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The movers & shakers of Belton

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent The monthly Shakers & Stirrers High Speed Networking Luncheon ,hosted by the Belton Chamber of Commerce, was held Friday, February 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Montgomery Chiropractic in Belton. These networking events are…

0 Comments / 66 View / March 4, 2017

UMHB to construct new residence hall

Special to The Journal The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has announced plans to construct a new residence hall on campus. At its February meeting, the UMHB Board of Trustees approved the construction of a 46,000-square-foot residence hall on the north…

0 Comments / 71 View / March 4, 2017

North Belton Middle School performs Legally Blonde musical

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent Members of the Belton community piled into the Belton High School Performing Arts Center on Feb. 18 and 19 for a musical performance of comedy film Legally Blonde by the North Belton Middle School Art Department….

0 Comments / 102 View / March 3, 2017

First feral hog toxicant to hit texas market later this year

Special to the Journal Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced a rule change in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) that classifies a warfarin-based hog lure as a state-limited-use pesticide. The pesticide, “Kaput Feral Hog Lure,” is the first toxicant…

0 Comments / 66 View / March 3, 2017

City to sell two county police vehicles

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 13 were discussed and approved. Lone Star Grading and…

0 Comments / 35 View / March 2, 2017

Mother Earth News Fair draws capacity crowds

By Patrick Lacombe, Correspondent The Bell County Expo Center played host to it’s second Mother Earth News Fair last Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19. The fair, which has steadily gained popularity over the years with anyone interested in farming, livestock,…

0 Comments / 28 View / March 2, 2017

Belton resident to appear on season 12 of The Voice

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Belton resident Jay White will be appearing the season 12 of NBC’s The Voice, which began airing on February 27. White also had the chance to have his record with The Twilighters re-released on Milkcow…

0 Comments / 6290 View / March 1, 2017

Teams Gear Up for 2017 Family Promise Bed Race

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent It’s a competition concept many may consider unconventional – beds becoming colorful and creative racing carts. The decorated racing beds will fill the parking lot of First Baptist Temple at 11 a.m. on April 1…

0 Comments / 35 View / March 1, 2017

UMHB associate dean introduces his friends

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in McLane College of Business and Associate Professor of Accounting, Kirk Fischer, will be heading to Los Angeles for the release of his solo smooth jazz album,…

0 Comments / 75 View / March 1, 2017

Sales tax rebate dollars from the state were up for Oct. and Nov.

By David Tuma, Publisher Sales tax rebate dollars from the state were up for the October and November with $716,906 received, compared to $697,000 last year. Hotel/ motel taxes were relatively the same over the fall. Housing permits were up…

0 Comments / 22 View / February 27, 2017