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Former UMHB basketball player uses talent to make an impact

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a…

0 Comments / 198 View / January 11, 2019

New Morgan’s Point Resort City Manager looking to better the community

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Andrew Bill was recently appointed as Morgan’s Point Resort City Manager. A small, cozy town that he is familiar with, Bill started with MPR in his twenties, working as the billing clerk from 1999-2005….

0 Comments / 245 View / January 10, 2019

Gunter building to be open by March

By David Tuma, Publisher     Mike Gunter, Matt Gunter and Trevor Smith purchased the Peacock Archery building last year with the plans to remodel the building and move Gunter Financial Services onto the property. The property is located at 204…

0 Comments / 475 View / December 31, 2018

The Beltonian Theatre brings a wonderful Christmas to Belton

By Emily Keating, Correspondent     Christmas in Belton is a festive time of year! Leading up to the holiday, the Beltonian Theatre hosted a spectacular meet-and-greet with Santa Claus himself. The event took place from December 20-23 and lasted from…

0 Comments / 73 View / December 30, 2018

The Peterson Brothers bring the blues to Temple

Special to the Journal   The Cultural Activities Center has The Peterson Brothers on it’s stage Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. The Peterson Brothers combine youthful energy and modern influences with soul, funk, blues & jazz to a create…

0 Comments / 172 View / December 29, 2018

Champs again! UMHB wins their second Division III Football National Championship with a 24-16 win over Mount Union

By Tony Adams,  Sports Editor   The No. 2 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team and its Crusader Nation made their presence felt at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah on Friday, Dec. 14, seeking their second national championship since 2016….

0 Comments / 158 View / December 28, 2018

Make it Brain: DJ Kyle Gonzales hosts pizza-infused trivia at Fire Street

By Josh Rivera, Lifestyles Editor   What movie has the quote “Ray, if someone asks if you’re a god, say yes?” Who is the most western NFL team? Who was the Titan condemned to hold the heavens on his shoulders? What…

0 Comments / 454 View / December 28, 2018

New disc golf gives Heritage Park expansion a sporting chance

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     There is currently a professional disc golf course under construction in the expansion area of Heritage Park. City crews and members of the local chapter of the disk golf organization are helping to make…

0 Comments / 696 View / December 24, 2018

Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation surprises grant winners

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Christmas came early for a group of Belton ISD educators. The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation (BEEF) and BISD administrators surprised teachers and paraprofessionals across the district Tuesday, delivering grants for a wish list of items…

0 Comments / 127 View / December 23, 2018

VFW Post 4008 recognized as Purple Heart Post

Josh Rivera, Correspondent On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 11, Belton’s VFW Post 4008 was designated a Purple Heart Post by the Military Order of the Purple Heart. In attendance were Post Commander Gary Leofsky, Military Order of the Purple Heart…

0 Comments / 178 View / December 22, 2018