Several children will have a brighter Christmas this year thanks to a group of giving teenagers.
Copperas Cove resident Julie Hawkins is one of many in the area who relies heavily on donations from local food pantries to feed her family, especially during the holiday season.
What a difference a day makes — at least to residents on Sunset Drive.
With 8 percent of families in Coryell County earning less than $15,000 a year and 65.5 percent of families receiving food stamps, 13 percent of families live under the poverty level with that number more than doubling to 30 percent for single mothers, according to the American Community Survey.
Blue Santa organizers extended the deadline until Monday to apply for Christmas assistance.
Azeita “Z” Taylor may have failed to win the City Council seat she was vying for Tuesday, but the loss has not lessened her commitment to the city and its people.
Texas has the highest population of female veterans in the United States with nearly 200,000. Fifteen percent of today’s active-duty military are women. The total veteran population is nearly 22 million with more than 2 million being female. Today with the number of U.S. veterans decreasing, the number of women veterans is increasing.
Newly elected Copperas Cove City Council member Marty Smith is ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work for her constituents. Smith is replacing Danny Palmer in Place 4. Palmer reached term limits and was not able to run again. Smith will be sworn into office on Nov. 19.
Copperas Cove residents will enjoy lower insurance rates thanks to the majority vote on Tuesday to build a fourth fire station.
The first tenant in Cove House’s new transitional housing facility has moved into the eight-unit apartment building at 616 Sunset Lane.
Cove House marked two big ticket items off its wish list by turning long-term goals into realities.
Five patients lined up for care at Cove House’s free medical clinic which opened Tuesday night in the Lovett Ledger Medical Plaza at 806 E. Avenue D in Copperas Cove.
Key and essential Copperas Cove city employees will use their personal cell phones for work as a result of a change to the city’s telecommunications policy recently approved by the city council.
Residents turned out Tuesday for what city officials referred to as one of the most highly attended public meetings to discuss cleaning up Casa Drive and Sunset Lane neighborhoods.
Seventy percent of prescription drug abusers get the medication from friends or relatives, according to a recent survey. Copperas Cove Police are being proactive to keep those drugs off city streets.
While Copperas Cove schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week to encourage drug-free lifestyles, law enforcement agencies and local neighborhoods are waging their own wars on the drug problem in Coryell County.
Crazy socks, wearing pajamas to school, and walking in unity are just a few of the ways Copperas Cove students demonstrated their decisions to remain drug-free. Nine Copperas Cove schools recognized the national anti-drug awareness week through a variety of activities.
Coryell County residents may now vote at any polling location in the county on election day Tuesday.
Austin and San Antonio top the list of the 10 cities in the country with the highest nursing shortage, according to Monster.com.
Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation swore in a new member to its board of directors Oct. 24, replacing a 9-year veteran of the group.
A crash that killed 45-year-old Matthew Leyfett Walker of Copperas Cove remains under investigation.
Will you vote in favor of the Copperas Cove bond referendum on Tuesday?
To earn his Eagle Scout badge, Copperas Cove High School student Bryce Stephen Alexander, 16, is constructing information kiosks designed to navigate visitors through Cove’s City Park.
He raps today for Christ but rapped in a secular world when he dropped out of high school and got involved in drugs and alcohol.
Who are you really? That’s the question that has the popularity of hobby genealogy spreading across generational lines.
Small food donations keep the doors open for Cove’s local soup kitchen. But the charity is doing its part to create a regular food source.
With temperatures dropping and the season changing, the Copperas Cove Fire Department is warning residents to take some steps to help prevent fires.
MOODY — Anyone with a chainsaw and the skill to use it is invited to join Central Texas Master Naturalist volunteers in clearing a new trail at Mother Neff State Park Oct. 17.
Williams/Ledger Elementary School hosted OWL Family Night Thursday to introduce parents to the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program.
Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful is organizing a new yard competition for Halloween.
Mason Canales, editor of the Copperas Cove Herald, has been promoted to business editor of the Killeen Daily Herald, leaving room for Wendy Sledd of Fort Hood to take over as the new Cove editor.
The Copperas Cove Utility Department has new office hours. The new lobby hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for payments, transfers, disconnects and new activations.
The Military Order of the Cootie, Pup Tent 13 and its auxiliary will have their monthly scratch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577, Copperas Cove.
The annual Fall Festival for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577, its Auxiliary and Junior Girls is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. This raises money for the children’s party, food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas and other youth projects.
A Central Texas singer remembered her roots on Sunday as her popularity continues to grow on a national scale.
COPPERAS COVE — Like the age-old saying goes, “curiosity kills the cat,” but it also kills dogs that get too close to snakes.
Copperas Cove residents learned about its city departments Wednesday by partaking in games, demonstrations and other activities during the fifth annual Meet the City event.
Copperas Cove will create a work group to develop a master plan for the future Business 190 roadway.
A Copperas Cove teenager soon will construct an educational project in South Park that will allow visitors to learn about plant life.
Fitness centers in Copperas Cove are offering yoga classes several times a week to members and non-members.
FORT HOOD — The Fort Hood Challenge is expected to bring about 750 cyclists to Copperas Cove and about 1,000 visitors to the city for a two-day bike race on post.
Copperas Cove will hold two events Wednesday to update and introduce residents to services.
Like most students, the four Woods children enrolled in Copperas Cove schools starting off the year in regular classrooms ready to continue their education in public schools.
Copperas Cove government entities updated each other about area projects on Wednesday at a quarterly summit meeting.
GATESVILLE — Coryell County may be taking a step toward developing a strategic economic development plan with the help of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG).
Hettie Halstead Elementary School students collected thousands of pull tabs for the Temple Ronald McDonald House, where a Copperas Cove family is staying while their father receives cancer treatments. The father serves in the Army at Fort Hood.
Held for the first time Tuesday evening, Manga Madness is the newest teen reading program offered by the Copperas Cove Public Library.
GATESVILLE — This community’s annual festival — formerly the Shivaree, now the Spurfest — marks 40 years this weekend as young and old take to the parks, streets and courthouse square to run, play and dance.
The array of fabrics and patterns that will hopefully become quilts is a dream come true for the owner of It’s Quilting Time in Copperas Cove.
The Noon Exchange Club of Copperas Cove met Monday. Past president Mike Blount encouraged members to participate in “Make a Difference Day” on Oct. 26.
TRACKS Rydaz, of Killeen, will host a benefit car wash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Buddy’s Home Furnishings, 309 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove.
Brandi’s Grooming will hold its annual yard sale Oct. 12 to benefit the Copperas Cove Animal Shelter. The business is asking for community donations for the yard sale. Items may be dropped off at 301 W. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. The annual yard sale raises about $2,000 every year to support the animal shelter.
Cove firefighters had great success with Fill the Boot campaign supporting Muscular Dystrophy Association during the long Labor Day weekend.
The Copperas Cove Independent School District superintendent met with the Retired Teachers Association to discuss the school system’s direction of education and how they can help.