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UMHB graduates 160th class

Special to the Journal The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor spring Commencement was held on Saturday, May 7, in Crusader Stadium. This was the university’s 160th graduating class. 563 students were awarded degrees. Of those, 398 students received baccalaureate degrees, 148…

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MPR completes first Parks Master Plan

By David Tuma, Publisher Morgan’s Point Resort completed their first Parks Master Plan. The project was a joint effort between the MPR city council and the MPR Economic Development Corporation. They hired HALFF Associates to coordinate the public input meetings…

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MLK Ave. set to be completed ahead of schedule

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent As it stands, the West Marin Luther King, Jr. Avenue Extension and Overpass Construction Project is projected to be completed ahead of schedule. The project began Feb. 2. James Construction Group is required to finish the…

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May 15-21 celebrated as Bell County Museum’s birthday

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Beverly Hadley, Director, Bell County Museum, presented to Bell County Commissioners Court on Monday the consideration of a proclamation designating the Week of May 15-21 as The Bell County Museum’s Birthday Week. The consideration was…

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Trees dedicated for Beltonian, Citizen of the Year

The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce was proud to host this year’s annual Tree Dedication Ceremony on Friday, April 29, at Heritage Park in honor of the two 2015 award recipients. The Beltonian of the Year for 2015 was Dr….

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Turtle Fest: Yettie Polk Park transformed for annual Kiwanis festival

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The previous day’s rainfall did not hinder The 9th Annual Belton Kiwanis Turtle Festival held April 30 in Belton’s Yettie Polk Park. Turtle lovers of all ages gathered together to enjoy the many free activities including…

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Former Belton Journal owner succumbs to cancer

James (Jim) Herring of Bridgeport, Illinois, died peacefully at home April 28, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was a former owner and publisher of The Belton Journal and loved Belton and its people. He was an active…

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Belton business posts strong retail sales month

By David Tuma, Publisher Belton business posted a strong month in retail sales. The city received $354,544 in sales tax rebates from the state off of sales in March. The increase over last year’s $323,530 accounted for a 9.58 percent…

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Dinner held to thank supporters of incoming medical, dental clinic for low-income families

By Emily West, Correspondent On Tuesday, May 3, in the Great Hall of the Bawcom Student Union Center at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, the Body of Christ Community Clinic’s fundraising campaign held a charity dinner to share the progress…

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BCYC to share building with charter school

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On May 3 at Belton City Council during the public comments portion of the meeting, a Belton resident spoke on an issue of public safety. The need for lowering the speed limit in certain residential…

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