Category : Local News


UMHB Honor Society members win at National Convention

By James Stafford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor University of Mary Hardin-Baylor graduate Kelsey Kunk and seniors Elizabeth Stefanski and Kelsey Belcher spent their spring break at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society’s annual convention in Chicago. All three participated…

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HoT Goodwill launches spring-cleaning campaign

Texas Department of Transportation With a particularly cold winter nearing an end, millions of Americans are gearing up for the annual de-hibernation ritual known as spring cleaning. This year, Heart of Texas Goodwill is encouraging people to think of the…

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Meet the Candidates: Morgan’s Point City Council

Staff report Morgan’s Point Resort will hold the general election for City Council during the May 9 election for the purpose of electing one Mayor and five Aldermen. Three of the current councilmembers have filed for re-election, including Mayor Pro…

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White defends Hotel Occupancy Tax decision

Editor’s Note: The hotel occupancy tax was first proposed in 2008 as a way to expand the Bell County Expo Center without passing a bond issue or raising property taxes, both of which would place a burden on local taxpayers….

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Belton Police Department warns against phone scams

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal At Belton Police Department they usually get three or four complaints a month about phone scams that involve the phone number appearing it is generating from somewhere other than what the caller ID…

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Fort Hood hosts listening session for drawdown plans

By Bridget Carlson, Harker Heights Evening Star On Tuesday, Fort Hood officials with the help of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance held a two hour listening session at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, to explain what the Army…

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Council approves water meter contract 6-2

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal In a divided vote, the Belton City Council approved the City Manager to enter into a contract with Siemens Industry, Inc. to begin installing automated water meter infrastructure throughout the city. The city began…

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AgriLife Extension to host Spring Forage Seminar

By Lyle Zoeller, Bell County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agriculture committees in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Limestone and McLennan County are sponsoring a Spring Forage Program on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Registration will begin at…

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Meet the sixth City Council candidate

Last week, The Belton Journal reported on five of the six candidates for the Belton City Council seats. This week, we bring you the sixth and final candidate. Four seats are up for election on the Belton City Council during…

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Sheriff Awards

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal Monday evening the Bell County Sheriff’s Department (BCSD) held their 3rd Annual Sheriff Awards banquet at the Expo Center. Officers were present to receive awards as well as support those who were awarded. Sergeant…

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