Category : Local News

Bell County Commissioners thank KISD for their efforts in helping with Hurricane Harvey

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 11. Commissioners approved the of the re-appointment of two Bell County board members, Precinct 3 Commissioner Bill Schumann and Kathryn A. Long. Schumann is…

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Kona Ice: A chilly treat for all ages!

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Central Bell County residents can delight in a new shaved ice concoction, thanks to Luke and Kayla Potts. The idea for Kona Ice, the largest food truck franchise in the United States, is the brainchild of…

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Former Killeen, Temple city manager David Blackburn to run for Bell County Judge

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor For 20 years, local politicians have turned to David Blackburn to manage two of Bell County’s largest cities. Now, he is hoping to be the next Bell County Judge. Having been the former city manager…

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The splash pad comes to a close with a Soggy Doggy Day

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent   The time has come for the fun summer days to come to an end and bring in the fall season. The parks and recreation team came together to bring the summer season to a magnificent…

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Woods, Waters & Wildlife: Saints of the Flood-Stricken Cities

By John Jefferson, Correspondent Cover your ears: this will be a shotgun blast of several unrelated items coming at you quickly! To begin with, Labor Day Weekend was the last major boating holiday of summer. That means increased risk of…

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2nd annual Concert for Peace

Special to the Journal International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit…

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Magic Belles hold mattress sale fundraiser

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent The Magic Belles are Belton High’s hard-working dance team. They work hard all practically all year long to perfect their craft. On Saturday, Sept. 2, the Magic Belles held an all day mattress fundraiser at Belton…

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Belton continues to show growth all around

By David Tuma, Publisher   Belton continues to grow. That growth adds to the value of the tax rolls. You either decline, like Detroit, or move forward. Nothing stays the same. Belton’s tax roll value will increase almost $74-million from…

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Lena Armstrong Public Library provides for senior citizens

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent The Lena Armstong Public Library is an establishment that cares for their local community. The Public Library has always does much for their surrounding community and their history proves as such. The library started from humble…

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Bell County Senior Expo on Sept. 26

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor In recognition of the growing number of senior citizens and retirees in our area, the Area Agency on Aging, Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute, Bell County, The Belton Journal, Central Texas Resource…

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