Category : Local News

Could a three division setup work for MLB in 2020?

At the outset of 2020, everybody had plans and goals. Scandals that rocked the baseball world started to take a back seat to Major League Baseball Spring Training. Then the stoppage of play in the midst of spring training threw…

0 Comments / 111 View / May 7, 2020

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0 Comments / 27 View / May 6, 2020

The Belton Journal’s NFL Mock Draft 2020…according to Tony

Editor’s Note: This is the opinion of the Sports Editor and not of The Belton Journal newspaper. The 2020 National Football League Draft will be an event like no one has seen in some time. The event was set to…

0 Comments / 209 View / April 23, 2020

Three parts? 115-game schedule? Get this boy some baseball!

By now, people are looking forward to the beginning of the 2020 baseball season. People have bought tickets and some fans have even gone so far to book out of town trips to follow their teams on the road. Most…

0 Comments / 59 View / April 13, 2020

Jared Janczak: A Tiger To Remember

Jared Janczak has seen a ton of baseball in his young life in various cities. From Belton to Fort Worth and from Omaha to Goodyear, AZ, Janczak has taken the baseball train to many destinations around the country. Janczak, a…

0 Comments / 452 View / April 13, 2020

Wholesale Pharmacy, ScriptCo, Eyes More Patients to Leverage Costs

As Americans continue to pay high prescription medication prices, ScriptCo Pharmacy today announced the company is making prescription medications affordable to residents in Texas, Idaho, Massachusetts, and Nebraska. ScriptCo launched in October 2019 and currently serves dozens of members in…

0 Comments / 1543 View / April 2, 2020

Community spread of COVID-19 hits Bell County

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor In line with the Local Disaster Declaration for Public Health Emergency associated with COVID-19, or coronavirus, published by Bell County Judge and County Emergency Management Director David Blackburn on Wednesday, Directive #2 has been issued…

0 Comments / 1452 View / March 20, 2020

It is like Déja Vu: I know that I have been here before

While I have several feelings about how sports stopped on the international, professional, collegiate, and high school levels, there was one that kept creeping into my two broadcasts at the Jay Higgins Lake Highlands Classic last Thursday, March 12: uneasiness….

0 Comments / 1151 View / March 19, 2020

Judge Blackburn declares local state of disaster due to COVID-19

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Due to the development of five presumptive positive COVID-19, or coronavirus, cases in Bell County, Bell County Judge and County Emergency Management Director David Blackburn declared a local state of disaster, effective Wednesday at midnight….

0 Comments / 580 View / March 18, 2020

Second presumptive positive COVID-19 case identified in Belton

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The second presumptive positive case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been identified in Belton, a press release from the Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) said. The BCPHD is employing self-isolation protocol and contact tracing…

0 Comments / 597 View / March 16, 2020