The Bell County Sheriff's Department has a new Special Crimes Unit initiated by Sheriff Eddie Lange and headed by Lieutenant Michele Cianci.
This division includes a canine group led by Deputy Doyle Dickens, a 23-year veteran (18 in Bell County) of training and handling dogs.
A Tree Dedication Ceremony was hosted last Thursday for three important members of the Belton Community in Heritage Park. Richard Schigut was honored as the 2012 Beltonian; Anne Jackson was honored as 2012 Citizen of the Year; and Clifton Peters was honored as Belton City Councilman 2000-2012.
The sun was shining and the creek invited the splash of little feet during the sixth annual Belton Kiwanis Turtle Festival that took place on Saturday down in the City's Yettie Polk Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual festival is designed to positively impact children's lives by partnering with community organizations, matching with opportunities, and fostering the development of key relationships within the community.
Groundbreaking for Belton ISD's newest elementary, Chisholm Trail, was held last Wednesday at the site of the new school, 1082 S. Wheat Road. Participating in the groundbreaking were kindergarten and 1st grade students from Tyler Elementary who will be going to the new school when it opens in the fall of 2014.