Category : Local News

Leon Heights Elementary hosts third annual Science Fair

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Excited students and their proud teachers filled the hallways Tuesday at Leon Heights Elementary for their third annual Science Fair. It was an afternoon of science experiments, boastful grins and fun as the first through…

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Belton youth gather for Austin indie The Bob Zula

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Students from multiple schools in Belton recently traveled to Austin to film scenes for the indie feature film The Bob Zula. Originally from Magnolia, director Brandon Reich started out by making comedies with…

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Runners make muddy memories at the Asco Spartacus Dash

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Over 400 race participants gathered at Confederate Park in anticipation of the highly coveted 7th Annual Asco Spartacus Dash. Runners registered for self-selected waves based on how fast they planned on running, allowing for the…

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Seton Medical Center Harker Heights – Emergency Room

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Central Texas Christian Disaster Response Team gets new truck

Special to the Journal     The local feeding unit headquartered in Belton is the Central Texas Christian Disaster Response Team (CTDRT) of the Texas Baptist Men (TBM) were deployed for six weeks to Angleton, Texas after Hurricane Harvey.  After…

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Belton Small Animal Clinic holds open house to debut renovations

By Chanel Snapp, Correspondent     The welcoming feeling of family, friends, and kindness is the first thing you notice when you walk through the doors of Belton Small Animal Clinic. The clinic has been around for many years serving Belton…

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Land swap with UMHB and First Baptist Church Belton moves forward

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     At 165 years old, First Baptist Church Belton is a historical marker for Belton. Hundreds of residents fill up the halls of the church each week for services. three years ago, as part of…

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BISD breaks ground on Lake Belton High School

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor     After years of planning and community input, the Belton Independent School District broke ground on Lake Belton High School on Thursday, May 17.     BISD’s second comprehensive high school will be located at…

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New local brewery taps into downtown Belton nightlife

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Upon walking into Bold Republic Brewing, the smell of hops, wheat, and barley entice your senses. The craft beer business is new to Belton, but owner Patrick Hodges has had a talent and love…

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Reward offered for the return of two missing Belton dogs

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Each morning, Belton resident Kelsie Vandenberg’s son steps out onto their porch and calls out for their two missing dogs with a voice full of sorrow. Kelsie and her family have recently become familiar…

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