• January 21, 2017

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CCISD taking steps to increase grad rates

High school graduation rates have dropped slightly in Copperas Cove and risen slightly in Killeen, according to a recent education report.

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American Legion: Strengthening a brotherhood over breakfast

American Legion Post 582 hosted a tacos and pancakes breakfast Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 to offer camaraderie and support to local veterans.

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American Legion Breakfast

Royalty’s acts of service pay tribute to King legacy

The Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest royalty answered the call on what has become known as the national day of service—Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In fact, they got a head start.

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Friday 01/20/2017
American Legion: Strengthening a brotherhood over breakfast
Posted: January 20, 2017

American Legion Post 582 hosted a tacos and pancakes breakfast Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 to offer camaraderie and support to local veterans.

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Royalty’s acts of service pay tribute to King legacy
Posted: January 20, 2017

The Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest royalty answered the call on what has become known as the national day of service—Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In fact, they got a head start.

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1-20-2017 Community Calendar
Posted: January 20, 2017

FRIDAY, Jan. 20

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Generosity, service top student’s character traits
Posted: January 20, 2017

Selecting Stefon Reece as Crossroads High School’s January student of the month was an easy choice, staff members said.

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Friday 01/13/2017
Teacher wants students to go ‘above and beyond’
Posted: January 13, 2017

For Terri Smith, not all learning can take place in a classroom.

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Martin Walker students donate to Cove House
Posted: January 13, 2017

Money may not grow on trees, but kindness does in one Martin Walker Elementary School classroom.

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1-13-2017 Community Calendar
Posted: January 13, 2017

FRIDAY, Jan. 13

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Royalty start new year with service projects
Posted: January 13, 2017

The new year means a final effort by the Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest royalty to use the sparkle of their crowns to do as much as possible for their charities.

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Friday 01/13/2017
Colorado snowballs reinforce reading lesson for Williams/Ledger students
Posted: January 13, 2017

The flurries of snow in the city last week had the young and the young at heart excited, and followed on the heels of a science lesson of a Williams/Ledger Elementary School teacher.

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Friday 01/06/2017
Teacher’s gift is ability to connect with her students
Posted: January 06, 2017

Each person has his gift — something that comes naturally and at which a person excels without much concerted effort.

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Junior high students study Texas Revolution
Posted: January 06, 2017

“Come and take it.”

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Eddie Wilson sworn in as police chief
Posted: January 06, 2017

It was standing room only in the community room of the police headquarters.

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Royalty reflect on service, growth in 2016
Posted: January 06, 2017

Thousands of hours of service and hundreds of miles traveled, the Copperas Cove Rabbit Fest royalty have impacted the community with multiple service projects they created and by contributing to others in 2016.

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1-6-2017 Community Calendar
Posted: January 06, 2017

FRIDAY, Jan. 6

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Friday 12/30/2016
Rabbit Fest royalty spend Christmas holiday serving others in the community
Posted: December 30, 2016

It was an eye-opener for Junior Mister Rabbit Fest Keli’i Natividad. The newly crowned titleholder who moved into the role of royalty Dec. 17 learned quickly that wearing the crown was not about reigning as the king but instead about serving others.

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Clements/Parsons students rock through the decades
Posted: December 30, 2016

Elvis Presley’s gyrating hips. Michael Jackson’s single glove. Poodle skirts of the ’50s. Students at Clements/Parsons Elementary School not only got a history lesson through music, but they also decided specifically what they would learn and what they would present to the public.

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Cove mom becomes ‘Shavee,’ helps fight child cancer with ‘Brave the Shave’
Posted: December 30, 2016

On Dec. 19, a Copperas Cove mother of two participated in a “Brave the Shave” event at ESG Yoga in Cove.

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Teacher helps instill sense of patriotism in students
Posted: December 30, 2016

A veteran teacher with over 30 years’ teaching service, Terri Jernigan knows the ropes — both in and outside the gymnasium.

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Soup kitchen Christmas dinner opened to anyone in need
Posted: December 30, 2016

Families in need gathered Saturday to share a warm Christmas Eve meal at the Copperas Cove Soup Kitchen.

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12-30-2016 Community Calendar
Posted: December 30, 2016

TODAY

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Friday 12/23/2016
12-23-2016 Community Calendar
Posted: December 23, 2016

FRIDAY, Dec. 23

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Church hosts Meet St. Nicklaus event
Posted: December 23, 2016

Members of Immanuel Lutheran Church gathered to spread the message of Christmas during a Meet St. Nicklaus event Saturday in the church dining hall.

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Students perform at Feast of Sharing
Posted: December 23, 2016

The first-grade students from Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School braved the cold and crowds to perform at the ninth annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

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Royalty celebrate season at holiday events
Posted: December 23, 2016

The hustle and bustle of the holidays have the royalty picking up an even faster pace than usual with requests for them to lend a hand at a variety of charitable events to make the holiday season brighter for as many people as possible.

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Military spouse shares love of government with students
Posted: December 23, 2016

Theresa Garcia knows about the sacrifices military families have to make.

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Friday 12/16/2016
Bearables, Moose organizations host party for district’s special education students
Posted: December 16, 2016

One-hundred Copperas Cove Independent School District special education students got to enjoy Christmas a little early thanks to some giving groups with huge hearts.

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CCJHS teacher dedicated to history, students
Posted: December 16, 2016

Jennifer Wills is a sixth-grade language arts teacher at Copperas Cove Junior High School.

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Holidays have Rabbit Fest royalty hopping
Posted: December 16, 2016

The Rabbit Fest royalty keep up a busier pace as compared to most, but the holiday season really has them hopping with charitable groups requesting their time to help with different activities to help those in need in time for Christmas.

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12-16-2016 Community Calendar
Posted: December 16, 2016

FRIDAY, Dec. 16

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Feed & Seed Shoppe welcomes families to free, 1-day Barnyard Christmas event
Posted: December 16, 2016

Cove Feed & Seed Shoppe featured its own version of “away in a manger” at a Barnyard Christmas event Saturday.

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Friday 12/09/2016
12-9-2016 Community Calendar
Posted: December 09, 2016

FRIDAY, Dec. 9

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Royalty usher in the season at holiday events
Posted: December 09, 2016

The Christmas holiday season is upon us and the Rabbit Fest royalty are not wasting time making the most of every minute.

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Aide helps with junior high transition
Posted: December 09, 2016

When Nellie Alaniz took a job as a receptionist, she never realized how she would be changing the path of children’s lives.

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Charles Bennett Baggett Jr.
Posted: December 09, 2016

Services for Charles Bennett Baggett Jr., 89, of Copperas Cove, were at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Church hosts 7th GraceGiving Thanksgiving meal
Posted: December 02, 2016

Grace United Methodist Church members were overwhelmed by the generous amount of food prepared and donated to the church’s seventh GraceGiving free Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23.

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Students drawn to magnetic lesson
Posted: December 02, 2016

Williams/Ledger Elementary School kindergartner President Dowden could not believe his eyes.

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12-2-2016 Community Calendar
Posted: December 02, 2016

FRIDAY, Dec. 2

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Teacher’s passion for life spills over to his students
Posted: December 02, 2016

Ron Sursa’s eyes twinkle and he can hardly contain his excitement as he leans forward in his chair, sharing the multitude of ideas he has to enhance student learning not only at his own school but throughout Copperas Cove Independent School District.

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Education Foundation funds playground equipment
Posted: December 02, 2016

Students at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School came back to school from the Thanksgiving holiday and were welcomed by new playground equipment and outdoor games.

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Rabbit Fest royalty continue community service
Posted: December 02, 2016

Forty-two young ladies will take center stage at the Krist Kindl Markt on Saturday as they vie for one of eight crowns in the second annual Krist Kindl Charity Pageant which benefits the Mitochondria Foundation this year with 100 percent of the proceeds going to fight the deadly children’s disease.

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Friday 11/25/2016
Rabbit Fest royalty prepare wreaths for gravesites at veterans cemetery, bowl with Special Olympics
Posted: November 25, 2016

The Atkinson family knows all too well about sacrifice. The Gold Star family lost its soldier in 2012 when Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Atkinson was on active-duty, assigned to Fort Hood.

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11-25-2016 Community Calendar
Posted: November 25, 2016

FRIDAY, Nov. 25

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New Chamber of Commerce President Greg Solomon hosts Holiday Mixer
Posted: November 25, 2016

The Chamber of Commerce’s new president, Greg Solomon, introduced himself to residents at the chamber’s Holiday Mixer held at Holy Family Catholic Church, on Nov. 17.

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Community donates more food to pantry
Posted: November 25, 2016

Local food pantries teamed with H-E-B, KWTX-TV News 10 and Boy Scouts of America last week to host Food for Families, an annual food drive.

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Librarian’s caring spirit shines in life
Posted: November 25, 2016

There is little in the life of Robin Spencer that does not exude passion.

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Friday 11/18/2016
H-E-B says ‘thank you’ to veterans with free annual pancake breakfast
Posted: November 18, 2016

It was a great day for patriots and pancakes at H-E-B’s annual Veterans Day Breakfast at the Copperas Cove store Nov. 11.

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Royalty take steps to find a cure for diabetes
Posted: November 18, 2016

Every step she took was painful. The torn meniscus in her right knee made each move forward difficult for Robin Scheafnocker. But every step was worth it and so was the pain as the reigning Senior Ms. Rabbit Fest led her team of walkers through the 5k route to find a cure for diabetes.

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11-18-2016 Community Calendar
Posted: November 18, 2016

FRIDAY, Nov. 18

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Teacher works to ensure success of her students
Posted: November 18, 2016

This may only be teacher Stephanie Vickery’s second year at Copperas Cove Independent School District and second year teaching first grade, but she jumped right in without hesitation and worked diligently to learn student expectations for first grade and teach to the level of rigor that today’s education demands.

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Cove House hosts fundraising banquet
Posted: November 18, 2016

Members and supporters of Cove House Emergency Homeless Shelter Inc. gathered for the sixth annual Fundraising Banquet and Benefit Auction on Monday at the Civic Center

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Friday 11/11/2016
Royalty reflect on first half of yearlong reign
Posted: November 11, 2016

A sparkling tiara can truly change your life.

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11-11-2016 Community Calendar
Posted: November 11, 2016

FRIDAY, Nov. 11

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Students find treasure in drug-free lifestyle
Posted: November 11, 2016

“Ahoy, matey! Drugs can ruin your life!”

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Sausage fest a German food delight
Posted: November 11, 2016

For 44 years, the Copperas Cove community has come together in celebration of — sausage.

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Friday 11/04/2016
Screamin’ fun at annual Fall-O-Ween
Posted: November 04, 2016

City Park turned into scream city Saturday, not with screams of horror, but screams of spine tickling fun at the annual Fall-O-Ween Festival.

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Rehab, nursing center hosts Trunk or Treat
Posted: November 04, 2016

Dressed in their best Halloween costumes, kids and families gathered Oct. 28 at the Hill Country Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Trunk or Treat.

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Junior Miss Rabbit Fest Kaydence Weary raises thousands of dollars for city animal shelter
Posted: November 04, 2016

Junior Miss Rabbit Fest Kaydence Weary held her breath as each coin and bill was counted.

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Soldier goes from military to classroom
Posted: November 04, 2016

A lot can happen in a year.

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