Local church holds trunk or treat event to build community

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     On Sunday, Nov. 4, The Vista Community Church held their annual Trunk or Treat at Belton High School.     The event, originally scheduled for Halloween night, was abundantly successful. Heloiza Lozano, who has...

Veteran lands in Belton with a legacy of service

By KP Palmer, Correspondent     As Veterans’ Day approaches, it is a good time to reflect on the veterans both past and present. The Journal took some time to catch up with one of Belton’s newest residents, recently retired Chief...

BISD to host public forums on attendance boundaries next month

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     During the fourth of five public meetings on new Belton ISD attendance boundaries, committee members narrowed the proposed maps to two sets, Map Set A and Map Set E.     Both sets of...

Flood and swift water boat operation training takes place at Belton Dam

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The Killeen and Fort Hood Fire Departments teamed up on Monday to begin a few days of joint training on flood and swift water boat operations. The training was held below the Belton Dam at...

Stoney Brook celebrates its 8th birthday party with food and live music

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     On Thursday, Oct. 25, the main hall of Stoney Brook nursing home was filled with residents and the sounds of cheerful music. Residents took part in the celebration of Stoney Brook’s eighth birthday with...

Costumes highlight downtown Candy Trail

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Families from all over were welcomed to the Belton Candy Trail this past weekend in an effort to get everyone prepared for the upcoming Halloween holiday. In past years, the event has drawn more...

Wildflower Country Club hosts 2nd annual Body of Christ golf tournament

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor   The Body of Christ Community Clinic held it’s 2nd annual golf tournament at Wildflower County Club  on October 19 at 9:30 a.m. Hosted by Wildflower Country Club, the tournament began at 9:30 a.m. with...

Women In Business extra: Brenda Gomez, BISD Girls’ Athletic Coordinator

In October, The Belton Journal has featured Women in Business in Belton and the surrounding areas. Belton Journal Sports is proud to feature BISD Girls’ Athletic Coordinator Brenda Gomez. In the public eye, Belton head girl’s basketball coach Brenda Gomez...

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Local church holds trunk or treat event to build community

by - November 18, 2018

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     On Sunday, Nov. 4, The Vista Community Church held their annual Trunk or Treat at Belton High School.     The event, originally scheduled for Halloween night, was abundantly successful. Heloiza Lozano, who has...

Lifestyles

Chinese tallow tree invade Central Texas

by - November 11, 2018

By Pat Johnson, Bell County Master Gardener     Recently my husband removed a tree from behind our home while a neighbor and I cheered him on. This tree was a huge threat to our environment because it was an invasive species...

Sports

Belton downs Copperas Cove 35-28, travels to Buckley to take on Heights on Friday

by - September 20, 2018

The Belton Tigers hosted the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs at Tiger Field on Friday night to start the District 12-6A docket. The Tigers scored 20 points in the first quarter and held off a late Copperas Cove rush to claim a...

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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...

Local church holds trunk or treat event to build community

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     On Sunday, Nov. 4, The Vista Community Church held their annual Trunk or Treat at...

by - November 18, 2018

Veteran lands in Belton with a legacy of service

By KP Palmer, Correspondent     As Veterans’ Day approaches, it is a good time to reflect on the veterans both past...

by - November 17, 2018

BISD to host public forums on attendance boundaries next month

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     During the fourth of five public meetings on new Belton ISD attendance boundaries, committee members...

by - November 16, 2018

Flood and swift water boat operation training takes place at Belton Dam

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The Killeen and Fort Hood Fire Departments teamed up on Monday to begin a few days...

by - November 15, 2018

Belton downs Copperas Cove 35-28, travels to Buckley to take on Heights on Friday

The Belton Tigers hosted the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs at Tiger Field on Friday night to start the District 12-6A docket. The...

by - September 20, 2018

Lady Tigers Volleyball sweeps Shoemaker at all three levels

Belton’s Emily Holder (11) directs Madison Ward (00) on where to direct the volley, while diving under the ball during the...

by - August 30, 2018

Belton strong in tri-level scrimmage against Vandegrift

Anthony Fairbanks makes a dash up the field early in the Tigers’ scrimmage against Vandegrift at Tiger Field on Thursday night...

by - August 30, 2018

Maximize Potential is the athlete’s gateway to better fitness

Summertime is in midseason. Athletes are getting their bodies in shape for fall football, volleyball, soccer, cheer, cross country and other...

by - July 30, 2018

Chinese tallow tree invade Central Texas

By Pat Johnson, Bell County Master Gardener     Recently my husband removed a tree from behind our home while a neighbor and...

by - November 11, 2018

Wildflower Country Club hosts 2nd annual Body of Christ golf tournament

By Kierra Pixler Managing Editor   The Body of Christ Community Clinic held it’s 2nd annual golf tournament at Wildflower County...

by - November 2, 2018

Strong but not silent: Author Brandi Rarus speaks at UMHB

By Pamela Grant, Correspondent     For many of us, it’s difficult to imagine a world without sound. We might imagine it...

by - October 28, 2018

Starbucks hosts 9-to-9 Oct. 9 voter drive

By Joshua Rivera, Lifestyles Editor     On Tuesday, Oct. 9, voter registrars were at the Belton Starbucks on I-35 from 9...

by - October 14, 2018

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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