Category : Local News

Bell County Clerk’s Office awarded the Five Star Service Award by the Texas Department of State Health Services

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Correspondent Bell County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 6. The meeting opened up with a moment of silence for the loss of Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Thomas Nipper and also…

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TxDOT urges drivers to ‘end the streak’ of daily deaths

Special to the Journal At least one person has died on Texas roadways every day since Nov. 7, 2000. In an effort to end this grim and deadly 17-year milestone, the Texas Department of Transportation, through its #EndTheStreakTX campaign, reminds…

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Military training serves local dog trainer well

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Less than one percent of our nation’s population is currently on Active Duty in the military. Exact counts for the number of veterans in our country vary, however, the VA estimates that approximately seven percent of…

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Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts

Special to the Journal The Bell County Museum in Belton, Texas is pleased to announce Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts, an exhibition that highlights the many accomplishments of African Americans and other minorities who dared to overcome…

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Retro chic is back with Scbfashions & More

By Carissa Florres, Correspondent A new business owner named Sherlynn Burkett has opened a new antique chic boutique. The store, located just a block from the town square, is called Scbfashions & More. Burkett wanted to start a storefront business…

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A grand premiere for Belton’s renovated Beltonian Theater

By Heather Regula, Correspondent Months of hard work and preparation finally came to a head for Zekariah and Sara Harris Baker when The Beltonian had their grand opening on Friday, Nov. 3. “To see my husband’s dream of owning a…

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Helping Hands Ministry looking for volunteers to help during holidays

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor As we head into the holidays, many families need a little extra help in making the holidays special for their families. Each month, Helping Hands Ministry of Belton serves about 3,000 people in our area….

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Bell County Expo Center celebrates 30 years with Alan Jackson and an unforgettable night

By Heather Regula, Correspondent   Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour wheeled into the Bell County Expo Center for a memorable concert on Saturday, November 4. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. on August 4, and sold out in…

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Robotics Club teaches students leadership via engineering

By Carissa Flores, Correspondent Every Thursday at 4:30 p.m., a small group of highly-intelligent students from Belton High School comes together to make up the BHS Robotics club. “I love that there are different aspects of the club besides just…

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In times of trouble, Texas Legal Services Center is there to help

By Heather Regula, Correspondent The Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) provides free legal representation, legal advice, and information. Individuals can qualify for free services based on income, or by meeting other requirements. Amy Bailey, formerly the Chief of the Protective…

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