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Cove school board approves Superintendent Joe Burns’ contract

Cove school board approves Superintendent Joe Burns’ contract

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The Copperas Cove Independent School District board approved, in a 5-0 vote, a revised contract for Superintendent Joe Burns at its meeting Tuesday night.

Lee James, first editor of Cove Herald,  dies after lengthy illness

Lee James, first editor of Cove Herald, dies after lengthy illness

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Lee James, a former longtime Killeen Daily Herald editor and sports editor who was the first editor of the Cove Herald, died July 15 at a Florida hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 72.

Health and Human Services urges public to use proper steps during heat

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Now that 90-degree temperatures are here in the middle of summer, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reminds local residents about steps they should take to protect their health from the extreme heat.

Hot weather one of the worries at 2-day tournament near San Angelo

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This month’s club tournament was a two-day event at OH Ivie Lake near San Angelo.

News briefs

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Parks and Rec to host town hall meeting Wednesday

EDC ready and willing to help existing businesses in the city

EDC ready and willing to help existing businesses in the city

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The Economic Development Corporation doesn’t exist just to recruit new businesses to town. The EDC also can help current businesses expand.

Pretzel store brings a new twist to Cove

Pretzel store brings a new twist to Cove

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In June 2015, Phil Agnello was visiting family in his native New Jersey ready to take a mini-vacation with cousin Bobby Agnello.

Husband, wife cook up Cajun delights at Cove corner store

Husband, wife cook up Cajun delights at Cove corner store

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The family-owned Purple Gator, with its Cajun cuisine, continues to cook up a recipe for success — along with its delicious gumbo, etouffee, Po Boy sandwiches and many more food items.

Spa celebrates one year in business

Spa celebrates one year in business

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Celebrating a one-year anniversary is usually a pretty big step in life, regardless of what kind it is. But when that anniversary is for a business, the feeling of accomplishment can be pretty amazing.

Four trends to capitalize on in 2016

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To help your business grow in 2016, consider these trends and how well you execute in each area.

Everyone needs to get away, unplug and refresh

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I always look forward to this time of year.

Cove head coach Jack Welch talks about Charles Tillman

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During his 23 years as Copperas Cove head football coach, Jack Welch witnessed a number of his players reach the professional level.

Retiring Tillman represented Cove well in distinguished NFL career

Retiring Tillman represented Cove well in distinguished NFL career

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Some things never change. 

Dawgs see state 7-on-7 as fruitful experience

Dawgs see state 7-on-7 as fruitful experience

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Jaylen Smith merely wanted to learn, and he accomplished the goal.

Fain represents Copperas Cove in TGCA All-Star Game

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Copperas Cove senior softball player Tessa Fain took part in the annual Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 5A-6A All-Star Game on Wednesday at Arlington.

Community Calendar

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FRIDAY, July 22

3 students elected as state/district DECA reps

3 students elected as state/district DECA reps

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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.

Teacher gives students hope, boosts scores

Teacher gives students hope, boosts scores

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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.

Rabbit Fest royalty head up summer fun for businesses

Rabbit Fest royalty head up summer fun for businesses

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

Gentle stretching and flexibility is focus of senior center’s yoga class

Gentle stretching and flexibility is focus of senior center’s yoga class

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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.

Let’s continue study of top water baits with poppers and prop or bladed

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Today we are going to continue the top water baits study by looking at ways to use the next two types: the poppers and those with the props on either both ends or the tail end.

Houston quilt festival catalog filled with good information

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Yesterday I received the Houston International Quilt Festival catalog in the mail. It always arrives mid-July every year — as long as I registered the year before. You can also see all the attractions and classes offered online at www.quilts.com and shows@quilts.com. Information is also available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Library to host pizza parties for teens, young kids

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Next week is pizza week at the Copperas Cove Public Library, as staff and volunteers host pizza parties for teens and young children who met their reading goals during the Summer Reading Program.

Here's my sign: I'm a grammar snob, for sure

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I had a not-too-surprising revelation over the weekend: I am a grammar snob.

IRS scams have never left and now involve robo calls, recorded threat

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One cannot say the IRS scam is back, as it never left. Scammers remain where the pickings continue to be good.