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.

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.

Sometimes you just have to get away.

When did we become such a negative, unappreciative society?

This Saturday is yet another opportunity to exercise our right to vote in an election.

The world we live in is in rough shape, what with pollution, global warming, starvation and a myriad of other problems.

Summer is officially here, and the schedule for the Summer Reading Program at the Copperas Cove Public Library has been finalized.

My wife and I have our wish list going again.

Early quilters didn’t have time-saving gadgets to help them make their quilts. They cut individual pieces out of scraps with scissors and used a needle and thread to sew them together. They would piece their quilts by candle or oil lamp light. When it came time for quilting, they again used …

When I was a child, maybe 9 years old, my little sister came home from visiting family (we have different dads) with a story that got both of us wondering. Is there a teeny, tiny fork and knife inside a peach seed?

My daughter, Ashley, is the queen of class, both literally as she prepares to graduate as her class valedictorian at her high school in Wisconsin, and figuratively in the way she carries herself with dignity and class on a daily basis.

Texas is rapidly approaching summer, and that means more and more organizations and businesses will be planning events and activities for families to partake in.

Well after being gone for a few months, it’s time to get back to work and get on with “Hook-Up” business.

Sometimes we have marriage questions we are embarrassed to ask others. Sometimes we just don’t know who to ask.

Every year the Copperas Cove Public Library holds a Summer Reading Program, which offers fun events and activities for children and families every week.

I’ve always known this community has its share of people who lack driving skills. I’m starting to realize it’s got quite a few people who lack character as well.

A couple of local authors will be hanging out Saturday at the Copperas Cove Public Library, meeting visitors and signing copies of their books.

Three of my best friends and I are in Fort Worth this weekend.

I’ve got a birthday coming up this weekend, and it’s a big one.

For some time now, the adult coloring books have been the big rage. At first they were hard to find, but now you see them everywhere — Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, dollar stores and even H-E-B.

Summer is finally here — or close enough, thanks to the Texas heat — and that means many people are going to start heading outside to play sports or exercise or go camping.

Spring is my favorite time of year because of the cool morning breezes, the stunningly beautiful days, and dusk that whispers the promise of a bright, starry night. However, dusk during spring always takes me back to a memory I will not soon forget.

As it is nearing the end of the month, the Copperas Cove Public Library’s calendar is fairly light on events next week as staff and volunteers prepare for May.

When did we become a society with such a sense of self-entitlement?

After a long and busy week, it can be nice to take a well-deserved rest, and that is exactly what the staff and volunteers of the Copperas Cove Public Library will be doing this weekend.

I don’t know whether it’s the Texas Department of Transportation as a whole, or it’s just a few folks farther down the totem pole, but those people really need to learn how to plan.

All marriages have moments and seasons where marriage is tough. When we are walking through these seasons we must remember, it is just a season, and seasons change.

National Library Week is scheduled to run from Saturday through Thursday this year, and the Copperas Cove Public Library has events planned for every day of the week, beginning with Rally Day on Saturday.

I am the chief of all procrastinators. If I ever get half a chance to put something off, I’ll do it without thinking twice. If there was a contest to find who was the best procrastinator, I’m sure I’d win but then I’d wait too long and not ever get registered.

It was a trip nearly 38 years in the making, but I finally took it.

Our students have undertaken the STAAR test this past week designed to evaluate the knowledge they have gained over this school year. And, we are confident as in past years, that our students have done very well because they were well-prepared.

National Library Week begins April 10, and Copperas Cove Public Library Director Kevin Marsh said fun events for families are planned for each day of the week — excluding Good Friday, when the library will be closed.

Over the past almost half a dozen years in the military, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to forge friendships with people from all walks of life.

During one of my Bee meetings in January, a member suggested that the Bee girls write down all of our UFOs (UnFinished Objects).

The final week of the month is usually a light week in terms of events at the Copperas Cove Public Library, and this month is no different.

Spring break is a time when families pack up and head out to the various beaches or large cities for springtime fun and activities.

Somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout, but there is no joy in Copperas Cove — spring break is over.

Next week at the Copperas Cove Public Library is expected to be light on scheduled events but heavy on people, as spring break tends to send people to the library as they look to find something fun to do.

When I returned to the United States after spending 18 out of 24 months overseas with the Army, I vowed to set down roots. And this past week I dug those roots right back up after deciding to move once again.

I think one of the hardest things in marriage is learning to forgive each other.

Not many of us get the chance to make our living sitting in front of an audio control board, speaking into a microphone and playing music over the radio to thousands of people.

The winter months are finally over, and the Copperas Cove Public Library is booked with events every week of March, which makes it a good place for residents to go to celebrate the warming temperatures of spring.

Spring is quilt show time in Texas.

Spring is almost here, and that means it is time for the big action movie blockbusters to start hitting the theaters.

The other day, my daughter shared the wonderful news that she had not one, but two interviews with recruiters from colleges on the East Coast.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!