Category : Local News

Cultural Activities Center offers a unique sponsorship opportunity

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The completion of the renovation of the Frank W. Mayborn Auditorium at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple was celebrated with a Come and Go Reception on Friday, February 23. Attendees enjoyed a first-hand glimpse…

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Board recognizes impact of community partnerships

Special to the Journal   At their monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 26, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees recognized an important community partner for their efforts to engage students in living history lessons and heard from students participating in…

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Miller Springs Nature Center: A big step towards re-opening

By Heather Regula Correspondent Things are looking up for the Miller Springs Nature Center, which closed in August 2017. “We have been meeting with the cities of Temple and Belton, and things have gone well. The cities are requesting to…

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The TABA Home and Garden Show makes itself at home at the Expo Center

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Temple Area Builders Association Home and Garden Show took place at the Bell County Expo Center on February 24-25. The show, in its 42nd year, boasted over 100,000 square feet of exhibits featuring products…

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The Adoption Collaborative of Central Texas hosts a foster care and adoption event

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   The Adoption Collaborative of Central Texas hosted a foster care and adoption information event at The Gin in Belton, on Tuesday, February 20. The event, open to both prospective, and current, foster and adoptive parents,…

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UMHB teams up with Hugh Shine for President’s Day event

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor’s College Republicans co-sponsored a President’s Day event on Feb. 19 with the Bell County Young Republicans.   The event, which was held in the Lord Conference center on campus grounds,…

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The Beltonian puts on Romance at the Movies

By Guillermo Lopez, Correspondent   Zechariah Baker, owner of The Beltonian Theatre, gave the community of Belton a fun alternative to the typical Valentine’s date with “Romance at the Movies.” Baker decided to create an event that gave couples a…

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Charles Cline named MPR Police Chief

By David Tuma, Publisher   Morgan’s Point Resort recently promoted Charles Cline to Police Chief. Cline, who grew up in Harker Heights, was hired by former Police Chief Fred Churchill. Cline was second in charge at the department, having served…

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Justice 4 Mutts: all breed rescue needs the community’s help after fire

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   A fire broke out at the Justice 4 Mutts sanctuary in Little River in the morning of Tuesday, February 13. The fire was contained to the house, and smoke and water damage remains. Bree Justice,…

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Going green: Mother Earth News Fair returns to Belton

By Chanel Snapp, Correspondent   The Mother Earth News Fair is an educational and memorable event that blends lectures, workshops, and hands-on exhibits to promote independence and organic simple living practices. Mother Earth News originally began as a magazine in…

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