Category : Local News


Local supply company expands to be a full service business

By Annie Dockery, Managing Editor Bourland Landscape Supplies & Outdoor Power Equipment recently expanded to be a one-stop shop for landscaping needs, supplying landscape materials, power equipment with a repair shop, trailors and now, nursery plants to the public and…

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Fort Hood honors November 5 victims

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On March 11, hundreds of people including Governor Greg Abbott, Congressman John Carter, military and local dignitaries along with community members gathered for the Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Hood Memorial Dedication. Along with the dedication…

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NCP Choices PEERS reaches milestone

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Jerry Haisler and Ben Lopez of Workforce Solutions of Central Texas (WSCT) spoke Monday morning at Commissioners Court of Bell County on the Non-Custodial Parent Choices Parent, Employment, Education & Responsibility (NCP Choices PEER) demonstration…

0 Comments / 55 View / March 24, 2016


Water Street Farmers Market sets up year

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent The Water Street Farmers Market in downtown Belton is open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday. Local vendors come and set up and sell their wares. Over 50 vendors are on the list…

0 Comments / 78 View / March 22, 2016


City Council agrees to cancel May 7 election

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent On Tuesday night Belton City Council met at Harris Community Center for a regular meeting. One council member, David K. Leigh participated in the meeting from Minnesota via teleconference. Participation remotely has been allowed by…

0 Comments / 42 View / March 21, 2016


City accepts new technology

By David Tuma, Publisher Communities have begun to work with technology more and more with advances in this area. Later this month the Belton Police Department will host an open house and the changes will be dramatic in terms of…

0 Comments / 84 View / March 20, 2016


Young Engineer of the Year award winner announced

Special to the Journal Jake L. Blair, E.I.T. was named 2016 Young Engineer of the Year for the Central Texas Region by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) at their annual banquet held on February 25, 2016 in Temple,…

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City of Belton Finance Building completes renovations

By David Tuma, Publisher Improvements have been completed at the City of Belton Finance Building.     Several changes were made to improve customer flow and enhance security. The countertops are much wider at the billing windows. There has been a partition…

0 Comments / 53 View / March 19, 2016


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…

0 Comments / 58 View / March 18, 2016