Category : Local News

God and Country Concert kicks off July 4th Celebration

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent   Beltonians packed the house at First Baptist Church of Belton on Sunday afternoon for the sights and sounds of the 46th Annual God and Country Concert. In addition to the Belton parade, the God and…

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Tens of thousands celebrate 4th of July with annual parade

By Haley Watson, Correspondent   The morning of Tuesday, July 4, more than 30,000 people lined the streets of Belton for the 98th annual Belton 4th of July Parade. Flags flown high along the streets as Belton locals and people…

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The Belton Journal recognized with honors at 2017 Texas Better Newspaper Awards

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The 2017 Texas Better Newspaper Awards were handed out at the Texas Press Association’s annual retreat on June 17 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The Belton Journal earned four awards, including a first-place award for the…

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New soap and candle shop comes to Belton from down under

By Julia Jones, Correspondent What’s that smell? One of the few stores in Belton that truly makes scents. Bell Soap and Candle, a new homemade soap and candle store, opened three weeks ago on N East St. in Belton. They…

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Belton High School student elected as Texas Boys State Governor

By Haley Watson, Correspondent On Tuesday, June 27, city council members and Belton locals gathered for their normal 5:30 PM meeting at the Harris Community Center. Last week’s meeting started off with the recognition of Belton High School student, Garrett…

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British soccer camp teaches new skills to Belton players

By Julia Jones, Correspondent They shoot, and thanks to a week of hard work and a team of volunteers, they score. Challenger Sports, a company dedicated to refining the skills of soccer players across the U.S. and Canada, teamed up…

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Directional signs to go up throughout the Belton area

By David Tuma Publisher Beginning last week, 41 new signs designed to create a district identity in Downtown Belton will be installed along major thoroughfares and in the downtown area of the city. All of the signs are scheduled to…

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Bell County Cowboy/Cowgirl Hall of Fame inducts six

By Julia Jones, Correspondent A local VFW post looked more like a rodeo on Saturday as about 100 cowboy hats filled the main room for a celebration of all things western. The Bell County Cowboy/Cowgirl Hall of Fame inducted six…

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Santa Claus is coming to town!

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor When you think of Santa, Mrs. Claus and their trusty team of elves, you immediately think of Christmastime. Well, that isn’t the case with Lone Star Santas Convoy of Toys® Disaster Relief for Children. They…

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Crotty Funeral Home comforts families with therapy dog Libby

By Haley Watson, Correspondent When entering a funeral home, most are accustom to the greetings of a funeral director or receptionist. But at Crotty Funeral Home, one might be greeted by a four-legged, golden-haired beauty named Libby. Mother and daughter…

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