Category : Local News

Advocacy, awareness and acceptance: Down But Not Out Walk sees hundreds

By Peter Zuniga, Managing Editor     Despite the sudden burst of rain, the Down But Not Out walk went on as scheduled on Sunday, in the middle of Heritage Park. More than 600 people attended the event. Written on the…

0 Comments / 17 View / October 18, 2018

The Legendary W.C. Clark plays at Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The kickoff party for the “Belton’s Bacon, Blues and Brews” festival happened on Friday, Oct. 5, while the main event was on Saturday near the Belton City Courthouse. It featured live music, food trucks, local…

0 Comments / 7 View / October 17, 2018

TIRZ: The financial center of many of Belton’s successes

By David Tuma, Publisher     One of the most successful programs in the long history of the City of Belton has been the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone. The program was started in fall of 2004 collecting taxes in 2005. It…

0 Comments / 68 View / October 13, 2018

Fire Department hosts Fire Prevention Week

Special to the Journal   On Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Belton Fire Department and Belton Fire Corps will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week at Station two on Sparta Rd.   Les McBurney, the station’s…

0 Comments / 21 View / October 12, 2018

Belton Walmart sets lofty goal for CMN charities

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Associates at Belton Walmart have been spending the month of September earning funds to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network. Store #1232 on the Chisholm Trail endeavors to donate $14,000 to the network with…

0 Comments / 42 View / October 12, 2018

National Night Out touts certified country clout

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The smell of barbecue and the sounds of country music filled Yettie Polk Park on Saturday. From noon to closer to five p.m., vendors, food trucks, the police department and nearly every other side of…

0 Comments / 16 View / October 11, 2018

Christopher Winston voted Photographer of the Year

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Walking into Arusha Coffee on Tuesday afternoon, I was met with the wafting smell of freshly brewed coffee and the smiling face of local photographer Christopher Winston. The single most crucial component of a…

0 Comments / 47 View / October 10, 2018

Voter-Palooza hosted at Bell County Starbucks locations

By Joshua Rivera, Correspondent     In addition to ordering a seasonal beverage, Belton residents will be able to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections at the Starbucks on 200 I-35 on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until…

0 Comments / 30 View / October 8, 2018

Belton Bacon, Blues & Brews II: Bacon Brewtwo

Special to the Journal     The second annual Belton’s Bacon, Blues & Brews will bring two days of festivities to downtown Belton on Oct. 5-6, but there is also an opportunity to be part of the festivities as registration…

0 Comments / 183 View / October 1, 2018

3rd Annual Pet Extravaganza draws record crowd

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Thousands of animal enthusiasts and pet lovers flooded the Bell County Expo Center in support of the 3rd Annual Pet Adoption Extravaganza, hosted by Rescue Magazine, on Saturday, September 15. Tickets were $6 per adult,…

0 Comments / 90 View / September 30, 2018