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Council celebrates Covington, welcomes Grayson

Published May 15, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Mayor Jim Covington presided over his final Council meeting Tuesday after a reception in his honor was held at the Harris Center. He had served the city for 22 years in…

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Bloomin’ Fest features local artist Kirk Baxley

Published May 15, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Belton has produced many talented people from all walks of life and vocations, and Kirk Baxley and his band are no exception. A talented song writer, musician and singer, he attributes…

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Bell County Jail passes state inspection

Published May 15, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor Although few jailing facilities routinely pass a Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection, the Bell County Jail Complex has made it routine. For the 28th consecutive year, Bell County recently passed…

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A Friend to Us All: Temple catcher dies from injuries in collision

Published May 8, 2014 By Tony Adams, Sports Editor Many people have talked about their memories of Temple catcher Kimberlyn “Kimmy” Longbotham. I have covered many events in Belton in the 18 months that I been back here and consider…

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BHS ranked in top schools of nation

Published May 8, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor Belton High School has once again been recognized as one of the top schools in the country. For the third straight year, BHS was ranked among the top high schools in…

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GE Foundation grant to help low-income in Bell County

Published May 8, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Thanks to the efforts of a group of organizations across the United States, low-income residents of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties will be able to receive free care for both acute…

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Giving Thanks: Veterans honored for service to Army Marathon

Published May 1, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Although only in its third year, the Army Marathon at Fort Hood has quickly become a major race in the United States. However, it could not have come about without the…

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New Tech student honors grandfather, earns money through energy film

Published May 1, 2014 By Christine Foster, Journal reporter Many of us take the energy we use for granted, but for the family of a Belton New Tech High School @ Wascow student, having access to an energy source is…

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City of Belton continues expansion projects

Published May 1, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter The City of Belton has been working with the Texas Department of Transportation on widening Hwy. 317 at the north end of the city near the Leon River, starting at the…

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Hands on learning

Published April 24, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Last Thursday, the second graders of Sparta Elementary School in Belton began putting the information they are learning in the classroom into practice to help a species in need by planting…

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