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Beautification in Belton continues at council meeting

By Victoria Ybarra, Correspondent     At Feb. 26’s Belton City Council meeting, members met at the Harris Community Center to discuss a multitude of things. The evening began with the reciting of the United States Pledge of Allegiance and…

0 Comments / 180 View / March 5, 2019

Mother Earth News Fair presents hands-on learning opportunities for Belton community

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     The Mother Earth News Fair hosted an event at the Bell County Expo Center on Feb. 16 through Feb. 17. The event included seminars on organic gardening, natural health, renewable energy and modern homesteading….

0 Comments / 84 View / March 4, 2019

On the trail of treasure: Belton teacher engages youth

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Animation, video game design, graphic design, video editing, and programming are just a few of Belton New Tech teacher Mark Williams’ specialties. Williams’ and his wife, Emily, have lived in the Belton area…

0 Comments / 228 View / February 28, 2019

BEDC and Dog Ridge Water Supply to expand water lines

By David Tuma, Publisher   The Belton Economic Development Corporation and Dog Ridge Water Supply are working together on the design of expanding the water lines along I-14 and FM 1670. The lines along these areas are in the city limits…

0 Comments / 71 View / February 25, 2019

Shane Sibley made new Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Specialist

By Brianna Bullion, Correspondent     The Morgan’s Point Resort City Council held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Morgan’s Point Resort City Hall. The council discussed a total of 13 items before adjourning the meeting to an…

0 Comments / 168 View / February 24, 2019

Belton high school cheerleaders recognized for their national championship win at the NCA

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The Belton ISD Board of Trustees held a regular meeting at the district’s administration building on Monday, Feb. 11 with all members present.      The meeting began with the usual workshop updates, including delinquent…

0 Comments / 192 View / February 23, 2019

Commissioners approve interlocal agreement

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor   The roles and duties of county commissioners are numerous and varied. Counties are complex organizations, operating literally dozens of distinct business functions, governed by 11 elected officials (or more, depending on the number of judges…

0 Comments / 122 View / February 22, 2019

Kincannon to be honored at 25th Annual Baylor Women’s Scholarship Brunch

Special to the Journal   The 25th Annual Baylor Women’s Scholarship Brunch will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Wildflower Country Club from 9 a.m.-noon.  The Brunch includes a silent auction, which raises money for the Central Texas Endowed…

0 Comments / 179 View / February 21, 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, Feb. 23, at the Harris Community Center 401 N. Alexander St, Belton. The event is held from 11 a.m….

0 Comments / 170 View / 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 karate can provide for children. The belt and ranking system allow the student to set a goal, about five…

0 Comments / 229 View / February 7, 2019