Category : Local News

Voter-Palooza hosted at Bell County Starbucks locations

By Joshua Rivera, Correspondent     In addition to ordering a seasonal beverage, Belton residents will be able to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections at the Starbucks on 200 I-35 on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until…

0 Comments / 73 View / October 8, 2018

Belton Bacon, Blues & Brews II: Bacon Brewtwo

Special to the Journal     The second annual Belton’s Bacon, Blues & Brews will bring two days of festivities to downtown Belton on Oct. 5-6, but there is also an opportunity to be part of the festivities as registration…

0 Comments / 265 View / October 1, 2018

3rd Annual Pet Extravaganza draws record crowd

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Thousands of animal enthusiasts and pet lovers flooded the Bell County Expo Center in support of the 3rd Annual Pet Adoption Extravaganza, hosted by Rescue Magazine, on Saturday, September 15. Tickets were $6 per adult,…

0 Comments / 146 View / September 30, 2018

Montgomery and Alcozer sworn in as BISD trustees

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     On Monday, Sept. 17, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees held a board meeting at 5 p.m. at the Belton ISD Administration Building. It began with the the call to order and then the Pledge…

0 Comments / 72 View / September 29, 2018

Ground Effects Truckin holds Car and Truck Meet

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     On Saturday, Sept. 15, Ground Effects Truckin, a local truck club, hosted another one of their Car and Truck Meet events in the parking lot of the Belton Christian Youth Center, beside Confederate Park. Starting…

0 Comments / 67 View / September 28, 2018

Belton Strategic Plan tackles Lake-to-Lake Road

By David Tuma, Publisher     The City of Belton approved the tax rate of .6598 on $100 per valuation for the upcoming year. The rate is the same as the previous year. Due increase in valuation of current properties and…

0 Comments / 189 View / September 27, 2018

Fire Street Pizza hosts Bubble Magician

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Bubbles have the remarkable ability to make people happy – perhaps it’s how they float so effortlessly upon a wind current or the way the orbs shimmer in the sun, – whatever it is, bubbles…

0 Comments / 78 View / September 26, 2018

Lady Tigers Volleyball sweeps Killeen, road trip to Harker Heights next

The Belton Lady Tigers Volleyball program went on the road on Tuesday night to take on the homestanding Killeen Lady Roos. The Lady Tigers jumped out to big early leads in the first two games and fought off a Killeen…

0 Comments / 78 View / September 20, 2018

Lena Armstrong Library hosting library card contest

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Early on, libraries were non-circulating, and since publications could not be checked out, there was no need to have a system that identified members or tracked books.  As libraries evolved into a circulatory system, the…

0 Comments / 59 View / September 17, 2018

The BEDC has been instrumental in assisting the City of Belton in expanding and improving their current infrastructure

By David Tuma, Publisher     The Belton Economic Development Corporation has been very instrumental in assisting the City of Belton in expanding and improving their current infrastructure. It isn’t an easy task to grow and maintain in a community.  …

0 Comments / 66 View / September 17, 2018