Category : Local News

Don Ringler hosts pre-Comic Con event featuring Bumblebee

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     The 2nd annual Bell County Comic Con will be at the Expo Center in Belton on August 4-5. The Comic Con and Don Ringler Chevrolet teamed up to promote the event with a Bumblebee transformer…

0 Comments / 67 View / August 2, 2018

City of Belton is working on the budget for 2019

By David Tuma, Publisher     The City of Belton is working on the 2019 budget. In the Water and Sewer budget it has been estimated that revenues will be $8,721,447 and expenditures of $8,721,281 with a beginning fund balance of…

0 Comments / 59 View / July 31, 2018

Belton continues to make economic strides

By David Tuma, Publisher     Belton continues to make economic strides toward becoming a retail force in the area. Belton received $414,911 from the state off of retail sales in June, for a 12.97 percent increase over last year. For…

0 Comments / 65 View / July 30, 2018

Belton native participates in RIMPAC, world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise

By MC2 Jackson Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach     A 2014 Belton High School graduate and Belton, Texas, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise known as the…

0 Comments / 65 View / July 29, 2018

Holloway’s Sports Center: A tradition of excellence continues

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Holloway’s Sports Center, a long-standing West Temple business, is under new ownership.  UMHB alumnus Robert Jones took the helm on July 1 and brings with him a wealth of life experience and a desire to…

0 Comments / 137 View / July 28, 2018

Belton Police Detective goes above and beyond for residents

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Since beginning his law enforcement career in 1998 and being with the Belton Police Department since 2004, Robert Gatewood has gone from patrol officer to detective. With traits such as his extensive knowledge of…

0 Comments / 110 View / July 27, 2018

Preventing Injury: UMHB students give away Hard Hats at H-E-B

By Lauren Lum, Correspondent     University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Physical Therapy program partnered with the Texas Medical Association to hold a Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway at the H.E.B Plus in Belton on Saturday, July 14.  …

0 Comments / 153 View / July 26, 2018

Channel 6 promotes new morning, evening and weekend anchor lineup

Special to the Journal     Channel 6 has officially named long-time Texas Today morning anchor Kris Radcliffe, weekend anchor Chris Rogers, and Channel 6 reporter Emani Payne to new positions.     The shift follows a months-long retooling of…

0 Comments / 145 View / July 15, 2018

Belton expands Heritage Park

By David Tuma, Publisher     “The acquisition to expand Heritage Park is the type of decision that comes around once in a generation in a city the size of Belton,” Belton Public Information Officer Paul Romer said. “The Belton City…

0 Comments / 173 View / July 14, 2018

Belton Skyline: building community among businesses

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The Belton Chamber of Commerce participated in a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Belton Skyline building on Lake Road, on Thursday, June 28. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building took place at 4…

0 Comments / 136 View / July 13, 2018