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‘Biggest Loser’ goes Olympic

By Wesley Ashton

Journal reporter

Screams of pain echo as over 40 competitors pick up their two 45 pound weights to begin the Biggest Loser competition. This past Saturday Heritage Park Fitness hosted its annual Biggest Loser event with an Olympic themed competition. 

Angel Paws brings smiles

By Patrick Lacombe

Journal reporter

Who has a thick white coat, four legs and can bring a smile to a sick child’s face? “Gilbert” the therapy dog, that’s who. 

BHS students perform classic ‘Guys and Dolls’ musical at arts center

By Antonio Herbert

Journal reporter

Last weekend, Belton High School’s Performing Arts Center was filled with enthusiastic audiences while the theater department, with the help of an orchestra consisting of BISD music students, teachers and hired local musicians, put on three identical performances of the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls.”  Casey Jones, theater teacher of 10 years has been the theater director at BHS for the past four years of his career. He became interested in the arts later than most.  

A new music

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. There were lots of celebrations and replays of the original Ed Sullivan show. There were news columns and stories about the new band and the style of music they brought to America some half century ago. I wasn’t able to partake in the original flood of youthful enthusiasm. But as I got older I did learn to appreciate the music that The Beatles brought here.

Mountain Cedar Blues

I really don’t like to be negative, however I have found one thing that I really do not care for here in Central Texas. It’s called mountain cedar fever, and its effects are making the pharmaceutical and tissue companies a ton of money, at least from me.

Forgetters and those forgotten

One of the most beautiful characters in all the Bible is Joseph. On his way to greatness Joseph was done in by a lot of folks. His own brothers sold him into slavery. His employer’s wife tried to seduce him, then had him thrown into prison when he spurned her advances. While in prison he experienced a wound common to most of us. He was forgotten. Here’s the story:

O’Banion joins race for City Council seat

By Matthew Girard

Associate Editor

Four candidates have officially filed to run in the upcoming May 10 general election.

United Rentals Branch Manager Guy O’Banion filed for a seat on the Belton City Council last Friday.

MPR approves contracts

By David Tuma


In a brief council meeting Tuesday night the Morgan’s Point Resort city council approved an engineering contract with BPS Engineers, Inc. in the amount of $41,000. Plans will be developed for sewer, storm waste water, street evaluation, water production feasibility and a water system plan. 

Raising awareness for Angelman

By Devin Corbitt

News Editor

Before the birth of her youngest child, Brandon, Sandy Reese had no idea how much he would change her life. But change it he did. 

Excitement surrounds fair

By Christine Foster

Journal reporter

Saturday had an aura of excitement at the youth fair as the winners’ auction got under way after Thursday’s winner announcements.