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Belton couple delivers baby in midst of brutal storm

By David Tuma, Publisher of The Belton Journal   It was a week that will be remembered for a long time in Texas. One of the worst winter storms in history shut down power all over Texas. To make matters…

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Winter storm exposes lack of power reliability

By David Tuma, publisher of The Belton Journal   Tuesday seemed warm with a high of 23 degrees. Millions in Texas suffered through the night with no power. Parts of Belton had power, while many did not. To say Texas…

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The Hill Way: Lake Belton’s philosophy paves way for Broncos

The Lake Belton Broncos athletic programs have undergone a series of firsts in every sport under their umbrella. The girls’ fall sports season is in the books and it is basketball season. Lady Belton Head Coach Taylor Hill is very…

0 Comments / 343 View / November 6, 2020

Lady Tigers look to continue growth following 2019-2020 year

Much in the way of the other Class 5A and 6A fall sports, the Belton Lady Tigers’ basketball team was affected by the delay. Typically in early November, the team receives their influx of volleyball players in around tryout time….

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Making the transition from educator and coach to Digital Information Specialist; Petter establishes LBHS library

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor My, oh my, how things have changed for Jordan Petter. For eight years, Petter was a blended English teacher for Belton High School, coaching junior varsity volleyball and track and field for the Lady Tigers….

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LBHS shows well at Burnet scrimmage, Stephenville next on Thursday

The practice field gave way to the long-awaited first intersquad football scrimmages for the Lake Belton Broncos last Thursday at Burnet’s Bulldog Stadium. Lake Belton’s Silver (freshman) squad took on the Bulldogs’ freshman team in a 75-play scrimmage. In a…

0 Comments / 375 View / August 26, 2020

The Mental Edge places the community at top of mental game

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Whether you are competing, coaching, leading a team or working as an individual, a healthy mindset is something that takes time to train. For Brad Williams, owner of The Mental Edge: Leadership & Performance Consulting,…

0 Comments / 268 View / August 7, 2020

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Vote for Best in Bell County for a chance to win $50 cash!

It’s that time of year again to nominate Belton area businesses for Reader’s Choice 2020! The Belton Journal is conducting a straw ballot of our readers as to who or what you consider to be the best of 2020. One…

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Body of Christ Community Clinic celebrates decade of service

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Body of Christ Community Clinic celebrated 10 years of faith-based service on Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus, a virtual tour of the medical and dental clinics was posted to their Facebook page…

0 Comments / 467 View / June 12, 2020

COVID-19 update: Bell County Jail employee tests positive

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Wednesday, May 20 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus, and recent developments in the Bell County Jail. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined…

0 Comments / 625 View / June 5, 2020