Category : Lifestyles

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Matt Taylor, General Manager, Dead Fish Grill was all smiles after he won the raffle Thursday night at the Member Appreciation Party for the Belton and Temple Chambers of Commerce.

Belton, Temple Chambers hold member appreciation event

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent In the rolling hills of Florence, Belton and Temple Chamber of Commerce had a member appreciation party on Thursday at the Vineyard of Florence. More than 60 members showed up to try Texas wines and…

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Children passed the time waiting for sundown with a potato sack race at the summer’s first Belton Parks & Recreation Movie in the Park on Saturday.

Parks & Rec. hosts summer’s first Movie in the Park

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On June 11 Belton’s Park and Recreation held their first of two Movies in the Park events for the summer. Residents all ages gathered at Heritage Park with their favorite blankets and pillows for a…

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Visual arts director honored with dedicated wing

Special to the Journal On June 6, the Cultural Activities Center dedicated the art wing studio in the name of former Visual Arts Director Marilyn Ritchie. Mrs. Ritchie started employment for the CAC in 1994 as the Visual Arts Director,…

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UT riders traverse America, stop at Amazing Grace on Main

Special to the Journal Every year, Texas 4000 competitively selects University of Texas students for an 18-month program designed to cultivate the next generation to lead the fight against cancer. Texas 4000 empowers each student to raise $4,500, ride 2,000…

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Misunderstood honeybee hive mind season in Bell County

Special to the Journal Honeybees are social insects and live in colonies. Each colony is a family unit, comprising a single, egg-laying female or queen and her many sterile daughters called workers. The workers cooperate in the food-gathering, nest-building and…

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Belton High, A&M alumnus appointed CIO State of Nebraska

Special to the Journal Edward Toner was appointed Chief Information Officer for the state of Nebraska by Governor Ricketts in June 2015. Toner was a graduate of Belton High School in 1979, where he was president of the National Honor…

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National Day of Prayer observed at Expo Center

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The 65th annual National Day of Prayer was held May 5 at the Bell County Expo Center. Members of churches from the surrounding areas of Bell County gathered to participate in the event. Guest speakers recited…

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Summer of fun awaits you at UMHB!!!

By Elizabeth Varville, Journal Correspondent The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is offering several camps for the summer of 2016. Camps range in interest from athletics to music instruments and singing to nursing. The camps do have a registration deadline and…

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Mayborn Science Theater makes science fun

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The Mayborn Science Center located in Killeen offers a wide variety of summer activities that students of all ages can benefit from. The center offers the traditional camps to include art lessons, swimming lessons, music lessons,…

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Disc Golf Course approved

By David Tuma, Publisher A disk golf course was approved for Smith Park by the Morgan’s Point Resort city council Tuesday night. A group of citizens called the Friends of Smith Park will develop and provide the labor of the…

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