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Adopting a pet: a lifelong decision

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Adding an animal to a home should be a family decision – one that is not made lightly, and one that involves the buy-in of all family members. Adopting an animal is a life-long decision…

0 Comments / 28 View / November 20, 2018

Belton Fire Department’s food drive is underway

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Belton Fire Department’s food drive, benefiting Helping Hands Ministry of Belton, is in full swing! Donations can be dropped off at Fire Station #2, located at 420 Sparta Road.     “We have been…

0 Comments / 25 View / November 19, 2018

Local church holds trunk or treat event to build community

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     On Sunday, Nov. 4, The Vista Community Church held their annual Trunk or Treat at Belton High School.     The event, originally scheduled for Halloween night, was abundantly successful. Heloiza Lozano, who has…

0 Comments / 30 View / November 18, 2018

Veteran lands in Belton with a legacy of service

By KP Palmer, Correspondent     As Veterans’ Day approaches, it is a good time to reflect on the veterans both past and present. The Journal took some time to catch up with one of Belton’s newest residents, recently retired Chief…

0 Comments / 40 View / November 17, 2018

BISD to host public forums on attendance boundaries next month

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     During the fourth of five public meetings on new Belton ISD attendance boundaries, committee members narrowed the proposed maps to two sets, Map Set A and Map Set E.     Both sets of…

0 Comments / 39 View / November 16, 2018

Flood and swift water boat operation training takes place at Belton Dam

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The Killeen and Fort Hood Fire Departments teamed up on Monday to begin a few days of joint training on flood and swift water boat operations. The training was held below the Belton Dam at…

0 Comments / 45 View / November 15, 2018

Chinese tallow tree invade Central Texas

By Pat Johnson, Bell County Master Gardener     Recently my husband removed a tree from behind our home while a neighbor and I cheered him on. This tree was a huge threat to our environment because it was an invasive species…

0 Comments / 50 View / November 11, 2018

Stoney Brook celebrates its 8th birthday party with food and live music

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     On Thursday, Oct. 25, the main hall of Stoney Brook nursing home was filled with residents and the sounds of cheerful music. Residents took part in the celebration of Stoney Brook’s eighth birthday with…

0 Comments / 84 View / November 9, 2018

Costumes highlight downtown Candy Trail

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Families from all over were welcomed to the Belton Candy Trail this past weekend in an effort to get everyone prepared for the upcoming Halloween holiday. In past years, the event has drawn more…

0 Comments / 43 View / November 8, 2018

Strong but not silent: Author Brandi Rarus speaks at UMHB

By Pamela Grant, Correspondent     For many of us, it’s difficult to imagine a world without sound. We might imagine it as a loss, living in a world of silence. However, Brandi Rarus, author of Finding Zoe, asserts that if…

0 Comments / 36 View / October 28, 2018