Autopsy confirms Belton deaths as murder-suicide

Special to the Journal On Tuesday afternoon September 20, 2016 Justice of the Peace David Barfield advised that he had received the preliminary autopsy reports from Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science, Dallas. Southwestern ruled that Brain Lee Hand died of...

Eye-opening numbers prompt workshop to protect children

“In 2015, 745 missing children’s cases were reported from Bell County.” By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent “In 2015, the specific number of missing children’s cases nationwide was 460,699, of those numbers 46,046 were reported from Texas, and 745 were reported from...

MPR tax rate to remain steady for upcoming year

By David Tuma Publisher A public meeting was held for the petition to annex 31.47 acres for a new subdivision in the west end of Morgan’s Point Resort. The petition was filed by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. No...

Bell County thanks City of Copperas Cove for assisting in time of need

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent After the Bell County Commissioners Court was called to order Judge Jon Burrows recognized the efforts Copperas Cove Police Communication Section for their help during a loss of 9-1-1 services in Bell County in August....

Master Gardener Sale helps community grow

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent The rain didn’t stop people from lining up to purchase plants from the Bell County Master Gardener fall plant sale. On sale were fall plants and trees, and vendor and children’s booths supplemented the sale. It...

CenTex P-20 connect communities, opportunities

By Lindsay Starr Platt Publisher More than 20 people gathered for a pancake breakfast on Friday morning at Harris Community Center to learn and discuss how their organization can be instrumental in the regional P20 council. The Central Texas P20...

Praise in the Park grows in Belton

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent What has started as a small but mighty group of friends wanting to get involved in a more public way, is sure to evolve into a crucial part of the Belton community. The camaraderie and love...

Belton High teacher among 183 nationally trained in Holocaust education

Special to the Journal Students of Rebecca Kidder, of Temple, Texas, a teacher at Belton High School in Belton, will be acquiring valuable lessons of the Holocaust this school year due to their teacher having completed top-notch training this summer...

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Autopsy confirms Belton deaths as murder-suicide

by - September 28, 2016

Special to the Journal On Tuesday afternoon September 20, 2016 Justice of the Peace David Barfield advised that he had received the preliminary autopsy reports from Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science, Dallas. Southwestern ruled that Brain Lee Hand died of...

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Reading program gets nearly 30 kids engaged

by - August 31, 2016

By David Tuma Publisher The Mary Ruth-Briggs Library in Morgan’s Point Resort hosted 29 girls and boys this year in the summer reading program. Program has a different theme each year. This year the theme was Junior Master Gardeners. The...

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Tigers hit road for final district tune-up Thursday with Round Rock

by - September 27, 2016

By Tony Adams Sports Editor Plenty of great things that came out of Friday’s win against Stony Point, starting off with Davion Peoples’ 70-yard run around the right side. “It was a strange game offensively for sure,” Belton head coach...

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Autopsy confirms Belton deaths as murder-suicide

Special to the Journal On Tuesday afternoon September 20, 2016 Justice of the Peace David Barfield advised that he had received...

by - September 28, 2016

Eye-opening numbers prompt workshop to protect children

“In 2015, 745 missing children’s cases were reported from Bell County.” By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent “In 2015, the specific number of...

by - September 28, 2016

MPR tax rate to remain steady for upcoming year

By David Tuma Publisher A public meeting was held for the petition to annex 31.47 acres for a new subdivision in...

by - September 21, 2016

Bell County thanks City of Copperas Cove for assisting in time of need

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent After the Bell County Commissioners Court was called to order Judge Jon Burrows recognized the efforts...

by - September 20, 2016

Tigers hit road for final district tune-up Thursday with Round Rock

By Tony Adams Sports Editor Plenty of great things that came out of Friday’s win against Stony Point, starting off with...

by - September 27, 2016

UMHB hosts Linfield in rematch of 2015 NCAA’s

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The No. 5 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders Football team has had some memorable regular season...

by - September 27, 2016

UMHB rolls over Texas Lutheran 56-21

Special to the Journal The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football grabbed an early lead, weathered a Texas Lutheran rally and then...

by - September 27, 2016

Michael Finney named new Centex Cavalry HC

By Tony Adams Sports Editor The Champions Indoor Football League introduced the Centex Cavalry as their 13th franchise back on Aug....

by - September 26, 2016

Reading program gets nearly 30 kids engaged

By David Tuma Publisher The Mary Ruth-Briggs Library in Morgan’s Point Resort hosted 29 girls and boys this year in the...

by - August 31, 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

Chisholm Trail re-enactment to travel more than 700 miles from Texas to Kansas

By Kierra Pixler Correspondent A reenactment of the arrival of the first herd of cattle to the Great Western Stock Yards...

by - August 23, 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

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

On Visiting Cooperstown

By Michael Brown Last week, I wrote about my trip to New York and to the Adirondack Mountains. Besides wanting to...

by - September 13, 2016

Penny for Your Thoughts

By Mark Magnan Let me start this week by saying a “Thank You” to our local police. Not exactly all of...

by - September 13, 2016

Return of the Prodigal

I have recently come into closer contact with a very old painting; The Return of the Prodigal by Rembrandt. This painting...

by - September 5, 2016

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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

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...

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Heart & Vascular

On Tuesday, September 23, the Bell County Expo Center will be hosting the annual Senior Expo from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This...

by - September 12, 2014

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