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10-year-old Sofia LeJeune debuts at the Baugh

By Josh Rivera, Lifestyles Editor     Sofia Belle Ceciliana LeJeune is a precocious 10-year-old girl. She believes insects are the true rulers of world because there are 10 quintillion of them compared to humanity’s population of 7.7 billion. She is…

0 Comments / 113 View / January 24, 2019

Belton Chamber of Commerce holds annual Awards Banquet

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Standing ovations, some choking up and laughter were highlights of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet this past Thursday. It was at the Bell County Expo Center and recognized 12 individuals…

0 Comments / 152 View / January 21, 2019

District implements enhanced communication tool for added security

Special to the Journal     This month, Belton ISD is transitioning to the I Love You Guys Foundation Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for emergency response language. The Texas School Safety Center promotes the SRP as a communication tool that…

0 Comments / 92 View / January 20, 2019

2019 Central Texas Boat and Outdoor Show to come to the Bell County Expo Center

Special to the Journal     As of this writing, many of our Texas lakes, rivers and ponds are well past their normal levels.  The cracks in the dry dirt aren’t visible any longer, and when fishermen can get on…

0 Comments / 147 View / January 19, 2019

Belton ISD board approves new district attendance boundaries

By Gary Emmert, Correspondent     The regular meeting of the Belton ISD Board of Trustees was anything but regular on Monday evening. There were updates on projects, including the construction of Lake Belton High School.  Proclamations, presentations, and recognitions were…

0 Comments / 312 View / January 18, 2019

MPR Fire Chief expresses importance of cedar fire prevention

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Land in Morgan’s Point Resort has become a fire hazard to nearby residents when wildfires start, especially the natural oils in cedar trees that can turn a grass fire into a blaze of high…

0 Comments / 112 View / January 17, 2019

Belton featured in Texas Highways magazine

Special to the Journal The January 2019 issue of Texas Highways magazine has an article in the Getaway section that features Belton as a great location to visit. The article points out the merits of Bell County as a whole…

0 Comments / 156 View / January 15, 2019

Bell County swears in new county judge

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent     County commissioners were busy this past week with two meetings in a week’s time. Commissioners held a meeting last Wednesday for a swearing-in ceremony and a regular meeting this Monday morning to discuss and…

0 Comments / 157 View / January 14, 2019

Local sculptor immortalizes the military through art

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor     Many artists convey their emotions through their artwork and others do it for first-hand participants. Steve Carter, a 27-year veteran does both. Having traveled the world while enlisted, he came across various solders who…

0 Comments / 251 View / January 13, 2019

Belton PD honored by the Texas Police Chief Associations for the third time

By David Tuma, Publisher     The Belton Police Department was honored by the Texas Police Chief Associations for the third time. Belton is one of only 33 departments statewide to receive this award for the third time.     Luke…

0 Comments / 91 View / January 13, 2019