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Cove teacher earns students a sweet trip

Cove teacher earns students a sweet trip

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Copperas Cove first-graders will get to take a sweet trip to a berry farm thanks to the initiative of their teacher who is planning ahead for what could be difficult financial times.

Cove council OKs library request to apply for grants

Cove council OKs library request to apply for grants

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The Copperas Cove City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize the Cove Public Library staff and Friends of the Library to apply for two grants to purchase library materials.

Cove kindergartners receive ‘driver’s licenses’ after passing course

Cove kindergartners receive ‘driver’s licenses’ after passing course

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Kindergarten students at Martin Walker Elementary School are being licensed to drive — drive down their hallway, that is. With lessons involving cookies and cardboard cars, the 5- and 6-year-olds were able to earn their own driver’s licenses.

Gatesville rounds up soldiers at ‘Salute to Warrior Citizens’

Gatesville rounds up soldiers at ‘Salute to Warrior Citizens’

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GATESVILLE — Mobilizing Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers enjoyed a day of respite from training at North Fort Hood, experiencing Texas heritage Sunday afternoon from the Gatesville community.

Organizers hope benefit will save youth football

Organizers hope benefit will save youth football

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Robert Troy has been a youth football coach for nearly a decade. He started to help coach his son, so they could spend some quality time together.

Business resource center opens

Business resource center opens

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For those who dream of opening their own businesses, it’s easier now to move forward and make those dreams come true.

Cow print, costume is ticket to free meal

Cow print, costume is ticket to free meal

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Whoever said nothing is free in life was not dressed as a cow.

German restaurant relocates to First Street

German restaurant relocates to First Street

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When William and Rosa Maria Kolivoski opened shop, they wanted to build a successful independent restaurant that served great food for the whole family and offered the touch of home.

Lady Dawgs know Lady Eagles have payback in mind

Lady Dawgs know Lady Eagles have payback in mind

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By Clay Whittington

RG3 launches new foundation to help those in need

RG3 launches new foundation to help those in need

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Robert Griffin III knows anything is possible. Now, he wants to help others feel the same.

Odomes scores 23, Cove defeats Belton

Odomes scores 23, Cove defeats Belton

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BELTON — One day before his Sooners play the Baylor Bears, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger took a little road trip to Belton Gym on Friday to watch future Sooner Rashard Odomes and the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs take on the Tigers.

Chapman, Blount lead Lady Dawgs over Belton 51-42

Chapman, Blount lead Lady Dawgs over Belton 51-42

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COPPERAS COVE — Chyanne Chapman never had a doubt. 

Ellis-Thomas accepted challenge vs. Cove

Ellis-Thomas accepted challenge vs. Cove

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COPPERAS COVE – Dante Ellis-Thomas knew the situation.

Community calendar

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FRIDAY, Jan. 23

Teen carries on family tradition

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With a smooth stride in his leather cowboy boots and denim jeans, Copperas Cove High School senior Taylor Kelley offers a ready smile. He is comfortable in his own skin, knows where he has been and where he is headed.

Tiara Travels:  Rabbit Fest royalty stays busy

Tiara Travels: Rabbit Fest royalty stays busy

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School may be back in full swing, but that has not slowed down the Rabbit Fest royalty with a half-dozen appearances this past week.

School board president provides nearly two decades of leadership

School board president provides nearly two decades of leadership

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Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees President Joan Manning describes herself as a “PTA mom” who spent many hours volunteering in her children’s schools when she was recruited to file for a vacant seat on the local school board.

Community Calendar

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FRIDAY, Jan. 16

Quilt guild’s UFO contest is tempting but do I have time?

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January. The first month of a new year. The month when everybody makes their resolutions. Most common resolutions heard are: “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going to stop smoking.” “I’m going to eat healthier.” “I’m going to start exercising.”

Cove SWAT responds to gun assault; police respond to evading arrest, thefts

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This week was a busy one for Cove police, as has been the case lately. Because of our general status of being a town built for family living, where serious violent crimes are rarely committed, we Covites rarely hear of our police department’s SWAT team being deployed. It is good that we have a well-trained SWAT team able to respond to volatile situations in this and nearby communities.

Palmer’s memoir ‘Art of Asking’ is latest audiobook at library

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Amanda Palmer is a pretty interesting person. Many are intrigued by her erratic, theater-girl ways and commitment to living bohemian at any costs. (She is known to sleep at strangers’ houses while on tour.)

Grief isn’t just for our human friends

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Have you ever had a loss shake you to your core? A loss you thought you could handle, but when it happened, you realized you honestly just couldn’t deal with it? I recently experienced two such losses, so close together it was like a one-two punch to my soul. I still haven’t picked up the shattered pieces of my heart.

Identity theft, assault, thefts continue trend in Cove

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I remember when Copperas Cove was considered a “one horse town,” with one traffic light, a couple of restaurants, no alcoholic beverage outlets and very little crime. It was indeed a city built for family living.