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By Clay Whittington The Belton Journal Belton boys basketball recently found its new face of the program, hiring Phil McCaslin as the team’s head coach. McCaslin is coming off a five-year stint overseeing China Spring, where he helped the Cougars reach the regional...

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Free disaster legal assistance available for Texans

Free disaster legal assistance available for Texans

Special to the Journal Free legal assistance is available to Texans who were affected by the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding April 26–June 5. Texans with disaster-related legal issues who cannot afford an attorney may call the Texas State Bar Legal...

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Morgan’s Point Resort  provides marina  storm update

Morgan’s Point Resort provides marina storm update

Special to the Journal The City of Morgan’s Point Resort provides an update on the marina repairs following significant storm damage. Before the storm on May 22nd, repairs to the marina’s high-water walkway were completed just three hours before the storm’s impact....

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BHS of ’64 holds reunion

BHS class of ’64 holds reunion

By DANIEL MOCTEZUMA The Belton Journal The Dead Fish Grill on Lake Belton served as the location for the Belton High School Class of 1964’s class reunion. The event brought together old friends and classmates, rekindling memories and celebrating six decades of shared...

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Luedeke elected president of state association

Luedeke elected president of state association

Special to the Journal The Tax Assessor-Collector Association of Texas (TACA) announced the election of new board members at their Annual Conference, held June 2 to June 5 in Dallas. At the top of the list, Shay Luedeke, Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector, was elected...

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Leadership Belton Class of 2024 Graduation

Leadership Belton Class of 2024 Graduation

Special to the Journal The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated graduates of the Leadership Belton Class of 2024 at a special luncheon on Thursday, June 13 at the Harris Community Center. Emilio Perales, Board Immediate Past Chair, provided a message to...

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FEMA opens disaster recovery center at Tarver Elementary

FEMA opens disaster recovery center at Tarver Elementary

By MIKE MYERS The Belton Journal Bell County residents in need of federal aid from the aftermath of the tornado and storms that struck Bell County on May 22, can now seek assistance at the disaster recovery center at Tarver Elementary School in Temple. FEMA’s presence...

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Belton youngster raises funds with lemonade stand

Belton youngster raises funds with lemonade stand

By DAVID TUMA The Belton Journal Harley Alvarez opened a Lemonade stand in front of Lindy Lu’s on the Square in Downtown Belton last week. Previously, Harley participated in Lemonade Day Fort Cavazos Area in early May, the weekend of May 4-5. The idea behind Lemonade...

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Dog Park is a big hit with community in Heritage Park

Dog Park is a big hit with community in Heritage Park

By DAVID TUMA The Belton Journal The Pop-Pup Dog Park in Heritage Park has been around for a few years, when the City of Belton started with a temporary dog park in 2018 to find out if city residents would use the park. “We found out they would use the area quite a...

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CASA Classic Golf  Tournament raises $60,000

CASA Classic Golf Tournament raises $60,000

By MIKE MYERS The Belton Journal Mike and Sarah Dent from Temple held the CASA Classic Golf Tournament, raising $60,000 for child advocacy services, for children in foster care in Bell and Coryell counties. Presenting a check for this amount to CASA board members and...

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Lions Club holds annual Stampede on the Chisholm Trail

Lions Club holds annual Stampede on the Chisholm Trail

By MIKE MYERS The Belton journal On Saturday morning, more than 100 cyclists of different ages took part in a scenic ride through rural roads in Bell County for the Belton Lions Club’s 13th annual Stampede on the Chisholm Trail. The event kicked off at the Hike and...

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City council gets overview of upcoming budget

City council gets overview of upcoming budget

By MIKE MYERS The Belton Journal The regularly scheduled Belton City Council Meeting was held on June 11, at the Harris Community Center at 401 N. Alexander, Belton. Mike Rodgers, Director of Finance, conducted a work session on the proposed fiscal year 2025 budget...

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FEMA has boots on the ground in Bell County

FEMA has boots on the ground in Bell County

By MIKE MYERS The Belton Journal Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been actively engaging with homeowners and renters who suffered damages from two tornadoes that impacted the Bell County area on May 22....

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