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Car lovers gather for Corvettes on the Square

By Chase Perry, Correspondent   Car enthusiasts from all around Central Texas gathered at the Bell County Historic Courthouse in downtown Belton Saturday morning for Corvettes on the Square, the inaugural car show featuring an impressive variety of hot rides….

0 Comments / 93 View / October 18, 2019

Open house: Cedar Crest Hospital Maple RTC Unit

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   A ribbon cutting and open house was held for Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center (RTC) as they opened their Maple RTC Unit for adolescent girls last Thursday. This 36 bed, state of…

0 Comments / 140 View / October 18, 2019

Touch of Class sits atop U.K. smooth jazz charts

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Belton based band Touch of Class is topping the smooth jazz charts in the U.K. with their remake of Petula Clark’s “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love.” Ranked number one on “TheMothFM Top 10”…

0 Comments / 60 View / October 18, 2019

Brandon Rhyder makes musical comeback

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   For upwards of six years, uncertain health issues deprived Austin based country music singer and songwriter Brandon Rhyder of his calling. Now, seven years later, Rhyder has been diagnosed, treated and is committed to…

0 Comments / 35 View / October 18, 2019

24th Annual “Downs But Not Out” Walk

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   A large assembly of Central Texans took to Heritage Park on Sunday to celebrate the 24th Annual “Downs But Not Out” Walk for Special Needs Awareness. Gold shirts were sported, games were played, a…

0 Comments / 26 View / October 11, 2019

BEEF hosts Seventh Annual Red Carpet and Casino Night

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation’s (BEEF) seventh annual Red Carpet and Casino Night was held on Tuesday night at Tenroc Ranch in Salado. The event’s slogan “chip in for the kids” became a reality,…

0 Comments / 61 View / October 11, 2019

Groovy 60’s Senior Expo coming to Bell County Expo Center Sept. 24

The Bell County Senior Expo is held annually at the Bell County Expo Center and is free and open to the public. This year, it will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Expo is designed to showcase how…

0 Comments / 117 View / September 12, 2019

BancorpSouth Bank names Jones as community bank President

Special to the Journal BancorpSouth Bank announced Tuesday the promotion of Robert Jones to president – Temple, Texas, community bank. In his new role, Jones will oversee the bank’s four branches in Temple and Little River-Academy, and foster deeper ties…

0 Comments / 111 View / September 12, 2019

Belton community remembers September 11, 2001

By CASSSIDY PATE Belton Journal Events were held around the community on Wednesday morning, including walks from Belton ISD’s elementary schools, honoring the lives lost, those affected by and the brave men and women who responded to the tragic event…

0 Comments / 87 View / September 12, 2019

Commissioners vote to replace fiber optic cables

Lindsay Starr Platt Belton Journal Bell County Commissioners met on Monday for the regular Commissioners Court meeting held at the Historic Bell County Courthouse. Commissioners once again discussed local conditions and took no action on the Order Restricting Outdoor Burning (Burn Ban). The Burn Ban went…

0 Comments / 42 View / September 12, 2019