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The Belton 4th of July festivities drew thousands of visitors to the city, both young and old, to celebrate the anniversary of the nation’s freedom. Celebration activities included a renowned parade, PRCA rodeo and carnival.

Belton’s July 4 parade draws young and old to join festivities

Published July 10, 2014 By Sydney Walter, Journal reporter Patriotism was not the only sentiment Belton businesses had to look forward to over the Fourth of July weekend. City-wide reports reveal that the holiday festivities bring in immense amounts of…

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The Iron Soldiers Motorcycle Club stop in Temple to remember fallen soldier SSG Kris Higdon last Thursday.

Iron Soldiers honor SSG Kris Higdon, fallen soldiers

Published July 10, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Escorted by the Temple Police Department, the Iron Soldiers Motorcycle Club roared onto the grounds of the Temple VAMC last Thursday afternoon to honor the memories of those who paid the…

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Council approves Capital EMS services

Published July 10, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Belton’s City Council meeting was short and sweet on Tuesday, but council members approved an item that may prove to have a significant impact on the city throughout the next year….

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“Elvis” made an appearance at the Cultural Activities Center last Saturday, bringing out his best moves for the adoring crowd.

Elvis lives on through Kraig Parker, Royal Tribute Band

Published July 3, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Elvis Aaron Presley, also known as “The King Of Rock And Roll,” left this earth August 16, 1977, but his spirit, music and humble manner lives on in Kraig Parker. Parker…

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World Geography to launch course app in fall

Published July 3, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor World Geography teachers at the Belton Independent School District couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming school year, when they will unveil the latest development within their classroom learning curriculum: an…

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Local organizations promote water conservation

Published June 3, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Water conservation in Bell County got a little bit better on Monday as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office teamed up with Bell County Master Gardeners and the local 4-H Club…

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Leading by Serving: Leadership Belton provides community with shade, protection through project

Published June 19, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Thanks to the efforts of Leadership Belton, residents in Belton will be able to enjoy the great outdoors within the shade of a brand new pavilion. Team members began working on…

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Board mourns Braeuer during meeting

Published June 19, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Monday’s Belton Independent School Board of Trustees meeting was heavy as the board members remembered Ed Braeuer, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, who passed away earlier that morning from a…

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Flag Day observed in Belton businesses, museum

Published June 12, 2014 By Annie Wilson, Journal reporter Celebrating the adoption of the American Flag, Historic Downtown Belton held a 3-day observation. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, local business, conducted sidewalk sales, gave out flags on Saturday and the…

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2015 Master Gardeners Conference seeks vendors

Published June 19, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The Texas Master Gardener State Conference has found its way to Bell County, and planning is already underway. “We’ve gone to two ends of Texas – McAllen and Midland/Odessa – and…

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