Category : Lifestyles

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 / 84 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 / 83 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 / 81 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 / 145 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 / 65 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 / 77 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 / 150 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 / 100 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 / 235 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 / 110 View / July 2, 2018