Category : Local News

Making the transition from educator and coach to Digital Information Specialist; Petter establishes LBHS library

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor My, oh my, how things have changed for Jordan Petter. For eight years, Petter was a blended English teacher for Belton High School, coaching junior varsity volleyball and track and field for the Lady Tigers….

0 Comments / 444 View / October 12, 2020

The Mental Edge places the community at top of mental game

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Whether you are competing, coaching, leading a team or working as an individual, a healthy mindset is something that takes time to train. For Brad Williams, owner of The Mental Edge: Leadership & Performance Consulting,…

0 Comments / 214 View / August 7, 2020

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Vote for Best in Bell County for a chance to win $50 cash!

It’s that time of year again to nominate Belton area businesses for Reader’s Choice 2020! The Belton Journal is conducting a straw ballot of our readers as to who or what you consider to be the best of 2020. One…

0 Comments / 548 View / July 28, 2020

Body of Christ Community Clinic celebrates decade of service

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Body of Christ Community Clinic celebrated 10 years of faith-based service on Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus, a virtual tour of the medical and dental clinics was posted to their Facebook page…

0 Comments / 427 View / June 12, 2020

COVID-19 update: Bell County Jail employee tests positive

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Wednesday, May 20 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus, and recent developments in the Bell County Jail. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined…

0 Comments / 554 View / June 5, 2020

Belton City Council approves utility assistance programs

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Belton City Council met for a split in-person and virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 26. Prior to the official meeting, Mayor Marion Grayson addressed the recent discovery of a City of Belton employee testing positive…

0 Comments / 458 View / June 5, 2020

Bell County sees flattening of COVID-19 curve

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor Bell County Emergency Management held a press conference on Thursday, May 7 to provide updates on COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Bell County Judge David Blackburn was joined by Bell County Public Health District (BCPHD) Director…

0 Comments / 481 View / May 22, 2020

Local churches prepare to reopen their doors

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor When community spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, began occurring in Bell County, many churches chose to transition to online platforms for the time being in order to safeguard members of their congregations. Two local…

0 Comments / 321 View / May 22, 2020

Belton City Council conducts FY2021 Annual Budget work session

By Cassidy Pate, News Editor The Belton City Council met for a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 12. Because serving on city council is a volunteer opportunity, it has become a tradition for each member to be presented with a…

0 Comments / 320 View / May 22, 2020

UFC PPV, KBO demonstrates social distancing norms that could provide blueprint for return of U.S. sports

By Tony Adams, Sports Editor The UFC returned to the octagon last Saturday at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. It marked the second professional league to re-launch their product. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been working throughout…

0 Comments / 54 View / May 14, 2020