Belton Police Chief Announces Retirement

Belton Police Chief Announces Retirement

By DAVID TUMA The Belton Journal Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis has notified City Manager Sam Listi that Ellis plans to retire from the City of Belton and municipal public service effective Feb. 2, 2024. “The highest honor of my career has been to serve alongside the...

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Belton Establishes Beautification Committee

Belton Establishes Beautification Committee

By DAVID TUMA The Belton Journal A Beautification Committee has been established by the City of Belton. The committee has met three times so far. Beauty is part of what makes a community stand out. Belton has that and is committed to improving upon and maintaining...

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Belton ISD Duo Receives All-State Musical Achievement

Belton ISD Duo Receives All-State Musical Achievement

Two Belton ISD high school students, Emily Jeong and Pablo Ureste, achieved the remarkable feat of becoming 2023–2024 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Musicians. Lake Belton High School sophomore Emily Jeong was selected for the All-State Orchestra....

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Belton Auto Technician Receives National Award

Belton Auto Technician Receives National Award

Harold Williams, an ASE Certified automotive technician from Belton, Texas, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Toyota/ASE Master Automotive Technician of the Year. Fifty-three automotive professionals were recognized on November 15, at the...

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Christmas on the Chisholm Trail Draws Thousands

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail Draws Thousands

The highly anticipated two-day annual Christmas on The Chisholm Trail began on Friday night with the screening of “Home Alone” at the courthouse square on Central Avenue in downtown Belton, followed by the tree-lighting ceremony. Some exciting new additions to this...

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Starritt-Burnett judge of the 169th Judicial District

  Governor appoints Starritt-Burnett judge of 169th Judicial District Court By LYNETTE SOWELL Belton Journal   The office of Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he has appointed Cari Starritt-Burnett of Belton Judge of the 169th Judicial District...

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Hats off to Ables Top Hat Home Services

When you first meet Micah and Corinne Ables, the words that come to mind are gracious and caring. They are a young, enterprising couple who have taken on the family business and desire to give customers the best home services possible. If someone mentions a top hat,...

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Bell County Senior Expo

The Bell County Senior Expo is held annually at the Bell County Expo Center and is free and open to the public. This year it will be held from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM. The Expo is designed to showcase how businesses, organizations, and activities in the Central Texas area...

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Leadership Belton 2021-2022

Leadership Belton 2021-2022

The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 class of Leadership Belton, a 10-month program focusing on three key elements: community awareness, leadership training, and team building. The program provides opportunities for...

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Broncos Football looks to build on last year’s success

Lake Belton hosted a football camp on the 26th of Monday on their field and stadium. The camp lasted for two hours, from 10 am to 12 pm, and the whole event was a huge success as hundreds of kids from all ages lined up and, with nothing but passion and enthusiasm in...

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Council approves grant proposal for interstate mural

Council approves grant proposal for interstate mural

The Belton City Council held its regular session at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the Harris Community Center. After brief public comments from citizens, the council honored Ashton Vanderveer of Belton Troop 101 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and for...

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Miller Profile

Miller Profile

Adrian Miller is bringing his experience in developing and growing high school athletic programs to Lake Belton High School as he joins the Broncos coaching staff. “Any time you have a school that is starting out there is going to be certain rough areas that they are...

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Elite Camp Day 2

Elite Camp Day 2

“The sequel is coming,” Broncos athletic coordinator Brian Cope said Tuesday. Lake Belton athletics officially kicked off its second season on Monday with 450 student-athletes showing up for the start of ELITE Camp. “That doesn’t even include a senior class yet,” Cope...

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Brett Sniffin’s life revolves around football

Brett Sniffin’s life revolves around football

Like most of his professional counterparts, Belton’s head football coach spends almost every day of the year attempting to improve his team. Whether conducting practices, finalizing game plans, overseeing summer conditioning programs, breaking down film or building up...

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Brady Shadrick believes the attention is long overdue

Brady Shadrick believes the attention is long overdue

Throughout the District 12-6A schedule, Belton’s standout pitcher made an impact. Routinely on the mound, the senior helped limit opponents to three or fewer runs 10 times as the Tigers cruised to the district championship, losing just once in the process. Recently,...

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