Category : Local News

Hope springs eternal at Relay for Life fundraiser

By Katelyn Robertson, Editor   It is said that hope floats and, considering the amount of rain that fell in Belton recently, it’s a good thing it does.   For the more than 300 people that came to the Bell…

0 Comments / 80 View / May 28, 2019

Students and officials tour Charter Oak Elementary

By Katelyn Robertson, Editor   With the school year coming to an end, students everywhere are getting excited for summer vacation. That could not have been any less the case on Tuesday, May 21 as 10 future fourth and fifth…

0 Comments / 91 View / May 27, 2019

Goya sponsors Stem Cell for Life 5K featuring Rare Dog

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   In true Texas style, chilly weather and some rain made their way back into town last weekend, prompting many to stay inside. The opposite was true for the almost 60 runners that made their way…

0 Comments / 78 View / May 26, 2019

Morgan’s Point Resort swears in Mayor Gossett and Council

By David Tuma, Publisher   On Tuesday, May 14, Morgan’s Point Resort Mayor Dwayne Gossett was sworn in by Judge Ted Duffield. Donna Hartman was chosen by the council to serve as Mayor Pro-tem. Robert Johnson, Ronald Snow, Dennis Green…

0 Comments / 134 View / May 26, 2019

Representative Shine holds Open House

Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   With the Texas Legislative session nearing its end in just under two weeks, District 55 Representative Hugh Shine stopped by the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce on May 13 to share an update on several bills…

0 Comments / 91 View / May 25, 2019

Joe Milton Pirtle: September 20, 1931-May 12, 2019

By Joshua Rivera, Managing Editor Joe Milton Pirtle passed away on the morning of Sunday, May 12. Pirtle’s tenure at Belton ISD started in 1954, following a two-year stint in the military. Following his career as a teacher and coach,…

0 Comments / 89 View / May 24, 2019

BISD debt rate sees drop, honors Special Olympics athletes

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   Mixed emotions filled the Pittenger Fine Arts Center on Monday, May 13 as the Belton ISD board of trustees met for its final meeting of the school year. The meeting began with board president Sue…

0 Comments / 119 View / May 24, 2019

Sunbright waste contract extended, Old Waco Road sewage to see updates

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   Familiar faces filled the dais for the May 14 meeting of the Belton City Council, as newly re-elected councilmembers were sworn in for another term. While the council itself remained the same, member Wayne Carpenter…

0 Comments / 66 View / May 23, 2019

Belton housing demand outpaces housing construction

By David Tuma, Publisher     Through the first four months of this year, the City of Belton is slightly down in sales tax dollars received from the state. Retail sales in December were up, but slow retail sales in October…

0 Comments / 147 View / April 8, 2019

Texas Lost Dogs chapter celebrates Awareness Day

Special to the Journal   On April 23, the U.S. will celebrate National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD).     This canine-focused awareness day was created by Lost Dogs of America to bring attention to the many dogs who go…

0 Comments / 125 View / April 7, 2019