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BFD Miss Flame

BFD announces 2013-2014 Miss Flame

Special to the Journal The Belton Fire Department has selected Skylar Stewart of Belton High School as the 2013-2014 Belton Miss Flame. Miss Stewart replaces 2012-2013 Miss Flame Mia Garcia of Belton New Tech High School. Skylar was selected following…

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UMHB Columns

UMHB, Baylor rededicate Independence columns

Special to the Journal University of Mary Hardin-Baylor President Randy O’Rear and Baylor University President Ken Starr were among the students, alumni and friends of both universities who took part in a rededication service at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at…

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community fight crimes

Community unites, takes a stand against crime

By Grayson Edds Managing Editor Hands were shaken, neighbors were greeted, information was passed around, and fun was had by all on Tuesday night during another successful National Night Out event in Belton. Police officers, fire fighters, city officials, and…

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ACL Music Fest

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: ACL Music Fest expanded to allow more bands, more fans

By Matthew Girard Associate Editor Zilker Park was full of people dancing, enjoying the sun, hanging out with friends, moving from stage to stage and even people posing in a giant picture frame this weekend as the 12th Annual Austin…

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10000 Welcome Home

10,000 in attendance for Welcome Home event

By Christine Foster Journal Reporter Saturday was a special day for approximately 10,000 veterans, active military, military families and armed forces supporters as they celebrated Veterans Welcome Home.  With 400-500 volunteers from six counties and a 100 percent donation of…

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UMHB Cru Stadium

UMHB Students Celebrate Crusader Stadium

By Halley Harrell Journal Reporter Neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night could keep the University of Mary Hardin Baylor’s student body from attending the official student kickoff at Crusader Stadium on Sept. 19. An estimated 1,200 people turned…

0 Comments / 15 View / October 4, 2013

Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage speaker visits Kiwanis Club

By Grayson Edds Managing Editor September has been dubbed Hispanic Heritage Month in America, and, in honor of that, the Belton Kiwanis Club hosted Dr. Randolph P. Baca as their guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting. Dr. Baca is a Human…

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Prizes Senior Expo

Prizes, fun, adventure a good mix for Senior Expo

By Grayson Edds Managing Editor The 2013 Senior Expo, held Tuesday morning, was a success by all accounts. Bell County Commissioners volunteered their time to drive golf carts through the large Expo parking lot, scooping up seniors and escorting them…

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49th Transportation

49th Transportation Battalion adopts High Point Elementary

By Grayson Edds Managing Editor Friday morning was another milestone event for Belton Independent School District and High Point Elementary as the 49th Transportation Battalion adopted the school. Representatives from the surrounding communities of Belton, Morgan’s Point and Temple were…

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My Campus Tutors

My Campus Tutors changes the (inter)face of tutoring

By Grayson Edds Managing Editor The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for My Campus Tutors at the BACC facility on Tuesday, officially welcoming them into the community. My Campus Tutors was created approximately one-and-a-half years ago…

0 Comments / 9 View / September 27, 2013