Belton Masonic Lodge to host blood drive, saves three lives with each donation

Special to the Journal   There are many reasons why a hospital patient requires blood; and they vary as to the quantities of blood and blood products required to resolve each medical issue faced. On average, a heart surgeon may...

Bell County presented with Associate Membership to Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent     County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Jan. 28 to discuss and consider items on the agenda.     Bell County was presented with an Associate Membership to Fort Hood Area Association of...

Executive Director Coleman Hampton receives Governor’s award

Special to the Journal   On January 17, Bell County Museum Executive Director Coleman Hampton received the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation for his work as Chair of the Brazos Trail Region, part of the Texas Heritage Trails Program. The Texas Historical...

Belton city council approves important new zoning plans

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&ZC) took center stage on the meeting held on Jan. 22 in the Wright Room of the Harris Community Center.  Amongst the items on the discussion were zoning changes for...

Former Belton business owners meet downtown to reminisce

By David Tuma, Publisher     Stewart Drug Store was once on the corner of Main and Central Ave. Didn’t know that, did you? Well maybe you remember that because the unique thing about Belton is how many generations of Texans...

Local business owner named 2019 Chamber chair of the board

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce announced that its board of directors has selected Kayla Potts, Owner of Woodhouse Day Spa and Kona Ice, as the Chamber’s 2019 chair of the board. Potts brings...

TRU Belton builds 15,000th home

Special to the Journal   TRU Belton I and II, part of Clayton Home Building Group, celebrated a milestone with the construction of its 15,000th home.     To mark the occasion, TRU Belton team members enjoyed cake before posing...

Belton Chamber of Commerce holds annual Awards Banquet

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Standing ovations, some choking up and laughter were highlights of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet this past Thursday. It was at the Bell County Expo Center and recognized 12 individuals...

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Belton Masonic Lodge to host blood drive, saves three lives with each donation

by - February 5, 2019

Special to the Journal   There are many reasons why a hospital patient requires blood; and they vary as to the quantities of blood and blood products required to resolve each medical issue faced. On average, a heart surgeon may...

Lifestyles

Local authors to speak at Friends of Belton Library event

by - February 8, 2019

Special to the Journal     The 15th annual Friends of Belton Library Book and Author Luncheon will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Harris Community Center 401 N. Alexander St, Belton. The event is held from 11 a.m....

Sports

Make It Seven! Lady Tigers win seventh straight district title, Tigers second by seven points

by - January 23, 2019

  Fast, energetic, loud, and spirited. Four words to describe the 2019 District 10-6A Swimming and Diving Championships at Roy and Jean Potts Swim Center last Friday and Saturday. A six-year old 100-yard butterfly record that was passed by three...

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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 Masonic Lodge to host blood drive, saves three lives with each donation

Special to the Journal   There are many reasons why a hospital patient requires blood; and they vary as to the...

by - February 5, 2019

Bell County presented with Associate Membership to Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent     County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Jan. 28 to discuss and consider items...

by - February 4, 2019

Executive Director Coleman Hampton receives Governor’s award

Special to the Journal   On January 17, Bell County Museum Executive Director Coleman Hampton received the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation...

by - February 2, 2019

Belton city council approves important new zoning plans

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&ZC) took center stage on the meeting held on Jan. 22...

by - February 1, 2019

Make It Seven! Lady Tigers win seventh straight district title, Tigers second by seven points

  Fast, energetic, loud, and spirited. Four words to describe the 2019 District 10-6A Swimming and Diving Championships at Roy and...

by - January 23, 2019

Tigers, Lady Tigers sweep Belton Invitational Powerlifting Meet

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Powerlifting program is one of the strongest in Central Texas. The program hosted the...

by - January 23, 2019

Belton Tigers Football celebrates season with awards banquet

The 2018 Belton Tiger Football team had great success in 2018, with a 7-4 record, including a 6-2 District 12-6A mark....

by - December 28, 2018

Belton downs Copperas Cove 35-28, travels to Buckley to take on Heights on Friday

The Belton Tigers hosted the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs at Tiger Field on Friday night to start the District 12-6A docket. The...

by - September 20, 2018

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

Red’s: The caring t-shirt printing shop

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     In October 2012, Darren Perkins opened the doors of Red’s Custom Tees in Belton. Since 2012,...

by - February 3, 2019

10-year-old Sofia LeJeune debuts at the Baugh

By Josh Rivera, Lifestyles Editor     Sofia Belle Ceciliana LeJeune is a precocious 10-year-old girl. She believes insects are the true...

by - January 24, 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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