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200+ runners hit streets for Glow Run

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent Belton’s Project Celebration held their annual Glow Run to benefit Belton’s graduating senior class April 9 at Confederate Park in Belton. The run was designed to raise money to help fund project celebration. Tickets were $20…

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Baddog Rodeo hosts World Champion-taught school

By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor Students came from as far away as Canada to attend the Bull Fighting and Bull Riding school at Baddog Rodeo in Belton. World Champions Gary Leffew, Rob Smets and Miles Hare taught the attendees. Kevin…

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Belton HS Senior wins $1,000 Capital Farm Credit scholarship

Special to the Journal To celebrate the Centennial of the Farm Credit System, Capital Farm Credit is awarding 100 scholarships to Texas students over 100 days – beginning on National Ag Day, March 15. Belton High School Senior Marrisa Coats…

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Bell County Master Gardeners host bi-annual plant sale

By Jonathan Allison, Correspondent Started in 2008 to bring in more gardeners the Bell County Master Gardeners spring and fall sale help educate Texas farmers on how to plant in Texas. Located in front of the Agri-life building on N…

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American Heart Association hosts Heart Walk for all levels of fitness

By Jonathan Allison, Correspondent The American Heart Association hosted the Heart Walk, which it does often within the various communities. Hosted at Nolan Creek on Saturday, April 2 the American Heart Association brought health advocates with them. The Heart walk…

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April declared National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bell County

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent At Bell County Commissioners Court on Monday, Judge John Burrows read a proclamation and proclaimed April as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bell County”. This proclamation is in support of Court Appointed Special Advocate…

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Family Promise hosts fourth annual Bed Race

By Emily West, Correspondent The Bell County chapter of Family Promise, a nationwide homelessness outreach, held its fourth annual Bed Races at Belton United Methodist Church on Saturday, as a fundraiser for its continued efforts to address family homelessness in…

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MLK bridge complete, traffic light to be functional soon

By David Tuma, Publisher The traffic lights under IH-35 and Holland Road will be up and running this weekend. The holdup has been the lights on the South side of IH-35. Since construction was completed there have been multiple wrecks…

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BPD holds award ceremony, CHIPS class graduates

By Emily West, Correspondent On Thursday, March 31, the Belton Police Department held an award ceremony for the recognition of outstanding public service in the past year. Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis conducted the ceremony, presenting the honors chosen by…

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Tigers step up and give back

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton High School baseball team recently visited hospitalized patients at McLane Children’s Hospital while touring the facility. The team brought smiles and baseballs while encouraging patients to get better. On Monday, March 8, the…

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