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MPR tax rate to remain steady for upcoming year

By David Tuma Publisher A public meeting was held for the petition to annex 31.47 acres for a new subdivision in the west end of Morgan’s Point Resort. The petition was filed by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. No…

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Members of the City of Copperas Cove accept an award from Bell County for their help during loss of Bell County’s 9-1-1 service in August.

Bell County thanks City of Copperas Cove for assisting in time of need

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent After the Bell County Commissioners Court was called to order Judge Jon Burrows recognized the efforts Copperas Cove Police Communication Section for their help during a loss of 9-1-1 services in Bell County in August….

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Pam Dragoo(left) running the Kids Camp Booth, helping Matthew Herff(right) make pine cone bird feeders.

Master Gardener Sale helps community grow

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent The rain didn’t stop people from lining up to purchase plants from the Bell County Master Gardener fall plant sale. On sale were fall plants and trees, and vendor and children’s booths supplemented the sale. It…

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CenTex P-20 connect communities, opportunities

By Lindsay Starr Platt Publisher More than 20 people gathered for a pancake breakfast on Friday morning at Harris Community Center to learn and discuss how their organization can be instrumental in the regional P20 council. The Central Texas P20…

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Praise in the Park grows in Belton

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent What has started as a small but mighty group of friends wanting to get involved in a more public way, is sure to evolve into a crucial part of the Belton community. The camaraderie and love…

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Belton High teacher among 183 nationally trained in Holocaust education

Special to the Journal Students of Rebecca Kidder, of Temple, Texas, a teacher at Belton High School in Belton, will be acquiring valuable lessons of the Holocaust this school year due to their teacher having completed top-notch training this summer…

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Honor and Courage Know No Bias

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Sunday was the 15th anniversary of September 11 attacks that shook our country in 2001. Sunday evening at sundown, the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Belton Area Military Spouses Support group (BAMSS) came…

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The community is encouraged to participate in the Name The Dragon contest taking place until Oct. 1 at Antiques on 6th in Belton.

Name The Dragon, win $50

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent Have you seen the dragon in downtown Belton? If not, head over to 6th Street Antiques and check it out. They are currently having a “Name the Dragon” contest through Oct. 1. “First, we want to…

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Temple Annex to close for remodel; services move to Belton

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Judge Jon Burrows announced the closing dates for the Temple Annex due to a current remodeling project Monday morning the Bell County Commissioners Court. Vehicle registration will be closed Sept. 19 until further notice. Vehicle…

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Clark Flatt, President, The Jason Foundation speaks to attendees at Cedar Crest Hospital “Community Day” about knowing the warning signs of suicidal tendencies in youth.

Suicide becomes ‘silent epidemic’ among youth

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Thursday afternoon Cedar Crest Hospital in Belton hosted Community Day for area agencies and organizations that work with youth to learn how to prevent suicide. Clark Flatt, founder of The Jason Foundation, was the speaker…

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