Pirtle, longtime BISD superintendent, dies at 87

Joe M. Pirtle

Joe M. Pirtle — the “ultimate Belton Tiger” — died Sunday at the age of 87.

Pirtle served as superintendent of Belton Independent School District for 22 years, and worked for the district for a total of 43. He retired in 1997, and Joe M. Pirtle Elementary School was named in his honor soon afterward.

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