Category : Local News

Beautification in Belton continues at council meeting

By Victoria Ybarra, Correspondent     At Feb. 26’s Belton City Council meeting, members met at the Harris Community Center to discuss a multitude of things. The evening began with the reciting of the United States Pledge of Allegiance and…

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Mother Earth News Fair presents hands-on learning opportunities for Belton community

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     The Mother Earth News Fair hosted an event at the Bell County Expo Center on Feb. 16 through Feb. 17. The event included seminars on organic gardening, natural health, renewable energy and modern homesteading….

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On the trail of treasure: Belton teacher engages youth

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Animation, video game design, graphic design, video editing, and programming are just a few of Belton New Tech teacher Mark Williams’ specialties. Williams’ and his wife, Emily, have lived in the Belton area…

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Tigers’ Holman earns TSWA First Team All-State returner, Brown honorable mention

  Two members of the Belton Tigers Football offensive unit collected Texas Sports Writers Association All-State honors for the 2019 season. Denver Holman, Belton’s multi-talented wide returner/return specialist, was named Class 6A All-State First Team returner. In the return game,…

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Blizzard selected to All-District 12-6A First Team, three on second team

The Belton Lady Tigers were well represented on the 2018-2019 District 12-6A postseason teams, as four Belton starters on the girls’ basketball squad picked up All-District honors. Senior forward Natasha Blizzard picked up District 12-6A First Team honors. A two-year…

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BEDC and Dog Ridge Water Supply to expand water lines

By David Tuma, Publisher   The Belton Economic Development Corporation and Dog Ridge Water Supply are working together on the design of expanding the water lines along I-14 and FM 1670. The lines along these areas are in the city limits…

0 Comments / 50 View / February 25, 2019

Shane Sibley made new Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Specialist

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     The Morgan’s Point Resort City Council held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Morgan’s Point Resort City Hall. The council discussed a total of 13 items before adjourning the meeting to an…

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Belton high school cheerleaders recognized for their national championship win at the NCA

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The Belton ISD Board of Trustees held a regular meeting at the district’s administration building on Monday, Feb. 11 with all members present.      The meeting began with the usual workshop updates, including delinquent…

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Commissioners approve interlocal agreement

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   The roles and duties of county commissioners are numerous and varied. Counties are complex organizations, operating literally dozens of distinct business functions, governed by 11 elected officials (or more, depending on the number of judges…

0 Comments / 84 View / February 22, 2019

Kincannon to be honored at 25th Annual Baylor Women’s Scholarship Brunch

Special to the Journal   The 25th Annual Baylor Women’s Scholarship Brunch will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Wildflower Country Club from 9 a.m.-noon.  The Brunch includes a silent auction, which raises money for the Central Texas Endowed…

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