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Special touchdown makes lasting impression on players, community By Tony Adams Sports Editor As the clock struck zero in the first half of the Belton Tigers and Harker Heights District 8-6A matchup, the Tigers ran an untimed down to insert…

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Bell County 4-H Ambassadors had the chance to attend Bell County Commissioners Court on Monday for a proclamation for National 4-H Week in Bell County.

Oct. 2-8 now National 4-H Week

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Monday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. After the meeting was called to order Judge Jon Burrows read proclamations for Bell County. County commissioners approved…

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City optimistic they can avoid eminent domain

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met for a regular meeting Monday night at Harris Community Center. Mayor Pro Tem David K. Leigh had planned to participate in the meeting remotely via video conference from Tel Aviv, Israel…

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Attendees at Thursday’s kickoff party for the 16th Annual Bell County Walk to End Alzheimer’s posed with stickers that will bear the name of the individual the walker is honoring.

Put on your boots and walk to end Alzheimer’s

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On Thursday evening at Dead Fish Grill, dozens of people showed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff Party. Attendees had the chance to sign up for the walk and pick up promotional materials….

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Grace Mills, age 4 tries to “rope” a “steer” during Bell County Museum’s Discovery Days on Saturday.

September’s Discovery Day at museum teaches Chisholm Trail

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Little cowpokes and cowgirls traipsed through the rooms and hallways of Bell County Museum on Saturday in a “come-and-go” event. Bell County Museum hosted their monthly “Discovery Day with Charley Chisholm”. During this event museum…

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BISD School Board President Randy Pittenger said he’s excited to hear the buzz this new school bus food truck creates.

School bus food truck debuts at meeting

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Before the monthly Belton ISD school board meeting officially started, all attendees to the school board meeting were given the first look at the BISD Food Truck’s debut and to enjoy the first meal served…

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After the meeting was called to order Judge Jon Burrows led the court in singing “Happy Birthday’ to former longtime county commissioner John “Jack” Oliver.

Commissioners invite first responders & families to thank you dinner

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Monday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. After the meeting was called to order Judge Jon Burrows led the court in singing “Happy Birthday’ to…

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Emma Rose Gill, 12, introduces the Scotty Ray Band at the start of the festival.

12 year old hosts local film festival

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent On Saturday, September 17th, Belton’s own Grand Avenue Theater was home to the first annual Rainbow Rose Film Festival. It showcased local filmmakers of all ages. It was organized and hosted by 12-year-old Emma Rose Gill,…

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Autopsy confirms Belton deaths as murder-suicide

Special to the Journal On Tuesday afternoon September 20, 2016 Justice of the Peace David Barfield advised that he had received the preliminary autopsy reports from Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science, Dallas. Southwestern ruled that Brain Lee Hand died of…

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Panel of law enforcement and service providers wait to start their Q & A segment.

Eye-opening numbers prompt workshop to protect children

“In 2015, 745 missing children’s cases were reported from Bell County.” By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent “In 2015, the specific number of missing children’s cases nationwide was 460,699, of those numbers 46,046 were reported from Texas, and 745 were reported from…

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