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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 / 41 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…

0 Comments / 155 View / April 20, 2017

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 / 76 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 / 76 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 / 75 View / April 9, 2017

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 / 95 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 / 50 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 / 24 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 / 51 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 / 37 View / April 6, 2017