Category : Local News

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Belton couple delivers baby in midst of brutal storm

By David Tuma, Publisher of The Belton Journal   It was a week that will be remembered for a long time in Texas. One of the worst winter storms in history shut down power all over Texas. To make matters…

0 Comments / 734 View / February 25, 2021

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Winter storm exposes lack of power reliability

By David Tuma, publisher of The Belton Journal   Tuesday seemed warm with a high of 23 degrees. Millions in Texas suffered through the night with no power. Parts of Belton had power, while many did not. To say Texas…

0 Comments / 109 View / February 25, 2021

Making the transition from educator and coach to Digital Information Specialist; Petter establishes LBHS library

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor My, oh my, how things have changed for Jordan Petter. For eight years, Petter was a blended English teacher for Belton High School, coaching junior varsity volleyball and track and field for the Lady Tigers….

0 Comments / 625 View / October 12, 2020

The Mental Edge places the community at top of mental game

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Whether you are competing, coaching, leading a team or working as an individual, a healthy mindset is something that takes time to train. For Brad Williams, owner of The Mental Edge: Leadership & Performance Consulting,…

0 Comments / 267 View / August 7, 2020

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Vote for Best in Bell County for a chance to win $50 cash!

It’s that time of year again to nominate Belton area businesses for Reader’s Choice 2020! The Belton Journal is conducting a straw ballot of our readers as to who or what you consider to be the best of 2020. One…

0 Comments / 619 View / July 28, 2020

Body of Christ Community Clinic celebrates decade of service

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Body of Christ Community Clinic celebrated 10 years of faith-based service on Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus, a virtual tour of the medical and dental clinics was posted to their Facebook page…

0 Comments / 466 View / June 12, 2020

COVID-19 update: Bell County Jail employee tests positive

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Wednesday, May 20 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus, and recent developments in the Bell County Jail. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined…

0 Comments / 625 View / June 5, 2020

Belton City Council approves utility assistance programs

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Belton City Council met for a split in-person and virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 26. Prior to the official meeting, Mayor Marion Grayson addressed the recent discovery of a City of Belton employee testing positive…

0 Comments / 506 View / June 5, 2020

Bell County sees flattening of COVID-19 curve

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Thursday, May 7 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined by Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) Director…

0 Comments / 571 View / May 22, 2020

Local churches prepare to reopen their doors

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor When community spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, began occurring in Bell County, many churches chose to transition to online platforms for the time being in order to safeguard members of their congregations. Two local…

0 Comments / 364 View / May 22, 2020