Category : Lifestyles

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 / 28 View / November 11, 2018

Wildflower Country Club hosts 2nd annual Body of Christ golf tournament

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor   The Body of Christ Community Clinic held it’s 2nd annual golf tournament at Wildflower County Club  on October 19 at 9:30 a.m. Hosted by Wildflower Country Club, the tournament began at 9:30 a.m. with…

0 Comments / 31 View / November 2, 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 / 28 View / October 28, 2018

Starbucks hosts 9-to-9 Oct. 9 voter drive

By Joshua Rivera, Lifestyles Editor     On Tuesday, Oct. 9, voter registrars were at the Belton Starbucks on I-35 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. registering residents to vote in this year’s general elections. The voter registration drive was hosted…

0 Comments / 29 View / October 14, 2018

World 5K Fun Run set for Saturday, benefits clean water worldwide

Special to the Journal     The 5th Annual Living Waters for the World 5K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a start time of 8:30 a.m. The race will start and end at Confederate Park…

0 Comments / 23 View / October 11, 2018

As good as marigold

By Pat Johnson, Contributor     Summer’s heat and drought has brought wishful thoughts of showers and cooler times of autumn to our minds, especially those of us who would like to see our gardens and yards look less stressed. As…

0 Comments / 45 View / September 19, 2018

BettySoo headlines 3rd Annual Concert for Peace

Special to the Journal     The 3rd Annual Concert for Peace will feature Austin singer songwriter BettySoo. This concert has a very specific intention to bring attention to the International Day of Peace, which is celebrated each year on…

0 Comments / 23 View / September 18, 2018

30th Anniversary of J.A.I.L. Ministry, Inc.

Special to the Journal     Johner Martin will be the keynote speaker during the 30th Anniversary of J.A.I.L. (Jesus Acts in Inmates Lives) Ministry Banquet, on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:15 p.m. at the Bell County Expo Center in…

0 Comments / 28 View / September 4, 2018

BCYC names new Director of Family and Children Services

By David Tuma, Publisher     Cathy Smith was named Director of Family and Children Services at the Belton Christian Youth Center recently. This leaves Smith in charge of the day-to-day operation of BCYC.     Smith received her Maters of…

0 Comments / 55 View / August 28, 2018

Saving Lives One Drop at a Time: Local church hosts blood drive

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     Crossroads Church, located at 500 S. Interstate Highway 35, hosted a Carter BloodCare drive on Sunday, August 12.     Carter BloodCare was able to collect two units of blood from the drive.    …

0 Comments / 28 View / August 27, 2018