Category : Local News

David Tidwell inducted into THSBCA Hall of Fame

The Belton Tigers Baseball program was elevated from an afterthought in the early 1980’s to one of the most feared at any classification. David Tidwell epitomized baseball coaching and education at the high school level. He spent 23 seasons building…

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MPR Active Auxiliary to host the sixth annual Valentine Fireman’s Ball

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor The Sixth Annual Valentine Fireman’s Ball, hosted by the Morgan’s Point Resort Active Auxiliary, will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Temple, on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Social will start at 6 p.m….

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Council discusses sewage and trail updates

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Belton’s water and sewage systems are in need of some crucial updates, according to Director of Public Works Angellia Points. She gave a presentation at Tuesday’s city council meeting about Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, a…

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Filing begins today for Belton ISD trustee election

Special to the Journal Two seats on the Belton ISD Board of Trustees will appear on the ballot for the May 5, 2018 election. Trustees representing Areas 2 and 4 will be elected for three-year terms, which expire May 2021….

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Meeting the couple behind Belton’s newest auto parts store

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The new Napa Auto Parts’ soft opening was on January 2, and plans for a Grand Opening are in the works. Louis Sims, originally from Little Rock, Ark., started working for Napa Auto Parts in 1973…

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Athletes soar to new heights at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Bell County Expo Center hosted pole vaulting athletes at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX on Saturday, December 30. Jack Chapman, the owner of Killeen’s Texas Elite Pole Vault Gym, provided coaching and support to…

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Lend a hand: volunteer opportunities in our community

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Nothing changes a community for the better like volunteering. Whether you’re organizing a food or clothing drive, securing the safety of your neighbors or cleaning up your streets, doing good connects you with others in…

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Museum rings in new year with arts and crafts for kids

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Bell County Museum’s education coordinator, Kayte Ricketts, loves New Year’s Eve, but she has a problem with how it’s celebrated. “There’s not always a lot of things for kids to do at New Year’s Eve,” Ricketts…

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Bell County Museum hosts “Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Special to the Journal The Bell County Museum will host “Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Saturday, January 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr….

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Lakewood Elementary breaks ground on new gym, music rooms

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Lakewood Elementary held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 8 to begin the process of building a gymnasium and two music classrooms. These additions are possible through a $149.7 million bond program that was approved for Belton…

0 Comments / 57 View / January 11, 2018