Category : Local News

Did some bunny say “Easter Egg Hunt?” My Giving Tree holds 4th Annual Hunt

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   The Annual Easter Egg Hunt took the Belton community by storm was children lined up for a chance to fill their baskets. The egg hunt, which is held by Discover Downtown Belton and many other…

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Scores Belton celebrates third anniversary with new vision

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor   On March 17, 2015, the Dominguez family and The Gin at Belton welcomed a new tenant to their already hopping restaurant complex with Scores Belton.   Owners Derek and Lusan Ladd opened up the…

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Sewer project to begin in South Belton

By David Tuma, Publisher   Belton’s water and sewer line project will soon be underway. The project when completed will open up huge areas of south Belton for development. Phase I will start near the Public Works facility on Holland Road…

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Third House Session with Rep. Hugh Shine features update on the re-opening of Miller Springs

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   City Manager, Sam Listi, and Parks and Rec Director, Matt Bates, were in attendance for the forum with State Representative Hugh Shine on Monday morning. Discussion took place regarding Belton’s efficient use of federal funds…

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Chisholm Trail Elementary students take action by lending a helping hand

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Chisholm Trail Elementary fourth graders completed a service project with Hope For the Hungry – a local non-profit that the District honored at the Public Schools Week Luncheon on March 6 with the “Community…

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Miller Springs Nature Center: A big step towards re-opening

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Things are looking up for the Miller Springs Nature Center, which closed in August 2017.   “We have been meeting with the cities of Temple and Belton, and things have gone well. The cities are…

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WBCA honors Fran Garmon with Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award

Special to the Journal   Fran Garmon, the former head women’s basketball coach at Delta State University and Texas Christian University, will receive the 2018 Jostens-Berenson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her lifelong commitment of service to women’s basketball,…

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14th Annual Book and Author Luncheon raises funds for the Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library held their 14th annual Book and Author Luncheon at the Harris Community Center on Saturday, February 24. Tickets were $35 per person, and all proceeds benefit the…

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Belles of Belton to make a comeback this year

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   “She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” Upon opening their congratulations packet, this is what nominees will read to find out that they have been nominated…

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2nd Annual Freedom Fest in Belton raises awareness about human trafficking

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Photos by Christopher Winston   The 2nd Annual Freedom Fest, hosted by Ark2Freedom and Hope for the Hungry, took place at Yettie Polk Park, on Saturday, March 3. “We reached out and asked for vendors to…

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