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...

Students and officials tour Charter Oak Elementary

By Katelyn Robertson, Editor   With the school year coming to an end, students everywhere are getting excited for summer vacation. That could not have been any less the case on Tuesday, May 21 as 10 future fourth and fifth...

Goya sponsors Stem Cell for Life 5K featuring Rare Dog

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   In true Texas style, chilly weather and some rain made their way back into town last weekend, prompting many to stay inside. The opposite was true for the almost 60 runners that made their way...

Morgan’s Point Resort swears in Mayor Gossett and Council

By David Tuma, Publisher   On Tuesday, May 14, Morgan’s Point Resort Mayor Dwayne Gossett was sworn in by Judge Ted Duffield. Donna Hartman was chosen by the council to serve as Mayor Pro-tem. Robert Johnson, Ronald Snow, Dennis Green...

Representative Shine holds Open House

Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   With the Texas Legislative session nearing its end in just under two weeks, District 55 Representative Hugh Shine stopped by the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce on May 13 to share an update on several bills...

Joe Milton Pirtle: September 20, 1931-May 12, 2019

By Joshua Rivera, Managing Editor Joe Milton Pirtle passed away on the morning of Sunday, May 12. Pirtle’s tenure at Belton ISD started in 1954, following a two-year stint in the military. Following his career as a teacher and coach,...

BISD debt rate sees drop, honors Special Olympics athletes

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   Mixed emotions filled the Pittenger Fine Arts Center on Monday, May 13 as the Belton ISD board of trustees met for its final meeting of the school year. The meeting began with board president Sue...

Sunbright waste contract extended, Old Waco Road sewage to see updates

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   Familiar faces filled the dais for the May 14 meeting of the Belton City Council, as newly re-elected councilmembers were sworn in for another term. While the council itself remained the same, member Wayne Carpenter...

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Hope springs eternal at Relay for Life fundraiser

by - May 28, 2019

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...

Lifestyles

All the stars are closer

by - May 4, 2019

In honor of May the Fourth, this is a pair of editorials where the editor and publisher reflect on one of their favorite multimedia franchises. By Joshua Rivera, Managing Editor Like every pop-culture-inclined 30-something, I’ve been a fan of science...

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

by - June 25, 2019

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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Upcoming live and online auctions!

by - November 9, 2016

UPCOMING LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS- Mega Tool Auction- November 12th – 9AM, 402 S Austin, St, Holland, TX 76534- Estate Auction 1 Car, 3 Trucks, 2 Buses, Trailer & Thousands of Tools plus much, much more! Premium Signs Business Liquidation...

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...

by - May 28, 2019

Students and officials tour Charter Oak Elementary

By Katelyn Robertson, Editor   With the school year coming to an end, students everywhere are getting excited for summer vacation....

by - May 27, 2019

Goya sponsors Stem Cell for Life 5K featuring Rare Dog

By Katelyn Robertson, Correspondent   In true Texas style, chilly weather and some rain made their way back into town last...

by - May 26, 2019

Morgan’s Point Resort swears in Mayor Gossett and Council

By David Tuma, Publisher   On Tuesday, May 14, Morgan’s Point Resort Mayor Dwayne Gossett was sworn in by Judge Ted...

by - May 26, 2019

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...

by - June 25, 2019

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,...

by - June 25, 2019

Tigers’ Red-and-White Game Wednesday at Tiger Field

Tiger Football fans, your wait is over. The 2019 Belton Tiger Football Red-and-White Game is this Wednesday, May 22, at Tiger...

by - May 20, 2019

Joe Pirtle: A Tiger To Remember

Many people that knew the legendary Joe Pirtle understands how he bled Belton red-and-white. He was a Tiger through and through....

by - May 20, 2019

All the stars are closer

In honor of May the Fourth, this is a pair of editorials where the editor and publisher reflect on one of...

by - May 4, 2019

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...

by - May 3, 2019

Local authors to speak at Friends of Belton Library event

Special to the Journal     The 15th annual Friends of Belton Library Book and Author Luncheon will be held Saturday,...

by - February 8, 2019

Welcomed with open palms: New Belton karate studio teaches self-discipline, anti-bullying

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Developing courage, inner strength, self discipline and respect are just a few core values that...

by - February 7, 2019

The blues come to Belton: local musician to play at Firestreet Pizza

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Growing up hearing the soulful voices of artists like Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green,...

by - January 24, 2018

Moffat resident honors late son with Adopt-a-Road program

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Funny and adventurous were just some of the words used to describe Christopher Wenger. Four years...

by - January 24, 2018

Goodyear celebrates Belton grand opening

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor Goodyear recently held their grand opening of their store on Main Street and it was quite...

by - December 15, 2016

Aware holds Annual Christmas on the Farm

  By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent Local nonprofit Aware Central Texas celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual Christmas on the...

by - December 15, 2016

Upcoming live and online auctions!

UPCOMING LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS- Mega Tool Auction- November 12th – 9AM, 402 S Austin, St, Holland, TX 76534- Estate Auction...

by - November 9, 2016

APS assists elderly by putting resources in hand

By Kiera Pixler Correspondent Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly (65 and older) and persons...

by - September 20, 2016

Residents brag on care, services at Park Place Manor

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent “It is not home, but they care about me, and that makes it my home now.”...

by - August 31, 2016

Save the date: Senior Expo 2016 is near

Special to the Journal The 7th annual Senior Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 27, from 8:30 to 12:00 at...

by - August 21, 2016

Senior Expo features Roaring Twenties theme

By Patrick Lacombe The Belton Journal The annual Senior Expo was held Tuesday, and it was standing room only as people...

by - October 16, 2014

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