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Belton ISD board authorizes purchasing site for future schools

Special to the Journal Belton ISD school board members voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of 109 acres near Loop 121 and Shanklin Road in Belton. The cost for the property is $1.529 million, and according to district officials, the…

0 Comments / 86 View / April 8, 2017

The Ark Foundation hosts first annual Freedom Fest

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The first annual Freedom Fest took place from 2-10 pm on Friday, March 24. Rain plagued the Belton area for most of the morning. However, clouds parted and the sun came out as hundreds of people…

0 Comments / 38 View / April 8, 2017

Heights Chief of Police Reinforces Law Enforcement Responsibilities to CTTP Members

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent On Monday, March 20, the Central Texas Tea Party gathered together for its monthly meeting at the Harris Community Center at 7 p.m. The meeting consisted of its usual agenda by opening with prayer, reviewing the…

0 Comments / 21 View / April 7, 2017

Local youth compete for college scholarships at the Texas National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Tournament

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor More than 2,100 students from 85 schools gathered at the Bell County Expo Center last weekend for the 12th Annual Texas-National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Tournament and Scholarship Championship. Participants in the two-day event…

0 Comments / 46 View / April 7, 2017

One Brick at A Time: Honoring past and present service members at Belton’s Patriot Way Brick Walk

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent A walk down the sidewalk on Central Avenue in Belton and you will see bricks and pavers honoring members of the Armed Forces past and present. The bricks pave the sidewalks on Central Avenue in…

0 Comments / 34 View / April 6, 2017

Central Texas Youth Services aims to help CenTex families and youth

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Central Texas Youth Services is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization that provides services to runaways, homeless, troubled youth, and their families throughout the Central Texas region. They have been providing services to the Central Texas area since…

0 Comments / 44 View / April 4, 2017

MPR volunteer firefighters and Ladies Auxiliary prepare copious amount of pork

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Ladies Auxiliary of the Morgan’s Point Resort Volunteer Fire Department and the Morgans Point Resort Volunteer Firefighters Association hosted a joint fundraiser from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 18. The event was…

0 Comments / 78 View / April 3, 2017

Award-winning photographer and Treble Soul featured at A Cup of Art

By Heather Regula, Correspondent My Giving Tree Gift Shop & Gallery presented A Cup of Art, a solo art show featuring JohnJohn Montelongo, of JohnJohn’s Digital Art on Saturday, March 18 from 10 am-3 pm at Arusha’s Coffee, located at…

0 Comments / 57 View / April 2, 2017

New Board & Brush studio gives Beltonians a chance to explore their creativity

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Board & Brush recently opened off of Lake Road in Belton and is already getting tons of positive attention.When you walk into Belton’s newest creative workshop, you instantly notice the familiar smell of fresh wood…

0 Comments / 51 View / April 1, 2017

City of Belton facade grants modernizing historical downtown

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Anyone that has lived or worked in Belton over the years has had a chance to notice the improvements to historical downtown. Many businesses in downtown Belton have had the chance to improve business fronts…

0 Comments / 155 View / March 31, 2017