Budget season, elections and all the other news you have been seeing has made for a busy time these last couple of months, so getting around to blogging has been a bit rough.

But here it is. I am finally hammering away on my keyboard to tell you about some of the stuff we have been doing in the Cove Herald, the Daily Herald and for kdhnews.com.

First off, if you haven’t noticed, Audrey has been doing a recurring feature series every week on a Copperas Cove Independent School District student.

This series has had great success by highlighting some really interesting stories. They only seem to be getting better as time goes by. We want you to look forward to checking them out every Friday in our Community section.

As Jacob pointed out a month or two ago, we have some other recurring features — Our History, a community organization series, and the Where is it? photo. The two feature series run one once a month, while the Where is it? photo is a contest each week. Read the Cove Herald for both of those.

And finally to the reason I really started writing this blog post.

As we hope you noticed, the Cove Herald staff put Halloween coverage out a week early this year, with some interesting pieces on home decorating and local folklore. While I didn’t track down all the ghost stories I wanted, it did turn up some interesting history about Coryell County.

And as a special treat this Halloween, I produced a slideshow video featuring Bobbie Thornton rehashing the story of Elroy, a ghost supposedly haunting the Coryell County Courthouse. It took me about a week to put together, because the audio editing was done in my free time (and I was battling what I am calling a near death sickness this weekend — please don’t ask.)

But alas, the video is now finished and up for view. Thank Catrina for the photographs and Bobbie for dealing with me multiple times last week.

The video has been attached to this blog post as well as the original story. To find the original article, search Elroy and Bobbie Thornton or just click the link below.

Happy Halloween everyone and don’t forget to read the article about Halloween safety tips Audrey wrote this week.

Contact Mason W. Canales at mcanales@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7474

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