Category : Local News

Texas Bus Fest rolls into Morgan’s Point at Oakmont Park

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Volkswagen bus, the first minivan, promises a slow ride to anywhere and makes the nomadic lifestyle appealing. Once known as a vehicle of choice for hippies, it is still an icon capable of carrying a…

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Louis “Lou” Griffin announces plans to run for Justice of the Peace

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Louis “Lou” Griffin, Jr., a Belton High School graduate and a Sergeant with the Killeen Police Department, recently announced that he is running for Bell County Justice of the Peace. Griffin Jr. vows to bring…

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Harper-Talasek and Kindred pair up for Hot Rods for Hospice

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent Watching a loved one pass on can be a devastating event for all family members involved. Also, placing ones loved one into a hospice can seem devastating, but there are loving people apart of the staff…

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Bell County Heart Walk: leading the way towards a healthier lifestyle

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States – accounting for over 600,000 deaths annually. The three main risk factors that contribute to heart disease are smoking, high blood pressure, and high LDL…

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BISD Board chooses name, mascot for new high school: Lake Belton High School

Special to the Journal   Less than two months since the start of school, Belton ISD Board of Trustees had the opportunity to see and hear more about how the District has already made noteworthy progress in addressing one of…

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TouchDOWNS: Another cherished moment in UMHB history

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor   The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Football program won the hearts of fans all over the country with a Division III National Football Championship last December. But on Saturday, October 14, UMHB found the goal…

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Belton’s small town feel makes it big! Day Tripper season 9 premiere

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Crowds gathered in the parking lot behind The Gin for The Day Tripper Season 9 Premiere Party, on Thursday, October 12. “We always throw a premiere party in the highlighted town, and we are so…

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Chicken ordinance considered at MPR meeting, possible annexation of Oakmont Park

By David Tuma, Publisher A position for Chief Training Officer for the Morgan’s Point Fire Department was created at the MPR council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10. The department is one of the best in the area and is dealing with…

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The time and rules are changing in the fishing game

By John Jefferson, Correspondent Well, for the past 31 years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Toyota ShareLunker competition has started on October 1, running through April 30 of the following year. It allows – even encourages – anyone who…

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CTRG can’t escape second-half hole, falls to San Angelo 190-145

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The Cen-Tex RollerGirls completed their 2017 home season against the San Angelo Roller Girls on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Mayborn Civic Center. CTRG recovered from an early hole in the first half, but a…

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