UMHB Best Buddies host annual Friendsgiving

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Best Buddies organization hosted its annual Friendsgiving celebration, and it was an evening of laughter, good food and fellowship at Shannon Commons on Friday. UMHB Best Buddies is a community...

In the Mood Ballroom celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The day was Nov. 20, 1999, and Karen Keith and her husband at the time, Rudy Gonzales, were preparing for the opening of In the Mood Ballroom in downtown Temple. 20 years later, Karen...

Belton Market Days draws guests to downtown Belton

By Chase Perry, Correspondent Buyers and vendors flocked to historic downtown Belton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for Belton Market Days, a traditional event featuring goods for purchase, food, and entertainment. Market Days well accommodated guests of...

Ross presents “Planning Beyond the Building”

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor During the Belton Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jill Ross, who will serve as the inaugural Principal of Lake Belton High School, offered a presentation: “Planning Beyond the Building” of LBHS. With the establishment...

Heritage Park Expansion Update

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor During the Belton City Council meeting last Tuesday, Director of Parks and Recreation Matt Bates provided an overview of the proposed Heritage Park Master Plan for its land expansion of 85 acres, formerly known as...

Belton Board of Trustees discuss curriculum and demographics

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The Belton Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Monday.   A board workshop was held, wherein Kurt Schwerdtfeger, Architect from O’Connell Robertson, provided a construction update on Lake Belton High School (LBHS)...

23 children adopted at Bell County Adoption Day

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor It was a day of jubilation as 23 children were adopted by 13 families at the Bell County Adoption Day celebration on Friday. In accordance with November being National Adoption Month, approximately 94 children have...

23 children adopted at Bell County Adoption Day

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor It was a day of jubilation as 23 children were adopted by 13 families at the Bell County Adoption Day celebration on Friday. In accordance with November being National Adoption Month, approximately 94 children have...

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UMHB Best Buddies host annual Friendsgiving

by - December 6, 2019

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Best Buddies organization hosted its annual Friendsgiving celebration, and it was an evening of laughter, good food and fellowship at Shannon Commons on Friday. UMHB Best Buddies is a community...

Lifestyles

All the stars are closer

by - May 4, 2019

In honor of May the Fourth, this is a pair of editorials where the editor and publisher reflect on one of their favorite multimedia franchises. By Joshua Rivera, Managing Editor Like every pop-culture-inclined 30-something, I’ve been a fan of science...

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Women In Business: King, Beck form backbone of Belton Athletics

by - November 13, 2019

Natisha King (far above) and Julia Beck (above) are two of the reasons for Belton High School Athletics’ running smoothly during the school year. (Courtesy Photos)   The Belton Tigers athletic department is a well-oiled machine that continues to grow...

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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...

UMHB Best Buddies host annual Friendsgiving

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Best Buddies organization hosted its annual Friendsgiving celebration, and it was...

by - December 6, 2019

In the Mood Ballroom celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The day was Nov. 20, 1999, and Karen Keith and her husband at the time,...

by - December 6, 2019

Belton Market Days draws guests to downtown Belton

By Chase Perry, Correspondent Buyers and vendors flocked to historic downtown Belton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for...

by - December 6, 2019

Ross presents “Planning Beyond the Building”

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor During the Belton Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jill Ross, who will serve as the...

by - December 6, 2019

Women In Business: King, Beck form backbone of Belton Athletics

Natisha King (far above) and Julia Beck (above) are two of the reasons for Belton High School Athletics’ running smoothly during...

by - November 13, 2019

NCAA punishment not remotely close to fitting the infraction

  By Tony Adams, Sports Editor, The Belton Journal. Note: The opinions and points of view expressed in this editorial are...

by - October 17, 2019

When one door closes: Robinson commits to A&M-Corpus Christi

Sports have unique ways of circling coaches and athletes around to cross paths. In early 2019, Belton Tigers first baseman Caleigh...

by - August 6, 2019

Brave statement: Belton Braves capture 12U district crown

The winner’s bracket finals of the 2019 Texas Teenage Baseball Association (TTAB) 12U Open Base District 10 pitted a couple of...

by - July 31, 2019

All the stars are closer

In honor of May the Fourth, this is a pair of editorials where the editor and publisher reflect on one of...

by - May 4, 2019

Tales from the Bell County Cantina

The following local venues will be holding May the Fourth-themed events this Saturday.   • The Beltonian Theatre, located on 219...

by - May 3, 2019

Local authors to speak at Friends of Belton Library event

Special to the Journal     The 15th annual Friends of Belton Library Book and Author Luncheon will be held Saturday,...

by - February 8, 2019

Welcomed with open palms: New Belton karate studio teaches self-discipline, anti-bullying

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Developing courage, inner strength, self discipline and respect are just a few core values that...

by - February 7, 2019

The blues come to Belton: local musician to play at Firestreet Pizza

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Growing up hearing the soulful voices of artists like Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green,...

by - January 24, 2018

Moffat resident honors late son with Adopt-a-Road program

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Funny and adventurous were just some of the words used to describe Christopher Wenger. Four years...

by - January 24, 2018

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

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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