• June 25, 2016

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First-year teacher named best in school and district

As a first-year teacher, Angela Murphy of Martin Walker Elementary School has set the bar high.

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Angela Murphy

Royalty make a corny impression in Holland

HOLLAND — Several youngsters lined up, looked into the bucket of water at the corn cob lying at the bottom and then did not have the courage to participate in the Holland Corn Festival Corn Cob ...

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Friday 06/24/2016
Community Calendar
Posted: June 24, 2016

FRIDAY, June 24

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Royalty make a corny impression in Holland
Posted: June 24, 2016

HOLLAND — Several youngsters lined up, looked into the bucket of water at the corn cob lying at the bottom and then did not have the courage to participate in the Holland Corn Festival Corn Cob Bobbing Contest.

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Summer Run to Fun — a Cen-Tex series race — draws more than 250 participants
Posted: June 24, 2016

Pam Fox likes the atmosphere that comes with running.

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Cove High HOSA gets $2,500 blood grant
Posted: June 24, 2016

High school blood drives make up nearly one-fourth of total collections of blood in Texas. And Copperas Cove High School is leading the way.

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Friday 06/17/2016
Cove deputy chief reflects on leaving job
Posted: June 17, 2016

Mike Heintzelman mentions “The Andy Griffith Show” as an inspiration to his career.

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Teacher helps language learners
Posted: June 17, 2016

Williams/Ledger Elementary teacher Kerstin Stevens knows how it feels to be honored.

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New event center in Cove offers space for various activities
Posted: June 17, 2016

Lorrie Burch wanted to open a place for people to hold parties, receptions and other get-togethers.

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Community Calendar
Posted: June 17, 2016

TODAY

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Friday 06/17/2016
Royalty turns summer fun into tourism opportunities
Posted: June 17, 2016

And the winner is …

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Friday 06/10/2016
Student serves as inspiration to others
Posted: June 10, 2016

Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School student Salvador Guillen knows succeeding in life depends on his attitude. He is the student who is always smiling, even when he has had a hard day, his teachers say.

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Posted: June 10, 2016

FRIDAY, June 10

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Students overcome obstacles to graduate
Posted: June 10, 2016

Crossroads High School gives a second chance to students who don’t fit in at other schools.

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Books take Fairview/Miss Jewell readers on charmed adventures
Posted: June 10, 2016

Ta’Khiyra Curry added the charms to her necklace, one by one, throughout the school year.

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Rabbit Fest royalty enter summer parade circuit
Posted: June 10, 2016

Miss Rabbit Fest Karagan Mayberry could not believe what she was seeing.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Rabbit Fest royalty pay tribute to veterans and raise money for worthy causes
Posted: June 03, 2016

Clad in red, white and blue, the Rabbit Fest royalty paid tribute through their appearance tour to veterans both living and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Community Calendars
Posted: June 03, 2016

FRIDAY, June 3

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Quiet kid makes a big difference
Posted: June 03, 2016

Reicher Hooten is a kid of few words. But this quiet third-grader proves that even at his age, you are never too young to make a difference.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Hettie Halstead Elementary School celebrates Children’s Book Week
Posted: May 27, 2016

Children at Hettie Halstead Elementary School did more than just open a good book this past week — they actually celebrated opening many books as part of Children’s Book Week.

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School nutrition program wins multiple grants
Posted: May 27, 2016

As the Copperas Cove Independent School District faces a $12 million budget cut in heavy impact aid over the next two years, every dollar makes a difference.

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Rabbit Fest royalty take on new duties with ease
Posted: May 27, 2016

They have been crowned less than two weeks, but the new Rabbit Fest royalty have already hopped into their new roles as titleholders having made more than a half dozen appearances.

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Community Calendar
Posted: May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27

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Student uses kindness and song to inspire
Posted: May 27, 2016

Mary Ritchie loves to sing. The Martin Walker Elementary School fifth-grader uses her given talent to inspire others, young and old alike.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Military moves don’t keep student from success
Posted: May 20, 2016

Lorelei Paddock Chappel is the kind of student every teacher admires and works to help achieve the same love of learning. Her teachers say Chappel is a positive influence on fellow students in both academics and leadership.

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High school students compete in Amazing Pi Race
Posted: May 20, 2016

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, students at Copperas Cove High School are having the opportunity to apply concepts they have learned throughout the year. For the third year in a row, the geometry teaching team implemented The Amazing Pi Race, basing the race portion of the activity from a television show.

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Rabbit Fest Pageant crowns 2016 royalty
Posted: May 20, 2016

One hundred fifty-seven contenders vied for more than $50,000 in scholarships and prizes at the Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest Scholarship Pageant and 19 emerged as the winners with 2015 Senior Ms. Rabbit Fest Edith Natividad taking top honors and being crowned the new Rabbit Fest ambassador.

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Food drive helps Cove agencies
Posted: May 20, 2016

Natasha Beeman described an understandable reason for why she got involved with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at Cove High School.

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Friday 05/13/2016
Community Calendar
Posted: May 13, 2016

FRIDAY, May 13

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Student deals with life’s challenges
Posted: May 13, 2016

Jason McGuire never gives up on himself or the challenges life continues to deal him.

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Crossroads students take Fast Track tour
Posted: May 13, 2016

KILLEEN — Students at Cove’s alternative education high school got a dose of inspiration when they took a Fast Track tour at Central Texas College.

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Jackrabbit Run 4 Hope attracts 280
Posted: May 13, 2016

Jimmie Jones had a special person in mind when he participated in the Jackrabbit Run 4 Hope 5k and 10k Run and Walk on Saturday at Ogletree Gap Park.

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Pageant promises lots of sparkle, star power
Posted: May 13, 2016

The Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for Saturday night at Lea Ledger Auditorium and organizers promise it will be a show like none other in the area with all the glitz and glamour of a national-level event.

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Friday 05/06/2016
Pickleball gaining in popularity in Cove
Posted: May 06, 2016

What is pickleball?

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Student stands up for beliefs
Posted: May 06, 2016

Grayson Avritt leads by example in his words and actions. His teachers at Fairview-Miss Jewell Elementary School said when Avritt is faced with unforeseen circumstances that would cause distress to many others, he chooses to find a way to take the high road.

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Rabbit Fest Pageant contestants hit the stage for rehearsal; titleholders continue service
Posted: May 06, 2016

Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest Scholarship Pageant contestants were on stage hitting their paces. The pageant isn’t here yet, but the contestants were hard at work rehearsing where they will go on stage on the big night of May 14.

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Community Calendar
Posted: May 06, 2016

FRIDAY, May 6

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Friday 04/29/2016
Spring Time Stand Down helps veterans
Posted: April 29, 2016

Kathy Thom said her family embraces the cause of Operation Stand Down Central Texas’ Spring Time Stand Down.

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Student gives best in all she does
Posted: April 29, 2016

Desiree Washington started off in life struggling, but showed her determination to overcome.

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Posted: April 29, 2016

FRIDAY, April 29

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Bikers gather for safety ride
Posted: April 29, 2016

Sunday was a perfect day for a ride through the Central Texas countryside as more than 300 motorcyclists gathered at the Twisted Wrench night club in Harker Heights for the fifth annual Do You See Me Now motorcycle safety and awareness ride.

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FD honors new firefighters, new lieutenant
Posted: April 29, 2016

Cove Fire Department Chief Michael Neujahr forgot something, but people at the fire department’s Swearing In and Promotion Ceremony last week threw him a lifeline to remind him of his oversight.

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Rabbit Fest Pageant pulls in contestants as registration deadline draws near
Posted: April 29, 2016

The Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest Pageant was named one of the top three new events in the state last summer by the Texas Festivals and Events Association. The event draws more than 100 contestants every year and will give away more than $50,000 in scholarships and prizes this year.

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Friday 04/22/2016
Ex-Cove basketball standout keynote speaker at fundraiser
Posted: April 22, 2016

Shereka Wright enjoyed her homecoming last weekend.

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HS junior a role model for her peers
Posted: April 22, 2016

Caroline Harrison is a junior at Copperas Cove High School. She has compassion for those who are suffering and are unable to seek appropriate medical care.

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HOSA students demonstrate skills at state
Posted: April 22, 2016

GALVESTON — Galveston Island hosted 3,075 students from across the state last week for the Health Occupation Students of America State Leadership Conference.

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Posted: April 22, 2016

FRIDAY, April 22

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Rabbit Fest Pageant nears; registration underway
Posted: April 22, 2016

The Rabbit Fest Pageant takes center stage May 14 at Lea Ledger Auditorium and applications are being accepted for the 18 crowns that await future titleholders.

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Friday 04/15/2016
Fowl-weather friends: Cove Junior High students learn from birds
Posted: April 15, 2016

Copperas Cove Junior High School science students recently met the top of the food chain for prairie animals.

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Rabbit Fest pageant applications in full swing
Posted: April 15, 2016

Today is the last day of early bird registration for the Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest Pageant scheduled May 14 at Lea Ledger Auditorium.

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Posted: April 15, 2016

FRIDAY, April 15

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CCHS theater students capture several medals at region contest
Posted: April 15, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — Theater students at Copperas Cove High School know that it takes teamwork and research to transform their roles into award-winning pieces of a production. For four cast members, their parts earned them recognition against six other schools at the District 12–6A UIL One-Act-Play competition at Harker Heights High School.

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Tiny Cove student shows big heart
Posted: April 15, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” — Shakespeare.

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Shield your dog from fallout of a divorce
Posted: April 15, 2016

Ever wondered what happens to fur kids when a marriage falls apart?

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Friday 04/08/2016
Cigar lounge celebrates first anniversary
Posted: April 08, 2016

Every anniversary is a special occasion, whether it’s the 50th or first, and a reason to celebrate.

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VFW Auxiliary hosts Patriotic Art contest
Posted: April 08, 2016

Twenty-eight Copperas Cove High School students worked for the past few months on ideas for the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 Auxiliary Patriotic Art Competition with the hopes of advancing to the national level.

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Rabbit Fest royalty know to keep competing
Posted: April 08, 2016

Dorianna Gilbert knows that in order to win, you have to compete. The then 4-year-old had just given up an international pageant title from an event where girls from across the country had vied for the title when she decided to enter the Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest Pageant.

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Community Calendar
Posted: April 08, 2016

FRIDAY, April 8

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Student’s work ethic inspires all
Posted: April 08, 2016

Andrew Jones is a young man with a work ethic that would make a CEO proud to have him on the corporate team.

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Friday 04/01/2016
Community Calendar
Posted: April 01, 2016

FRIDAY, April 1

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