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JROTC awards cadets

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Thursday night at the Belton High School PAC, twenty one cadets were given awards for their participation in the Junior Reserve Officer Corps based on achievement and merit. The cadets were dressed in…

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Council supports Hike, Bike Extension

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal This week’s Belton City Council Meeting ended on a high note, as the council approved an application for a matching grant that will extend the city’s Hike and Bike Trail from the University of…

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Façade Grant assists local business with storefront makeover

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal City Council recently approved a Façade Improvement Grant to be provided to L&R Meats. The Façade Improvement Grant Program is established to encourage quality exterior rehabilitation in Belton’s historic business district.  Any commercial property…

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Belton recycling more than just paper, plastic

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The recycling program has been in effect in Belton for more than a year now, but many people still are not aware of another aspect of this program: Household Hazardous Waste recycling. Through this…

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B.E.E.F. receives endowments

By Judy Owens, Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation has recently received endowments for two scholarships. One is from the Robert S. Love Foundation for $15,000 added to $10,000 given last year; and the other is for…

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Molly White presents legislative update to constituents

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal District 55 Representative Molly White held a Town Hall meeting last Saturday at the Temple Public Library, which was attended by over 30 people. White spoke about the various bills that are pending in…

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Leadership Belton, city to construct community garden

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The city of Belton will have a brand new amenity by the end of May: a community garden. The 2015 Leadership Belton group adopted the idea for the project earlier this year and presented…

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Goodwill, Walmart Foundation stand up for America’s heroes

Special to the Journal Thanks to a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, new career services are available to veterans in the Coryell, Bell and McLennan counties. With this grant, Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, Inc. and the Walmart…

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Meet your Retail Development Coordinator: Ed Bandas

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Ed Bandas, the new Retail Development Coordinator for the City of Belton brings a very wide variety of life experiences to the table. He is a retired Marine who graduated from boot camp in…

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City applies for Hike, Bike Trail extension grant

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Belton is at it again. With the top trail system in the area, Belton is looking to hit one out of the park. They haven’t even connected Loop 121 with the Nolan Creek Hike…

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