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Helping prevent family violence

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent AWARE is offering classes in Parenting, Anger Management (for both adults and high school age children), Mood and Stress Management, Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, Internet Safety, and Stranger Danger. Classes are $20 each. Mood and…

0 Comments / 85 View / February 4, 2016


Finance becomes a family business

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Matthew Gunter is at a new business that just opened on December 11, 2015 in downtown Belton, Gunter Financial Partners. Gunter Financial Partners is ready to help clients with financial planning in all stages. “My…

0 Comments / 67 View / January 20, 2016


Business boom brightens future

By David Tuma, Publisher Planet Fitness opened up this week in the revitalized the old HEB building on Main Street.The parking lot was full Monday marking a major change to the downtown area after being abandoned the past few years….

0 Comments / 126 View / January 18, 2016


50 new laws in effect as of January 1

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent At the beginning of this year fifty bills were signed in the Texas Legislature, 84th Legislature Regular Session. The following bills were effective on January 1, 2016. HB 32 Relating to the computation and rates…

0 Comments / 153 View / January 17, 2016


BPD addresses open carry laws

By Caleb Mynatt, Correspondent With 2016 now upon us here in Texas, the social and political landscape has changed when it comes to gun laws and gun safety. Put forth by Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislation, as of…

0 Comments / 73 View / January 15, 2016


BPD sees crime rate drop in 2015

Belton Police Department wrapped up 2015 with an expansion of the Police Department, 2,000 arrests, approximately 800 accidents and a large amount of community involvement including the are RU OK program. Chief Gene Ellis said, “We finished the year with…

0 Comments / 84 View / January 14, 2016


BISD spends 2015 planning for district future

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal It may be the end of a calendar year, but it is only a half of a year gone by for Belton Independent School District.  Though in that half of a year they…

0 Comments / 97 View / January 9, 2016


2015 changes at the BFD

By Elizabeth Varville, The Belton Journal Every year since 1884, the Belton Fire Department has grown to be the department that it is today. According to, 30 paid firefighters and volunteer firefighters service 112 miles of Bell county for…

0 Comments / 89 View / January 8, 2016

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Baskets of Joy: Masonic Lodge 166 works all year to give back

By Elizabeth Varville, Journal Correspondent The Belton community is continuing to display the meaning of giving. The Belton Masonic Lodge #166 is one of many organizations located in Belton that is stepping up and getting involved in the community. The…

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MPR looks back at 2015 with pride

by David Tuma, Publisher It was a banner year for the Morgan’s Point Resort community. Several major projects were completed including street repairs. It was a year the community saw the start of several major subdivisions.  A Master Parks plan…

0 Comments / 52 View / January 3, 2016