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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…

0 Comments / 192 View / November 9, 2018

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…

0 Comments / 149 View / November 8, 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 as a loss, living in a world of silence. However, Brandi Rarus, author of Finding Zoe, asserts that if…

0 Comments / 101 View / October 28, 2018

City hopeful to connect Southeast Belton with Hike and Bike Trail

By David Tuma, Publisher     It is hoped in the upcoming year to connect Southeast Belton with the Hike and Bike Trail that runs through downtown connect with the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The trail extension has received funding and…

0 Comments / 123 View / October 27, 2018

Dozens walk to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     Over one hundred people participated in the Scott & White Plummer Movement Disorders Center’s “Walking to Awareness” community event, a one-mile Fun Walk and 5K, at Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, October 13.    …

0 Comments / 167 View / October 26, 2018

15th annual Bus Fest rolls into Oakmont Park in Morgan’s Point

By Heather Regula, Correspondent     The 2018 Bus Fest, originally called Transporters at the Point, now in its 15th year, drew over 70 campers and many curious Volkswagen enthusiasts to Oakmont Park, in Morgan’s Point Resort, this weekend.    …

0 Comments / 172 View / October 25, 2018

Unraveling the Belton firefighter shortage

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Belton city leaders answered to concerns from the public in the wake of a series of events that have snowballed and created a staffing and budget problem for the Belton Fire Department. Seven firefighters…

0 Comments / 644 View / October 24, 2018

St. Vincent’s De Paul: Making a difference one life at a time

Special to the Journal     St. Vincent’s de Paul (SVDP) in Temple is certainly making a difference in the lives of the homeless and others in Central Texas.  Located at 106 West Ave D (corner of Ave D and…

0 Comments / 104 View / October 20, 2018

Advocacy, awareness and acceptance: Down But Not Out Walk sees hundreds

By Peter Zuniga, Managing Editor     Despite the sudden burst of rain, the Down But Not Out walk went on as scheduled on Sunday, in the middle of Heritage Park. More than 600 people attended the event. Written on the…

0 Comments / 100 View / October 18, 2018

The Legendary W.C. Clark plays at Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival

By Peter Zuniga, Correspondent     The kickoff party for the “Belton’s Bacon, Blues and Brews” festival happened on Friday, Oct. 5, while the main event was on Saturday near the Belton City Courthouse. It featured live music, food trucks, local…

0 Comments / 97 View / October 17, 2018