Daily Archives : July 2, 2015

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Chamber welcomes Holly Tucker for July 4 celebrations

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal The Belton Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce Holly Tucker as this year’s July 4 Star of the Festival on Nolan Creek. Tucker will perform in Yettie Polk Park at noon on July…

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CPS celebrates passion

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal For many in Central Texas, working with children is more than just a job – it’s a calling. But for those who work in Child Protective Services, it’s a passion. “Being an investigator is…

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Sortor inks intention to play at McLennan

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Former Belton Tiger first baseman Chase Sortor made his college baseball intention official this week, as he heads up I-35 to play for the McLennan Community College Highlanders in 2015-2016. The three-year varsity first baseman…

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Mahler earns NCAA All-American Honors

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Former Belton Tiger track and field standout Wolf Mahler can now add another big title to his growing resume. NCAA All-American. The Texas Longhorn track and field specialist finished seventh in the Decathlon at the…

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Robinson wins FCA MVP Award

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Power. Grace. Speed. Jumping Ability. Have we already covered power? Belton High School graduate McKinzee Robinson has all of it covered and will be a huge asset to Temple College this fall. The former Lady…

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Belton 1 wins pool, China Spring wins Lone Star Shootout

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The 2015 Lone Star Shootout featured many the area’s best 7-On-7 teams brought together to compete in the annual two-day tournament. This year’s installment of the event was held at North Belton Middle School, as…

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MPR Water Rescue adds to fleet

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Morgan’s Point Water Rescue Team was founded in 2008. They recently added a second boat that the MPR Fire Department has outfitted. The boat was donated by the Bell County Sheriff’s Office. It…

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Belton’s Finest: Cochran, Blair & Potts

By Brentyn Young, The Belton Journal In 1869, the retired Colonel H.M. Cook, who served in the Civil War, opened the store H.M. Cook and Co. The store was moved to Belton in 1884 to follow the railroad boom. Throughout…

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Parent’s Corner: Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime Blues

Dear Sue Ellen, I’m looking for some fun things to do with my kids this summer but all they want to do is stay inside and watch TV or play video games. They are 8, 10 & 12 years old….

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Out & About: Look At Me Please!

Patrick Lacombe Today’s lesson boys and girls, has to do with common courtesy and just plain common sense. Please listen closely and I will enlighten you on how to get along with others and even find out fun things about…

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