Category : Local News

Oct. 2-8 now National 4-H Week

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Monday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. After the meeting was called to order Judge Jon Burrows read proclamations for Bell County. County commissioners approved…

0 Comments / 52 View / October 4, 2016

City optimistic they can avoid eminent domain

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met for a regular meeting Monday night at Harris Community Center. Mayor Pro Tem David K. Leigh had planned to participate in the meeting remotely via video conference from Tel Aviv, Israel…

0 Comments / 46 View / October 4, 2016

Put on your boots and walk to end Alzheimer’s

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent On Thursday evening at Dead Fish Grill, dozens of people showed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff Party. Attendees had the chance to sign up for the walk and pick up promotional materials….

0 Comments / 76 View / September 29, 2016

September’s Discovery Day at museum teaches Chisholm Trail

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Little cowpokes and cowgirls traipsed through the rooms and hallways of Bell County Museum on Saturday in a “come-and-go” event. Bell County Museum hosted their monthly “Discovery Day with Charley Chisholm”. During this event museum…

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School bus food truck debuts at meeting

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Before the monthly Belton ISD school board meeting officially started, all attendees to the school board meeting were given the first look at the BISD Food Truck’s debut and to enjoy the first meal served…

0 Comments / 209 View / September 29, 2016

Commissioners invite first responders & families to thank you dinner

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Monday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. After the meeting was called to order Judge Jon Burrows led the court in singing “Happy Birthday’ to…

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12 year old hosts local film festival

By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent On Saturday, September 17th, Belton’s own Grand Avenue Theater was home to the first annual Rainbow Rose Film Festival. It showcased local filmmakers of all ages. It was organized and hosted by 12-year-old Emma Rose Gill,…

0 Comments / 41 View / September 28, 2016

Autopsy confirms Belton deaths as murder-suicide

Special to the Journal On Tuesday afternoon September 20, 2016 Justice of the Peace David Barfield advised that he had received the preliminary autopsy reports from Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science, Dallas. Southwestern ruled that Brain Lee Hand died of…

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Eye-opening numbers prompt workshop to protect children

“In 2015, 745 missing children’s cases were reported from Bell County.” By Danielle Wellborn-Taylor Correspondent “In 2015, the specific number of missing children’s cases nationwide was 460,699, of those numbers 46,046 were reported from Texas, and 745 were reported from…

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MPR tax rate to remain steady for upcoming year

By David Tuma Publisher A public meeting was held for the petition to annex 31.47 acres for a new subdivision in the west end of Morgan’s Point Resort. The petition was filed by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. No…

0 Comments / 56 View / September 21, 2016