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Nikki Velarde

Families prepare for school at Health Fair

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) held their 2nd Annual Health Fair at the Bell County Expo focusing on Back to School needs. “Last year we couldn’t do any immunizations, sports physicals, vision screenings,”…

0 Comments / 108 View / August 23, 2015

CTC holds 2nd Annual Glow Run/Walk

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The 6th Annual CTC Geekfest was well underway this past weekend at Central Texas College (CTC) in Killeen. Another facet of the biggest weekend for CTC was the 2nd Annual Glow Run/Walk 5k that took…

0 Comments / 96 View / August 22, 2015

CAC showcases MCT Rapunzel production

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Saturday, nearly 50 actors made their way to the stage and performed the Missoula Children’s Theater’s (MCT) production of Rapunzel at the Cultural Activities Center. Auditions were held on Monday, roles were cast, and rehearsals…

0 Comments / 138 View / August 21, 2015

BFD teaches compression-only CPR

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal   Since October of last year, the Belton Fire Department has been visiting area businesses and holding classes to teach Take10, a compression-only CPR. Most recently, Kris Morgan, recently appointed Assistant Fire Chief of the…

0 Comments / 114 View / August 18, 2015

Central Texas experiences an evening full of flavors

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal   The variety of delicious smells drifting from the Killeen Civic and Conference Center drew in quite the crowd on August 4th for the 7th Annual Flavors of Central Texas. The annual event is a…

0 Comments / 144 View / August 18, 2015

BISD welcomes new teachers, faculty

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Belton ISD recently held training for their new teachers and staff for the upcoming school year. Nearly 117 new teachers and 20 other professionals were welcomed Monday August 10, at a New Teacher Orientation Luncheon…

0 Comments / 134 View / August 18, 2015

Extraco and UWCT offer financial support

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal July 22nd, the lobby at Extraco Bank in downtown Temple was bustling with balloons and refreshments as The United Way of Central Texas (UWCT) and its partners introduced a new community-wide public, private, faith-based partnership…

0 Comments / 113 View / August 18, 2015

BISD holds Elementary Learning Expo

Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal   As the summer heat sweltered outside, nearly 263 teachers filled the halls and classrooms of Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow further developing themselves as instructional professionals and preparing for the upcoming school…

0 Comments / 122 View / August 18, 2015

Belton opens community garden

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Friday morning the City of Belton officially dedicated the city’s first community garden with the traditional ribbon cutting. Garden analogies were being thrown left and right. “They’ve definitely planted a seed, and we’re looking…

0 Comments / 140 View / August 17, 2015