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BTABC caps successful year with $20K gift to Belton Athletics

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Belton Tiger Athletic Booster Club (BTABC) presented Belton athletic director Bob Shipley and his coaching staff an overall amount of $20,434.00 from the proceeds of the Booster Club Reverse Raffle on April 30. The…

0 Comments / 161 View / June 21, 2016

New trail segment, bridge to open July 12

By David Tuma, Publisher Work on the Nolan Creek Nature Trail near the new MLK Bridge has begun. This project is part of the Nolan Creek Trail system. The quarter mile trail will be a path along the creek filled…

0 Comments / 115 View / June 21, 2016

Belton Kiwanis Citizenship Award presented to BISD students

Special to The Belton Journal The Kiwanis Club of Belton develops volunteer leaders of all ages and abilities through service that positively impacts children and contributes to a healthy, vibrant community. The Club recently completed the 11th annual presentation of…

0 Comments / 65 View / June 20, 2016

Visual arts director honored with dedicated wing

Special to the Journal On June 6, the Cultural Activities Center dedicated the art wing studio in the name of former Visual Arts Director Marilyn Ritchie. Mrs. Ritchie started employment for the CAC in 1994 as the Visual Arts Director,…

0 Comments / 46 View / June 19, 2016

UT riders traverse America, stop at Amazing Grace on Main

Special to the Journal Every year, Texas 4000 competitively selects University of Texas students for an 18-month program designed to cultivate the next generation to lead the fight against cancer. Texas 4000 empowers each student to raise $4,500, ride 2,000…

0 Comments / 61 View / June 19, 2016

A Lone Star Shootout spectator’s guide to watching 7-on-7 football: 20 things about Texas’ fastest-growing sport

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor So you’re heading to Tiger Field the Belton 7-on-7 Lone Star Shootout Tournament and you see all of these eye-popping scores that are appearing in our game recaps for 7-on-7? Do the rules sometimes seem…

0 Comments / 70 View / June 18, 2016

Misunderstood honeybee hive mind season in Bell County

Special to the Journal Honeybees are social insects and live in colonies. Each colony is a family unit, comprising a single, egg-laying female or queen and her many sterile daughters called workers. The workers cooperate in the food-gathering, nest-building and…

0 Comments / 82 View / June 18, 2016

BHS unveils 2016 Wall of Honor recipients

By Emily West, Correspondent Saturday May 28, Belton High School unveiled its newest addition to the Wall of Honor–– six student-athletes of the induction class of 2016 ––with the guidance and talents of the Journal’s own sports editor, Tony Adams….

0 Comments / 98 View / June 18, 2016

Second class graduates from New Tech @ Waskow

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On Thursday afternoon at Bell County Expo Center, 103 seniors from Belton New Tech High School @Waskow walked the stage as the second class to call New Tech their alma mater. The graduates have been…

0 Comments / 75 View / June 17, 2016

Moody Road to drop to 45 mph

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners convened Monday morning for their regular meeting to discuss and consider agenda items. Before the agenda items were discussed, the minutes of May 23 meeting were considered and approved unanimously. The May…

0 Comments / 81 View / June 16, 2016