Category : Lifestyles


Fishin’ for Bud Light

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Early on Sunday morning, before the sun came up, 31 teams of fishermen got in their boats and into Belton Lake. Fishermen were competing for the largest catch of bass in the Bud Light Trail….

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Crossing guard loves community; community loves him back

by Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent Every morning and afternoon Leonard Harris can be spotted waving at nearly every car on Main Street as he stands at his patrol. For nine years Harris has been a school crossing guard for Leon Heights…

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Leon Heights Elementary students prove their hypotheses

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent Leon Heights Elementary School’s Science Fair held Thursday, Jan. 14, showcased science projects by students in grade levels Kindergarten through fifth grade. This is the first year the school decided to incorporate the subject of science…

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CAC presents Family Show Miss Nelson is Missing

Special to the Journal The Cultural Activities Center is partnering with the Waco Civic Theatre to present Miss Nelson is Missing, a popular children’s book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. The performance is in Temple at the Cultural Activities…

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MPR hosting Valentine Fireman’s Ball

Special to the Journal The Auxiliary at Morgan’s Point Resort is hosting their fourth annual Valentine Fireman’s Ball this year on Saturday, Feb. 13th at the Garden Inn Hilton – Temple. This event is a celebration and a fundraiser for…

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Address to a Haggis

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Saturday night, 40 lads and lassies donned kilts, tartans and sashes for the second annual Robert Burns Supper at The Gin at Nolan Creek. The Scottish American Society (SAMS) SGT John MacGregor Post 1298 hosted…

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Fishin’ for fun

By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor People, young to old lined the banks of Nolan Creek on Wednesday for Family Fish & Fun. Matt Bates, Director of Recreation and Events for the City of Belton said, “Today is Family Fish &…

0 Comments / 30 View / January 16, 2016

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Christopher Jacobs: A Donor’s Story

by Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent According to the Southwest Transplant Alliance, every 10 minutes someone is added to transplant waiting list and 21 people die each day awaiting a transplant when registering to be an organ donor takes less than 60…

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Racing for the title

By Elizabeth Varville, Journal Correspondent The Bell County Expo Center hosted the three-day event of the Austin Golden Retriever Club Agility trials December 18 – 20. Along with the Golden Retriever, as many as 100 different breeds were represented. The…

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Bringing Christmas to the kids, community style

By Elizabeth Varville, Journal Correspondent The Belton Fire Department was once again filled with the Christmas spirit on the morning of December 19 as recipients of the Santa Pal program received their Christmas presents donated from the surrounding Belton community….

0 Comments / 21 View / December 31, 2015