Category : Local News

City of Belton set for record year in 2017

By David Tuma, Publisher Belton has been up and down all year on sales tax receipts from the state. In July, the City of Belton was up 14 percent in sales tax returns received from the state off of retail…

0 Comments / 36 View / October 16, 2017

A sneak peak at upcoming Downtown Belton Merchant’s Association events

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor With fall just beginning to cool the weather down in our area, it’s a subtle reminder that a few annual holiday events are about to kick off. Magdaly Newsome, President of The Downtown Belton Merchant’s…

0 Comments / 43 View / October 15, 2017

Broken crayons still color: Tirzah joins The Crayon Initiative

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Tirzah is a Hebrew word, with Biblical roots, meaning “…she is my delight, my beloved…” Diana Arldt-Roberts, a finance manager at Scott and White, opened Tirzah, a venue in downtown Belton, in January 2017. “I got…

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Belton’s first Bacon, Brews and Blues draws in residents from all around

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The festivities for Belton’s inaugural Bacon, Brews, and Blues two-day event kicked off Friday evening with food trucks and live music provided by the 1st Cavalry Brass Band and Texas Flood. The City of Belton partnered…

0 Comments / 31 View / October 13, 2017

Polka Sunday at First Presbyterian Church

Special to the Journal The First Presbyterian Church of Belton is proclaiming the word of Godthrough music with their fourth annual Polka Sunday Service on October 15, at 10:55 a.m., featuring the Middletones Duet. Mike Middleton is the Accordionist, and…

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Ladies Auxiliary hosts first annual 5K and chili cook-off

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Saturday’s weather was perfect for the MPVFD Ladies Auxiliary’s first 5K and chili cook-off. The event was held at the Morgan’s Point Community Center. Profit Event Services times the race, which started at 9 a.m. The…

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Community supports The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Walk to End Alzheimer’s took place at Confederate Park on Saturday, September 16. There were over 26 teams pre-registered, and approximately 300 walkers were expected. Over $20,000 was raised for this event, and the funds…

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Belton Firefighters save local business from potential disaster

By David Tuma, Publisher Being a small business owner is rewarding, but it has its draw backs. There is not fall back plan if you fail. No safety net to make you house payment if your business goes under. There…

0 Comments / 50 View / October 2, 2017

Woods, Waters and Wildlife: The Cricket Run

By John Jefferson Fishing worms cost a dime a can when I was ten. When spending summers at my grandmother’s home on the Guadalupe River between Seguin and New Braunfels, dimes came few and far between. And bait didn’t last…

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Belton ISD students sworn in as members of Youth Advisory Commission

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On Sept. 12, a City Council Meeting took place at 5:30 p.m. at the Harris Community Center. This meeting took place in the Wright room located in the Harris community center and the meeting consisted of…

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