Category : Local News


Approval of final plat for Morgan Ridge

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Todd Kisel, Risk Management Consultant, Texas Association of Counties (TAC) gave a presentation Monday morning at Commissioners Court of Bell County on the Risk Control Reimbursement Program.  TAC has available $30,000 for reimbursement for the…

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Reverend and former JET journalist gives talk at New Tech

By Elizabeth Varville, Journal Correspondent On Thursday, Feb. 26, promoting Black History Month, Rev. Roscoe Harrison, Jr. spoke to an assembly of students at Belton’s New Tech High @ Waskow about his experiences as a journalist working for JET Magazine….

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Aware announces volunteer opportunities

Special to the Journal Aware Central Texas has opportunities for volunteers. If you are looking for an effective way to serve families in our community struggling with issues of child abuse/neglect and family violence, please contact the Volunteer Director, Nancy…

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MPR’s Fire Chief prepares plan

By David Tuma, Publisher The Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department provided a detailed report last month at the council meeting. It was the most extensive look at where the department stands and what has been completed. The report is available…

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Book and Author Luncheon honors Texas authors

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent On Saturday, Feb. 27, the 12th annual Book and Author Luncheon sponsored by Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library (LAPC) was held at the Lord Conference Room in the Parker Conference Center at the University…

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Cast your ballot, here

By Annie Dockery Managing Editor On Tuesday, Belton Nazarene Church, Christ the King Catholic Church and the Belton Senior Center opened their doors to those wanting to cast their ballots, if they had not already done so in early voting….

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West Belton-Harris Ex-Students Association plan for reunion

By Josh Rivera Belton Journal The Harris Community Center on Alexander St. hosts everything from weddings and retirement ceremonies, to yoga and Zumba classes. However, it is also the former segregated Thomas Breckenridge Harris High School, an all-black institution which…

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Mother Earth News Fair held at Bell County Expo

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Last weekend at the Bell County Expo Center, thousands of people from Texas and beyond came to to attend the two-day event, Mother Earth News Fair. With more than a 100 workshops to attend and…

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Local youth showcase their talents

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Youth Fair & Livestock Show came and went this year and hundreds of children from all over Bell County had the chance to show off their projects and the results of their hard…

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City Federation Honors Five Community Volunteers for Their Service

Special to the Journal City Federation of Women’s Clubs honored five Community Service Volunteers at a luncheon meeting on February 9, 2016 at the City Federation Club House according to Vicky Jaramillo, President of City Federation. The community Volunteer Award…

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