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Bright Futures: BISD sophomores excel in the classroom

Published April 24, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The Belton Independent School District honored 24 sophomores on Tuesday for their achievements on the PSAT/NMSQT. “This is about celebrating our students, and that’s what we’re here for,” BISD Superintendent Dr….

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BISD Early Childhood School awarded grant to support technology

Published April 24, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor The Belton Independent School District has been on the forefront of using technology to help students further their education for some time and now more students will get the opportunity to…

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Belton Lions Club turns 75

Published April 24, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter Belton’s Lions Club celebrated their 75th anniversary Tuesday night at Cathedral Oaks. The  event highlighted a variety of members and featured a Lions Club Show and services the club has provided…

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A girl shows off her newly adopted bunny at this weekend’s Earth Day celebration. The event benefited AWARE Central Texas, an agency dedicated to preventing child abuse, neglect, and family violence.

Celebrating Life: Beltonians help protect children, environment

Published April 17, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor AWARE Central Texas hosted the 2014 Earth Day Festival this Saturday at Yettie Polk Park in Belton. This year’s festival exhibited more than 60 vendors and 7 guest speakers throughout the…

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Residents cautioned against fraudulent roofing companies

Published April 17, 2014 By David Tuma, Journal reporter With any storm, whether it is a hurricane that hits Galveston or a hail storm in Belton, roofs need to be fixed. And no, if it is wide spread, the local…

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Beltonians work to better community

Published April 10, 2014 By Annie Wilson, Journal reporter Last Saturday, 219 citizens of Bell County came together to help other members of the Belton community during the fourth annual One Community One Day Event. Local citizens donated more than…

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Getting Artsy: Festival of the Arts returns to Bell County

Published April 3, 2014 By Ashley Corn, Journal reporter Mark your calendars for the second annual Festival of the Arts in Temple at the Cultural Activities Center (CAC) on Saturday. There will be plenty to see and participate in for…

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Berneta Peeples

Photo by Devin Corbitt Congressman John Carter (R-TX31) is proud to present long-time Belton-area resident Berneta Peeples with a Congressional Record, which was submitted Feb. 10, after she was named the newest honoree of the Yellow Rose of Texas Award….

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Lola McNeill holds her kite at Kites for Kids Day

Kites fly at Peaceable Kingdom

By Annie Wilson Journal reporter   It was a cloudy afternoon and fortunately rain did not dampen the festivities on Saturday at Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom retreat for Children. The retreat opened their gates to the public with their second annual…

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City hires new finance director

Special to the Journal   The City of Belton has concluded its search for a Finance Director, and has selected Brandon Bozon to lead the Finance Department. Bozon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). For the past three and one…

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