Category : Local News


Yeonopolus named interim CTC chancellor

By Bruce Vasbinder, Central Texas College During the June meeting of the Central Texas College (CTC) Board of Trustees, members voted to appoint Jim Yeonopolus, president – Continental and International Campus Operations, as the interim chancellor. Yeonopolus has been with…

0 Comments / 34 View / July 13, 2015


Bell County issues first same-sex marriage license

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal After a United States Supreme Court ruling on Friday, the entire nation was required to begin issuing marriage licenses to all couples who applied, regardless of the particular gender makeup of the couples. For…

0 Comments / 151 View / July 9, 2015


BISD Teamworks compete nationally

By Lindsay Starr Platt, The Belton Journal Belton Career and Technology Education’s TeamWorks four-man team traveled to Kentucky to participate in the national SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce competition on June 26. More than 6,000 students from every state in…

0 Comments / 90 View / July 9, 2015


Oral History project seeks Bell County’s finest

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal It all started with an idea and the determination of two men. The combined brains of Dennis Turk and Jay Taggart brought about a project that has become bigger than either imagined: the chronicle…

0 Comments / 44 View / July 9, 2015


Belton journalists honored by Texas Association of School Boards

By Kyle DeBeer, Belton Independent School District The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has selected two reporters from The Belton Journal for their 2015 Media Honor Roll. Tony Adams, the Journal’s sports editor, and Devin Corbitt, the Journal’s news…

0 Comments / 27 View / July 7, 2015

Photo by Bridget Carlson

Metroplex Hospital introduces LIFENET info sharing system

By Bridget Carlson, Harker Heights Evening Star Metroplex Hospital along with the Harker Heights and Killeen Fire Department’s held a demonstration on Friday of their new LIFENET system, a comprehensive cloud based system platform, that helps EMS and ER teams…

0 Comments / 15 View / July 6, 2015

Sgt Amanda Miller

Belton native first female promoted to rank of sergeant in Tarleton PD

Special to The Belton Journal Amanda Miller is the first woman to don sergeant stripes in Tarleton State University’s Police Department, making her the highest-ranking female officer since its start 46 years ago. University Chief of Police Matthew Welch called…

0 Comments / 18 View / July 6, 2015


Temple PD opens field office

By David Tuma, The Belton Journal The Temple Police Department, in cooperation with the Central Texas Housing Consortium, announces the opening of a departmental field office.  The field office, located at the “Friendship House” 1601 E. Avenue I, will perform…

0 Comments / 11 View / July 5, 2015


TAMIO recognizes Belton for Ebola coverage

Special to The Belton Journal The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers recognized the City of Belton on Friday with the 2015 TAMI Award for Best Media Relations in Texas. TAMI Awards, presented annually to select municipalities, are the highest…

0 Comments / 24 View / July 4, 2015


Family remembers fallen police chief

By Devin Corbitt, The Belton Journal Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Little-River Academy Police Chief Lee Dixon’s death. Dixon had only served as Chief for a month before being gunned down outside a home while responding to a…

0 Comments / 15 View / July 4, 2015