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Construction of the district’s second comprehensive high school to proceed

Special to the Journal   At last Monday night’s BISD school board meeting, Trustees unanimously voted to amend the Board’s contract with Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, approving a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $106,413,538 for construction of the new Lake…

0 Comments / 32 View / May 21, 2018

Historic Central Avenue Bridge to get needed updates

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   The Central Ave. Bridge built in 1918 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places is in need of more than a facelift.  The Belton City Council entered into contract with TxDOT to…

0 Comments / 47 View / May 19, 2018

Downtown Belton Merchants Association: Celebrating 10 years of promoting economic growth

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Downtown Belton Merchants Association (DBMA), established in 2008, works together with the city of Belton to sponsor activities that benefit businesses. The idea for Market Days came to fruition when downtown Belton business owners…

0 Comments / 38 View / May 18, 2018

Bell County Museum celebrates Cinco de Mayo in festive style

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is celebrated in commemoration of the Mexican Army’s victory over France, at the Battle of Puebla, during the Franco-Mexican War, in 1862. While Cinco de Mayo is…

0 Comments / 37 View / May 17, 2018

When big dreams come in tiny packages

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Tiny homes are a new trend that more home buyers are looking into. The benefits that come along with tiny homes are something that is attracting attention.   Traveling is a hobby of many…

0 Comments / 72 View / May 16, 2018

Nolan Creek Lodge #227 and Belton Masonic Lodge #166 team up for the community

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   The Nolan Creek Lodge #227 and the Belton Masonic Lodge #166 worked together to put on a clothing drive and a barbeque lunch this past Saturday. The co-hosted charity event, which took place at the…

0 Comments / 38 View / May 14, 2018

Helping Hands Ministry’s inaugural Trivia Night Fundraiser a success

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Twenty-eight teams of up to 10 people put their knowledge to the test at Helping Hands Ministry’s inaugural Trivia Night Fundraiser, held at First Baptist Church in Temple, on Friday, April 27.   “This fundraiser…

0 Comments / 42 View / May 13, 2018

Local nonprofit Un-Included Club provides programs to help kids create positivity

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Improvements in self-concept can go a long way when it comes to keeping children out of trouble. One Temple man set off to make that his goal. When East Temple resident Garfield Hawk noticed…

0 Comments / 28 View / May 12, 2018

11th Annual Turtle Festival brings smiles and laughter to Yettie Polk Park

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Hundreds of turtle enthusiasts filled Yettie Polk Park for the 11th Annual Turtle Festival, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Belton, on Saturday, April 28.   “The Turtle Festival is dual purpose – it is…

0 Comments / 48 View / May 11, 2018

The Voice season 12 contestant Jay White to record Belton song

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   The Voice season 12 contestant Jay White is at it again with his musical talent. The Belton native was approached by Belton Tourism Manager Judy Garrett with the idea of writing and recording a…

0 Comments / 146 View / May 10, 2018