• September 30, 2016

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Gifted Game Day sharpens students’ critical thinking at Cove school

In a classroom at Williams/Ledger Elementary School on Saturday, a group of kids huddled around the hexagon-shaped board, rolling dice and earning cards as they strategically tried to control an...

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Game Day

Cove Junior High student excels in leadership positions, academics

As soon as Lily Peterson burst through the doors as a new student at Copperas Cove Junior High School two years ago, she became highly involved on campus keeping an extremely busy schedule that ...

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Friday 09/30/2016
Gifted Game Day sharpens students’ critical thinking at Cove school
Posted: September 30, 2016

In a classroom at Williams/Ledger Elementary School on Saturday, a group of kids huddled around the hexagon-shaped board, rolling dice and earning cards as they strategically tried to control an island in the board game Settlers of Catan.

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Cove Junior High student excels in leadership positions, academics
Posted: September 30, 2016

As soon as Lily Peterson burst through the doors as a new student at Copperas Cove Junior High School two years ago, she became highly involved on campus keeping an extremely busy schedule that would have most heads spinning.

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Royalty supports chamber mixer, church fest
Posted: September 30, 2016

Each day, 22 veterans lose their lives as a result of suicide. Suicide prevention and awareness are a top priority for Ms. Rabbit Fest Trish Stutz, whose platform of service for her yearlong reign is post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Law enforcement raises $2K for local Special Olympics athletes
Posted: September 30, 2016

Here’s a lesson to remember: Always tip your waiter — especially if he or she is in uniform.

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News briefs
Posted: September 30, 2016

St. Martin’s to host ‘Rummage Sale’

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Laser Friday is today at Mayborn Science Theater
Posted: September 30, 2016

The Mayborn Science Theater’s Laser Friday is today on the campus of Central Texas College.

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VFW Post 8577 hosts candidates to talk veterans issues
Posted: September 30, 2016

Democratic candidates Kathi Thomas and Jenny Lou Leeder have a united message for the veterans of Copperas Cove and other service members in their constituencies: We’ve got your six.

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Friday 09/23/2016
Rabbit Fest royalty brings smiles to elderly, represents community at Spur Fest
Posted: September 23, 2016

She moved her feet back and forth and kept time to the music, wiggling from the waist up in her wheel chair.

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Friday 09/23/2016
Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School students learn fine art of social etiquette
Posted: September 23, 2016

In a society where texting is the preferred form of communication by the middle school and teen generations, Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School students are getting a lesson in social graces at an early age.

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Crossroads student is humble leader
Posted: September 23, 2016

Although there are several Crossroads High School students who deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments, Michael Reid showcases what it is to be a leader, mentor and role model for others to follow, said teacher Ronald Sursa.

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Animal Shelter hosts free adoption event
Posted: September 23, 2016

The Animal Shelter held a monthly free adoption event Sept. 16-17 at its kennels at 1601 North First St.

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Community Calendar
Posted: September 23, 2016

FRIDAY, Sept. 23

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
High school junior works to raise awareness of rare disease
Posted: September 20, 2016

Looking at the breathing machines and the tubes inserted in the bodies of her cousins brings Kayla West to tears. She watched helplessly as her family members have suffered from mitochondrial disease. Then, she decided to take action.

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Friday 09/16/2016
Community Calendar
Posted: September 16, 2016

FRIDAY, Sept. 16

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Williams/Ledger Elementary students become champions against bullying
Posted: September 16, 2016

As part of its bullying prevention strategies, Williams/Ledger Elementary School hosted the NED show to teach students how to be champions at school and in life.

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Rabbit Fest royalty receive volunteer award from Obama, support soldiers and literacy
Posted: September 16, 2016

Rabbit Fest royalty got a nod of approval from President Barack Obama last week in recognition of their individual community service work as well as group effort.

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Students’ Freedom Walk honors 9/11 victims
Posted: September 16, 2016

Students at Williams/Ledger Elementary School weren’t born when the nation witnessed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, yet every year they commemorate the anniversary with a Freedom Walk.

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Friday 09/09/2016
Teacher sets high student standards
Posted: September 09, 2016

Teaching for Rebecca Gulick is a passion, not just a job. Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School students learn very quickly in her classroom that she has a “never stop learning” attitude.

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Community Calendar
Posted: September 09, 2016

FRIDAY, Sept. 9

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Royalty represent festival, city at WestFest
Posted: September 09, 2016

Royalty spent the holiday week laboring on behalf of the Rabbit Fest and the city at WestFest, the annual Labor Day festival about 90 minutes northeast of Copperas Cove.

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Fire department fundraiser nets $5,200
Posted: September 09, 2016

The Copperas Cove Fire Department received $5,200 in donations from a fundraiser and open house last weekend.

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JROTC brings military tradition to homecoming
Posted: September 09, 2016

The entire audience in the stadium held its breath awaiting the announcement. As the names of the new homecoming king and queen were revealed, the Copperas Cove High School Junior ROTC saber team snapped into action, lifting its silver sabers to form an arch under which the new royalty walked.

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Friday 09/02/2016
Community Calendar
Posted: September 02, 2016

FRIDAY, Sept. 2

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Rabbit Fest royalty head back to school, but continue to represent city, festival at events
Posted: September 02, 2016

School is back in session and that means the Rabbit Fest royalty will have less time outside the classroom to represent the city and the Chamber of Commerce’s festival. However, they have made up for lost time over the summer.

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Friday 08/26/2016
St. Martin’s church hosts annual Fun Day
Posted: August 26, 2016

Laughs, smiles and cheers filled the activity room at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, at 1602 S. Farm-to-Market 116, on Saturday for the second annual Fun Day to end the summer on a high note before school started.

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Teachers help students adjust to new schedule as new school year begins
Posted: August 26, 2016

Some kids looked excited, and others apprehensive, as parents ushered the young scholars to their respective classrooms at Clements/Parsons Elementary School on Monday morning for the first day of a new school year.

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Community Calendar
Posted: August 26, 2016

FRIDAY, Aug. 26

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Royalty support chamber, vets, YMCA events
Posted: August 26, 2016

In the last week before the start of school, the Rabbit Fest royalty did not slow down as they wrapped up a very busy summer.

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Community service is priority for military wife
Posted: August 26, 2016

Trisha Stutz was told she would never be able to have children. Years later with four of them, the military spouse has never stopped counting her blessings and expressing her gratitude.

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Friday 08/19/2016
Rabbit Fest royalty’s full schedule continues
Posted: August 19, 2016

As most parents and students are looking ahead to the start of school, the Rabbit Fest royalty are looking ahead week to week with full schedules.

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Teacher makes learning fun for students
Posted: August 19, 2016

Students sat silently with legs crossed on the colorful rug, intently listening to the story of “The Gingerbread Man,” learning about his journey and then taking a journey of their own following the path of the gingerbread man before ending up back in the classroom.

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Students jump into art thanks to grant money
Posted: August 19, 2016

Most boys love frogs, but even the girls at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School like frogs too ... when they got to make them out of green cardstock.

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Community Calendar
Posted: August 19, 2016

FRIDAY, Aug. 19

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Friday 08/12/2016
Teacher cares for well-being of students, families
Posted: August 12, 2016

Most classroom teachers agree that teaching children in the classroom is about more than mastering subject matter with the students. It is also about ensuring their success outside the classroom.

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Community Calendar
Posted: August 12, 2016

FRIDAY, Aug. 12

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Lampasas ISD get new superintendent
Posted: August 12, 2016

LAMPASAS — School is officially starting soon, and students are groaning in resignation while parents are breathing sighs of relief. Of course, this also means August is the month for frantic, last-minute back-to-school shopping, touring the new school and meeting the student’s newest educators.

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Former MLB hurler trains soldiers for a possible chance at the big leagues
Posted: August 12, 2016

Baseball. It’s the national pastime, so much so that many diehard fans believe the final two words of the national anthem are “play ball.”

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Friday 08/05/2016
CCISD upgrades to Classrooms of Tomorrow
Posted: August 05, 2016

Copperas Cove Independent School District students and staff were welcomed to school last year with new computers, including one for every teacher, counselor and librarian and a boost in technology in each classroom.

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Rabbit Fest royalty gear up for Stuff the Bus
Posted: August 05, 2016

Stop in to most any business and you will likely see a collection box for Copperas Cove Independent School District’s Stuff the Bus event, which starts today and runs through Sunday at the Cove Wal-Mart.

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Community Calendar
Posted: August 05, 2016

FRIDAY, Aug. 5

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Energetic toddler enjoys princess role
Posted: August 05, 2016

Sassy, little curly-headed 3-year-old diva. Those are the words the mother of Brealynn French-Rivers used to describe her. The youngster, who also goes by the nickname Brea Brea, will attend Mae Stevens Early Learning Academy this year.

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Friday 07/29/2016
There’s no summer break for Rabbit Fest royalty
Posted: July 29, 2016

While summer might mean lounging on the beach or lake front, that is not the case for the Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest royalty who are taking advantage of every opportunity the sparkle of the crown provides knowing their reigns last only a year.

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A drive for cash: Enactus students wash cars to fund various projects
Posted: July 29, 2016

Central Texas College’s Enactus program students are doing some fundraising this summer to raise money for projects.

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School facilities receive updates, new tech
Posted: July 29, 2016

Copperas Cove students and staff head into a new school year with updated facilities top to bottom outfitted with the latest in technology.

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Aide’s focus is on success of students
Posted: July 29, 2016

For Erin Collier, it is all about the individual’s needs.

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Community Calendar
Posted: July 29, 2016

FRIDAY, July 29

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Friday 07/22/2016
Community Calendar
Posted: July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22

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3 students elected as state/district DECA reps
Posted: July 22, 2016

NEW BRAUNFELS — The Copperas Cove High School DECA Chapter has made a name for itself not just in competition but also in leadership. This year, the chapter tripled its number of state and district officers serving for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Teacher gives students hope, boosts scores
Posted: July 22, 2016

Martin Walker Elementary School teacher Deanna Stoneroad has been in the teaching profession for more than a decade. She consistently spends more time at school by offering her students after school tutoring two days a week.

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Gentle stretching and flexibility is focus of senior center’s yoga class
Posted: July 22, 2016

Betty Secrest has been teaching yoga since August 2015. For about the last six months, Secrest has also been teaching a gentle yoga class at the city’s senior center.

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Rabbit Fest royalty head up summer fun for businesses
Posted: July 22, 2016

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”

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Friday 07/15/2016
Community Calendar
Posted: July 15, 2016

FRIDAY, July 15

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Royalty, sponsors partner for summer events
Posted: July 15, 2016

Princesses of all ages arrived at the Copperas Cove Chick-fil-A aspiring to one day be a real princess.

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Excel Club hosts bake sale to raise funds to buy supplies for community projects
Posted: July 15, 2016

Instead of cooling off in a swimming pool like many teens on a hot summer day, about a dozen members from the Excel Club of Cove High School hosted their first bake sale in front of Wal-Mart on Saturday.

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Kindergartner lives to serve
Posted: July 15, 2016

Raidyn Philip Atkinson is a ball of energy bouncing from place to place like Tigger from “Winnie the Pooh.”

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Friday 07/08/2016
Teacher weaves life-long values into lessons
Posted: July 08, 2016

David Dees thoroughly enjoys working with children and weaving character and life-long values into their lives.

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Bullpup cheerleaders win awards at camp
Posted: July 08, 2016

AUSTIN — A lot can change in a year.

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Royalty busy over July Fourth holiday week
Posted: July 08, 2016

The Rabbit Fest royalty rang in Independence Day in Copperas Cove and Gatesville thanking members of the armed forces for their service.

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