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Bell County ready to advertise for sealed bids for two upcoming projects

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on the morning of April 17 to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on April 10 were discussed and approved. Commissioner’s…

0 Comments / 32 View / April 29, 2017

UMHB holds 78th Annual Easter Pageant

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent On Wednesday, April 12, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students performed the 78th Annual Easter Pageant show portraying the life story of Jesus Christ at Luther Memorial on the UMHB campus. Three different showings were offered…

0 Comments / 39 View / April 28, 2017

All leashes are off at the agility dog show

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Agility is an athletic event intended to demonstrate how well a dog works with his handler while racing against time and navigating an obstacle course. The Capitol Dog Training Club of Austin hosted a three-day AKC…

0 Comments / 128 View / April 27, 2017

Council extends Juvenile Curfew Ordinance, Mayor proclaims April Fair Housing Month

By Annie Dockery, Correspondent After a soggy start to the day, the Belton City Council met for their regular meeting. The council considered an ordinance to approve an extension of the City’s Juvenile curfew and Mayor Marion Grayson proclaimed April…

0 Comments / 37 View / April 23, 2017

Parents and children from the community enjoy activities during McLane Eggstravaganza on Saturday afternoon.

McLane’s hosts Eggstravaganza! for Local Youth

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent On Saturday, April 8, the McLane’s Children Medical Center hosted its annual Eggstravaganza! Easter Egg Hunt and Health Fair at the Lion’s Park in Temple from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families from the surrounding communities…

0 Comments / 17 View / April 23, 2017

A Lakewood Elementary student carries the flag during the annual Old Glory Day parade.

Lakewood Elementary: Standing Side by Side on Old Glory Day

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent Lakewood Elementary School hosted its annual Old Glory Day on Thursday, April 6, beginning at 9 a.m. As attendees gathered on the front lawn of Lakewood Elementary for the event, patriotic songs wafted through the air,…

0 Comments / 47 View / April 22, 2017

Susan Cory of Belton, a member of Altrusa International of Temple, Texas, Inc.

2017 Altrusan of the Year given to Belton woman

Special to the Journal Susan Cory of Belton, a member of Altrusa International of Temple, Texas, Inc. was recognized as the 2017 Altrusan of the Year at a noon awards luncheon at Country Lane Community Room in Temple on Tuesday,…

0 Comments / 37 View / April 21, 2017

The 2017 Belton Tigers Baseball team, in conjunction with Baylor Scott & White McLane’s Children Hospital, visited the young patients at the hospital on Wednesday, April 5.

Belton Baseball visits Champion Children at McLane Children’s Hospital

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The 2017 Belton Tigers Baseball team, in conjunction with Baylor Scott & White McLane’s Children Hospital, visited the young patients at the hospital on Wednesday, April 5. The visit was part of Belton Baseball’s Home…

0 Comments / 112 View / April 21, 2017

May the Cheese food truck confirmed Best Between Buns

Special to the Journal On Saturday, April 1, local food truck May the Cheese be with You, competed in the Texas Food Truck Showdown in Waco. Out of five different categories, May the Cheese be with You won the award…

0 Comments / 46 View / April 20, 2017

BISD HS bond issue important ballot item (Part 1)

By David Tuma, Publisher There will not be just one high school for Belton in the future. That remaining the case is very unlikely. The Belton Independent School District has too much land. In retrospect, they should not have cooperated…

0 Comments / 158 View / April 20, 2017