• December 3, 2016

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Election News

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.

Carter re-elected to U.S. District 31

Republican John Carter won U.S. District House 31 again on Tuesday with nearly 60 percent of the total votes in the district. Carter also won nearly 62 percent of the votes in Bell County alone. He totaled more than 53,000 votes in Bell County.

Williams re-elected to U.S. House District 25

U.S. House District 25 Rep. Roger Williams was re-elected with nearly 60 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results Tuesday.

Cosper takes District 54 baton from Aycock

It was tough to tell who was more nervous Tuesday night: Scott Cosper or his wife, Christy.