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Historic Belton church to receive new foundation

By David Tuma The Belton Journal Work began on securing the roof of the Old St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Saturday. Once the roof is supported, volunteer workers will begin taking down the stone walls in hopes that a more secure…

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Col. Otis Evans (Ret.) spoke to the Belton Rotary Club on Tuesday about his work in the military, the art of persuasion and how to parent your parents as they age.

‘Copters, Options & Old Age

Rotary meeting features retired Army colonel By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Colonel Otis Evans (Ret.) graced this week’s Belton Rotary Club meeting with his stories and his life advice. Evans is a highly decorated native Texan who spent more…

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City Council proposes retaining current tax rate

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Tuesday’s Belton City Council meeting was marked by the council’s unanimous approval of no tax rate increase for the upcoming year, keeping the city tax rate at $0.6598. Public hearings…

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Detective Robert Preston will become the sixth sergeant in the Belton Police Department.

Moving Up: BPD to create new Sergeant position on force

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that would allow the Belton Police Department to create an additional sergeant position within the force. This sergeant will be placed…

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BISD to consider district growth

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Work on future Belton Independent School District’s construction projects starts this fall. The district will address both the high school and middle school capacities. There is no way around it,…

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Morgan’s Point council honors officers

Published Aug. 14, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Officers David Neal, Matt Hicks and Matt Thompson were presented with awards by Police Chief Fred Churchill. MPR trails their officers in vital live saving EMS training and keeps EMS…

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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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