Category : Local News

Santa Pal provides a holiday boost for those who need a helping hand

Special to the Journal On Saturday, Dec. 16, the Belton Fire Corps, the volunteer arm of the Belton Fire Department, wrapped up more than six weeks of work on the Santa Pal program, which assisted more than 128 families with…

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Belton pursues hotels at Expo Center

By Andre James, Correspondent   Two weeks ago, the Belton City Council received a briefing from City Finance Director, Brandon Bozon, on the Hunden Strategic Partners’ Belton Hotel and Conference Center Market and Financial Feasibility Analysis. This was a 152-page…

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BCYC sends aid to Refugio Boys and Girls Club

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Refugio, a historically rich town nestled in Refugio County, has a population of less than 3,000 as of the 2010 census. Perched on the north bank of the Mission River, the town was a preferred camping…

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New shoes bring big smiles to kids in need

By Heather Regula, Correspondent First Baptist Church in Temple held their annual First Blessings Shoe Gifting Event at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. First Blessings, now in its fourth year, has grown immensely from the time of its inception….

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The ‘American Pickers” are headed to Texas

By Heather Regula, Correspondent American Pickers, a History Channel reality show in its seventh year, features Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, antique and collectible pickers, traveling around the United States as they “pick” various items to add to their collections…

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Leon Heights holds Not-Quite-Nightmare before Christmas Festival

By Madison Ureste, Correspondent Leon Heights Elementary School celebrated Christmas with the community by sponsoring a Not-Quite-Nightmare before Christmas Festival on Dec. 9, from 1-4 p.m. The date of the festival was due to a fire at the school that…

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Numerous updates underway for Belton

By Andre James, Correspondent The Belton City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13 started off with the Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector, Shay Luedeke, presenting the council this year’s Child Safety Fee check of $22,233.77. The Child Safety Fee is an…

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Sculpture at Bell County Justice Center memorializes fallen officers

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Bell County Sheriff’s Department Foundation Fallen Officer Memorial Dedication Ceremony took place at the Bell County Justice Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. The sculpture, created by Bell County Commissioner Tim Brown, serves…

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Parade of Lights lit up Lake Belton

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent This past Sunday, Dead Fish Grill, along with Frank’s Marina, held their annual Parade of Lights on Lake Belton. The event is like no other in the aspect of being set on water instead of land…

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Warm Feet, Warm Hearts, Give Socks

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Annual Homeless Assessment Report, released by The Department of Housing and Urban Development, consists of one night counts obtained annually in late January. The statistics provided in the report, while far from perfect and variable…

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