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Children find love and support at the Hope House

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Hope House, located across the street from Southwest Elementary, provides neighborhood kids with a safe and loving place to call their own. The facility opens their doors every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m….

0 Comments / 71 View / February 24, 2018

Youth Fair and Rodeo comes to Belton

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   The Belton County PRCA Rodeo was held this past weekend at the Bell County Expo Center. Spectators enjoyed watching professionals cowboys and cowgirls compete in their respective events to include World Champions such as Trevor…

0 Comments / 17 View / February 23, 2018

South Belton Sewer System approved at council meeting

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   The Belton City Council’s plan to extend sewer service south down the Interstate 35 corridor is one step closer to occurring after the council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a bid for the construction…

0 Comments / 60 View / February 22, 2018

Temple College alum discovers career in science at A&M Central Texas

Special to the Journal   In March 2017, Tara Nawrocki didn’t spend spring break on the Texas coast. She didn’t get a tan, wear a bathing suit, try a tattoo, drink frosty margaritas, or go to a concert. She didn’t…

0 Comments / 27 View / February 20, 2018

BHS students present South Pacific, the musical

By Madison Ureste, Correspondent   Belton High School Fine Arts Department presented the play Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific on February 2nd thru 4th at the Belton High School Performing Arts Center. South Pacific is a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic…

0 Comments / 38 View / February 19, 2018

Artist 2 Artist Showcase brings a one-of-a-kind experience to downtown Temple

Photos by Christopher Winston   By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Artist 2 Artist Showcase took place at In The Mood Ballroom in downtown Temple, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 3.   “I’ve never had an…

0 Comments / 52 View / February 18, 2018

Putting the ‘Personal’ Back in ‘Personal Care’

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   Belton’s Lake Road has a new a new member down its block: Dr. Andrew M. Dale and his family. An open house was held at the new Health and Wellness clinic, offering the public and…

0 Comments / 83 View / February 17, 2018

Belton Masonic Lodge #166 hosts blood drive

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Belton Masonic Lodge #166 and Combat Vet Motorcycle Association hosted a Carter Blood Drive from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 3. Blood donors showed up as soon as the Carter mobile…

0 Comments / 28 View / February 16, 2018

Early voting in Bell County will be February 20-23

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent   Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, February 5 at the Commissioners Courtroom in the Historic Bell County Courthouse.   Commissioners took no action on the Order Restricting Outdoor Burning (Burn…

0 Comments / 48 View / February 15, 2018

BISD School Board President Randy Pittenger to step down

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Randy Pittenger, the Belton school board president since 2002 and the Area 4 trustee since 1994, will not seek re-election in the May 5 election. Pittenger and his wife, LeGay, first moved to…

0 Comments / 86 View / February 14, 2018