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George Cockrell

George was born in Sparta, Texas to Roy Sylvester Cockrell and Laura Maude Oswalt Cockrell. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He graduated from Belton High School. He worked for the Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, TX…

0 Comments / 54 View / September 20, 2016

Royce Boren

Royce Boren, 83, of Belton passed away on Tuesday, September 13, in Belton. A memorial service for Mr. Boren will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Dossman Funeral Home chapel in Belton with Charles…

0 Comments / 48 View / September 20, 2016

CenTex P-20 connect communities, opportunities

By Lindsay Starr Platt Publisher More than 20 people gathered for a pancake breakfast on Friday morning at Harris Community Center to learn and discuss how their organization can be instrumental in the regional P20 council. The Central Texas P20…

0 Comments / 232 View / September 20, 2016

Praise in the Park grows in Belton

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent What has started as a small but mighty group of friends wanting to get involved in a more public way, is sure to evolve into a crucial part of the Belton community. The camaraderie and love…

0 Comments / 164 View / September 20, 2016

Belton High teacher among 183 nationally trained in Holocaust education

Special to the Journal Students of Rebecca Kidder, of Temple, Texas, a teacher at Belton High School in Belton, will be acquiring valuable lessons of the Holocaust this school year due to their teacher having completed top-notch training this summer…

0 Comments / 64 View / September 20, 2016

Honor and Courage Know No Bias

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Sunday was the 15th anniversary of September 11 attacks that shook our country in 2001. Sunday evening at sundown, the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Belton Area Military Spouses Support group (BAMSS) came…

0 Comments / 41 View / September 19, 2016

Name The Dragon, win $50

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent Have you seen the dragon in downtown Belton? If not, head over to 6th Street Antiques and check it out. They are currently having a “Name the Dragon” contest through Oct. 1. “First, we want to…

0 Comments / 75 View / September 14, 2016

School makes student success first priority

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Parents and their children met at Belton Early Childhood School on Sept. 1 for a parent learning session. BECS has been open for three years and enrollment has continued to grow. “There is such a strong…

0 Comments / 112 View / September 13, 2016

Temple Annex to close for remodel; services move to Belton

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Judge Jon Burrows announced the closing dates for the Temple Annex due to a current remodeling project Monday morning the Bell County Commissioners Court. Vehicle registration will be closed Sept. 19 until further notice. Vehicle…

0 Comments / 131 View / September 13, 2016

Suicide becomes ‘silent epidemic’ among youth

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Thursday afternoon Cedar Crest Hospital in Belton hosted Community Day for area agencies and organizations that work with youth to learn how to prevent suicide. Clark Flatt, founder of The Jason Foundation, was the speaker…

0 Comments / 124 View / September 13, 2016