Category : Local News


City honors leader with street

By Devin Corbitt News Editor   The first officially dedicated street sign for newly renamed Martin Luther King Jr Ave. was unveiled on Tuesday. Rev. William Hill, who was instrumental in the renaming process, opened the ceremony with a warm…

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Building Hope

When Rita Goad’s husband was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, she thought life couldn’t get any worse. And then it did. A few weeks after his diagnosis, the Goads were informed that their home was uninhabitable, and they were…

Comments Off / 5 View / February 13, 2014


1st Mayoral candidate announces plans to run

By David Tuma Publisher Belton’s First Candidate for Mayor announced their plans to run in the upcoming May elections on Wednesday on the steps of Belton City Hall. Marion Grayson, the current Mayor Pro Tem, announced she will file for…

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Recycling program gets underway in Belton

By David Tuma Publisher   Monday begins a new era for the City of Belton when the entire community starts to recycle. It is a positive step for Belton and the surrounding area. Trash carts were delivered in mid-December and…

0 Comments / 8 View / January 14, 2014

Police Reflect

Police Department reflects on productive 2013

By Grayson Edds Managing Editor   Police officers – and other first responders – risk their lives every day for the sake of those who choose to live in their jurisdiction. While Belton may have been called the Mayberry of…

0 Comments / 59 View / January 14, 2014

Belton Top Moments

Belton Top 10 Moments of 2013

Staff Report   Editor’s Note: While there were many notable events around town this year – charity events, youth events, grand openings and ribbon cuttings for businesses ofa all types, projects of a variety of size and scale taking place,…

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Horny Toad

Horny Toad Harley Davidson hosts Chrome & Carols

By Grayson Edds Managing Editor This year, The United Way of Central Texas conducted its third annual Chrome & Carols Festival of Trees last Thursday evening at Horny Toad Harley Davidson in Temple. Christmas trees were highly decorated in a…

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Adoption rates raise 6.5 percent in the past year

By Halley Harrell Journal Reporter November is National Adoption Month. Ceremonies and programs across the country recognize foster families, celebrate adoptions and emphasize the importance of finding a home for children in need. Bell County recently hosted such an event…

0 Comments / 3 View / December 2, 2013

City Clerk

City Clerk to retire after 22 years of service

By David Tuma Publisher Connie Torres, Belton’s City Clerk is retiring this month. Torres has worked for the City of Belton since 1991. “Belton had an opening and I was the assistant City Secretary for Killeen. “Over the years it…

0 Comments / 3 View / December 2, 2013

50 Teams

50 teams race through H-E-B to fill food banks

By Grayson Edds Managing Editor This year’s 19th annual Thanksgiving Day Rally drew 50 teams, all of whom raced down the aisles of H-E-B, pulling items and filling their baskets. The teams gathered in front of H-E-B at 6 a.m….

0 Comments / 1 View / December 2, 2013