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Praise in the Park grows in Belton

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent What has started as a small but mighty group of friends wanting to get involved in a more public way, is sure to evolve into a crucial part of the Belton community. The camaraderie and love…

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Belton High teacher among 183 nationally trained in Holocaust education

Special to the Journal Students of Rebecca Kidder, of Temple, Texas, a teacher at Belton High School in Belton, will be acquiring valuable lessons of the Holocaust this school year due to their teacher having completed top-notch training this summer…

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Honor and Courage Know No Bias

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Sunday was the 15th anniversary of September 11 attacks that shook our country in 2001. Sunday evening at sundown, the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Belton Area Military Spouses Support group (BAMSS) came…

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The community is encouraged to participate in the Name The Dragon contest taking place until Oct. 1 at Antiques on 6th in Belton.

Name The Dragon, win $50

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent Have you seen the dragon in downtown Belton? If not, head over to 6th Street Antiques and check it out. They are currently having a “Name the Dragon” contest through Oct. 1. “First, we want to…

0 Comments / 60 View / September 14, 2016

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Parents and their children met at Belton Early Childhood School on Sept. 1 for a parent learning session.

School makes student success first priority

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Parents and their children met at Belton Early Childhood School on Sept. 1 for a parent learning session. BECS has been open for three years and enrollment has continued to grow. “There is such a strong…

0 Comments / 88 View / September 13, 2016


Temple Annex to close for remodel; services move to Belton

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Judge Jon Burrows announced the closing dates for the Temple Annex due to a current remodeling project Monday morning the Bell County Commissioners Court. Vehicle registration will be closed Sept. 19 until further notice. Vehicle…

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Clark Flatt, President, The Jason Foundation speaks to attendees at Cedar Crest Hospital “Community Day” about knowing the warning signs of suicidal tendencies in youth.

Suicide becomes ‘silent epidemic’ among youth

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Thursday afternoon Cedar Crest Hospital in Belton hosted Community Day for area agencies and organizations that work with youth to learn how to prevent suicide. Clark Flatt, founder of The Jason Foundation, was the speaker…

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UMHB holds first paint night to kick off semester

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor held the first purple and gold paint night on Sept. 2 out on rec field 1201. The event was hosted by the Campus activities board and every UMHB student was invited….

0 Comments / 27 View / September 13, 2016

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Pictured with the oven used for a bakery at the building at 115 N. East Street are owner Diana Arldt-Roberts and Dean Winkler with CRW Construction. The building that was once condemned is being restored by Winkler and Roberts.

Building dating back to 1889 gets restored for new Belton business

By David Tuma Publisher In another positive step forward for the historic downtown area of Belton. The Frodermans Bakery and Restaurant is being remodeled. Twenty years ago East Street was a bunch of empty buildings in the downtown area. It…

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City Council to consider annexation along I-35

By David Tuma Publisher The City Council authorized the Belton City Staff to look into areas and provide information into the possibility of annexation in seven different areas in the City of Belton’s Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. This does not mean…

0 Comments / 88 View / September 7, 2016