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A Coryell County Judge (right) swears in the summer 2014 CASA volunteers on Tuesday. This was CASA’s largest class, with 17 participants sworn in.

For the Children: Court Appointed Special Advocates inducts new members

Published July 17, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) swore in 17 new volunteers on Tuesday after a rigorous training period. “Seventeen is by far the largest class that’s ever been trained in that…

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Public Works Director Mike Huber (left) and City Manager Sam Listi turn on the Lake-to-Lake water pipe line on Friday.

City continues improvements, discusses new renovations

Published July 17, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter Historic Church The Historic Preservation Commission approved a request to dismantle the stone walls at the church building built in 1874 on Wall Street. The roof will be supported and the…

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Beltonians joined with the Belton Parks and Recreation Department to celebrate Family Fun Day on Saturday.

BPRD celebrates Parks and Recreation Month

Published July 17, 2014 By Sydney Walter, Journal reporter Excitement and laughs abounded as families gathered downtown for the Belton Parks and Recreation Department Family Fun Day on Saturday. Drawing in small businesses from across town, the event gave crowds…

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Project Apple Tree to assist local children

Published July 17, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter Project Apple Tree is getting underway for Belton school children who need assistance with school supplies. It is vital to children to have at least one new pair of clothes to…

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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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