Category : Local News

Meet the sixth City Council candidate

Last week, The Belton Journal reported on five of the six candidates for the Belton City Council seats. This week, we bring you the sixth and final candidate. Four seats are up for election on the Belton City Council during…

0 Comments / 2 View / March 30, 2015

Sheriff Awards

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Monday evening the Bell County Sheriff’s Department (BCSD) held their 3rd Annual Sheriff Awards banquet at the Expo Center. Officers were present to receive awards as well as support those who were awarded. Sergeant…

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GSCTX names Women of Distinction

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Girl Scouts of Central Texas celebrated the women who have distinguished themselves as outstanding members of the community through individual excellence and high levels of achievement. These women were presented awards at the…

0 Comments / 5 View / March 27, 2015

Rep. White opposes tourism bonanza

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal During a meeting with local city and county officials on Friday, State Representative Molly White announced that she would neither support nor introduce legislation that would create a county-wide hotel occupancy tax that would…

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Pirtle Elementary teachers complete weight loss challenge

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal This week marked the end of the 8 week Weight Loss Challenge at Pirtle Elementary in which 20 teachers and staff members participated and competed to see who could lose the most weight. Each…

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Salado Kangaroo reunited with owner

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal Izzy the Kangaroo was reunited with her human family Friday night after escaping from her pen sometime Wednesday off Hwy 2484 in Salado. Owners Lonnie and Louise Whitaker searched the area in the Woods…

0 Comments / 6 View / March 25, 2015

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Helping Hands packages spring break breakfasts

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal There are many children in our area that qualify for free or reduced priced breakfast at their school. For many, this is a vital part of that child’s food security and receiving a healthy…

0 Comments / 4 View / March 23, 2015


Beltonian named 2014 Engineer of the Year

By Carmen Collins, Kasberg, Patrick & Associates, LP Wm. Mack Parker, P.E. was named 2014 Engineer of the Year for the Central Texas Region by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) at their annual banquet held on Feb. 26….

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Meet the City Council candidates

Four seats are up for election on the Belton City Council during the May 9 election, including those of Mayor Pro Tem David K. Leigh and councilmembers Dan Kirkley, Craig Pearson and Jerri Gauntt. All four members have filed for…

0 Comments / 14 View / March 22, 2015

Unique recital tops 22 years

Special to the Journal Students of Schumpert Music Services recently participated in the 22nd annual Composition Recital on March 8 at the Cultural Activities Center. The Composition Recital is quite unique in that all students compose their own music and…

0 Comments / 2 View / March 21, 2015