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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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Transforming Identities: Valedictorian informs, encourages class in final graduation speech

Published June 12, 2014 By Montana Minnis, Valedictorian, BHS Class of 2014 I’d like to begin by thanking God, my parents, teachers, administrators and friends who’ve helped me along the way to stand where I’m currently standing. I especially would…

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Council assists, recognizes police, fire departments

Published June 12, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Belton’s City Council unanimously voted to authorize City Manager Sam Listi to take necessary steps for conveyance of a former Rockwool property from the city to the Belton Economic Development Corporation….

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BPD, Sheriffs, Rangers investigate shooting

Published June 12, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor Law enforcement officials know that any time a traffic stop is made or they are called out to a situation, the potential for danger is always there. On the evening of…

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