Category : Lifestyles

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 / 44 View / August 27, 2018

MPR first responders honored at luncheon

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The Ladies Auxiliary of the Henry T. Waskow VFW Post 4008 held their 3rd annual Bell County Emergency Services Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, July 27.     Ladies Auxiliary president Jessica Rozas said that they…

0 Comments / 55 View / August 13, 2018

JC Stringz strikes a chord at Blends Wine Bar

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Killeen’s Jarin Cole, known on stage as “JC Stringz,” offered live music to a crowd of about thirty locals at Blends Wine Bar on Tuesday, July 17.     It was a night of blues,…

0 Comments / 91 View / August 6, 2018

Third Annual “Christmas in July” Fundraiser jumps off

By Heather Regula. Correspondent      Christmas in July, a month-long fundraising effort by the non-profit group Foster Love Bell County, aims to raise funds to help meet the needs of children in foster care in Bell County.     Christmas…

0 Comments / 68 View / July 17, 2018

New fitness center promises privacy and supervision

Special to the Journal   A semi-private fitness center opened this week in south Temple, and it’s a bit different from your typical gym.     Choices Fitness Studio is a semi-private, by-appointment-only facility and participation is limited to four…

0 Comments / 176 View / July 3, 2018

Texas Workforce awards IT fundamentals and certification grants

Special to the Journal     The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced a High Demand Job Training matching grant of $35,000 to Workforce Solutions of Central Texas to offer cyber security fundamentals with CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. The $35,000…

0 Comments / 80 View / July 2, 2018

Students experience living history lesson on a once segregated Belton

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Belton High School and Belton New Tech High School AP U.S. history students gathered Monday morning in the Harris Community Center to hear Dr. Lela Butler share personal experiences and learn the history of a…

0 Comments / 141 View / May 24, 2018

FUMC to host human trafficking presentation

Special to the Journal   Salado UMW and Roundtable members are hosting a presentation at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center on June 3 at 5:15 p.m. They plan to discuss an action plan to help minors, including…

0 Comments / 113 View / May 22, 2018

Bell County Museum celebrates Cinco de Mayo in festive style

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is celebrated in commemoration of the Mexican Army’s victory over France, at the Battle of Puebla, during the Franco-Mexican War, in 1862. While Cinco de Mayo is…

0 Comments / 55 View / May 17, 2018

When big dreams come in tiny packages

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Tiny homes are a new trend that more home buyers are looking into. The benefits that come along with tiny homes are something that is attracting attention.   Traveling is a hobby of many…

0 Comments / 109 View / May 16, 2018