• by Julie A. Ferraro herald correspondent
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HARKER HEIGHTS — While Siobhan Fallon’s husband, Lt. Col. K.C. Evans, was stationed at Fort Hood from 2006-2009, she dealt with his deployments like many other military spouses.

KILLEEN — The vision and passion behind the “Price of Liberty” monument is that the price of freedom and liberty cannot be summed up by a monetary figure. When a soldier deploys, the entire family is affected, and those left behind fight a battle at home to fill a void their missing soldier …

The heat might have felt like an unbearable 112 degrees for some, but those who gathered at the Operational Test Command Headquarters on West Fort Hood for the ceremony promoting Col. John C. Ulrich to brigadier general on Friday were only too glad to share the occasion.

Thousands are expected to attend the funeral today of renowned local legend Robert Morin Shoemaker, a retired four-star general and one of the most recognizable figures in the Killeen-Fort Hood area.

Two endangered songbird species in Central Texas are on the rise due in part to Fort Hood’s conservation efforts, which earned the Army post the Military Conservation Partner Award presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service during a ceremony at III Corps headquarters last Wednesday.

HARKER HEIGHTS — It can be tough for spouses when their soldiers are deployed. Oftentimes spouses are in a new area with few friends and an even smaller support structure, and they need a lifeline they can hang on to while they wait for their soldier to come home. Luckily the spouses of the …

Fort Hood took another step towards its goal to only use as much energy as they create following a ribbon-cutting ceremony recognizing the completion of a four-year solar and wind energy project on Friday.

Fort Hood officials have added flood warning signs, stream gauges, improved alert notifications and are building bridges at some of the low-water crossings, in an effort to reduce and hopefully, eliminate the threat along the Army post’s low-water crossings.

Recycle champions from Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, and Killeen collected more than 14,750 pounds of recyclables. Central Texas students were challenged to a recycle competition that kicked off on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15 and ended on Earth Day, April 22.

KILLEEN — The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery held a meeting on May 10 to thank their volunteers who participate in the annual Wreath for Vets program at the Central Texas State Cemetery. The Wednesday evening event was held in the Yowell Business Center in Killeen.

FORT HOOD — Lemonade Day weekend began Thursday with a celebration of Fort Hood’s youngest entrepreneurs who set up lemonade stands during a ceremony at the front entrance of III Corps Headquarters.

TEMPLE — Seven Vietnam veterans were recognized last week for their service and sacrifice, while a retired general speaking at the event warned of the needs of current U.S. armed forces.

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