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Lizette (Lizzie) Blondet Swaim, age 66, of Belton Lake, died Saturday

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 7/26/2017 2:36:00 AM

After a lengthy battle with breast cancer, Lizette (Lizzie) Blondet Swaim passed away peacefully on July 22, 2017 in her home on Belton Lake, Texas. Lizzie was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Jose Blondet and Ana Hernandez on May 14, 1951 and grew-up in

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Where To Stay In Temple, Texas: Top 8 Hotels & Vacation Rentals

Date: 7/17/2017 8:36:00 PM

Located only 7 minutes from Scott & White Hospital and about 20 minutes from Belton Lake, this family-friendly property is tucked away in a great neighborhood. Close to eateries and shops, the lovely house is tailor-made for big groups, families with kids

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Residents concerned about loose dogs

Temple Daily Telegram

Date: 7/17/2017 4:08:00 PM

Both Hanson and Youngblood said they felt unsafe in their neighborhood. Hanson used to go on walks to Belton Lake with her dog, a red-nosed pit bull, but with the loose animals she will not go alone. Dogs are not born dangerous, Hanson said. “It is the

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Temple police chief: TPD news release contained error

Killeen Daily Herald

Date: 7/9/2017 11:21:00 PM

The chief said the department erred because detectives knew that arrangements were ongoing for the intended surrender of Bernal, who is charged with two counts of criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of two Belton Lake swimmers. TPD spokeswoman

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Acrobat falls to his death during Madrid music festival performance

Date: 7/8/2017 7:20:00 AM

The indiscriminate firing and shelling by Pakistan began at around 6:30 AM. Belton Lake boaters gathered to pay their respects to Kaitlyn and embarked on a conversation about lake Safety on Saturday. The Crotty Funeral Home in Belton will cover the

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• River: Leon River
• Length: 136 Miles
• Surface Area: 12,385 Acres
• Volume: 435,225 Acre Feet
• Maximum Depth: 124 feet
With 136 miles of shoreline, Lake Benton visitors enjoy boating, camping, picnicking, and nature trails. Largemouth, white, smallmouth, and hybrid striped bass have been stocked, as well as catfish, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, longnose gar, and alligator. Lake Benton is also home to many species of songbirds, hawk, great blue herons, and many other species.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake, including five parks: Westcliff, Cedar Ridge, Winkler, Live Oak Ridge, and White Flint Park. Boating and swimming are also popular activities on Lake Belton. Camp Kachina, a girl scout's camp, is located on the shores of the lake.

Fishing is a popular activity among many lake goers. Belton Lake has been stocked with varying species of fish including largemouth bass, white bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, longnose gar and alligator.

Hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle visit the lake area, offering year-round opportunities for birders.

Belton Lake is located on the Leon River in the Brazos River basin in Texas. Belton Dam and the lake are both managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir was impounded in 1954 and provides flood control, drinking water, and is a popular recreational destination.
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