Category : Local News

Belton Masonic Lodge to host blood drive, saves three lives with each donation

Special to the Journal   There are many reasons why a hospital patient requires blood; and they vary as to the quantities of blood and blood products required to resolve each medical issue faced. On average, a heart surgeon may…

0 Comments / 65 View / February 5, 2019

Bell County presented with Associate Membership to Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent     County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Jan. 28 to discuss and consider items on the agenda.     Bell County was presented with an Associate Membership to Fort Hood Area Association of…

0 Comments / 57 View / February 4, 2019

Executive Director Coleman Hampton receives Governor’s award

Special to the Journal   On January 17, Bell County Museum Executive Director Coleman Hampton received the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation for his work as Chair of the Brazos Trail Region, part of the Texas Heritage Trails Program. The Texas Historical…

0 Comments / 51 View / February 2, 2019

Belton city council approves important new zoning plans

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&ZC) took center stage on the meeting held on Jan. 22 in the Wright Room of the Harris Community Center.  Amongst the items on the discussion were zoning changes for…

0 Comments / 203 View / February 1, 2019

Former Belton business owners meet downtown to reminisce

By David Tuma, Publisher     Stewart Drug Store was once on the corner of Main and Central Ave. Didn’t know that, did you? Well maybe you remember that because the unique thing about Belton is how many generations of Texans…

0 Comments / 161 View / January 31, 2019

Local business owner named 2019 Chamber chair of the board

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce announced that its board of directors has selected Kayla Potts, Owner of Woodhouse Day Spa and Kona Ice, as the Chamber’s 2019 chair of the board. Potts brings…

0 Comments / 865 View / January 26, 2019

TRU Belton builds 15,000th home

Special to the Journal   TRU Belton I and II, part of Clayton Home Building Group, celebrated a milestone with the construction of its 15,000th home.     To mark the occasion, TRU Belton team members enjoyed cake before posing…

0 Comments / 138 View / January 25, 2019

Belton Chamber of Commerce holds annual Awards Banquet

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Standing ovations, some choking up and laughter were highlights of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet this past Thursday. It was at the Bell County Expo Center and recognized 12 individuals…

0 Comments / 154 View / January 21, 2019

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 / 93 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 / 149 View / January 19, 2019