Category : Lifestyles

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…

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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…

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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

Helping Hands Ministry welcomes new Director of Community Ministries

Special to the Journal Helping Hands Ministry welcomes Brittany Duncan as its newest staff member. As Director of Community Ministries, Duncan oversees the daily operations of the organization and supervises volunteers in the food pantry, clothing area, and front office….

0 Comments / 77 View / July 13, 2016

Those who would, carve wood

By Lindsay Starr Platt Journal Correspondent A walk into the “quilting room” on Monday mornings at the Belton Senior Center is greeted by a woodsy scent and little wooden figurines displayed on tables. The Bell County Woodcarvers are busy turning…

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Former Commissioner talks about his history

By Elizabeth Varville Correspondent Richard Cortese held the seat for Bell County Commission Court for Precinct 1 for the past 23 years. Cortese grew up in the Little River/Academy area, attended Temple Junior College, and served four years in the…

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Belton Senior Center welcomes new director

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Kaci Hodges is the new center director at Belton Senior Center. Hodges joined the center in mid-April replacing Elaine Murray who passed away in March. Hodges is originally from Waco and has been a Temple…

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Ribbon-cutting signifies completed renovations

By Elizabeth Varville Correspondent Garden Estates of Temple held their ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated Senior Lifestyle center. The center has called Temple home since March 1998 and serves approximately 100 residents. “The renovations lasted nearly nine months….

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New 60-room hotel coming soon to Belton

By David Tuma Publisher A ground breaking ceremony was held at Bell County’s new motel located in Belton near IH-35. The 2.9 million facility will add 60 rooms and 34,000 square feet of building to the tax rolls. It took…

0 Comments / 602 View / June 28, 2016