Category : Local News

BHS Senior earns perfect score on ACT, four other students receive letters of commendation

Special to the Journal Serena Shedore, a senior at Belton High School, earned a perfect score on the ACT and has been selected as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program for her performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)….

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Park Place Manor celebrates 30 years of service

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Park Place Manor, the winner of the 2017 Reader’s Choice Award for the best nursing home, celebrated 30 years of service to the Belton community with a “Western Style” Family Day, from 11 a.m. – 1:30…

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Unity in the CommUNITY — Temple/Belton taking on Breast Cancer

Special to the Journal FC Belton is partnering with TrueCore Fitness, OG Fitness, and Good Life Bakery and Cafe on Oct. 21, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to raise money for Barbells for Boobs. This charity is raising awareness as well…

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Friday night’s football game was more than just a game

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Belton ISD showcased how much heart the Big Red caring community had on Friday, Oct. 6 in several pre-game activities before the Belton Tigers took the field against Killeen. Tiger Stadium was in shock as…

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City of Belton set for record year in 2017

By David Tuma, Publisher Belton has been up and down all year on sales tax receipts from the state. In July, the City of Belton was up 14 percent in sales tax returns received from the state off of retail…

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A sneak peak at upcoming Downtown Belton Merchant’s Association events

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor With fall just beginning to cool the weather down in our area, it’s a subtle reminder that a few annual holiday events are about to kick off. Magdaly Newsome, President of The Downtown Belton Merchant’s…

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Broken crayons still color: Tirzah joins The Crayon Initiative

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Tirzah is a Hebrew word, with Biblical roots, meaning “…she is my delight, my beloved…” Diana Arldt-Roberts, a finance manager at Scott and White, opened Tirzah, a venue in downtown Belton, in January 2017. “I got…

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Belton’s first Bacon, Brews and Blues draws in residents from all around

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The festivities for Belton’s inaugural Bacon, Brews, and Blues two-day event kicked off Friday evening with food trucks and live music provided by the 1st Cavalry Brass Band and Texas Flood. The City of Belton partnered…

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Polka Sunday at First Presbyterian Church

Special to the Journal The First Presbyterian Church of Belton is proclaiming the word of Godthrough music with their fourth annual Polka Sunday Service on October 15, at 10:55 a.m., featuring the Middletones Duet. Mike Middleton is the Accordionist, and…

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Ladies Auxiliary hosts first annual 5K and chili cook-off

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Saturday’s weather was perfect for the MPVFD Ladies Auxiliary’s first 5K and chili cook-off. The event was held at the Morgan’s Point Community Center. Profit Event Services times the race, which started at 9 a.m. The…

0 Comments / 29 View / October 12, 2017