Tales from the Bell County Cantina

The following local venues will be holding May the Fourth-themed events this Saturday.   • The Beltonian Theatre, located on 219 E Central Ave. in Belton, will host a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on May 4 at…

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Belton housing demand outpaces housing construction

By David Tuma, Publisher     Through the first four months of this year, the City of Belton is slightly down in sales tax dollars received from the state. Retail sales in December were up, but slow retail sales in October…

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Texas Lost Dogs chapter celebrates Awareness Day

Special to the Journal   On April 23, the U.S. will celebrate National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD).     This canine-focused awareness day was created by Lost Dogs of America to bring attention to the many dogs who go…

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Central Fire Station undergoing renovations

By David Tuma, Publisher     The Central Fire Station on Penelope Street is undergoing major renovations. Last year, there was a discovery of mold in the walls. It was just a matter of an old building which had been renovated…

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Council approves public works assistant director nomination

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The Belton City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 26 at the Harris Community Center.     There were two individuals who wished to address the City Council in the Public Comments portion…

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Belton will begin road repairs in April

By David Tuma, Publisher   Starting the second week in April, the City of Belton will begin road repairs in certain areas of town. This week they will be sending out letters to residents along those streets. These repairs are…

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Upcoming May 4 MPR Mayoral and City Council election questionnaire

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     With the May 4 general election coming up, we asked the Mayoral and City Council candidates to respond to a series of questions that pertain to relevant topics in Morgan’s Point Resort. Their…

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U.S. Corrections LLC is hired for transporting Bell County prisoners

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent     County commissioners gathered for their regular meeting on Monday, March 18 to discuss and consider items on the agenda.     Bell County has hired a new prisoner transportation company. Commissioners authorized the…

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VFW Post 4008 hosts Family Freedom Festival

By Victoria Ybarra, Correspondent     The Family Freedom Festival, hosted by VFW and Auxiliary chapter 4008 on Saturday, March 16, went off without a hitch.     Attending the Freedom festive was an organization from Waco. Helmets of Love…

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Coe family’s Lady’s Hats brighten up Belton

By Jennifer Vazquez, Correspondent     Have you ever been outside under the Texas sun and think “I need a hat?” Twenty-five years ago, Bill Coe and Roman Sue Coe, his wife, were out fishing when Bill decided that his…

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