Category : Local News

MPR to add two vehicles for firefighters

By David Tuma, Publisher Funding for two fire fighting vehicles were approved by the Morgan’s Point City Council. MPR’s fire and police vehicles are vital for emergency services in the West Temple-MPR area. An off road water tanker/brush truck in…

0 Comments / 24 View / January 29, 2018

Belton Masons focus on basic health needs

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Belton Masonic Lodge #166 opened their doors Saturday morning and provided a place for the Red Cross to hold their Basic Life Support class. The scenario-based class covered breathing and cardiac emergencies for patients of all…

0 Comments / 53 View / January 28, 2018

Council considers hike and bike trail expansion

By Julia Jones, Correspondent   The Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail is currently stopped short by a railroad, but with a new proposal by Belton’s Public Works Department, it may expand northward by early 2020. The Hike and Bike…

0 Comments / 57 View / January 27, 2018

Growth could mean $4.8 million sewer system

By Julia Jones, Correspondent   To stimulate growth in South Belton, the city is considering bringing sewage service to the area around I-35, from Loop 121 to Shanklin Road. The full project is estimated to cost $4.8 million and if…

0 Comments / 43 View / January 26, 2018

Peace, Love, and Unity: Bell County Museum Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Chanel Snapp, Correspondent   Bell County Museum is located in downtown Belton and opened in 1991. The museum strives to provide quality learning through unique aspects in a museum setting. It preserves and interprets the historic and prehistoric cultural…

0 Comments / 21 View / January 25, 2018

The blues come to Belton: local musician to play at Firestreet Pizza

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Growing up hearing the soulful voices of artists like Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, it’s no surprise that Horace Willis has had blues music in his blood from the very start. He grew…

0 Comments / 40 View / January 24, 2018

David Tidwell inducted into THSBCA Hall of Fame

The Belton Tigers Baseball program was elevated from an afterthought in the early 1980’s to one of the most feared at any classification. David Tidwell epitomized baseball coaching and education at the high school level. He spent 23 seasons building…

0 Comments / 626 View / January 24, 2018

MPR Active Auxiliary to host the sixth annual Valentine Fireman’s Ball

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Sixth Annual Valentine Fireman’s Ball, hosted by the Morgan’s Point Resort Active Auxiliary, will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Temple, on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Social will start at 6 p.m….

0 Comments / 49 View / January 20, 2018

Council discusses sewage and trail updates

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Belton’s water and sewage systems are in need of some crucial updates, according to Director of Public Works Angellia Points. She gave a presentation at Tuesday’s city council meeting about Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, a…

0 Comments / 56 View / January 18, 2018

Filing begins today for Belton ISD trustee election

Special to the Journal Two seats on the Belton ISD Board of Trustees will appear on the ballot for the May 5, 2018 election. Trustees representing Areas 2 and 4 will be elected for three-year terms, which expire May 2021….

0 Comments / 65 View / January 17, 2018