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Council extends Juvenile Curfew Ordinance, Mayor proclaims April Fair Housing Month

By Annie Dockery, Correspondent After a soggy start to the day, the Belton City Council met for their regular meeting. The council considered an ordinance to approve an extension of the City’s Juvenile curfew and Mayor Marion Grayson proclaimed April…

0 Comments / 17 View / April 23, 2017

Parents and children from the community enjoy activities during McLane Eggstravaganza on Saturday afternoon.

McLane’s hosts Eggstravaganza! for Local Youth

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent On Saturday, April 8, the McLane’s Children Medical Center hosted its annual Eggstravaganza! Easter Egg Hunt and Health Fair at the Lion’s Park in Temple from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families from the surrounding communities…

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A Lakewood Elementary student carries the flag during the annual Old Glory Day parade.

Lakewood Elementary: Standing Side by Side on Old Glory Day

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent Lakewood Elementary School hosted its annual Old Glory Day on Thursday, April 6, beginning at 9 a.m. As attendees gathered on the front lawn of Lakewood Elementary for the event, patriotic songs wafted through the air,…

0 Comments / 27 View / April 22, 2017

Susan Cory of Belton, a member of Altrusa International of Temple, Texas, Inc.

2017 Altrusan of the Year given to Belton woman

Special to the Journal Susan Cory of Belton, a member of Altrusa International of Temple, Texas, Inc. was recognized as the 2017 Altrusan of the Year at a noon awards luncheon at Country Lane Community Room in Temple on Tuesday,…

0 Comments / 19 View / April 21, 2017

The 2017 Belton Tigers Baseball team, in conjunction with Baylor Scott & White McLane’s Children Hospital, visited the young patients at the hospital on Wednesday, April 5.

Belton Baseball visits Champion Children at McLane Children’s Hospital

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The 2017 Belton Tigers Baseball team, in conjunction with Baylor Scott & White McLane’s Children Hospital, visited the young patients at the hospital on Wednesday, April 5. The visit was part of Belton Baseball’s Home…

0 Comments / 56 View / April 21, 2017

May the Cheese food truck confirmed Best Between Buns

Special to the Journal On Saturday, April 1, local food truck May the Cheese be with You, competed in the Texas Food Truck Showdown in Waco. Out of five different categories, May the Cheese be with You won the award…

0 Comments / 32 View / April 20, 2017

BISD HS bond issue important ballot item (Part 1)

By David Tuma, Publisher There will not be just one high school for Belton in the future. That remaining the case is very unlikely. The Belton Independent School District has too much land. In retrospect, they should not have cooperated…

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BCYC opens new Joan Pirtle Early Childhood Development Center

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Belton Christian Youth Center had their dedication and ribbon-cutting on March 22 for the Joan Pirtle Early Childhood Development Program. The event brought out many familiar BCYC faces and many of the children that attend…

0 Comments / 63 View / April 11, 2017

Master Gardeners plants seeds of horticulture knowledge

By Annie Dockery, Correspondent Over 500 visitors attended the semiannual plant show on Saturday, hosted by The Bell County Master Gardeners Chapter and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office. Master Gardener and Plant Sale Coordinator, Kathy Love said, “It is our…

0 Comments / 69 View / April 10, 2017

Baseball complex at Heritage Park named after 12-year-old Jace Jefferson

The regular Tuesday evening meeting of the Belton City Council (held on March 28) heard a range of topics for discussion. The baseball complex was named and the Belton Lena Armstong Library presented their newest program. The baseball complex located…

0 Comments / 71 View / April 9, 2017