Category : Local News

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 / 78 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…

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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 / 138 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 / 166 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…

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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…

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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…

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New inductees lassoed into Ring of Honor

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The 18th annual Ring of Honor Induction Ceremony, hosted by the Bell County Cowboy and Cowgirl Hall of Fame, took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4008, on Saturday, June 30th. Attendees enjoyed…

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Mary Ruth Briggs Library hosts summer reading program

Special to the Journal   The free summer reading program at the Mary Ruth Briggs Library in Morgan’s Point Resort will begin next month. The program’s theme this year is All About Texas and fifth graders and below can win…

0 Comments / 43 View / July 10, 2018

That Art Place: awaken your creativity!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent      That Art Place, owned by Ben and Michelle Weaver, offers four options for “Anytime Art,” along with scheduled classes.     “Our motto is ‘awaken your creativity,’ and we provide several different ways for people…

0 Comments / 98 View / July 9, 2018