Category : Local News

Belton slows down for 10th annual Turtle Fest

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The rains stayed away as hundreds of people descended on Yettie Polk Park for the 10th Annual Belton Kiwanis Turtle Festival on Saturday, April 29. Live music, a mechanical bull, hover ball archery, pictures with…

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Local auto parts store still serving Belton four decades later

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Doyle’s Auto Supply in downtown Belton opened in March of 1975. In January of 2016, the store became Aline Auto Parts, as part of Arnold Oil company of Austin. They have over 100 years of…

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City of Morgan’s Point Resort May 6, 2017 election questionnaire

Special to the Journal Mayoral Candidate: Ric Holmes The Belton Journal: Briefly explain why you are running for election. Ric Holmes: I am presently serving as the city’s mayor pro tem, and have been acting as the mayor since May…

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Spring into good car care with these helpful tips

By Marc Follender, Special to the Journal If you’ve spent any time in Texas, you’ll know fall, winter, and spring are basically three months that precede a nine-month long summer. The weather here is unnervingly unpredictable, and preparing your car…

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BISD instructor leads students to Automotive Technical Career

By Patrick Lacombe, Correspondent For most high school students, their main focus is on their career path. After graduating, some will go on to the university of their choice and others will use skills taught by instructors in high school…

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Bell County ready to advertise for sealed bids for two upcoming projects

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on the morning of April 17 to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on April 10 were discussed and approved. Commissioner’s…

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UMHB holds 78th Annual Easter Pageant

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent On Wednesday, April 12, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students performed the 78th Annual Easter Pageant show portraying the life story of Jesus Christ at Luther Memorial on the UMHB campus. Three different showings were offered…

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All leashes are off at the agility dog show

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Agility is an athletic event intended to demonstrate how well a dog works with his handler while racing against time and navigating an obstacle course. The Capitol Dog Training Club of Austin hosted a three-day AKC…

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Council extends Juvenile Curfew Ordinance, Mayor proclaims April Fair Housing Month

By Annie Dockery, Correspondent After a soggy start to the day, the Belton City Council met for their regular meeting. The council considered an ordinance to approve an extension of the City’s Juvenile curfew and Mayor Marion Grayson proclaimed April…

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Parents and children from the community enjoy activities during McLane Eggstravaganza on Saturday afternoon.

McLane’s hosts Eggstravaganza! for Local Youth

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent On Saturday, April 8, the McLane’s Children Medical Center hosted its annual Eggstravaganza! Easter Egg Hunt and Health Fair at the Lion’s Park in Temple from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families from the surrounding communities…

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