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House Creek kindergartners use popcorn to meet TEKS requirements

House Creek kindergartners use popcorn to meet TEKS requirements

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Pop! Pop! Pop! Kindergartners at House Creek Elementary School listened and watched intently as every kernel of corn popped into the air.

Coach offers unique history lesson

Coach offers unique history lesson

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Coperas Cove High School basketball coach Billy White knows he always needs to look for the advantage when coaching his basketball team. The eternal educator didn’t hesitate to use the history of his hometown to motivate his small but powerful team of boys.

S.C. Lee Junior High parents head back to class

S.C. Lee Junior High parents head back to class

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It was a role reversal at S.C. Lee Junior High School as parents headed back to class instead of the students.

Kempner man arrested following standoff in Cove

Kempner man arrested following standoff in Cove

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A standoff involving a can of pepper spray thrown in the cab of a 18 wheeler resulted in the arrest of a Kempner man with outstanding warrants in Cove Sunday afternoon, after it took an hour and 15 minutes for officers to coax the man out of the cab of a truck.

City Council discusses future of EDC staff, approves budget

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The ongoing envelopment of the Economic Development Corporation by the office of City Manager Andrea Gardner was discussed Tuesday at the City Council’s workshop preceding their regular meeting.

CTC, Stevens Transport to host information seminar for transitioning soldiers on truck driving program

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Central Texas College and Stevens Transport will host an information seminar for transitioning soldiers and their family members interested in a career in truck driving Monday at the CTC Fort Hood Campus on 72nd Street (Bldg. 3201, room 108).

Star tour and laser show on tap at Mayborn Science Theater at CTC

Star tour and laser show on tap at Mayborn Science Theater at CTC

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The Mayborn Science Theater, located on the campus of Central Texas College, will offer an in-depth look at the fall night sky Saturday with its monthly star tour at 7 p.m.

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Police to host Tip-A-Cop event Wednesday at Applebee’s

Schools open new year with a bang at Spirit Spectacular

Schools open new year with a bang at Spirit Spectacular

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The Pride of Cove Band unveiled its new UIL show, “Out of Darkness,” during the annual Spirit Spectacular at Bulldawg Stadium on Sept. 15.

Council tourism turnover threatens community events

Council tourism turnover threatens community events

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Starting in fiscal year 2017, a number of community events previously put on or sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce may no longer be in existence after the dissolution of an agreement between the city and the chamber disbursing hotel occupancy tax funds to help pay for the chamber’s tourism-related events.

Hettie Halstead Elementary boosting academics through music

Hettie Halstead Elementary boosting academics through music

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Teachers have long observed the effect that music education can have on students, but recent research is showing just how integral learning a musical instrument is to a child’s development.

Texas A&M AgriLife: Weather conditions can affect vaccines

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OVERTON — Ranchers should be aware that heat, cold and sunlight can affect the efficacy of vaccines during storage or handling, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension expert.

Entries due Nov. 1 for VFW programs

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 and Auxiliary is now taking entries for the Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen and Smart Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher award.

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Shelter to host free adoption event Saturday, Sunday

Heart O’ Texas needs ‘mutton busters’

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WACO — The 2016 Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, is just around the corner and Mutton Bustin’ Rally sign-ups are now open. This crowd favorite rodeo event will be held Oct. 6-15 and the format gives children the opportunity to ride three times.