Category : Local News


Honeybee is 3rd most important farm animal, Princess says

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent The guests at Garden Estates in Temple had a special guest Friday morning Texas Beekeeper Association, Texas Honey Princess, Willow Lanchester made an appearance and spoke about the honey industry in Texas. Residents of the…

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A ground breaking ceremony was held at Bell County’s new motel, Expo Inn, located in Belton near IH-35.

New 60-room hotel coming soon to Belton

By David Tuma Publisher A ground breaking ceremony was held at Bell County’s new motel located in Belton near IH-35. The 2.9 million facility will add 60 rooms and 34,000 square feet of building to the tax rolls. It took…

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FUMC congregation celebrated as oldest in Bell County

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent First United Methodist Church (FUMC) Belton is a Bell County landmark and the oldest congregation in Belton. “I’ve been coming here for five years. I enjoy the fellowship, “ said Jeff Kelley, church member “We…

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Scouts, veterans retire flags during ceremony

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Saturday morning at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 4008 in Belton almost 50 local Boy Scouts of America and Girls Scouts of America participated in a flag retirement ceremony. For U.S. flags to be…

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Construction begins on Belton’s first 3-story office focused building at Lake Road and Commerce.

Belton’s first 3-story office building underway

By Elizabeth Varville Correspondent Builder Major Constructions has recently began construction on Belton’s first 3-story office-focused building, Commerce Marketplace, in the transitioning neighborhood of Lake Road and Commerce. The 22,000 square foot building will feature office spaces on the second…

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Matt Taylor, General Manager, Dead Fish Grill was all smiles after he won the raffle Thursday night at the Member Appreciation Party for the Belton and Temple Chambers of Commerce.

Belton, Temple Chambers hold member appreciation event

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent In the rolling hills of Florence, Belton and Temple Chamber of Commerce had a member appreciation party on Thursday at the Vineyard of Florence. More than 60 members showed up to try Texas wines and…

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Courtney Kissel, Sarah Untalan, and Cody Ellis were among those awarded scholarships from the Texas Red Men Foundation.

Texas Red Men Foundation awards scholarships

Special to the Journal Eight Central Texas students each received a $500.00 scholarship from the local tribes/councils of the Texas Red Men Foundation, Great Council of Texas. Recipients were honored with a dinner at Texas Land and Cattle in Killeen…

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Fine Line of Belton restores, revives area buildings for future growth

By David Tuma Publisher A new façade improvement grant for 112 North Main Street by Camden Enterprises is another major improvement project ongoing. This is one of several major downtown improvements made by Fine Line a construction company in Belton….

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Bill Kliewer hugs Eula “Sis” Beck after presenting her with the inaugural Pierre de Wet award for her selfless service to the soldiers of Fort Hood and its surrounding communities.

Annual gala raises funds for Mounted Warrior Museum

By Lynette Sowell Correspondent In the skies above SC River Ranch in Oakalla Saturday evening, members of the Liberty Jump Team leaped from a World War II-era C-47 to kick off the Homecoming For Heroes II gala, hosted by the…

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City, TxDOT sign advance agreement to fund $2.13M project

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Tuesday night at Belton City Council was called to order with special recognition and awards presented to deserving individuals. Mayor Marion Grayson accepted recognition on behalf of the city from Leadership Belton for their Generous…

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