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Veteran lands in Belton with a legacy of service

By KP Palmer, Correspondent     As Veterans’ Day approaches, it is a good time to reflect on the veterans both past and present. The Journal took some time to catch up with one of Belton’s newest residents, recently retired Chief…

0 Comments / 54 View / November 17, 2018

BISD to host public forums on attendance boundaries next month

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     During the fourth of five public meetings on new Belton ISD attendance boundaries, committee members narrowed the proposed maps to two sets, Map Set A and Map Set E.     Both sets of…

0 Comments / 58 View / November 16, 2018

Flood and swift water boat operation training takes place at Belton Dam

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The Killeen and Fort Hood Fire Departments teamed up on Monday to begin a few days of joint training on flood and swift water boat operations. The training was held below the Belton Dam at…

0 Comments / 60 View / November 15, 2018

Chinese tallow tree invade Central Texas

By Pat Johnson, Bell County Master Gardener     Recently my husband removed a tree from behind our home while a neighbor and I cheered him on. This tree was a huge threat to our environment because it was an invasive species…

0 Comments / 56 View / November 11, 2018

Stoney Brook celebrates its 8th birthday party with food and live music

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     On Thursday, Oct. 25, the main hall of Stoney Brook nursing home was filled with residents and the sounds of cheerful music. Residents took part in the celebration of Stoney Brook’s eighth birthday with…

0 Comments / 97 View / November 9, 2018

Costumes highlight downtown Candy Trail

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Families from all over were welcomed to the Belton Candy Trail this past weekend in an effort to get everyone prepared for the upcoming Halloween holiday. In past years, the event has drawn more…

0 Comments / 56 View / November 8, 2018

Strong but not silent: Author Brandi Rarus speaks at UMHB

By Pamela Grant, Correspondent     For many of us, it’s difficult to imagine a world without sound. We might imagine it as a loss, living in a world of silence. However, Brandi Rarus, author of Finding Zoe, asserts that if…

0 Comments / 44 View / October 28, 2018

City hopeful to connect Southeast Belton with Hike and Bike Trail

By David Tuma, Publisher     It is hoped in the upcoming year to connect Southeast Belton with the Hike and Bike Trail that runs through downtown connect with the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The trail extension has received funding and…

0 Comments / 96 View / October 27, 2018

Dozens walk to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Over one hundred people participated in the Scott & White Plummer Movement Disorders Center’s “Walking to Awareness” community event, a one-mile Fun Walk and 5K, at Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, October 13.    …

0 Comments / 86 View / October 26, 2018

15th annual Bus Fest rolls into Oakmont Park in Morgan’s Point

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The 2018 Bus Fest, originally called Transporters at the Point, now in its 15th year, drew over 70 campers and many curious Volkswagen enthusiasts to Oakmont Park, in Morgan’s Point Resort, this weekend.    …

0 Comments / 101 View / October 25, 2018