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Renovations for the Bell County Loop Jail service entry ready to move on

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on the morning of Monday, May 1 to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on April 24 were discussed and approved….

0 Comments / 41 View / May 12, 2017

MPR adds more lots for development

By David Tuma, Publisher Several lots were created in Morgan’s Point Resort at the Zoning Commission meeting held Tuesday, May 2. Growth in MPR is the same as other areas tied to Belton. Four lots were created on Rudder Lane…

0 Comments / 109 View / May 11, 2017

Belton slows down for 10th annual Turtle Fest

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The rains stayed away as hundreds of people descended on Yettie Polk Park for the 10th Annual Belton Kiwanis Turtle Festival on Saturday, April 29. Live music, a mechanical bull, hover ball archery, pictures with…

0 Comments / 97 View / May 10, 2017

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound to make first appearance in Temple

Special to the Journal Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, one of the top drawing groups in gospel music today, will make their first-ever appearance in Temple on May 19th. The event will be held at the Cultural Activities Center, beginning…

0 Comments / 54 View / May 6, 2017

Eggs-actly perfect weather for hunting eggs

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The grounds of the Bell County Courthouse came to life the morning of April 15 as approximately 400 eager children scurried across the grass, picking up as many Easter eggs as possible. Nine-year-old Nevaeh Forbis, of…

0 Comments / 24 View / May 5, 2017

Coalition honors Incredible Kids

By Sarah Lawson, Correspondent   The Central Texas Youth Coalition hosted the 18th annual Central Texas Incredible Kids Celebration on the morning of April 13 to honor 12 exceptional youth. The Youth Coalition is comprised of four organizations: the Boys…

0 Comments / 36 View / May 4, 2017

Local auto parts store still serving Belton four decades later

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Doyle’s Auto Supply in downtown Belton opened in March of 1975. In January of 2016, the store became Aline Auto Parts, as part of Arnold Oil company of Austin. They have over 100 years of…

0 Comments / 62 View / May 2, 2017

City of Morgan’s Point Resort May 6, 2017 election questionnaire

Special to the Journal Mayoral Candidate: Ric Holmes The Belton Journal: Briefly explain why you are running for election. Ric Holmes: I am presently serving as the city’s mayor pro tem, and have been acting as the mayor since May…

0 Comments / 142 View / May 1, 2017

Spring into good car care with these helpful tips

By Marc Follender, Special to the Journal If you’ve spent any time in Texas, you’ll know fall, winter, and spring are basically three months that precede a nine-month long summer. The weather here is unnervingly unpredictable, and preparing your car…

0 Comments / 101 View / May 1, 2017

BISD instructor leads students to Automotive Technical Career

By Patrick Lacombe, Correspondent For most high school students, their main focus is on their career path. After graduating, some will go on to the university of their choice and others will use skills taught by instructors in high school…

0 Comments / 96 View / April 30, 2017