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Belton Walmart sets lofty goal for CMN charities

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Associates at Belton Walmart have been spending the month of September earning funds to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network. Store #1232 on the Chisholm Trail endeavors to donate $14,000 to the network with…

0 Comments / 56 View / October 12, 2018

World 5K Fun Run set for Saturday, benefits clean water worldwide

Special to the Journal     The 5th Annual Living Waters for the World 5K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a start time of 8:30 a.m. The race will start and end at Confederate Park…

0 Comments / 26 View / October 11, 2018

National Night Out touts certified country clout

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The smell of barbecue and the sounds of country music filled Yettie Polk Park on Saturday. From noon to closer to five p.m., vendors, food trucks, the police department and nearly every other side of…

0 Comments / 20 View / October 11, 2018

Christopher Winston voted Photographer of the Year

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Walking into Arusha Coffee on Tuesday afternoon, I was met with the wafting smell of freshly brewed coffee and the smiling face of local photographer Christopher Winston. The single most crucial component of a…

0 Comments / 57 View / October 10, 2018

Voter-Palooza hosted at Bell County Starbucks locations

By Joshua Rivera, Correspondent     In addition to ordering a seasonal beverage, Belton residents will be able to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections at the Starbucks on 200 I-35 on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until…

0 Comments / 35 View / October 8, 2018

Belton Bacon, Blues & Brews II: Bacon Brewtwo

Special to the Journal     The second annual Belton’s Bacon, Blues & Brews will bring two days of festivities to downtown Belton on Oct. 5-6, but there is also an opportunity to be part of the festivities as registration…

0 Comments / 188 View / October 1, 2018

3rd Annual Pet Extravaganza draws record crowd

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Thousands of animal enthusiasts and pet lovers flooded the Bell County Expo Center in support of the 3rd Annual Pet Adoption Extravaganza, hosted by Rescue Magazine, on Saturday, September 15. Tickets were $6 per adult,…

0 Comments / 105 View / September 30, 2018

Montgomery and Alcozer sworn in as BISD trustees

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     On Monday, Sept. 17, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees held a board meeting at 5 p.m. at the Belton ISD Administration Building. It began with the the call to order and then the Pledge…

0 Comments / 40 View / September 29, 2018

Ground Effects Truckin holds Car and Truck Meet

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     On Saturday, Sept. 15, Ground Effects Truckin, a local truck club, hosted another one of their Car and Truck Meet events in the parking lot of the Belton Christian Youth Center, beside Confederate Park. Starting…

0 Comments / 27 View / September 28, 2018

Belton Strategic Plan tackles Lake-to-Lake Road

By David Tuma, Publisher     The City of Belton approved the tax rate of .6598 on $100 per valuation for the upcoming year. The rate is the same as the previous year. Due increase in valuation of current properties and…

0 Comments / 132 View / September 27, 2018