Category : Local News


Project Celebration seeking donors

Special to the Journal Project Celebration is for the graduating Seniors of Belton High School occurring the night of graduation. It provides a safe, fun and memorable night in an alcohol-and-drug-free environment.  This year’s event will take place at Peaceable…

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CTCOG hosts Senior Fall Prevention & Senior Health Fair

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent On Thursday, March 3, Area Agency on Aging, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Central Texas Regional Advisory Council sponsored the first Senior Fall Prevention & Senior Health Fair at the Central Texas Council of Governments…

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City of Temple: grant applications due

Special to the Journal The City of Temple is announcing the availability of grant funds for area non-profit agencies that provide programs and/or services within the City of Temple. Non-profit agencies can apply for funding starting March 4th, applications are…

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Devin makes a splash!

Special to the Journal Belton resident and Temple College student Devin Garcia has received a $1,000 student research grant from the Texas Academy of Science (TAS). Garcia will use the grant to conduct a research study titled “Vertical distribution, colonization,…

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Community gives input for the future of Parks & Rec

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Monday night more than 30 people showed up for a meeting at Harris Community Center for the City of Belton Parks and Recreation Strategic Master Plan. The public was invited to this open forum to…

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MPR water system near capacity

By David Tuma, Publisher A Water Master Plan is being developed by BSP Engineers for Morgan’s Point Resort. The water system of MPR is near capacity and a plan must be presented to the state. BSP presented the proposed plan…

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Local media invited to tour Belton Police Department’s new facility

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On Friday morning, Belton Police Department opened it’s doors to local media for a tour of the department’s new facilities. The approval to renovate the oldest parts of the building was approved in last Tuesday’s…

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Approval of final plat for Morgan Ridge

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Todd Kisel, Risk Management Consultant, Texas Association of Counties (TAC) gave a presentation Monday morning at Commissioners Court of Bell County on the Risk Control Reimbursement Program.  TAC has available $30,000 for reimbursement for the…

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Reverend and former JET journalist gives talk at New Tech

By Elizabeth Varville, Journal Correspondent On Thursday, Feb. 26, promoting Black History Month, Rev. Roscoe Harrison, Jr. spoke to an assembly of students at Belton’s New Tech High @ Waskow about his experiences as a journalist working for JET Magazine….

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Aware announces volunteer opportunities

Special to the Journal Aware Central Texas has opportunities for volunteers. If you are looking for an effective way to serve families in our community struggling with issues of child abuse/neglect and family violence, please contact the Volunteer Director, Nancy…

0 Comments / 66 View / March 13, 2016