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Residents both young and young at heart gained the city’s support after the council approved the release of funds to support Meals on Wheels delivery throughout the city and to after school programs at the Boys & Girls Club during a regular council meeting Tuesday.

Residents have been using one of the fire station’s driveways as a shortcut, sometimes while traveling at high speeds, according to city officials.

Police are warning residents to lock their cars and be vigilant against vehicle thieves during the summer months.

Arriving at the Animal Control complex, visitors are greeted with excited barking and friendly smiles.

AUSTIN — Coryell County resident Tony Smith will be honored this fall by Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott for his dedication to the improvement of quality of life for local veterans.

COLLEGE STATION — Cheerleaders from Copperas Cove High School earned a top spot at a private cheer camp, competing against high school squads from across Texas and racked up a multitude of awards.

Many elementary students may think marshmallows and jellybeans are terrific snacks and that spoons and toothpicks are utensils with which to eat them. But students at Hettie Halstead Elementary School saw them through an entirely different dimension as they took them 3-D.

WICHITA FALLS — Kamryn Mayberry, a 2017 Copperas Cove High School graduate and cheer captain, is trading in her Bulldawg for a Mustang and her blue for burgundy, but she is keeping her gold when she begins cheering for a new team at the collegiate level.

Central Texas College recently recognized 12 students who completed the emergency medical technician certificate program.

Planning and Zoning Commission

PLANO — Copperas Cove High School 2017 graduate Ruth Lautenschlager was named the Texas District Exchange Excel Youth of the Year and will advance to the national competition where she will compete against youth from throughout the United States for National Exchange Excel Youth of the Year.

COLLEGE STATION — Cheerleaders from Copperas Cove High School earned a top spot at a private cheer camp, competing against high school squads from across Texas and racked up a multitude of awards.

A beloved Cove business will close next month after decades of business in the community.

Robert Stroup knows about self-discipline. The West Point graduate served his country in the U.S. Army before deciding his heart was with teaching children. Stroup pursued a Texas teaching certificate through A+ Texas Teachers.

COLLEGE PARK, Md.— For Christopher Armstrong and Emma Bodisch, the sights and sounds of the National History Day competition were familiar. They both competed in the junior division while attending Copperas Cove Junior High. Joined by fellow competitor Noah Luna, they were in Maryland once again.

CTC Police Academy to host graduation ceremony today

’Tis the season for yard sales.

Janice Stalder always knew that she wanted to teach; the only question was what she would teach and on what level.

Central Texas College will host several free orientation sessions of its online learning management system, Blackboard, for anyone considering taking an online course.

Randy Troub is a man of few words. But when he speaks, his students and his staff listen. The former science teacher and coach is loved by his students and staff and will walk the halls of Copperas Cove Junior High for the last time June 22. After 33 years of service to children, he is retiring.

The junior high years can be difficult for any child. But for military children, there are some additional challenges with constant moves, deployments, changes in school requirements and other things that keep the academic environment from remaining stable.

Seating more than 100,000 fans each game, the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas-Austin can seem overwhelming to anyone on the field, especially when you are only 5 feet tall, weighing a mere 100 pounds.

LONGVIEW— Dorianna Gilbert is your typical kid. The honor roll student at Clements/Parsons Elementary School is running track this summer, competing in the meets every Tuesday night at Bulldawg Stadium. She loves to sing, dance and do gymnastics. When the spunky third-grader returns to schoo…

Amy Loughran knows her way around a kitchen and she knows her way around a classroom. For her, the two venues are the one and the same.

LAMPASAS — Retired schoolteacher Greg L. Smith was sworn in to the City Council’s Place 4 seat Monday after the council unanimously approved his appointment June 5.

LAMPASAS — Lampasas High School will have a new principal this fall as it welcomes Robert White.

While several Texas cities are growing the fastest in the nation, the city’s population is on the decline, and the populations of Killeen, Nolanville and Harker Heights have experienced a more gradual growth.

The third animal to test positive for rabies in the city, a raccoon, was discovered Saturday, according to police.

Copperas Cove and S. C. Lee junior high schools are used to battling it out on the football field, cross country course and basketball court.

Robert Weiss returned to the Copperas Cove Independent School District board as its newest member Monday.

LAMPASAS — Dash-cam and body camera video released by the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Department on June 7 show the moment a deputy brought a recent Copperas Cove High School graduate to the ground during an arrest — in a chokehold, followed by at least eight successive strikes.

Animal Shelter hosting free adoption event today

KILLEEN — About a dozen food trucks from Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Killeen, Belton, Temple, Waco and Austin competed at the Killeen Community Center grounds Saturday morning for the third annual Battle of the Food Trucks hosted by the Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce of Central Texas.

When Kendra Hicks was named Teen Miss Five Hills on May 13, she did not imagine she would be folding her way through 1,800 pounds of laundry, but that is exactly what she did at Wells Laundry on June 2.

Standing more than 6 feet tall, Bonnie Edmonds is tall and statuesque and appears to be fearless. But, she admits she finds courage in knowing she is helping others.

Copperas Cove resident Jack Widup noticed a group of dark, stormy clouds as he made the trip back to his home from North Austin on Monday afternoon.

The Division of Emergency Management in cooperation with members of the Cove Repeater Association (Amateur Radio Club) and the Texas Department of State Health Services will participate in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24-25 at High Chaparral Park at 1310 High Chaparral Drive.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced May 5 the selection of Copperas Cove High School student Brittney Colbath as a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

Members of the Copperas Cove Quarterback Club met recently to elect officers and make plans for the 2017 Bulldawg season. The new officers are President Charles Lyons; Membership Vice President Jessica Barker; Treasurer Anya Lovejoy; Publicity Chair Sherry Hoffpauir; and Concession Home Side…

As students headed out the door for summer break, Hettie Halstead Elementary School librarian Teresa Ingram and library assistant Rita Seffrood knew that some students would return in the fall with a decline in reading development simply because they have not participated in a formal literac…

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has broken ground in the city, and is preparing to bring the company’s first restaurant to the Cove and Killeen area.

No VFW 8577 Bingo on Saturday

People of all ages took time early Saturday morning to support and volunteer during the MayFest 5K Color Run at the Ogletree Gap Park.

Mayor Frank Seffrood recognized Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by attending Fort Hood’s observance May 19 at Fort Hood’s Community Events Center.

Keeping cool will be a lot easier when temperatures rise this summer with all of the community pools and splash pads open to kids of all ages. From north to south and east to west, there is someplace to cool off all around Coryell and Bell counties.

CTC new student orientation today

Many adults dream of having a book published. That dream came true for first-graders at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School, thanks to a grant from the Copperas Cove Education Foundation.

In a solemn display of honor and respect, members of Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans hosted a wreath-laying ceremony Monday afternoon at their facility in the city.

Cinergy Entertainment’s Cove theater celebrated the Memorial Day weekend and completion of its new recliner seating by hosting a bash complete with a radio remote event, a balloon artist and a prize wheel Saturday. The event featured DJ Rowdy Sharp, with radio station 105.5 FM.

As the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee got underway this week in Washington, D.C., students at Williams/Ledger Elementary School were already proving their spelling prowess before the summer break.

Bull market or bear market? Second-grade students at House Creek Elementary School were playing the market with their own goods and services as they studied economics learning financial literacy and about wants and needs, goods and services, producers and consumers; spending and saving, and …

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