Category : Local News


City accepts new technology

By David Tuma, Publisher Communities have begun to work with technology more and more with advances in this area. Later this month the Belton Police Department will host an open house and the changes will be dramatic in terms of…

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Young Engineer of the Year award winner announced

Special to the Journal Jake L. Blair, E.I.T. was named 2016 Young Engineer of the Year for the Central Texas Region by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) at their annual banquet held on February 25, 2016 in Temple,…

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City of Belton Finance Building completes renovations

By David Tuma, Publisher Improvements have been completed at the City of Belton Finance Building.     Several changes were made to improve customer flow and enhance security. The countertops are much wider at the billing windows. There has been a partition…

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Project Celebration seeking donors

Special to the Journal Project Celebration is for the graduating Seniors of Belton High School occurring the night of graduation. It provides a safe, fun and memorable night in an alcohol-and-drug-free environment.  This year’s event will take place at Peaceable…

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CTCOG hosts Senior Fall Prevention & Senior Health Fair

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent On Thursday, March 3, Area Agency on Aging, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Central Texas Regional Advisory Council sponsored the first Senior Fall Prevention & Senior Health Fair at the Central Texas Council of Governments…

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City of Temple: grant applications due

Special to the Journal The City of Temple is announcing the availability of grant funds for area non-profit agencies that provide programs and/or services within the City of Temple. Non-profit agencies can apply for funding starting March 4th, applications are…

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Devin makes a splash!

Special to the Journal Belton resident and Temple College student Devin Garcia has received a $1,000 student research grant from the Texas Academy of Science (TAS). Garcia will use the grant to conduct a research study titled “Vertical distribution, colonization,…

0 Comments / 47 View / March 17, 2016


Community gives input for the future of Parks & Rec

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Monday night more than 30 people showed up for a meeting at Harris Community Center for the City of Belton Parks and Recreation Strategic Master Plan. The public was invited to this open forum to…

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MPR water system near capacity

By David Tuma, Publisher A Water Master Plan is being developed by BSP Engineers for Morgan’s Point Resort. The water system of MPR is near capacity and a plan must be presented to the state. BSP presented the proposed plan…

0 Comments / 56 View / March 16, 2016


Local media invited to tour Belton Police Department’s new facility

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On Friday morning, Belton Police Department opened it’s doors to local media for a tour of the department’s new facilities. The approval to renovate the oldest parts of the building was approved in last Tuesday’s…

0 Comments / 60 View / March 15, 2016