The coming week at the Copperas Cove Public Library is jam-packed with events and activities, with something being offered nearly every day of the week.
I have been thinking about being intentional a lot lately in my daily life.
The friends I have in this town and other places tell me that I bring them a smile, make them laugh and spread joy and encouragement whenever I get the opportunity.
Sometimes it seems like the world is filled with serious, dense and depressing information. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed.
It has been said “teamwork makes the dream work.” I want to say, we have great teams in CCISD.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, and that means things are starting to get spooky as city departments prepare for Halloween.
Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana more than a month ago.
The Copperas Cove Public Library has several events coming up this week for both children and adults, and there is something going on at the library almost every week.
There’s a new “gadget” I’ve been considering for a long time. There are quite a few different makes and models to choose from including Accuquilt, Sizzix, Cicut, Gemini, Spellbinders and Brother’s ScanNcut (which does exactly what the name implies).
Most people just cannot get enough of the 2016 presidential election. Whether they are red or blue, the alleged leaks and hacks are always a topic of interest for some people.
My family has grown by two in the last month. My husband and I have four children and our nephew is living with us while he prepares for college — and then we decided to add two more children who are foreign exchange students.
For those of you who may have missed it, a semblance of sanity has returned to Central Texas.
One of my favorite things to do with my husband is make a bucket list of the experiences we want to share together. We have done everything from zip lining across the jungle to taking paper Valentine hearts to nursing home residents.
Several programs at the Copperas Cove Public Library are starting anew now that school is back in session, and the programs that continued through the summer are still going strong and drawing visitors to the library every week.
Last week was a tough week for everyone.
Where has the summer gone? Classes have already begun in the Killeen Independent School District.
Early Saturday afternoon, I was sitting in my car on Knight’s Way in Harker Heights, waiting for the light to change so I could head across the I-14 bridge.
Across the city, children weep, because the school year officially starts Monday.
A couple of weeks ago, I was assigned to interview a couple of football players at a local school.
It’s August in Texas, and it’s hot! But the heat doesn’t seem to phase quilters.
Ah, the dog days of summer are here. Last-minute vacations, sweating while shopping in the brutal Texas heat, and purging your house to get rid of the old, making room for the new and reorganizing everything to get ready for the school year.
Gaming Day at the Copperas Cove Public Library is normally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, but this month it is being postponed one week for one little (or big) reason — Central Texas College’s GeekFest.
It’s always unfortunate when a longtime local eating establishment closes its doors, but I was particularly sad to see Las Casas in Temple close down over the weekend.
The monthly book club is back on at the Copperas Cove Public Library on Wednesday, and the members of the club are beginning with a trip out west (at least on the page) with “El Paso” by Winston Groom.
You might laugh — but at the tender age of 27, even us young folks can feel the march of time beginning to wear us down.
August is typically the month that Copperas Cove Public Library staff and volunteers take a break from the big events of summer, but that doesn’t mean nothing is happening at the library this month; far from it.
“You don’t use Twitter?”
You know you’re getting old when getting out of bed each morning involves taking inventory of all your aches and pains.
It’s July — vacation time. When packing up for your vacation, make sure you pack your camera.
The Summer Reading Program at the Copperas Cove Public Library is officially over, and that means that the first day of school is right around the corner.
I’m back from the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine, and what a weekend!
There’s a lot to be said for a great dinner out at a favorite restaurant.
With summer finally starting to die down (calendar-wise, if not temperature-wise), the Summer Reading Program at the Copperas Cove Public Library is coming to a close next week.
My favorite description of an artist “finding the muse” comes from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1972 aptly titled essay, “Inspiration.”
Well, I might as well let the cat out of the bag. Yes, I did turn 65 on July 3.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to find out I had a life-threatening illness — and the treatment of that illness would force me to put my life on hold for a year or more.
Staying cool can be a challenge during the summer in Texas, but sometimes working up a sweat can be just as fun as cooling off.
We are so fortunate here in Central Texas to have one massive chain of lakes fed by the Colorado River and others as this chain moves from northwest to southeast.
I often hear the following refrain from many well-meaning folks who are under the impression that once students graduate, the school year ends for educators: “I bet you are glad school is out and your summer vacation has begun.”
Summertime — and it’s too hot to quilt. Or is it?
When you buy a house, the biggest factor is location, location, location, as the old saying goes.
Interest in the Summer Reading Program at the Copperas Cove Public Library is growing now that children are two full weeks into the program.
When my kids are home during the summer, they act like ravenous little beasts wanting to eat more than the Incredible Hulk. However, in order to keep my sanity and my money, I have a few tricks up my sleeves.
I’ve often been asked, “What’s the point of getting an English degree?”
Whether it be because of planning or sheer coincidence, next week at the Copperas Cove Public Library will be an animal extravanganza.
June means summertime is here. I remember being a child and each summer was an opportunity for adventures. I knew time was limited yet the lazy days of sleeping in made me somehow feel summer would last forever.
Sometimes you just have to get away.
In another article, I talked about the major structure we find in Central Texas lakes and discussed the technique to use to fish buck brush. Today I want to talk about fishing a lake that has a lot of boulders, big old rocks, in them.
When did we become such a negative, unappreciative society?
This Saturday is yet another opportunity to exercise our right to vote in an election.