Category : Lifestyles

Nolan Creek School bolstered in upcoming school year

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent Nolan Creek School, an open-enrollment public charter school in Belton, will soon wrap up its first full school year. As summer vacation quickly approaches, Principal Ken Wiseman said he is looking forward to seeing the…

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Ernie Haase and Signature Sound to make first appearance in Temple

Special to the Journal Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, one of the top drawing groups in gospel music today, will make their first-ever appearance in Temple on May 19th. The event will be held at the Cultural Activities Center, beginning…

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Eggs-actly perfect weather for hunting eggs

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The grounds of the Bell County Courthouse came to life the morning of April 15 as approximately 400 eager children scurried across the grass, picking up as many Easter eggs as possible. Nine-year-old Nevaeh Forbis, of…

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Coalition honors Incredible Kids

By Sarah Lawson, Correspondent   The Central Texas Youth Coalition hosted the 18th annual Central Texas Incredible Kids Celebration on the morning of April 13 to honor 12 exceptional youth. The Youth Coalition is comprised of four organizations: the Boys…

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The movers & shakers of Belton

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent The monthly Shakers & Stirrers High Speed Networking Luncheon ,hosted by the Belton Chamber of Commerce, was held Friday, February 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Montgomery Chiropractic in Belton. These networking events are…

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Teams Gear Up for 2017 Family Promise Bed Race

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent It’s a competition concept many may consider unconventional – beds becoming colorful and creative racing carts. The decorated racing beds will fill the parking lot of First Baptist Temple at 11 a.m. on April 1…

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UMHB associate dean introduces his friends

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in McLane College of Business and Associate Professor of Accounting, Kirk Fischer, will be heading to Los Angeles for the release of his solo smooth jazz album,…

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Exchange Club preps for 2017 community service projects

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent Members of the Exchange Club of Temple-Belton are looking forward to continuing the club’s tradition of community service in the months ahead and are making plans for upcoming service projects. Club members are in the…

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United Way of Central Texas’ provides tax help through VITA program

Special to the Journal United Way of Central Texas and its community partners—Helping Hands Ministry of Belton, the McLane School of Business at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Central Texas Workforce Solutions, Temple College, and Fort Hood United Way— kicked…

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Swing into spring with 4-H

By Jackie McLaughlin, Contributor 4-H Clubs in Bell County have come a long way. A book found at a local estate sale by Bell County Extension Education Association member, Joy Scott, depicts the “Boys 4-H Club Handbook of 1951 in…

0 Comments / 33 View / February 15, 2017