Belton and Bell County improve downtown parking opportunities with new lot

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Busy days, like the Fourth of July or a Thursday night Schoepf’s Backyard concert, remind citizens that downtown Belton has long been in need of extra parking for special events. To try to remedy that need,...

Fire chief honored for saving homes in MPR

By David Tuma, Publisher Morgan’s Point Resort’s Fire Chief was honored at the MPR council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, by Congressman John Carter, State Representative Hugh Shine and grateful residents. The fire started in Oakmont Park on Lake Belton, just...

Belton icon Berneta Peeples celebrates 100th birthday

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Berneta Peeples recently turned 100 years old, and although her steps have become a bit slower, her mind is clear and her sense of humor has never failed her. Peeples is somewhat of an icon...

TBBOR Duck Dash was a quacking success!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Temple-Belton Board of Realtors (TBBOR), in partnership with Guild Mortgage, hosted the first annual “TBBOR Duck Dash,” benefitting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas, on Saturday, August 5, at Yettie Polk Park in Belton....

Community helps kids prepare for upcoming school year

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent Mt. Zion Church partnered with other local organizations on Saturday to serve local children and prepare them for the upcoming school year. Harris Community Center in Belton was filled with kids and adults, preparing them with...

“Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams” trots into Belton

By Heather Regula, Correspondent World-famous horse master Rene Gasser has been traveling across North America with his show, “Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams”, featuring 16 beautiful and captivating horse from all over the world – Lipizzaner Stallions,...

New sidewalk protects pedestrians on I-35 frontage road

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Over 100 children live in the few blocks of dead-end streets and mobile homes near the Expo Center on I-35’s frontage road, and until this week, they had no place to safely walk along the road...

Comic Con a smashing success!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Thousands of people descended on the Bell County Expo Center to attend the first ever Bell County Comic Con on Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 6. After months of logistical planning, Johnny Huang and his...

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Belton and Bell County improve downtown parking opportunities with new lot

by - August 22, 2017

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Busy days, like the Fourth of July or a Thursday night Schoepf’s Backyard concert, remind citizens that downtown Belton has long been in need of extra parking for special events. To try to remedy that need,...

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Andy’s Fans Bring in Electric Fans

by - August 15, 2017

By Jackie Mills, Contributor Andy Andersen, weatherman for KCEN-TV, is spearheading the drive for electric fans to be donated to the elderly or people in need during these hot ‘dog days” of summer. You have heard Andy announcing the need...

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Return of The Belton Journal Progress Report: The Fall Version

by - August 16, 2017

We had a good deal of feedback when The Belton Journal updated the community on Belton baseball and softball players participating in colleges and universities this past spring. The plan is to do this in the fall as well with...

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Upcoming live and online auctions!

by - November 9, 2016

UPCOMING LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS- Mega Tool Auction- November 12th – 9AM, 402 S Austin, St, Holland, TX 76534- Estate Auction 1 Car, 3 Trucks, 2 Buses, Trailer & Thousands of Tools plus much, much more! Premium Signs Business Liquidation...

Belton and Bell County improve downtown parking opportunities with new lot

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Busy days, like the Fourth of July or a Thursday night Schoepf’s Backyard concert, remind citizens that...

by - August 22, 2017

Fire chief honored for saving homes in MPR

By David Tuma, Publisher Morgan’s Point Resort’s Fire Chief was honored at the MPR council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, by Congressman...

by - August 21, 2017

Belton icon Berneta Peeples celebrates 100th birthday

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Berneta Peeples recently turned 100 years old, and although her steps have become a bit slower,...

by - August 21, 2017

TBBOR Duck Dash was a quacking success!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Temple-Belton Board of Realtors (TBBOR), in partnership with Guild Mortgage, hosted the first annual “TBBOR Duck...

by - August 20, 2017

Return of The Belton Journal Progress Report: The Fall Version

We had a good deal of feedback when The Belton Journal updated the community on Belton baseball and softball players participating...

by - August 16, 2017

New HS, old traditions could lead to future identity crisis…namely my own

In three years, we will see a new high school built and the athletic seasons start their inaugural year. But what...

by - August 16, 2017

BTABC: Supporting all of Belton ISD Sports

The 2017-2018 Belton Tiger Athletic Booster Club annual membership drive is underway and needs your support. The BTABC supports the male...

by - August 4, 2017

Belton Thunder 8U finishes second at Texas Teenage Coach Pitch State Tournament

In the July 20 edition of Belton Journal Sports, we brought you the first part of the Texas Teenage Softball Association’s...

by - August 4, 2017

Andy’s Fans Bring in Electric Fans

By Jackie Mills, Contributor Andy Andersen, weatherman for KCEN-TV, is spearheading the drive for electric fans to be donated to the...

by - August 15, 2017

Oliver Family Benefit at The Gin

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent When tragedy strikes and local people are in need, the community of Belton is like no other...

by - August 14, 2017

Sweet Confections spans the gap with Pokémon GO

By Shelby Lea Miller, Correspondent   Pokémon debuted in Japan, 1996, and quickly took over the world reaching America by 1998....

by - August 3, 2017

Car wash fundraiser for Cen-Tex RollerGirls

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent Amidst the central Texas heat, people lined up in Belton on Saturday to get their cars washed...

by - August 2, 2017

Goodyear celebrates Belton grand opening

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Goodyear recently held their grand opening of their store on Main Street and it was quite...

by - December 15, 2016

Aware holds Annual Christmas on the Farm

  By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Local nonprofit Aware Central Texas celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual Christmas on the...

by - December 15, 2016

Thousands share a meal at H-E-B Feast of Sharing in Temple

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent About 500 volunteers from the Belton-Temple area teamed up to serve thousands of pounds of ham,...

by - December 15, 2016

Angel Tree fosters parent-child relationships

By David Tuma Publisher Angel Tree is a special project for children who have parents who are either in the Bell...

by - December 8, 2016

Upcoming live and online auctions!

UPCOMING LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS- Mega Tool Auction- November 12th – 9AM, 402 S Austin, St, Holland, TX 76534- Estate Auction...

by - November 9, 2016

APS assists elderly by putting resources in hand

By Kiera Pixler Correspondent Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly (65 and older) and persons...

by - September 20, 2016

Residents brag on care, services at Park Place Manor

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent “It is not home, but they care about me, and that makes it my home now.”...

by - August 31, 2016

Save the date: Senior Expo 2016 is near

Special to the Journal The 7th annual Senior Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 27, from 8:30 to 12:00 at...

by - August 21, 2016

Senior Expo features Roaring Twenties theme

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The annual Senior Expo was held Tuesday, and it was standing room only as people...

by - October 16, 2014

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