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TRUmh opens additional construction facility

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal On Thursday afternoon at TRUmh in Belton, employees and community members were treated to a hamburger and hotdog lunch to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of their additional new-home-building facility. “We are so…

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BNTHS@W teaches fiscal responsibility

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal There is no question that students leaving college face a different world than previous generations of Americans. The national debt, run up over the past 25 years, eats up a good chunk of each…

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MPR council swears in new members, annexes property

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Brant Bernstein and Keith Dyer were sworn in as new council members for Morgan’s Point Resort at a special meeting on Tuesday. Mary Marrow was honored for her many years of service. She did…

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2012 BISD bond program completed under budget

By Kyle DeBeer, The Belton Independent School District At tonight’s meeting, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees closed out the district’s 2012 bond program, which included the construction of High Point Elementary, Chisholm Trail Elementary and North Belton Middle School….

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Commissioners approve $31 million in COs

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Expo Center will get a badly needed influx of improvements. This week the Bell County Commissioners unanimously approved $31 million worth of certificates of obligation and refinancing $4 million for the improvements. The…

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TIRZ approves old H-E-B building renovation assistance

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Board met on Monday to discuss the renovation of the old H-E-B building on the corner of Main Street and Sixth Avenue. John Lewis Company, a real estate…

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School board discusses future

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees took a special time out of their meeting on Monday to say goodbye to Trustee Dr. Rosie Montgomery. “Dr. Rosie Montgomery has served on this board…

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Local franchise owner honored with Spherion President’s Award

Special to the Journal Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider backed by the resources of a $2 billion global workforce leader, announced today that Vicki Koon, franchise owner of the Waco, Temple, Killeen, Corpus Christi/…

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Belton Fire Chief announces retirement

By Paul Romer, The City of Belton Belton Fire Chief Francisco Corona has announced his retirement following more than three years of service with the City. Chief Corona began his employment with Belton on March 31, 2012, following a 30…

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BHS seniors receive recognition, scholarships

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Belton High School recognized their students of excellence Monday evening with a Scholarship Ceremony at the BHS Performing Arts Center. B.E.E.F. (Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation) scholarships as well as various local, community, and national…

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