The Five Hills royalty had some good old-fashioned corny fun representing Copperas Cove at the Holland Corn Festival.

One by one, she put the leashes around the dogs’ necks and gently got them out of their kennels and led them over to the wash area. She gently bathed them and loved on them.

FRIDAY, June 16

The Copperas Cove Five Hills royalty are on the road this summer participating in parades and events across the region and drawing attention to the attributes in the City of Family Living.

Kendra Hicks has felt at home on stage since she was 2 years old and has been in numerous musical productions including “The Sound of Music,” “Camp Rock” and her favorite, “13! A New Musical,” where she was cast in a role literally named for her.

Phase I of the $1.07 million Copperas Cove Revitalization Project continues along Avenue D between Main and First streets.

Scholarship, leadership, service, character, citizenship, responsibility.

FRIDAY, June 9

Despite the downpour of rain across Central Texas, the Five Hills royalty continued driving forward to the far end of Bell County with complete faith the skies would clear up and they would represent the city on schedule as planned. And, they were right.

Seven-year-old Sophia Daniels struggled with chop- sticks as she tried to pick up a piece of tangerine chicken.

The Five Hills royalty did not take a holiday or even a short break over the long weekend, but instead took every opportunity to pay tribute to the ultimate sacrifices made for this country by men and women in uniform.

FRIDAY, June 2

S.C. Lee Junior High School students participated in a mini-academic UIL meet after school May 8.

It took 146 volunteers to pull off Williams/Ledger Elementary School’s extensive field day activities at the end of the school year, and more than 100 guest readers for Read Across America Week.

FRIDAY, May 26

The theme of the inaugural Miss Five Hills Scholarship Pageant was #MoreThanABeautyPageant, and the newly crowned royalty are already planning how they will promote their platforms of service during their yearlong reigns.

Custom-rhinestone tiaras as tall as 10 inches had young ladies of all ages seeking the new titles at the inaugural Miss Copperas Cove Five Hills Scholarship Pageant that replaced the former Rabbit Fest Pageant.

Copperas Cove library hosted the book signing of Chreyllynn Dyess — the writer of young adult, coming of age, paranormal, fantasy, poetry and romance — and Screaming Mimi, an author with books spanning several genres.

Barbara Miller always thought she would be a nurse because she likes to take care of people. But, an opportunity to work at House Creek Elementary became available that allowed Miller to be able to go back to work, to have the same schedule of her three school aged children and allow time to…

Copperas Cove's Annual Rabbit Fest 2017

Coach Jennifer Wilson does not allow under performance. The Copperas Cove Junior High physical education teacher expects the personal best from each and every student and knows how to get it, says principal Randy Troub.

Central Texas College held an induction ceremony recently to recognize the spring 2017 semester inductees to the school’s Sigma Iota Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Jonathan and Sarah Manning of Copperas Cove and their children, Emily and Jacob, took a guided fishing trip with me on Belton Lake Wednesday morning, based on the recommendation of Kirk Bateman, a friend of theirs from Eastside Baptist Church. This trip was an early gift to Sarah for Mothers’ Day.

It is said that a smile is universal. Williams/Ledger Elementary School Principal Marla Sullivan believes that a high-five is as well and is using this technique to boost morale, motivate her staff and improve and increase efficiency.

Eric Whitt has always had a love for children. Although he had a very lucrative job in sales, he knew that it was not the career path on which he wanted to spend the rest of his life. This past summer, Copperas Cove ISD hired offered him his first teaching job as a geometry teacher at Copper…

The Mayborn Science Theater, located on the campus of Central Texas College (CTC), offers a new show lineup for the month of May. Saturday matinees begin at 11 a.m. and the evening shows start at 7 p.m. Weekday matinees are also offered Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

The Copperas Cove City Council commissioned the Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful or KCCB committee — which is made up of 15 members each serving a term of 2 years — in September of 2002. With a focus on improving the community by educating its children and families about recycling and sustainabi…

It is often said that the third time is the charm and the third year proved to be the charm for the Martin Walker Elementary School drama club which received a Copperas Cove Education Foundation grant to sponsor a production of Sleeping Beauty. After months of hard work and rehearsals, stude…

Born with only one arm, Tony Foley, 38, hauls bags of mulch and digs trenches for irrigation systems as well as any able-bodied worker, and according to his boss, Steve Shoults, he always gets the job done.

The Central Texas College Fine Arts department announced the winners of its spring 2017 Student Art Show competition Thursday.

Copperas Cove Independent School District teacher Jon Orman described the school year as “a blur.” The rookie teacher looked back on his first year in a new profession as the school district heads into State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness testing next week.

The smell of burgers and fries filled the air along with the chatter and laughter of Five Hills Pageant contestants at Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers on April 21. But Senior Ms. Rabbit Fest Robin Scheafnocker was on a mission not to be distracted by all the excitement of the ladies…

FRIDAY, April 28

COLLEGE STATION —“He is an outstanding counselor. He is the best.” Glenda Lopez said.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brittany Colbath knows how to compete. She has competed not only against others for elected office in the DECA program but against herself her entire life to reach her full potential. That drive may take her to the White House in more ways than one.

Students are throwing pizza dough into the air. Students are demonstrating dances from their native countries, and outsiders are coming into the school to shed light on a different way of life.

Nobody thought he could do it. But, 3-year old Kyrian Jackson picked up the black metal handle of the little red wagon and pulled with all of his might and it began to roll despite the weight it was carrying.

FRIDAY, April 21

Twelve-year-old Emma Rose Gill stepped up to the car as it pulled forward and addressed the driver about an issue that she hopes no child will have to face one day — child abuse.

FRIDAY, April 14

The application period for the Five Hills Scholarship Pageant, formerly the Rabbit Fest Pageant, is officially open until May 1.

FRIDAY, April 7

FRIDAY, March 31

The Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest royalty weren’t clowning around at the Five Hills Art Festival, but they had the opportunity to assist a professional rodeo clown-turned-artist with meeting his fans.

“A very deserving lady” was how Wendy Sledd was described by Mount Hiram Lodge No. 595 in Copperas Cove as the recipient of the 2017 Community Builder’s Award on Tuesday at a Lodge ceremony.

WACO — Copperas Cove High School theater arts teachers Katy Tagliabue and Cody Edgar met each other only a few weeks before the start of the first semester of school this year, but that did not stop this dynamic duo from taking their students all the way to the top.

Without hesitation, Kelsey Dane stepped up to the podium and began to speak. She spoke with eloquence and grace. She could have easily declined to make any remarks after receiving her award. Three years ago, that is exactly what she would have done.

Fort Hood’s Adopt-a-School partnership between S.C. Lee Junior High School and an 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade unit was recognized as one of the strongest and visible partners during the Copperas Cove Independent School District’s annual State of the District luncheon March 8.

“Oh bother!” is one of the most famous quotes of the world’s most beloved bear, Winnie, the Pooh. But starring in the lead role of the play at the Temple Civic Theatre was anything but a bother for S.C. Lee Junior High eighth-grader Parker Reed.

Tyler Murphy epitomizes the qualities that an incredible kid should display.

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