Category : Local News

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

By John Jefferson, Correspondent The late Gene Hill was one of the most respected hunting writers of all time. He wrote a monthly column for Sports Afield and ultimately became executive editor. In one of his first columns, he introduced…

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Belton Convocation brings together staff and students before the new school year

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On Tuesday, August 15, Belton ISD held Convocation in order to kick off the school year. This Convocation was held at the Bell County Expo Center and everyone apart of Belton ISD was invited to support…

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Belton ISD completes $130 million bond sale

Special to the Journal With the completion of a $130 million bond sale this week, Belton ISD reached an important milestone in its 2017 bond program. The district now has the funding to move forward with the construction of a…

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Communities unite to “Fill the Bus!”

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The inaugural “Fill the Bus” event was held on Friday, August 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Tyler Jermstad State Farm Insurance. The compilation of efforts of the businesses located in the Westfield Marketplace led to…

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Belton gathers for eclipse viewing at Heritage Park

By Shelby Miller, Correspondent August 21 saw the first solar eclipse in the contiguous United States since 1979 and hundreds of Beltonians got to view it, thanks to the Lena Armstrong Library and Heritage Park. The eclipse party started at…

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Barking away again in Barkaritaville

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Alamo Racing Canines hosted the Barkaritaville flyball tournament at the Bell County Expo Center on August 19-20. Approximately 20 teams from all over Texas, with on average five dogs capable of racing, participated in this relatively…

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Mobi Dog: A bark-tastic place!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Mobi Dog originated as a mobile dog grooming business in Chicago, in 2011. The owner, Brandi Reese, moved back to Texas and opened the Mobi Dog store in 2013. The quaint grooming shop in Belton is…

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Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams delights audiences

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Rene Gasser and his Gala of the Royal Horses: Carousel of Dreams production entertained audiences with their theatrics, acrobatics and remarkable horsemanship. It has been three years since the Gala of the Royal Horses has been…

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Summer reading program at MPR Library brings activities and fun for children

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On the morning of August 5, the Morgan’s Point Resort Library held a summer reading program for children from 10 a.m. until noon. This program was filled with excited children that had the chance to participate…

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Projects are happening at every turn in Belton

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent Belton City Council met Tuesday, August 8, at the Harris Community Center at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Marion Grayson was in attendance along with Sam Listi, City Manager. Council members included Amy Casey, Dan Kirkley, Paul Sanderford,…

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