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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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June Story Walk

June Story Walk

Courtesy Photo This month the Story Walk along the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail celebrates dads. “Read Tad and Dad” by David Ezra Stein will be posted June 13-18th and is a fun story about a little one looking up to his dad.

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How to document home ownership and occupancy for FEMA

How to document home ownership and occupancy for FEMA

How to document home ownership and occupancy for FEMA Staff Report   After it was announced that Bell County qualified for federal disaster assistance for its residents, FEMA opened up filing by Bell County residents. As part of the disaster assistance process,...

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Bullothon Series finals set for Sunday

Bullothon Series finals set for Sunday

By DAVID TUMA The Belton Journal The Johnny Boren Memorial Bullothon Series Finals is Sunday May 26, at 5204 Elm Grove Road. Gates open at 1 p.m. with admission at $10. There will be vendors and food. Bull riding starts at 4 p.m. There are 14 bull teams set to supply...

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Preparing for property valuation protests

Preparing for property valuation protests

Special to the Journal   “The 2024 Notice of Appraised Value has been delivered to property owners across Bell County during the month of April and property owners who wish to file an appeal that disputes the assessed market value on the Notice need to complete a...

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UMHB presents honorary doctorate at spring commencement

UMHB presents honorary doctorate at spring commencement

Special to the Journal The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) held commencement services for the Spring 2024 semester today at the Cadence Bank Center. During the ceremony, Dr. Wallace E. Davis was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree for his many...

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Girl Scouts celebrate camp named  Bluebonnet Shores

Girl Scouts celebrate camp named Bluebonnet Shores

By MIKE BARTOSZEK The Belton Journal “Suddenly a little girl stepped forth, Holding her blue-clad doll. She placed it in the roaring fire and raindrops began to fall. The rain brought forth the grass, Among its blades, flowers of blue. To be a sign for all the time Of...

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Luedeke completes Leadership 254 Training Program

Luedeke completes Leadership 254 Training Program

Special to the Journal Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector, Shay Luedeke, was one of 22 county officials to successfully complete Leadership 254, a 14-month program offered by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC). Leadership 254 is designed to enhance the leadership...

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Library’s anniversary logo celebrates its history

Library’s anniversary logo celebrates its history

By DAVID TUMA The Belton Journal The Lena Armstrong Library is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Last year the library recorded 47,250 visitors. In the logo presented last week in the Belton Journal, there are many things to be found inside the logo. In the...

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Belton ISD welcomes new Director of Student Services

Belton ISD welcomes new Director of Student Services

Special to the Journal Belton ISD has appointed Dr. Lee Vi Moses as the Director of Student Services for the district. Moses joins the team from Rogers ISD, where he has held the position of principal since 2012. With over 20 years of experience in education, he...

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Belton Lake now full with recent heavy rains

Belton Lake now full with recent heavy rains

By LYNETTE SOWELL The Belton Journal It’s official: Lake Belton is 100 percent full, as of Monday after the heavy rains this spring, particularly over this past weekend. The lake’s level has risen 30 percent since April 7, when the level was at 582.54 feet. On...

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Volunteers hold annual community cleanup

Volunteers hold annual community cleanup

By DAVID TUMA The Belton Journal The 2024 One Community One Day event hosted by the City of Belton and the Youth Advisory Committee was a successful event held on Saturday. There were 27 volunteers and YAC members to assist 14 residents in need of some help. One...

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