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Athletes soar to new heights at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Bell County Expo Center hosted pole vaulting athletes at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX on Saturday, December 30. Jack Chapman, the owner of Killeen’s Texas Elite Pole Vault Gym, provided coaching and support to…

0 Comments / 67 View / January 15, 2018

Lend a hand: volunteer opportunities in our community

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Nothing changes a community for the better like volunteering. Whether you’re organizing a food or clothing drive, securing the safety of your neighbors or cleaning up your streets, doing good connects you with others in…

0 Comments / 130 View / January 13, 2018

Museum rings in new year with arts and crafts for kids

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Bell County Museum’s education coordinator, Kayte Ricketts, loves New Year’s Eve, but she has a problem with how it’s celebrated. “There’s not always a lot of things for kids to do at New Year’s Eve,” Ricketts…

0 Comments / 24 View / January 12, 2018

Bell County Museum hosts “Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Special to the Journal The Bell County Museum will host “Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Saturday, January 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr….

0 Comments / 30 View / January 11, 2018

Lakewood Elementary breaks ground on new gym, music rooms

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Lakewood Elementary held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 8 to begin the process of building a gymnasium and two music classrooms. These additions are possible through a $149.7 million bond program that was approved for Belton…

0 Comments / 54 View / January 11, 2018

Belton ISD Board goes over prospective contractors for upcoming projects

By Andre James, Correspondent   The BISD Board was presented with two ranked lists of competitive sealed proposals for approval for construction of Charter Oaks Elementary (new Elementary #11) and the Wall Street Auditorium renovations which was packaged with the…

0 Comments / 54 View / January 10, 2018

Local funeral director recognized for excellence

Special to the Journal Sabrina N. Young, CFSP, a funeral director with Harper-Talasek in Temple, has recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Sabrina N. Young…

0 Comments / 24 View / January 9, 2018

Cars and Coffee comes to Belton

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Early Sunday morning on Dec. 10, local car enthusiasts came together with coffee in hand to show off their shiny vehicles. All makes and models were welcome, which created quite the variety of vehicles…

0 Comments / 44 View / January 8, 2018

East 6th Avenue gateway project in the works

By Andre James, Correspondent The Belton City Council was presented with a proposal from the City Clerk to enter into a professional services agreement with Kasberg, Patrick and Associates for the East 6th Avenue Gateway Project. This project would establish…

0 Comments / 107 View / January 7, 2018

Belton resident aims to empower young adults with new book

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Domestic violence accounts for 21 percent of all violence crimes. These unfortunate victims mostly have no one to share these tragic events with; the worst is they have no way out but to suffer in…

0 Comments / 60 View / January 6, 2018