Category : Local News


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


MPR’s Fire Chief prepares plan

By David Tuma, Publisher The Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department provided a detailed report last month at the council meeting. It was the most extensive look at where the department stands and what has been completed. The report is available…

0 Comments / 169 View / March 12, 2016

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Book and Author Luncheon honors Texas authors

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent On Saturday, Feb. 27, the 12th annual Book and Author Luncheon sponsored by Friends of the Lena Armstrong Public Library (LAPC) was held at the Lord Conference Room in the Parker Conference Center at the University…

0 Comments / 57 View / March 11, 2016


Cast your ballot, here

By Annie Dockery Managing Editor On Tuesday, Belton Nazarene Church, Christ the King Catholic Church and the Belton Senior Center opened their doors to those wanting to cast their ballots, if they had not already done so in early voting….

0 Comments / 38 View / March 10, 2016


West Belton-Harris Ex-Students Association plan for reunion

By Josh Rivera Belton Journal The Harris Community Center on Alexander St. hosts everything from weddings and retirement ceremonies, to yoga and Zumba classes. However, it is also the former segregated Thomas Breckenridge Harris High School, an all-black institution which…

0 Comments / 96 View / March 4, 2016


Mother Earth News Fair held at Bell County Expo

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Last weekend at the Bell County Expo Center, thousands of people from Texas and beyond came to to attend the two-day event, Mother Earth News Fair. With more than a 100 workshops to attend and…

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Local youth showcase their talents

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Youth Fair & Livestock Show came and went this year and hundreds of children from all over Bell County had the chance to show off their projects and the results of their hard…

0 Comments / 56 View / February 27, 2016


City Federation Honors Five Community Volunteers for Their Service

Special to the Journal City Federation of Women’s Clubs honored five Community Service Volunteers at a luncheon meeting on February 9, 2016 at the City Federation Club House according to Vicky Jaramillo, President of City Federation. The community Volunteer Award…

0 Comments / 52 View / February 26, 2016

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Local church performs mass nuptials

By Patrick Lacombe, Correspondent Sunday was St. Valentine’s Day and 15 couples celebrated it in the most loving way by getting married or renewing their wedding vows at an afternoon ceremony at First Baptist Church Temple. Three couples got married…

0 Comments / 51 View / February 26, 2016


Citizen and Beltonian of the Year recogonized

By Elizabeth Varville, Correspondent The City of Belton’s yearning for community unity and inner growth is permanently embedded in everlasting traditions. In the 1960’s, the Belton Chamber of Commerce’s tradition of awarding the Citizen of the Year and the Beltonian…

0 Comments / 127 View / February 25, 2016