Category : Local News


Art & Wine Fest offering new attraction, calling artists

By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor The fourth annual Art & Wine on the Square is slated for April 30 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will host local wineries, artist and musicians. The event will host wineries and…

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Big Red Community Partner award presented, Roadmap to BISD 2025

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent The Board of Trustees of Belton Independent School District met for a regular meeting on Monday night. In addition to the agenda, a board workshop was presented about Belton High School Library Renovation and Digital…

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B-Town Bulletin: 4/7/16

Water Street Farmer’s Market Water Street Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday year round from 8:00AM-1:00PM. We are located in the parking lot just north of the Gin Restaurant in downtown Belton and behind the downtown fire station. Everything is…

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Veterans Treatment Program celebrates anniversary

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent In March 2015, Bell County Veterans Treatment Court Program began. The program primarily serves Veterans who have been charged with a misdemeanor offense; assault, shoplifting, or disorderly conduct. In addition, military or combat-related experience contributed to…

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Mayor proclaims National Walking Day, Fair Housing Month

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Mayor Marion Grayson presented two proclamations Tuesday night at Belton City Council. Mayor Grayson proclaimed April 6 as National Walking Day in Belton and urged all citizens to support the American Health Walk on April…

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Temple & Belton Chamber Collaboration Agreement Signing March 24, 2016

Belton/Temple Chambers establish new relationship in effort to build up both communities

Special to the Journal Representatives of the Temple and Belton Chambers of Commerce jointly announced the approval of a collaboration agreement, the first steps in establishing a new relationship to work together to foster and enhance greater cooperation between the…

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Elks Lodge host Easter Egg Hunt for special needs children

By Jonathan Allison, Correspondent Elks Lodge of Temple, Downs but Not Out support group and Heart of Texas Independent Living of Belton have been organizing an Easter egg hunt for special need children since 2013. There are many factors of…

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Children listen to Easter story, hunt eggs

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The First Baptist Church of Belton held their 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19 at Mitchell Circle Park. Children through 5th grade were encouraged to participate. “We had such a great experience in…

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Veterans treatment program celebrates one year anniversary

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners Court met for a regular meeting on March 21 at Bell County Courthouse. Minutes from last meeting were approved. As well as, the Personnel/Budget Amendment. Samantha Haynes, Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator, gave…

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Hugh Shine encourages involvement, acting on faith

By Emily West, Correspondent “You don’t build a house from the roof down,” stated Texas State Legislature Representative Hugh Shine in a discussion on political involvement: “You build a house from the foundation up.” “People contribute to the political process…

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