Category : Lifestyles

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 / 75 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…

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Belton, Temple Chambers hold member appreciation event

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent In the rolling hills of Florence, Belton and Temple Chamber of Commerce had a member appreciation party on Thursday at the Vineyard of Florence. More than 60 members showed up to try Texas wines and…

0 Comments / 70 View / June 27, 2016

Parks & Rec. hosts summer’s first Movie in the Park

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On June 11 Belton’s Park and Recreation held their first of two Movies in the Park events for the summer. Residents all ages gathered at Heritage Park with their favorite blankets and pillows for a…

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Visual arts director honored with dedicated wing

Special to the Journal On June 6, the Cultural Activities Center dedicated the art wing studio in the name of former Visual Arts Director Marilyn Ritchie. Mrs. Ritchie started employment for the CAC in 1994 as the Visual Arts Director,…

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UT riders traverse America, stop at Amazing Grace on Main

Special to the Journal Every year, Texas 4000 competitively selects University of Texas students for an 18-month program designed to cultivate the next generation to lead the fight against cancer. Texas 4000 empowers each student to raise $4,500, ride 2,000…

0 Comments / 62 View / June 19, 2016