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Baylor Scott & White constructing new facility in Pflugerville

Special to the Journal Baylor Scott & White Health leaders joined Pflugerville city officials on Feb. 8 to celebrate the start of construction on a new medical center set to open in 2018. In addition to offering the quality medical…

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Aware Central Texas announces new Executive Director

Special to The Journal The Board and Directors and staff of Aware Central Texas are proud to announce their new Executive Director, Misty D. Biddick. “She brings quite a resume of experience in domestic violence and law enforcement. We are…

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Belton ISD board calls bond election for May 6

Special to The Journal At a special meeting, the Belton ISD Board of Trustees called a bond election for May 6. Voters will consider issuing bonds to fund four projects, which include a new elementary school and a new high…

0 Comments / 117 View / February 17, 2017

Belton New Tech AP environmental class trip to local limestone mine

By Mark Magnan, Correspondent On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Gina Taber and 22 of her students visited a local limestone mine near Nolanville. The class is AP Environmental Science at Belton New Tech High School at Waskow. The class studies natural…

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Bell County Medical Alliance teams up to ensures the safety of local kids

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Bell County Medical Alliance bicycle helmet giveaway at Belton Early Childhood Center is part of a statewide effort Hard Hats for Little Heads, launched by the Texas Medical Association in 1994. The program promotes…

0 Comments / 47 View / February 16, 2017

GPS systems approved for sheriff’s department

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Feb. 6 to discuss and consider items on the agenda. The minutes from the regular meeting on January 30 were discussed and approved. A Public Hearing was…

0 Comments / 61 View / February 16, 2017

Daddies and daughters dance the night away

By Danielle Tyler-Welborn, Correspondent The dance floor was packed Saturday night at the 18th annual Father Daughter Dance, presented by Extreme Cheer and Tumble and hosted by Temple Parks and Recreation. The dance was held at the Frank W. Mayborn…

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Giving a voice to the children

By Leah Edwards, Correspondent CASA of Bell and Coryell counties hosted a volunteer appreciation Chili Cook-off on Thursday, February 2 from 5-7 p.m. The contestants who entered included supervisors and board members of CASA. At the end of the evening,…

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Belton continues to dominate as the place to live

By David Tuma Publisher As Belton continues to dominate the area as the place to live, interesting and elegant homes are being constructed. Mystic River subdivision is a top end subdivision running along the Leon River in the north park…

0 Comments / 136 View / February 10, 2017

Belton High School students raise awareness

By Danielle Wellborn-Tyler Correspondent A group of business savvy activists at Belton High School are on a mission to raise awareness of issues related to human trafficking. Their efforts are part of a community service competition with Skills USA, a…

0 Comments / 74 View / February 9, 2017