Category : Local News


Local stabbing lands 2 behind bars

Special to the Journal On Oct. 8, 2016, at approximately 7:10 p.m. an assault in the 700 block of N. Wall St. was reported to the Belton Police Department. Officers responded to the area where the victim reported being stabbed…

0 Comments / 34 View / October 18, 2016


Bids on bedazzled, embellished bras benefit BRA Day

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Thursday night attendees filled the Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center for an evening of food, drink, inspiration, encouragement and male doctors modeling bras for a live auction and entertainment. More than a dozen…

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Intersection of Penelope Street and Central was resurfaced recently. Multiple roads in each part of the community have either been resurfaced or chip and sealed.

15 miles of roadway to be repaired throughout Belton

By David Tuma Publisher Street repairs in the City of Belton are ongoing as with any community. Belton is currently undergoing a major transformation of road improvements. In the long run, this will save the tax payers dollars by extending…

0 Comments / 71 View / October 6, 2016


New Nolan Creek segment opens with flood of tubers, visitors, movie-goers

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor The Nolan Creek Nature Trail near the Martin Luther King Bridge was officially opened Saturday. The half-mile nature trail alongside Nolan Creek was opened with Mayor Marion Grayson and 25 others tubed down Nolan Creek…

0 Comments / 68 View / October 5, 2016


Break in drought could mean record deer season

By David Tuma Publisher This upcoming deer season should be a record one for Central Texas. We are three years past two hard drought years. This year in terms of rain 2016 was a record one. It was cool for…

0 Comments / 52 View / October 5, 2016

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Belton Masons serve a BBQ dinner to Belton Police Officers during their appreciation dinner on Sept. 24.

Masons declare support for Belton Police Dept.

By Danielle Wellborn-Tyler Correspondent The Belton Masonic Lodge held an appreciation dinner for the Belton Police Department and their families last Saturday. “We’ve been planning this for about 2 months. [We] set aside this day, the 24th of September in…

0 Comments / 48 View / October 4, 2016


Homecoming Highlight

Special touchdown makes lasting impression on players, community By Tony Adams Sports Editor As the clock struck zero in the first half of the Belton Tigers and Harker Heights District 8-6A matchup, the Tigers ran an untimed down to insert…

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Bell County 4-H Ambassadors had the chance to attend Bell County Commissioners Court on Monday for a proclamation for National 4-H Week in Bell County.

Oct. 2-8 now National 4-H Week

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Monday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. After the meeting was called to order Judge Jon Burrows read proclamations for Bell County. County commissioners approved…

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City optimistic they can avoid eminent domain

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met for a regular meeting Monday night at Harris Community Center. Mayor Pro Tem David K. Leigh had planned to participate in the meeting remotely via video conference from Tel Aviv, Israel…

0 Comments / 35 View / October 4, 2016

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Attendees at Thursday’s kickoff party for the 16th Annual Bell County Walk to End Alzheimer’s posed with stickers that will bear the name of the individual the walker is honoring.

Put on your boots and walk to end Alzheimer’s

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On Thursday evening at Dead Fish Grill, dozens of people showed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff Party. Attendees had the chance to sign up for the walk and pick up promotional materials….

0 Comments / 45 View / September 29, 2016