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Belton Vet Clinic honored during monthly meeting

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal The Board of Trustees of Belton Independent School District held a regular meeting on Dec 14, at the Belton ISD Administration Building. Recognitions for awards were held after the meeting was called to…

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Food pantry needs help stocking up for holidays

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Get your non-perishable food boxed up and ready to help fill the shelves of a Belton food pantry. Right now, The City of Belton Fire Department is hosting a food drive to benefit…

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Code Red calls you when warnings arise

By Caleb Mynatt, The Belton Journal Members of a community will all agree that safety is one of the most important things to them. Bell County does a great job to make its citizens feel safe and to keep them…

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Shop local trend makes business in Belton sizzle

By Elizabeth Varville, The Belton Journal In the midst of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, another growing event is Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday occurs every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. First observed Nov. 27, 2010, Small…

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Shop owners look forward to Small Business Saturday

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal There is Black Friday and then Small Business Saturday the day after. Small Business Saturday is an effort promoted by American Express for shoppers to spend their money in local small businesses for…

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Alyssa Shriner and Christie Crim promote Diabetes Awareness during the month of November at Belton New Tech High School

Belton New Tech student brings diabetes awareness to school

By Annie Dockery, The Belton Journal Alyssa Shriner, Belton New Tech freshman, discovered that she is a Type 1 diabetic when she was 12 years old. To bring awareness of diabetes to her Belton New Tech classmates she along with…

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Crusaders ambush ETBU 67-20 for share of American Southwest title

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team blew open a tight game with 60 consecutive points and the Cru rolled to a 67-20 victory over East Texas Baptist Saturday afternoon at Crusader Stadium in Belton….

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Inaugural Silver Santa program kicks off

By Annie Dockery, The Belton Journal The Belton Police Department proudly announces the first annual SILVER SANTA Program. This year, the program will benefit the elderly participants currently in our RU OK? Program. The program is seeking donations to provide…

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MPR fire department gets Jaws of Life upgrade

By Caleb Mynatt, the Belton Journal In a community, safety is one of the most important things citizens can possess. Knowing that the fire department and police force will always be there, ready to serve, is crucial for the working…

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22 children find forever homes on Adoption Day

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal The courtrooms at 169th and 146th District Court at the Bell County Judicial Complex were decorated in the “Yellow Brick Road” theme on Friday as part of National Adoption Day. “There is no…

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