Category : Local News

Old-fashioned picnic takes over Bend O’ The River

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Families attended an old-fashioned community picnic at Bend O’ the River Park on July 30 to enjoy a lazy afternoon with games and food. This was the second year that the event was held and was…

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2016 a good year for Belton Chamber

By David Tuma Publisher It has been a good year for the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets sales for the July 4th Rodeo were solid. The festival attendance was way up this year. “We had the most vendors we…

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No injuries in Belton fire

Special to The Belton Journal Firefighters from the Belton Fire Department extinguished a fire today on a property located in the 100 block of E. 10th Avenue. The fire was in a detached garage that was modified into living quarters….

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Lights still not working, 26 wrecks to date

Photo by David Tuma The traffic lights at the intersection of Hwy. 190 and Main Street do not work. Simple stop signs are used in a maze of streets add to the confusion. Motorist coming off of IH-35 and Hwy….

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House moved to make room for UMHB expansion

By Mark & Linda Magnan Correspondents A new bridge in southwest Belton was christened with a house moving exercise this week. The new bridge on MLK was the site of a house being moved from a lot on Harris. Recently…

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22-year-old aims for 2020 Olympics in Taekwondo

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Zachary Stoker, 22, is an Olympic hopeful who is trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics for Taekwondo in Tokyo. Participating in the Olympics has been his dream since he was kid and has been trying…

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The Belton Journal turns 150, City Finance Department honored

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met on Tuesday night at Harris Community Center for a regular meeting. All council members were present. First United Methodist Church made an announcement during Public Comments that the community is welcome…

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Belton Brews joins lively, growing Downtown scene

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton residents, Jacy Roemer and her aunt Kathleen Calarco, are owners of a new bar and grill in downtown Belton. Belton Brews Bar and Grill is open and ready to help you quench your thirst….

0 Comments / 565 View / August 7, 2016

Nature trail to open alongside MLK Bridge

By David Tuma Publisher A new trail will be finished in Belton. The Nolan Creek Nature Trail near the Martin Luther King Bridge will open in mid-August. It will be a ½ mile nature trail along-side Nolan Creek. This stretch…

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Make-a-Wish turns Belton teen into Honorary Thunderbird

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Reymond Rivas, 15, visited Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., on July 19 with his family to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a pilot for the U.S. Air Force,…

0 Comments / 97 View / August 7, 2016