By Ke’Una Gates
Carnival rides, bull riding and live entertainment were just a few attractions at the annual Central Texas State Fair held at the Bell County Expo Center. The festivities started on Aug 30 and ran through Sept. 2, giving Central Texans something exciting to look forward to during the Labor Day weekend.
Special to the Journal
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Congressman John R. Carter (R-TX 31) and Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX 25) announced new legislation, the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act, to be introduced in both Houses of Congress that would honor and support the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting.
By Christine Foster
The 2013 Leadership Belton Class, a program of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce, has erected a gateway marker to welcome visitors to the City of Belton at the intersection of Loop 121 and Highway 190 with the help of Harvest Technologies and the City of Belton.
Leadership Belton is a Chamber of Commerce program lasting 10 months featuring the three key elements of community awareness, training leadership and team building.
By David Tuma
Fire Departments across the nation honored the fire fighters who were lost on Sept. 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center attacks. Belton’s Fire Department held a ceremony honoring all those who died in the attacks from the civilians in the planes and buildings to the 343 firefighters who died in the World Trade Center.