Project Apple Tree: helping families for 18 years

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Project Apple Tree, now in its’ 18th year, was initially started by retired Belton ISD principal Jeanette Kelley, in partnership with the Director of Helping Hands at the time.     “Their goal was to provide...

MPR Library receives large donation

By David Tuma, Publisher     Mary Ruth Briggs Library in Morgan’s Point received a major donation when Ronda Barnes donated 2,500 books to the library. This announcement was made at the council meeting. A budget amendment was passed approving an...

Un-Included Club hosts Club Energize! at Helping Hands Ministry

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Un-Included Club, a Temple-based youth and non-profit organization, teamed up with Helping Hands Ministry of Belton for “Club Energize!” to fulfill their mutual missions of bringing positive learning and empowerment to the community’s children on...

Blackland Research & Extension Center conducts Field Day for farmers, ranchers and conservationists

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent   The Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Blackland Research & Extension Center held its second Field Day in approximately 30 years on Thursday. Geared towards farmers, ranchers and conservationists, those in attendance were led on a tour...

Gunter Financial Services to move to downtown location

By David Tuma, Publisher   All buildings in downtown Belton have hosted a variety of business over the past 100-plus years. The building at 204 Penelope might be better known for hosting Peacock Archery or one of the best BBQ joints...

Peddling to success: Nolan Creek Lodge gives bikes to kids

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     School is now out for many students and a few lucky kids at Southwest Elementary will be riding off into summer in style thanks to the Nolan Creek Lodge #227. Going on six years...

MPR Kids Fishing Derby reels in hundreds of participants

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Throughout the state of Texas, a Free Fishing Day is offered on the first Saturday in June, in celebration of the start of National Fishing and Boating Week. On this day, fishing enthusiasts can fish on...

Leon Heights Elementary hosts third annual Science Fair

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Excited students and their proud teachers filled the hallways Tuesday at Leon Heights Elementary for their third annual Science Fair. It was an afternoon of science experiments, boastful grins and fun as the first through...

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Project Apple Tree: helping families for 18 years

by - June 23, 2018

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Project Apple Tree, now in its’ 18th year, was initially started by retired Belton ISD principal Jeanette Kelley, in partnership with the Director of Helping Hands at the time.     “Their goal was to provide...

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Students experience living history lesson on a once segregated Belton

by - May 24, 2018

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Belton High School and Belton New Tech High School AP U.S. history students gathered Monday morning in the Harris Community Center to hear Dr. Lela Butler share personal experiences and learn the history of a...

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Strength and Conditioning Summer Camp draws big numbers

by - June 20, 2018

By David Tuma, Publisher The summer offseason program started Monday (June 11) for the Belton Tigers athletes. Summer conditioning used to deal with just football players. In today’s world of overall sports, it is every sport male and female hitting...

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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...

Project Apple Tree: helping families for 18 years

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Project Apple Tree, now in its’ 18th year, was initially started by retired Belton ISD principal Jeanette...

by - June 23, 2018

MPR Library receives large donation

By David Tuma, Publisher     Mary Ruth Briggs Library in Morgan’s Point received a major donation when Ronda Barnes donated 2,500...

by - June 22, 2018

Un-Included Club hosts Club Energize! at Helping Hands Ministry

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Un-Included Club, a Temple-based youth and non-profit organization, teamed up with Helping Hands Ministry of Belton...

by - June 21, 2018

Blackland Research & Extension Center conducts Field Day for farmers, ranchers and conservationists

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent   The Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Blackland Research & Extension Center held its second Field Day in...

by - June 20, 2018

Strength and Conditioning Summer Camp draws big numbers

By David Tuma, Publisher The summer offseason program started Monday (June 11) for the Belton Tigers athletes. Summer conditioning used to...

by - June 20, 2018

Coaches in the Classroom: Petter’s “Book Love” encourages reading

ABOVE: Tyler Cook (left) and Morgan Magana are two of Jordan Petter’s students that have made regular use of the “Book...

by - June 18, 2018

The 2018 Lone Star Shoot Out: A Beginner’s Guide in 7-On-7

So you’re heading to Tiger Field the Belton 7-on-7 Lone Star Shoot Out Tournament and you see all of these eye-popping...

by - June 7, 2018

Lone Star Shoot Out to be held at Tiger Field on Friday and Saturday

Seventeen teams from 16 different schools with take the football fields at Belton High School on Friday and Saturday for Lone...

by - June 7, 2018

Students experience living history lesson on a once segregated Belton

By Cassidy Pate, Correspondent     Belton High School and Belton New Tech High School AP U.S. history students gathered Monday morning...

by - May 24, 2018

FUMC to host human trafficking presentation

Special to the Journal   Salado UMW and Roundtable members are hosting a presentation at the First United Methodist Church Family...

by - May 22, 2018

Bell County Museum celebrates Cinco de Mayo in festive style

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is celebrated in commemoration of the Mexican Army’s...

by - May 17, 2018

When big dreams come in tiny packages

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Tiny homes are a new trend that more home buyers are looking into. The benefits...

by - May 16, 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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