Coryell County lifts burn ban

During its regular meeting Monday, the Coryell County Commissioners’ Court voted to lift the existing burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county. The commissioners’ court made its decision because of the low risk of wildfires as rain continues to fall frequently, according to a news release sent by Jean Morrison, executive assistant to County Judge John Firth.

The burn ban will be reassessed March 12. Residents are reminded that no burning is allowed if wind speeds are predicted to be 23 mph or higher. Residents are required to contact the Coryell County Sheriff’s Department at 254-865-7201 when a burn will be conducted.

Canceled SKYWARN class rescheduled for March 19

When the federal government briefly shut down in January, the SKYWARN class was canceled.

Gary Young, Cove deputy fire chief and emergency management coordinator, announced this week that the SKYWARN class was rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Civic Center, 1206 W. Avenue B.

National Weather Service meteorologists will teach the class. Topics to be covered include the basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure and identifying potential severe weather features.

Basic severe weather safety will also be discussed. Cove emergency management staff will provide information about disaster preparedness as part of the class. Seating is limited for this free event. Register online at

GO GREEN! seeks artists

The Five Hills Art Guild still has spaces available for vendors at the GO GREEN! festival, which is March 16-17 at City Park.

The festival needs painters and artists, according to Linda LaPierre, treasurer of the Five Hills Art Guild. Spots for jewelers and food trucks are filled. The event is in its third year. Artists are urged to rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for $50.

GO GREEN! is free to the public. In addition to the artists, there will be food, music, dancers and more. Vendor applications for GO GREEN! can be downloaded at Information is available by contacting LaPierre at 254-458-8424 or via email at

Spring composting class Saturday at library

The library meeting room will smell like spring Saturday when Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful hosts a basic Compost 101 class from 10 a.m. to noon. The maximum size of the class is 20; registration is required. The deadline to sign up is today. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Silvia Rhoads at or 254-547-4242.

Cove Lions golf tourney scheduled March 24

The Lions Club will host its 30th annual golf tournament March 24 at the Hills of Cove Golf Club. The cost per golfer is $60, with a four-person scramble format. The cost includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch and more.

The tournament includes prizes for the longest drive, the ball closest to the pin, and if any golfer hits a hole in one, the prize is a $40,000 vehicle. There will also be door prizes. Sponsorships from $50 to $1,000 are available. Registration is due by March 16. Information is available by contacting Sherry Rhoades at 254-547-8801 or

Knights of Columbus Friday fish fry

Every Friday during Lent, Knights of Columbus Council 6658 will host an all-you-can-eat Lenten fish fry from 6 to 8 p.m. at the council’s hall, 6830 Farm-to-Market 2657. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Children younger than 6 are free.

Star Group recognizes veterans March 3

On Saturday, Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans will recognize a number of Vietnam veterans at the group’s monthly gathering at noon at 202 S. Fourth St., Copperas Cove. The veterans will be presented with a Welcome Home-Thank You package, which they had not previously received. For more information, call Sheila Timmons, executive director, at 214-676-8871.

Rabbit Fest vendor applications available

Vendors interested in participating in the 2018 Rabbit Fest at City Park are invited to submit their applications. This year’s event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, is May 17-20. The weekendlong festival will feature a parade, car show, carnival, live entertainment and a rabbit show. Arts, crafts, promotional and food vendors can download an application at More information is available by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 254-547-7571.

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