Category : Local News


Lights still not working, 26 wrecks to date

Photo by David Tuma The traffic lights at the intersection of Hwy. 190 and Main Street do not work. Simple stop signs are used in a maze of streets add to the confusion. Motorist coming off of IH-35 and Hwy….

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This house was moved from Harris St. to make room for UMHB expansion.

House moved to make room for UMHB expansion

By Mark & Linda Magnan Correspondents A new bridge in southwest Belton was christened with a house moving exercise this week. The new bridge on MLK was the site of a house being moved from a lot on Harris. Recently…

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Zachary Stoker, 22, practices his martial arts in hopes of making the Olympic team in 2020.

22-year-old aims for 2020 Olympics in Tae Kwan Do

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Zachary Stoker, 22, is an Olympic hopeful who is trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics for Tae Kwon Do in Tokyo. Participating in the Olympics has been his dream since he was kid and has…

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The Belton Journal turns 150, City Finance Department honored

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met on Tuesday night at Harris Community Center for a regular meeting. All council members were present. First United Methodist Church made an announcement during Public Comments that the community is welcome…

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Randy Brewer poses with a beer and was the first customer at Belton Brews Bar and Grill in downtown Belton.

Belton Brews joins lively, growing Downtown scene

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton residents, Jacy Roemer and her aunt Kathleen Calarco, are owners of a new bar and grill in downtown Belton. Belton Brews Bar and Grill is open and ready to help you quench your thirst….

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Nature trail to open alongside MLK Bridge

By David Tuma Publisher A new trail will be finished in Belton. The Nolan Creek Nature Trail near the Martin Luther King Bridge will open in mid-August. It will be a ½ mile nature trail along-side Nolan Creek. This stretch…

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Reymond Rivas, 15, of Belton, was diagnosed with acute and chronic leukemia at a young age. With the help of the Make a Wish Foundation, Rivas became an honorary United States Air Force Thunderbird.

Make-a-Wish turns Belton teen into Honorary Thunderbird

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Reymond Rivas, 15, visited Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., on July 19 with his family to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a pilot for the U.S. Air Force,…

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Belton establishes Fire Corp., seeks volunteers

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent The Belton Fire Corp. is a recently established organization that came from the dismantling of the Belton volunteer firefighters. The fire corp. is a nationally recognized association through the Texas Fire Chief’s Association. It allows fire…

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Officer Richard Murray kicked off his retirement at a ceremony on July 14.

21-year officer retires from Belton PD

By Katherine Gibbs Correspondent Family and friends of Officer Richard Murray met for a retirement reception on July 14 at the Belton police department. Working in law enforcement was what Murray wanted to do since he was a kid, which…

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Last pharmacy in Belton sells to corporation

By David Tuma Publisher The Medicine Shoppe is no more in Belton. Harriet and Toby Young sold the business to CVS Pharmacy. In today’s world small business are not as easy to run. Toby will begin working for CVS Pharmacy…

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