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Miller Springs Nature Center: A big step towards re-opening

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Things are looking up for the Miller Springs Nature Center, which closed in August 2017.   “We have been meeting with the cities of Temple and Belton, and things have gone well. The cities are…

0 Comments / 50 View / March 19, 2018

14th Annual Book and Author Luncheon raises funds for the Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library held their 14th annual Book and Author Luncheon at the Harris Community Center on Saturday, February 24. Tickets were $35 per person, and all proceeds benefit the…

0 Comments / 21 View / March 18, 2018

Belles of Belton to make a comeback this year

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   “She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” Upon opening their congratulations packet, this is what nominees will read to find out that they have been nominated…

0 Comments / 78 View / March 17, 2018

2nd Annual Freedom Fest in Belton raises awareness about human trafficking

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Photos by Christopher Winston   The 2nd Annual Freedom Fest, hosted by Ark2Freedom and Hope for the Hungry, took place at Yettie Polk Park, on Saturday, March 3. “We reached out and asked for vendors to…

0 Comments / 47 View / March 16, 2018

Lee Crossley Veteran’s Community: giving homeless veterans a hand up

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity held a ground-breaking ceremony for the Lee Crossley Veteran’s Community on Saturday, March 3. The organization plans to build 13 duplexes to house 26 homeless veterans in the…

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Fort Hood Chapter of Heroes on the Water receives equipment donation from Bass Pro Shop

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Fort Hood Chapter of Heroes on the Water received an equipment donation from Bass Pro Shop on Friday, February 23. Chapter Coordinator Frank Aguilar and other members of the team were on hand to…

0 Comments / 55 View / March 12, 2018

Belton Fire Chief recognized at conference

Special to the Journal   During its annual conference in Austin, the Texas Fire Chiefs Association recognized the Belton Fire Department for attaining the designation of Recognized Best Practices Fire Department.   In August 2017, Belton became the tenth department…

0 Comments / 18 View / March 11, 2018

Cultural Activities Center offers a unique sponsorship opportunity

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The completion of the renovation of the Frank W. Mayborn Auditorium at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple was celebrated with a Come and Go Reception on Friday, February 23. Attendees enjoyed a first-hand glimpse…

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Board recognizes impact of community partnerships

Special to the Journal   At their monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees recognized an important community partner for their efforts to engage students in living history lessons and heard from students participating in…

0 Comments / 18 View / March 9, 2018

The TABA Home and Garden Show makes itself at home at the Expo Center

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Temple Area Builders Association Home and Garden Show took place at the Bell County Expo Center on February 24-25. The show, in its 42nd year, boasted over 100,000 square feet of exhibits featuring products…

0 Comments / 24 View / March 8, 2018