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Student 2 Student hold annual fundraiser

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Belton High School’s Student 2 Student organization held their annual Christmas Bazaar fundraiser from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. Twenty-two local vendors set up shop in the cafeteria during Saturday’s event, and high school…

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BISD school board recognizes numerous teachers, new elementary school names discussed

By Andre James, Corrspondent The Nov. 13 BISD board meeting started off with awards for teachers and members of the community. First was Coach Patrick Henry, who received the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, which is…

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Homeward bound: Belton groomer runs nonprofit rescue as well

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Happy Tails Boarding and Grooming located in Belton is premier in taking care of all your pet grooming services. They offer a variety of services that include grooming, boarding for cats and dogs with…

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Networking with holiday cheer: Shopping, food, drinks, and door prizes

By Chanel Snapp, Correspondent   Shopping at local shops and small businesses is important. In supporting local businesses, you are investing in your own neighborhood and community. Historically, an estimated two-thirds of net new jobs in this country are created…

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New water line approved at MPR City Council

By David Tuma, Publisher A 10” water line extending from Clearwater Drive to Camp Kachina for a new subdivision being developed was approved by the Morgan’s Point Resort city council. A 150,000 gallon water storage tank, along with a pump…

0 Comments / 47 View / November 29, 2017

Parents make families permanent on National Adoption Day

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   A special celebration was held at the Bell County Judicial Complex on Nov. 17 for the biggest adoption day across the country.  Courts and communities in all 50 states hold more than 35 community events…

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Gone, but not forgotten – Texans commemorated in Remembering Our Fallen memorial

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Remembering Our Fallen, a mobile memorial honoring the memory of the over 600 Texans who have died in combat since September 11, 2001, was on display at the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home from November 9-12. Eighteen other…

0 Comments / 44 View / November 29, 2017

First BHS concert featuring 12 all-region performers

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent Pictured above: 12 of the 16 All-Region performers. Mariah Montgomery, Julie Johnson, Emma Merideth, Annie Bailey, Sydney Fox, Julia Wagner, Gwyneth Sachsenmaier, Elizabeth DeVault, Antoinette Lynne, Sethen Corlew, Ethan Wong, and Celia Bowen.     On…

0 Comments / 46 View / November 29, 2017

What the Belton Journal is thankful for, 2017 edition

David Tuma, Publisher I have always said Belton is just an awesome place to live. It is the reason I have stayed here all these year. Watching people get out and support Al Maxwell was heart warming. Right or wrong,…

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Bell County Clerk’s Office awarded the Five Star Service Award by the Texas Department of State Health Services

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 6. The meeting opened up with a moment of silence for the loss of Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Thomas Nipper and also…

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