Category : Lifestyles


One Community, One Day

By Emily West, Correspondent This past Saturday morning, the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) of the City of Belton held its ninth annual “One Community, One Day” Event, sending approximately 200 volunteers to 23 homes in and around the town. Volunteers…

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BCYC hosts fundraiser EGGstravaganza, 5k run

By Darci Gillespey, The Belton Journal Belton Christian Youth Center held their first ever Bunny Run Easter EGGstravaganza fundraiser March 19 to assist with the operations & programming associated with BCYC’s everyday costs. This event included a 5k run to…

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Career Day for students at Chisholm Trail Elementary

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent On March 24, Chisholm Trail Elementary School held their annual Career Day for students in Kindergarten through third grade. This marks the fourth year the school has invited neighboring businesses and organizations to speak to the…

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Chapa finds her way through the use of color

By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor With an explosion of color, Bonnie Chapa has burst into the art world in a powerful way. After visiting the Frio River with her family and capturing the image that started her on the journey…

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Chamber of Commerce announces leadership training for community

By Jonathan Allison, Correspondent Since 1999, Belton Chamber of Commerce has been successfully integrating business owners and future leaders of Belton with their leadership program. The leadership program emphasizes community awareness, leadership training and giving back to the community. The…

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It is finished

By Emily West, Correspondent On Wednesday March 23, the students of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor performed the 77th annual Easter Pageant. With three showings throughout the day, (12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.) the bleachers and lawn were…

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HOCTIL and the Elks host special egg hunt

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The fourth annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Elks Lodge in Temple was held on March 26. Over 400 hundred special needs children and their families gathered at the lodge to celebrate the…

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Local author signs new novel at Belton Market Days

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent On the corner of East Central Avenue and South East Street in Belton sits a unique treasure to book lovers of all ages known as McWha Book store. Owned by book lovers, themselves, the McWhas have…

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Mother Earth News returning in 2017

By Emily West, Correspondent This past February, the Mother Earth News sustainable lifestyle fair made its Texas debut here in the city of Belton. Over 150 workshops, on subjects ranging from root cellar construction to sustainable farming, set up their…

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Belton’s Legacy Program beautifies parks

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The Parks and Recreation Department, governed by the City of Belton, offers many programs and services for the residents of Belton and the surrounding communities. Housed in the Harris Community Center in Belton, the department’s mission…

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