LULAC council offers scholarships

Killeen-Fort Hood LULAC Council 4535 and the foundation are offering $10,000 scholarships for 10 Central Texas students.

Scholarships are available to three categories of students.

Graduating seniors of the Killeen and Copperas Cove school districts make up one category.

Applications can be obtained from school counselors.

In addition to the application, a 200-word essay and a certified high school transcript must be provided.

Scholarships are available for Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas students.

Students must submit their applications through their college’s financial aid offices. Adult Continuing Education

Adults not currently enrolled but planning to return to college during scholastic year 2013-14 are eligible for scholarships.

Applications with a 200-word essay must be submitted directly to the LULAC Scholarship Committee, 602 Trout Cove, Killeen, TX 76542-2655.

The council must receive all applications by March 22. All recipients must complete 10 hours of community service before receiving their scholarships.

The scholarship banquet is April 20 at the Fort Hood Phantom Warrior Club.

Tickets for family members are $30 per person.

If an individual or a firm wants to sponsor a scholarship, go to and download a sponsor form.

For more information, call (254) 289-3333.

Knights of Columbus plan Polish dinner

The Knights of Columbus will host a Polish dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 6830 Farm-to-Market 2657 in Copperas Cove.

The public is invited. There will be lots of Polish dishes and polka music for entertainment. Tickets are $15 per person. Tickets go on sale starting Sunday at the Holy Family Catholic Church Parish office at 1001 Georgetown Road in Copperas Cove, (254) 547-3735.

Tickets also can be purchased the day of the event at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

For more information, call (254) 368-3740 or (254) 368-2307.

Enactus hosts grand opening

The Central Texas College Enactus organization will host a grand reopening of Fins and Flowers, a local business in Copperas Cove.

Enactus helped local shop owner Amanda Vaughn remodel the business and re-name the business. It is now called Out of the Cage Pet Shop.

The grand reopening will is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to the event and to take advantage of discounts and sales items. The store is at 113 E. Avenue E in Copperas Cove.

Pup Tent 13 plans monthly scratch

The Military Order of the Cootie, Pup Tent 13 will conduct its monthly scratch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They also will nominate officers for the next year.

For more information, call Lex Atnip at (254) 628-0513.

Firefighters offer citizens academy

The Copperas Cove Fire Department will conduct its 2013 Citizens Fire Academy from March 7 through April 20.

Residents will achieve an enhanced awareness of the department’s capabilities and limitations and a better understanding of why they do the things they do.

Participants must be at least 18 years old and live or work within the response district of the Copperas Cove Fire Department.

All applicants must complete an application, submit a background check and sign a waiver.

There is no charge to participants.

The course is seven weeks long, three hours per session and will be held at the Copperas Cove Fire Department central station training room.

Classes run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. weekly and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 for Saturday class and graduation. Class size will be limited to 16.

Topics include a department overview, equipment procedures and tactics, response procedures, a station tour, classification of fire and fire extinguisher training, fire behavior and science, fire prevention and investigation, emergency management and ride-outs.

To apply, go to the Copperas Cove Fire Department Central Station, 415 S. Main St., or to Applications must be submitted by Feb. 22.

5th annual KNCT Wine Classic Jan. 19

A special gathering of wine tasting with a silent auction will take place Jan. 19 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

There will be a Wine 101 class at 5 p.m., which includes early entrance to the Grand Tasting, which is from 7 to 10 p.m.

Wine classes are $100, and Grand Tasting is $60.

For more information, call (877) 533-5628 or go to

Whataburger job fair at Cove library

Representatives of the Whataburger being constructed on U.S. Highway 190 will be at the Copperas Cove Public Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to take employment applications. The library is at 501 S. Main St.

Cove public library hosting programs

The Copperas Cove Public Library will host a brown bag lunch at noon Tuesday on income taxes, Happy Bookers from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Toddler Time from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and Story Time from 2 to 2:25 p.m. Thursday.

The library is at 501 S. Main St. For more information, call (254) 547-3826.

AARP Chapter 1359 to meet Monday

AARP Chapter 1359 will meet at noon Monday at Grace United Methodist Church in Copperas Cove. A potluck lunch will be served.

All members and guests are invited.

For more information, call (254) 630-3683.

Baptist church hosts jamboree

Robertson Avenue Baptist Church will host its Gospel Music Jamboree from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The church is at 305 E. Robertson Ave., Copperas Cove.

Group to recognize historic businesses

The Texas Historical Commission encourages communities to nominate historic businesses for special recognition.

The Texas Treasures Business Award pays tribute to companies more than 50 years old and recognizes their exceptional historical contributions toward economic growth and prosperity.

To be eligible, a business must be involved in the same kind of business as originally founded and have a continuous record of employee or corporate community service.

The program was established in 2005 and is sponsored by state Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson.

New recipients will be honored at a ceremony Jan. 23 at the State Capitol in Austin, after which new applications will the accepted.

Go to to download a nomination form.

For more information, call (512) 463-6092.

Browning garden club plans meeting

The Browning Community Garden Club members met recently for a potluck Christmas luncheon at the home of Patti Davis.

The club will meet Tuesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hill.

The meeting will feature a program on “How to start flowering plants from seeds,” presented by Master Gardener Gitta Kuhlman.

Arbor Day will be observed at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 with a planting at Taylor Creek Elementary School.

The public is invited.

Legal aid interviews set for Wednesday

Lone Star Legal Aid will conduct client interviews in Coryell County on Wednesday and then every third Wednesday of each month from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coryell County Annex at 205 S. Seventh St. in Gatesville and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Justice of the Peace Courtroom at the Coryell County Annex, 201 S. Second St., in Copperas Cove.

This is a free service for low-income residents of Coryell County to be represented in civil legal matters such as landlord/tenant, Social Security, powers of attorney, wills, probate, consumer issues, bankruptcy, Medicaid issues and domestic matters.

For more information, call (254) 939-5773, ext. 2126, or e-mail

Contact Alex Cole at or (254) 501-7470

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