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Belton shows colors during Ebola outbreak

Belton shows colors during Ebola outbreak

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal While much of the Central Texas area is abuzz worrying about the possibility of the Ebola virus appearing in Belton, residents of this tightly-knit community are focusing on something much bigger: protecting their own….

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Class of ‘58 continues to inspire

Class of ‘58 continues to inspire

By Robin Doyal The Belton Journal If you look up the word “friendship” in the dictionary, there are a couple of definitions. But after having lunch with a group of ladies from the Belton High School Class of 1958, that…

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Rucker Preston, left, and Mike Bergin of Helping Hands Ministry accept the 2014 Outstanding Community Organization of the Year Award from the Texas Homeless Network.

Helping Hands named Outstanding Community Organization

By David Tuma The Belton Journal Helping Hands Ministry in Belton was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Community Organization of the Year by the Texas Homeless Network. The award was given in conjunction with the Texas Homeless Annual Conference in…

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ABOVE: Belton Fire Chief Francisco Corona paints the face of his granddaughter, Brooklyn, at the Belton Fire Department Open House last Saturday. BELOW: Belton Police mascot Badge was on hand at the Open House for hugs and pictures with visitors.

Playing and Safe

Fire Department hosts open house to raise fire safety awareness By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The Belton Fire Department hosted an Open House last Saturday at Fire Station No. 2, located at 420 Sparta Road in Belton. Despite the…

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BACK ROW: (left to right) freshman Jacob Wenmeyer, junior Hunter Carter, junior Matthew Phillips, sophomore Josh Whalen, sophomore Leighton Haglund, junior SiJin Woo and sophomore Tom Bednarz.
MIDDLE ROW: (left to right) freshman Larry Win, freshman Bailey Bickenloff, sophomore Anton Mills, senior Alex Lopez, junior Iziah Carrasco and junior David Jimenez. 
FRONT ROW: (left to right) freshman C.J. Foster and junior Alisa Garza. 
Not pictured is freshman Matthew Stillwell.

BHS Robotics Team

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal The Belton Robotics Team at Belton High School will head to the Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics competition Saturday, the first for 15 of the 16 team members. This year’s Robotics team…

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C.H.I.P.S. volunteer George Musacchio and UMHB police officer Jackie Holmes attended the National Night Out celebration at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Tuesday night to meet students and promote a good relationship between the university and police forces.

On the Town

Public servants party with public during National Night Out By Lindsay Starr Platt The Belton Journal The Belton Police Department and city officials once again participated in the National Night Out celebrations Tuesday night. Officers, volunteers and officials visited a…

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Badge of the Belton Police Department leads the Downs But Not Out Walk on Sunday to raise awareness for Down syndrome in Belton.

Downs But Not Out hosts 19th annual walk

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal Approximately 1,500 people, most of them wearing identical pink T-shirts, gathered together last Sunday at Heritage Park in Belton to take a walk, eat barbecue and sausage with all the fixin’s, and visit with…

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Bell County named Kylar Combs (center) representing Salado Volunteer Fire Department the 2014 Miss Flame. Combs was accompanied by her parents, Stacey and Anthony Combs.

Bell County names 2014 Miss Flame

By Lindsay Starr Platt The Belton Journal A crowd gathered in downtown Temple at the Central Fire Station to participate in the annual Fire Rescue Safety Day on Saturday. The fire station opened their doors to the public and conducted…

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J.J. Rentz knows the drill as he shuts the door in preparation for his third flight with the Flying Vikings, a group that gives children with special needs the chance to fly their own aircraft, during the Second Annual Car, Plane, and Bike Show last Saturday.

Honorary Pilots

Flying Vikings give children hope, freedom from disabilities By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The Flying Vikings held their Second Annual Car, Plane, and Bike Show last Saturday at the Draughon Miller Airport in Temple. “We’re off to a good…

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BHS junior Kendall Mraz was selected as the 2014 Belton Miss Flame. Part of her duties will include promoting fire safety.

Mraz represents Belton as 2014 Miss Flame

By Devin Corbitt The Belton Journal Kendall Mraz proudly represented the Belton Fire Department in last night’s county Miss Flame competition. Mraz, a junior at Belton High School, was selected as the 2014 Belton Miss Flame last week. “It’s going…

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