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Area officials come to Belton for Nolan Creek improvements presentation

By David Tuma, Publisher City officials from across the region will travel to Belton to hear a presentation on the Nolan Creek Trail improvements over the past decade. Thursday, at The Gin the City of Belton will host over 60…

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Threads of Hope partners with UMHB, Special Needs Lab

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent Since 2012, the partnership between The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) and Threads of Hope have provided opportunities for UMHB students to give back through volunteer hours. The Special Needs Lab (SNL), mission trips, training video…

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8 candidates speak at monthly TEA party meeting

By Emily West, Correspondent The TEA Party of Bell County had its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 19, at which 10 campaigning candidates were invited to speak, of whom eight attended. After usual party business, such as nominations and bylaw…

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$1.6M in renovations proposal approved for Temple Annex

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Chaney-Cox Construction was considered and authorized as the best overall evaluated proposal for the demolition, abatement, and renovations for the Temple Annex Renovations project during Commissioners Court of Bell County on Monday. The motion was…

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Kiwanis Club officiates CKI charter ceremony

Special to the Journal On April 14, the local Belton Kiwanis Club officiated in the chartering ceremony for a CKI Club they sponsored on the campus of the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (UMHB). Circle K International (CKI) is a college-level,…

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Paws for Love Fest: Two students with heart host APAC fundraiser

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent Dog lovers of all ages gathered at Belton’s Yettie Polk Park on April 23 to raise funds for the Association for a Pet Adoption Center (APAC) by attending the Paws for Love Fest. From 11 a.m….

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Belton HS to attend D.C. Summit

By Emily West, The Belton Journal The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) has selected Belton High School from among prominent Student to Student (S2S) teams across the United States and internationally to attend the first annual Student Summit at the…

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New city employees introduced, 88 volunteered for One Community One Day

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On April 12, at Belton City Council a presentation was given by Genevieve Gregg on the legacy of Jeff Hamilton. Gregg is a fourth generation descendant of Hamilton. Gregg informed attendees at the city council…

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200+ runners hit streets for Glow Run

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent Belton’s Project Celebration held their annual Glow Run to benefit Belton’s graduating senior class April 9 at Confederate Park in Belton. The run was designed to raise money to help fund project celebration. Tickets were $20…

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Baddog Rodeo hosts World Champion-taught school

By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor Students came from as far away as Canada to attend the Bull Fighting and Bull Riding school at Baddog Rodeo in Belton. World Champions Gary Leffew, Rob Smets and Miles Hare taught the attendees. Kevin…

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