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School bus food truck debuts at meeting

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Before the monthly Belton ISD school board meeting officially started, all attendees to the school board meeting were given the first look at the BISD Food Truck’s debut and to enjoy the first meal served…

0 Comments / 213 View / September 29, 2016

Middle school football barrelling towards Belton series

By Tony Adams Sports Editor Here are the BISD Middle School football results from this week. Late SBMS 7A drive to tie falls short in 14-8 loss at Bonham. Touchdown runs of 52 and 62 yards in the first half…

0 Comments / 183 View / September 29, 2016

Commissioners invite first responders & families to thank you dinner

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Monday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. After the meeting was called to order Judge Jon Burrows led the court in singing “Happy Birthday’ to…

0 Comments / 50 View / September 29, 2016

12 year old hosts local film festival

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent On Saturday, September 17th, Belton’s own Grand Avenue Theater was home to the first annual Rainbow Rose Film Festival. It showcased local filmmakers of all ages. It was organized and hosted by 12-year-old Emma Rose Gill,…

0 Comments / 41 View / September 28, 2016

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…

0 Comments / 212 View / September 28, 2016

Connie Elaine (Steger) Minnick

Connie Elaine (Steger) Minnick, 60, of Rosebud and formerly of Morgans Point passed away on Friday, September 16 in Rosebud. A funeral service for Mrs. Minnick was held on Wednesday, September 21 at 11 a.m. at the Dossman Funeral Home…

0 Comments / 39 View / 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 missing children’s cases nationwide was 460,699, of those numbers 46,046 were reported from Texas, and 745 were reported from…

0 Comments / 105 View / September 28, 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 Davion Peoples’ 70-yard run around the right side. “It was a strange game offensively for sure,” Belton head coach…

0 Comments / 43 View / 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 games over its 19-year history. None may be more important than Saturday’s home game against No. 3 Linfield College…

0 Comments / 63 View / 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 pulled away late for a 56-21 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday night in Seguin. The Cru improves to 2-0…

0 Comments / 26 View / September 27, 2016