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J.J. Rentz knows the drill as he shuts the door in preparation for his third flight with the Flying Vikings, a group that gives children with special needs the chance to fly their own aircraft, during the Second Annual Car, Plane, and Bike Show last Saturday.

Honorary Pilots

Flying Vikings give children hope, freedom from disabilities By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The Flying Vikings held their Second Annual Car, Plane, and Bike Show last Saturday at the Draughon Miller Airport in Temple. “We’re off to a good…

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BHS junior Kendall Mraz was selected as the 2014 Belton Miss Flame. Part of her duties will include promoting fire safety.

Mraz represents Belton as 2014 Miss Flame

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Kendall Mraz proudly represented the Belton Fire Department in last night’s county Miss Flame competition. Mraz, a junior at Belton High School, was selected as the 2014 Belton Miss Flame last week. “It’s going…

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BISD cheerleaders are selling Think Pink Go Red shirts to raise awareness for breast cancer. Proceeds will benefit the Scott and White Cancer Research Center.

Cheerleaders Think Pink, Go Red

By Nikki Velarde The Belton Journal For the fourth year in a row, the Belton High School cheerleaders are selling T-shirts to benefit Scott and White Cancer Research. It all began when a mother of one of the cheerleaders was…

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City to replace sidewalks, water lines

By David Tuma The Belton Journal Belton’s City Council authorized Clark & Fuller Civil Engineering to complete a plan for replacing city sidewalks and a water main along South Main Street. The cost of the engineering and surveying services will…

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The late Ed Braeuer, former Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Belton Independent School District, received the Kiwanian of the Year award at their annual Installation Banquet last Thursday. His wife, Penny (left), accepted the award on his behalf.

Remembering a Legend

Kiwanis Club inducts new members, board members in annual banquet By Nikki Velarde The Belton Journal The Kiwanis Club of Belton held their Installation Banquet at Wildflower Country club in Temple this past Thursday. Awards were given, new Kiwanis members…

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Integrity Rehab and Home Health receive the 2014 Best Decorated Booth at the Belton Senior Expo on Tuesday.

Senior Expo features Roaring Twenties theme

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The annual Senior Expo was held Tuesday, and it was standing room only as people from Belton and surrounding areas packed the exhibition hall at the Bell County Expo Center. The theme for this…

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The Court Appointed Special Advocates welcomed 10 new volunteers last Saturday.

Ten advocates sworn in as CASAs

By Lee Ann Deal CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties On Satruday, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Bell and Coryell Counties completed their most recent training of volunteers to become CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates).  Coryell County Judge Cheryl…

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(Left to right) EMT Cody Avants, EMT Shane Drake, Lt. Justin Porter and Medic Aric Henkelman of the Belton Fire Department receive recognition at Tuesday’s city council meeting for helping save the life of a Belton resident Aug. 11.

Council honors BFD lifesaving efforts

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Four firefighters with the Belton Fire Department were recognized at this week’s Belton City Council meeting for their part in saving the life of a Belton resident Aug. 11, including Medic 1 crew: Medic…

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Members of the Belton Fire Department descend the stairs of Crusader Stadium in full gear, representing their fallen comrades who climbed their stairs to rescue those trapped in the Twin Towers Sept. 11, 2001.

Never Forget

Belton firefighters honor fallen 9/11 victims By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal NEVER FORGET. When these two words are spoken, everyone knows it’s in reference to one of America’s darkest days, the cowardly attacks on the World Trade Center and…

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Students from High Point Elementary School place flags around a tree dedicated to  the 49th Movement Control Battalion in remembrance of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

High Point, Southwest elementaries remember 9/11

By Seth Stephens The Belton Journal For anyone old enough to remember Sept. 11, 2001, the image of smoking towers and their eventual collapse is likely engrained in their minds forever. It was a day which altered the course of…

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