• January 24, 2017


Election News

Cove council makes runoff election results official

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council canvassed and declared the official vote totals in the runoff elections Dec. 13 between Dan Yancey and Chuck Taylor, and between Jay Manning and Gary Kent, during a special workshop Wednesday.

Cove council to OK runoff election results

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council is scheduled to canvass the official vote totals in the runoff elections between Dan Yancey and Chuck Taylor, and between Jay Manning and Gary Kent during a special workshop Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Economic Development Corporation.

Bell County's new lawmakers discuss priorities

Following an emotional question about access to higher education for undocumented immigrants living in the United States, Bell County’s legislators-elect were touched but unmoved in their policy positions.

Cosper looks ahead to new role in state legislature

Scott Cosper, former mayor of Killeen, will be the area’s new representative to the Texas House starting Jan. 10.

Mixed local reactions to Trump presidency

Killeen-area residents expressed mixed emotions last week about the potentially big changes for Central Texas after Donald Trump’s improbable win in Tuesday’s presidential election.

Central Texans react to close presidential race

With Donald Trump receiving 279 electoral votes and 47 percent of the popular vote, the presidential race was a close call for much of the early evening, and many Central Texas say they were shocked and surprised the Republican candidate was elected president.

Trump's plan for military: More troops, more ships

What does Donald Trump have in store for the nation’s military when he takes over as commander in chief?

Proposition passed in Cove to redirect sales tax revenue

COPPERAS COVE — Residents voted in favor of a proposition Tuesday that will redirect one-eighth of 1 percent of city sales tax revenue from the Cove Economic Development Corporation to city coffers.

Brown to tackle criminal justice reform in JP seat

Claudia L. Brown will be the first new Bell County Precinct 4, Place 1 justice of the peace in more than two decades after a surprising upset of incumbent Judge Garland Potvin.

Voters: Disappointed in candidates, glad it's over

Election Day was busy in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties, as voters handed Republican candidates a majority of the seats across local, state and national races.