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A girl shows off her newly adopted bunny at this weekend’s Earth Day celebration. The event benefited AWARE Central Texas, an agency dedicated to preventing child abuse, neglect, and family violence.

Celebrating Life: Beltonians help protect children, environment

Published April 17, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor AWARE Central Texas hosted the 2014 Earth Day Festival this Saturday at Yettie Polk Park in Belton. This year’s festival exhibited more than 60 vendors and 7 guest speakers throughout the…

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Residents cautioned against fraudulent roofing companies

Published April 17, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter With any storm, whether it is a hurricane that hits Galveston or a hail storm in Belton, roofs need to be fixed. And no, if it is wide spread, the local…

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Beltonians work to better community

Published April 10, 2014 By Annie Wilson, Journal reporter Last Saturday, 219 citizens of Bell County came together to help other members of the Belton community during the fourth annual One Community One Day Event. Local citizens donated more than…

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Getting Artsy: Festival of the Arts returns to Bell County

Published April 3, 2014 By Ashley Corn, Journal reporter Mark your calendars for the second annual Festival of the Arts in Temple at the Cultural Activities Center (CAC) on Saturday. There will be plenty to see and participate in for…

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Berneta Peeples

Photo by Devin Corbitt Congressman John Carter (R-TX31) is proud to present long-time Belton-area resident Berneta Peeples with a Congressional Record, which was submitted Feb. 10, after she was named the newest honoree of the Yellow Rose of Texas Award….

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Kites fly at Peaceable Kingdom

By Annie Wilson Journal reporter   It was a cloudy afternoon and fortunately rain did not dampen the festivities on Saturday at Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom retreat for Children. The retreat opened their gates to the public with their second annual…

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City hires new finance director

Special to the Journal   The City of Belton has concluded its search for a Finance Director, and has selected Brandon Bozon to lead the Finance Department. Bozon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). For the past three and one…

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City honors leader with street

By Devin Corbitt News Editor   The first officially dedicated street sign for newly renamed Martin Luther King Jr Ave. was unveiled on Tuesday. Rev. William Hill, who was instrumental in the renaming process, opened the ceremony with a warm…

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Building Hope

When Rita Goad’s husband was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, she thought life couldn’t get any worse. And then it did. A few weeks after his diagnosis, the Goads were informed that their home was uninhabitable, and they were…

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1st Mayoral candidate announces plans to run

By David Tuma Publisher Belton’s First Candidate for Mayor announced their plans to run in the upcoming May elections on Wednesday on the steps of Belton City Hall. Marion Grayson, the current Mayor Pro Tem, announced she will file for…

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