BEEF hosts Seventh Annual Red Carpet and Casino Night

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor   The Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation’s (BEEF) seventh annual Red Carpet and Casino Night was held on Tuesday night at Tenroc Ranch in Salado. The event’s slogan “chip in for the kids” became a reality,…

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Groovy 60’s Senior Expo coming to Bell County Expo Center Sept. 24

The Bell County Senior Expo is held annually at the Bell County Expo Center and is free and open to the public. This year, it will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Expo is designed to showcase how…

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BancorpSouth Bank names Jones as community bank President

Special to the Journal BancorpSouth Bank announced Tuesday the promotion of Robert Jones to president – Temple, Texas, community bank. In his new role, Jones will oversee the bank’s four branches in Temple and Little River-Academy, and foster deeper ties…

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Belton community remembers September 11, 2001

By CASSSIDY PATE Belton Journal Events were held around the community on Wednesday morning, including walks from Belton ISD’s elementary schools, honoring the lives lost, those affected by and the brave men and women who responded to the tragic event…

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Commissioners vote to replace fiber optic cables

Lindsay Starr Platt Belton Journal Bell County Commissioners met on Monday for the regular Commissioners Court meeting held at the Historic Bell County Courthouse. Commissioners once again discussed local conditions and took no action on the Order Restricting Outdoor Burning (Burn Ban). The Burn Ban went…

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When one door closes: Robinson commits to A&M-Corpus Christi

Sports have unique ways of circling coaches and athletes around to cross paths. In early 2019, Belton Tigers first baseman Caleigh Robinson made a verbal commitment to NJCAA’s Angelina College in Lufkin. Robinson had one of her best seasons in…

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Brave statement: Belton Braves capture 12U district crown

The winner’s bracket finals of the 2019 Texas Teenage Baseball Association (TTAB) 12U Open Base District 10 pitted a couple of teams that are very familiar with each other, as the Belton Braves took on the Belton Astros last Tuesday…

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JV 7-on-7 spotlight: Cameron weathers Tigers rally to win 38-27

The Belton Tigers JV 7-On-7 team hosted the junior varsity portion of Monday Night League action (June 17) against the Cameron Yoemen JV squad. Belton led early, and was forced to rally from 12 points back, but the Cameron offense…

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Freshman 7-On-7 spotlight: Big start leads to 25-6 Tigers’ win over Cove

Belton quarterback Connor Crews reads and delivers on the run against Copperas Cove on Monday. (Photo By Tony Adams, Sports Editor, The Belton Journal) Belton freshman receiver Jack Tabat makes a one-handed grab for a first down. (Photo Credit: Tony…

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Hope springs eternal at Relay for Life fundraiser

By Katelyn Robertson, Editor   It is said that hope floats and, considering the amount of rain that fell in Belton recently, it’s a good thing it does.   For the more than 300 people that came to the Bell…

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