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Students were able to participate in many activities at the Belton Early Childhood School Fall Festival last Friday, including riding in a train provided by the Belton Police Department.

BECS hosts first ever event

Published November 13, 2014 By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Even though the sun goes down earlier now, that did not stop more than 600 people from attending the fall carnival at Belton Early Childhood School on Friday night….

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Jerry Allen, Grounds Guys Temple Franchise owner, plants pansies in the Memorial Garden of the Ronald McDonald House during weCARE Day last Friday.

Grounds Guys beautify Ronald McDonald House

Published November 13, 2014 By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Every year on the first Friday of November, the Grounds Guys from Temple participate in weCARE™ Day in which they “turn tragedy into triumph” by giving back and helping out…

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Nolan Creek development indicator of overall improvements

Published November 13, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal It has taken years and years of work to develop Nolan Creek. Later this week the fabulous extension to Nolan Creek Trail will be unveiled. The opening ceremony for the…

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Council approves RUOK? funding

Published November 13, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Monday night’s Belton City Council Meeting was highlighted by the Belton Police Department. First, the council approved the continuation of an agreement between the department and the Central Texas Council…

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Veterans and their families stand to honor the flag during the Belton Senior Center’s Veterans Day Ceremony Monday.

Belton Senior Center hosts Veterans Day ceremony

Published November 13, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Area veterans were honored at the Belton Senior Center Monday. It was a standing room only crowd who honored current military personnel and the veterans of World War II, Korea,…

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Breast cancer survivors and their support pose at the photo station during last Thursday’s ACS Bra Brunch

Purses and Pearls

American Cancer Society celebrates breast cancer survivors By Nikki Velarde The Belton Journal Bras and purses, bras, and pearls, brunch and – you guessed it – more bras. Last Thursday the Expo Center held the 2nd Annual American Cancer Society…

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Photo by Nikki Velarde
A paratrooper who landed on the beaches of Normandy shares his story with a trick-or-treater at the Bell County Museum’s Night at the Museum last Thursday.

Bell County Museum welcomes Trick-or-Treaters

By Nikki Velarde The Belton Journal Last Thursday the Bell County Museum opened their doors to little ghouls and goblins, princesses and heroes for their Second Annual Night at the Museum. The purpose of this event is to “provide a…

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Visiting Angels Gather Fleece for Seniors

Visiting Angels Gather Fleece for Seniors

By Lindsay Starr Platt The Belton Journal Last year, individuals and organizations from surrounding communities donated fleece that was made into almost 100 blankets for local senior citizens. Once again, Visiting Angels is collecting fleece, with hopes of exceeding the…

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Council appoints city board members

Council appoints city board members

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal The Belton City Council met for a short meeting Tuesday night before adjourning into a work session to discuss the Street Maintenance Plan, on which no action was taken. Councilmembers David Leigh and Guy…

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Photos by Devin Corbitt
ABOVE: Left to right, Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis, Lt. Allen Fields and Belton resident Joshua Yearwood get acquainted over cups of coffee Tuesday morning at Arusha’s Coffee. BELOW: Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis, right, and The Belton Journal Editor Devin Corbitt enjoy the Belton Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday.

Building Trust

Belton PD hosts Coffee with a Cop, reaches out to citizens By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Officers with the Belton Police Department convened early Tuesday morning at Arusha’s Coffee to host their first Coffee with a Cop event. Dozens…

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