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UMHB donates vacant home to Better Belton Foundation for low-income family

Published May 22, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The Better Belton Foundation received their second home this year, thanks to a donation from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The house, which is currently located at 1105 N. Pearl St….

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Spreading the word: BPD, BHS team up to create PSA

Published May 15, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor With the help of students in the media technology program at Belton High School, the Belton Police Department is getting the word out about keeping your car safe. In a public…

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A Job Well Done: Covington retires from office of Mayor

Published May 15, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Jim Covington officially retired from office this week amidst his friends and family. His party was held on Tuesday and featured many prominent people in the former Belton Mayor’s life, including…

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Council, School Board hold elections

Published May 15, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor Voters of Belton made their decisions on the future of the city and the future of the Belton Independent School District last Saturday during the 2014 General Election. On the Belton…

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Council celebrates Covington, welcomes Grayson

Published May 15, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Mayor Jim Covington presided over his final Council meeting Tuesday after a reception in his honor was held at the Harris Center. He had served the city for 22 years in…

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Bloomin’ Fest features local artist Kirk Baxley

Published May 15, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Belton has produced many talented people from all walks of life and vocations, and Kirk Baxley and his band are no exception. A talented song writer, musician and singer, he attributes…

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Bell County Jail passes state inspection

Published May 15, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor Although few jailing facilities routinely pass a Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection, the Bell County Jail Complex has made it routine. For the 28th consecutive year, Bell County recently passed…

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A Friend to Us All: Temple catcher dies from injuries in collision

Published May 8, 2014 By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Many people have talked about their memories of Temple catcher Kimberlyn “Kimmy” Longbotham. I have covered many events in Belton in the 18 months that I been back here and consider…

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BHS ranked in top schools of nation

Published May 8, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor Belton High School has once again been recognized as one of the top schools in the country. For the third straight year, BHS was ranked among the top high schools in…

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GE Foundation grant to help low-income in Bell County

Published May 8, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Thanks to the efforts of a group of organizations across the United States, low-income residents of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties will be able to receive free care for both acute…

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