Category : Local News

Community supports The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Walk to End Alzheimer’s took place at Confederate Park on Saturday, September 16. There were over 26 teams pre-registered, and approximately 300 walkers were expected. Over $20,000 was raised for this event, and the funds…

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Belton Firefighters save local business from potential disaster

By David Tuma, Publisher Being a small business owner is rewarding, but it has its draw backs. There is not fall back plan if you fail. No safety net to make you house payment if your business goes under. There…

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Woods, Waters and Wildlife: The Cricket Run

By John Jefferson Fishing worms cost a dime a can when I was ten. When spending summers at my grandmother’s home on the Guadalupe River between Seguin and New Braunfels, dimes came few and far between. And bait didn’t last…

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Belton ISD students sworn in as members of Youth Advisory Commission

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent On Sept. 12, a City Council Meeting took place at 5:30 p.m. at the Harris Community Center. This meeting took place in the Wright room located in the Harris community center and the meeting consisted of…

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Bell County Commissioners thank KISD for their efforts in helping with Hurricane Harvey

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 11. Commissioners approved the of the re-appointment of two Bell County board members, Precinct 3 Commissioner Bill Schumann and Kathryn A. Long. Schumann is…

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Kona Ice: A chilly treat for all ages!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Central Bell County residents can delight in a new shaved ice concoction, thanks to Luke and Kayla Potts. The idea for Kona Ice, the largest food truck franchise in the United States, is the brainchild of…

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Former Killeen, Temple city manager David Blackburn to run for Bell County Judge

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor For 20 years, local politicians have turned to David Blackburn to manage two of Bell County’s largest cities. Now, he is hoping to be the next Bell County Judge. Having been the former city manager…

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The splash pad comes to a close with a Soggy Doggy Day

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent   The time has come for the fun summer days to come to an end and bring in the fall season. The parks and recreation team came together to bring the summer season to a magnificent…

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Woods, Waters & Wildlife: Saints of the Flood-Stricken Cities

By John Jefferson, Correspondent Cover your ears: this will be a shotgun blast of several unrelated items coming at you quickly! To begin with, Labor Day Weekend was the last major boating holiday of summer. That means increased risk of…

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2nd annual Concert for Peace

Special to the Journal International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit…

0 Comments / 31 View / September 19, 2017