Category : Local News

BISD breaks ground on Lake Belton High School

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor     After years of planning and community input, the Belton Independent School District broke ground on Lake Belton High School on Thursday, May 17.     BISD’s second comprehensive high school will be located at…

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New local brewery taps into downtown Belton nightlife

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Upon walking into Bold Republic Brewing, the smell of hops, wheat, and barley entice your senses. The craft beer business is new to Belton, but owner Patrick Hodges has had a talent and love…

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Reward offered for the return of two missing Belton dogs

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Each morning, Belton resident Kelsie Vandenberg’s son steps out onto their porch and calls out for their two missing dogs with a voice full of sorrow. Kelsie and her family have recently become familiar…

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Belton Parks and Rec to hold Movies in the Park series

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Belton Parks and Recreation is  partnering up with Grand Avenue Theatre to hold their annual Movies in the Park Series. Each summer in Belton, the series is put on and residents jump to the chance…

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2018 Belton ISD Athletics Summer Camps

Belton Tiger Football Camp 2018 Incoming K-6th Grade Camp June 4 – 6 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Incoming K- 3rd Graders 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Incoming 4th-6th Graders Incoming 9th Grade Camp June 5 – 7 5 p.m….

0 Comments / 92 View / May 28, 2018

Belton Lions Club hosts annual Stampede on the Chisholm Trail

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Approximately 100 cyclists gathered at the Harris Community Center for the recreational “Stampede on the Chisholm Trail” ride, hosted by the Belton Lions Club, on Saturday, May 12.     “This is our big fundraiser for…

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Tigers Football prepared for Red and White Game on Wednesday afternoon

Tony Adams, Belton Tigers’ Football play-by-play announcer, had a chance to discuss the Belton Tigers Football annual Red and White Game with Belton head coach Sam Skidmore, offensive coordinator Brian Cope, and defensive coordinator Bryce Monsen this week. The game…

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Construction of the district’s second comprehensive high school to proceed

Special to the Journal   At last Monday night’s BISD school board meeting, Trustees unanimously voted to amend the Board’s contract with Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, approving a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $106,413,538 for construction of the new Lake…

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Historic Central Avenue Bridge to get needed updates

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   The Central Ave. Bridge built in 1918 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places is in need of more than a facelift.  The Belton City Council entered into contract with TxDOT to…

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Downtown Belton Merchants Association: Celebrating 10 years of promoting economic growth

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Downtown Belton Merchants Association (DBMA), established in 2008, works together with the city of Belton to sponsor activities that benefit businesses. The idea for Market Days came to fruition when downtown Belton business owners…

0 Comments / 34 View / May 18, 2018