Daily Archives : August 16, 2016

BYBA teams represent Belton well at TTAB state tournaments

The Belton Youth Baseball Association closed out the 2016 spring season at the Texas Teenage Baseball Association (TTAB) state tournaments, held at various towns across Texas last week. In the 6U T-ball state tournament in Chandler, the Belton Wildcats and…

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Portraits from the Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses: Ramona Manrique & Jose Rodriguez

Special to the Journal That is the promise Proverbs 16:31 offers loyal men and women. Our Creator also uses the word “splendor,” which represents the highest level of development. Ramona Manriquez was born near Crawford in 1928. She symbolized her…

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Fred W. Stroud

Funeral services for Fred W. Stroud, 89, of Round Rock, formerly of Salado, were held July 30 at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen K. Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at the North Belton Cemetery. Mr. Stroud died…

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Clarence Edward Ipock

Private family services were held for Clarence Edward Ipock, 90, of Belton. Mr. Ipock passed away July 28 at his home. Mr. Ipock was born September 21, 1925 in Carthage, Missouri the son of Joseph Henry Ipock and Martha (Van…

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Unsung Heroes: Bell County dispatchers

By Katie Gibbs Correspondent The employees at the Bell County Communications Center answer all 911 calls within the county and dispatch first responders to the scene. The people who work at the center are everyday heroes who can make a…

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Host registration now open for National Night Out

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent 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’s a great way to meet neighbors as…

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Entertainment News?

I don’t watch a lot of broadcast news, nor listen to news radio. I prefer to sort through and read the news stories that interest me. If I watch the regular nightly news there may be one or two stories…

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Hwy. 317 construction will not be complete before school starts

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Texas Department of Transportation started road construction to modify three miles of Texas Highway 317 in Jan. Belton has been experiencing a lot of growth with the development of new subdivisions and businesses so there…

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2 Bell County entities honored at Commissioners Court

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County Commissioners had special recognitions for two Bell County entities: Bell County Historical Commission and Bell County Technical Services Department at Monday’s Commissioner’s Court Meeting. Bell County Historical Commission was honored with the Distinguished Service…

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