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Posted on: March 24, 2017

TxDOT to Close Lane of SH 317 on Leon River Bridge Overnight on Sunday

road-work-151707_640.png TxDOT has announced a temporary lane closure on the SH 317 bridge over the Leon River on Sunday, March 26. The closure will allow crews to place bridge beams on an adjacent structure that is under construction at the location The closure will take place...Read on...
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Bulk Collection Event is Saturday, April 1

Roll-Offa.jpg Saturday, April 1, is a bulk collection day for Belton residents. Multiple roll-off trash containers will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Yard, 1502 Holland Rd. Items such as furniture, mattresses, bags of leaves, or any other bulk...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: March 13, 2017

Registration Period Open for Belton Fire Corps

Fire Corps.png Registration for the Belton Fire Corps is under way. Classes will be each Thursday evening, March 23 to April 13. Those interested in participating should register online now. Registration is free, but seats in the class are limited. Registrants must ag...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Belton City Council to Consider Naming Youth Baseball Complex

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At a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 28, the Belton City Council will consider a proposal to name the Baseball complex at Heritage Park, 100 Park Ave., after a former youth league player who passed away in November 2016 following a battle wi...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Belton Public Works Director to Retire

byron muga.jpg City of Belton Public Works Director Byron Sinclair has submitted a letter stating that he intends to retire on May 5. “There are not enough words to express how blessed and thankful I am to have worked with the City of Belton. Belton is and wil...Read on...
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Application Period Open for Youth Police Academy

The Belton Police Department announces the 2017 recruiting drive for its Youth Police Academy (YPA). The YPA is for students who have completed the 5th through 7th grades. It is an adaptation of the Department’s Citizens Police Academy. The YPA...Read on...
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Application Period Open for Law Enforcement Explorer Academy

The Belton Police Department announces the 2017 recruiting drive for its Law Enforcement Exploring Post. Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for young men and women ages 14-20, who have completed 8th grade. Exploring allows youth to experience what a...Read on...
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Belton Police Respond to Attemped Robbery Call

murphyusaatm.jpg The Belton Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted armed robbery at an ATM machine today at the Murphy USA station in the Walmart parking lot. The call was received at about 9:47 a.m. A technician working on an ATM told officers that ...Read on...
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Belton City Council Election Expected to be Canceled

City Council.png With only four people filing for four open positions on the Belton City Council, it is likely that a projected election in May will be canceled. The deadline to file was Feb. 17. An item requesting the cancellation of the election will be presented to t...Read on...
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Three Incumbents One Newcomer File for Place on the 2017 General Election Ballot

City Council.png The following people have filed for a place on the ballot for the anticipated May 2017 City Council election:
  • Mayor Pro Tem David K. Leigh
  • Councilmember Craig Pearson
  • Councilmember Dan Kirkley
  • P&Z member John Holmes
All are City Council incumbents except Joh...Read on... Candidate Information...
Posted on: February 8, 2017

Two Incumbents File for Place on the 2017 General Election Ballot

City Council.png So far two incumbents have filed for a place on the ballot for the anticipated May 2017 election. Councilmember Craig Pearson and Dan Kirkley are seeking re-election. Belton residents seeking a place on the ballot must file an application at City Hall be...Read on... Candidate Information...
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Belton Police Searching for Two Men who Robbed a Pizza Delivery Driver

IMG_0376cip.png A pizza delivery driver was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint on Monday evening in Belton. At about 10:47 p.m., the driver was making a delivery to the 1200 block of Highland Drive when he was robbed by two men wearing ski masks, one black and the other H...Read on...
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Runaway Teen Reunited with Family

truelove website size.jpg A 16-year-old girl who ran away from home a week ago was found safe early Tuesday morning and reunited with her family. Brianna Truelove was found in Hays County, less than 10 hours after authorities sought help from the public through the local media an...Read on...
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Belton Police Seek Help to Find Runaway Teen

truelove website size.jpg The Belton Police Department is asking for help locating a runaway teenage girl. Sixteen-year-old Brianna Truelove ran away from her Belton home on Jan. 31, 2017. Truelove is a Belton High School student with ties to the Temple area. She has sandy, li...Read on...
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Belton Police Looking for Man Involved in Attempted Robbery

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The Belton Police Department is looking for help identifying a person involved in an attempted robbery in the 600 block of Sage Brush Drive early on Friday, Jan. 27. The victim described the suspect as a slender black man, who was driving a dark colored o...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2017

TxDOT to Participate in Public Forum About SH 317 Construction on Thursday

Belton residents who commute on SH 317 have an opportunity to receive a project update from TxDOT on Thursday, Jan. 26. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Joe M. Pirtle Elementary School Cafeteria, 714 Pea Ridge, in Temple. The update will include infor...Read on...
Posted on: January 23, 2017

TxDOT to Host Public Meeting on Proposed U.S. 190 Expansion

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host a public meeting, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, for the proposed expansion of U.S. 190 from Harker Heights to Belton. TxDOT will present the project information in an Open House, ‘come and ...Read on...
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Filing Period is Under Way for a Place on the 2017 General Election Ballot

City Council.png Residents seeking a place on the ballot must file an application at City Hall between January 18, 2017, and February 17, 2017. Councilmembers are elected to two-year terms. Councilmembers meet in regularly scheduled meetings twice a month, and receive $1...Read on... Candidate Packet...
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Bulk Collection Event is Saturday, Jan. 21

Roll-Offa.jpg Saturday, Jan. 21, is a bulk collection day for Belton residents. Multiple roll-off trash containers will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Yard, 1502 Holland Rd. Items such as furniture, mattresses, bags of leaves, or any other bulk...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: January 3, 2017

First Bulk Collection Event of 2017 set for Saturday, Jan. 21

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The first of four bulk collection days for Belton residents this year is set for Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Public Works Yard, 1502 Holland Rd.

Multiple large roll-off trash containers will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for items such as furniture...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Belton PD to Participate in Holiday DWI Enforcement

Belton Police Department expresses appreciation to those in the community who call in to report reckless or impaired drivers. Lives are saved each year when drunk drivers are removed from local roads.

Drunk driving related fatalities typically increase...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2016

No Change in Trash Service for Christmas and New Year Holidays

Christmas and New Year's Day are both on Sunday this year, so trash services will stay on schedule.
City offices will be closed for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec.26, and on Monday, Jan. 2.

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Family, Fishin', & Fun set for Dec. 16 and Dec. 30

IMG_9656a.jpg Belton Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Family, Fishin', & Fun events this year on Friday, Dec. 16, and Friday, Dec. 30. At Family, Fishin' & Fun, Nolan Creek is stocked with trout by Texas Parks and Wildlife and for a limited time fami...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Filing Period for Place on General Election Ballot Begins in January

Residents seeking a place on the ballot must file an application at City Hall between January 18, 2017, and February 17, 2017.

See Posting of Official Notice...
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Belton PD Reminds Residents to Hide-Take-Lock Following Early Morning Car Burglary Arrests

The Belton Police Department is reminding residents to take precautions with their vehicles following the arrest of two men on burglary charges early Friday morning. The reminder is to hide or take valuables out of cars and to lock car doors to prevent th...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2016

Municipal Court Temporarily Moving to Harris Community Center Due to Construction

gavel.jpg For the next two months court days at Belton Municipal Court will temporarily move to the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander St., to accommodate construction at the Police Department building. The first court session at the Harris Center will be o...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: December 5, 2016

In December Library to Forgive Fines for Canned Food

2016 Forgive Fines with Canned Goodsa.jpg For the month of December, the Lena Armstrong Public Library is encouraging charitable giving by allowing library patrons with unpaid fines to have them forgiven in exchange for canned food. Canned goods or non-perishable food items donated at the Libra...Read on... Library Webpage...
Posted on: December 5, 2016

Apartment Fire Displaces Two

A stove that was left on led to a fire in a second-floor unit at the River Springs at Barge Ranch apartments, 3300 N. Main Street, on Sunday night. A sprinkler system in the unit put the fire out. Nobody was injured in the fire, but it displaced two adul...Read on...
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail Event set for Saturday

The Christmas on the Chisholm Trail event will continue as planned in Downtown Belton on Saturday despite a forecast of light intermittent rain. More than 100 vendors are still committed to participate in the event, which closes parts of Central Avenue ...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday Notice

Thanksgiving can.png Belton City Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents with Thursday trash pickup will be serviced on Friday, and residents with Friday trash pickup will be serviced on Saturday. The schedule resum...Read more » Additional Info...
Posted on: November 27, 2016

Belton FD Accepting Nonperishable Food Until Dec. 4

food drive trailera.JPG The Belton Fire Department and Belton Fire Corps is hosting a food drive to benefit Helping Hands Ministry. Until Dec. 4, nonperishable food items will be accepted at Fire Station No. 2, 420 Sparta Rd. The goal is to fill its 18-foot trailer. Track the ...Read on...
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Belton Police to Actively Search for Drunk Drivers over Thanksgiving holiday

Due to the increase in drunk-driving related fatalities around the holidays each year, the Belton Police Department will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers during the Thanksgiving holiday period. If you’re drinking and drivi...Read on...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Police Arrest Man in Hit-and-run Accident that Killed a 13-year-old Boy

The Belton Police Department has arrested a 61-year-old Temple man in connection with the hit-and-run accident on Friday, Nov. 18, that killed 13-year-old Belton boy, Richard Snyder.  Ronal Norwood was arrested on Tuesday evening. He is charged ...Read on...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Belton City Council to Meet Tonight

The City Council will consider a total of 21 items, including recommendations for development agreements and annexations.

Agenda...
Posted on: November 19, 2016

Police Investigating Hit-and-run Accident that Seriously Injured a 13-year-old Boy

Belton police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene of an accident on Friday night. The accident occurred at about 6:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of the S. I-35 service road. A 13-year-old boy was struck while riding his bike. The boy was ...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Weapon Allegation at Bhs9 Leads to Lockdown and Investigation

At around 9:20 a.m. today the Belton Police Department responded to an anonymous 9-1-1 call where the caller claimed that there was a person with a handgun at the Belton High School 9th Grade Center. The Belton PD communicated with Belton ISD and initiate...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Santa Pal Registration Period is Open -- Gift Donations Welcome at Select Locations in Belton

cyb-santa-clausa.png The Belton Fire Department is involved again this year in the Santa Pal Program, which helps needy families provide for Christmas, typically for ages 1-14. To register Belton residents should contact: Helping Hands Ministry 2210 Holland Rd. Belton 254-...Read on...
Posted on: November 14, 2016

Belton PD's Silver Santa Program Seeking Donations from Public

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The Belton Police Department is looking for donations to help fill Christmas gift baskets for more than 130 Belton senior adults who participate in the RUOK? outreach program. This is the second year of the "Silver Santa Program." Those who wis...

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Posted on: November 11, 2016

City Offices Closed today for Veterans Day

Capture.PNG City of Belton offices will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day. Trash service will not be impacted. Normal business hours will resume on Monday. Thank you to all who have served in the U.S. military, and particularly to the Belton residents wh...Read on...
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Changes Proposed for Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Belton City Council will consider two items at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, related to a restructuring of its Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) services. If the items are approved, the CVB would transition from a contracted s...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Belton FD Accepting Nonperishable Food Until Dec. 4

food drive trailera.JPG The Belton Fire Department and Belton Fire Corps is hosting a food drive to benefit Helping Hands Ministry. Nonperishable food items will be accepted at Fire Station No. 2, 420 Sparta Rd., until Dec. 4. The goal of the Fire Department is to fill its 18-...Read on...
Posted on: November 2, 2016

E. 6th Ave. Reopen Following Two Vehicle Wreck

The eastbound lane of one of the main thoroughfares from Belton to Temple was temporarily closed for nearly two hours on Wednesday after a two vehicle accident between a red pickup truck and a dump truck. The crash occurred at 12:25 p.m. on E. 6th Ave, a...Read on...
Posted on: October 24, 2016

2016 Abandoned or Unclaimed Property List Now Available

An updated list of abandoned or unclaimed properties is now available. The first step to claiming abandoned or unclaimed property is to follow the instructions on the Abandoned Property Claim Form.

Property List/Claim Form...
Posted on: October 21, 2016

Bulk Collection Event at Public Works Yard on Saturday, Oct. 22

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We're holding a bulk collection day at the Public Works Yard, 1502 Holland Rd., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Residents may bring furniture, mattresses, bags of leaves, or any other bulky items not included in weekly trash service.

Remind...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Traffic to be Restricted on Loop 121 Overnight Due to Road Repairs

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Look for minor traffic disruptions overnight as TxDOT performs a roadway base repair at the Loop 121 and U.S. 190 intersection. The work on Loop 121 will be limited to the roadway between Powell Dr. and Huey Dr.

From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., motorists should ...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Belton Police Respond to Fatal Crash on U.S. 190

On Monday, October 17, 2016, at 9:01 a.m., the Belton Police Department responded to a fatal crash involving three vehicles on U.S. Highway 190 at the G. Wilson overpass.

An eastbound motorcycle struck a white Toyota van that was slowing for traffic. ...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Belton Residents Have Disposal Options for Fall Leaves or Other Bulky Items

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Wondering what to do with the leaves falling from the trees in your yard? The City of Belton offers a couple of options for those who don't want to or have too many leaves to mulch.

As part of normal trash service , each week three additional items are...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Two Arrested on Aggravated Assualt with Deadly Weapon Charges

On Oct. 8, 2016, at approximately 7:10 p.m. an assault in the 700 block of N. Wall St. was reported to the Belton Police Department.

Officers responded to the area where the victim reported being stabbed by a man while a woman kept her in a room and p...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Belton Police Arrest Man on Charge of Enticing a Child

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The Belton Police Department arrested a 34-year-old Austin man on Wednesday on a charge of enticing a child. Timothy Vickers is in Bell County Jail with a bond of $2,000.

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, witnesses reported a suspicious person in the 16...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Belton City Council to Consider Name Proposal for New Park

At a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Belton City Council will consider a proposal to name a new park adjacent to South Belton Middle School. The proposed name of Jeff Hamilton Neighborhood Park came from a resident. It was unanimously...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2016

National Night Out is Tonight

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The Belton Police Department will be at locations all over town tonight in support of National Night Out, an initiative that brings neighborhoods and police officers together. Look for us at one of the locations below.

Special thanks to Harper-Talasek ...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bulk Collection Event at Public Works Yard on Oct. 22

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be placed at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, for Belton residents to use on Saturday, Oct. 22. Brushes, leaves, old furniture, mattresses or other bulky items not accepted on regular trash pickup days will...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Bell County Writers Guild Open House set for Monday at Library

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The Bell County Writers Guild meets at the Lena Armstrong Public Library in Belton on the first Monday of each month. The October meeting will be an open house with two speakers and refreshments. Authors Aaron M. Zook Jr. and Joyce Zook will be speaking. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2016

Annexation Information Available on City Website

The new Annexation Page on the City's website includes links to maps of areas under consideration and provides a timetable for the process.

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Street Resurfacing Taking Place in Several Belton Locations Next Week

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City-wide street maintenance aimed at protecting and preserving streets is planned at several locations for the week of Sept. 26th, weather permitting. Chip sealing is a common maintenance practice where a thin layer of oil and rock is added to a road sur...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Signal at Main St. and Holland Rd. to be Activated

The traffic signals at the Texas 317 (Main St.) and FM 436 (Holland Rd.) intersection will be fully operational on Friday, Sept. 23, weather permitting, according to a news release today from TxDOT.

The signals will flash beginning on Wednesday, Sept. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

City Council Adopts Tax Rate and Approves 2017 Budget

The Belton City Council on Monday adopted the same tax rate as last year, 65.98 cents per $100 valuation. The tax revenues generated from the rate will support a projected $13.5 million general fund budget, which the Council also approved at its meeting. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

REMINDER: Sparta Road Construction Begins Tonight

Expect delays on Sparta Road during the overnight hours the week of September 19th as portion of Sparta Road, Main Street to the west Walmart entrance/exit, is scheduled to be reconstructed.
During construction, sections of the road will be shut down bet...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Tax Rate and Budget Decisions Expected Tonight

The Belton City Council will consider ordinances tonight to set the tax rate and 2017 Budget.

Agenda...
Posted on: September 16, 2016

Street Resurfacing Taking Place in Several Belton Locations this Week

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City-wide street maintenance aimed at protecting and preserving streets is planned at several locations for the week of Sept. 19th, weather permitting. Chip sealing is a common maintenance practice where a thin layer of oil and rock is added to a road sur...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Street Striping to Take Place in Downtown Belton Tonight

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Street striping will be applied in the downtown area in the vicinity of the Bell County Courthouse beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. The streets received a new protective top layer over the weekend.

The streets that will be affected include E. Central Ave....Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Street Resurfacing Taking Place in Several Belton Locations this Week

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City-wide street maintenance aimed at protecting and preserving streets is under way and will continue throughout the week, weather permitting. Chip sealing is a common maintenance practice where a thin layer of oil and rock is added to a road surface, ef...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Council Seeks Comments Tonight on Strategic Plan, Tax Rate, and Budget

The Belton City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight provides an opportunity for the public to speak about the proposed budget and tax rate, as well as on an update to the City's strategic plan.

The proposed tax rate is 65.98 cents, the same rate as th...Read on...

Agenda...
Posted on: September 12, 2016

Shady Lane Fire Displaces People from Multiple Units

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People living in four units of an apartment complex are displaced following an early morning fire today in the 1100 block of Shady Lane.

The fire was contained to a ground floor unit, but three attached units suffered smoke damage. No serious injuries ...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Lead and Copper Levels in Belton Drinking Water Within State Standards

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The results are in for recent lead and copper testing of City of Belton drinking water, and all samples registered levels below action levels of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Lead and Copper testing is completed on a triennial basis (...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

City Offices Closed on Labor Day

Trash and recycling services will run on normal schedule.

Posted on: August 25, 2016

City Seeks Public Input on Proposed Strategic Plan Update

The City of Belton’s proposed 2017-2021 Strategic Plan is available for review and comment. Public input is invited at the September 13, 2016 Belton City Council Meeting at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander Street.

If unable to attend meeti...Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

City Council Approves Growth Management Study

The Belton City Council has authorized a Growth Management Study that could lead to annexations by the end of the year. The Study will comprise of seven different areas outlined in an Aug. 23 City Council Meeting.

The study will provide the Council wi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Captain Stowell to Retire from Belton Fire Department

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Congratulations to Captain John Stowell on his retirement from the Belton Fire Department. Captain Stowell served the residents of Belton for more than 25 years.

A retirement ceremony is scheduled at Fire Station No. 2, 420 Sparta Rd., at 11 a.m. on Mo...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Zootopia Screening set for Saturday Canceled Because of Wet Conditions

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The screening of Zootopia scheduled for Saturday is canceled because of wet conditions. The movie was to be shown in Harris Community Park as part of our Movie in the Park series. We hope to reschedule a screening in September. We'll make the public aware...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Belton Man Charged with Murder

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Belton Police have charged Jonathan Medina, 29, with first degree murder in connection with a stabbing incident on Aug. 16. Medina's bond is set at $1 million.

Bradley Deon Moffett, 30, of Belton, was killed in the incident.

At 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday,...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Men Arrested in Connection with Belton Robbery

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Two Killeen men have been arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred at Longhorn Grocery on Aug. 9.

Tavion Jolivet, 20, and Timothy Johnson, 19, are each charged with aggravated robbery. They were apprehended by Grand Prairie Police and the Te...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Police Release Name of Victim in Homicide

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Belton Police have released the name of the man who died in a stabbing incident on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The victim was Bradley Deon Moffett, 30, of Belton. The name of the man suspected of doing the stabbing is being withheld at this time pending charges.
...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR THE CITY OF BELTON, TEXAS

A tax rate of $0.6598 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of the City of Belton. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governin...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Registration Period Open for Belton Fire Corps

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Registration for the inaugural class of the Belton Fire Corps is under way. Classes will be each Thursday evening, Sept. 29 to Oct. 27. Those interested in participating should register online before Sept. 9, 2016. Registration is free.

Seats in the cl...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Man Arrested in Connection with Recent Belton Car Burglaries

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The Belton Police Department has made an arrest in connection with several recent car burglaries in the Leon Heights area.

Cody Blaze White, 19, is charged with nine counts of burglary of a motor vehicle.

At about 2 a.m. on August 4, 2016, a Belton ...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Belton Police Looking for Men Who Robbed Store at Gunpoint.

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The Belton Police Department is seeking help to identify multiple black males involved in the robbery of Longhorn Grocery, 2200 block of Holland Rd. at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. One of the men fired a gun during the robbery. Nobody was injured. P...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Suspect Arrested in Belton Burglary

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The Belton Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old Belton man and charged him with burglary of a building.

At about 5:48 a.m. on Aug. 7, Belton police responded to a call about a burglary in progress in the 400 block of E. 13th Ave. The victim de...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Six Ways to Keep Your Car Safe

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Crime prevention methods to reduce car burglaries include:

1. LOCK DOORS & CLOSE WINDOWS:
Don’t make it easy for a burglar to steal your property.

2. DON"T ADVERTISE VALUABLES: Playing the stereo so loud it can be easily heard outside t...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Online Water Monitoring Now Available for Belton Water Customers

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City of Belton water customers have access to a new service called AquaHawk, which allows them to track water usage down to the hour, if they wish. The service is free to Belton water customers, but registration is required. Registration information is av...Read on...

Register...
Posted on: August 2, 2016

Host Registration Now Open for National Night Out 2016

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The Belton Police Department is looking for Belton citizens interested in hosting a
block party for National Night Out on October 4. Hosting a party is easy, and it’sa great way to meet neighbors as well as strengthen community spirit and police-citiz...Read on...

Online Host Application...
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Registration Period Closes Monday for Belton Co-ed Softball League

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For more information please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 254-933-5860 or parksandrec@beltontexas.gov.

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Book Fair Under Way at Lena Armstrong Public Library

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The book fair will be open at the Library during normal business hours through Saturday, July 30.

Books can be purchased online through Aug. 2.

Online Purchases...
Posted on: July 22, 2016

Detour set for Sparta Road on Wednesday, July 27

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Part of Sparta Rd. between Wheat Rd. and Dunn’s Canyon Rd. will be closed to through traffic, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Wednesday, July 27, for installation of a drainage pipe under the road. Drivers should expect to encounter detours during the construction p...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

No Injuries in Belton Fire on E. 10th Ave.

Firefighter from the Belton Fire Department extinguished a fire today on a property located in the 100 block of E. 10th Avenue. The fire was in a detached garage that was modified into living quarters. No injuries occurred as a result of the fire, which w...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Bulk Collection Event at Public Works Yard on July 23

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be placed at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, for Belton residents to use on Saturday, July 23. Brushes, leaves, old furniture or other bulky items not accepted on regular trash pickup days will be accepted...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Gilbreath Promoted to Assistant Fire Chief

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A 13-year veteran of the Belton Fire Department has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief.

Wesley Gilbreath was administered the Firefighter Oath from Chief Bruce Pritchard on Monday, July 18. Gilbreath had served as a captain since Feb. 20...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Loop 121 and MLK Traffic Signal to be Activated on Monday

The traffic signal at the Loop 121 and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. intersection is scheduled to become operational on Monday, July 11. It will blink for the first 24 hours, before becoming fully operational following the dedication and opening of the MLK ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Fourth of July Festivities in Belton

The Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Monday. The best place for information about holiday weekend activities in Belton is www.rodeobelton.com.

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Trash and Recycling Collections to Run a Day Late Due to Fourth of July Holiday

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All residents and customers normally serviced on Monday will be serviced on Tuesday, and so on. Recycling collections will occur on Thursday. Collections will resume normal schedule on July 11.

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Belton Fire Department to Distribute Fans to Help Residents Deal with Heat

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Belton Fire Department is partnering with Belton Walmart, Belton H-E-B, TruMH, Belton Rotary Club, and Belton Professional Firefighters Association to help those in need to receive relief during extreme heat conditions. Beginning on July 1, the Fire Depar...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Bulk Wood Chip Mulch Available Free for Limited Time at Temple-Belton Wastewater Plant

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The mixed-mulch product at the Temple-Belton Wastewater Plant, 2405 E. 6th Avenue in Belton, is free for a limited time. The mulch is only available in bulk, one cubic yard minimum, or about a pick-up bed load.

The mulch can be picked up on Wednesdays ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Belton Library to Host Texting and Driving Virtual Reality Simulator on Wednesday

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The Lena Armstrong Public Library in Belton is teaming up with AT&T on Wednesday to host a virtual reality simulator that teaches about the dangers of driving and texting. The simulator will be available at the Library, 301 E. 1st Ave., from 10 a.m. t...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Belton PD Video Wins State Communications Award

The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers recognized the City of Belton on Friday, June 10, with the 2015 Award Of Excellence for its Public Service Announcement (Educational -- population 0 to 80,000) video on the RU OK? Senior Program. The...Read on...

RU OK? Senior Program Video
Posted on: June 10, 2016

City Seeks Public Input on Draft of Updated Design Manual

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An draft of an update to the City of Belton's Design Manual has been placed online for public review and comment. The Design Manual outlines standards for design and construction within the City. A link to the draft has been provided to area contractors a...Read on...

Design Manual Draft...
Posted on: June 7, 2016

Movie in the Park set for Saturday

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The June Movie in the Park is The Good Dinosaur. This FREE family event will take place at dusk in Heritage Park, 100 Park Ave. Family activities begin at 7 p.m., so bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch a movie under the stars and enjoy a summer night ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 31, 2016

Trash and Recycling Service

Trash and recycling service will run on normal schedule for the remainder of the week.

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Splash Pads to Open Memorial Day Weekend

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Hours
Monday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Season
Memorial Day through Labor Day

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Library to Close June 1-4 for Maintenance

Beginning at noon on Wednesday, June 1, Belton's Lena Armstrong Public Library will be closed for maintenance. The closure will continue through Saturday, June 4.

The closure is necessary to allow work crews to install new carpet.

All online library...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2016

Flagpole at Harris Center Dedicated for Two Brothers

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An outpouring of love and respect was on display Saturday as alumni and friends of Belton High School dedicated a flagpole at the Harris Community Center in honor of Harry and Barry Wilson.

A football injury at the homecoming varsity football game in 1...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Flagpole Dedication to Take Place on Saturday

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Belton Tiger pride will be on display at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, when a flag pole is dedicated in honor of Harry and Barry Wilson and all Belton Tigers. The ceremony will take place in the south parking lot of the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alex...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Hundreds Attend Police Memorial Ceremony in Belton

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Scores of area police officers joined with business and community leaders and residents on Friday in Belton for a ceremony to honor the 11 Texas law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2015. In addition, the new Belton Police ...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Belton High School Senior to Receive Belton-Waste Management Scholarship

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Congratulations to Belton High School senior Taryn Cook, selected as the 2016 recipient of the City of Belton/Waste Management Scholarship.

A panel of judges considered applications submitted by seniors living within the Belton city limits. As part of ...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Dedication of Belton Police Memorial Moved Due to Weather Concerns

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The dedication of the new Belton Police Memorial is being pushed back a day due to the chance of inclement weather. The dedication was originally set to occur on Thursday, May 19, but it has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, May 20. The memorial is l...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Movie in the Park set for Saturday

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The May Movie in the Park is Minions. This FREE family event will take place at dusk in Heritage Park, Park Ave. Family activities begin at 7 p.m., so bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch a movie under the stars and enjoy a summer night with the family...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Board Discusses Parks Master Plan Update in Workshop

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The City of Belton Parks Board met in a workshop on Monday to discuss the recently completed survey that will help guide an update to Belton's Parks Master Plan.

More than 396 respondents took the survey during the open period from February through the...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Atmos Energy to Begin Natural Gas Replacement Project in Miller Heights on May 1

Atmos Energy has notified more than 60 Belton addresses about its intention to replace a natural gas pipeline in the Miller Heights area. The project is set to begin on May 1 and end by June 30.

In the letter sent to property owners, the company said i...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Scholarship Opportunity -- Deadline is Monday

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The City of Belton and Waste Management will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior living in the Belton City Limits. The application deadline is May 2, 2016.

Scholarship Application...
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Lunch hour in Downtown Interrupted by Bomb Threat

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A bomb threat on Friday caused a major inconvenience for lunch patrons and employees at businesses adjacent to the courtyard of The Gin restaurant in downtown Belton.

An employee of The Gin received the threatening call on the main restaurant line. Th...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Daytime Traffic on Loop 121 to be Reduced to Single Lane Next Week

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Beginning on Monday, April 25, daytime traffic on Loop 121 in Belton will be impacted by a construction project that will reduce traffic flow to a single lane and require guidance of a pilot car. Daytime delays are anticipated throughout the entire five-d...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2016

Loop 121 Roadwork Scheduled for Monday Could be Delayed by Inclement Weather

Road Construction planned for Loop 121 on Monday may be delayed by inclement weather.

On Tuesday, it was announced that beginning on Monday, April 18, daytime traffic on Loop 121 in Belton would be impacted by a construction project that would reduce t...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Daytime Traffic on Loop 121 to be Reduced to Single Lane Next Week

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Beginning on Monday, April 18, daytime traffic on Loop 121 in Belton will be impacted by a construction project that will reduce traffic flow to a single lane and require guidance of a pilot car. Daytime delays are anticipated throughout the entire five-d...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity Available on Saturday

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Last minute volunteers are still welcome for our One Community One Day event on Saturday. The event encourages citizens to join together for a day of service in the community. This year volunteers will meet at the Harris Community Center at 9 a.m. to rece...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

Woman Dies Following Fire at a Triplex in Belton

The woman transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital following a structure fire in a nearby unit of a triplex in the 700 block of W. Avenue H on Wednesday, March 23, later died at the hospital.

As the fire was being extinguished in the building, ...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Part of Pearl Street to Close Due to Construction

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Beginning March 24, the portion of N. Pearl St. between W. Martin Luther King Jr. and W. 8th Ave. will be temporarily closed to facilitate construction of the Performing Arts Center on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Campus.

The street is schedul...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Scholarship Opportunity

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The City of Belton and Waste Management will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior living in the Belton City Limits. The application deadline is May 2, 2016.

Scholarship Application...
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Belton Police to Host Open House Today

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The Belton Police Department is hosting an open house today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The tour is an opportunity for the public to view the improvements that have been made in the past year.

The project is a $3.5 million addition and redesign that when co...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Warrant Round-up Under Way in Belton

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Belton Municipal Court and Police Department are among 250 agencies across Texas participating in a warrant round-up through March. People with active warrants for such things as unpaid traffic tickets or court fines may have them cleared up by paying the...Read on...

Warrant List...
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Belton City Council Election Expected to be Cancelled

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With only incumbents filing for positions on the Belton City Council, it is likely that the election will be cancelled. The deadline to file was Feb. 23. An item requesting the cancellation of the election will be presented to the Belton City Council at i...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Community Engagement Meeting set for Monday, March 7

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Belton residents are invited to participate in a Community Engagement Meeting at the Harris Community Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 7. The meeting is a chance for residents to participate in the development of a plan for the future of Belton's parks. ...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Gilbreath Promoted to Fire Captain

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A 13-year veteran of the Belton Fire Department has been promoted to the rank of Captain.

Wesley Gilbreath was administered the Firefighter Oath from Chief Bruce Pritchard on Feb. 25. Gilbreath had served as a lieutenant since 2004. He joined the Belto...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Belton City Council to Consider Name Proposals for Three New Parks/Facilities

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At a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Belton City Council will consider a proposal to name three new parks/facilities. The proposed names for the parks/facilities were developed by a Park Naming Committee. The Parks Board then finalize...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Online Survey Seeks Citizen Input on City of Belton

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Belton residents are invited to take a brief online survey to provide input on its future growth, including the growth of its park system.

The City is currently undergoing a Parks Master Plan Update and a Comprehensive Plan Update. These planning docum...Read on...

Take Survey...
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Public Works Leadership Restructured

The City of Belton Public Works Department has been restructured with responsibilities divided among three current employees, each of whom has received a title change.

Byron Sinclair has been named Director of Public Works, Angellia Points as Director...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Filing Period for Belton City Council is Open

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The filing period for the Belton City Council opened on January 20. Candidates interested in running for Mayor or a Councilmember seat have until 5 p.m. on February 19 to file for a spot on the ballot or until February 23 to file as a write-in candidate. ...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Connell Street to Temporarily Close for Construction

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A drainage improvement project that crosses Connell Street will necessitate a temporary closure on S. Connell at Mitchell Branch Creek beginning on Feb. 1. The closure is expected to last through the duration of the project, which is scheduled to be compl...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Large Trash Containers Available at Public Works Yard on Jan. 30

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be available for Belton residents to use at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, on Saturday, Jan. 30. Brush, leaves, old furniture, mattresses or other bulky items will be accepted.

The containers will be av...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 22, 2016

Traffic Signals on S. Main to be Activated on Monday

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TxDOT has notified the City of Belton that the traffic signals at the S. Main and Old Holland intersection will be activated beginning on Monday.
The signals will operate in test, or flash, mode for two days before becoming fully operational on Wednesday...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Construction Project to Impact Two City Parks

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A $1.1 million sewer main construction project to replace a 10-inch clay pipe with 24-inch PVC pipe will impact two City parks along the Nolan Creek Hike & Bike Trail over the next six months.

The project will install 4,200 feet of new pipe near No...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2016

Friday is First Due Date Under New Utility Billing Practice

Cycle 2 Belton utility customers have until Friday at 5 p.m. to pay their bill and avoid a late fee. This will be the first due date under the new practice.

For more information please visit www.beltontexas.gov/utilitybilling.Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Bulk Collection Days are Option for Large Trash Items

Belton trash customers have options on weeks where more trash is generated than fits in the container.

Each week we accept up to three additional items, up to 50 pounds each, provided they are bagged, boxed, or bundled, and placed next to the trash ca...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Bulk Collection Days are Option for Large Trash Items

Belton trash customers have options on weeks where more trash is generated than fits in the container.

Each week we accept up to three additional items, up to 50 pounds each, provided they are bagged, boxed, or bundled, and placed next to the trash ca...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Bulk Collection Days are Option for Large Trash Items

Belton trash customers have options on weeks where more trash is generated than fits in the container.

Each week we accept up to three additional items, up to 50 pounds each, provided they are bagged, boxed, or bundled, and placed next to the trash ca...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Bulk Collection Event at Public Works Yard on Oct. 22

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be placed at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, for Belton residents to use on Saturday, Oct. 22. Brushes, leaves, old furniture or other bulky items not accepted on regular trash pickup days will be accepted...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Bulk Collection Event at Public Works Yard on July 23

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be placed at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, for Belton residents to use on Saturday, July 23. Brushes, leaves, old furniture or other bulky items not accepted on regular trash pickup days will be accepted...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 12, 2016

Bulk Collection Event at Public Works Yard on Jan. 30

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be placed at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, for Belton residents to use on Saturday, Jan. 30. Brushes, leaves, old furniture or other bulky items not accepted on regular trash pickup days will be accepted...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 22, 2016

Bulk Collection Event at Public Works Yard on April 9

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be placed at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, for Belton residents to use on Saturday, April 9. Brushes, leaves, old furniture or other bulky items not accepted on regular trash pickup days will be accepted...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 5, 2016

Excess Trash Guidelines Outlined/Bulk Collection Days Released

Belton trash customers have options on weeks where more trash is generated than fits in the container.

Each week we accept up to three additional items, up to 50 pounds each, provided they are bagged, boxed, or bundled, and placed next to the trash ca...Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2015

Phones and Internet Temporarily Down at City of Belton Offices

An apparent power surge has created a temporary disruption in phone and Internet service at City of Belton offices. At this time we are unable to make or receive phone calls or process payments. Emergency 9-1-1 services remain operational.

For pressin...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Belton Police Arrest Robbery Suspect

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On Sunday, December 27, Belton police arrested Russell Thomas, 27, of Belton, in connection with an early morning robbery at the CEFCO convenience store at 912 E. Central Ave.

Thomas, charged with Aggravated Robbery, was apprehended after 3 a.m. on Sun...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2015

City Offices Closed for Christmas Holiday

Belton city offices will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Posted on: December 29, 2015

New Year Holiday Trash Service Reminder

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The New Year holiday will delay trash collection by a day for residents with Friday trash pickup. Residents normally serviced on Friday will be serviced on Saturday. The trash collection schedule for all customers resumes as normal on Monday, Jan. 4.

R...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Holiday Trash Service Reminder

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Over the next two weeks, the Christmas and New Year holidays will delay trash collection for residents with Friday trash pickup.

These customers will serviced on Saturday, Dec. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 2. The trash collection schedule for all customers ...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Christmas Tree Recycling Available to Belton Residential Trash Customers

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Belton residential customers are encouraged to set their real Christmas trees at the curb to be picked up by the Public Works Department to be recycled into mulch.

Trees should be free of all ornaments, tinsel, and lights. Place the trees near the edge...Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2015

Christmas Tree Recycling Available to Belton Residential Trash Customers

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Belton residential customers are encouraged to set their real Christmas trees at the curb to be picked up by the Public Works Department to be recycled into mulch.

Trees should be free of all ornaments, tinsel, and lights. Place the trees near the edge...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2015

$2.1 Million State Grant to Help Extend Belton's Trail System

Among the more than $25 million in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure grant funds approved by the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) on Thursday was $2.1 million that will be used to extend Belton's Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail.

The new approx...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2015

Additional Trash and Recycling Containers Available to Meet Holiday Needs

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Boxes and leaves stacking up this holiday season?

Additional trash or recycling containers are available. Each additional trash container is $5.69 per month, and each additional recycling is $5.17 per month.

A one-month minimum for additional contai...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2015

Belton Home Destroyed by Fire

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A home in the 1200 block of Wolverton Lane in Belton was destroyed by fire on Wednesday evening. No serious injuries were reported, but a family of six was displaced. The Red Cross is assisting the family with lodging and other necessities.

The Belton ...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Utility Billing to Change Late Notice Practices Beginning in January

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Beginning in January, the City of Belton is adjusting its utility billing process in an effort to enhance efficiency and save money for the utility.

For most Belton utility customers the only change in the billing method that will be noticed is that t...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2015

U.S. 190 Could Transition to Interstate 14 within a Year

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The U.S. 190 corridor in Central Texas, including the portion extending from Belton to Fort Hood, could be renamed Interstate 14 within a year thanks to a federal transportation bill that was signed into law on Dec. 4.

"Belton's location at the cr...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

Public Works Director Resigns

On Monday, November 23, 2015, Belton Director of Public Works Mike Huber submitted his resignation, which was accepted by City Manager Sam Listi. Mr. Huber had been employed at the City and served in the capacity as Director of Public Works and City Engi...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2015

Belton Fire Department Offers Unique Holiday Picture Opportunity

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Looking for a unique Christmas card this year? The Belton Fire Department will allow families to take Christmas photos with a fire truck. We'll provide the setting, if you'll bring the people.

Just visit one of the Fire Stations from now until Dec. 13,...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

Fire Department Food Drive to Benefit Helping Hands Ministry

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The Belton Fire Department is hosting a food drive to benefit Helping Hands Ministry. Nonperishable food items will be accepted at Fire Station No. 2, 420 Sparta Rd., until December 14.

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Santa Pal Registration Period is Open -- Gift Donations Welcome at Select Locations in Belton

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The Belton Fire Department is involved again this year in the Santa Pal Program, which helps needy families provide for Christmas, typically for ages 1-14. Belton residents may contact the Temple Help Center, 102 E. Central in Temple (254-770-6842) to com...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday Notice

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Belton City Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, as a result of the holiday, residents with Thursday trash pickup will be serviced on Friday, and residents with Friday trash pickup will be s...Read more »

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Toll Bridge Road Bridge Open for Traffic

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The Texas Department of Transportation has completed the replacement of Toll Bridge Road Bridge. It opened for traffic on November 12.

The $900,000 project began in March of this year. It replaced a structure that collapsed following a traffic ac...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

Belton Police Launch Silver Santa Program

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The Belton Police Department is proud to announce the first annual SILVER SANTA Program. This year, the program will benefit the elderly participants currently in our RU OK? Program. We will be seeking donations to provide every RU OK? participant a gift ...Read on...

Posted on: November 11, 2015

Nolan Creek Project Receives Statewide Recognition From Texas Downtown Association

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At a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the Belton City Council recognized an award the City received last week from the Texas Downtown Association for the 2015 Best Public Improvement (population under 50,000) for the Nolan Creek Project, which impr...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

City Offices Closed on Veterans Day, but Trash Collections Will Remain on Schedule

City of Belton offices will be closed on Wednesday in observance of Veterans Day. Trash service will remain on normal schedule.

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Winners Announced for 2015 Belton Clean Waters Art Contest

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This year’s Clean Waters Art Contest was a huge success! Congratulations to the winners:
· Grades K-2: Hannah Lawrence· Grades 3-5: Julie He
· Videos: Team Pollution World, Team Pollution Stoppers (pictured), and Dahkota Dzierwa (all videos were made ...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail: An Old Fashioned Christmas set for Dec. 5

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The City of Belton and the Downtown Belton Merchants Association (DBMA) are kicking off the Christmas season together at what is anticipated to be the biggest and best Christmas event in Central Texas. Celebrate Christmas on the Chisholm Trail on the stre...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2015

Clean Water Art Contest for Belton K-12 Students Ends This Week

The City of Belton is accepting submissions for its 2015 Clean Water Art Contest. Submissions may include original drawings or videos up to 30 seconds long that show how we can all help make the waters in Belton cleaner.

Up to six winning entries will ...Read on...

Additional Info/Registration Form...
Posted on: October 19, 2015

Large Trash Containers to be Available at Public Works Yard on Oct. 24 for Community Cleanup Day

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be available for Belton residents to use at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, on Saturday, Oct. 24. Brushes, leaves, old furniture or other bulky items will be accepted.

The containers will be available on...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 13, 2015

Installation of Automatic Water Meters set to Begin

The process to replace or retrofit approximately 6,200 water meters in the City of Belton with automatic meter reading technology will begin in earnest the week of Oct. 19. Meter installation will commence in North Belton. It is expected to take approxima...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2015

Fuel Spill from Main Street Gas Station Contained

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BELTON -- City of Belton emergency responders helped contain a fuel spill early Friday morning at the Gulf gas station on the corner of Main Street and 6th Avenue.

The spill, estimated to be about 50 gallons, occurred at about 4:30 a.m. as storage tank...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Belton Fire Department to Participate in Smoke Detector Giveaway

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Belton firefighters will be at the Belton Walmart on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, to take part in a smoke detector giveaway. Firefighters will set up a time with registrants to visit their homes and install smoke detectors.

Posted on: September 24, 2015

Nolan Creek Project a Finalist for Award from Texas Downtown Association

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The Nolan Creek Project in Downtown Belton has been named named a finalist in the Best Public Improvement Program category of the 2015 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) President’s Awards Program.

Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more tha...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

National Night Out Just Hours Away

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Find a block party, meet neighbors, and unite against crime at National Night Out tonight in Belton. Most parties start at 6 p.m.

Good neighbors looking out for each other is a proven crime prevention strategy. Belton Police Officers and City officials...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Belton Fire Department Seeking Assistance Locating Automatic External Defibrillators

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The Belton Fire Department invites Belton businesses, churches, youth clubs, etc. to assist in an effort to catalog automatic external defibrillators (AED) that are available in public and private areas where large numbers of people work or congregate. Th...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Large Trash Containers to be Available at Public Works Yard on Oct. 24

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Multiple 30-yard trash containers will be available for Belton residents to use at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, on Saturday, Oct. 24. Brushes, leaves, old furniture or other bulky items will be accepted.

The containers will be available on...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 22, 2015

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for Oct. 3

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is open to residents from Bell County and six other nearby counties. It will be in Temple, 3210 E. Ave. H, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 3. Items accepted include electronics, batteries, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, ho...Read on...

More Information...
Posted on: September 18, 2015

Splash Pads Closed

The Belton splash pads in Harris and South Wall Tiger Parks are closed for the season. They will reopen Memorial Day 2016.

Posted on: September 16, 2015

Clean Water Art Contest Open for Belton K-12 Students

The City of Belton is accepting submissions for its 2015 Clean Water Art Contest. Submissions may include original drawings or videos up to 30 seconds long that show how we can all help make the waters in Belton cleaner.

Six winning entries will each b...Read on...

Additional Info/Registration Form...
Posted on: September 2, 2015

Memorial Ceremony set for Sept. 11

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Belton Fire and Police Honor Guards will perform at a brief ceremony at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Mayborn Center on Sept. 11. The ceremony is to honor first responders and others who died as a result of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2015

Belton Seeking Public Comment on Proposed 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

Belton's proposed Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2016-2020 is now available online for review. Public comments are invited at the City Council Meeting on September 8, 2015, held at the Harris Community Center, 401 Alexander Street, or by email to City Cl...Read on...

Proposed Strategic Plan...
Posted on: September 1, 2015

City Offices Closed, No Trash Collections on Labor Day

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Trash and recycling collections will run one day late during the week of Sept. 7-12

Posted on: August 31, 2015

TxDOT to Close Southbound I-35 Off-Ramp at Tahuaya Rd. Overnight.

The southbound I-35 off-ramp to Tahuaya Rd (exit 289A) will be closed tonight, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Drivers who want to exit before FM 2484 should use the exit north of Loop 121 (exit 292) and remain on the access road from there. The closure will expedite fi...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Governor's Small Business Forum Coming to Belton on Sept. 17

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Registration is now open for a Governor's Small Business Forum scheduled for Thursday, September 17, on the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The cost is $20 per person.

UMHB will host the event, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lord Conference C...Read on...

Registration Information...
Posted on: August 28, 2015

Belton PD to Join Other Texas Agencies by Focusing on DWI Enforcement through Labor Day

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The Belton Police Department, along with a coalition of law enforcement agencies, and interested individuals, have joined together to address the need to reduce and prevent alcohol and drug-impaired driving.

Beginning this weekend through September ...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Southbound Off-ramp to Tahuaya Rd. to Close Tonight

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The southbound off-ramp to Tahuaya Rd will be closed tonight, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., as crews set up cranes for demolishing the old mainlane bridge across the Lampasas River. Drivers who need to access Tahuaya or Amity Rd should take the off-ramp after Loop 12...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

Memorial Ceremony set for Sept. 11

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Belton Fire and Police Honor Guards will perform at a brief ceremony at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Mayborn Center on Sept. 11. The ceremony is to honor first responders and others who died as a result of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

BNSF Railway is scheduled to make repairs on the railroad track crossing on College St., between 13th Avenue and Crusader way. To accommodate this maintenance, the College St. crossing will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28.

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Belton Fire Department to Distribute Fans to Help Residents Deal with Heat

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Belton Fire Department is partnering with Belton Walmart, Belton H-E-B, and Belton Professional Firefighters Association to help those in need to receive relief during extreme heat conditions. Beginning on August 31, the Fire Department will distribute fa...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Shanklin Road to be Temporarily Closed Thursday for Construction

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Two sections of Shanklin Road will be closed Thursday, Aug. 27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., due to construction. Residents and businesses will be allowed access as necessary. Detours will be available via I-35 or Auction Barn Road.

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Part of N. Penelope St. to Close Wednesday for Repair of Railroad Crossing

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A portion of the 1100 block of N. Penelope St. will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to allow BNSF to make repairs to the track crossing. The closing will be isolated to the railroad tracks, and will not impact home access for resi...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Public Comment Opportunity Approaching for Proposed Sidewalk Standards

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The public has two more opportunities to comment in a public meeting about a proposed amendment to Section 503, Sidewalk Standards and Policy, of the Subdivision Ordinance before the Belton City Council considers it for adoption. The proposed policy provi...Read on...

Proposed Policy...
Posted on: August 14, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Portions of 2nd Ave. to Close Aug. 18-26 for Road Construction

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Portions of 2nd Ave. between Main St. and Loop 121 will be closed Aug. 18-26 to allow the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to upgrade the road surface. The existing surface will be milled and a smooth asphalt overlay will be applied. The work is...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The CITY OF BELTON will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 2.2629 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effectiv...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Belton Earns Scenic City Certification

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Belton has been awarded Gold level Scenic City Certification by Scenic Texas. Belton is one of 20 Texas cities to have earned the five-year certification this year.
Scenic City Certification Program is a project of Scenic Texas and its statewide program ...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Pritchard Appointed as Fire Chief

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Longtime Belton firefighter Bruce Pritchard was sworn-in today as the new Fire Chief of the Belton Fire Department.

Pritchard was appointed by City Manager Sam Listi, with the City Council later confirming the appointment in a special meeting today. P...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Book Fair Under Way at Lena Armstrong Public Library

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The in-library Book Fair at the City of Belton's Lena Armstrong Public Library runs through Friday, July 31. Come visit the library and see the selection of books available for purchase.

For those interested in shopping online, an online Book Fair is a...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Community Garden Dedication Set For 10 a.m. on July 24

The Garden is a Leadership Belton project. It's located in Heritage Park near the baseball complex and Leon River (adjacent to Summer Fun).

Posted on: July 20, 2015

Coffee with a Cop set for Saturday, July 25

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The Belton Police Department invites the Belton community to Coffee with a Cop at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Fry's Restaurant, 802 S. Main St.

Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2015

Pritchard Selected Interim Fire Chief; Permanent Appointment Anticipated

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Following the retirement of former Belton Fire Chief Francisco Corona on July 14, 2015, City Manager Sam Listi has appointed Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Pritchard Acting Chief.

The process for selection of the next Belton Fire Chief began soon after the...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Belton PD Seeking Help to Solve School Burglaries

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The Belton Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify multiple suspects who forced their way into the Belton High School athletic building between midnight and 6 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015. In addition to stealing items, the su...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Salsa Competition Features Belton First Responders

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Up to five teams of Belton community leaders will face off in a salsa recipe competition at the H-E-B store in Belton on Saturday. The event is scheduled from 2-4 p.m.

Participants representing Belton Police, Fire, and EMS will be at the store. Belton ...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Host Registration Now Open for National Night Out 2015

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The Belton Police Department is looking for Belton citizens interested in hosting block parties for National Night Out on October 6.

Hosting a party is easy, and it’s a great way to meet neighbors and strengthen community spirit and police-citizen par...Read on...

Online Host Application...
Posted on: July 6, 2015

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Amendment to Subdivision Ordinance

The Belton City Council is seeking public comment on a proposed Sidewalk Standards and Policy. The proposed policy provides sidewalk standards for development along collector and arterial streets.

Hard copies of the proposed Sidewalk Standards and P...Read on...

Proposed Policy and Comment Form...
Posted on: July 1, 2015

Large Amounts of Water Entering and Exiting Lake Have Contributed to Odor in Tap Water

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You may have noticed lately the tap water in Belton has an earthy odor. Belton water provider, Bell County Water Control Improvement District No. 1, has assured us that the WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK and that the water plant continues to meet requirements of ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

2015 Abandoned or Unclaimed Property List Now Available

An updated list of abandoned or unclaimed properties is now available. The first step to claiming abandoned or unclaimed property is to follow the instructions on the Abandoned Property Claim Form.

Property List/Claim Form...
Posted on: June 24, 2015

Coffee with a Cop set for Tuesday, June 30

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The Belton Police Department invites the Belton community to Coffee with a Cop at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at Patriot Coney Island, 112 E. Central Ave.

Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more a...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

City Wins Statewide Media Relations Award

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The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers recognized the City of Belton on Friday, June 19, with the 2015 TAMI Award for Best Media Relations in Texas. TAMI Awards, presented annually to select municipalities, are the highest statewide honor...Read on...

Contest Entry...
Posted on: June 18, 2015

Central Texas Water Supply Corporation Violation Impacted Eight Belton Water Customers

Central Texas Water Supply Corporation is required to notify its customers that it failed to collect the required daily samples for chlorite monitoring of water entering the distribution system for three months in 2014. The customers included eight from ...Read on...

Violation Notice...
Posted on: June 11, 2015

City Council Seeks Input on Charter Update

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The Belton City Council is seeking public input regarding the City Charter, which was adopted in May 2005, and includes a provision stipulating that the Charter be reviewed by a committee at least once every 10 years. At its meeting on June 9, the Council...Read on...

Belton City Charter...
Posted on: June 10, 2015

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Available Online

The 2014 Annual Report of Drinking Water Quality is available to view online. The report is also mailed water customers of the City of Belton.

View Report...
Posted on: June 3, 2015

HOME Grant Funds Available to Low Income Belton Residents

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The City of Belton is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of HOME grant funds for residents of Belton.
The HOME Program provides funds to assist low income homeowners to replace their current home with a new house built on the same lot or, in ...Read on...

Qualification Information...
Posted on: June 1, 2015

Boil Water Notice Rescinded by Central Texas Water Supply Corporation

Notice sent out earlier today was unnecessary, according to Central Texas Water Supply Corporation. It only impacted City of Belton customers on Amity and Amity School Road.

Rescission Notice...
Posted on: June 1, 2015

Central Texas Water Supply Corporation Issues Boil Water Notice

A boil water notice issued today by the Central Texas Water Supply Corporation includes City of Belton water customers on Amity and Amity School Road.

No other Belton water customers are impacted by the boil notice.

City of Belton is hand deliveri...Read on...

Boil Notice...
Posted on: May 22, 2015

City Offices Closed -- No Trash Collections on Memorial Day

City offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, no trash collections will occur on Monday, so trash service for all customers will be delayed a day all next week.

Posted on: May 21, 2015

Planning and Zoning Commission Approves Zoning Change for Downtown Gun Store/Gun Range

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The Planning and Zoning Commission passed an ordinance on Tuesday to change the zoning at 204 N. Penelope to allow a retail gun store and indoor shooting range. The store would also include a gunsmith shop and classroom space for Concealed Handgun License...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

TIRZ Board Approves Budget Amendment; Could Lead to Redevelopment of Former H-E-B Building

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The former H-E-B store at the corner of Main and 6th may be redeveloped into a multi-tenant retail property with ACE Hardware and Planet Fitness as anchors. Although no signed commitments have been made, the City has received a retail concept proposal fro...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Police Looking for Help Solving Counterfeit Case

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In the past month, counterfeit $50 bills have been passed at two Belton businesses.
A white female around 30 to 40 years of age with tattoos on her right wrist and upper right arm was captured on video on April 14, 2015, passing a counterfeit bill at th...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Nolan Creek Kick-off Celebration Rescheduled

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Inclement weather and higher flow levels in Nolan Creek has caused the rescheduling of Saturday's Nolan Creek Kick-off Celebration. The event, which includes afternoon activities on Nolan Creek and a Movie in the Park in the evening, is rescheduled for Sa...Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Fire Chief Announces Retirement

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Belton Fire Chief Francisco Corona has announced his intention to retire. His last day will be July 15, 2015.

Press Release...
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Scholarship Opportunity

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The City of Belton and Waste Management will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior living in the Belton City Limits. The application deadline is May 27, 2015.

Scholarship Application...
Posted on: May 9, 2015

City Council Election Results

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The four incumbents on the ballot for Belton City Council were all re-elected, according to an unofficial tabulation of votes today. A total of 325 residents voted, including 159 during Early Voting.

The voting totals per candidate are as follows:

*...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Temporary Road Closure Planned Thursday for Water Tower Demolition

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Temporary road closures to through traffic are scheduled from11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday on several streets near the S. Davis Water Tank, which is being demolished and removed, pending weather conditions.

The following roads will be closed:
Hughes S...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Election Day is Saturday

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The final opportunity to vote for Belton City Council candidates is Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polls are at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander Street.
The seven-day early voting period ended on Tuesday with 159 Belton residents vot...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

Shanklin Road to be Temporarily Closed on Tuesday

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Shanklin Road, from Loop 121 to Interstate I-35, will be temporarily closed to through traffic on Wednesday, May 6, due to road construction. The closure will occur between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The closure is necessary to allow a utility line to be routed...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Splash Pads to Open Memorial Day Weekend

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Hours
Monday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Season
Memorial Day through Labor Day

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 2, 2015

Water Tower Demolition Scheduled for Next Week

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The City of Belton is scheduled to have its old S. Davis Street Water Tank demolished on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The work is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, pending weather conditions. It is anticipated it will take Hunter Demolition, an experienced...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Fire Department Responds to House Fire

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The Belton Fire Department is investigating a fire that occurred early this morning at a home in the 900 block of Hander Lane.

At about 5:24 a.m., a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report smoke and flames coming from a nearby house. The Belton Fire Department...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Library Awarded Texas Book Festival Grant

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BELTON – The Texas Book Festival has awarded the Lena Armstrong Public Library a $2,500 collections enhancement grant. The grant will help purchase current fiction and nonfiction best sellers for the Adult Spanish collection.

“We are extremely grateful...Read on...

Press Release...
Posted on: April 18, 2015

Library to Host Entrepreneur Workshop

A free workshop, Being Your Own Boss, is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Belton's Lena Armstrong Public Library, 301 E. 1st Avenue. This workshop addresses the fundamentals of starting a business and helps prepare people for self-employment. The w...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Road to Close Overnight on Wednesday to allow for Water Main Repair

The 200 Block of S. East Street, from Water Street to The Gin restaurant, will be closed overnight on Wednesday beginning at 10:30 p.m. The closure is necessary to repair a water main. It is anticipated that the work will be completed by 6:00 a.m. Thursda...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

City Addresses Concerns About Parking at Heritage Park

We encourage visitors to Heritage Park to use designated parking spaces. We are working to increase the number of available parking spaces with an additional 50 under construction. Please avoid parking in the grass, especially in areas clearly marked with...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Large Trash Containers Still Available at Public Works Yard on April 11

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Belton residents three 30-yard trash containers will be available at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road, for your use on Saturday, April 11. We'll accept brush, leaves, old furniture or other bulky items.

The containers will be available only thi...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 6, 2015

2015 City Council Election Information

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In 2015, four Belton City Council seats are up for election (see candidate list below).

Election Day is May 9. Polls at the Harris Community Center, 401 Alexander Street, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early Voting will be at City Hall, 333 Wat...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

New Belton Employee Recognized by Texas House of Representatives

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On March 26, the Texas House of Representatives recognized Ed Bandas, Retail Coordinator for the City of Belton, for his role in the Army Marathon.

Bandas, CEO and President of the Army Marathon, began working in his role as Retail Coordinator for the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Dispose of extra spring cleaning trash on April 11

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Belton residents with spring cleaning plans...We've arranged to have three 30-yard trash containers available for your use on Saturday, April 11. Bring your brush, leaves, or old furniture to the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road.

The containers wil...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Belton Fire Department Health & Safety Fair is Saturday, March 28

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The Belton Fire Department invites the public to a health and safety fair on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2 on Sparta Road.

This open house is a great opportunity to meet firefighters and be introduced to some of the equipment us...Read on...

PDF Flyer...
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Belton Police Respond to Fatality Accident on I-35 Frontage Road

BELTON -- The driver of a Jeep SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single car accident on the Interstate 35 Frontage Road this morning.

At about 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, Belton officers responded to a rollover crash on the southbound I-3...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Fuel Spill from Main Street Gas Station Contained

BELTON -- City of Belton emergency responders helped contain a fuel spill early Monday morning at the Major Brand gas station on the corner of Main Street and 6th Avenue.

The spill, estimated to be about 75 gallons, occurred at about 3:40 a.m. as stora...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

Central Texas Engineer of the Year Influential on Important Belton Projects

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Wm. Mack Parker, senior project manager with Kasberg, Patrick & Associates, was named 2014 Engineer of the Year for the Central Texas Region by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers on February 26.

Mr. Parker has done extensive work for the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2015

Mayor Grayson Recieves Accolades

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In the past two weeks, Mayor Marion Grayson has received honors from Belton ISD and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas.

At a luncheon on March 5 to celebrate Texas Public Schools Week, Belton ISD honored Mayor Grayson as the 2015 Distinguished Alumna. M...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Disc Golf Tournament set for March 29

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The second annual University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and City of Belton Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament is on Sunday, March 29. The first hole of the tournament at the corner of University Drive and Crusader Way. The tournament is free to UMHB students, $...Read on...

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Posted on: March 11, 2015

Ballot Order Determined for City Council Candidates

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The ballot order for the City Council Election on May 9, 2015, has been determined by a drawing. Candidates will appear on ballots in the following order:

*David K. Leigh
*Craig Pearson*Jerri S. Gauntt
Richard VazquezLouie Minor
*Dan Kirkley

...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 5, 2015

Army Marathon Founder Hired as Belton Retail Development Coordinator

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Ed Bandas, the Founder/Race Director of the Army Marathon, has been selected to serve as Belton’s first Retail Development Coordinator. Mr. Bandas, a Temple native and Belton resident, was chosen after an extensive recruitment that began in October 2014, ...Read on...

Press Release...
Posted on: March 4, 2015

Belton Lieutenant Graduates from Prestigious Program

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Belton Police Lieutenant Larry Berg is among the 2 percent of Texas law enforcement officers to have graduated from the prestigious Leadership Command College (LCC) of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. Lt. Berg graduated last week.
The L...Read on...

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Posted on: March 2, 2015

Temporary Road Closure on Tuesday

From 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 3, the City of Belton Water Department will close part of Montrose Street just east of Church Street to complete exploratory excavation of the water main, valves and fittings at the intersection of Montrose and Church...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Six Candidates File for Four City Council Seats

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Six candidates filed for four expiring seats on the Belton City Council, including four incumbents. The filing period closed on February 27.

Dan Kirkley (incumbent)
Craig Pearson (incumbent)David K. Leigh (incumbent)
Louie MinorJerri S. Gauntt (i...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Belton Youth Police Academy Seeking Recruits

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Beginning on March 2, middle school students in the Belton area with an interest in finding out more about police work are eligible to resister for the Belton Youth Police Academy. Young recruits who are selected to take part in the program will receive i...Read on...

More Information...
Posted on: February 27, 2015

Warrant Round-up Under Way in Belton

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Belton Municipal Court and Police Department are among 250 agencies across Texas participating in a warrant round-up through March. People with active warrants for such things as unpaid traffic tickets or court fines may have them cleared up by paying the...Read on...

Warrant List...
Posted on: February 26, 2015

Roll-in Ceremony for New Fire Department Pumper Truck Set for Monday

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The Belton Fire Department is hosting a Roll-in Ceremony for its new Pierce Custom Cab Pumper Truck at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2. The ceremony will be at Central Fire Station, 203 S. Penelope, where the new truck is stationed.

The truck was placed i...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Trash Advisory

Trash and Recycling collections are running a day behind schedule this week because of weather conditions. Collections should return to the normal schedule next week.

Posted on: February 24, 2014

11th Annual Book & Author Luncheon is Saturday

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Hear from local author Wayne Carpenter and two other authors at the 11th Annual Book & Author Luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library.

The event will include an author reception, book sale, and silent auction beginning ...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Belton Fire Department Responds to Capital Truck & Equipment Fire

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Belton Fire Department Investigators, assisted by a fire investigator from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are investigating the cause of an overnight fire that caused extensive fire and smoke damage to Capital Truck and Equipment...Read on...

Press Release...
Posted on: February 20, 2015

Temporary Road Closure on Sunday

The 200 block of E. Central Avenue, between Penelope Street and East Street, will be temporarily closed on Sunday to allow work crews to repair a sewer line. The closure will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please be cautious driving in the area and obey traf...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Belton Participating in Statewide Warrant Round-up

Belton Municipal Court and Police Department are among 250 agencies across Texas participating in a warrant round-up through March. People with active warrants for such things as unpaid traffic tickets or court fines may have them cleared up by paying the...Read on...

Warrant List...
Posted on: February 19, 2015

Firefighters Seeking Registrations for Emergency Notification System

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Over the next few days, Belton firefighters will visit businesses and homes located within the 100-year Nolan Creek floodplain to update the City's emergency notification database. Residents and business that have not registered with CodeRED, the City's e...Read on...

CodeRED Registration Page...
Posted on: February 18, 2015

Municipal Court Operations have Moved to Finance Building

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Belton Municipal Court Operations has moved to the Finance Building, located at 100 South Davis Street. With the exception of court proceedings, all day-today operations (including accepting payments) will be conducted from the South Davis location. Munic...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Belton in Voluntary Water Conservation Stage Due to Lake Belton's Low Water Elevation

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Belton residents are asked to voluntarily conserve water due to persistently low water elevation at Lake Belton since November 2012.

When Lake Belton's water elevation drops below 587, Belton is considered to have mild water shortage conditions and vol...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 13, 2015

Public Comment Period Ends on February 15 for Thoroughfare Plan Update

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The Belton City Council is seeking public comment on a proposed update to the City's Thoroughfare Plan. The Thoroughfare Plan is a long-term planning document that guides transportation system development.

Hard Copies of the proposed Thoroughfare Plan...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 12, 2015

Pay Municipal Court Fines at the Finance Department

Beginning on February 17, Belton Municipal Court will only accept payments at the Municipal Court Building on days court is in session. On all other business days payments will be accepted at the Finance Building, 100 S. Davis Street, which has a drive-th...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 11, 2015

Automated Water Meters Could be Coming to Belton

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The Belton City Council is considering entering into a $4.2 million contract with Siemens Industry to replace residential water meters with newer technology that allows meter reading to occur remotely. The Council anticipates making a final decision in th...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

Youth Advisory Commission Receives Lesson in Local History

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Rev. Roscoe Harrison shared with the Belton Youth Advisory Commission on Monday what it was like going to school in Belton in the 1960s.

Rev. Harrison spoke with the students as part of their monthly meeting and in recognition of Black History Month. Y...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2015

Temporary Lane Closure on E. 6th Street Today

The Belton Public Works Department will close the outside westbound lane on E. 6th Street today to repair a water leak under the road. The closure will be from Comay Street to Center Street.

Work will begin at about 8:30 a.m. with the road expected to...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

NOTIFICATION: Overnight I-35 Closure Delayed Again

TxDOT announced today that an overnight closure tonight of Interstate 35 in Belton is delayed again. This is the second delay this week.

The closure is still necessary to allow crews to work on the US 190 flyover above the interstate, but a new date h...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

City Council Filing Period Opens Today

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The filing period for the Belton City Council opened today. Candidates interested in running for a councilmember seat have until 5 p.m. on February 27 to file for a spot on the ballot. Election Day is May 9.

Four member terms are expiring: Mayor Pro Te...Read on...

Candidate Packet...
Posted on: January 27, 2015

I-35 Closure Delayed until overnight on Wednesday

TxDOT announced today that an overnight closure of Interstate 35 in Belton tonight is delayed until Wednesday, January 28. The closure is necessary to allow crews to work on the US 190 flyover above the interstate. The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 p...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Residents Invited to Register for CodeRED Emergency Notification System

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Would you like to be notified by cell phone when a boil water notice is issued or when flooding may occur? The CodeRED Emergency Communications Network allows Belton officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire City of...Read on...

Registration Page...
Posted on: January 26, 2015

Police Explorers Program to Accept Applications Beginning on February 2

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The Belton Police Department announces the 2015 recruiting drive for our Law Enforcement Exploring Post. Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for young men and women ages 14-20, who have completed 8th grade. Exploring is a program from the “Learning for...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 26, 2015

Both Directions of I-35 to Close Overnight on Tuesday for Construction Work on U.S. 190 Flyover

TxDOT has announced an overnight closure for the northbound and southbound mainlanes of Interstate 35 in Belton on Tuesday, January 27, to allow crews to work on the US 190 flyover above the interstate. The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesd...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2015

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered for Information that Leads to Arrest in Belton Homicide

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Bell County Crime Stoppers is offering anybody with information about a recent homicide in Belton an opportunity to anonymously come forward and help with the investigation.

At about 12:35 p.m. on December 19, 2014, Belton police responded to a residen...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2015

SOLD OUT: Daddy Daughter Dance

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The City of Belton's first-ever Daddy Daughter Dance sold out in 18 days. Those fortunate enough to get tickets will dance the night away on February 13, 2015.

Thanks for the great response. We look forward to a fun and wholesome event.

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 21, 2015

Up to 1,000 Trout Planted in Nolan Creek Today

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In partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife, the City of Belton planted up to 1,000 trout in Nolan Creek today.

This is the second time in a month that trout have been planted in Belton. In December more than 200 fisherman came out for our Family, ...Read on...

Facebook Slideshow...
Posted on: January 20, 2015

Belton Police Department Recruiting Officers

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The Belton Police Department is accepting police officer applications until Feb. 18. Each applicant must pass a free Civil Service examination with a minimum score of 70. The test will be administered on Feb. 27.

Belton Police Career Information...
Posted on: January 15, 2015

Public Comment Period Open for Thoroughfare Plan Update

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The Belton City Council is seeking public comment on a proposed update to the City's Thoroughfare Plan. The Thoroughfare Plan is a long-term planning document that guides transportation system development.

Hard Copies of the proposed Thoroughfare Plan...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 13, 2015

Coffee with a Cop set for Friday, Jan. 23

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The Belton Police Department invites the Belton community to Coffee with a Cop at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 23, at Fry's Restaurant, 802 S. Main Street in Belton.

Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and lear...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

Public Notice on Fair Housing

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City of BeltonFair Housing, It’s the Law
To promote fair housing practices, the City of Belton encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Ac...Read on...

En Español...
Posted on: January 12, 2015

Belton Police Department Groundbreaking set for Wednesday

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation and addition to the Belton Police Department, 711 E. 2nd Ave., is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

The project includes an 8,343-square-foot expansion and renovation of the existing space. When complet...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity Available on Saturday

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Last minute volunteers are still welcome for our One Community One Day event on Saturday. The event encourages citizens to join together for a day of service in the community. This year volunteers will meet at the Harris Community Center at 9 a.m. to rece...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Belton Police Opening New Substation on Friday

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The Belton Police Department is hosting an open house from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at its new substation located in the storefront near the north entrance of H-E-B Plus!, 2509 N. Main Street.
The space for the storefront substation was made available ...Read on...

Posted on: January 1, 2015

New Year Holiday Trash Notice

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The New Year holiday will delay trash collection by a day for residents with Thursday and Friday trash pickup. Residents normally serviced on Thursdays will be serviced on Friday, and residents with Friday trash pickup will be serviced on Saturday. The t...Read more »

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Posted on: December 24, 2014

Filing Period Begins in Late January for Place on General Election Ballot

Residents seeking a place on the ballot must file an application at City Hall between January 28, 2015, and February 27, 2015.

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Posted on: December 23, 2014

Christmas Holiday Trash Notice

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Over the next two weeks the Christmas and New Year holidays will delay trash collection for some residents Over the next two weeks, residents with Thursday trash pickup will be serviced on Friday, and residents with Friday trash pickup will be serviced o...Read more »

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Posted on: December 23, 2014

Holiday Closings in Belton

City of Belton offices such as City Hall, Finance Building, Lena Armstrong Public Library will be open for normal hours on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, but closed on Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

City offices will also be close...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2014

Belton Police Department Investigating Homicide

The Belton Police Department is investigating a death that a preliminary autopsy report has listed as a homicide. The report states that John Hill, 62, of Belton, died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

On Friday, December 19, Belton office...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2014

Family, Fishin', & Fun Winners Announced

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Three young fisherman won fishing gear Friday at the Family, Fishin', & Fun event at Nolan Creek. The gear was awarded based on longest fish caught during the event. The overall winner was Brock Sebasta, who caught a 10-inch trout. Jacob Heith and Sab...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2014

1,000 Trout Planted in Nolan Creek

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In partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife, the City of Belton planted 1,000 trout in Nolan Creek today and hosted its annual Family, Fishin', Fun event.

An estimated 250 people attended. Several people caught their limit, but there are plenty of ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Family, Fishin', & Fun set for Dec. 19

IMG_9656a.jpg Belton Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Family, Fishin', & Fun events this year on Friday, Dec. 1, and Friday, Dec. 30. At Family, Fishin' & Fun Nolan Creek is stocked with trout by Texas Parks and Wildlife and for a limited time famili...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: December 8, 2014

Dedication of Lions Special Needs Playground set for Friday

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The new Lions Special Needs Playground in Heritage Park, 100 Park Ave., is set to be dedicated in a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12.

The playground was recommended by the Capital Improvements Plan Committee and approved by the Belton City ...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

TxDOT Announces Temporary Lane Closure on Highway 317 in Belton

TxDOT has announced that various lanes of Highway 317 near the FM 439 intersection will be temporarily closed Monday thru Friday, December 8-12.

The temporary lane closures will take place daily between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to allow the contractor to pour...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

Belton Invites Residents to Register for CodeRED Emergency Notification System

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The City of Belton in cooperation with Bell County and the Central Texas Council of Governments has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Belton officials the ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2014

Holiday Food Drive Under Way

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The Belton Police and Fire Departments are accepting food item donations for area families. The food will be delivered to residents in Academy and Belton by Helping Hands Ministry. Residents interested in participating may drop off donations at either fir...Read on...

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Posted on: November 30, 2014

Belton Recycling Report

A recent report from Waste Management, the City's waste services provider, showed that the City recycling program has diverted 13 percent, or 491 tons, of solid waste from landfills. The Recycling program began in January 2013.

In addition, the "A...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Police Looking for Person of Interest in Downtown Theft

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Belton Police Department needs help identifying a person of interest from a theft that occurred on Nov. 5 in the 100 block of E. Central Ave.

The victim was in her business helping a customer when a woman took her wallet from her purse that was behind...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

In observation of Thanksgiving, City of Belton offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28. Offices will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1.

Emergency services will operate without interruption.

Thursday trash collection services will be do...Read on...

Posted on: November 29, 2014

Santa Pal Donations Accepted at Several Belton Locations

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Santa Pal donation boxes have been placed at both fire stations (Sparta Rd. and Penelope St.), City Hall, Finance, Belton Journal, and First State Bank.

Santa Pal is a program by the Belton Fire Department that collects and distributes gifts to needy ...Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2014

Brush Collection Service Busy Since October

The Public Works Department reports that brush collection is returning to normal levels again. Since October 1, it has received an incredible 468 brush collection requests, with only 30 requests still pending. This does not include the brush that is coll...Read on...

Posted on: November 27, 2014

Bee Careful on Construction Sites

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The rainfall last weekend caused Nolan Creek to swell and deposit a small amount of brush on the construction site of the Nolan Creek Recreation and Flood Mitigation Project. The contractor received a surprise when he moved a large trunk that was home to ...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

TxDOT Announces Temporary Lane Closure on Highway 317 in Belton

Various lanes of Highway 317 near the FM 439 intersection will be temporarily closed Monday thru Friday, December 1-5.

The temporary lane closures will take place daily between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to allow the contractor to pour hot mix, remove the old s...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Notice

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Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, residents with Thursday trash pickup will be serviced on Friday, and residents with Friday trash pickup will be serviced on Saturday. The schedule resumes as normal on Monday.

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Police Seek Help with Robbery Investigation

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Belton Police are asking the public to help identify at least three people involved in two robberies over the weekend in Belton. Police believe the suspects may also have participated in recent robberies in Temple and Harker Heights.

At about 3:20 a.m....Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Police Looking for Person of Interest

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The Belton Police Department is seeking help to identify a person of interest related to a theft that occurred on November 7 at the Fry’s restaurant on South Main Street. The man was last seen on a bicycle. Please call 254-933-5840 or text tips to 254-217...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Santa Pal Registration Period is Open

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The Belton Fire Department is involved again this year in the Santa Pal Program, which helps needy families provide for Christmas, typically for ages 1-13. Belton residents may contact the Temple Help Center to complete an application. Approved requests a...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2014

Extension to Nolan Creek Hike & Bike Trail now Open

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A .33-mile extension of the Nolan Creek Hike & Bike Trail is now open to the public. The extension brings the trail from Burton's Crossing, near the Harris Community Center, to Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., near the campus of the University of Mary Har...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail set for Dec. 6

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Get in the Christmas mood on Dec. 6 (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.) with Christmas on the Chisholm Trail in Yettie Polk Park, 101 S. Davis Street.

This annual event features specialty crafts, flavorful food, and festive entertainment. Enjoy a walk along the Nolan C...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Family, Fishin', & Fun set for Dec. 19

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The Belton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Family, Fishin', & Fun event on Friday, Dec. 19, in which trout are stocked in Nolan Creek and for a limited time families can fish for free without a license.

Texas Parks and Wildlif...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Belton Police Arrest Man on Terroristic Threat Charge

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Belton Police arrested Roy Dale Thornton on a charge of terrorist threat on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in connection with an alleged threatening phone call. The Belton Police Department received a call in which a man said he feared for his safety following a phon...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2014

Opening Ceremony set for Nolan Creek Hike & Bike Trail Extension

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The opening ceremony for the Nolan Creek Hike & Bike Trail Extension is set for 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14. The ceremony will take place along the Trail near Lion's Softball Field. Parking is available at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander.

T...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Temporary Road Closure

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N. Penelope Street from E. 12th Ave. to E. 13th will close temporarily, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, for a block party. Please use N. Wall Street as an alternative route.

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Four Belton Firefighters to be Recognized by Temple Elks Lodge Tonight

Four Belton firefighters are scheduled to be honored tonight at the Temple Elks Lodge's annual Bell County Firefighter, EMT, and Police Officer of the Year appreciation dinner.

Lt. Justin Porter and Firefighter Aric Henkelman have been selected as EMT ...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Belton Firefighters Offering Free 10-minute CPR Course

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Take10 is a new hands-on 10 minute training session offered by Belton Fire Department paramedics that teaches compression only CPR. Every minute is critical for an adult in cardiac arrest, and high quality, uninterrupted chest compressions can save lives....Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

Belton Police Receive New Patrol Vehicle

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The newest patrol vehicle in the Belton Police Department fleet is a "slick top" Tahoe. In other words there is not a light bar on top of the unit. Instead it's located inside the car at the top of the windshield. Look for "slick top" ...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Booker Named Firefighter of the Year

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Belton firefighter Jeff Booker has been named Firefighter of the Year by the Heart of Texas chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Nov. 8.

Posted on: October 22, 2014

New Playground Equipment Added to Yettie Polk Park

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New playground equipment has been installed at Yettie Polk Park. The equipment is located in the southern end of of the park and features four slides.
This is one of several projects identified in the 2013 Capital Improvements Plan and approved by the Ca...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2014

Fifth Person Charged in Connection with Oct. 17 Burglary

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A fifth person has been charged in connection with an Oct. 17 burglary in the 500 block of E. 28th Ave in Belton. Khara Leighann Marie Williams-Jackson, 22, of Temple, is charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony. The resi...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Belton Police Apprehend Five Burglary Suspects

Four men ranging from ages 19 to 21 have been charged with burglary of a habitation, and charges are pending against another suspect following an incident on Oct. 17.

On Oct. 17, a resident in the 500 block of E. 28th Ave. arrived home at about 1 p.m. ...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Coffee with a Cop is Tuesday

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The Belton Police Department invites the Belton community to Coffee with a Cop at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, at Arusha Coffee, 126 N. East Street in Belton.

Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn ...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2014

TxDOT Accepting Public Comments on Proposed MLK Expansion until Oct. 23

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Written comments may be made by mail or email. See posting on TxDOT website for additional information including public notice and project schematic.

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

High Volume of Downed Trees and Limbs Causing Service Delays for Brush Collection

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Brush collection could take up to three weeks for residents who submitted requests following the Oct. 2 storm. During normal conditions brush collections are made within 10 business days. We are working as fast as we can. Thank you for your patience.

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Belton to host its first-ever Coffee with a Cop

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The Belton Police Department invites the Belton community to Coffee with a Cop at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, at Arusha Coffee, 126 N. East Street in Belton.

Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn ...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Council to Consider Bid for Nolan Creek Recreation and Flood Mitigation Project

Bid among several items Belton City Council will consider at its meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander.

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

TxDOT Public Hearing on MLK Extension is Tonight

The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing to discuss extending Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., formerly W. 9th Ave., to Loop 121. The hearing will be on Monday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Belton City Council Chamber, Harris Communit...Read on...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Posted on: October 7, 2014

Mraz Named New Miss Flame

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Kendall Mraz, 16, has been selected as the 2014-2015 Miss Flame. Kendall is a junior at Belton High School. She plays on the varsity softball team and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Look for Kendall at upcoming events such as Chr...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

National Night Out Just Hours Away

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Find a block party, meet neighbors, and unite against crime at National Night Out tonight in Belton. Most parties start at 6 p.m.

Good neighbors looking out for each other is a proven crime prevention strategy. Belton Police Officers and City officials...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2014

Firefighters Recognized for Role in Saving 61-year-old Man

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Belton firefighters were recognized at a City Council meeting on Sept. 23 for their role in saving the life of a 61-year-old man.

At around midnight on Aug. 11, a medic and engine crew from the Belton Fire Department responded to an emergency call for ...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2014

Fire Department Open House set for Last Day of Fire Prevention Week

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The Belton Fire Department is hosting an open house at Fire Station No. 2, 420 Sparta Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Meet firefighters, tour the station, and view equipment demonstrations.

Other fun features of the open house:

...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

Belton Police Support "National Night Out" on October 7

National Night Out will be observed on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Residents are encouraged to get out and meet neighbors at one of the 23 block parties planned in neighborhoods throughout Belton. Please call 254-933-5840 for more information.

Good neigh...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2014

WRITERS AND READERS, INK time

The public is invited to WRITERS AND READERS, INK time, a two-hour event, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., October 5, at the Harris Community Center.

Published authors and members of the Bell County Writers Guild will be on hand sharing writing tips and promoting the...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2014

Re-Recognition Process Under Way at Belton Police Department

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A review of the Belton Police Department is under way today to reaffirm that 166 best practices are being administered. The review is part of the re-recognition process of the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.

Three ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

Boil Water Order for Miller Heights area Recinded

The boil water order for residents in the Miller Heights area has been rescinded.

The order was issued following a break in a water line on Holland Road on Friday night. While the repair was made, water service was temporarily disrupted for some resid...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Boil Water Notice Issued for Miller Heights Area

Due to a water main break at Holland Road and Muelhause Street on September 12, 2014, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, City of Belton PWS No. TX140002, to notify customers of the need to boil their water ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Books from $1 to $5 at Library Book Sale

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The Lena Armstrong Public Library will be selling books from $1 to $5 at a book sale at the Harris Community Center on Sept. 19, 20, 22.

Hours:
Sept. 19: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Sept. 20: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more informat...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Public Hearing on MLK Extension set for October 13

The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public hearing to discuss extending Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., formerly W. 9th Ave., to Loop 121. The hearing will be on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Belton City Council Chamber, Harris Community Center,...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Water Main Repair Under Way

A repair is under way on a water main at the corner of Holland and Muelhause. It is unclear at this point if a boil water notice will need to be issued to complete the repair. We will share updates as more information becomes available.Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2014

Miss Flame Application Deadline Approaching

The Belton Fire Department is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Miss Flame until 5 p.m. on September 20. Belton's Miss Flame competes against against other contestants in the Bell County Fire Chief Associations annual Miss Flame Contest.Read on...

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Posted on: September 11, 2014

Fire Department Commemorates 9-11 First Responders

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Belton firefighters participated in a brief commemoration at Crusader Stadium on Thursday in remembrance of first responders and others who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The program included a brief welcome from Fire Chi...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2014

September 11 Commemoration set for Thursday

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At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept., 11, 2014, Belton firefighters will participate in a brief commemoration at Crusader Stadium in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001.

The program will include a brief welcome from Fire Chief Francisco Corona, a moment of silen...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Police Looking for Theft Suspects

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Police are looking for information about two men involved in a theft in Belton on September 2. The theft occurred at the CEFCO on 6th Avenue at about 12:37 a.m. when a man reached across the counter and took money from the open cash register .

The blac...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

Free Tree Seedlings Offered to Residents of Belton

Free trees are available to Belton residents courtesy of Oncor's Energy-Saving Trees program, which has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation. Planting trees in strategic locations can help conserve energy and bring savings on utility bills. Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

Police Seek Help Solving a Burglary

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Belton Police are seeking information regarding a burglary that occurred overnight on Sunday, August 31, at two concession stands in Heritage Park. The buildings sustained thousands of dollars of damage. Items taken include a t-shirt press, a mini-refrige...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Seeking Public Comment on Strategic Plan

An update is proposed for the Strategic Plan, the document which guides the decision making process in the City. The Belton City Council is considering changes to the plan for inclusion in the Fiscal 2015 Budget.

The proposed update is transitory in n...Read on...

Strategic Plan link...
Posted on: August 29, 2014

Lena Armstrong Public Library now offering free online driving permit practice tests

Belton's Lena Armstrong Public Library now offers free online practice tests that assist teenagers in preparing for the driving permit test. The service is available thanks to a partnership with Driving-Tests.org.

Practice Tests...
Posted on: August 29, 2014

West Ave. F to Close for Repair of Water Line

Beginning at 7:30 a.m on Tuesday, Sept. 2, West Ave. F from Main Street to Pearl Street will be closed for a water line repair. The closure is expected to last up to 36 hours. Please be cautious around workers and equipment in the area and seek an alterna...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2014

Splash Pad Season Extended

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The splash pads at Harris Community Park and South Wall Tiger Park will remain open until September 21. Splash pad season typically ends on Labor Day, but this year it will be extended an additional three weeks. We hope you enjoy the extra time in the par...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Trash Service to be Delayed due to Holiday

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Trash and recycling service will run a day late next week due to the Labor Day holiday.

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

Movie in the Park

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The August Movie in the Park is Frozen. This FREE family event will take place in Harris Community Park, 401 N. Alexander, at approximately 8:15 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the movie under the stars and enjoy a summer night with the fami...Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

Mayor Grayson to Give Welcome Remarks at Governor's Small Business Forum in September

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Registration is now open for a Governor's Small Business Forum scheduled for Friday, September 5, on the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The cost is $20 per person.

UMHB will host the event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mayborn Center, ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2014

Wheat Road Open in Time for School

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Wheat Road opened to traffic on Friday meeting a goal of having it open before the first day of classes at the newly constructed Chisholm Trail Elementary. Parts of the road had been closed for several months due to construction to expand the roadway, imp...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Nolan Creek Low-water Crossing Removed

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The Nolan Creek low-water crossing on South Beal Street has been removed. The crossing was a recreation safety hazard and accumulated brush and other debris during rain events that caused a rise in the creek's elevation. The crossing connected Water Stree...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

National Night Out Activities Planned for October 7

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The Belton Police Department is making plans to join other Texas communities in participating in the 31st Annual National Night Out crime prevention event from 6-9 p.m. on October 7.

The department is seeking community members who are interested in hos...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Belton Police Take Part in Program Aimed at Curbing Impaired Driving

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Beginning on Friday, August 15, and continuing through September 2, the Belton Police Department will join law enforcement agencies throughout Texas in a campaign against drunk driving called “Labor Day Impaired Driving Mobilization Program.”

Although...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Police Chief Promoted to Assistant City Manager

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Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis has been selected to serve in a dual role as Assistant City Manager and Police Chief.
“I have been reviewing staffing needs for the Manager’s office since the retirement of Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Cristy D...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Water Main Project Completed

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Phase one of the Lake-to-Lake water main is complete. The $550,000 project addresses water pressure concerns between Sparta and Lake Roads. The goal of the Public Works Department was to have the water line operational prior to peak summer usage. Resident...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

CHIPS is Best in Show

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The Belton Citizens Police Academy Alumni and Citizens Helping In Police Service won the "Best in Show" award for their float entry in the Belton 4th of July Parade this year. This is the third consecutive year the group has entered a float in t...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Portable Buildings in Place

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Portable buildings donated by Belton ISD to the Belton Public Works and Police Departments have been moved into place at the future shooting range and the Public Works Facility. The buildings will allow all of the Public Works Department to be housed at t...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Temporary Road Closure set for Saturday

A portion of North Wall Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue will be closed on Saturday, July 26, 2014, so repairs can be made on a fire hydrant and water main. The closure is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Special 24-hour water conservation request lifted early

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The Huey Road water tank was at 60 percent capacity by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, hours after repairs were made to a break in a water line. The amount of water in the 500,000 gallon tank was significantly reduced earlier in the day following the break in a 12-i...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Please Conserve Water Over Next 24 Hours

An 8-inch water line has been ruptured on a construction site near Loop 121 and U.S. 190. Water conservation is requested in Belton over the next 24 hours.

Posted on: July 1, 2014

Power of a Library Card in Belton

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Patrons of the Lena Armstrong Public Library may now check out eBooks using a computer or mobile device. The Library began offering eBooks for check out on Monday.

Patrons may check out books by downloading the Freading app, which is available for Appl...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2014

Prescription Drop Box Update

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The prescription drug drop box in the lobby of the Belton Police Department proved popular during its first full week of use as 16.25 lbs. of prescription medications were collected. The box is available as a convenience to area residents who want to resp...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Friday Trash Collections Delayed until Saturday

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Friday trash collections will be delayed until Saturday due to the Fourth of July holiday. Enjoy the holiday and don't forget to check out the parade and other events going on this week in Belton.

Posted on: June 27, 2014

2014 Abandoned or Unclaimed Property List is Available

An updated list of abandoned or unclaimed properties is available in our Document Center. The first step to claiming abandoned property is to fill out the Abandoned Property Claim Form, also available in the Document Center.

Document Center...
Posted on: June 24, 2014

Lego Movie Coming to Harris Community Park

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Enjoy a night out with the family on Saturday, July 12, and watch The Lego Movie in Harris Community Park. The free event is part of Belton's Movie in the Park series.

The Lego Movie is scheduled to begin at dusk, or at about 8:45 p.m. Harris Communit...Read on...

Lego Movie Trailer...
Posted on: June 16, 2014

Prescription Drug Drop Box Placed in Lobby of Police Department

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A new drop box in the lobby of the Belton Police Department is a safe place to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs.

The box was received as part of a grant program from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). The ...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Vehicle Fire Extinguished

Belton Firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire this morning in the 4700 block of S. Interstate 35. No injuries were reported. Damage is estimated to be about $20,000.

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Rotary Club to Dedicate Flag on Flag Day

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The Belton Rotary Club is hosting a flag dedication at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, at the welcome sign at Loop 121 and Avenue D. The sign, fencing, sprinklers, and landscaping at the location were combined projects from the 2013 and 2014 Leadership Belt...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Intersection Closure

The intersection of Wheat Road and Digby Drive is closed for approximately two months for road construction. Wheat Road is being widened in advance of the opening of Chisholm Trail Elementary School in August.

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Endangered Runaway Found Safe

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Police have located Michelle Rose Park Boettcher, 15, thanks to help from the public.

Miss Boettcher was found on Tuesday, a day after the Belton Police Department issued a news release seeking help locating her. She left her family's home on May 20.
...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2014

Police Seek Assistance in Finding Runaway

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Girl, 15, left her family's home on May 20.

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Available Online

The 2013 Annual Report of Drinking Water Quality is available to view online. The report will also be mailed water customers of the City of Belton.

View Report...
Posted on: June 5, 2014

Belton Police Release more Information about Shootings at 2410 Spur

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Three officers on the scene of a shooting on Wednesday night in Belton have been placed on administrative leave by the Belton Police Department. The move is a standard law enforcement practice for shootings involving an officer, and Belton Police Chief Ge...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

Belton Police Involved in Shooting on Spur 2410

Two men were transported to the hospital late Wednesday following shootings in the 2900 block of 2410 Spur in Belton.

At about 9:06 p.m., Belton police received an emergency call about a shooting with the suspect still on the scene. Two officers and a ...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Harris Splash Pad Open

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The splash pad at Harris Community Park, 312 N. Alexander St., has re-opened following a repair. It had closed on Friday due to a mechanical issue.

Posted on: May 30, 2014

Harris Splash Pad Closed for Repairs

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The splash pad at Harris Community Park, 312 N. Alexander St., has closed due to a mechanical issue. The repair will require a part that is not available until next week. The splash pad will reopen once the repair in made.

Posted on: May 23, 2014

Splash Pads now Open

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It's opening weekend for the splash pads located in Harris Community Park and South Wall Tiger Park.

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Posted on: May 23, 2014

Trash and Recycling Collections to Run a Day Late Due to Memorial Day Holiday

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All residents and customers normally serviced on Monday will be serviced on Tuesday, and so on. Recycling collections will occur on Thursday. Collections will resume normal schedule on June 2.

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

Participation is Low for Home Hazardous Waste Collection Program

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An average of only a dozen households a month are using Waste Management's At Your Door Special Collection service, which allows residents to place items like paint, batteries, oil, electronics, and household chemicals into bags, which are collected at th...Read on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

Belton Police set to Begin Click It or Ticket Campaign

With a goal of increasing the use of seat belts during the busy Memorial Day weekend travel season, the Belton Police Department is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the Click ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

Newly Elected Mayor and Councilmembers Sworn in, Leigh Appointed Mayor Pro Tem

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Mayor Marion Grayson, the first female mayor in Belton's history, was sworn into office on Tuesday during a regularly scheduled meeting of the Belton City Council. Newly elected councilmembers, Paul Sanderford and Guy O'Banion, were also administered oath...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2014

Outgoing Mayor Jim Covington to be Recognized on Tuesday

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Mayor Jim Covington will be recognized for his more than two decades of volunteer service in Belton during a reception at the Harris Community Center on Tuesday. Mayor Covington's eight years as mayor represent the longest tenure in Belton's history. The...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2014

Newly Elected Mayor, Councilmembers to be Sworn in on Tuesday

The Oath of Office will be administered to Mayor-Elect Marion Grayson and Councilmembers-Elect Paul Sanderford and Guy O'Banion on Tuesday during a regularly scheduled City Council meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m.

A new Mayor Pro Tem will also be selec...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2014

Residents Elect New Mayor, Two New Councilmembers

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For the first time in the history of Belton a female will serve as mayor. Current Mayor Pro Tem Marion Grayson ran unopposed for the seat and was elected today after receiving 176 votes. She will be joined on the Belton City Council by Paul Sanderford and...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2014

Polls Open Until 7 p.m. Today

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Belton residents have until 7 p.m. tonight to cast votes the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander.

Two Belton City Council seats will be decided today and Mayor Pro Tem Marion Grayson, running unopposed, will be voted the new mayor of Belton. She...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2014

Author Nancy Robinson Masters to Speak at Lena Armstrong Public Library

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Author Nancy Robinson Masters is visiting the Lena Armstrong Public Library to share her story and encourage love for reading. Nancy has recently visited Belton ISD elementary schools sharing a similar message.

Nancy is the first woman recipient of th...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2014

Lane Closure Scheduled for Monday on Main Street

The southbound lane of Main Street (State Highway 317) at the 6th Avenue intersection will be closed for a street repair on Monday beginning at 8:30 a.m. During the closure all southbound traffic will be diverted into the left hand turn lane.

All traf...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2014

New Bay Doors Added to Fire Station

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Aging, deteriorated, and non-replaceable panels warranted replacement doors for Central Fire Station. Last week Overhead Doors of Waco installed four new overhead doors. The new doors and installation cost $15,500. The doors that were replaced were more t...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2014

Belton Roofing Permits Skyrocketed in April

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The March 28 hail storm that struck part of Belton contributed to the City issuing 295 roofing permits in April. The one-month figure more than tripled the amount of permits issued in that category in all of 2013.

Roofing permits are recorded in a misc...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2014

Landscaping Added to "Welcome to Belton" Sign Location

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A monument sign that welcomes people to Belton at Loop 121 and Avenue D was recently landscaped. Leadership Belton 2014, a program administered by the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce, raised money to irrigate and landscape the location.

The sign and f...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2014

Belton High Students Help Belton PD with Public Service Announcement

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On Tuesday, April 29, Belton Media Technology students helped the Belton Police Department record a public service announcement (PSA) called Hide-Take-Lock. The PSA is a reminder about precautions people can take to avoid becoming victims of auto burglary...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2014

Lake Road Ramp to Close on Monday

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The southbound ramp (in yellow) that funnels traffic from Lake Road (Farm-to-Market 439) onto Main Street (State Highway 317) is closing on Monday as part of the construction project to widen Highway 317 in the area. The closure is expected to slow traffi...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2014

Early Voting Begins Monday

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Registered voters who live in Belton may vote at City Hall, 333 Water Street.

Early Voting Hours
April 28 to May 2: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.May 5 and 6: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mayor
Marion Grayson (unopposed)

City Council (...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2014

Historic Bridge Relocated to Belton Trail

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A 70-foot historic pony bridge was relocated to Belton today and set in place on the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail. Ellis-McGinnis Construction moved the bridge from its construction yard near Moody where it underwent renovations. The bridge was built i...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2014

Holiday Closings

In observance of Good Friday, all City of Belton offices will be closed on Friday, April 18. The Lena Armstrong Public Library will remain closed through the weekend.

Posted on: April 11, 2014

Baseball Association Presents City with $75,000 Check

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The Belton Youth Baseball Association presented the City with a $75,000 check today to help fund a fifth baseball field at Heritage Park. The donation will be matched with $75,000 in City 2013 Capital Improvement Plan Funds. Another financial contribution...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Scholarship Opportunity

The City of Belton and Waste Management will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior living in the Belton City Limits. The application deadline is May 2, 2014.

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

Seeking Comments about Drought and Water Conservation Plan Draft

The City of Belton is updating its Drought and Water Conservation Plan and seeks public comments on a draft of the plan. Access the link below to review the plan. Please share comments through Request Tracker on our website at http://www.beltontexas.gov/c...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

RU OK Senior Program Celebrates First Year

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RU OK, the Belton Police Department program that reaches out to seniors who have expressed an interest in regular welfare calls, is celebrating its first year of existence. In one year, the calling list has grown from 1 person served to its current total ...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Use Caution When Selecting Companies for Home Repairs

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The Belton Police Department recommends residents whose homes suffered hail damage in the storm on Friday use caution when selecting a contractor for repairs. On Monday, a City of Belton employee removed scores contractor signs that were placed in unautho...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

UMHB Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament

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What: 18-hole Disc Golf Tournament
When: 2 p.m., Sunday, April 6Where: UMHB campus (corner of University Dr. & Crusader Way)
Cost: $8 per player or free for UMHB students

Registration for the UMHB Spring Fling Disc Golf Tournament will occur fr...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2014

Movie in the Park

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Movie: Hop
Date: April 12Time: Dusk (about 7:30 p.m.)
Place: Confederate ParkCost: Free

To make the viewing experience more comfortable, families may want to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Refreshments may be brought into the park or purchased f...Read on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2014

Library Receives J. Frank Dobie Award

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Belton's Lena Armstrong Public Library has been selected as one of four libraries in Texas for a 2014 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award. Each spring, these monetary awards are given by the Texas Library Association to library applicants throughout the st...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2014

New Fire Engine Ordered

A $363,952 advance payment was made last week for the City's newest fire engine pumper truck. The City Council previously authorized the advance payment and a performance bond for the truck, which was recommended for purchase by the 2013 Capital Improveme...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2014

Candidate Ballot Order Determined

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In case you missed it, four candidates for Belton City Council held a drawing on March 10 to determine the order for placement on the May 10 ballot. Two city council positions are open after Mayor Pro Tem Marion Grayson filed to run for mayor and Councilm...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Drawing for Place on Ballot

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Belton's four City Council candidates will draw for a place on the ballot during a brief meeting at City Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10.

The terms of Councilmembers Marion Grayson and John Agan expire in May. Mr. Agan did not file for re-electio...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Main Street and River Fair Intersection Scheduled to be Closed on March 5

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Part of River Fair Blvd. will be closed and a detour established from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, due to road construction on Highway 317 (Main St.).

Motorists traveling east on River Fair will be diverted to Oakmark Dr. to allow road const...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2014

Belton Participating in Statewide Warrant Round-up

Belton Municipal Court and Police Department are among 250 agencies across Texas participating in a warrant round-up through March. People with active warrants for such things as unpaid traffic tickets or court fines may have them cleared up by paying the...Read on...

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Posted on: February 28, 2014

Filing Period Closes with Four Councilmember Candidates, One Mayor Candidate

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The filing period for the May elections of Mayor and City Council closed at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, with five candidates filing for office.

Current Mayor Pro Tem Marion Grayson was the only candidate to file for mayor. She will be unopposed on the b...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2014

Belton Fire Department Health & Safety Fair is March 8

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The Belton Fire Department invites the public to a health and safety fair on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2 on Sparta Road.

This open house is a great opportunity to meet the firefighters of the community and be introduced to some...Read on...

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Posted on: February 21, 2014

Library Hours Shortened on Saturday

The Lena Armstrong Public Library is closing at 11 a.m. on Saturday to support the 10th Annual Book & Author Luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library.

Caldecott winner Brian Floca and two other authors are set to speak at...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2014

10th Annual Book & Author Luncheon is Saturday

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Hear from Caldecott winner Brian Floca and two other authors at the 10th Annual Book & Author Luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library.

The event will include an author reception, book sale, and silent auction beginning ...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2014

Firefighters Respond to Overnight Fire in 200 block of W. Avenue F

A home in the 200 block of W. Avenue F was damaged by an overnight fire. Belton firefighters received the emergency call at 12:37 a.m. and witnessed heavy smoke coming from the home when they arrived four minutes later.

The fire was contained to the a...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

New Street Sign Added to Main Street

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Texas Department of Transportation replaced the 9th Avenue street sign on Main Street with a Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue street sign on Thursday, February 13.

Beginning around 9:30 a.m., TxDOT crews temporarily reduced traffic flow to one lane on Ma...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2014

Belton Home Destroyed by Fire

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A house in the 400 block of S. East St. in Belton was heavily damaged by fire Thursday morning. An elderly woman and her pet dog were able to get out of the house safely, but Belton Fire Chief Francisco Corona said the home is a total loss.

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Posted on: February 10, 2014

Brandon Bozon Hired as Finance Director

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

Mr. Bozon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). For the past three and one half years, he has been employed at...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Street Sign Unveiling Ceremony set for Feb. 18

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Belton African-American Churches United, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB), and City of Belton will host an unveiling ceremony for Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The ceremony will take place at the corner of College and ...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Project Deadline is Friday for One Community One Day

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The City is accepting project recommendations for One Community One Day until Friday, Feb. 7. If you or someone you know needs assistance with household beautification efforts such as window washing, yard work, or minor repairs, please fill out an assista...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2014

Northbound I-35 exit 293A to close for up to a week

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TRAVEL ADVISORY:
TxDOT has announced that beginning tonight at 7 p.m., exit 293A on I-35 will be closed for up to a week while crews do paving work in the area.

Exit 293A provides access to U.S. 190, TX 317, and FM 436. Traffic that needs to access ...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2014

Northbound I-35 to Close Overnight on Thursday for Construction

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TxDOT has notified the City of Belton that northbound I-35 will be closed through the City on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., so road crews can move concrete traffic barriers. The closure will begin at Loop 121 (exit 292) and end north of FM 436...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Oakmark Drive to Close Temporarily for Construction

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Oakmark Drive is scheduled to be closed at the Lake Road intersection on Wednesday, Jan. 29, to allow a contractor to cut across the road and install a 24-inch sewer line in the area. The closure will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers may still enter or...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Belton to Maintain Normal Operating Hours Today

The City of Belton will maintain normal operating hours today; use extra caution driving this morning.

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Belton Police Responded to 60 Accidents Overnight

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As of 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Belton police responded to more than 60 accidents due to accumulations of ice and snow on roads in the City.
At 7:30 a.m. Belton police reported that all roadways in Belton had ice on them in places. The most troublesome areas ...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Friday Trash Collections Delayed until Saturday

Trash collection will be delayed until Saturday for residential and commercial cart customers normally serviced on Friday. The delay is due to icy road conditions.

Posted on: January 21, 2014

Temporary Closure of River Fair Blvd.

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Part of River Fair Blvd. will be closed and a detour established from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, due to road construction on Highway 317 (Main St.).

Motorists traveling east on River Fair will be diverted to Oakmark Dr. to allow construct...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

Mayor Covington Receives Award from Belton Area Chamber of Commerce

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Mayor Jim Covington accepted the 2014 Beltonian Award at the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday. Mayor Covington was gracious in his brief acceptance speech, acknowledging the leaders who preceded him and noting that he wa...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2014

Projects Needed for One Community One Day

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It's the time of year to prepare for One Community One Day, the service event that brings youth and adults together to work on a variety of service projects throughout the City.

The City is accepting recommendations for projects until Feb. 7. If you o...Read on...

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Posted on: January 16, 2014

Belton Police Arrest Man for Multiple Burglaries

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Belton police arrested Steven Hardy, 22, on Wednesday and charged him with burglary of a habitation, a felony, and 10 misdemeanor charges of burglary of motor vehicle.

The charges are related to burglaries in neighborhoods off Lake Road that occurred o...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2014

Belton Medic Recognized for Saving Choking Toddler

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The Belton City Council recognized Medic Marty Tippit for saving the life of a toddler on Nov. 13, 2013. Belton Fire Chief Francisco Corona told the Council that Tippit and another Belton firefighter responded to an emergency call that described the toddl...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2014

Firefighters Respond to Fire in 100 Block of Palmetto

It took Belton firefighters 43 minutes to get under control an early morning fire today in the 100 block of Palmetto. One person received second-degree burns and was transported to Scott & White Memorial Hospital.

Belton firefighters were dispatche...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2014

Trails of Hope 5K Races less than Six Weeks Away

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Trails of Hope 5K Races support Hope for the Hungry, Belton an interdenominational ministry that assists children and missionaries worldwide. Race day is Feb. 22.

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Posted on: January 13, 2014

Missing Teen now Safe at Home

Belton Police Department used Twitter on Sunday, Jan. 12, to report that Ryan Matthew (Bubba) Stoneburner was back home and safe. The message also thanked those who assisted in locating Stoneburner. He was reported missing on Jan. 10.Read on...

Posted on: January 10, 2014

Belton Police Seek Help Finding Missing Teen

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The Belton Police Department is asking for help finding an endangered runaway. On January 10, 2014, the Belton Police Department received a report of a runaway from the 1000 block of Lindsey Circle in Belton. The runaway was identified as Ryan Matthew (B...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2014

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Robbery and Kidnapping Suspects

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The Belton Police Department is seeking the assistance of the Central Texas community to identify two men involved in an aggravated robbery and kidnapping in the 500 block of E. 6th Street in Belton on Friday, January 3, 2014. Crime Stoppers is offering a...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2014

Belton Firefighters Take Home Hardware

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Belton firefighters won in thrilling fashion the championship game annual at Oak Hill softball tournament on April 27. Belton FD was undefeated in the tournament and won the championship game on a walk-off in the last inning.

Fire departments from her...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2014

Help Solve Belton Theft Case

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Do you recognize this man?

He may have information that can help detectives solve a stolen vehicle case from Dec. 5, 2013. The vehicle was taken from a home in the 500 block of Marshall Drive and recovered several days later.

If you have any inform...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2014

Trash Collection Changes and Curbside Recycling are Here

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Eighty-nine people have signed up for email or text message reminders for recycling service through the City of Belton website. Residential customers can receive automated email or text reminders every-other week on the night before recycling collections ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2014

Mayor Covington Will Not Seek Re-election

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Mayor Jim Covington, 69, announced today he will not seek another term as mayor when his fourth term expires in May.

"I have been privileged to be involved in public service in Belton for almost 20 years -- with the Chamber of Commerce, the Park...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2014

Mayor Covington Calls Press Conference

Mayor Jim Covington will announce his plans for next election at a press conference at City Hall on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mayor Covington has served as mayor for four consecutive terms. He was first elected to the Belton City Council in 1995.
The filing pe...Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2013

Filing Period Begins in Late January for Place on General Election Ballot

Residents seeking a place on the ballot must file an application at City Hall between January 29, 2014, and February 28, 2014.

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Posted on: December 30, 2013

City Creates Page on Website to Track Progress of 2013 Bond

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Sidewalk construction on Avenue D was the first project completed under the 2013 Capital Improvements Plan. Other projects are in the planning stages and moving toward projected construction dates. Visit the 2013 Capital Improvements Plan page on our webs...Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2013

Belton Police and Fire Departments Respond to Fatality at Local Manufacturer

A 19-year-old male died today in an industrial accident at Tarco, a manufacturer of roofing products. Cristian Hefner, a contract worker, was cleaning the inside of an asphalt tank when some of the material broke loose from the wall and killed him.

Bel...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2013

Recycling and Trash Carts to be Delivered Beginning Dec. 16

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For residential trash customers in Belton, the transition from self-provided trash containers to vendor-provided, trash and recycling carts begins on Monday, Dec. 16. It is anticipated that all residential customers in the City will have carts delivered b...Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2013

Weather Impacts Trash Service in Belton

The City of Belton's trash contractor, Waste Management, shut down residential and commercial pick-up services in the area today due to hazardous road conditions caused by the overnight ice storm. Residences that missed service today will receive a trash ...Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2013

Weather Not Expected to Impact City Offices on Friday

Please use caution while traveling the roadways. Icing was present overnight on some bridges within the city limits, but road crews have worked to prepare the roadways for the morning commute. Slick spots are still possible. Again, the City of Belton will...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2013

Belton Recognizes America Recycles Day

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This week 9,600 new recycling and trash carts were delivered to Belton in preparation for implementation of City-wide recycling for Belton residents beginning on Jan. 6. In conjunction with America Recycles Day, we invite Belton residents to a public meet...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2013

Free Movie in the Park Coming in December

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We have a new addition this year to our Christmas on the Chisholm Trail celebration. On December 14, we'll be hosting a free outdoor showing of the holiday classic Elf.

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Posted on: November 7, 2013

Yettie Polk Park Reopens

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Yettie Polk Park was reopened to the public on Thursday, Nov. 7. It was closed following a storm late on Oct. 26 that produced hail and high winds, uprooting and damaging several trees and downing power lines in the park.

The park had remained closed b...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2013

Storm Damage in Yettie Polk Park

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Yettie Polk Park suffered significant damage in a storm after 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 and is closed until it can be cleaned up.

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Posted on: October 22, 2013

Coed Softball Tournament

The Belton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a softball tournament on Nov. 2.

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

City Receives Municipal Excellence Award from Texas Municipal League

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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release October 9, 2014

Paul Romer
Public Information Officer254-933-5889
254-760-7879

The City of Belton was presented the 2013 Municipal Excellence Award in Public Safety (cities less than 25,000 pop...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2013

Belton Fire Department Selects 2013-2014 Miss Flame

Congratulations to Belton High School junior Skylar Stewart on her selection as the 2013-2014 Belton Fire Department Miss Flame. The award comes with a $500 college scholarship.

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Posted on: September 30, 2013

Belton Nolan Creek Improvement Project

On Sept. 26, Texas Parks & Wildlife issued a Sand and Gravel permit and American Archaeological Group performed a survey in Nolan Creek. Both are necessary prior to construction of flood mitigation and recreation access improvements planned for the creek.

Posted on: September 30, 2001

Public Safety Center Pre-Proposal Conference

Ten architectural firms attended a Sept. 26 pre-proposal conference for the recently-funded Public Safety Center project. Interested parties toured the Police and Municipal Court building and were briefed on project budget and City expectations.

Posted on: September 18, 2013

Nearly $3 Million in Funding Secured for West 9th Avenue Extension

The nearly $3 million in funding awarded for the 9th Ave. Extension project by the Policy Board of the Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization represents about half of the total cost to provide an addition link between Main Street and Loop 121.

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

Abandoned or Unclaimed Property

An updated list of abandoned or unclaimed properties is available in our Document Center. The first step to claiming abandoned property is to fill out the Abandoned Property Claim Form, also available in the

Document Center.
Posted on: September 12, 2013

City Council Approves Commercial Alarm Ordinance

An ordinance is now in place that allows the Belton Police Department to monitor false commercial burglar alarms and charge an annual fee to businesses with excessive false alarms. Residential alarms are exempt from the ordinance.

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Posted on: June 6, 2013

2012 Drinking Water Quality Report

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) is mandated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The City of Belton mails it annually to all water customers.

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