15 children find forever homes in Bell County

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Nov. 17 will go down as one of the happiest days of the year for 15 children and the local families who adopted them at the annual Bell County Bar Association’s Adoption Day event. Families,...

‘Tremendous’ amount of area foster families needed

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor With November being adoption awareness month, there is a strong need to spread the word about how families can help kids that are in the system, whether it be adopting or fostering. Bright Future is...

Local Cowboy Church Hosts First Ever Friday Family Night

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Soldiers of the Cross Cowboy Fellowship in Nolanville hosted its first ever Friday Family Night last week. A handful of members gathered at the church Friday evening to spend time together, eat snacks and watch...

Early childhood school sets bar for fun

By Danielle Wellborn-Tyler Correspondent It was a fun Friday night at the Belton Early Childhood School as they held their 3rd annual Fall Festival. The parking lot was packed, and kids could be seen running with pure excitement from booth...

Trifecta Craftsmen launches interior remodelling, puppy faces

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor If you’ve been to Barking Oaks Pet Spa Resort lately, then I’m sure you’ve seen the unique and detailed mosaic artwork of Trifecta Craftsmen. Belton residents Max Ogas and Bill Bluhm started their business a...

13 address city council on annexation

By David Tuma Publisher Thirteen people addressed the Belton City Council Tuesday at a public hearing on the seven annexation study areas. Nine of those speakers were from the Sparta area. In addition to those from the Sparta study area,...

Local church creates heart garden

By Adam Zachariah Ramirez Correspondent According to the website of First Presbyterian Church of Belton, the first religious service held in Belton was a Presbyterian sermon that was delivered by Rev. Levi Tenny. Tenny then went on to organize a...

Gun show is hit at Expo

Danielle Wellborn-Tyler Correspondent The Real Texas Gun Show visited the Bell County Expo Center Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29. Gun and knife enthusiasts, craft makers, bakers and other Texas businesses filled the large dome selling and promoting all...

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15 children find forever homes in Bell County

by - December 1, 2016

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Nov. 17 will go down as one of the happiest days of the year for 15 children and the local families who adopted them at the annual Bell County Bar Association’s Adoption Day event. Families,...

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AWARE Volunteers help to prepare for their annual Christmas on the Farm

by - December 8, 2016

COURTESY PHOTO AWARE volunteers are counting bookmarks which are being counted out for area schools to give a free admission to elementary age children to attend this year’s Christmas on the Farm. This is AWARE’s 10th year to host this...

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No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor bolts to 27-10 victory over Linfield in NCAA D-III Second Round, play Wheaton Saturday in Quarter Final

by - December 8, 2016

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team went into Saturday’s contest against Linfield College knowing full well that the Wildcats were out for payback following their early season matchup that resulted in a 66-27 loss...

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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...

15 children find forever homes in Bell County

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Nov. 17 will go down as one of the happiest days of the year for 15...

by - December 1, 2016

‘Tremendous’ amount of area foster families needed

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor With November being adoption awareness month, there is a strong need to spread the word about...

by - November 18, 2016

Local Cowboy Church Hosts First Ever Friday Family Night

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Soldiers of the Cross Cowboy Fellowship in Nolanville hosted its first ever Friday Family Night last...

by - November 16, 2016

Early childhood school sets bar for fun

By Danielle Wellborn-Tyler Correspondent It was a fun Friday night at the Belton Early Childhood School as they held their 3rd...

by - November 14, 2016

No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor bolts to 27-10 victory over Linfield in NCAA D-III Second Round, play Wheaton Saturday in Quarter Final

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team went into Saturday’s contest against Linfield College knowing full...

by - December 8, 2016

Record-setting point total, improvement on D key to 2016

Anytime you have a team that can average 43.75 points per game in a season, it’s an indication of a team...

by - December 1, 2016

Belton’s Courtney Pate named first head coach of Acrobatics and Tumbling at West Virginia Wesleyan

Special to the Journal The West Virginia Wesleyan Athletic Department and Director of Athletics Randy Tenney are pleased to announce the...

by - November 18, 2016

Belton seniors brought heart, leadership on and off court

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The 2016 Belton Lady Tigers volleyball team has been challenged constantly by the competition and has...

by - November 16, 2016

AWARE Volunteers help to prepare for their annual Christmas on the Farm

COURTESY PHOTO AWARE volunteers are counting bookmarks which are being counted out for area schools to give a free admission to...

by - December 8, 2016

Profile: Belton Church of Christ

By Adam Zachariah Ramirez Correspondent The Belton Church of Christ has been present in the community for more than 100 years,...

by - November 18, 2016

Veteran takes pride in serving local motorcycle community

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent As the sun rises on another Central Texas morning, light streams into Rob Neumeyer’s motorcycle repair...

by - November 16, 2016

Downtown Trick or Treat draws record crowd

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Downtown Belton business owners and trick-or-treaters alike were amazed by the large crowds that turned out...

by - November 7, 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

1874 Church seeks immediate funding

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor The 1874 Church on Wall Street has been a work in progress for going on eight...

by - December 8, 2016

Ronald McDonald House Charities in Temple hosts Christmas fundraiser

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent An elegant display of Christmas lights and other holiday festivities attracted dozens to Ronald McDonald House...

by - December 8, 2016

Broken Relationships

Dear Sue Ellen, My daughter and I have never gotten along since her dad divorced me for another woman. It’s like...

by - September 13, 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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