Category : Local News

District implements enhanced communication tool for added security

Special to the Journal     This month, Belton ISD is transitioning to the I Love You Guys Foundation Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for emergency response language. The Texas School Safety Center promotes the SRP as a communication tool that…

0 Comments / 85 View / January 20, 2019

2019 Central Texas Boat and Outdoor Show to come to the Bell County Expo Center

Special to the Journal     As of this writing, many of our Texas lakes, rivers and ponds are well past their normal levels.  The cracks in the dry dirt aren’t visible any longer, and when fishermen can get on…

0 Comments / 131 View / January 19, 2019

Belton ISD board approves new district attendance boundaries

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The regular meeting of the Belton ISD Board of Trustees was anything but regular on Monday evening. There were updates on projects, including the construction of Lake Belton High School.  Proclamations, presentations, and recognitions were…

0 Comments / 293 View / January 18, 2019

MPR Fire Chief expresses importance of cedar fire prevention

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Land in Morgan’s Point Resort has become a fire hazard to nearby residents when wildfires start, especially the natural oils in cedar trees that can turn a grass fire into a blaze of high…

0 Comments / 103 View / January 17, 2019

Belton featured in Texas Highways magazine

Special to the Journal The January 2019 issue of Texas Highways magazine has an article in the Getaway section that features Belton as a great location to visit. The article points out the merits of Bell County as a whole…

0 Comments / 149 View / January 15, 2019

Bell County swears in new county judge

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent     County commissioners were busy this past week with two meetings in a week’s time. Commissioners held a meeting last Wednesday for a swearing-in ceremony and a regular meeting this Monday morning to discuss and…

0 Comments / 139 View / January 14, 2019

Local sculptor immortalizes the military through art

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Many artists convey their emotions through their artwork and others do it for first-hand participants. Steve Carter, a 27-year veteran does both. Having traveled the world while enlisted, he came across various solders who…

0 Comments / 245 View / January 13, 2019

Belton PD honored by the Texas Police Chief Associations for the third time

By David Tuma, Publisher     The Belton Police Department was honored by the Texas Police Chief Associations for the third time. Belton is one of only 33 departments statewide to receive this award for the third time.     Luke…

0 Comments / 85 View / January 13, 2019

Belton ISD holds final district boundary meeting

Special to the Journal The committee tasked with developing new attendance boundary maps for consideration by the Belton ISD Board of Trustees concluded their work on Monday evening. Belton ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon noted that since the committee’s previous…

0 Comments / 243 View / January 12, 2019

Morgan’s Point Resort City Council addresses ATV ban and ball rental rates

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The City Council of Morgan’s Point Resort met Tuesday evening for the first time in 2019.  In attendance were Mayor Dwayne Gossett, Mayor Pro-Tem Donna Hartmann, Council Members Dennis Green, Ronald Snow and Bruce Leonhardt,…

0 Comments / 131 View / January 12, 2019