Category : Local News


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…

0 Comments / 27 View / March 30, 2015


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…

0 Comments / 50 View / March 28, 2015


GSCTX names Women of Distinction

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal The Girl Scouts of Central Texas celebrated the women who have distinguished themselves as outstanding members of the community through individual excellence and high levels of achievement. These women were presented awards at the…

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Rep. White opposes tourism bonanza

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal During a meeting with local city and county officials on Friday, State Representative Molly White announced that she would neither support nor introduce legislation that would create a county-wide hotel occupancy tax that would…

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Pirtle Elementary teachers complete weight loss challenge

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal This week marked the end of the 8 week Weight Loss Challenge at Pirtle Elementary in which 20 teachers and staff members participated and competed to see who could lose the most weight. Each…

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Salado Kangaroo reunited with owner

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal Izzy the Kangaroo was reunited with her human family Friday night after escaping from her pen sometime Wednesday off Hwy 2484 in Salado. Owners Lonnie and Louise Whitaker searched the area in the Woods…

0 Comments / 8 View / March 25, 2015

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Helping Hands packages spring break breakfasts

By Nikki Velarde, The Belton Journal There are many children in our area that qualify for free or reduced priced breakfast at their school. For many, this is a vital part of that child’s food security and receiving a healthy…

0 Comments / 4 View / March 23, 2015