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Matt Taylor, General Manager, Dead Fish Grill was all smiles after he won the raffle Thursday night at the Member Appreciation Party for the Belton and Temple Chambers of Commerce.

Belton, Temple Chambers hold member appreciation event

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent In the rolling hills of Florence, Belton and Temple Chamber of Commerce had a member appreciation party on Thursday at the Vineyard of Florence. More than 60 members showed up to try Texas wines and…

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Courtney Kissel, Sarah Untalan, and Cody Ellis were among those awarded scholarships from the Texas Red Men Foundation.

Texas Red Men Foundation awards scholarships

Special to the Journal Eight Central Texas students each received a $500.00 scholarship from the local tribes/councils of the Texas Red Men Foundation, Great Council of Texas. Recipients were honored with a dinner at Texas Land and Cattle in Killeen…

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Fine Line of Belton restores, revives area buildings for future growth

By David Tuma Publisher A new façade improvement grant for 112 North Main Street by Camden Enterprises is another major improvement project ongoing. This is one of several major downtown improvements made by Fine Line a construction company in Belton….

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Bill Kliewer hugs Eula “Sis” Beck after presenting her with the inaugural Pierre de Wet award for her selfless service to the soldiers of Fort Hood and its surrounding communities.

Annual gala raises funds for Mounted Warrior Museum

By Lynette Sowell Correspondent In the skies above SC River Ranch in Oakalla Saturday evening, members of the Liberty Jump Team leaped from a World War II-era C-47 to kick off the Homecoming For Heroes II gala, hosted by the…

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City, TxDOT sign advance agreement to fund $2.13M project

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Tuesday night at Belton City Council was called to order with special recognition and awards presented to deserving individuals. Mayor Marion Grayson accepted recognition on behalf of the city from Leadership Belton for their Generous…

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Bell County Youth Fair and Texas 4-H awarded a total of 14 scholarships at Tuesday”s Bell Commissioner’s Court meeting, totaling $104,000.

$104k in scholarships awarded for 4-H, Youth Fair

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met Tuesday morning for a meeting that was rescheduled from their regular Monday meeting to discuss and consider agenda items. Before the agenda items were discussed, the minutes of June 6 meeting…

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Children passed the time waiting for sundown with a potato sack race at the summer’s first Belton Parks & Recreation Movie in the Park on Saturday.

Parks & Rec. hosts summer’s first Movie in the Park

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On June 11 Belton’s Park and Recreation held their first of two Movies in the Park events for the summer. Residents all ages gathered at Heritage Park with their favorite blankets and pillows for a…

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New trail segment, bridge to open July 12

By David Tuma, Publisher Work on the Nolan Creek Nature Trail near the new MLK Bridge has begun. This project is part of the Nolan Creek Trail system. The quarter mile trail will be a path along the creek filled…

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Belton Kiwanis Citizenship Award presented to BISD students

Special to The Belton Journal The Kiwanis Club of Belton develops volunteer leaders of all ages and abilities through service that positively impacts children and contributes to a healthy, vibrant community. The Club recently completed the 11th annual presentation of…

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Second class graduates from New Tech @ Waskow

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On Thursday afternoon at Bell County Expo Center, 103 seniors from Belton New Tech High School @Waskow walked the stage as the second class to call New Tech their alma mater. The graduates have been…

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