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Pat Duffield to be appointed as Bell County Constable

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Bell County will soon see a new face, as Pat Duffield takes over now retired Linne McCall’s position. Duffield, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Patrol Operation lieutenant and wife of Precinct 1 Juice of the…

0 Comments / 48 View / September 15, 2018

Labors of Love 5K raises money for the Body of Christ Community Clinic

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     On Saturday, Sept. 1, runners from all over the area laced up their running shoes at Confederate Park in Belton. Belton First United Methodist Church hosted their 6th annual “Labors of Love” 5k, a race…

0 Comments / 13 View / September 14, 2018

Belton Rotary Club welcomes new president Trevor Smith

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     On Tuesday, August 28, Trevor Smith was inducted as the new president of the Belton Rotary Club. The District Governor for the club, Jerry Chapman, visited for Smith’s induction.     Free lunch was provided…

0 Comments / 45 View / September 13, 2018

Central Texas State Fair closes out summer with music, food and childhood memories

By Emily Keating, Correspondent     Bringing this summer to a close, the Bell County Expo Center hosted the Central Texas State Fair from August 30 to September 2. There were many options of entertainment this year, including a different live…

0 Comments / 19 View / September 12, 2018

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 / 38 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 / 388 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 / 286 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 / 79 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 / 27 View / September 4, 2018