Category : Lifestyles

Salado youths make pilgrimage to Krakow

Special to the Journal On Monday, July 18, St. Stephen Catholic Church in Salado sent twelve pilgrims to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every…

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Portraits from the Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses: Ramona Manrique & Jose Rodriguez

Special to the Journal That is the promise Proverbs 16:31 offers loyal men and women. Our Creator also uses the word “splendor,” which represents the highest level of development. Ramona Manriquez was born near Crawford in 1928. She symbolized her…

0 Comments / 398 View / August 16, 2016

Unsung Heroes: Bell County dispatchers

By Katie Gibbs Correspondent The employees at the Bell County Communications Center answer all 911 calls within the county and dispatch first responders to the scene. The people who work at the center are everyday heroes who can make a…

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17th annual Texas Furniture Makers’ Show calling for entries

Special to the Journal Skilled woodworkers from across Texas are invited to apply to exhibit their best work at the Seventeenth Annual Texas Furniture Makers’ Show presented by Woodcraft® and staged at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett…

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Pokémon Go and Team Instinct dominate Belton

By Katherine Gibbs Journal Correspondent Pokémon Go was released in the U.S. on July 6 and is available on Android and iOS devices. The game is free to play and uses location based augmented reality to make fictional Pokémon become…

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Letter to Parents

Special to the Journal Dear Parents, This is going to be a great year in Belton ISD! When the 2016-2017 school year kicks off next month, our students will have a range of learning opportunities that you can¹t find anywhere…

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Parks & Recs Months puts outdoor activities on the calendar

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Get out and play this weekend and help Belton celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month as they host activities all over town. Put on some sunscreen and pack some water bottles and bug spray, as…

0 Comments / 71 View / July 26, 2016

West Belton-Harris Ex-Students’ reunion to commence

The West Belton-Harris High Ex-Students Association is busy preparing for its 17th bi-annual reunion to be held at the Harris Community Center, July 22-24. The reunion will begin Friday, July 22, with a banquet at 6 p.m. The banquet will…

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First Baptist hosts 45th annual God & Country concert

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent First Baptist Belton church hosted its annual “God and Country” concert for the 45th year on Sunday. The church had 1,000 seats available and it was a full house and a few standing still to…

0 Comments / 67 View / July 18, 2016

Families of onlookers keep tradition alive by attending annual parade

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Tradition. That is what the Belton parade means for a lot of people. Most of the spectators have been coming since they were kids and now they bring their own families to carry on that tradition….

0 Comments / 56 View / July 18, 2016