Category : Local News

Sales tax rebate dollars from the state were up for Oct. and Nov.

By David Tuma, Publisher Sales tax rebate dollars from the state were up for the October and November with $716,906 received, compared to $697,000 last year. Hotel/ motel taxes were relatively the same over the fall. Housing permits were up…

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City of Belton Hosts Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent Dads and daughters of all ages dressed to impress for a night of food, photos, games and dancing for the Belton 2017 Daddy Daughter Dance held on February 9 and 10 at the Harris Community Center….

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Local nonprofit aims to give homeless families more support in year ahead

By Danielle McCarthy Everett, Correspondent More homeless families in Central Texas will find refuge and support at Family Promise of East Bell County this year as the organization continues to provide food, shelter and assistance in overcoming the obstacles that…

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County auditor approved to advertise for bids

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting Monday morning to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on February 6 were discussed and approved. County Commissioners considered and approved…

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Belton woman turns 100 years old, surrounded by loved ones

By Danielle Tyler-Wellborn, Correspondent Zell Copeland was surrounded by 53 friends and family members Saturday, February 11th, as she celebrated her 100th birthday. The party was held at First Baptist Church on Main Street, where Copeland is a member. She…

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May 6 meeting for mayor, city council

By David Tuma, Publisher A tract of land from the Girl Scout Camp Kachina on Lake Belton will be converted into an exclusive subdivision in Morgan’s Point Resort. Tuesday night, the council approved a 31.54 acre tract of land to…

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Bell County Hosts Annual Youth Fair

By Rebecca Pasqueda, Correspondent Youth of all ages from Bell County and the surrounding areas traveled to Belton to participate in the Youth Fair with their goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, rabbits and roosters to be judged. The event took place…

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Convention center a strong possibility for Belton

By David Tuma, Publisher As the dynamics of Bell County changes away from tradition areas of importance, so does Belton. A far cry from being the place to live 20-years ago, Belton once again moves toward the forefront. From one…

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23rd Annual Baylor Women’s Brunch

Special to The Journal For twenty-three years the Baylor Women of Central Texas have held their brunch to raise funds for the Central Texas Endowed Scholarship, awarded to students in this area. This year’s event will be held from 10-noon…

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Bell County Museum hires new Executive Director

Special to The Journal The Bell County Museum has recently hired Coleman Hampton as the museum’s Director. Hampton comes to the Bell County Museum from Salado Museum and College Park, where he served as Curator, helping to launch a large-scale…

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