…

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2 Bell County entities honored at Commissioners Court

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County Commissioners had special recognitions for two Bell County entities: Bell County Historical Commission and Bell County Technical Services Department at Monday’s Commissioner’s Court Meeting. Bell County Historical Commission was honored with the Distinguished Service…

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Luncheon honors nation’s fallen police officers

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent On July 18, the VFW post 4008 in Belton held a luncheon for local first responders and in the memory of fallen police officers from Dallas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and other parts of the country. “We…

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Boy Scouts save troop leader’s life

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Sunday afternoon four Boy Scouts went out to practice sailing on Belton Lake and came home heroes. The boys were sailing with Tex Mitchell when he suffered a heart attack, the boy’s, ages 11-14, were…

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Old-fashioned picnic takes over Bend O’ The River

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Families attended an old-fashioned community picnic at Bend O’ the River Park on July 30 to enjoy a lazy afternoon with games and food. This was the second year that the event was held and was…

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2016 a good year for Belton Chamber

By David Tuma Publisher It has been a good year for the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets sales for the July 4th Rodeo were solid. The festival attendance was way up this year. “We had the most vendors we…

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No injuries in Belton fire

Special to The Belton Journal Firefighters from the Belton Fire Department extinguished a fire today on a property located in the 100 block of E. 10th Avenue. The fire was in a detached garage that was modified into living quarters….

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Lights still not working, 26 wrecks to date

Photo by David Tuma The traffic lights at the intersection of Hwy. 190 and Main Street do not work. Simple stop signs are used in a maze of streets add to the confusion. Motorist coming off of IH-35 and Hwy….

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House moved to make room for UMHB expansion

By Mark & Linda Magnan Correspondents A new bridge in southwest Belton was christened with a house moving exercise this week. The new bridge on MLK was the site of a house being moved from a lot on Harris. Recently…

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22-year-old aims for 2020 Olympics in Taekwondo

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Zachary Stoker, 22, is an Olympic hopeful who is trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics for Taekwondo in Tokyo. Participating in the Olympics has been his dream since he was kid and has been trying…

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