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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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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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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.

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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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Participants from Team Kimmy gather to begin the 2014 Walk Like MADD event to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving and remember victims and their families.

Walk Like MADD honors drunk driving victims

By Nikki Velarde The Belton Journal Sunday afternoon, family and friends gathered at West Temple Park to help raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving as well as honor and remember those who have been affected by alcohol related…

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BISD Board announces listening  sessions

BISD Board announces listening sessions

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal The board announced a series of community listening sessions to discuss the district’s fast-growing student enrollment. The sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the commons at Belton High School, 6…

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Belton shows colors during Ebola outbreak

Belton shows colors during Ebola outbreak

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal While much of the Central Texas area is abuzz worrying about the possibility of the Ebola virus appearing in Belton, residents of this tightly-knit community are focusing on something much bigger: protecting their own….

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Class of ‘58 continues to inspire

Class of ‘58 continues to inspire

By Robin Doyal The Belton Journal If you look up the word “friendship” in the dictionary, there are a couple of definitions. But after having lunch with a group of ladies from the Belton High School Class of 1958, that…

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Rucker Preston, left, and Mike Bergin of Helping Hands Ministry accept the 2014 Outstanding Community Organization of the Year Award from the Texas Homeless Network.

Helping Hands named Outstanding Community Organization

By David Tuma The Belton Journal Helping Hands Ministry in Belton was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Community Organization of the Year by the Texas Homeless Network. The award was given in conjunction with the Texas Homeless Annual Conference in…

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