Category : Local News

May 6 meeting for mayor, city council

By David Tuma, Publisher A tract of land from the Girl Scout Camp Kachina on Lake Belton will be converted into an exclusive subdivision in Morgan’s Point Resort. Tuesday night, the council approved a 31.54 acre tract of land to…

0 Comments / 41 View / February 24, 2017

Bell County Hosts Annual Youth Fair

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent Youth of all ages from Bell County and the surrounding areas traveled to Belton to participate in the Youth Fair with their goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, rabbits and roosters to be judged. The event took place…

0 Comments / 21 View / February 24, 2017

Convention center a strong possibility for Belton

By David Tuma, Publisher As the dynamics of Bell County changes away from tradition areas of importance, so does Belton. A far cry from being the place to live 20-years ago, Belton once again moves toward the forefront. From one…

0 Comments / 99 View / February 23, 2017

23rd Annual Baylor Women’s Brunch

Special to The Journal For twenty-three years the Baylor Women of Central Texas have held their brunch to raise funds for the Central Texas Endowed Scholarship, awarded to students in this area. This year’s event will be held from 10-noon…

0 Comments / 43 View / February 23, 2017

Bell County Museum hires new Executive Director

Special to The Journal The Bell County Museum has recently hired Coleman Hampton as the museum’s Director. Hampton comes to the Bell County Museum from Salado Museum and College Park, where he served as Curator, helping to launch a large-scale…

0 Comments / 86 View / February 21, 2017

Baylor Scott & White constructing new facility in Pflugerville

Special to the Journal Baylor Scott & White Health leaders joined Pflugerville city officials on Feb. 8 to celebrate the start of construction on a new medical center set to open in 2018. In addition to offering the quality medical…

0 Comments / 103 View / February 21, 2017

Aware Central Texas announces new Executive Director

Special to The Journal The Board and Directors and staff of Aware Central Texas are proud to announce their new Executive Director, Misty D. Biddick. “She brings quite a resume of experience in domestic violence and law enforcement. We are…

0 Comments / 59 View / February 20, 2017

Belton ISD board calls bond election for May 6

Special to The Journal At a special meeting, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees called a bond election for May 6. Voters will consider issuing bonds to fund four projects, which include a new elementary school and a new high…

0 Comments / 61 View / February 17, 2017

Belton New Tech AP environmental class trip to local limestone mine

By Mark Magnan, Correspondent On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Gina Taber and 22 of her students visited a local limestone mine near Nolanville. The class is AP Environmental Science at Belton New Tech High School at Waskow. The class studies natural…

0 Comments / 39 View / February 17, 2017

Bell County Medical Alliance teams up to ensures the safety of local kids

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Bell County Medical Alliance bicycle helmet giveaway at Belton Early Childhood Center is part of a statewide effort Hard Hats for Little Heads, launched by the Texas Medical Association in 1994. The program promotes…

0 Comments / 44 View / February 16, 2017