Category : Lifestyles

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Dogs, owners take over Salado park

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Salado Chamber of Commerce held their 4th Annual Dog Daze of Summer Festival for pet owners, their pets, and fellow animal lovers to come out and enjoy a doggone good kickoff to summer….

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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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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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Kachina begins future high adventure camp with new pool

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Camp Kachina made history on Monday with the reopening of its pool. Kachina, a Girl Scout camp located on the north edge of Morgan’s Point Resort, hosts Girl Scout troops and campers year round…

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Blue Bird Quilters, Altrusa craft up love for abuse victims

By Brentyn Young, The Belton Journal For the past seven weeks the Blue Bird Quilters from the Belton Senior Center and Altrusa International of Temple have partnered together to produce handmade quilts, pillowcase dresses, and crochet purses for victims of…

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New Gem on the Block: Amazing Grace Bed & Breakfast

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Belton community welcomes a new business, adding another touch of flair that will aid in making Belton the up-and-coming destination spot. Amazing Grace of Texas Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room recently opened…

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Not just another dive

By Brentyn Young, The Belton Journal Scuba Divers Paradise at Stillhouse Hollow Marina has been selling scuba diving related merchandise, renting out kayaks, and teaching courses to allow their customers to become certified to dive globally since January 2011. “We…

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Pirtle Elementary students run… for fun!

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Friday, the Pirtle Elementary Runners Club celebrated the completion of their 6-week training regimen with a Fun Run after school. Pirtle Tigers, along with the support and encouragement from their parents, siblings, and friends…

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When it reins it pours

By Brentyn Young, The Belton Journal Last Saturday, horse owners and their horses from all over the area attended a class taught by Marcia Cross. The purpose of the class was to expose the horses to everyday city objects that…

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