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The late Ed Braeuer, former Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Belton Independent School District, received the Kiwanian of the Year award at their annual Installation Banquet last Thursday. His wife, Penny (left), accepted the award on his behalf.

Remembering a Legend

Kiwanis Club inducts new members, board members in annual banquet By Nikki Velarde The Belton Journal The Kiwanis Club of Belton held their Installation Banquet at Wildflower Country club in Temple this past Thursday. Awards were given, new Kiwanis members…

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Integrity Rehab and Home Health receive the 2014 Best Decorated Booth at the Belton Senior Expo on Tuesday.

Senior Expo features Roaring Twenties theme

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The annual Senior Expo was held Tuesday, and it was standing room only as people from Belton and surrounding areas packed the exhibition hall at the Bell County Expo Center. The theme for this…

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The Court Appointed Special Advocates welcomed 10 new volunteers last Saturday.

Ten advocates sworn in as CASAs

By Lee Ann Deal CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties On Satruday, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Bell and Coryell Counties completed their most recent training of volunteers to become CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates).  Coryell County Judge Cheryl…

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(Left to right) EMT Cody Avants, EMT Shane Drake, Lt. Justin Porter and Medic Aric Henkelman of the Belton Fire Department receive recognition at Tuesday’s city council meeting for helping save the life of a Belton resident Aug. 11.

Council honors BFD lifesaving efforts

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Four firefighters with the Belton Fire Department were recognized at this week’s Belton City Council meeting for their part in saving the life of a Belton resident Aug. 11, including Medic 1 crew: Medic…

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Members of the Belton Fire Department descend the stairs of Crusader Stadium in full gear, representing their fallen comrades who climbed their stairs to rescue those trapped in the Twin Towers Sept. 11, 2001.

Never Forget

Belton firefighters honor fallen 9/11 victims By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal NEVER FORGET. When these two words are spoken, everyone knows it’s in reference to one of America’s darkest days, the cowardly attacks on the World Trade Center and…

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Students from High Point Elementary School place flags around a tree dedicated to  the 49th Movement Control Battalion in remembrance of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

High Point, Southwest elementaries remember 9/11

By Seth Stephens The Belton Journal For anyone old enough to remember Sept. 11, 2001, the image of smoking towers and their eventual collapse is likely engrained in their minds forever. It was a day which altered the course of…

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School Board approves Ag Barn Project construction

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Monday night’s Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting began with a workshop finalizing plans for the Ag Barn Construction Project, set to begin next Monday. Changes to the project included authorizing Superintendent…

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City to rework sidewalk  ordinance

City to rework sidewalk ordinance

By David Tuma The Belton Journal At a public hearing on Sept. 9, the City of Belton heard from the development community and residents regarding potential changes to a sidewalk ordinance. Many residents expressed concern that the proposed ordinance would…

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Local actor, playwright to present world renowned play

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal Bryan Bounds was an alcoholic when a friend told him the story of Bill Wilson the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. The story helped Bounds recover from his illness and now he’s going to share…

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The Belton High School Magic Belles drill team hosted the Fall Dance Clinic last Saturday for students in kindergarden (pictured) through fifth grade. The routine will be performed during the Sept. 12 Belton Tigers football game halftime show.

Making Magic

BHS Magic Belles pass on skills  to aspiring young dancers By Nikki Velarde The Belton Journal The Belton High School Magic Belles held the Fall Dance Clinic for kids last Saturday from 1 to 4 for kids in kindergarten to…

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