Year in Photos by our staff photographers
Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, take part in a cavalry charge during a casing of the colors ceremony for soldiers in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at Cooper Field on Fort Hood. The brigade is preparing to deploy to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.
Brandon Curley of Shoemaker High School is competing in the state swimming competition.
Spc. Calvin Erb, 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, gives his wife, Julia Erb one last kiss before preparing to deploy with fellow members of his battalion, Monday, December 13, 2010 at Fort Hood.
King PierreAuguste, 9, works to stay on his boogie board as he rides a wave, Monday, September 6, 2010 at Dana Peak Park. The park has been closed since May 2007 and reopened again in March because of floodwaters.
Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to unload their weapons after participating in a training exercise with other soldiers, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Fort Hood.
Leah Ray and Haley Kemp hug Rachel VanHoozer (center) as Meredith Ward hugs from behind after winning the 2010 UIL State 2A Golf Championship, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at the Roy Kiser Golf Course in Austin.
Alisa Jaydin Hernandez, 2, sits in the loader of a caterpillar while taking part in Truck Day, Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in the parking lot in front of the Killeen Special Events Center.
Josh Marquez and Alex Guerra both of Temple, pay respect at his father, John Marquez's grave, Tuesday, February, 23, 2010 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Erman Lockin and Carolyne Patton both of Belton, walk to Yettie Polk Park through the rain to view the rushing water from Nolan Creek, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in Belton. The creek began to flood when rain from Tropical Storm Hermine blew through Bell County.
Chief Warrant Officer-3, Michael DeCosta, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, helps to check on wounded soldiers while taking part in a training exercise, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at North Fort Hood.
Medals and badges awarded to Bob Bearden reside on his uniform after being presented with them by Maj. Gen. William Grimsley, III Corps and Fort Hood acting senior mission commander, during a ceremony in his honor, Monday, June 28, 2010 at III Corps Headquarters at Fort Hood.
Brianna Kandler of Killeen performs as a part of the dance troop Ballet Folklorico Alegria in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the Harker Heights Public Library.
Ari Hill, 8, works to take apart a cell phone while participationg in Camp Invention, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Iduma Elementary School in Killeen.
Killeen police work to detain a suspect following a shooting at a residence of Dolores Drive and Ronald Drive, Tuesday, July 6, 2010 in Killeen.
Sgt. 1st Class John Gorlesky, 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, waits for his ride following his homecoming ceremony, Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Cooper Field at Fort Hood.
Michaela Powers, 9, practices for a performance of "The Nutcracker Ballet" on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Kidz Therapeze in Killeen.
Public hearing attendees listen as representatives from energy companies speak during a public hearing concerning electric bills, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in Killeen.
Debra and Harvey Farish speak with, Lynn Moffitt and Orville Maaninga during a tour of the new Cliff and Eldine Poe Regional Treatment Plant, Saturday, April 17, 2010.
Annie Bridgers of Belton High School goes for a ground ball while playing against Copperas Cove High School, Monday, March 15, 2010 at Copperas Cove High School.
Kathy Wilkerson of Killeen, takes a moment to reflect on her husband, Clif Wilkerson, while visiting the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery as part of the Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 31, 2010.
Dana Allison and David Forwood of the Harker Heights fire department work to supress hot spots from the remains of the Spirit Halloween Costume store, Monday, October 25, 2010 at 701 Indian Trail in Harker Heights. The business burned down in an early morning fire.
Shelly Myers, Bruce Vasbinder, Charles Wilson and Angela Campbell, participate in a Black History Month themed "Jeopardy," game, Tuesday, January 9, 2010 at the Hobby Memorial Library at Central Texas College.
Stephen Salinas of the Univeristy of Mary Hardin-Baylor looks to pass defenders from Texas Lutheran University, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Tiger Field in Belton.
Sgt. Nicolas Borrego, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, makes a rubbing of his friend, Pfc. Jose R. Flores-Mejia's name during a dedication ceremony for the 13th Sustainment Commands' memorial pavilion, Friday, September 17, 2010 at Fort Hood. The memorial includes a wall of honor with the names of fallen soldiers who served under the 13th Sustainment Command during peacetime and in war.
RAWSON Emily DiSalvo, Erica Sorensen and Elwood Verduin, front, paddle in a cardboard boat as a part of a Killeen High School physics class project, Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Killeen Aquatic Center.
Susan Goins a Central Texas College graduate peeks around a line of graduates during her commencement ceremony from CTC, Friday, May 7, 2010 at the Bell County Expo Center.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, take part in driving their abrams tanks while taking part in a field run, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Fort Hood.
Connor Payne gives his goat a mouth full of medicine during his daily feeding rountine with his animals, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at his familys' farm in rural Moody. The Payne family is enrolled in the 4-H project and have a large number of projects they participate around.
Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, reads, "Oh, the places you'll go," by Dr. Suess during the library dedication of the Casey Memorial Library in memory of his father, Maj. Gen. George W. Casey Sr. as children listen, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Fort Hood. Casey Jr. helped to unveil a newly expanded children's room at the library.
The 1st Cavalry Division horse detachment stands at attention during a change of command ceremony, Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Fort Hood.
Sgt. Stephen Mondy, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, kneels down as he asks his fiancee if she will still marry him as he returns from deployment at a homecoming ceremony Wednesday at Copper Field. Mondy originally proposed when he was home on leave.
A statue wears a pair of headphones as it sits on display Saturday afternoon at the Big Bell County Garage Sale at the Bell County Expo Center.
An umpire signals that Copperas Cove's Billy Mee is tagged out a home plate by Taylor's David Rodriguez on Thursday at Copperas Cove High School.
Jan Collmer performs a variety of arial maneuvers during the 24th annual Central Texas Airshow at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport in Temple. The show concludes today.
A biker for the Road 2 Recovery Don't Mess With Texas Challenge gets set before the start of the next leg of the ride Friday morning as they depart from Fort Hood.
Grady Gray, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, competes in the steer wrestling event of the Lampasas Riata Roundup Rodeo on Friday at Lometa Regional Park in Lometa.
Flood waters along east-bound U.S. Highway 190 forced the closer of a section of the highway near Clear Creek Road on Wednesday and brought traffic to an frontage road.
Spc. Ivan Lopez, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, ties a fly during an instructional class Thursday at Fort Hood.
Jeremy Berggren, of Durham, N.C., holds a bullhorn as Chantelle Bateman of Philadelphia leads a chant during an anti-war protest Thursday at the corner of Rancier Avenue and Fort Hood Street as Matthis Chiroux, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pickets with them.
Copperas Cove is covered in several inches of snow from a storm Tuesday.
Ellison senior running back Devon Hocutt is tackled by several Killeen defenders during the first quarter Friday at Leo Buckley Stadium.
Fair goers watch as carnival rides run at the Spring Ho Carnival on Thursday evening at W.M. Brook Park in Lampasas.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor senior forward Lindsay Eaton shoots around the defense of LeTourneau junior forward April McCamey during the second half Thursday at the Mayborn Campus Center.
Cathy Macfarlane wears mementos of her son, Pfc. Albert Jex, who was killed Feb. 9, 2009, by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Iraq.
Killeen senior quarterback Michael Cummings is tackled by Shoemaker senior defensive back Richard Rooks during the second quarter Saturday at Leo Buckley Stadium.
Peyton Underwood, 7, reaches up to look at a marionette puppet at a booth Saturday for the ninth annual Bloomin Fest in Lampasas.
Othello Henderson is a former Ellison standout who went on to play at UCLA and the New Orleans Saints. He has admitted to taking money from an agent while still in college.
Gatesville senior pitcher Emily Leib
Shirley Gideon of Killeen leans against the tombstone of her husband, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Gideon, at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery during a wreath laying ceremony Saturday morning.
Members of the Killeen Fire Department Color Guard stand near the Korean War Monument outside the Killeen Civic and Conference Center on Friday during a ceremony for 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
Belton shortstop Shane Hoelscher
Eric Walker, 2, looks out from the back of a 1925 Model T of Ernest Lincoln of Florence while in the Florence Friendship Day Festival on Saturday.