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Foster adds Zumba flavor

By Devin Corbitt

News Editor

When Ivy Foster first experienced a Zumba class, she was instantly hooked. 

After that, she decided to pursue a personal goal and become certified to lead her own classes. Initially, she subbed for Zumba instructors at the Harker Heights Community Center and Trinity Baptist Church, but she has now found a new home right here in Belton. 

BPD introduces crime text program

By Grayson Edds

Associate Editor

As with other city entities, the Belton Police Department is working to stay abreast with technology to stay in touch with the community. 

“We’re pretty cognizant that the way people communicate these days is different than the way they used to,” said BPD Chief Gene Ellis. “Landlines are rare and people like to be anonymous when they make phone calls. We felt like it was important as we move forward in the preventative policing model to reach out to the community to create additional communication tools.” 

Angels bring love

By Devin Corbitt

News Editor

 

For Valentine’s Day this year, Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services decided to bring a little extra love to seniors in assisted living facilities in the Belton area. 

Throughout the week before, Visiting Angels provided supplies to students from Skipcha Elementary in Harker Heights, High Point Elementary in Belton and Meredith-Dunbar Elementary’s Early Childhood program in Temple. 

Annual Fireman's Ball raises $8,400

By Grayson Edds

Associate Editor

 

The Ladies Auxiliary held their 2nd annual Valentine Fireman’s Ball on Friday in honor of the Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department as well as the Fire, Rescue and EMS volunteers. 

The evening was filled with music and entertainment in the form of a skit performed by volunteer firefighters. 

Runners to hit Trails of Hope to benefit hungry

By Grayson Edds

Associate Editor

 

Trails of Hope 5k races began in 2011, and now, due to the popularity of the runs, take place twice a year: the original 5k races (trail 5k and road 5k) at Hope for the Hungry in Belton takes place in February and the new trail race at Miller Springs Park & Nature Center near Lake Belton will happen in September.

Annual Author Luncheon supports library

By Grayson Edds

Associate Editor

 

The 10th Annual Book and Author Luncheon is the primary fundraiser supporting Belton’s own Lena Armstrong Public Library. The event, hosted by the Friends of the Lena Armstrong Library, allows the library to acquire special books, periodicals and non-budgeted amenities. 

City hires new finance director

Special to the Journal

 

The City of Belton has concluded its search for a Finance Director, and has selected Brandon Bozon to lead the Finance Department.  

Bozon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). For the past three and one half years, he has been employed at KPMG, in Dallas, Texas, where he is currently a Senior Associate.  KPMG is a major U.S. financial services firm specializing in tax, audit, and related advisory services for public and private clients.  

City honors leader with street

By Devin Corbitt

News Editor

 

The first officially dedicated street sign for newly renamed Martin Luther King Jr Ave. was unveiled on Tuesday. 

Rev. William Hill, who was instrumental in the renaming process, opened the ceremony with a warm welcome. Pastor Andy Davis of First Baptist Church of Belton then offered a few words and a prayer. 

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