Candy Trail sweetens the streets of downtown Belton

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Downtown Belton’s Candy Trail sweetened the streets of downtown Belton, as 30 businesses handed out candy to children of the Central Texas community in celebration of Halloween on Saturday. Hosted by Discover Downtown Belton,…

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BHS Homecoming pep rally lifts spirits of Belton community

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Students, faculty and staff of the Belton community flocked to Tiger Gym on Friday morning to kickstart the homecoming festivities at the Belton High School pep rally.   In true tiger tradition, the pep…

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Women In Business: King, Beck form backbone of Belton Athletics

Natisha King (far above) and Julia Beck (above) are two of the reasons for Belton High School Athletics’ running smoothly during the school year. (Courtesy Photos)   The Belton Tigers athletic department is a well-oiled machine that continues to grow…

0 Comments / 329 View / November 13, 2019

Day of The Dead at The Beltonian Theatre

By Mikayla Snodderly, Correspondent   On Saturday night, Artist 2 Artist Showcase put on an art gallery for The Day of The Dead at The Beltonian Theatre. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., artists and a paranormal team from Moody,…

0 Comments / 102 View / October 18, 2019

Car lovers gather for Corvettes on the Square

By Chase Perry, Correspondent   Car enthusiasts from all around Central Texas gathered at the Bell County Historic Courthouse in downtown Belton Saturday morning for Corvettes on the Square, the inaugural car show featuring an impressive variety of hot rides….

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Open house: Cedar Crest Hospital Maple RTC Unit

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   A ribbon cutting and open house was held for Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center (RTC) as they opened their Maple RTC Unit for adolescent girls last Thursday. This 36 bed, state of…

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Touch of Class sits atop U.K. smooth jazz charts

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   Belton based band Touch of Class is topping the smooth jazz charts in the U.K. with their remake of Petula Clark’s “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love.” Ranked number one on “TheMothFM Top 10”…

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Brandon Rhyder makes musical comeback

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   For upwards of six years, uncertain health issues deprived Austin based country music singer and songwriter Brandon Rhyder of his calling. Now, seven years later, Rhyder has been diagnosed, treated and is committed to…

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NCAA punishment not remotely close to fitting the infraction

  By Tony Adams, Sports Editor, The Belton Journal. Note: The opinions and points of view expressed in this editorial are solely the writer’s and does not reflect the opinions of The Belton Journal. Many people asked me my thoughts…

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24th Annual “Downs But Not Out” Walk

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   A large assembly of Central Texans took to Heritage Park on Sunday to celebrate the 24th Annual “Downs But Not Out” Walk for Special Needs Awareness. Gold shirts were sported, games were played, a…

0 Comments / 32 View / October 11, 2019