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September is “Shaken Baby Syndrome and Child Safety Awareness Month” in Bell County

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent   Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on August 27 at the Commissioners Courtroom in the Historic Bell County Courthouse.     Commissioner Judge Jon Burrows read a proclamation, proclaiming the month of September…

0 Comments / 29 View / September 10, 2018

Belton restaurant redefining the steakhouse experience

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Janci Coker, the owner of Brody’s Steakhouse, is living a dream come true!.The establishment’s name is a unique mashup of Coker’s sons’ names – Brett + Cody = Brody.     “In July 2017, I…

0 Comments / 381 View / September 9, 2018

Old Belton High School fieldhouse gets overhaul, new lockers for baseball, soccer and powerlifting teams

By David Tuma, Publisher     Everybody has seen the state of the art field house at Belton High School. The weight room and trainers room has no equal in this part of the state. The Tigers athletic department produces around…

0 Comments / 283 View / September 8, 2018

The City of Belton swears in Youth Advisory Council

By David Tuma, Publisher     The City of Belton’s Finance Department was recognized for the 26th consecutive year by the Government Finance Officers Association. Staff was presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation at the council meeting August 28.     Members…

0 Comments / 55 View / September 7, 2018

BISD school board discusses attendance boundaries at Monday’s meeting

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The entire Board of Trustees, including principals, teachers and various members of Belton ISD attended the Attendance Boundaries Meeting, held August 27, at 6 p.m. It was located in the Board Room at the Belton…

0 Comments / 75 View / September 6, 2018

30th Anniversary of J.A.I.L. Ministry, Inc.

Special to the Journal     Johner Martin will be the keynote speaker during the 30th Anniversary of J.A.I.L. (Jesus Acts in Inmates Lives) Ministry Banquet, on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:15 p.m. at the Bell County Expo Center in…

0 Comments / 19 View / September 4, 2018

BISD policy for the school lunch and breakfast program for school year

Special to the Journal     Belton ISD has announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for students served under the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Program. Anyone may review a copy of the policy by requesting it…

0 Comments / 223 View / September 3, 2018

Tea Luck: Tea lovers can now enjoy a brew-tiful day

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Downtown Belton gained a wonderfully unique establishment when Tea Luck opened its’ doors on July 1. As you walk through the doors, you are greeted by lots of natural light, beautiful artwork, and a colorful…

0 Comments / 197 View / September 2, 2018

Healthy Kids Running Series combining exercise and fun

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The Healthy Kids Running Series, created by Jeff Long in 2009, provides kids with a positive, educational, and fun running experience. The running program aims to motivate kids to be healthy and active while increasing…

0 Comments / 31 View / September 1, 2018

City of Belton nearing the completion of 2019 budget

By David Tuma, Publisher     It is a work in progress but the City of Belton is nearing the completion of the 2019 budget. Preventive street maintenance is supposed to increase to $170,000 up from $125,000 in 2017. Anyone who…

0 Comments / 18 View / August 31, 2018