Athletes soar to new heights at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Bell County Expo Center hosted pole vaulting athletes at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX on Saturday, December 30. Jack Chapman, the owner of Killeen’s Texas Elite Pole Vault Gym, provided coaching and support to...

Lend a hand: volunteer opportunities in our community

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Nothing changes a community for the better like volunteering. Whether you’re organizing a food or clothing drive, securing the safety of your neighbors or cleaning up your streets, doing good connects you with others in...

Museum rings in new year with arts and crafts for kids

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Bell County Museum’s education coordinator, Kayte Ricketts, loves New Year’s Eve, but she has a problem with how it’s celebrated. “There’s not always a lot of things for kids to do at New Year’s Eve,” Ricketts...

Bell County Museum hosts “Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Special to the Journal The Bell County Museum will host “Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Saturday, January 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr....

Lakewood Elementary breaks ground on new gym, music rooms

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Lakewood Elementary held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 8 to begin the process of building a gymnasium and two music classrooms. These additions are possible through a $149.7 million bond program that was approved for Belton...

Belton ISD Board goes over prospective contractors for upcoming projects

By Andre James, Correspondent   The BISD Board was presented with two ranked lists of competitive sealed proposals for approval for construction of Charter Oaks Elementary (new Elementary #11) and the Wall Street Auditorium renovations which was packaged with the...

Local funeral director recognized for excellence

Special to the Journal Sabrina N. Young, CFSP, a funeral director with Harper-Talasek in Temple, has recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Sabrina N. Young...

Cars and Coffee comes to Belton

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   Early Sunday morning on Dec. 10, local car enthusiasts came together with coffee in hand to show off their shiny vehicles. All makes and models were welcome, which created quite the variety of vehicles...

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Athletes soar to new heights at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX

by - January 15, 2018

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Bell County Expo Center hosted pole vaulting athletes at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX on Saturday, December 30. Jack Chapman, the owner of Killeen’s Texas Elite Pole Vault Gym, provided coaching and support to...

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Woods, Waters and Wildlife: Ever pheasants

by - January 3, 2018

By John Jefferson, Contributor If you’ve never seen a pheasant in Texas or didn’t even know they exist here, you’re probably in the majority. Most wild pheasants keep to themselves in 34 counties in the Panhandle and the Rolling Plains....

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No. 1 UMHB vs. No. 2 Mount Union: A Prelude to Stagg Bowl XLV

by - December 13, 2017

For anyone who thinks an NCAA Playoff System won’t work for Division I, needs to take a very close look at Division III. Sure, systems have imperfections. Brackets can be very interesting and matchups can be odd. But the NCAA...

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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...

Athletes soar to new heights at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Bell County Expo Center hosted pole vaulting athletes at the Texas Elite Expo Explosion IX on...

by - January 15, 2018

Lend a hand: volunteer opportunities in our community

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Nothing changes a community for the better like volunteering. Whether you’re organizing a food or clothing...

by - January 13, 2018

Museum rings in new year with arts and crafts for kids

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Bell County Museum’s education coordinator, Kayte Ricketts, loves New Year’s Eve, but she has a problem with...

by - January 12, 2018

Bell County Museum hosts “Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Special to the Journal The Bell County Museum will host “Unity!: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Saturday, January...

by - January 11, 2018

No. 1 UMHB vs. No. 2 Mount Union: A Prelude to Stagg Bowl XLV

For anyone who thinks an NCAA Playoff System won’t work for Division I, needs to take a very close look at...

by - December 13, 2017

Return of The Belton Journal Progress Report: The Fall Version

We had a good deal of feedback when The Belton Journal updated the community on Belton baseball and softball players participating...

by - August 16, 2017

New HS, old traditions could lead to future identity crisis…namely my own

In three years, we will see a new high school built and the athletic seasons start their inaugural year. But what...

by - August 16, 2017

BTABC: Supporting all of Belton ISD Sports

The 2017-2018 Belton Tiger Athletic Booster Club annual membership drive is underway and needs your support. The BTABC supports the male...

by - August 4, 2017

Woods, Waters and Wildlife: Ever pheasants

By John Jefferson, Contributor If you’ve never seen a pheasant in Texas or didn’t even know they exist here, you’re probably...

by - January 3, 2018

Church holds Blue Christmas service for those suffering loss

By Julia Jones, Correspondent On Sunday, Dec. 17, candles representing grief, courage, pain and love lit a silent room of worshipers...

by - December 29, 2017

Sudden Changes has a sudden bazaar

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent On Saturday, Dec. 9, Jeannie Duncan opened her doors after hours for women of the Bell County...

by - December 26, 2017

Elf Jr. kicks off the Christmas season at CAC

By Taylor Powell, Correspondent The Performing Arts Studio presents Elf Jr. the Musical and this is a holiday musical that can...

by - December 18, 2017

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

Thousands share a meal at H-E-B Feast of Sharing in Temple

By Danielle McCarthy Everett Correspondent About 500 volunteers from the Belton-Temple area teamed up to serve thousands of pounds of ham,...

by - December 15, 2016

Angel Tree fosters parent-child relationships

By David Tuma Publisher Angel Tree is a special project for children who have parents who are either in the Bell...

by - December 8, 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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