Category : Lifestyles

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Twenty-nine kids enjoyed the summer reading program in Morgan’s Point, learning about this year’s theme “Junior Master Gardners.”

Reading program gets nearly 30 kids engaged

By David Tuma Publisher The Mary Ruth-Briggs Library in Morgan’s Point Resort hosted 29 girls and boys this year in the summer reading program. Program has a different theme each year. This year the theme was Junior Master Gardeners. The…

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Residents brag on care, services at Park Place Manor

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent “It is not home, but they care about me, and that makes it my home now.” “The staff is pleasant, friendly and always looking out for me.” Those are words spoken by residents at Park…

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Chisholm Trail re-enactment to travel more than 700 miles from Texas to Kansas

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent A reenactment of the arrival of the first herd of cattle to the Great Western Stock Yards in 1867 in Abilene, Kansas is set to start in April of 2017. The trail guides are starting in…

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Save the date: Senior Expo 2016 is near

Special to the Journal The 7th annual Senior Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 27, from 8:30 to 12:00 at the Bell County Expo. This year’s theme will be Story Time and Nursery Rhymes. Our vendors are encouraged to…

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12 youth pilgrims from St. Stephen Catholic Church make their way to World Youth Day in Poland.

Salado youths make pilgrimage to Krakow

Special to the Journal On Monday, July 18, St. Stephen Catholic Church in Salado sent twelve pilgrims to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every…

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Portraits from the Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses: Ramona Manrique & Jose Rodriguez

Special to the Journal That is the promise Proverbs 16:31 offers loyal men and women. Our Creator also uses the word “splendor,” which represents the highest level of development. Ramona Manriquez was born near Crawford in 1928. She symbolized her…

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Dispatchers must remain calm under pressure while processing a lot of information.

Unsung Heroes: Bell County dispatchers

By Katie Gibbs Correspondent The employees at the Bell County Communications Center answer all 911 calls within the county and dispatch first responders to the scene. The people who work at the center are everyday heroes who can make a…

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17th annual Texas Furniture Makers’ Show calling for entries

Special to the Journal Skilled woodworkers from across Texas are invited to apply to exhibit their best work at the Seventeenth Annual Texas Furniture Makers’ Show presented by Woodcraft® and staged at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett…

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Daniel Moreno’s Tiger Country mural is one of many Pokéstops in Downtown Belton.

Pokémon Go and Team Instinct dominate Belton

By Katherine Gibbs Journal Correspondent Pokémon Go was released in the U.S. on July 6 and is available on Android and iOS devices. The game is free to play and uses location based augmented reality to make fictional Pokémon become…

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Letter to Parents

Special to the Journal Dear Parents, This is going to be a great year in Belton ISD! When the 2016-2017 school year kicks off next month, our students will have a range of learning opportunities that you can¹t find anywhere…

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