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Those who attended the Renaissance Faire at Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow last Friday are treated to a catapult demonstration.

Students conduct research, host Renaissance Faire

Published November 27, 2014 By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The students at Belton New Tech High School at Waskow held their Renaissance Faire on Friday. The faire was originally scheduled to be held outside, but due to weather, it…

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Bell County community donates food, time to help those in need

Published November 27, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal More than 30 people braved the dark clouds and wind last Friday as they helped gather food and boxed it up in the H-E-B parking lot in Belton for the…

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Andrea and Alonzo Jordan practice Mixed Martial Arts together in preparation for becoming the first brother-sister duo in the UFC.

Local teens aspire to be first UFC brother, sister duo

Published November 27, 2014 By Jordan Yarbourgh, The Belton Journal Two Belton teenagers are working toward their goal of being the first brother-sister duo in the UFC. Alonzo Jordan has been fighting competitively in Texas since he was eligible at…

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Angel Tree to deliver Christmas gifts

Published November 27, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Angel Tree is a special project for children who have parents who are either in the Bell County Jail or in the state or federal prisons. Each year around 1,500…

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Phase II of Hike, Bike Trail unveiled

Published November 20, 2014 By David Tuma, The Belton Journal Belton celebrated the opening Phase II of the Hike and Bike Trail last Friday with the unveiling of a 10-foot wide trail that is lit 24 hours a day. The…

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Yveta Phillips, President of the CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties Board of Directors, cuts the cake at a ceremony to swear in nine new CASA volunteers and announce the organization’s independence last Thursday.

CASA splits from CACCT, swears in new volunteers

Published November 20, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties welcomed nine new volunteers into the organization shortly before announcing their separation from the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas, Inc. (CACCT) last Thursday….

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Students from the Belton High School FFA program peruse a list of items to add to their basket at the food rally last Thursday. The food was then donated to Helping Hands Ministry.

H-E-B, FFA host food rally for charities

Published November 20, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal Despite the bitter cold and icy north winds, 56 teams lined the sidewalk in front of Belton’s H-E-B Superstore to participate in a food rally benefiting local food banks. The…

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BISD Board reviews absence policy

Published November 20, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Belton Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Merl Brandon, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, presented the first reading of a proposal that would remove the limitations on the…

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Students were able to participate in many activities at the Belton Early Childhood School Fall Festival last Friday, including riding in a train provided by the Belton Police Department.

BECS hosts first ever event

Published November 13, 2014 By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Even though the sun goes down earlier now, that did not stop more than 600 people from attending the fall carnival at Belton Early Childhood School on Friday night….

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Jerry Allen, Grounds Guys Temple Franchise owner, plants pansies in the Memorial Garden of the Ronald McDonald House during weCARE Day last Friday.

Grounds Guys beautify Ronald McDonald House

Published November 13, 2014 By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Every year on the first Friday of November, the Grounds Guys from Temple participate in weCARE™ Day in which they “turn tragedy into triumph” by giving back and helping out…

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